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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sausage Fest


I had a few friends over last night for a Pampered Chef party.  I decided to take the opportunity to  have a sausage ball tasting and try out some new recipes.  I served 5 different recipes - Turkey Sausage (my Mom's recipe substituting turkey sausage), The Whiz sausage balls (my cousin's recipe),  Maple Sausage (found a version on a blog somewhere), Italian Sausage (made this one up) and the original Bisquick recipe.  The overall favorite was the Cheese Whiz sausage balls!  Who would have guessed?!  Second place went to the Italian sausage balls.  We all had a hard time picking a favorite because they were all SO good.  After the tasting, we were all stuffed!  *The photos aren't the best because I didn't want to hold up the party to take photos!*




The Whiz Sausage Balls
1 pound hot sausage
8 oz cheese whiz
3 cups Bisquick
1/2 cup milk

Mix all ingredients together with KitchenAid mixer fitted with dough hook.  Shape into balls.  At this point you can freeze the balls and bake later.  Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes.






The Original Bisquick Sausage Balls
1 pound sausage
3 cups Bisquick
4 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp rosemary 
1/2 tsp parsley
1/2 cup milk

Mix all ingredients together with KitchenAid mixer fitted with dough hook.  Shape into balls.  At this point you can freeze the balls and bake later.  Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes.


Maple Sausage Balls
(Printable Recipe)

1 pound Maple sausage
3 cups Bisquick
4 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup milk

Mix all ingredients together with KitchenAid mixer fitted with dough hook.  Shape into balls.  At this point you can freeze the balls and bake later.  Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes.


Italian Sausage Balls
(Printable Recipe)

1 pound Italian sausage
3 cups Bisquick
4 cups Italian Cheese blend, shredded
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
1/2 cup milk

Mix all ingredients together with KitchenAid mixer fitted with dough hook.  Shape into balls.  At this point you can freeze the balls and bake later.  Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes.



Sausage Balls
(Printable Recipe)

1 pound turkey sausage (or regular)
2 3/4 cup Bisquick
10 oz shredded cheddar cheese

Mix all ingredients together with KitchenAid mixer fitted with dough hook.  Shape into balls.  At this point you can freeze the balls and bake later.  Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes.


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6 comments:

  1. Hi! I popped over from AL Bloggers. I'll be back to check out some of your recipes. They look delicious!

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  2. We love to use our friends as guinea pigs for tastings here at Almost Heaven South. I think it's the best way to find which you really prefer. Thanks for the great recipes - I saved them all.

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  3. Man, I never get invited to things like sausage ball tastings. Wtf? They all sound awesome. :)

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  4. You've got a lot of sausage balls to post this! (ha ha)

    For something so looked down upon in the culinary world, velveeta does do some good work, doesn't it?

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  5. I didn't know you made sausage balls with bisquick. Interesting.
    ~ingrid

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  6. My favorite recipes call for sage turkey sausage & dried crangerries with a little orange zest OR one with added cream cheese...will be trying your variations too...love these for a meal with a side salad too.

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