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