Sausage Cheese Balls

My daughter Lyndi found this recipe in a magazine ad for Jimmy Dean Sausage. It was so quick and easy. You can make them ahead and refrigerate or freeze them. We enjoyed them plain–but I bet they’d be fabulous with marinara or alfredo sauce.

Sausage Cheese Balls

Sausage Cheese Balls

Ingredients:

2 pkgs. (16 oz. each) Regular Flavor Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage

1-1/2 cups all-purpose baking mix

16 oz. (4 cups) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

1/2 cup finely chopped onion

1/2 cup finely chopped celery

2 teaspoons black pepper

2 teaspoons minced garlic (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 F. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl; stir well. Form into 1” balls. Place on ungreased baking sheet; bake 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven; cool 5 minutes before removing from pan. Serve with cocktail forks or toothpicks.

 

Sausage Cheese Balls
 
Ingredients
  • 2 pkgs. (16 oz. each) Regular Flavor Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose baking mix
  • 16 oz. (4 cups) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • ½ cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl; stir well.
  3. Form into 1” balls.
  4. Place on ungreased baking sheet; bake 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Remove from oven; cool 5 minutes before removing from pan.
  6. Serve with cocktail forks or toothpicks.

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