My grandmother made these as long as I can remember and they were always one of my favorite things! Now, I make them for my brood and my kids love them, too!!
Mamaw’s Sausage Balls
1 lb. Sausage (DO NOT BROWN THE SAUSAGE)
2 cups baking mix
2 cups shredded cheese (cheddar or American)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the three ingredients together with your hands. Form 1″ balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes until they are golden brown.
I use a lean sausage. If you have a fatty sausage, you may want to increase the baking mix. This recipe makes 60 sausage balls. Serve with fruit and you have a full meal!
NOTE: To reduce fat contents even more, use a fat free baking mix and lowfat cheese. I have found that some of the lowfat cheddar does not melt easily. I have used the “easy melt cheese that comes in a yellow rectangle box” once and it was NOT a my best idea!!