Sausage Balls

This is a family favorite, and I’m not sure where or with whom it even originated. I associate them with special-occasion breakfasts and road trips since they were often a traveling treat in our family. Mom would just toss them in the cooler to keep the sausage in them cool, and all was well.

They’re great for a few reasons. 1) They are easy to whip up, and one recipe will fit on one cookie sheet. 2) You can make ahead and freeze. They can later be thawed in the fridge and just reheated before serving. 3) They can be eaten warm or cold. 4) They are yummy!

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Sausage Balls

1/2 lb mild sausage, uncooked and at room temperature
4 oz or 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 T shortening

Preheat oven to 325.

Grease baking sheet, if needed.

Combine sausage and cheese. Add flour and shortening and mix until combined. (I use my hands to mix).

Roll into 1-inch balls and place on baking sheet. (These will not spread as they bake, so they can be placed close to each other).

Bake at 325 for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

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