Sausage Balls

You'll need just six ingredients to create this nostalgic appetizer.

sausage balls on plate

Katlyn Moncada

Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins

Whether you serve these as an easy appetizer idea or add them to your holiday brunch spread, homemade sausage balls are a crowd-pleaser any time of day. We created the recipe in our Test Kitchen for the perfect balance of cheese and sausage. Adding fresh chives gives each bite subtle onion flavor and a touch of color.


  • 1 pound pork sausage

  • 1 cup biscuit mix

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 8 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese

  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine the ground sausage and baking mix. Using hands, thoroughly mix until combined, adding milk 1 Tbsp. at a time as needed. Add cheeses and chives; mix well. Divide mixture into about 1 1/2 Tbsp portions and roll into 1 1/2- inch balls. Arrange on prepared pan.

  2. Bake until lightly brown, 15 minutes. Serve immediately.  

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

95 Calories
7g Fat
3g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 95.1
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.1g 9%
Saturated Fat 2.9g 15%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 223.7mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 2.9g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Total Sugars 0.7g
Protein 4.9g
Vitamin D 0.3mcg 1%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 66.4mg 5%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Potassium 63.3mg 1%
Fatty acids, total trans 0.1g
Vitamin D 11.8IU
Alanine 0.2g
Arginine 0.3g
Ash 0.9g
Aspartic acid 0.4g
Caffeine 0mg
Carotene, alpha 0mcg
Choline, total 10.7mg
Copper, Cu 0mg
Cystine 0.1g
Energy 397.9kJ
Fluoride, F 0mcg
Folate, total 7.1mcg
Glutamic acid 1g
Glycine 0.2g
Histidine 0.1g
Isoleucine 0.2g
Leucine 0.4g
Lysine 0.3g
Methionine 0.1g
Magnesium, Mg 5.6mg
Manganese, Mn 0mg
Niacin 1mg
Phosphorus, P 81.7mg
Pantothenic acid 0.2mg
Phenylalanine 0.2g
Phytosterols 0mg
Proline 0.4g
Retinol 24.7mcg
Selenium, Se 5.5mcg
Serine 0.2g
Theobromine 0mg
Threonine 0.2g
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.2mg
Tryptophan 0.1g
Tyrosine 0.2g
Valine 0.3g
Vitamin A, IU 101.4IU
Vitamin A, RAE 25.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 0.8mcg
Water 11.2g
Zinc, Zn 0.7mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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