What a busy wonderful weekend!
We had dinner with friends at a nice restaurant on Friday, ate barbeque ribs, pork tenderloin and many yummy appetizers on Saturday for the Bama game (I think my pulse may finally be back to normal after watching that nerve racking game) and on Sunday for the first time in a long time I had the whole peanut gallery over for dinner – Taco Pasta – more on that later in the week.
The appetizer that I quickly made up on Saturday for the game was Cream Cheese Sausage Balls adapted from Plain Chicken.
I like these sausage balls because they do not dry out like other sausage balls and this is of course because of the cream cheese. I also got a great tip from the the Plain Chicken blog and that was to mix the sausage ball ingredients up with the dough hook on your mixture. This was huge for me – I sometimes avoided doing these pretty easy to throw together appetizers because I hated mixing the dough up by hand and with my current wrist condition – there was no way I would be able to, so with this helpful tip – I can pull this together in NO time!
Cream Cheese Sausage Balls
- 1 lb hot (or mild -your heat preference) sausage, uncooked
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 1/4 cups Bisquick (or all purpose baking mix)
- 4 oz cheddar cheese, shredded
Heat oven to 400º
Place all ingredients into stand mixer with dough hook attachment.
Roll into 1-2 inch balls, place on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until brown.
Now that I know I can quickly mix this up with the dough attachment and since I usually have all these ingredients on hand (I buy the sausage when it’s buy one get one free at Publix and freeze it), I’ll be making these a lot for a quick last minute party or breakfast.
I hope everyone had a weekend that was as enjoyable as mine!