***Some things are so addictive - chocolate, a good book, coffee, shopping...and these Cheese & Sausage Balls!
My Aunt Julie brought the ingredients along when they came to stay with us last weekend. Brad and I were both so happy! This recipe is something that she makes on Christmas day every year, so it was a special treat for us to have them on William's birthday weekend!
The best part? - This recipe is incredibly easy but absolutely packed with yummy deliciousness. Each little bite is like biting into a sausage biscuit from your favorite breakfast restaurant. Even though they are made with hot sausage, they're not too spicy. Let me just say this - I usually don't like anything that's super spicy, and these are amazing! We did leave out the cayenne pepper, but if you like the heat, by all means add it in!
This is the sort of thing that would make a perfect appetizer for a party. They'd be so cute with a fancy little toothpick stuck in each one, and arranged in rows on a pretty platter. If you volunteer to bring appetizers to a party or family gathering anytime soon, this just might be the recipe you're looking for!
Source: Julie Culbreth
3 cups Pioneer Brand Buttermilk Biscuit & Baking Mix OR Bisquick
1 lb. mild or hot sausage, depending on your preference
8 oz. extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
Cayenne pepper, to taste (optional)
Mix baking mix and raw sausage. Add softened cheese, then pepper. Blend well. Shape into 3/4 inch balls. Bake at 375-400 degrees F, for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Devour!
Recipe makes 9 dozen.