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Easy 3 Ingredient Sausage Balls Recipe with Bisquick

Tired of complicated recipes? Make these Easy 3 Ingredient Sausage Balls with Bisquick! Perfect for picnics, potlucks, or a quick meal. Sausage Balls are a family favorite breakfast during the colder months. They are easy to make and taste wonderful when dipped with honey, maple syrup, or mustard.

sausage balls with bisquick

🌟 Sausage Ball Traditions

During my childhood, it became a cherished family ritual to indulge in Sausage Balls every Christmas morning.

This beloved tradition has seamlessly transitioned into my own household, bringing immense joy and anticipation year after year.

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Perfect for the festive season, the Sausage Balls recipe offers convenience as you can prepare them in advance and freeze until baking time.

Reducing the workload on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning allows you to savor the precious moments with your loved ones.

However, do remember that the delectable Sausage Balls aren’t limited to just Christmas. 

They serve as an effortlessly satisfying breakfast option throughout the year. 

Personally, I ensure to keep a stash of frozen Sausage Balls in my freezer during the winter months, providing my family with a hassle-free and delightful breakfast whenever we need it. 

Embrace this time-honored tradition and elevate your breakfast experience with these scrumptious Sausage Balls.

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3 ingredient sausage balls

🔑 Key to Success #1 – A Food Processor Makes It Easy

When preparing a batch of Sausage Balls, a time-saving trick I recommend is using a food processor.

However, if you prefer, a stand mixer with a large mixing bowl works just as well. 

I personally own a Ninja food processor, although the exact model is no longer available for purchase.

Nevertheless, you can find a similar one easily. 

With my Ninja food processor, I find it much simpler to blend half of the ingredients at a time.

For instance, I combine 1/2 pound of sausage and 1/2 pound of Velveeta, blending until they are just barely combined.

It’s worth mentioning that these ingredients blend more easily if they are at room temperature.

Next, I add in 3/4 cup of Bisquick biscuit mix and pulse it a few times to ensure everything is well mixed.

One great thing about the Sausage Balls recipe is that you can prepare them ahead of time and freeze them until you’re ready to bake, making it perfect for Christmas morning.

I hope you find these tips helpful in making your own delicious Sausage Balls!

3 ingredient sausage balls with jimmy dean sausage

🔑 Key to Success #2 – Careful, Don’t Over-Mix the Dough

When preparing the dough, it’s important not to over-mix it.

Instead of aiming for a completely smooth and uniform texture, we want it to be just barely combined. 

The ideal result is when you can still spot patches of cheese and sausage.

Mixing the dough too much can lead to tough and rubbery sausage balls.

If you don’t have a food processor, you can combine the sausage, Velveeta, and Bisquick by hand in a large bowl. 

I recommend starting by combining the sausage with the cheese and then adding the Bisquick last. 

This will ensure a delicious outcome.

sausage balls with bisquick and jimmy dean breakfast sausage

🔑 Key to Success #3 – Now We’re Rocking and Rolling

Once the dough has been combined, start rolling them into walnut-sized balls. 

Again, the Sausage Balls don’t have to be completely smooth and uniform. 

I like to make the sausage balls walnut-sized so that you can get 2 or maybe 3 bites out of each Sausage Ball.

You can make the Sausage Balls smaller if you’d prefer. 

To prevent dry sausage balls, reduce the cooking time by a few minutes,

This classic recipe for sausage cheese balls using these simple basic ingredients: Bisquick mix, or other biscuit mix; ground sausage, or hot sausage, or turkey sausage or any kind of sausage you prefer; a cheese such as Velveeta or sharp cheddar cheese.  

These easy recipe Bisquick sausage balls will make the perfect appetizer for game day, holiday parties, wedding showers, and all other events where finger foods are appropriate.

Frozen Sausage Balls

🔑 Key to Success #4 – Choose Your Dipping Sauce

Sausage Balls are a beloved breakfast staple, especially during the colder months. 

They are incredibly simple to prepare and taste absolutely delightful when paired with honey, maple syrup, mustard, or even honey mustard and BBQ sauce.

3 ingredient sausage balls with velveeta


How do you freeze sausage balls?

Save valuable time in the morning by freezing these simple sausage balls, ideal for appetizers, family reunions, holiday seasons, and all sorts of family get-togethers.

To freeze the uncooked sausage balls, place them on a freezer-safe tray covered with wax paper or parchment paper.

Let them firm up in the freezer for 1-2 hours.

If your sheet pans or cookie sheets don’t fit in the freezer, don’t worry! 

Get creative and use a flat and freezer-safe 13×9 inch pan or a cutting board – anything that fits will do just fine.

Once the sausage balls are firm, transfer them to an airtight container, like a zip-top storage bag, freezer bag, or vacuum seal bag, for longer-term freezer storage.

The pre-freeze tray method ensures they won’t stick together.

Thawing the frozen sausage balls before baking is not necessary. ba

Just take out as many as you need and follow the recipe directions for baking.

 For best results, you may need to add an extra 2-3 minutes to the bake time.

Now you can effortlessly enjoy these tasty easy sausage balls any time with this convenient freezing method.  Enjoy!

sausage balls with bisquick and velveeta

📌 Get the Printable Recipe for 3 Ingredient Sausage Balls

Save this Sausage Balls with Bisquick biscuit mix to your favorite breakfast board or your party snacks board.

Sausage Balls
sausage balls with bisquick and velveeta

Sausage Balls

Yield: 40 sausage balls
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Sausage Balls are a perfect make-ahead breakfast that takes just a few minutes to cook.  Mix up the Sausage Balls and store them uncooked in the freezer until you're ready to cook them.


  • 1 lb Jimmy Dean pork sausage
  • 1 lb Velveeta cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups Bisquick baking mix


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In food processor, combine sausage and Velveeta cheese. (Mixture will not be completely smooth.)
  3. Add Bisquick and pulse a few times until ingredients are just combined.
  4. Roll into walnut-sized balls and place onto greased baking sheet.  
  5. Bake 20-25 minutes until golden brown. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 40 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 358mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

Nutrition Information Provided For Educational and Informational Purposes Only.

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