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Italian Sausage Cheese Balls

Italian Sausage Cheese Balls
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 96

This Italian riff on our classic sausage cheese balls satisfies every party-app requirement: quick, easy, delicious and feeds a crowd! ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

3
cups Original Bisquick™ mix
1
lb uncooked bulk Italian sausage
2
cups shredded Italian cheese blend (8 oz)
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
1/2
cup milk
4
tablespoons butter, melted
1
tablespoon Italian seasoning
1
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2
tablespoons finely shredded fresh basil leaves
1
jar (25.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic tomato basil pasta sauce

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 2 rimmed 15x10-inch baking pans with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, stir together Bisquick™ mix, sausage, Italian cheese blend, mozzarella cheese, milk, melted butter, Italian seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon pepper flakes, using hands or spoon. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls. Place 1/2 inch apart on pans.
  • 3
    Bake 20 to 25 minutes, rotating pans halfway through bake time, until brown. Immediately remove from pan; transfer to serving platter. Sprinkle with basil.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in 1 1/2-quart saucepan, heat pasta sauce and remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper flakes to simmering over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 minutes to combine flavors, stirring frequently. Serve warm cheese balls with sauce.

Expert Tips

  • Use slightly damp hands to easily separate and shape the sausage mixture into balls.
  • Can’t find bulk Italian sausage? Use one pound of uncooked links. Just remove the casing first.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
30
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
5%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
8%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
380mg
16%
Potassium
20mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
13g
4%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
6g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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