Whether you’re making a big bowl of pasta or hosting a group and need a snack for party popping, Ultimate Sausage Balls are the foolproof companion! These juicy pork spheres bring the flavor, the cheddar, and the fun! They’re so easy to throw together, too, so just another reason why they’re perfect for your weeknight dinner or big food gathering! Roll up your sleeves and get ready for the best utility-player-of-a-dish of all time! The Ultimate Sausage Balls will always be a grand slam, no matter the occasion or course!

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  • 1 pound ground pork sausage
  • 2 cups pre-mixed baking mix
  • 4 cups cheddar, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, freshly chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • extra-virgin olive oil, to taste, for brushing


Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 –Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 3 –In a large bowl, mix the pork sausage, the pre-mixed baking mix, the cheddar, the parsley, and the paprika together until combined.

Step 4 –Season the sausage mixture with the salt and the pepper.

Step 5 –Using a small cookie scoop, place tablespoon-size balls of the meat mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.

Step 6 –Brush the tops of the balls with the olive oil.

Step 7 –Bake until deeply golden brown and no longer pink, about 25 minutes.

Step 8 –Garnish with the parsley.