Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sausage-Cheese Balls

These little pop-in-your-mouth treats are quite tasty.

Enjoy one...or more.

For the past two months, I have been ordering organic produce and baking products from an awesome company called Azure Standard. 

That's where I bought this baking mix.

I'm such a sucker for cute packaging.

This image perfectly captures the country life I dream about: ringing the dinner bell for my family while having my hair perfectly curled, wearing a crisply-starched apron, and having a 22-inch waist.

The last time my waist circumference was 22 inches, I was taking my lunch to school in a Strawberry Shortcake lunchbox and selling Girl Scout cookies.

Three ingredients:  baking mix, cheese, and sausage. 

 Mix together until crumbly.

 Roll into bite-sized balls and bake.

These were so good, I didn't even get a chance to snap a photo of the finished product.

They quickly disappeared.

Sausage Snack
Makes 40 1-inch balls

2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 pound ground sausage, uncooked
1 1/2 cup baking mix (Mary Jane's Baking Mix or Bisquick)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  In a large bowl, mix together the cheese and sausage.  Blend baking mix into the cheese and sausage mixture (it will be crumbly).  Shape mixture into 1-inch, bite-sized balls.  Place balls 1 inch apart on an ungreased jelly-roll pan (or line a baking sheet with parchment paper).  Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Recipe from:  Mary Jane's Budget Mix


Martha said...

oooh, yum!! My waist hasn't been a 22 for quite some time now too. haha back when it was I didn't know that it mattered! :)

Jessica Shivers said...

Sausage balls, yumm! We made these recently and they definitely didnt last for leftovers. Love the packaging though! I could never be the 22 inch waist, but might try the dinner bell to get my kids attention!

Carolyn Albro said...

OMG!! This sounds SO delish. I'm absolutely making these (with turkey sausage, of course LOL)

Caneel said...

Ginny - your waist was 22 inches long after elementary school. I didn't know you until college, but I'm sure of it! :D These look delicious!

Carole said...

Hi there. The current Food on Friday is all about sausages! So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.