Spicy Sausage Balls – No Bisquick Needed

I’m totally in back to school mode for school lunch ideas and these spicy sausage balls are perfect.  I can whip up a large batch that can easily be frozen in no time. I pair these spicy sausage balls with either french toast sticks or homemade pumpkin waffles, syrup, fresh fruit and a smoothie for school lunch.  Everything goes into the lunch box frozen and thaws by lunch time for a fun breakfast for lunch.

Snag this easy recipe for Spicy Cheese & Sausage Balls.  Perfect for a quick morning breakfast, road trip snack or school lunch ideas.  So easy they practically make themselves! ~ Teaspoon Of Goodness

Also, what about breakfast? When you are getting the family ready in the morning, it’s so nice to know exactly what’s for breakfast. There’s no need to spend an hour cooking in the morning, when you can fix something up like these Spicy Sausage Balls. I personally like the zing that these Spicy Sausage Balls bring! This is an easy recipe that you’ll enjoy making for many mornings to come. I promise they’ll ask you about it on a daily basis, at least my boys do! Whether you make these for lunch, breakfast, or dinner, they are sure to be a big hit!

Spicy Sausage Balls

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Spicy Sausage Balls
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  • 1 lb. hot or spicy pork sausage, room temperature
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese blend, room temperature
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cover baking sheet in aluminum foil, this will help clean up be a snap.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl until well mixed. Your hands will be your best tool for this job.
  4. Form into ping pong sized balls and place on prepared cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
  6. Move to a paper towel lined plate and allow to drain well.


Snag this easy recipe for Spicy Cheese & Sausage Balls.  Perfect for a quick morning breakfast, road trip snack or school lunch ideas.  So easy they practically make themselves! ~ Teaspoon Of Goodness

What is your “go to” for breakfasts at home? Do you plan on making these Spicy Sausage Balls?

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  1. eliz frank says

    I don’t eat meat but I’m sure I can modify the recipe with some tofu or other substitute. It looks very delicious!

  2. says

    These look yummy! My husband and oldest daughter would really like them. Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link Party! Hope to see you again on Sunday night!

  3. says

    Hey there, featuring your sausage balls for the 12th day of Christmas Series: Party Appetizers. The post goes live this Saturday the 12th.
    -Allie (www.craftyallieblog.com)

  4. Georgia says

    I just made these and they were DELICIOUS!!! I added chopped onion and chopped jalapeños and I also did half cheddar and half pepper jack cheese and O. M. G. !! Thank you!

  5. says

    I found your site yesterday by searching for a sausage ball recipe without Bisquick. I made these, minus the hot pepper flakes, yesterday evening to have on hand as a snack for the holiday today. Of course, we had to sample them last night. :) We all love them. They are so much better than sausage balls we’ve had in the past. Thank you for sharing such a simple and tasty recipe.

    • Brandy says

      Christi –
      So glad you liked them. They work wonderful and without the pepper flakes keeps them tamed down for the kids. Have a wonderful week!

  6. Janice Neal says

    Really nice. I’ll have to try these. I’ve often wrapped a sausage mixture around hard-cooked, peeled eggs, and then baked them till the sausage was golden. It’s a great variation known as Scotch Eggs!

  7. jessica eidson says

    I am sooo Happy to find your recipe w/o bisquick. I made some yesterday and my bisquick was outta date, bad deal! They were awful!! Lol
    I am going to use your recipe today!!! Thanks sooo much for sharing your yummy sausage balls(w/o bisquick)!!!

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