Sausage Balls

December 14, 2023

 

The Best Sausage Balls

Attention! I’ve edited this recipe to add cream cheese. I tried this and it keeps them so moist and even more delicious!
One of the absolute best appetizers around the holiday season,  you just can’t beat sausage balls! I’ve done them many ways over the years but a friend turned me on to the red lobster biscuit mix method and I never looked back.  Here is how we do it! 
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 40 Sausage Balls

Ingredients

  • 11 oz Red Lobster Biscuit Mix
  • 1 lb sausage
  • 16 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 stick Kerry Gold Garlic Herb
  • Butter to brush on top
  • 8 oz cream cheese

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients until well combined. I add the seasoning packet from the biscuit mix in as well.
  • Form into balls and place on a baking sheet.
  •  Cook at 350° for 25-26 min.
  • Melt garlic herb butter in microwave.
  • Brush on sausage balls as soon as they come out of the oven.  Enjoy!

Video

Notes

 The Kerry gold garlic herb butter is optional but definitely  adds flavor compared to reg butter. Also,  I edited the recipe to add cream cheese.  I tried this out and it really keeps them moist! Give it a try and let me know what you think!

61 Comments

  1. Diane M

    5 stars
    Absolutely love these and I think that Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit mix just took it over the top. Thanks for all the great recipes and yes, I can eat my weight in these very easily 😆.

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    • Matt Ramsey

      So easy to do, thank you!

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      • Judith

        In your video, you add the seasoning packet to the sausage mixture, not with the Kerry Gold at the end, as your written recipe states. I’m thinking the video is the best way.?

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        • Matt Ramsey

          I fixed it! Either way works but I prefer to put with the mix bc seems to always be a little butter left after brushing.

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      • Beverly

        How many does 1 recipe make. I would like to make them for a church brunch . Need to know the count.
        Thank You
        Bev Meek

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        • Matt Ramsey

          40-50 depending on how big you roll them.

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        • A Maisel

          I was able to get 54 balls

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  2. Chris

    What about the cream cheese?

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    • Matt Ramsey

      I don’t put cream cheese in this recipe…

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      • Lani

        The ingredient list says 8oz cream cheese

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        • Matt Ramsey

          Yes, I have edited the recipe after trying cream cheese in it. Tells that in the summary at the top!

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    • Steve

      He uses it.

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  3. Paula Smith

    5 stars
    Hands down…best sausage balls EVER!!

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    • Matt Ramsey

      Thank you! 🙌

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  4. Todd Brown

    The best

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    • Matt Ramsey

      Thanks!

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      • Carol O’Brien

        They look delicious and I can’t wait to try them. Thank you for sharing.

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        • Matt Ramsey

          Hope you enjoy!

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      • Judy Lombardo

        What does DEF mean at the end of the recipe

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        • Matt Ramsey

          Definitely

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      • Alex

        These were delicious!!!

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  5. Kathie Bodmer

    Delicious!!

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  6. LeDanna

    THIS LOOKS YUMMY. MY FAMILY LOVES THESE.THANKS FOR THIS GREAT RECIPE.

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    • Matt Ramsey

      🙌

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  7. Rosemarie A.

    In your verbal instructions you mix the seasoning packet with the meat mixture, in the written instructions you say mix the packet with the butter and brush on after backing. Which do you prefer?

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    • Matt Ramsey

      Either/or! I corrected it. I prob prefer in mix bc there always seems to be a little butter left after brushing.

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  8. MOG

    Trying these for the weekend Super Bowl party, will let you know the outcome.

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    • Matt Ramsey

      Hope you enjoy!

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  9. JoAnn S

    What do you recommend as a great flavorful dipping sauce for these?

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    • Matt Ramsey

      We eat them like they are but if prob make some country gravy if I was gonna dip them in something.

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  10. Brittany J Andrews

    Could you add diced bell pepper and onion to these?🙃

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    • Matt Ramsey

      For sure! I might cook em down to soften a little before mixing in.

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  11. Jason Kerley

    5 stars
    Killer recipe, just made a batch now. It made quite a few of them, which is fine by me. 😀

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  12. Jean Sparks

    Best way to keep them warm

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    • Matt Ramsey

      I’d prob cover with foil and put in oven at 170 until ready to serve.

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  13. Patty

    I told my husband I’d make these for SSS. Something different.

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  14. Jennifer

    I’ve been trying to come up with a great recipe for Super Bowl Sunday and just came across your video on Facebook. I can’t thank you enough. Now I just need to figure out a couple more ideas and I will be set. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

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    • Matt Ramsey

      I have several appetizer recipes!

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  15. Kathleen Cunningham

    Sure look and sound wonderful ! ! Going to make for sure with baby c-pot of country gravy …. Yum. Yum.

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  16. Patricia

    What could I substitute for the biscuit mix, been to four different places and it’s empty on the shelf and I really don’t want to go out running around anymore in this freezing weather 😊

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    • Matt Ramsey

      Use around 1.5 cups Bisquick instead.

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      • KK

        I was just looking for this answer – thanks! These are on the table come Sunday!

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  17. Marie Allen

    Can you make these in advance and then just warm up to add butter next day?

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    • Matt Ramsey

      Yes, that works!

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  18. Mark Ugolini

    How much of the Kosmos Q do you add to the mixture? If you’re eyeballing it, take a guess please.

    I’m trying these tomorrow!

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    • Matt Ramsey

      I honestly cannot tell you. I just sprinkled some in each cracker. Prob a couple of tablespoons total? 🤷🏻‍♂️

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      • Mark Ugolini

        Matt,

        Cracker? This recipe is for Sausage Balls…..

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    • Dana Hildreth

      5 stars
      Followed the recipe, doubled everything for a larger group. Amazing, everyone loved them. You were right about not needing much salt, but I absolutely went to town on other seasonings, and they were a huge hit. Definitely making these again, thank you so much!

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      • Matt Ramsey

        🙌

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  19. Jamie

    Will these become soggy after a while if I brush the butter on them an hour before a party tonight?

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    • Matt Ramsey

      No, that should be fine.

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  20. Tim

    What sauce do you dip your sausage balls in?

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    • Matt Ramsey

      We just eat them as they are!

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  21. Ed Schell

    These are in the Super Bowl menu. Can’t wait to try them.

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    • Matt Ramsey

      🙌

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  22. Dan

    so what is every body dipping these sausage balls in ? ranch ? sour cream ? BBQ sauce ? honey mustard ?

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    • Matt Ramsey

      We just eat them as they are!

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  23. EmilyBee

    Can you freeze these, then bake from frozen?
    I love sausage balls, and these look amazing!

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    • Matt Ramsey

      I’ve never frozen them before. I feel like they would do fine, though.

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  24. A Maisel

    I accidentally put the garlic butter in the sausage balls but they’re really good! Just had to bake for a few minutes longer.

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  25. Tom Sweeney

    5 stars
    Love your recipe!! I like to mix 1/2 regular & 1/2 hot sausage. I think this gives it a little extra kick. The cream cheese takes it to the next level!

    Reply

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