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.