The recipe for Bisquick sausage balls uses the biscuit mix, bulk sausage and cheese to prepare a hot appetizer for special occasions. While the recipe bakes in 25 to 30 minutes, you may need to bake the sausage balls in two or more batches.
Prepare the sausage balls by placing 4 cups of Bisquick, 1 pound of bulk sausage, 4 cups of shredded cheddar cheese and 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese in a bowl. Add 1/2 teaspoon of crushed rosemary leaves, 1/2 teaspoon of parsley flakes and 1/2 cup of milk to the bowl, and mix using a heavy utensil or your hands. If you have a stand mixer, use it to mix the dough, but avoid overmixing it.
Form the dough into 1-inch balls and place them on a greased cookie sheet, leaving room for them to expand as they bake. A cookie scoop helps to portion the balls easily. Place the cookie sheet in a preheated oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake until the sausage is cooked and the balls are lightly browned. Serve the sausage balls while they are still warm, providing barbecue sauce or chili sauce for dipping.
Prepare this recipe ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze the sausage balls until the day of the party. Reheat the appetizer in the microwave before serving.
Paula Deen has a sausage ball recipe with Bisquick that is rated 4 out of 5 stars at FoodNetwork.com. To make this recipe, gather 1 pound of ground sausage, 3 cups of Bisquick, 4 cups of shredded cheddar cheese and 1/8 tablespoon of black pepper.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, and spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Combine all of the ingredients in a large glass bowl, mixing well by hand. For a kick, use spicy sausage. The mixture is crumbly, but form it into 1-inch balls. Squeeze the mixture so that it holds together, and roll it between the palms of the hands.
Place each formed ball on the baking sheet, and bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until the balls brown. To prevent the balls from sticking to the baking sheet, move them with a spatula after 9 to 10 minutes of cooking. To make a suitable dip, thoroughly mix 1 cup of mayonnaise with 1 tablespoon of mustard.
This recipe makes 5 dozen sausage balls and 1 cup of dip. It takes about 15 minutes to prepare and about 20 minutes to cook, and Food Network rates it as an easy recipe.