Cornbread Sausage Balls

Cornbread Sausage Balls – sausage balls made with cornbread mix instead of Bisquick. Sounds weird, but these are seriously THE BEST sausage balls EVER! Only 4 ingredients – sausage, cream cheese, cornbread mix, and cheddar cheese. Can make in advance & freeze for a quick snack later. Great for parties, potlucks, tailgating, and dinner! #sausage #appetizer #snack #jiffymix

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Cream Cheese Sausage Balls Made with Cornbread Mix

Sausage balls are one of our favorite breakfast and party snacks. I always have a batch in the freezer for a quick treat, especially during the holidays! The Cornbread Sausage Balls are a new favorite. O-M-YUM! Sausage balls made with sweet cornbread mix instead of Bisquick. I know it sounds weird, but they taste fantastic! They are a little sweet and a whole lotta delicious. The first time I made these we almost ate the whole batch for lunch.

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How to Make Sausage Balls without Bisquick

These sausage balls are super easy to make. Want to know my secret? Use your KitchenAid stand mixer with the dough hook. It will mix everything together easily! To make the sausage balls, place sausage, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and cornbread mix in the mixer bowl and mix until everything is throughly combined. Use a small cookie scoop to portion out the dough and roll into balls. Place on a baking sheet and bake.

  • I used a box of sweet Krusteaz Honey Cornbread Mix. Feel free to substitute 2 boxes of Jiffy mix if you prefer.
  • I used Jimmy Dean sausage. Do NOT cook the sausage. You are using the sausage raw.
  • You can use any flavor of sausage you prefer. I like to use Hot and Maple.
  • The dough will be a little sticky but resist the urge to add flour or more cornmeal. Once they are cooked they are perfect! Adding more dry ingredients will make the sausage balls tough and dry.
  • Can Sausage Balls be frozen? Yes! Form the dough into balls and place the baking sheet in the freezer. Once the balls are frozen, transfer to a freezer bag and store in the freezer.
  • To bake sausage balls after freezing, simply add a few minutes to the cooking time.
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What Dipping Sauce for Sausage Balls

These sausage balls are great on their own, but they are even better dipped in your favorite sauce. Ranch, BBQ sauce, Honey Mustard, or Salsa are all great. If you are serving these for breakfast, try dipping them into some maple syrup. YUM!

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Cornbread Sausage Balls

Yield: 5 dozen
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 33 mins
Cornbread Sausage Balls – sausage balls made with cornbread mix instead of Bisquick. Sounds weird, but these are seriously THE BEST sausage balls EVER! Only 4 ingredients – sausage, cream cheese, cornbread mix, and cheddar cheese. Can make in advance & freeze for a quick snack later. Great for parties, potlucks, tailgating, and dinner! #sausage #appetizer #snack #jiffymix

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb hot sausage, uncooked
  • 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (15-oz) box Honey Cornbread & Muffin Mix
  • cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • Mix all ingredients until well combined. (I use my KitchenAid mixer with the dough hook attachment)
  • Use a small cookie scoop to scoop dough and roll into 1-inch balls. Place on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Bake for 18 – 22 minutes, or until brown.

Notes:

  • I used a box of sweet Krusteaz Honey Cornbread Mix. Feel free to substitute 2 boxes of Jiffy mix if you prefer.
  • I used Jimmy Dean sausage. Do NOT cook the sausage. You are using the sausage raw.
  • You can use any flavor of sausage you prefer. I like to use Hot and Maple.
  • The dough will be a little sticky but resist the urge to add flour or more cornmeal. Once they are cooked they are perfect! Adding more dry ingredients will make the sausage balls tough and dry.
  • Can Cornbread Sausage Balls be frozen? Yes! Form the dough into balls and place the baking sheet in the freezer. Once the balls are frozen, transfer to a freezer bag and store in the freezer.
  • To bake sausage balls after freezing, simply add a few minutes to the cooking time.

Steph

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  1. These are fantastic! I made them Christmas morning and the hubs and I munched on a few while cooking, before our family arrived! Both my daughter and SIL loved them and had some with (and before) their lunch!! We have a few left that we will have today! Thanks for this fast and easy recipe!

  2. If you don’t have a Kitchen Aid mixer, can you mix by hand or is that too hard to do? I only have a hand mixer. These sound delish!!!

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