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Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski Photo by: Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski

Sausage Balls

Freshly shredded cheese is a must for these sausage balls, which have become a traditional favorite during the holiday. This three-ingredient recipe is the perfect finger food for Christmas morning when children are too excited to sit down for breakfast, but it's also a great choice for breakfast and brunch any time of the year.

Southern Living DECEMBER 2003

  • Yield: Makes about 8 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose baking mix
  • 1 pound ground hot pork sausage
  • 1 (10-ounce) package sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded

Preparation

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, pressing mixture together with hands. Shape into 3/4-inch balls, and place on lightly greased baking sheets.

Bake at 400º for 15 to 18 minutes or until lightly browned.

NOTE: For testing purposes only, we used Cracker Barrel Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Freeze uncooked Sausage Balls, if desired. Bake frozen balls at 400º for 18 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

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