Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wilma on Wednesday Makes Sausage Balls

I bet you've heard of these. I bet you've even made them, or a version of them. According to Betty Crocker, this recipe is among their most requested recipes. Now, I'm going to link to the Betty Crocker one later in the post so I don't completely lose you, but I'm posting Wilma's, even though it needs a little work. Let's take a look (my comments will be in tangerine). [Did you know that Bisquick has been around since 1931?]


1 lb. sharp cheese, grated
1 lb. sausage
3 cups Bisquick

Melt cheese (NO, do NOT melt the cheese... I did it this way once and it was a messy disaster). Lightly saute sausage, drain excess fat. Add cheese and Bisquick.

Okie dokie. Since I didn't melt the cheese, I mixed the grated cheese in with the bisquick. After the sausage cooled just a bit I mixed it in.

Shape into balls and line up on ungreased cookie sheet. Well, since the cheese wasn't melted, I was hoping the semi-greasy sausage would help "glue" them into balls. Nope. So I microwaved the whole mess about 30 seconds on 40% power. Still no sticking together into balls. I microwaved them again. And no sticking. So I added a little milk. Just enough to make everything stick together into balls. Oh, and go ahead and spray a little cooking spray on the cookie sheet for good measure.

Bake at 350 deg. F for 15 minutes. Serve warm.

So, to write this post, I checked out the recipe on the Betty Crocker website, and guess what? No cheese melting. Not even any sausage cooking. And they add milk to stick it all together! There are a few more ingredients. Anyway, if you make these they will disappear!!


  1. Remember to use only Neese's sausage, lol. It's the only one that we are allowed to use for that recipe, at my house. (I even have a recipe from the NC State Fair, years ago, for a Neese's sausage cake. Yes, I made one once. It was weird.)

  2. OMG, these are like food crack. In the late seventies one of m dear friends became a strict vegetarian and always preached the evils of eating animals. However, after a few glasses of wine at a party at my apartment I found her in the kitchen devouring these. Sooooo good.



Related Posts with Thumbnails