I know it’s early but the Holidays are almost here.
And I eat my way through the holidays.
Parties, lots of nibbles.
And there are always sausage balls around. Everywhere. We make them every year.
But I’ve never written the recipe down, until now. I can’t even tell you how I know how to make these, I do know I will change it up from time but the base is always the same.
1 pound regular sausage
1 pound hot sausage
3-4 cups sharp cheddar cheese
1-2 cups seasoned bread crumbs
1 cup parmigiana cheese
Throw it all in a large mixing bowl
Then convince your child to mush it all together until everything is well combined.
I love kids in the kitchen, especially when they think this is fun!
Roll mixture into balls, about 1 inch big (bite size)
and place on wire rack placed on your cookie sheet.
I place I sheet of aluminum foil underneath, just for easier clean up.
Now sprinkle a little more parmigiana cheese on top of each ball
Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes, until completely cooked and a golden brown on top.
Remove from oven.
and drain on a paper towel lined plate
These are great to make ahead of time. Just cut your cooking time by about 5 minutes and refrigerate or freeze. When ready to use, reheat in 350 degree over for about 15-20 minutes.
These went in the freezer for Thanksgiving but I know I’ll have to make more before Christmas, I always do.
And if you like a little crunch to your sausage balls, add 1-2 cups of chopped pecans or walnuts.
I shared this over at Recipe for my Boys: Thursday”s Treasures, Debi always has such wonderful recipes and stories to share every week.
- 1 pound regular sausage
- 1 pound hot sausage
- 3-4 cups sharp cheddar cheese
- 1-2 cups seasoned bread crumbs
- 1 cup parmigiana cheese
- Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- Shape into 1-inch balls and place on a wire rack on a cookie sheet.
- Sprinkle a bit more parmigiana cheese over the tops.
- Bake at 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes, until completely cooked and a golden brown on top. Remove from oven and drain on a paper towel lined plate.
- Serve hot