Bisquick Sausage Balls

Bisquick Sausage Balls are a quick and easy appetizer full of breakfast flavors that we all love. Bisquick, breakfast sausage, and cheese make delicious, meaty balls, and they’re served with classic white gravy!

bisquick sausage balls on a white plate with a small bowl of gravy in the center

If you’re looking for an amazing appetizer or a fun take on breakfast, then look no further than this recipe. We love these sausage balls so much, we actually do make the for breakfast from time to time. Why not? They’re full of breakfast flavors, aren’t they?

close up of bisquick sausage balls on a white plate

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It uses just a few simple ingredients.
  • It’s incredibly easy to make and full of tasty breakfast flavors.
  • It’s a great appetizer for parties or a fun breakfast for something a little different.


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You’ll need less than 10 ingredients to make these Bisquick sausage balls, and you’ll find them all easily at your local grocery store. The main ingredients are listed here, but you’ll find the complete ingredient list along with amounts in the recipe card at the end of the post.

  • Bisquick
  • Ground breakfast sausage
  • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Butter
  • Flour
  • Milk

🔪 How to Make Bisquick Sausage Balls

Making this recipe is super easy. It only takes a few minutes of prep and less than half an hour of total cooking time!

Step 1: Prep

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

uncooked sausage balls on a parchment lined baking sheet

Step 2: Make the Sausage Balls

Mix the Bisquick, milk, sausage, and cheese until well combined. Then, form the mixture into balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes until cooked through.

Step 3: Make the Gravy Roux

While the meatballs cook, melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Then, whisk in the flour and cook, whisking constantly, until the mixture begins to brown.

gravy in a saucepan with a whisk

Step 4: Make the White Gravy

Slowly add the milk to the roux, whisking continuously. Simmer the mixture for 5 to 10 minutes while continuing to whisk until thickened. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 5: Enjoy

Serve the cooked sausage balls with the white gravy for dipping and enjoy!


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Spicy – Add a bit of cayenne or red pepper flakes to the meatballs for a kick of heat.
  • Cheddar Cheese – Use your favorite bold cheese in this recipe.
  • Breakfast Sausage – You can use Italian sausage instead for a tasty change.

If you’re a fan of sausage and gravy, then check out our sausage and gravy breakfast casserole.

🥄 Equipment

  • Measuring cups
  • Mixing bowl
  • Skillet
  • Whisk
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
birds eye image of bisquick sausage balls on a white plate with a small bowl of gravy in the center

🥫 Storage

Store these in an air-tight container for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. For longer storage, freeze them for up to 3 months in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag.

💭 Tips

  • Be sure to whisk constantly while making your gravy so everything combines and nothing sticks.
  • Using your hands is the easiest way to mix the sausage ball ingredients.
  • Cook your roux until it begins to smell nutty, but don’t make it too brown. The browner a roux is, the less thickening power it has.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Who invented sausage balls?

No one actually knows. There is no definitive time frame or creator for sausage balls. What we do know is that they’ve been around since at least the 1960s. Many people also believe that it was created by General Mills to see more Bisquick. But again, no one knows for sure.

Where does sausage and gravy come from?

Sausage and gravy is a southern staple that was invented by the working class in the southern Appalachian mountains in the late 1800s. It was an inexpensive, hearty breakfast favored by the sawmill workers of the area.

Why are my sausage balls falling apart?

They’re too dry. This could be from adding too much Bisquick or it could be from not adding enough milk. If your mixture is dry, simply add a bit more milk.

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Bisquick Sausage Balls

These Bisquick sausage balls are a super easy way to make a classic appetizer. They're loaded with sausage and cheese and served with gravy.
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Course: Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 24 Sausage Balls
Calories: 160kcal


  • Measuring cups
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Skillet
  • Whisk
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper


  • 2 Cups Bisquick
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 Pound ground breakfast Sausage
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

For the Gravy:

  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Stir together the Bisquick, milk, sausage, and cheese until well combined.
  • Form the mixture into balls and place the meatballs in a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until cooked through.
  • While the meatballs cook, heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  • When the butter is melted, add the flour and whisk to combine. Continue whisking until the mixture begins to brown.
  • Slowly add the milk to the pan, whisking continuously. Allow the gravy to simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, whisking constantly, until thickened. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve the meatballs with gravy for dipping.


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 2Sausage Balls | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 322mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 154IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 1mg

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