Easy Bisquick Sausage Balls Recipe

Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
Total 30 mins

These EASY Bisquick Sausage Balls are a classic holiday appetizer that are the perfect savory party bite that your guests will not be able to stop eating!

Bisquick Sausage Balls being dipped in sauce.

If you are looking for that classic sausage ball recipe that you grew up eating – this is it!

Some dishes, like holiday recipes you grew up eating, you only want them to taste like what you had growing up.

For me, that is Bisquick Sausage Balls. However, I do like to dress them up with homemade sauces!

For this sausage balls recipe, I made two easy and quick sauces: Honey Mustard and Creamy Sweet Chili Sauce.

Bisquick Sausage Balls with sauce in a white dish.

Sausage Balls made with Bisquick

The earliest sausage balls recipes were made with bisquick and it’s the way most of us grew up eating them!

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It makes the sausage balls recipe come together so quickly and easily with just a handful of ingredients. 

If you want to make your own homemade bisquick mix, follow the below directions:

Homemade Bisquick Recipe
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 tablespoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable shortening

  1. Sift flour, baking powder and salt three times into a large bowl.
  2. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
  3. Use in below sausage ball recipe where bisquick is called for!

Bisquick Sausage Balls recipe ingredients in bowls on a cookie sheet.

Sausage Balls Ingredients

Sausage balls are traditionally made with ground pork. I like to use a mixture of spicy pork sausage and regular pork sausage.

It keeps them seasoned and flavorful, but not too spicy for the average person. 

However, YES, you can use all spicy ground pork sausage to make them spicy sausage balls or all plain pork sausage to avoid any slight heat. 

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You will also want to use good sharp cheddar cheese and milk to keep them moist!

Lastly, I always add a splash of Worcestershire sauce and Italian seasoning to add a depth of flavor.

Bisquick Sausage Balls before baking on a cookie sheet.

How to make Bisquick Sausage Balls

These Bisquick Sausage Balls couldn’t be any easier to whip together and my kids love to help roll them!

All you need to do is combine all ingredients in a large bowl (a hand mixer or stand mixer make this much easier).

Then roll the mixture with your hands into golf ball sized balls and place on a baking sheet. 

Bake them for 20 to 25 minutes and they are ready to serve!

Bisquick Sausage Balls on a plate.

Can you prepare sausage balls ahead of time? 

YES! Not only are these sausage balls delicious, but they are also a great make ahead party appetizer. 

You can roll them and place them on cookie sheets and then wrap them with cling wrap. 

Store in the fridge for up to 24 hours before the party and pop them into the oven when your guests arrive.

Can you freeze sausage balls?

Also, YES! You can freeze uncooked sausage balls in an airtight container for up to 4 months.

Place the sausage balls on a baking sheet in the freezer and once they’re frozen, you can transfer them to a ziplock freezer bag.

When you are ready to bake them, take them out of the freezer and let them thaw for 20 to 30 minutes and then bake.

Bisquick Sausage Balls torn apart so you can see inside.

If you are looking for the best classic sausage balls recipe you grew up eating every Christmas season, this is the recipe you have been looking for! 

Your guests will absolutely love these little appetizers and you will be amazed at how quickly they disappear. It’s a good thing this recipe makes a lot.

When you try this Bisquick Sausage Ball Recipe, please leave a comment below letting me know what you think!

Yield: 52 sausage balls

Easy Bisquick Sausage Balls Recipe

Bisquick Sausage Balls being dipped in sauce.

These EASY Bisquick Sausage Balls are a classic holiday appetizer that are the perfect savory party bite that your guests will not be able to stop eating!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 3 Cups Bisquick
  • 1 lb ground pork sausage
  • 1 lb ground spicy pork sausage
  • 16 Ounces Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Grated
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

Optional Dipping Sauces:


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl with a hand mixer (or stand mixer with paddle attachment), beat together all ingredients.
  3. Roll mixture into golf ball-sized balls; arrange balls on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown and the sausage is cooked through entirely.

Nutrition Information:


52 sausage balls

Serving Size:

3 sausage balls

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 298mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 6g

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14 Responses
  1. Sandra

    This recipe is my kids…now grown and married…requests every year! I have to have sausage balls and iced sugar cookies at the holiday or my kiddos will feel shortchanged. I make several dozen ahead of time…not mentioned but these freeze well after baking too. They defrost…can heat a bit…and good to go. My kids grab their frozen freezer sausage ball treats on the way out the door…to have at their house for new year’s day. I use a mix of sage sausage and hot spicy together. Jimmy Dean is a good product…but liked using Bob Evan’s better. I may try sausage from Aldis or another discount store this year…just to help keep costs down.

    1. Jessica

      You can use 2 whole pounds of regular ground pork sausage or split it into 1 lb regular and 1 lb spicy for mild spice flavor.

      If you like things extra spicy, you can use 2 whole lbs of all spicy pork sausage! 

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