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Cheddar Bay Sausage Balls · Easy Family Recipes

These delicious Cheddar Bay Sausage Balls are an incredibly simple appetizer that can be made for any event! These bite-sized treats are like the superheroes of snacks, bringing joy to game days, adding a festive touch to holidays, or simply making your mornings brighter. Made with just three simple ingredients, we’ve taken the classic sausage ball to a whole new level by infusing it with the irresistible charm of Cheddar Bay.

Sausage Balls have been have been a staple in our family since I was a small child. I didn’t think there was any way to make them more delicious… until now!

By swapping out the biscuit mix for Cheddar Bay Biscuit mix, these sausage balls reach a whole new level of deliciousness. They’re a staple for me during Thanksgiving and Christmas, perfect for snacking throughout the day.

Why I LOVE this recipe!

  • Minimal Effort, Maximum Wow With just 3 ingredients, these sausage balls with cheddar bay biscuit mix are a convenient and stress-free recipe to whip up for hassle-free cooking. It’s all mixed up in one bowl. With a simple one-bowl preparation, they bake up into deliciously rich and savory sausage biscuit balls.
  • Versatility Galore Whether you’re hosting a gathering, enjoying a cozy morning with family, or adding a festive touch to holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, these sausage balls are the perfect fit for any occasion.
  • Cost-Efficient Eats Skip the expensive ingredients without sacrificing taste. The beauty of this recipe lies in its affordability, making it a savvy choice for those looking to enjoy a flavorful treat without overspending.
  • Make ahead recipe – Preparing these sausage balls ahead of time makes it easy to pop them in the oven whenever you’re ready. Additionally, you can freeze them for later enjoyment.

Recipe Notes

This easy sausage balls recipe is as simple as promised! Just one bowl and 3 ingredients for a family friendly snack.

In this section I am going to go through a few tips and tricks I use for how to make sausage balls with Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix to get the absolute best and most delicious results.

Make sure to scroll to the bottom for the FULL recipe card.

Ingredients + Substitutions

Ingredients for recipe: box of Red Lobsters cheddar bay biscuit mix, Jimmy Dean's breakfast sausage, and freshly shredded sharp cheddar cheese.
  • Cheddar Bay biscuit mix – The Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix introduces a unique and savory twist to the classic sausage ball recipe, infusing it with aromatic herbs and cheesy goodness. Just one (11.36 ounce) box to whip up this batch of breakfast bites.
  • Breakfast sausage – I like Jimmy Dean’s ground breakfast sausage but feel free to choose any brand you prefer.
  • Sharp Cheddar cheese – I highly recommend using freshly shredded cheddar in this sausage ball recipe. It will enhance the overall texture, intensify the cheesiness, and ensure a moist and tender outcome.

Make sure to see the recipe card at the bottom of this post for the full quantities and ingredients list.

Recipe Variations

If you love this recipe as much as we do and want some quick ways to change it up for variety, these little tips will do the trick!

  • Bisquick Sausage Balls – These Cheddar Bay Sausage Balls are a twist on the original Bisquick sausage balls. If you prefer the original, just use 2 cups of Bisquick in place of the Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix.
  • Sausage Balls with Cream Cheese – Elevate your sausage ball game by adding 4 ounces of cream cheese to the mixture to make the sausage balls extra cheesy.
  • Spicy Jalapeño Sausage Balls – Turn up the heat with a spicy variation by adding 1/2 cup of diced jalapeños to the mix. This version brings a kick of heat to the savory sausage balls, adding a zesty and flavorful twist to your usual snack.
  • Maple Glazed Sausage Balls – Add a touch of sweetness to your sausage balls with a maple glaze. 1/4 cup maple syrup in the butter mixture and brush over sausage balls after they come out of the oven.

Recipe Step by Step

This recipe will show you how to make easy cheddar bay biscuits sausage balls, a delicious breakfast and holiday appetizer. First, add the biscuit mix with seasoning pack to a mixing bowl with breakfast sausage and grated cheddar cheese. Then, combine the mixture thoroughly with your hands, forming the sausage mixture into small balls and lining them on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Here are some important tips for making these sausage balls: use freshly shredded cheese for better melt and flavor, bake on parchment paper for easier cleanup and to prevent sticking, ensure uniform sizes for even baking, monitor baking time to prevent overcooking, and pair them with your favorite dipping sauce for extra taste. If you are short on time, you can make the sausage ball mixture in advance, freeze them for future use, and use pre-shredded cheese to streamline the process. You can also turn this recipe into a freezer meal by following the provided instructions.This software program follows a recipe for freezing sausage balls before and after cooking, as well as provides tips for serving and storing leftovers. When freezing uncooked sausage balls, you should shape them and place them on a baking sheet without touching each other. Freeze the baking sheet for 1-2 hours to ensure that the sausage balls freeze individually, then transfer them to a freezer bag or airtight container. When you’re ready to bake, there’s no need to thaw them. For cooked sausage balls, allow them to cool completely before freezing them in a similar manner and reheating them from frozen when needed.

As for serving, the sausage balls can be served as a hearty appetizer, breakfast bite, holiday table option, potluck dish, or breakfast/brunch addition. They can be paired with classic or healthy side dishes to create a well-rounded meal. Leftover sausage balls can be saved in an airtight container and stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or in the freezer for up to a month. Some FAQ’s regarding the recipe are also addressed, including variations such as creating a vegetarian version or mini sausage balls, using different cheese varieties, and determining the baking time.

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Savor the deliciousness of our Cheddar Bay Sausage Balls—a delightful mix of savory breakfast sausage, sharp cheddar, and the iconic Red Lobster Cheddar Bay biscuit blend. Easy to whip up, these bites are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as a tasty holiday appetizer. Enjoy the best sausage ball recipe that’s simple and oh-so-tasty!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 33 minutes

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Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350˚F.

  • In a large bowl, combine the biscuit mix, the breakfast sausage, and cheddar cheese together. Use your hands to work the mixture until it holds together.

  • Grab a small amount of the dough and squeeze it tightly with your hand to bring the dough together, then roll it between your hands to make about a 2 inch ball. Repeat with the dough until you form 32 sausage balls.

  • Place the sausage balls about 1/2 inch apart on a baking sheet. The will expand slightly, but not much so they can be baked fairly close together. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until cooked through.

  • Combine 2 tablespoons of butter with the included seasoning packet and mix. Once the Cheddar Bay Sausage Balls come out of the oven, brush with the garlic butter mixture.

Recipe Notes

Substitutions: Swap Red Lobster biscuit mix with 2 cups of Bisquick.
How to Store: Store in the fridge for 3 days, or freeze up to 3 months.
How to Freeze: Allow to cool, and then freeze on a sheet pan. Once frozen, transfer to a freezer safe bag or container.
How to Reheat: Reheat straight from frozen. Add to a baking sheet and heat in the oven until warmed through.
How to Scale: You can half this recipe for a smaller batch, or double it for a large gathering or for a freezer friendly appetizer.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 4sausage balls, Calories: 472kcal (24%),
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Carbohydrates: 12g (4%), Protein: 23g (46%), Fat: 37g (57%), Saturated Fat: 17g (106%), Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 12g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 98mg (33%), Sodium: 936mg (41%), Potassium: 210mg (6%), Fiber: 0.3g (1%), Sugar: 2g (2%), Vitamin A: 611IU (12%), Vitamin C: 0.4mg, Calcium: 435mg (44%), Iron: 1mg (6%)

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