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This mouthwatering recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make, and it's perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a grab-and-go snack. It's no surprise that Southerners love easy-to-make finger foods, and these sausage balls combine some of our favorite ingredients into one crave-worthy cuisine. Packed with hot pork sausage and sharp Cheddar cheese, this recipe is both hearty and flavorful – and, a staple on church potluck tables across the South. It's sure to impress even the pickiest food connoisseur at your dining room or picnic table. With very little effort, you'll be showered with compliments over this scrumptious appetizer. Every tried-and-true Southerner knows the power of an impeccable, go-to sausage ball recipe. When all else fails, this classic dish is the textbook choice for anyone hoping to enjoy some comfort food. When the kids are running late for school and life seems to be going a million miles an hour, Southern dads rely on this handy recipe to turn things around; it truly never disappoints! Be sure to give the sausage balls a try when they are hot from the oven. The melted Cheddar cheese and spicy sausage combination is what dreams are made of. Here's a warning: be sure to make extra because these handheld treats are definitely worth fighting for.


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Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins
8 dozen


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, pressing mixture together with hands. Shape into 3/4-inch balls, and place on lightly greased baking sheets.

  • Bake at 400º for 15 to 18 minutes or until lightly browned.

  • NOTE: For testing purposes only, we used Cracker Barrel Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Freeze uncooked Sausage Balls, if desired. Bake frozen balls at 400º for 18 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned.