These Cheesy Green Onion Sausage Balls made with Kodiak Cakes are the perfect appetizer to bring to a brunch or any party. With bold flavors and a healthy twist, your friends will be begging you for more!
It is always a great idea to have a handful of tried and true appetizer recipes. For when you host friends over for a dinner party, to bring to a tailgate, and definitely to contribute during the holidays. You will love how easy and delicious these cheesy sausage balls are and can definitely add them to your rotation!
Sausage Balls are party lifesavers in and of themselves. Minimal ingredients, super easy, makes a ton and can be served hot, room temp or cold. Literally a win-win on all levels.
Today we are using Kodiak Cakes in this recipe so let me show you how it all comes together.
PS: Even better is this a one-bowl recipe, which obviously equal fewer dishes and can I get an amen for that!
Step 1: Start by adding all of your ingredients besides the milk into a large bowl.
Pro tip - wear disposable gloves for this next part and all the mixing - you'll thank me 🙂
Step 2: Now get in there and start mixing together with your hands. Break the sausage up and make sure to start to evenly distribute between the cheese, onions and Kodiak Cakes All-Purpose Mix. Once roughly combined, add in the milk and continue to combine until no dry spots are left and the whole mix is sticking together.
Step 3: Scoop out into 1" balls with either your hands or a cookies scoop.
Step 4: Place in the oven and wait on the cheesy goodness to bake.
You can serve these right away or plate them on a platter and take with you to a party. They serve beautifully at room temp. Or you can be like Justin and pop them by the handfuls straight out of the fridge.
Can I Make Cheesy Sausage Balls Ahead Of Time?
Absolutely! I love when I can prep things in advance!
The easiest way is to fully bake the sausage balls. Let cool and then store in an airtight freezer-safe container and place in the freezer for 6-9 months.
To thaw - place in the fridge for 24 hours to thaw. They are ready to eat once thawed because they have already been cooked. You can pop them in the oven (350 for 5-10 minutes - just until warmed) if you would like them warmed OR let them come to room temp. Whatever you prefer.
These can also be made up until the point of baking the sausage balls. Mix together and form into balls according to the directions below. Place all of the sausage balls on a baking tray and place them in the freezer for 30 minutes. This will help freeze the outside so that when you place them in your airtight freezer-safe container, they will not stick to each other.
Store in the freezer for 6-9 months.
Once ready to prepare bake from frozen at 350 for 30-40 minutes. You want to make sure they are cooked fully through so check at 30 minutes to see where they are. If more time is needed, cook for another 10 minutes.
Alternatively, you can place the frozen unbaked sausage balls in the fridge for 24 hours to let thaw and bake according to the directions below.
What If I Do Not Have Kodiak Cake All-Purpose Mix At Home?
Just use Bisquick or your prefered premade baking mix.
These Cheesy Green Onion Sausage Balls are packed full of flavor and are literally irresistible. Everyone will go nuts over them and you will go home empty-handed. They are perfect for a brunch, to bring along to tailgate (hello football and Keeneland season) and to go to any Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas party.
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