Spicy Sausage Cheese Balls

Spicy Sausage Cheese Balls with jalapeños, cheddar and mozzarella cheese make the perfect appetizer for any occasion.  Simple to make and done in 25 minutes serve along side melted velveeta and watch the party get started.

If appetizers are your thing you need to try these philly cheese steak meatballs or cheesy skillet meatballs at your next party, both are easy to make and simple to serve right out of the skillet.  If you are looking to bring some heat to the party these stuffed jalapeno poppers will be just the recipe you need to kick your party up a notch.

spicy sausage cheese balls on a white plate with cheese dip and toothpicks.

Spicy Sausage Cheese Balls

Wether you are headed out to a tailgating party, hosting a holiday or cocktail party or just having friends and family over for game night, these sausage balls will make the perfect appetizers and will put a “W” in the win column.  Every bite will be full of jalapeños, onions, mushrooms, sausage, cheese and so much more.  Serve them up on a plate with a bowl of warm melted velveeta cheese and some toothpicks to grab and dip and watch the party get started.

I made these spicy sausage balls for a night out at our friends house and they were a huge hit.  I seriously think meat rolled into balls, baked or fried and served with creamy, cheesy, or spicy dipping sauce is always a huge success.  They are super easy to transport, just leave them on the sheet pan or toss them on a serving platter and cover with foil to take to any party.

What are sausage balls?

  • Sausage balls are the perfect finger food for any Holiday or occasion.
  • They are southern recipe that are often times made with bisquick.
  • Spicy sausage balls are made with cheddar cheese, jalapeños, spicy ground sausage and a variety of additional spices and served with dipping sauce.

spicy sausage cheese balls being dipped in melted cheese on a toothpick.

How do you make sausage balls with bisquick?

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and spray a rimmed baking sheet lightly with nonstick cooking spray or piece of parchment paper on the sheet and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine sausage, bisquick, milk, diced onions, diced jalapeno, diced mushrooms, chopped parsley, garlic salt, pepper, grated cheddar cheese and grated mozzarella cheese.
  3. Form into 1-1-1/2 inch balls and place on prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake 25 minutes and serve.

Can sausage balls be made ahead of time?

  • Yes.  Prepare spicy sausage balls and keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 24 hours.

Can sausage balls be frozen?

  • Spicy sausage balls can be frozen.  You can freeze them uncooked or after they have been cooked.
  • Uncooked bisquick spicy sausage balls keep longer in the freezer than do cooked sausage balls.

How do you reheat sausage balls?

  • To reheat sausage balls wether they have been frozen or not, on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Set oven to 350 degrees and cook for 25 minutes until fully heated through.

What to dip sausage balls in?

  1. Melted velveet cheese.
  2. Marinara sauce
  3. Dijon mustard
  4. Sour cream with chives
  5. Nacho cheese dip
  6. Ketchup
  7. BBQ sauce

How to keep sausage balls warm?

  • Since these sausage balls are made on a rimmed baking sheet, to keep them warm at your party place them in the crock pot/slow cooker lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray and turn it to warm.
  • That will keep the spicy sausage cheese balls warm and delicious.

Spicy sausage cheese balls on a white plate with melted cheese dip.

Spicy sausage cheese balls are going to be the best appetizer at your party table.  Every bite will bring a bit of heat, lots of cheese, and tons of flavor.  So get dipping and enjoy.

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Spicy Sausage Cheese Balls

Spicy Sausage Cheese Balls with jalapeños, cheddar and mozzarella cheese make the perfect appetizer for any occasion. Simple to make and done in 25 minutes serve along side melted velveeta and watch the party get started.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Sausage cheese balls, spicy sausage cheese balls
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 48 balls
Calories 122 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs spicy Italian sausage
  • 1-1/2 cups original Bisquick mix
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup onion diced
  • 1/3 cup jalapeno diced
  • ½ cup mushrooms diced
  • 3 tbsp parsley chopped
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 4 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 12 oz original velveeta cheese

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and spray a rimmed baking sheet lightly with nonstick cooking spray or piece of parchment paper on the sheet and set aside.

In a large bowl combine sausage, bisquick, milk, diced onions, diced jalapeno, diced mushrooms, chopped parsley, garlic salt, pepper, grated cheddar cheese and grated mozzarella cheese.

Form into 1-1-1/2 inch balls and place on prepared baking sheet.

Bake 25 minutes. In a medium saucepan melt velveeta cheese and serve along side sausage balls.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Sausage Cheese Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 122 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 339mg 14%
Potassium 95mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 4.3%
Vitamin C 1.6%
Calcium 12.5%
Iron 1.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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