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New Year’s Eve Nibble

I’m a bit late posting this but I still wanted to share this wonderful appetizer recipe with you.  I use this recipe almost always as an appetizer before dinner parties and at get togethers.  I also put it together for special occasions like New Year’s Eve.  It was just me and my husband as usual and we have sort of made a tradition of having several appetizers, or nibbles as we like to call them, for our New Year’s Eve celebration.  No dinner, just appetizers.  Kind of fun!  Last year we made way too many so this year we had some chicken nugget bites, chips with homemade french onion & dill dip and our favorite appetizer….Cheddar Sausage Balls!  Hate the name, love the appetizer!

This recipe has got to be one of the easiest to throw together.  You can simply mix it all in one bowl and then bake!  Easy prep, easy cleanup!  So, here’s the recipe:

Cheddar Sausage Balls
1 lb bulk sausage (I like to use hot but mild works perfectly too if you have a husband who doesn’t like “hot”)
8 oz softened cream cheese
2 cups Bisquick Baking Mix
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded ( I use sharp cheddar)

Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl using your hands.  It will take a little bit to get everything incorporated but well worth the time.  

Form into small balls (they won’t stay in a perfect round shape – more like clumps after they bake). Make them any size you desire.  I made mine just smaller than a ping pong ball.  This made about 40 balls.  Place balls on baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray or lined with parchment paper.  Place tray in the refrigerator and chill for 10 minutes.

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes.  Place on a serving tray or in a serving bowl with toothpicks on the side.  

Voila!  You will see – these are so delicious and addictive!  Enjoy!

Let me know if you try them and what you think.  I’m sure this will be a go-to appetizer for you just as it is for me!

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Cheddar Sausage Balls in serving bowl…
Add glasses of wine…
light the candle (this candle kind of blew up!)…..and dig in!



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