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Mexican Sausage Balls Recipe

posted by Jaren Dubois on December 29, 2015

Mexican Sausage Balls – A quick and easy appetizer made with breakfast sausage you can make ahead of time and bake when you’re ready!

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Hello Julie’s Eats & Treats readers!  It’s Jaren from Diary of a Recipe Collector back to share a yummy appetizer for your next party.  Do you all have any big New Year’s Eve plans?  New Year’s has always been one of my favorite holidays.  Now I have to admit, since becoming a mother almost 9 years ago, my New Year’s Eve plans look a little different than they once did.  My kiddos love to pop fireworks, but I usually spend my evening either inside with one of my little ones who is scared of all the noise or outside holding my breath hoping my curious son doesn’t burn himself.  These nights are way different from when my husband and I would go out to eat a nice dinner and then head to someone’s house to ring in the New Year.


No matter what we do, however, we usually have little bites to nibble.  Have you ever had a Sausage-Cheese Ball?  They are a classic recipe that has been around a while. These Mexican Sausage Balls are my version of the classic.  The recipe doesn’t get easier.  You don’t even need to cook the breakfast sausage.  You just mix it up with the baking mix and the other fixings, bake them up, and serve them warm.

 Plus, you can make them ahead of time too.  I actually did that for these before one of our little Christmas gatherings.  It was so nice to know that after I crammed in some last minute Christmas shopping that day, all I had to do was come home and stick these in the oven.  I love easy recipes like that!


Thanks for allowing me to share with you today.  Hope you all have a wonderful and safe New Year’s!!

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Mexican Sausage Balls

Preparation 10 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes


  • 3 cups Bisquick
  • 1 lb. breakfast sausage, uncooked
  • 1 4 oz. can diced green chilies
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
  • 4 cups mexi-blend shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix together using hands. Shape into 1 inch balls.
  3. Place on a pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from pan to a serving platter and serve warm.


Recipe Notes

*These can be prepared the day before baking and stored in refrigerator. They can also be frozen with no need to defrost before baking. Bake frozen balls for 25 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 4500kcal Calories from fat 2476
% Daily Value
Total Fat 275g423%
Saturated Fat 125g625%
Transfat 6g
Cholesterol 791mg264%
Sodium 11441mg477%
Carbohydrate 283g94%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 18g
Protein 231g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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  • Shoni

    How many meatballs does this recipe make?

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