Pimento Cheese Sausage Balls


My family loves sausage balls. I always keep a stash of uncooked sausage balls in the freezer and then I am ready for any occasion. Sausage balls are perfect hot out of the oven for breakfast, as an appetizer, or a yummy snack.  In the past, when I made sausage balls using my old recipe, the cheese would never stay in the balls and I had to form the balls by hand. In this recipe all the ingredients stick together! It is so easy. Mix with a stand mixer and use a cookie scoop to shape the balls. How easy is that?

This recipe is adapted from the Palmetto Cheese Pimento Cheese Company. This pimento cheese is so delicious that several of my friends now use it exclusively instead of making homemade pimento cheese.

Palmetto Pimento Cheese Sausage Balls

12 ounces palmetto pimento cheese: original or jalapeno flavor
1 pound breakfast sausage
2 cups Bisquick baking mix

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside. Mix pimento cheese and sausage using a stand mixer. Gradually add Bisquick. Scoop into balls using a 2 tablespoon cookie scoop. Place on prepared baking sheets. Roll into balls with your hands. Tip: Sausage balls don’t spread like cookies so you can place them closer together when baking. Bake 15-20 minutes or until done and golden brown. Makes 36 sausage balls.

To Freeze: Place sausage balls on a parchment lined baking sheet. Place baking sheet in Freezer. Freeze until firm. Remove from freezer and place frozen balls in zip-top bags. Store in freezer until ready to bake. Bake 375ºF for 20 minutes or until done. Enjoy!

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