Sausage Balls are made with just 4 simple ingredients – sausage, Bisquick, shredded cheddar cheese, and milk. This easy appetizer is the perfect appetizer, party food, or tailgate food! These Bisquick Sausage Balls are great for any time of the year.

You can even serve these as sausage breakfast balls too because of the simple and easy flavor. If you’re wondering what to serve with sausage balls, this Avocado Toast can be a great choice, or try Ham and Cheese Pinwheels or Jalapeño Poppers.

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Sausage Balls Made with Bisquick

This Bisquick Sausage Balls recipe is so simple. Full of sausage, cheese, Bisquick mix, and milk, this easy recipe is one that works great for an appetizer or a quick bite to eat.

The great thing about this simple appetizer is that it’s really fast and easy to make. This is actually one of my go-to recipes when I know that I have to feed a crowd fast. And the great part about these sausage cheese balls is that they never, ever disappoint.

For another delicious appetizer idea, check out these Quick & Easy Meatball Sliders. Just more proof that sometimes appetizers are truly the star of the show!

Love the idea of having an entire meal of quick and simple appetizers? Check out our 11 Appetizer Recipes To Kick Off Any Meal to get even more great recipe ideas.

ingredients needed to make sausage balls

Ingredients Needed for Sausage Balls

See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.

Gather up the short list of simple ingredients to get started. You can easily see why this is my favorite recipe for sausage balls.

  • Original Bisquick – buy at the store of make your own!
  • cheddar cheese – You can use other types of cheese but I really like cheddar
  • spicy sausage – If you’re not a fan of spice, use regular pork sausage instead!
  • milk – I tend to use 2% milk but really any will do.


Even though this Bisquick Sausage Ball recipe is pretty straight-forward, there is always wiggle room to change things up a bit!

  • You can easily make this sausage ball recipe less spicy by using a mild, sage sausage, or even a sweet sausage in place of the spicy sausage. Turkey Sausage works, too!
  • Try out different dips to see if these cheesy sausage balls can stand alone or are better with more flavors.
  • Add on some fun toppings like parmesan cheese or a fresh slice of jalapeno to give it even more depth.
  • You can even make your own Homemade Bisquick Mix biscuit mix if you are out at home.
  • My kids really love to eat these meatballs with cheese. Pepper jack cheese is great to have shredded over the top as is sharp cheddar cheese as well. You can add the cheese right to the mixture, too. 
  • I like adding in a teaspoon of garlic powder sometimes as well.

How To Make Sausage Balls

  1. Mix Ingredients: Mix together all the ingredients in a large bowl. TIP: Using a stand mixer makes this job much easier!
  2. Form the sausage balls: Form into balls using hands or s small scoop. A cookie scoop works best to make 1-inch balls. I tend to keep them a bit smaller to cut down on calories and to keep them that classic meatball size.
  3. Add to baking sheet: Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake: Bake 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.

Serve with your favorite dipping sauce. These would be great with honey mustard or marinara. Ranch dressing is also a favorite!

plate of sausage balls being dipped in ranch

Bisquick Sausage Balls FAQS

Can you mix sausage balls in a mixer?

Sure! This is a fast way to mix all the ingredients together easily and it doesn’t make a mess. You can also mix by hand, too. Totally up to you and what your preference is.

How long will uncooked sausage balls keep in the refrigerator?

If you’re wanting to prep ahead and make this recipe a little bit in advance, you can actually make them up and keep them in the fridge for up to 2 days before cooking them.

Why are my sausage balls dry?

These sausage balls will dry out quickly if there’s too much baking mix to the ratio of sausage. Try adding some milk or reduce the amount of Bisquick. 

How to Freeze:

Another great thing about this recipe is that you can make the sausage balls and actually put them in the freezer, too. This is a fun way to have a quick snack when you don’t have time to make it fresh.

How to Store:

You can store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. You can also freeze baked sausage balls for 3-4 months.

How to Reheat:

Reheat leftovers in the microwave or in an oven set at 350°F. Bake until warm through the center.

bisquick sausage balls stacked on a plate

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Sausage Balls

Sausage Balls are the perfect easy appetizer made with just 4 simple ingredients – sausage, Bisquick, shredded cheddar cheese, and milk.
4.18 from 302 votes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Author: Kasey Schwartz
Servings: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • Mixing bowl
  • Baking sheet


  • 2 cups Bisquick
  • 4 cups cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound sausage spicy
  • 1/4 cup milk


  • Mix together all the ingredients in a large bowl
    2 cups Bisquick, 4 cups cheddar cheese, 1 pound sausage, 1/4 cup milk
  • Form into balls using hands or a small scoop
  • Place 2" apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until lightly brown



Serving: 1serving | Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 366mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 207IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword: appetizer, cheese, sausage
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About Kasey Schwartz

For over 15 years, Kasey Schwartz, the mastermind behind All Things Mamma, has been the ultimate go-to for mouthwatering family recipes. Her work has been featured on, Buzz Feed, Better Homes and Gardens, and more, making her your go-to mom next door for all things delicious and family-friendly.


  1. Rolitta D. says:

    Can you use heavy whipping cream instead of regular milk?

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      We haven’t tested it but think it would work!

      1. Rolitta D. says:

        Thank you! I am about to bake them now. I used heavy whipping cream. I’ll let you know how they turn out.

  2. Try Italian sausage, use same amounts

  3. Try Italian sausage and mozzarella cheese!

  4. 5 stars
    Made these today, great recipe

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      Thank you, Gloria!

  5. Have you ever made the “mix” the day or night before, then balled and baked them the next day?

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      We haven’t, but it should work!

    1. Shyanne - ATM Team says:

      We love to pair these with honey mustard, ranch, or marinara!

  6. Sandra Mullins says:

    Thanks for the sausage ball recipe. Ill let you know soon. I’m making them in a few minutes.

  7. I made a 1.5 size batch and I got 70. I might not have made them as big as she did, because according g to the nutritional information at the start it says makes 24.

    1. Tammie Scarbrough says:

      I got 51 using the 1” cookie scoop. Making for a baby shower brunch on Saturday, so may only make one batch!

  8. 5 stars
    I have some short cut’s that make this recipe even better! I use my standing mixer, put cheese 1st and bisquick last so it doesn’t all stick on the bottom! Start on slow using the bread hook. Stop some of the time to scrape the sides. As it begins to mix increase the speed until it is mix well! THEN slowly add the milk,continue mixing until you are pleased! I use the cookie scoop to make the balls. I cook some and freeze some on a cookie sheet! I can pull them out for any reason!

  9. Karen stellmach says:

    5 stars
    This recipe is excellent.I made this for my husband and he
    Couldn’t get enough.He just raved about it.I know I will be
    Making this again. Thank you so much for this and all your other recipes they are also great.

  10. Teresa DiSanto says:

    Can you use gluten free bisquick?

    1. Yes! Gluten free Bisquick works great!

      1. Brenda Whatley says:

        I haven’t made Sausage balls before I’m going to try to make it and I pass this recipe to family and friends .I like it . It’s a easy recipe that is something I like.

      2. I made these before with gluten free Bisquick; it worked after I increased the liquid. I can’t remember how much extra milk I used; try about another 1/4 milk.

    2. How do you keep them warm for serving at a party.

  11. My sausage is frozen. If I make these can I refreeze them after baking?

  12. How many sausage balls to a serving? I saw 178 calories.

    1. Angela Carrillo says:

      Do I cook the sausage before I mix everything together and bake

      1. Gaye Wade says:

        No. Mix the “raw” sausage with the other ingredients.

    2. I made a one and one half size batch and I got 70. I might not have made them as big as she did, because according g to the nutritional information at the start it says makes 24.

    3. Sue Bishop says:

      I use half Gjost pepper cheese for some of my family. They love them spicy.

  13. Hi! How do you store these once cooked?

    1. Nope, don’t need to cook the sausage before hand. You want to mix the sausage in raw, so it combines with the bisquick mix. I like to mix my bisquick and sausage together well first to ensure the sausage is broken up pretty good and fully coated, then add cheese, toss together before adding milk to bring it all together. They always seem to come out just right- I usually add a little extra milk.

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