Ingredients for SAUSAGE BALLS
- Baking Powder
- Breakfast sausage
- Cheddar cheese
How do you make sausage balls
The worst thing about making sausage balls has always been getting all the ingredients combined. The only way I knew to do this was to use your hands. But this time, I was making the flour butter mixture in the food processor and just dumped the cheese and sausage in and OMG, it was perfectly blended and I didn’t even have to get my hands dirty. I can’t believe I hadn’t thought of the food processor before. If you don’t have one, then you will need to use your hands to combine the ingredients. Put this on your Christmas list if you don’t own one, this is my second one which I have had for at least 20 years. I had to replace one of the parts, that I broke, but it’s still going strong.
How can you use a FOOD PROCESSOR
I could not live without my food processor. I use it to make biscuits, pie crusts, Energy bites, Gruyere Crackers, Macaroni & Cheese, and Oreo Truffles to list just a few. It’s great for slicing potatoes for au Gratin Potatoes, or making the topping for Pecan Sandy Peach Crumble. Of course it’s ideal for grating cheese or making pesto. I could go on and on. It is one of just a couple of appliances I could not live without. It makes a great wedding or graduation gift and of course is perfect for Christmas.
Once the ingredients are combined, you can roll them into balls, but it’s quicker and you will get prettier shaped sausage balls if you use a small ice cream scoop like this one.
Can you make these ahead of time
What’s nice about sausage balls is that you can make them in advance and freeze them. You can also freeze them after they’ve cooked and warm them up, but they taste best right after they’ve been cooked.
Can you MICROWAVE sausage balls
NO!! Don’t microwave them, you will get rubbery sausage balls. That doesn’t mean I haven’t done it in a pinch, but they are so much better if you can warm them in the toaster oven. I have an old toaster oven that I’ve had for about 10 years and I use it ALL the time. I don’t think they sell it anymore but it’s similar to this one.
If you have been deprived all your life and don’t know what I’m talking about in this post, then you MUST give these a try. I’ve never known anyone who doesn’t love sausage balls. Take these to your next game day or brunch and you’ll be the hit of the party. If you are gluten-free or watching your carbs, try my version of Sausage Balls with Almond Flour.
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- 2 cups flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons butter cold
- 1 lb. sausage
- 8 ounces cheddar cheese grated
- Preheat oven to 400º. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add flour, baking powder, salt and butter to a food processor and process until butter is incorporated. Add grated cheese and pulse 1-2 times. Add sausage and pulse until it comes together.
- Using a 1 tablespoon ice cream scoop, form into balls and place on prepared rack.
- Bake for 15 minutes until slightly browned on the outside. Serve warm.