Appetizers, Baking, Gameday Appetizers

Sausage Balls Recipe for Game Day!

What sets these Sausage Balls apart is the perfect harmony of flavors – the richness of sharp cheddar and the kick of pepper jack cheese combined with the robust taste of hot sausage create a taste explosion. The addition of AB’s AP Seasoning adds that extra layer of depth, making these sausage balls an irresistible snack or appetizer. Quick to prepare and even quicker to disappear, these morsels are a must-try for anyone seeking a crowd-pleasing dish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 box Red Lobster biscuit mix
  • 16 ounces Hot or Mild Sausage
  • 8 ounces Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 8 ounces Pepper Jack Cheese
  • AB’s AP Seasoning, to taste

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixer, combine the biscuit mix and seasoning with the hot sausage.
  3. Shred both the sharp cheddar and pepper jack cheese, then add them to the sausage and biscuit mix. Add AB’s AP Seasoning to taste. Mix everything together thoroughly.
  4. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  5. Roll 1-inch balls of the sausage and cheese mix, spacing them apart on the prepared baking sheets.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Once cooked, let the sausage balls cool on paper towels to absorb excess oil.
  8. Enjoy the perfect blend of savory goodness!

Expert Tips and Tricks:

  • Use cold ingredients for a better texture.
  • Experiment with different cheese blends for a unique flavor profile.
  • Make a double batch and freeze for quick snacks anytime.
  • Adjust the spice level by choosing hot or mild sausage.

Variations:

  1. Bacon-Wrapped Sausage Balls: Wrap each ball in bacon before baking for an added smoky flavor.
  2. Jalapeño Popper Sausage Balls: Incorporate diced jalapeños into the mix for a spicy kick.
  3. Garlic Parmesan Sausage Balls: Add minced garlic and Parmesan cheese for an Italian twist.
  4. Buffalo Chicken Sausage Balls: Mix in shredded cooked chicken and buffalo sauce for a zesty variation.
  5. Spinach and Feta Sausage Balls: Infuse some freshness with chopped spinach and crumbled feta.

What to Serve With:

  1. Spicy Mustard Dip: A tangy dip to complement the richness of the sausage balls.
  2. Garlic Aioli: Creamy garlic goodness that enhances the flavors.
  3. Marinara Sauce: Classic and perfect for dipping.
  4. Honey Sriracha Sauce: A sweet and spicy combination that elevates the taste.
  5. Ranch Dressing: The classic choice for a cool contrast.
  6. Cranberry Sauce: A sweet and tart option for festive occasions.

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Sausage Balls

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a mixer, combine the biscuit mix and seasoning with the hot sausage.

  3. Shred both the sharp cheddar and pepper jack cheese, then add them to the sausage and biscuit mix. Add AB’s AP Seasoning to tatse. Mix everything together thoroughly.

  4. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  5. Roll 1-inch balls of the sausage and cheese mix, spacing them apart on the prepared baking sheets.

  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

  7. Once cooked, let the sausage balls cool on paper towels to absorb excess oil. Enjoy!

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