ROTEL Sausage Balls with Cheez Whiz

Rotel Sausage Balls with Cheez Whiz – our favorite sausage balls kicked up with Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles. Only 4 simple ingredients – sausage, Bisquick biscuit mix, Cheez Whiz, and Rotel tomatoes. Can make ahead of time and freeze unbaked for a quick snack later. Serve with some salsa or queso. SO GOOD! These things fly off the plate at parties! Also great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.

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Easy Sausage Balls

These Rotel Sausage Balls are a new favorite at our house. This is a different recipe from most other sausage ball recipes. This recipe has a secret ingredient. Cheez Whiz cheese spread! I know it sounds weird, but it is SO good! ! I always have a batch in the freezer to pull out for an easy appetizer during the holiday season. These are perfect for breakfast, Christmas Eve, a holiday party This recipe is a definite 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, 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 Cheese Whiz Sausage Balls

This is such an easy recipe to make with only 4 simple ingredients. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine sausage, cheez whiz cheese sauce, biscuit mix, and a can of Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles. Mix on low just until combined. Line a baking sheet or cookie sheet with parchment paper. Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop the sausage and form mixture into 1-inch balls. Place onto the prepared baking sheet. Garnish the balls with some chopped fresh parsley. Bake the sausage balls until golden brown.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use Jimmy Dean Hot Sausage. Feel free to use mild sausage or mild Italian sausage both work well.
  • You can substitute turkey sausage for ground pork sausage.
  • Do NOT cook sausage. You are using the sausage raw.
  • If you don’t have an electric stand mixer, you can mix the sausage ball mixture by hand in a large bowl.
  • Need a gluten-free snack? Use gluten-free Bisquick.
  • Feel free to add sharp cheddar cheese, green onions, a dash of Worcestershire sauce.
  • Use any flavor or heat level of Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles. Hot, Original, Mild, or Mexican.
  • Can sausage balls be made in advance? Yes! You can form the sausage mixture into balls and refrigerate them overnight.
  • Can sausage balls be frozen? Yes! Mix pork sausage, Bisquick, Rotel, and Cheeze Whiz until combined. Shape mixture into balls. Place the balls on a baking sheet and freeze. Once balls are frozen, transfer to a ziplock freezer bag.
    • To bake the sausage balls after freezing. place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake until golden brown. There is no need to thaw the balls before baking.
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What to Serve with Sausage Balls

This is a great recipe to make for parties, Christmas morning, family gatherings, or an afternoon snack. These sausage balls taste great hot out of the oven or at room temperature. For breakfast, we like to dip them in some maple syrup. If you serving these little nuggets at a party, serve them with a side of salsajalapeno ranch, or some queso.

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Rotel Sausage Balls with Cheez Whiz

Yield: 4 dozen
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Rotel Sausage Balls with Cheez Whiz – our favorite sausage balls kicked up with Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles. Only 4 simple ingredients – sausage, Bisquick biscuit mix, Cheez Whiz, and Rotel tomatoes. Can make ahead of time and freeze unbaked for a quick snack later. Serve with some salsa or queso. SO GOOD! These things fly off the plate at parties! Also great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb sausage
  • 3 cups Bisquick
  • 1 cup Cheese Whiz
  • 1 (10-oz) can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine sausage, Bisquick, Cheese Whiz, and Rotel tomatoes. Mix until combined.
  • Use a medium cookie scoop and scoop the sausage mixture into 1-inch balls. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown.

Notes:

  • I use Jimmy Dean Hot Sausage. Feel free to use mild sausage or mild Italian sausage both work well.
  • You can substitute turkey sausage for ground pork sausage.
  • Do NOT cook sausage. You are using the sausage raw.
  • If you don’t have an electric stand mixer, you can mix the sausage ball mixture by hand in a large bowl.
  • Need a gluten-free snack? Use gluten-free Bisquick.
  • Feel free to add sharp cheddar cheese, green onions, a dash of Worcestershire sauce.
  • Use any flavor or heat level of Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles. Hot, Original, Mild, or Mexican.
  • Can sausage balls be made in advance? Yes! You can form the sausage mixture into balls and refrigerate them overnight.
  • Can sausage balls be frozen? Yes! Mix pork sausage, Bisquick, Rotel, and Cheeze Whiz until combined. Shape mixture into balls. Place the balls on a baking sheet and freeze. Once balls are frozen, transfer to a ziplock freezer bag.
    • To bake the sausage balls after freezing. place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake until golden brown. There is no need to thaw the balls before baking.

Steph

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