To make a quick version of sausage cheese balls, combine ground sausage with cheddar cheese and baking mix, roll into balls and bake in the oven. For an easy side, make a mustard-mayonnaise dipping sauce.
To make the sausage cheese balls, begin by preheating the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and spraying a cookie sheet or baking dish with vegetable oil until completely covered. In a big glass bowl, combine 1 pound of ground sausage, 3 cups of baking mix such as Bisquick and 4 cups of grated sharp cheddar cheese. Mix the ingredients well by hand until the mixture is crumbly. Make the sausage balls by squeezing a handful of the mixture so it begins to hold together, then rolling it into a ball between the palms. Place the balls on the baking sheet and bake until the outsides are golden brown, approximately 18 to 20 minutes. So that the balls don't stick to the bottom of the baking sheet, move them a bit with a spatula halfway through the cooking period. To make the dipping sauce, mix 1 cup of mayonnaise with 1 tablespoon of mustard and stir well. For larger gatherings, double or triple the recipe as needed.