Gran’s Sausage Balls

These are different.

These are MUCH better than your traditional sausage ball.

Try it. I dare you.

My mom has always made sausage balls a little different than the “traditional” sausage ball (see the traditional sausage ball recipe here).

The main difference? She cooks the sausage before she bakes the balls. She also uses a mini-muffin pan to bake them. Yes, we could call them “Sausage Mini-Muffins” but why change what we have called them for years just because of an inferior recipe that is floating around.

So, I am going to call these “Gran’s Sausage Balls.

Ordinary Momma Gran's Sausage Balls


1 lb pork breakfast sausage
*1 cup sharp shredded cheddar cheese
*1 cup milk
*1 cup baking mix

*You may need a bit more of the last three ingredients because you will add it until everything looks correct.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Brown sausage and drain.
  3. Combine in a bowl sausage, cheese, milk and baking mix. Mix well. A sticky dough should form.
  4. Feel free and add more cheese and other ingredients if you are one that likes it more cheesy. The end consistency should be a wet, sticky mess.
  5. Grease your mini-muffin pan with cooking spray. If you don’t have a mini-muffin pan you can use a cookie sheet.
  6. Using a spoon (or a cookie dough scooper) scoop about a tablespoon into each muffin cup or form some into balls and place on cookie sheet (similar to drop cookies). Space an inch or two apart if using a cookie sheet.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for about 11-15 minutes, depending on your oven and the amount you put per ball.
  8. Serve warm or, once cooled, you can reheat them in the microwave for about 15-30 seconds.

Cook time is about 30 minutes.
Yields about 32-46 sausage balls, depending on the size.



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