Sausage Cheese Balls Recipe
makes about 50-55 balls
prep time: 15 minutes
cook time: 15 minutes
total time: 30 minutes
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar (I used a mix of sharp cheddar and sharp white cheddar)
- 1.25 lb hot Italian or breakfast sausage, casing removed
- 1/2 cup sliced green onions
- grating of fresh nutmeg, optional
- 2 tablespoons milk
via Chef John from foodwishes.com
Heat the oven to 450°F. Line a large baking sheet with foil and lightly oil.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the cheese, then mix in the sausage, green onions, and nutmeg, with your hands, until it comes together like a dough. Add the two tablespoons of milk in, mixing until just combined and you can form balls of sausage with your hands.
Using a cookie scoop (it helps to have a small bowl of water to dip your scoop in), scoop mixture into 1 inch balls, placing on your prepared baking sheet.
Bake at 450°F for 12 to 15 minutes, or until cooked through. Turn the broiler on for 1-2 minutes for a bit of extra color. Let rest of 5 minutes (they need to cool slightly before they will release from the foil), then enjoy hot or at room temperature!
Do ahead: you can make the mix, form the balls, and place in the fridge until you want to bake your balls off.