Like a flaky biscuit with melted cheese and sausage stuffed inside, these mini sausage balls are packed full of flavor and protein and make the perfect quick breakfast. Plus, they freeze well, making them a great make ahead or grab-and-go breakfast.

Starting the day with protein is an important part of balancing blood sugar and providing all day energy. I love that this recipe is quick and easy to make, but is still full or protein. These protein balls are made from simple ingredients, likely already in your pantry. Get ready to whip up a big batch and have breakfast ready for the week.

Simple Ingredients

Sausage – Use whatever you prefer here. I like to buy an organic, natural sausage from our local grocer. I use a regular breakfast sausage, as some people in our house don’t like lots of spice, but you could totally switch things up and do a spicy or Italian sausage in this recipe.

Cheese – Sharp cheddar is my preference for this recipe, but it would be delicious with a swiss or pepper jack cheese as well.

Eggs – Eggs help to hold everything together, but also pack an extra pack of protein.

Butter – Butter is the fat in this recipe and helps hold the mixture together.

Milk – The liquid that brings everything together. I use whole milk here, but use your favorite.

Salt – Salt adds flavor.

Baking powder – Baking powder is the leavening agent that provides rise to the sausage balls.

Flour – Flour is the base of this recipe, giving substance to the rest of these ingredients. I generally use unbleached white flour for this recipe, but you could substitute whole wheat flour or your favorite gluten free blend.

Additional toppings

While this recipe is delicious as it is, adding additional seasonings and veggies is delicious as well.

Red pepper flakes – I will sometimes add a dash of red pepper flakes to this recipe to add a little more flavor and heat. A little goes a long way though, so be cautions, especially if serving to children.

Sweet peppers – Chopped red and green sweet peppers are a delicious addition to this recipe.

Onion – Onion adds additional flavor profile and takes this recipe up a step.

Serving Suggestions

These sausage balls are packed full of protein and a complete breakfast on their own. I like to serve with some fresh fruit and call it a meal. They are especially great for travel or quick morning breakfasts.


I like to make a batch of these and freeze them for later. They make a great take-along breakfast for traveling or busy mornings. To freeze the sausage balls, I bake them and then allow to cool completely. I then transfer them to a gallon sized storage bag and store in the freezer. When we need a quick breakfast, I simply pull out as many as we need and reheat.

How to reheat sausage balls

To reheat the sausae balls, I simply removed the number of balls that I would like from the freezer and place them on a cookie sheet. I then reheat them at 350 for about 10 minutes or until they are warmed through. Be careful not to over warm as this will dry them out and they will be extra crispy. For taking on the go I recommend wrapping them in aluminum foil to keep warm.

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sausage balls on a tray

Easy Sausage Balls

A flaky biscuit filled with melty cheese and sausage.


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4-1/2 cup milk
  • 2 TB butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 TB baking powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 lb sausage, browned


  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in butter.
  • Add egg and 1/4 cup of milk and stir. Add a little more milk if necessary to help the batter comes together.
  • Fold in sausage and cheese.
  • Scoop onto parchment lined baking sheet. I use a large ice cream/cookie scoop for this.
  • Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.

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