Sausage & Cheese Muffins – Football Friday

Sausage & Cheese Muffins – perfect tailgating food – They were a hit at the tailgate. I took the whole batch and only had a few leftovers and they reheated well for breakfast the next morning.

Sausage & Cheese Muffins - perfect tailgating food - They were a hit at the tailgate. I took the whole batch and only had a few left over; and they reheated well for breakfast the next morning.

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This isn’t any Football Friday; this is Iron Bowl Football Friday! This is the biggest game of the year!  It is the best and most hard-fought rivalry game in the country!  This year is about more than bragging rights as there are national championship implications again.  No matter what, it is always an exciting game.

These little muffins are very similar to the Sausage Cheese Puffs I posted a few weeks ago.  The only difference is these muffins have a secret ingredient – Fiesta Nacho Cheese soup.  These were a hit at the tailgate.  I took the whole batch and only had a few leftovers; they reheated well for breakfast the next morning.

Sausage & Cheese Muffins - perfect tailgating food - They were a hit at the tailgate. I took the whole batch and only had a few left over; and they reheated well for breakfast the next morning.
plate of muffins

Sausage & Cheese Muffins

Yield: 4 dozen
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Sausage & Cheese Muffins – perfect tailgating food – They were a hit at the tailgate. I took the whole batch and only had a few left over; and they reheated well for breakfast the next morning.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb hot ground pork sausage
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 3 cups Bisquick
  • 1 (10.75-oz) can condensed fiesta nacho cheese soup
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • ¾ cup buttermilk

Instructions:

  • Cook sausage and onion in a large skillet over medium to med-high heat, stirring until it crumbles and no longer pink. Drain and cool.
  • Preheat oven to 375ºF. Lightly spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Combine sausage, baking mix, and shredded cheese in a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the mixture. Stir together the soup and buttermilk; add to sausage mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  • Spoon until lightly greased mini muffin tins, filling to tops of cups.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned.

Steph

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  1. What brand is Fiesta Cheese Soup? I have seen Campbell's condensed Cheese Soup but not "Fiesta"…. any substitutions?

    1. Campbell’s makes the Fiesta Nacho cheese soup. You can try using the plain cheese soup if you can’t find it

  2. This says to add sausage and onion, but I don't see onion in the ingredients. Do you mean sausage and onion powder?

  3. Made these for my church's Easter brunch this morning ~ they were a hit! I will definitely make again!

  4. Kim – you cook the sausage first because these are muffins with sausage in them. These are muffins.

    You don't cook the sausage in sausage balls because they are meatballs. You are wanting to taste the sausage and not have it be a muffin.

  5. Why do you brown the sausage first on this one, but others you don't? Will it affect these if I don't? I've had some dry sausage balls and some not so dry and I'm just wondering if that's the difference.

  6. Why do you brown the sausage first on this one, but others you don't? Will it affect these if I don't? I've had some dry sausage balls and some not so dry and I'm just wondering if that's the difference.

  7. Can you tell me the consistency of the batter? I can't have gluten so the soup is out. I wondered if a think jarred queso might work? I can use GF Bisquick, so the soup is the only issue. Anyone have ideas?

  8. Saw this on Pinterest…WAR EAGLE! I made a version of this recently for one of my Demarle at Home cooking classes…and it was fantastic…and a huge hit. Thanks for sharing your version. It will definitely be on the SEC championship game menu. Gotta love SEC football!!!

  9. I make these in regular muffin tins and cook them for about 20-25 minutes. The recipe makes a dozen large muffins. I then freeze them, and they're great for a quick breakfast. Just cook on the thaw setting of the microwave for approximately 90 seconds, and they are ready to eat! I'm so glad I found this recipe on pinterest!

  10. I wanted to follow up from my last comment. They worked great, even without the muffin tins.

  11. I'm making these today at my brother in laws. He doesn't have any muffin tins, so I'm going to try to cook them on a pan. Hope they turn out!

  12. Just made these tonight and they were awesome! A big hit with all the farmers I had to feed tonight!

  13. These look awesome! Found this on Pinterest and had to check them out. I can't wait to try these this weekend – thanks!

    1. Jennaj – I don't refrigerate them, but it won't hurt them if you do. They should taste great reheated in the morning

  14. omg i just found this recipe through iowa girl eats. this is amazing!! I was looking for the perfect breakfast tailgate food for a football game this weekend–found it!!

  15. I found this recipe through Pinterest and made them this morning. Soooo good! 🙂 I got 80 mini muffins out of the recipe, and I followed it exactly, exept I needed a splash more milk to moisten it all. I'll be making these a lot this fall/winter!

    1. Ashley – you could do that or even make the muffins the night before and just reheat them in the morning.

  16. Ok I swear I read that 10 times and just now saw where is says milk will work too! I saw the water part lol

  17. Hi Steph;

    Sounds like a great recipe. Can you tell me how many muffins are made with these ingredients? Thank you!

  18. You do need the soup in this recipe. I have a sausage and cheese puff recipe that doesn't require the soup – they are great too

  19. Can you make these without the soup or will the consistency not be the same? I have everything except the soup.

  20. How many muffins does one batch of these make? I am needing to send some for a group of about 10 boys and need to plan ahead.

    Also, the 7-up biscuits were a big hit at my house and have become a go-to staple! Thanks!!

  21. Now I am here! I found this AMAZING recipe on Pinterest and I just tried it…OMG! Tastes just like sausage/cheese balls but BETTER and so much easier. Thanks so much for sharing! ~ Anna

  22. Uumm..why does it call for buttermilk and then says add water in the instructions? If you wanted water then why not just say water instead of buttermilk..sorry just confused.

  23. OH, I just googled this recipe and found you! Yea! I'm going to make these Christmas morning! Thanks, Merry Christmas and WAR EAGLE FOREVER!!!!

  24. Made these for b'fast… Love them! I think this will be my new modified sausage ball recipe. Happy football season!

  25. Love these! I made them for Christmas morning breakfast and now am making them again to take to church along with a banana crumb cake from Southernplate. YUM! I hope there are leftovers!

  26. LOVED these! They reminded me of sausage balls and were easier to make since you didn't have to do all that rolling and such. Will definitely make again!!

  27. Thanks for the link! Glad you gave these a try…I like the idea of using the fiesta nacho soup.

    Congrats on the Iron Bowl win…what a game!

  28. Have you caught your breath yet? I have to say that was the best game I have watched all year.

    Do you think these are better than the sausage muffins that you did last year? Those are one of my favorites.

  29. Any recipe name that starts off with "Sausage and cheese" immediately gets my attention and these sound super good, as have all of those you've posted. In spite of the fact that Saban and I are from the same place, I'll have to pull for Auburn as I've always been partial to them – I think I just like the name – and it's the SEC's only chance at the national title.

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