Cheddar Sausage Balls #SundaySupper

This weekend’s supposed to be a big deal, isn’t it? Well it is for me. A couple friends and I went to see Hairball on Saturday night, and I was REALLY excited about that. It’s been a couple years since they’ve been here, and the last time they were, I was sick, and ended up giving my tickets to a friend.

This year, though, I used it to celebrate my first week back to work! Also, I gather there’s a big football game going on today, but I’ll be honest, I couldn’t tell you anything more about that.

When I was still living in Ohio, and my grandparents were still alive, they’d have football-watching parties, and all their friends and family were invited. Sometimes I’d go, just to see everyone and eat, because there was always enough food to feed a small army. I never had any real interest in the game.

This weekend also caps off Sunday Supper Month–And this, obviously, is my first time participating in a Sunday Supper event. I couldn’t be more excited, as this is one of the blogging events I’ve always wanted to do, but due to working full-time and life in general, it wasn’t something I felt I could squeeze in.

Now that I’m part-time, I’m going to make a go of it! I’ve even taken the Sunday Supper Pledge, and you can too!

For my Sunday Supper debut, I chose to make Cheddar Sausage Balls.

Cheddar Sausage Balls

These are one of those items that as a younger person, I stayed away from, and I really don’t know why. They’re amazing!

If I remember correctly, they were usually served with barbecue sauce at my family gatherings, but I’m extremely picky about my condiments, so I chose to make a Worcestershire ketchup to dip them in.

Cheddar Sausage Balls

These were gobbled up quickly–It’s kind of hard to go wrong with sausage and cheese.

Cheddar Sausage Balls

I can’t wait to make them again, maybe just for a weekend snack!

Yield: 30-45

Cheddar Sausage Balls

Cheddar Sausage Balls
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


For the Cheddar Sausage Balls:

  • 1 1/4 C flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 C shredded cheddar
  • 1 lb. ground breakfast sausage
  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted

For the Worcestershire Ketchup:

  • 1/2 C ketchup
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, baking powder, and onion powder. Add the cheese, tossing to coat.

Add the sausage and melted butter. With clean hands, mix very well (the mixture will be dry and somewhat crumbly).

Roll into 1-inch balls, either using your hands or a small (1-Tbsp.) scoop. Place the sausage balls on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 22-25 minutes, or until golden and cooked through. In a small bowl, whisk together the ketchup and Worcestershire sauce. Serve with the sausage balls.

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