So you might be asking why these are called Christmas Sausage Balls. Like, what’s so special about them that makes them “Christmas-y”? Truth is, the reason we refer to these as “Christmas” Sausage Balls is because the only time my mom ever made these was for Christmas morning breakfast. And I don’t know why because they are super easy. The rolling takes a little time but if you’re making a single batch it’s not that long. But mom used to make 2 or 3 batches at a time – which is upwards of 75 or more sausage balls – so I guess that’s why we only got them at Christmas.
So here’s our “Christmas” Sausage Ball Recipe:
2c Bisquick baking mix
1c sharp shredded cheddar cheese
*Mom’s original recipe (in her 1970s cookbook) said “hot sausage”. I never knew her to use hot sausage and when she wrote the recipe out to give it to me she did not specify “hot”. I have never used hot. If you prefer hot, you can but I just use regular.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Brown and crumble sausage in a pan on the stove. Drain the grease and allow to cool. Pour Bisquick and cheese in a large mixing bowl. Add crumbled sausage. Mix. Add 1/2c water and mix until batter is moist.
Roll batter into small balls. Mom could get 36 out of a batch by rolling them small enough. If you make them the size in the picture above you’ll only get about 26-28.
Bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes (depending on the size of your sausage ball).
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