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Zesty Sausage Cheese Balls

Prep time 25 mins
Cook time 15 mins

18 (2 balls each)

Appetizer success! Jimmy Dean® Hot Pork Sausage with sharp cheddar and jalapeño peppers create a zesty party favorite.


  • 1 pkg. Jimmy Dean® Premium Pork Hot Roll Sausage
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose baking mix
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup seeded, finely chopped fresh jalapeño peppers
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Mix all ingredients in large bowl just until blended. Shape into 36 (1-inch) balls.

  2. Place in 2 lightly greased baking pans.

  3. Bake 12-14 minutes or until done (160°F).

  4. Serve with toothpicks, if desired.