These sausage cheese balls are a crowd-pleasing appetizer or snack that are perfect for any occasion. Made with a combination of savory sausage, sharp cheddar cheese, and aromatic spices, these bite-sized treats are irresistibly delicious. They are easy to prepare and can be served hot or at room temperature. Whether you are hosting a party, gathering with friends, or simply looking for a tasty snack, these sausage cheese balls are sure to be a hit!
- 1 pound ground sausage
- 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ⅔ cup milk
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground sausage, grated cheddar cheese, all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, and cayenne pepper. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly combined.
- Add the milk and melted butter to the bowl, and using your hands or a wooden spoon, mix everything together until a sticky dough forms.
- Take small portions of the dough and roll them into 1-inch balls. Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet, leaving a little space between each one.
- Bake the sausage cheese balls in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until they are golden brown and cooked through.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the sausage cheese balls cool for a few minutes before serving.
- Serve the sausage cheese balls hot or at room temperature with your favorite dipping sauce.
Sausage cheese balls can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until ready to bake. This makes them a convenient option for parties and gatherings.
These cheesy treats are often enjoyed during holiday seasons, particularly around Christmas and New Year's Eve.
To add a bit of extra flavor, you can sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese on top of the sausage cheese balls before baking.
Leftover sausage cheese balls can be refrigerated and reheated in the oven or microwave for a quick and tasty snack.
These bite-sized appetizers are great for kids and adults alike, making them a versatile choice for any occasion.