Sausage Cheese Balls

I love football season, which shocks most people. Girls don’t understand football…I have heard it a million times. Well, my son is an offensive guard and I have watched him execute a “pulling play” to make the hole for the touchdown in the State Championship. You have to give those linemen a little credit and lot to eat. Football and food go hand-in-hand and I enjoy both, especially the tailgates.

Nothing beats pre-game more than a great tailgate with friends. Tailgating can be as simple as dip and chip in front of the TV, or linens and china under the tent near the stadium. You haven’t lived until you attend a college football tailgate, whether it is the SEC or PAC Ten, the fans go all out on food, decorations and fun. Tailgates from youth football to professional football always include good food, great predictions and a host of pre-game bragging.

One of my favorite football recipes recipes is Sausage Cheese Balls. You can make these ahead of time, just bake, cool and store in the refrigerator. Rewarm before the game. May the best team win……

Sausage Cheese Balls

  • 3 Cups of Dry Biscuit Mix
  • 1 pound of hot sausage (uncooked)
  • 14 ounces of shredded Cheddar Cheese

Mix all ingredients together and roll into balls, (about the size of half a Ping-Pong ball) You can use a cookie scooper. Bake on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes, until lightly crispy. Yields about 60.

About Michele (the Author)

Growing up in Vicksburg, MS, Michele experienced a wonderful culinary experience, from seafood to ethnic foods, Lebanese and Greek! Married to John, we have two sons who have kept me busy in the kitchen. Hence, my need for good, quick food. After taking a few cooking courses, I love the learning process with tips and recipes from friends and family members. I have contributed and help produce several cookbooks for volunteer organizations. My second love is gardening which plays into my love of cooking. Nothing is better than fresh herbs used in recipes. My favorite hobby is baking, and sampling the yummy treats, they go hand in hand. Which contributes to me still being an avid fast walker, love of the outdoors and gardening, and I still carry Sting-Kill with me everywhere!