Sausage and Cheese Bites – tastes just like a sausage biscuit!
I menitoned the other day in this post how my family loves to watch Trisha Yearwood’s cooking show on the Food Network on Saturday mornings. A few weeks back she made these “sausage hors d’oeuvres” as she called them. I’ve seen this recipe quite a few times but I’d never tried making them myself. My son watched excitedly and said, “Hey mom can you make those? They look really good!”
So we headed to the store and picked up the few ingredients we needed – Bisquick, Pork Sausage and Cheddar Cheese – came home and made them. Then proceeded to devour almost all of them. Thankfully that was AFTER I’d taken my pretty pictures!
They are crazy easy to make; just mix sausage, cheese and Bisquick together in a mixing bowl. I love my KitchenAid stand mixer for these types of jobs. I will pretty much never pick up a mixing spoon again!
Once the mixture is combined, form into one inch balls. I used a cookie scoop to help keep the sizes uniform.
Place the balls on a foil lined cookie sheet and bake in a 375 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes. Mine got a lot more brown than I would have liked, so be sure to watch them carefully in the oven. They were still quite tasty. Reheating them is easy too (if you actually have any leftover). Just place the sausage bites on a plate and cover with a damp paper towel. Heat in 20 second intervals until hot. The wet paper towel will help to keep the bites from drying out as you heat them.
Sausage and Cheese Bites
- 1/2 pound Jimmy Dean or similar pork breakfast sausage
- 1 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 1/2 cups Bisquick
- Combine ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Shape into one inch balls and place onto a foil lined baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.
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