Spicy Bisquick Sausage Balls


It's not a party without sausage balls, and we're serving up the cheesy recipe with a twist. These savory appetizers have a little kick that's sure to knock your everyday sausage ball off the menu. But, just like your go-to recipe, it's simple to pull together with a bit of Bisquick magic. To ensure the best consistency, be sure to freshly shred your cheese. Preshredded cheese will make the mixture too dry. It's also important to measure the baking mix by lightly spooning and leveling. Packing it into the cup will result in a dry mixture that won't hold together as well. Our Test Kitchen tested with Jimmy Dean sausage. A high-quality sausage yields the best result.Party planners can get ahead of the festivities by baking in advance. Our Spicy Bisquick Sausage Balls can be frozen in raw or baked form just fine.

Spicy Bisquick Sausage Balls
Photo: Photography: Caitlin Bensel Food Styling: Ali Ramee Prop Styling: Sarah Elizabeth Cleveland
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Serves 15 (serving size: about 4 balls)


  • 3 cups all-purpose baking mix (such as Bisquick Original Pancake & Baking Mix)

  • 1 pound hot ground pork sausage

  • 1 (8-oz.) block medium Cheddar cheese, shredded

  • 1 (8-oz.) block pepper Jack cheese, shredded

  • 6 tablespoons whole milk

  • 2 tablespoons grated yellow onion

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • Cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place baking mix, sausage, cheeses, milk, onion, and cilantro in a large bowl, pressing mixture together with hands until well combined. Shape into 1-inch balls, and place 2 inches apart on lightly greased (with cooking spray) baking sheets.

  2. Bake in preheated oven until lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve warm.

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