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Sausage Balls with dips

Sausage Balls

Sausage Balls are a great, fuss-free, make-ahead appetizer and snack made from breakfast sausage, grated cheddar cheese, cream cheese, flour, and seasonings. These cheesy, hearty, and flavorful balls of happiness are perfect for the whole family. These are the tastiest sausage balls you'll ever have!
Makes 20-30 Sausage Balls
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 172kcal
Author Imma


  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon creole seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, adjust to taste
  • 1 pound breakfast sausage, at room temperature (mild or hot, your choice)
  • 4 ounce cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 6-8 ounce cheddar cheese, grated
  • Melted butter and parsley
  • 1-2 tablespoon milk (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350℉/177℃.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, thyme, onion and garlic powder, Creole seasoning, and salt. 
  • Prepare baking or cookie sheets by lining them with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix softened sausage and cream cheese together.
  • Add the flour mixture and thoroughly mix using hands; mix the ingredients together well. If too dry, add about 1-2 tablespoons of milk
  • Stir in freshly grated cheddar cheese and mix until fully incorporated.
  • Scoop about a tablespoon of the mixture and shape it into a ball using your palms. Then place it on a prepared baking sheet. Repeat until the mixture is all used up.
  • Space them out equally across your prepared baking sheet and bake for about 17-20 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked through. 
  • Brush with melted butter if desired and garnish with parsley.


  • Remove the sausage and cream cheese from the fridge about 30 minutes before mixing. It makes it so much easier to mix.
  • When baking them frozen, you have to add an additional 8-10 minutes cook time (about 30 minutes all in all) or until the internal temperature reads at 165˚F/74℃.
  • Always go with freshly grated cheese for a better texture.
  • Wet your hands lightly before rolling the balls to prevent them from sticking to your hands.
  • Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary significantly based on the products used in the recipe.


Serving: 4sausage balls | Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 156mg | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 1mg