Sausage Cheese Balls: A Last Minute Super Bowl Appetizer

The big game is tomorrow and I’ve had these sausage cheese balls from Tablespoon bookmarked ever since I had leftover sausage from these Stuffed Mushrooms. They are super easy and if these aren’t “Man Food”, I don’t know what is.

I realize we all have different reasons for watching the Super Bowl…

A) You really love football.
B) You really love Super Bowl Food.
C) You really love talking your girlfriends about the caveman hollering going on in front of the T.V. and tolerate the first half so you can see Fergie during the halftime show.

Which one are you? I think I’m a little of all three.

Sausage Cheese Balls: A Last Minute Super Bowl Appetizer
Prep Time
21 hrs 59 mins
Cook Time
21 hrs 59 mins
Author: Christy Denney
  • 3 cups Original Bisquick® mix or Healthy Start Bisquick® mix
  • 1 pound pork sausage
  • 4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese 16 ounces
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves crushed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley or 1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • Barbecue sauce or chili sauce if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease bottom and sides of jelly roll pan or use parchment paper.
  2. Stir together all ingredients, using hands or spoon. If your mixture is too dry add a little more milk. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls. Place in pan.
  3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until brown. Immediately remove from pan. Serve warm with sauce for dipping.
Recipe Notes

Source: Tablespoon

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  1. These look really good. I’m new to your blog and just wanted you to know how much I enjoy the food and recipes you feature here. I’ll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  2. My hubby would just love these!! Your pics always look great!!

  3. Oh… forgot to put I really LOVE the Superbowl food! I couldn’t care less about the game! lol

  4. These look great. I love sausage balls.

  5. Sounds easy and good.

  6. I love how you included parmesan and herbs to liven up the traditional recipe. I can only assume they are sublime!

  7. Great idea! I know these would be a big hit at my house. I am going to make them for the Super Bowl. I love your site and find it inspirational. I’m new to food blogging myself;)

  8. I hope you don’t mind that I am including you on my list of favorite Super Bowl recipe blogs:)

  9. @Angela,
    Include me on any list you want! Almost any list…:)

  10. I love these sausage balls! My Aunt always makes them for any family get together we have!

    Oh and to answer your question, I too am all 3! I love the food, the socializing, the half time shows and commercials, and of course I love the football!

  11. I love these things- they’re so simple but they’re so good. Perfect super bowl food!

  12. Awesome. These look so fast!

  13. I think I could eat this all day long, because I love such delicious looking things 🙂

  14. Those sausage balls sound so tasty!

  15. I made these for my boyfriend last night and I must’ve messed up. First- they came out looking like those cheddar cheese biscuits you get from Red Lobster. Then, he brought them to work today and he said they tasted like “a$$.” Are there any tricks that need to be known? I used ground rosemary but that shouldn’t mess it up too much right?

  16. @Wendy,
    Oh no! Did you use a 1/2 teaspoon of ground rosemary? That would be way to much and would definitely change the whole flavor of them.

  17. My husbund love those! Thanks for sharing!

  18. I’ve arrived at this recipe through a link from today’s e-mail issue of “101 Days of Holidays”, so I’m new to your blog … but I’ll be back. These sausage balls look and sound amazing. I plan to make them next week. One thing, though … I’m assuming that you cook the ground pork first. Is that right?

    • I’ll bet these would be yummy at any fun family gathering.
      But I have the same question as the person above my post … Should the sausage be cooked separately, before making up the recipe? Would love to try these for sure!

  19. Sounds great! will be trying it for when I join other seniors for breakfast some morning. Always looking for new ideas.

  20. What kind of dipping sauce do you recommend for these? Is there a recipe for the sauce? Thanks!

  21. i absolutely love your blog. it is 8am on my day off and i am now starving!!

    do you know any substitute for the Original Bisquick?

    Thank you

  22. One cup of Bisquick can be substituted by a mix of one cup of flour, 1½ teaspoons of baking powder, ½ teaspoon of salt, and 1 tablespoon of oil or melted butter.
    Thank you wikipedia!

    LOL just answered my own question!!

  23. Gloria DuBose says:

    I’ve been making these for 35 years! Kids love to form the balls – I now make them using whole grain baking mix. (Not pancake mix) You can freeze them before baking. Just put them on a baking sheet for an hour or so to freeze, then transfer into freezer bags. They also freeze well after baking.

  24. My daughter made these this past Saturday. AWESOME!!! But she served them with Honey Mustard. YUMMMM

  25. First off, let me say that I LOVE this website and have tried many of the recipes and am exicted to say that there are quite a few keepers on here that my family and I love. This one, however, I feel like it could use some tweaking. I made these for a potluck tomorrow and I was somewhat disappointed because I feel like they ended up tasting more like biscuits than meatballs. My suggestion would be to possibly cut the bisquick down to half of what the recipe calls for or even 1 cup and I think it would also be great if there were a couple dashes of worcestershire sauce thrown in to cut down on some of the richness of the cheese. Just a suggestion. Thank you for all the wonderful recipes!!