Jalapeno Popper Sausage Balls

Jalapeno Popper Sausage Balls – all the flavors of jalapeno poppers/armadillo eggs combined with our favorite cream cheese sausage ball recipe! Only 7 ingredients – pork sausage, Bisquick biscuit mix, cream cheese, bacon, garlic powder, chopped jalapeno peppers, and shredded cheese. Can make in advance and freeze for a quick snack later. Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch, party appetizers, and afternoon snacks. Whip up a batch ASAP!

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Jalapeno & Cream Cheese Sausage Balls

What happens when you combine the flavors of jalapeno poppers/armadillo eggs and our famous sausage balls? You get an amazing snack with tons of great flavor! These Jalapeno Popper Sausage balls have been on repeat at our house. Spicy sausage, Bisquick, cream cheese, bacon, garlic powder, jalapeno peppers, and cheese. Seriously delicious! You can’t just eat one! I always have a batch in the freezer to pull out for an easy appetizer or quick breakfast. This recipe is a real crowd pleaser! Whip up a batch ASAP! It is sure to become a family favorite recipe.

What is Bisquick?

Bisquick is a pre-made baking mix sold by Betty Crocker. It is made with flour, shortening, salt, sugar, and baking powder.

If you don’t have access to a box of Bisquick baking mix, you can make a quick homemade Bisquick mix.

In a food processor pulse 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1 1⁄2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1⁄2 teaspoon of salt, and 2 1⁄2 tablespoons Crisco shortening. If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a pastry cutter to cut the shortening into the flour mixture.

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How to Make Jalapeno Popper Sausage Balls

This recipe is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment, mix together sausage, cream cheese, Bisquick, shredded cheese, cooked chopped bacon, garlic powder, and a can of diced jalapeno peppers. Use a cookie scoop, scoop the sausage mixture into 1-inch balls, and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake in a preheated oven until golden brown. Garnish with parsley and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can use a can of diced jalapeno peppers or diced green chiles.
    • For spicier sausage balls, use fresh diced jalapeno peppers.
  • I use Jimmy Dean sausage. You can use any flavor of ground pork sausage you enjoy.
    • Can substitute turkey sausage.
  • Use Gluten-Free Bisquick for a gluten-free recipe.
  • If you don’t have a stand mixer, you can combine the ingredients in a large bowl and mix with a wooden spoon or by hand.
  • You can use any shredded cheese that you enjoy. Sharp cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese, or a Mexican cheese blend are all delicious.
  • Can I freeze sausage balls? Yes! Mix together the ingredients and shape the pork mixture into balls. Place the balls on a baking sheet and freeze. Once the balls are frozen, transfer to a ziplock freezer bag.
    • To bake, remove the sausage balls from the freezer and bake as directed, adding a few minutes to the cooking time.
  • Can sausage balls be made in advance? Yes! You can form the sausage mixture into balls and refrigerate them overnight.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
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What to Serve with Jalapeno Popper Sausage Balls

These sausage balls have quickly become a favorite at our house. They taste great hot out of the oven or at room temperature.  I love to whip up a batch for game day, holiday parties, and breakfast. These are great dipped into some jalapeno ranch dressing or BBQ sauce. Whip up a batch ASAP!

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Jalapeno Popper Sausage Balls

Yield: 5 dozen
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Jalapeno Popper Sausage Balls – all the flavors of jalapeno poppers/armadillo eggs combined with our favorite cream cheese sausage ball recipe! Only 7 ingredients – pork sausage, Bisquick biscuit mix, cream cheese, bacon, garlic powder, chopped jalapeno peppers, and shredded cheese. Can make in advance and freeze for a quick snack later. Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch, party appetizers, and afternoon snacks. Whip up a batch ASAP!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb hot sausage, uncooked
  • 1 cup cooked chopped bacon (about 1 pound raw)
  • 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (4-oz) can diced jalapeno peppers, undrained
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • cups Bisquick
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • Place all ingredients in the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment. Mix until well combined.
  • Scoop sausage mixture into 1-inch balls and place on a parchment paper-lined rimmed baking sheet.
  • Bake for 18 – 20 minutes, or until brown.

Notes:

  • Can use a can of diced jalapeno peppers or diced green chiles.
    • For spicier sausage balls, use fresh diced jalapeno peppers.
  • I use Jimmy Dean sausage. You can use any flavor of ground pork sausage you enjoy.
    • Can substitute turkey sausage.
  • Use Gluten-Free Bisquick for a gluten-free recipe.
  • If you don’t have stand mixer, you can combine the ingredients in a large bowl and mix with a wooden spoon or by hand.
  • You can use any shredded cheese that you enjoy. Sharp cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese, or a Mexican cheese blend are all delicious.
  • Can I freeze sausage balls? Yes! Mix together the ingredients and shape the pork mixture into balls. Place the balls on a baking sheet and freeze. Once the balls are frozen, transfer to a ziplock freezer bag.
    • To bake, remove the sausage balls from the freezer and bake as directed, adding a few minutes to the cooking time.
  • Can sausage balls be made in advance? Yes! You can form the sausage mixture into balls and refrigerate them overnight.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

Steph

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