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sausage meatballs on a platter with veggies and dip

Grandma’s Sausage and Cheddar Cheese Balls

  • Author: amycaseycooks
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 55 meatballs 1x


Grandma’s Sausage and Cheddar Cheese Balls. With just a few ingredients, these tasty meatballs are an easy to make and delicious appetizer. Combine pork sausage, cheddar cheese, Bisquick, onions and parsley for an irresistible snack for your next party, tailgate, or anytime you are craving a savory nibble.


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  • olive, vegetable or canola oil, for greasing baking sheet
  • 1 pound regular pork sausage
  • 1 pound hot pork sausage
  • 12 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded, about 3 cups
  • 1 1/2 cups Bisquick baking mix
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • Fresh Basil Hummus, Cilantro Lime Dressing, ranch dip, blue cheese dip for serving
  • carrot and celery sticks, cucumber slices for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and light coat with oil. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add the 2 kinds of pork sausage, cheddar cheese, Bisquick, onion, and parsley. Mix to combine thoroughly.
  3. Form balls with a heaping tablespoon of the sausage mixture. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and the internal temperature of the sausage and cheese balls is about 160 degrees F on a digital thermometer.
  5. Remove the meatballs from the oven and place on a platter. Serve with your choice of dipping sauce, carrot and celery sticks, and cucumber slices.


  • Line the baking sheet with foil and grease with oil for easy clean up.
  • Use a combination of regular and hot or spicy pork sausage the best flavored sausage balls.
  • Sharp cheddar cheese is my first choice for the tastiest sausage balls. But any semi hard cheese can be substituted in the recipe. Try Gouda, pepper jack, Havarti, colby jack or even mild cheddar.
  • To make rolling the sausage cheese balls an easy task, wet your hands with cold water.
  • Use a digital thermometer to check the internal temperature of the sausage balls. 160 degrees F is the temp you want for perfectly cooked and juicy sausage and cheddar balls.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: appetizer
  • Method: bake in oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 ball
  • Calories: 181
  • Sugar: 0.4 g
  • Sodium: 368 mg
  • Fat: 15.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.1 g
  • Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Protein: 7.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 32 mg

Keywords: sausage cheese balls, bisquick sausage cheese balls, old fashioned sausage balls, easy appetizer