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Meals I Can Make: Sausage Balls

I am a true Texan at heart. These Sausage Balls from one of my favorite cookbooks is always a hit in my house.

They're easy, fun to make with your kids and, most importantly, delicious. I may or may not have lost a ball in the process of baking (found it under the oven), so this recipe ended up making 35, not 36 balls. 





2 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

1/4 teaspoon cayenne 

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 tablespoons whole milk

1 pound uncooked breakfast sausage

2 cups grated cheddar cheese




 Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne until well combined. Work in the butter with a pastry blender or your hands until well distributed. Stir in the cheese, sausage, and milk, and then mix until well combined. The dough should be soft enough to form into small balls, though if it’s too dry, you can add more milk a teaspoon at a time until the dough can be easily shaped.


Scoop out a tablespoon of the dough and then roll it into a round ball. Place the balls 1/2-inch apart on the baking sheet, and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the sausage is cooked and the cheese has melted. Repeat until all of the balls are cooked. Serve warm.


Recipe from the Homesick Texan Cookbook