Cheddar Bay Sausage Balls – Are you searching for an appetizer to impress your guests at your get-together? Look no further, than the Cheddar Bay Sausage Balls! These irresistible bites, packed with a combination of cream cheese, cheddar and sausage are guaranteed to be a hit. Description; Discover a culinary delight made with Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit mix, cream cheese shredded cheddar and uncooked sausage.
The first time I whipped up these Cheddar Bay Sausage Balls was on a chilly evening when I was craving something warm and cheesy. I decided to get creative with the ingredients I had in my pantry. As they baked in the oven the entire kitchen filled with an aroma. When they were finally done my husband took one bite. Was instantly transported to food heaven! As for my child? Well, let’s just say there were some negotiations over who would get the piece. These little marvels have now become a must-have in our home—especially when we have guests over.
What makes this Cheddar Bay Sausage Balls truly special?
By combining the flavors of Red Lobsters Cheddar Bay Biscuit mix with the hearty goodness of sausage these balls deliver an explosion of unique flavors, in each mouthful. The addition of cream cheese lends them a texture that simply melts in your mouth—making them absolutely irresistible. Guess what? There’s goodness to savor! With their ability to be frozen you can conveniently prepare meals in advance guaranteeing a treat is a quick oven preheat away.
What You Need To Make This Cheddar Bay Sausage Balls Recipe?
Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix: This isn’t just any biscuit mix. It’s the secret ingredient that gives our sausage balls their unique, coastal-inspired flavor. Make sure you don’t swap it out, as it’s the star player in achieving that distinct taste.
Cream Cheese: Ensure it’s at room temperature or softened. This not only aids in easier mixing but also lends that creamy texture that sets these sausage balls apart from the rest.
Shredded Cheddar Cheese: Opt for freshly shredded cheddar if you can, as pre-shredded cheeses often have anti-caking agents which can affect the meltiness. The sharper the cheddar, the more flavor-packed punch your balls will have.
Uncooked Sausage: Go for good quality sausage. You can choose between mild or spicy, depending on your personal preference. If you’re feeling adventurous, experiment with flavored sausages to add an extra layer of taste to your appetizer.
Steps To Make Cheddar Bay Sausage Balls:
Step 1: Let’s start by preheating the oven to a warm 400ºF. This will give our dish a crispy layer and a deliciously soft and gooey interior.
Step 2: Now it’s time to bring out the electric stand mixer (it’s about to work its magic!). Attach the dough hook and add in the biscuit mix, seasoning sausage, cream cheese and that delightful cheddar cheese. Mix everything together until you see all the ingredients beautifully blending with the sausage.
Step 3: Next comes the fun part; shaping! Take portions of the mixture. Form them into 1-inch balls. Place these on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. If you don’t plan on baking them you can also freeze them for future enjoyment.
Step 4: Slide the baking sheet into the oven. Let them bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Keep an eye on them until they turn a brown color.
For a crispy exterior while keeping the inside soft and tender you might want to try brushing the shaped sausage balls with some melted butter right before popping them in the oven. This little trick not only gives them a golden color but also imparts a delightful buttery taste that reminds you of freshly baked biscuits!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use another biscuit mix if I don’t have the Red Lobster version?
While it is possible to use other brands of biscuit mix the Red Lobster Cheddar Bay mix offers a flavor that is challenging to replicate.
How long can I store these sausage balls in the freezer?
You can store the formed balls in the freezer for, up to one month. Just ensure they are placed in an airtight container.
Can I add veggies to this mix?
Certainly! Feel free to add some chopped bell peppers or jalapeños for an added crunch and flavor.
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