Easy Sausage Balls with a Kick

Usually on Christmas Eve, I make a big pot of tamales – but since I recently made a giant batch of them (and still have some in the freezer), I decided that this year I would serve a Christmas Eve dinner of nothing but appetizers (with maybe some tamale cups instead).  And when it comes to appetizers, I’ve gotta have some sausage balls in the mix.  I just love them & I always have!

I have a standard way of making them, but I decided to switch stuff up a little bit this time – with fantastic results!  I think this is how I’ll make my sausage balls from now on.  It produces a light & airy sausage ball just popping with flavor.  Yummm.

You only need 4 ingredients to make them.  Super duper simple.

Go for the mild flavors if you don’t like spicy – or if you want a good spicy kick in it, then use the hot sausage & medium/hot version of tomatoes.  Or, you can just add some chopped up jalapenos to the mix.

Notice the Red Gold tomatoes in the picture?  I have become a recent converter to their products.  I’m usually not a brand specific kind of person – but wow, they’ve captured my tomato loving heart with these.

They want you to try them too – so they’ve offered up a variety box of their products to one lucky reader here at the Mrs!

 

It’s easy to enter, and lots of chances to get extra entries as well!  Congrats to Russ Linda Merriet, the contest winner!!
Now, for that sausage ball recipe I promised you!  You know I’m actually snacking on one as I’m typing this?  Yep, multi-tasking at it’s best.

 

Easy Sausage Balls with a Kick

Rating: 51

Yield: About 2.5 dozen

Easy Sausage Balls with a Kick

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • 3 cups Bisquick
  • 1 10oz can tomatoes with green chiles
  • 8oz Cheese Whiz

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

In a food processor or blender, puree the diced tomatoes with green chiles - about 10 pulses will do.

In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, sausage, bisquick, & cheese whiz. I really like to use an electric stand mixer for this because I'm lazy like that. :)

Spray an ice cream scoop with cooking spray and scoop the sausage balls onto a baking sheet. They should be about golf ball sized. Bake for 20 minutes.

Disclosure: I received a sample of products from Red Gold tomatoes.  All words, opinions, and my love for their product (and sausage balls!) are all my own!

 

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Authored by: Crystal Light Faulkner
  • MJo

    I love sausage balls,, these sound good!

  • http://www.facebook.com/judy.sundie Judy Sundie

    Will have to try these and also your tamale recipe since I LOVE Red Gold tomatoes and sausage balls, thank you. :)

  • heather powell

    What can you use in place of cheese whiz
    Do you cook sausage first?

    • http://MrsHappyHomemaker.com/ Crystal

      You can use your favorite queso cheese – or a couple cups of your favorite shredded cheese as well. You don’t cook the sausage first, it cooks in the oven :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/nancy.clemente.501 Nancy Clemente

    My recipe calls for sharp cheddar but I can’t wait to try this one – especially with the spicy tomatoes – thanks!

  • Leslie Tomko

    Those sounds good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cindy.brickley.98 Cindy Brickley

    I will be making those sausage balls! And thanks for the giveaway, I use tomatoes a lot in my recipes.
    cjbrick@ymail.com

  • Sam Jennifer Musil Lindley

    Never had sausage balls with the tomatoes – interesting

  • Cindy Daniels

    ooOOoo these look so good and I love how simple they are!

  • Yashica Powell

    These sausage balls look really good!

  • http://www.facebook.com/debbie.p.barker Debbie Price Barker

    Yum – can’t wait to try!!! debbiebarker41@hotmail.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/kris.kuhens Kris Kuhens

    Mmm.! These sound good! And not to much of a kick, so my man would probably enjoy eating them with me :)

  • Susan Willard

    Mmmmmmm, these sure sound good.

  • Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes

    Thanks for the opportunity! The sausage balls sound totally addictive!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kay.overman Kay Overman

    This sound great, I am going to try them soon.

  • SallyLustig

    Those sausage balls look fab!

  • http://www.facebook.com/patty.howe.5 Patty Howe

    Oh those look better than the ones I am use to seeing. I must try these. Thanks for the recipe and the chance to win some Red Gold tomatoes.

  • Andrea D.

    I love those tomatoes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=680783662 Cheryl Swanson Newton

    I wouldn’t make sausage balls, but who couldn’t use more canned tomato products. In fact, I just used a 28-oz. can of tomatoes and 2 8-oz. cans of tomato sauce in tonight’s Pasta Fagioli.

  • Judy

    This recipe sounds yummy; would love to win the Red Gold gift.

  • Susan H

    Can’t wait to try these sausage balls.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Missyhlogan Missy Holeman-Logan

    These look awesome!

  • Julie

    going to try the recipe
    thanks for the giveaway

  • Lynn

    These sound really yummy!

  • Dean

    The recipe sounds easy enough and they look delicious!

  • http://twitter.com/wirean Kim

    This is on my menu for Christmas Eve!