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Jimmy Dean Hickory Sausage Cheese Balls

Yield about 6 dozen


  • 2 packages Hickory Smoke Flavor Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose baking mix
  • 16 ounces (4 cups) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl; stir well. Form into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheet; bake 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven; cool 5 minutes before removing from pan.

    Note: Cheese balls may be prepared ahead and frozen uncooked. To bake from frozen: Thaw on baking sheet 15 minutes; bake in preheated oven 25 minutes or until golden brown.

    Variation: For firmer texture, add 3 cups baking mix and 2 cups shredded cheese to ingredients listed above.