Rotel Cream Cheese Sausage Balls

Rotel Cream Cheese Sausage Balls – a kicked-up version of our famous sausage balls! Only 5 ingredients – sausage, Bisquick, cream cheese, Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles, and Mexican cheese blend. Can make in advance and freeze for a quick snack later. Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch, an appetizer at parties, and afternoon snacks. Whip up a batch ASAP!

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These Rotel Cream Cheese Sausage Balls have been on repeat at our house! A kicked-up version of our famous sausage balls. Spicy sausage, Bisquick, cream cheese, Rotel tomatoes, 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. These are perfect for breakfast, Christmas Eve, a holiday party This recipe is a real crowd pleaser! Whip up a batch ASAP! It is sure to become a family favorite recipe.

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How to Make Rotel Cream Cheese Sausage Balls

These sausage balls are super easy to make with only 5 simple ingredients. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, combine sausage, Bisquick, shredded cheese, and a can of Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles. Use a cookie scoop, scoop the sausage mixture into balls, and place on a parchment-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

  • If you don’t have a stand mixer, you can mix the sausage mixture by hand.
  • I use Jimmy Dean hot sausage. Can use turkey sausage for a lower calorie option.
  • Can use any flavor of Rotel tomatoes – Mild, Original, Hot, Chunky, or Mexican.
  • The sausage mixture is sticky. Resist the urge to add more biscuit mix. 
  • Use a cookie scoop to scoop the sausage mixture into 1-inch balls.
  • I use a Mexican cheese blend in this recipe. You can use any cheese that you prefer. Shredded cheddar cheese or pepper jack cheese are both delicious.
  • Use gluten-free Bisquick for a gluten-free snack.
  • Can Sausage Balls be made in advance? Yes! You can form the sausage mixture into balls and place in the fridge until ready to bake.
  • Can Sausage Balls be frozen? Yes. Form the sausage mixture into balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Place the baking sheet in the freezer and freeze. Transfer the frozen balls to a freezer bag.
    • When ready to bake the sausage balls, place the frozen balls on a baking sheet and bake as directed adding a few minutes to the cooking time.
    • There is no need to thaw the balls before baking.

What to Serve with Sausage Balls

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As I said, these sausage balls are a favorite at our house. They taste great hot out of the oven or at room temperature. We like to dip them into salsa, our copycat Chuy’s Jalapeno Dip, or some queso. YUM! Whip up a batch ASAP!

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Rotel Cream Cheese Sausage Balls

Yield: 5 dozen
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 33 mins
Rotel Cream Cheese Sausage Balls – a kicked-up version of our famous sausage balls! Only 5 ingredients – sausage, Bisquick, cream cheese, Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles, and Mexican cheese blend. Can make in advance and freeze for a quick snack later. Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch, an appetizer at parties, and afternoon snacks. Whip up a batch ASAP!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb hot sausage, uncooked
  • 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (10-oz) can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained
  • 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:

Sausage balls may be frozen uncooked. If baking frozen, add a few minutes to the baking time.

Steph

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  1. Can I use ice cream scoop… How much time difference will need to cook… I actually have some in oven and I reread directions and you said cookie scoop ..

    1. You can make them as big or small as you want. You will just have to experiment with the cooking time.

        1. sure! Anything that you can cook in an oven can be made in an air fryer. An air fryer is just a small convection oven.

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