Easy Sausage Balls with a Kick – Only 4 Ingredients!
These ain’t your Mama’s sausage balls! With only 4 ingredients, anyone can whip these up in a jiffy. They have a slight kick to them (not too much), but you can also spice it up more by using hot sausage. A must-try recipe!
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
- 1 pound ground sausage
- 3 cups Bisquick
- 1 10 oz can tomatoes with green chiles
- 8 oz 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!
I love sausage balls,, these sound good!
Will have to try these and also your tamale recipe since I LOVE Red Gold tomatoes and sausage balls, thank you. 🙂
What can you use in place of cheese whiz
Do you cook sausage first?
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 🙂
My recipe calls for sharp cheddar but I can’t wait to try this one – especially with the spicy tomatoes – thanks!
Those sounds good.
I will be making those sausage balls! And thanks for the giveaway, I use tomatoes a lot in my recipes.
Never had sausage balls with the tomatoes – interesting
ooOOoo these look so good and I love how simple they are!
These sausage balls look really good!
Yum – can’t wait to try!!! [email protected]
Mmm.! These sound good! And not to much of a kick, so my man would probably enjoy eating them with me 🙂
Mmmmmmm, these sure sound good.
Thanks for the opportunity! The sausage balls sound totally addictive!
This sound great, I am going to try them soon.
Those sausage balls look fab!
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.
I love those tomatoes.
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.
This recipe sounds yummy; would love to win the Red Gold gift.
Can’t wait to try these sausage balls.
These look awesome!
going to try the recipe
thanks for the giveaway
These sound really yummy!
The recipe sounds easy enough and they look delicious!
This is on my menu for Christmas Eve!
These were GREAT! Wouldn’t change a thing.
When I made these the first time, I made them for my boyfriend for New Year Football party food. Since then, I’ve been making them as my GO-TO breakfast! For me, each batch makes about 22, so I freeze them and thaw about 5 a week. So when I am rushed in the morning, I don’t have to think about it, nor do I have to starve. These little nuggets have given my mornings a great start.