The past few weeks, these Sausage Bites have been a quick & easy go-to when agreeing to make a savory appetizer for holiday parties. People even believed I was from the South when these arrived! For the perfect soundtrack while waiting for these to cook- some classic tunes for you:
Alabama’s Christmas in Dixie
The Jackson Five’s I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Elvis’ Blue Christmas
- 1 pound spicy ground pork sausage
- 2 cups biscuit baking mix (you may also try Virgina’s Best Biscuit mix)
- 1 pound sharp Cheddar cheese, finely shredded
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a large bowl, combine sausage, biscuit baking mix and cheese. Mix well. If it looks a little dry add a tbsp of water to the mix. It also helps to have sausage at room temperature.
Form into walnut size balls and place on baking sheets.
Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown and the center is done.
You may also prepare these and freeze them before baking. Thaw and bake as recommended. You may also add garlic powder/onion powder to taste to the dry mix.
image: Martha Stewart