Breakfast Sausage Balls (Classic Bisquick Sausage Balls)

s the morning sun gently spills its golden light into my kitchen, I find myself immersed in the delightful world of cooking. There’s something truly magical about starting the day with the aroma of wholesome ingredients coming together to create a breakfast that warms not just the body, but also the soul.

Today, I’m excited to share a recipe that’s very close to my heart – Breakfast Sausage Balls. These little wonders have been a cherished part of my family’s breakfast table for as long as I can remember. It’s not just a recipe; it’s a piece of our shared history, a tradition passed down through generations.

Picture this: a cozy kitchen, laughter filling the air, and the sizzle of sausage as it meets the pan. It’s a scene that captures the essence of togetherness, and every time I recreate it, I’m reminded of the wonderful memories that have been etched into each flavorful bite.

How to Prepare Breakfast Sausage Balls

Creating these delectable Sausage Balls is a breeze. You’ll be amazed by how a few simple ingredients come together to craft a mouthwatering morning treat. Let’s get started!

Ingredients for Breakfast Sausage Balls

  • 1 pound bulk breakfast sausage
  • 2 cups biscuit baking mix
  • 10 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup evaporated milk

Directions for Breakfast Sausage Balls

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the breakfast sausage, biscuit baking mix, shredded Cheddar cheese, egg, and evaporated milk.
  3. Mix the ingredients on low speed using the stand mixer until they are thoroughly combined, creating a flavorful and well-blended mixture.
  4. With your hands, shape the sausage mixture into 1-inch balls and place them onto baking sheets.
  5. Bake the sausage balls in the preheated oven for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until they are no longer pink in the center. To ensure they’re cooked through, insert an instant-read thermometer into the center, and it should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
  6. Once they are beautifully golden and cooked, take them out and let them cool slightly before serving.

Cook’s Note: If you have a baking stone, consider baking these sausage balls on it for an even more delightful texture.

Leftovers? No problem! Refrigerate them and enjoy later by reheating in the microwave for approximately 20 seconds.

Pro Tip: Feel free to experiment with different types of ground sausage to create your own unique variations of these sausage balls.

Can I use a different type of cheese for this recipe?

Absolutely! While Cheddar cheese adds a wonderful flavor, you can experiment with other cheeses like mozzarella, Monterey Jack, or even a cheese blend for a personalized touch.

Can I make the sausage balls in advance?

Yes, you can prepare the sausage mixture in advance and shape them into balls. Refrigerate them until you’re ready to bake. This is a great time-saving option for busy mornings.

What can I serve with these sausage balls?

These sausage balls are versatile. Serve them with a side of scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, or as part of a brunch spread alongside pastries and beverages.

Can I freeze leftover sausage balls?

Absolutely! After baking and cooling, place the sausage balls in an airtight container and freeze. When you’re ready to enjoy, reheat them in the oven for that fresh-out-of-the-oven taste.

Can I make a dipping sauce for the sausage balls?

Definitely! Whisk together some honey mustard, barbecue sauce, or a creamy ranch dip for an extra layer of flavor that complements the savory sausage balls perfectly.

How can I adjust the level of spiciness in the sausage balls?

To add a kick of spiciness, consider using a spicy breakfast sausage or incorporating red pepper flakes into the mixture. Adjust the amount according to your taste preferences.

There you have it, a wonderful recipe for Breakfast Sausage Balls that brings warmth and deliciousness to your mornings. Remember, the kitchen is your creative playground, so don’t hesitate to put your spin on this classic recipe. Enjoy every bite!

Breakfast Sausage Balls (Classic Bisquick Sausage Balls)

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 40 sausage balls


  • 1 pound bulk breakfast sausage
  • 2 cups biscuit baking mix
  • 10 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup evaporated milk


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Combine sausage, baking mix, Cheddar cheese, egg, and evaporated milk in the bowl of a stand mixer; mix on low speed until thoroughly combined.
  • Shape sausage mixture into 1-inch balls and arrange onto baking sheets.
  • Bake in preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, 8 to 10 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F.
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