Cream Cheese Sausage Balls
These Cream Cheese Sausage Balls are a delicious treat for any holiday party, game day, brunch, or any occasion. They are made with only 4 ingredients and they come together super fast. Just mix, bake, and enjoy!
Sausage Balls have been around for as long as I can remember. It is rare for me to go to a party and not see sausage balls on a table. I carried these little bites of goodness to a party last week, and they disappeared within minutes. They are certainly a classic party treat.
With only four ingredients you can have these balls mixed up and in the oven in just a few minutes. Yes, only four ingredients are needed–sausage, cream cheese, Bisquick and shredded cheese–to make these perfect and delicious treats.
I have tried many recipes over the years, but this is by far the best and the easiest sausage recipe in my file — the secret ingredient… cream cheese. The cream cheese keeps the sausage balls moist and from drying out. Once you make these sausage balls using cream cheese, you won’t make them any other way. They are super simple to make and taste amazing.
Sausage Balls are Always Perfect for a Party
I mixed up two different batches for the party. The first batch had regular sausage and the second batch had hot sausage. I knew some of the people, like the little ones, would not go for the hot and spicy sausage, but the adults didn’t mind. As I said, they were all gone within minutes! 🙂
They are great warm from the oven or served at room temperature. If you need a few for breakfast, reheat and enjoy!
These can be made ahead of time and frozen. Who doesn’t love a make-ahead appetizer?
Try these Cream Cheese Sausage Balls today. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
I wonder–why do I only make these Sausage Balls during the holidays?
Ingredients for Cream Cheese Sausage Balls
hot sausage, uncooked
Instructions for Making Cream Cheese Sausage Balls
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix all of the ingredients together and roll into 1 inch balls.
Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
You can make these ahead of time and freeze uncooked. When ready to bake, take out of the freezer, put on a pan, bake as directed. You will need to add a few minutes longer for frozen sausage balls.
Freezing Tips for Cream Cheese Sausage Balls:
To make ahead and freeze—roll the sausage balls out, place on a baking sheet and freeze. Once frozen, pop them in a zip top bag and leave in the freezer until ready to bake. Bake as directed. Bake as many as needed. No defrosting required. These can be stored in the freezer for up to a month or longer.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper to ensure your sausage balls don’t stick.
Use room temperature cheese.
You can mix these sausage balls ahead of time and keep them covered in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake. I have made these a day ahead of time.
I like hot sausage but feel free to use regular sausage for this recipe.
Serve with a variety of sauces such as barbecue or ranch.
Add a toothpick to each sausage ball for an easy appetizer tray.
Can You Freeze Cooked Sausage Balls?
Yes! Allow the sausage balls to cool completely. Store in a freezer zip top bag or an airtight container in the freezer. These can be frozen for about 6 months.
How To Reheat Frozen Cooked Sausage Balls
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Reheat in the oven until completely heated. This usually takes about 10 minutes or so.
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Cream Cheese Sausage Balls
- 1 pound ground sausage hot or mild; uncooked
- 1 8 ounce cream cheese softened
- 1 1/4 cup Bisquick
- 1 cup shredded cheese cheddar
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Mix all of the ingredients together and roll into 1 inch balls.
- Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
These sound amazing! I’m always looking for new recipes, and can’t wait to try this one.
This is an easy recipe and one you will love. 🙂
OMG I love these dang things! Perfect for holiday parties!
🙂 Yes, easy to make and will be gone fast! Better make a double batch!
This looks so good and so easy. Can’t wait to try it.
You had me at cream cheese and sausage! Both of those ingredients are some of my favorites. Definitely going to try these!
I know–cream cheese and sausage are a great combination. Enjoy!
These sound great! They look pretty easy to make and I’m sure taste delicious. I will have to add this to my list of recipes to try.
They are great! They will disappear fast!
I am loving these flavors! Perfect appetizer for the holidays!
This recipe is perfect! I can’t wait to try this one with my mum, thanks!
These sausage balls are so easy to make and so delicious! Every bite was full of flavor!
These are absolutely delicious and PERFECT for party appetizers. Highly recommend.
My in-laws are going to love this recipe, it’s right up their alley. I’m pinning for later so I can make this again over the holidays!!
The cream cheese is so awesome in these!
These are perfect for any brunch, I’ll be making them again for my cousins baby shower! So good!
Oh goodness do these sound and look delicious! Saving the recipe to make during football season! The perfect game snack!!
These would be devoured in our household!! I think I’ll make it with turkey sausage, I’ve been all about that lately.
Cheese and sausages, how can you go wrong? My kids would love these 🙂
Adding cream cheese to sausage balls?! Whoa. This is my new favorite appetizer.
Brought these to a football party last Sunday and everyone loved them.
These sausage balls are definitely a party pleaser! They all smashed it. Brought this to a gathering and everyone wanted to know the recipe.
These were like nothing I’ve had before! So simple to make and really tasty!
These were so simple to make and perfect for feeding a hungry crowd! They went fast!
Super delicious! Love these as an appetizer!
The cream cheese adds SO much delicious flavor to these sausage balls. Great appetizer that I can’t wait to share with my family!
We keep a stash of these in the freezer for whenever we need that little something extra to add to a meal. They are delish!
These were so easy to put together and disappeared in an instant; easily, a new favorite recipe! Adding these to my Thanksgiving Day menu, indeed!