Kicked-Up Creole Sausage Balls Recipe
How do Creole sausage balls differ from classic sausage balls? Sausage balls are simple to make and both kinds start with dry biscuit mix, pork breakfast sausage and shredded cheddar cheese. This variation of sausage balls ups the ante just a bit with the addition of Creole seasoning, a dash of Creole mustard and a little green onion for flavor and color. They're a tasty little two bite goodie that you can serve any time of day or for any occasion.
Helpful Tips and How to Make Creole Sausage Balls
To transform sausage balls a Creole version, this cheesy sausage ball recipe is embellished with fresh chives, a kicked-up Creole seasoning and a generous serving of Creole mustard. Put a little taste of NOLA and Mardis Gras on your appetizer menu and bake a batch of homemade sausage balls today.
- The original sausage balls recipe features simple flavors using pork breakfast sausage, shredded cheddar cheese and biscuit mix.
- What Creole seasoning should I use to make sausage balls? There are many variations of Creole seasoning and the short answer is to use one that's readily available in your grocery store. Tony Chachere's and Zatarains are both typically easy to find.
- What sausage is best for making sausage balls? I use Jimmy Dean sausage as I find it's not terribly greasy and the sausage balls don't shrink while baking.
- What is biscuit mix? Dry biscuit mix is the same thing as Bisquick which is a brand most are familiar with and it's easy to find. It's also fine to use whatever brand you like most.
- Can I use green onions in place of chives for Creole Sausage balls? Ye,s finely chopped green onion will work fine in the recipe.
- Why Creole mustard? The mustard beautifully compliments the flavor of the pork sausage, and enhances the flavor profile overall.
- Can sausage balls be frozen? Yes, they can be. Place them onto a sheet pan and into the freezer until frozen solid. Transfer them to a plastic storage bag and store in the freezer for up to one month.
- Bake sausage balls from frozen, allowing 15 minutes on the pan at room temperature and increasing the bake time for 5-10 minutes to accommodate.
- You may also enjoy my recipes for Easy Shrimp Creole, Creole Squash Cakes and Creole Andouille Rice Brunch Bake.
- Another Creole inspired recipe you may like to try is this Crawfish Cheese Bread recipe from Creole Contessa.
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
Kicked Up Creole Sausage Balls
- 2 ¼ cups dry biscuit mix [i.e. Bisquick]
- 2 teaspoon Creole seasoning
- 2 tablespoon chopped chives or 2 green onions thinly sliced
- 1 lb hot or mild ground pork breakfast sausage [i.e. Jimmy Dean]
- ½ cup milk or buttermilk
- 3 tablespoon creole mustard plus additional for serving
- 1 ½ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- Sweet-hot Creole or honey mustard for serving
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- In a medium size mixing bowl, mix together the biscuit mix, creole seasoning and chopped chives or onion.
- Add the sausage, ½ cup of milk or buttermilk and creole mustard.
- Using your hands, mix until thoroughly combined. (If this is your first time making sausage balls, it takes a few minutes to fully incorporate all of the ingredients.)
- After the sausage and biscuit mix is combined, add in the shredded cheddar cheese. Mix until evenly distributed.
- Divide the mixture using a tablespoon or small cookie scoop. Roll the mixture into bite size balls and place onto the cookie sheet 1-inch apart.
- Bake for 22-25 minutes or until golden.
- Serve warm with sweet-hot mustard, Creole or honey mustard for serving.