spicy sausage & cheese balls

Spicy Sausage & Cheese Balls Recipe

Spicy Sausage & Cheese Balls Recipe

Every Christmas we have Sausage & Cheese Balls around my house. They are a stable on Christmas Eve Morning – but also make a great appetizer. It combines some of my favorite things! But with this recipe I took a standard Sausage & Cheese Balls recipe and kicked it up to a whole, new level by adding some spice and getting them out on the smoker. Spicy Sausage & Cheese Balls Recipe For starters I trade the regular sausage for hot sausage. Then I added Fresno Peppers, Killer Hogs AP Seasoning and cream cheese. Making a Spicy Sausage & Cheese Balls Recipe Then instead of cooking them in the oven, we got them on cast iron and got them on the pellet grill. You can cook this on any pit, you just need to hold it steady at 400 for 20-25 minutes. And I like to flip the sausage balls halfway through the cook so they get brown on all sides. Smoked Spicy Sausage & Cheese Balls And to really take it to a whole, new level, I like to serve it with some Captain Rodney’s Peach BBQ Sauce for dipping! But I do have to warn you… If you are serving these at a party, make sure you make plenty… they seem to disappear fast! Print
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Spicy Sausage & Cheese Balls Recipe


  • 1lb Hot Breakfast Sausage
  • 2 cups Bisquick Baking Mix
  • 8oz Cream Cheese
  • 8oz Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Fresno Peppers (finely diced)
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Killer Hogs AP Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder


  1. Prepare smoker or grill for indirect cooking at 400 degrees.
  2. Mix Sausage, Baking Mix, shredded cheese, cream cheese, and remaining ingredients in a large bowl until well incorporated.
  3. Use a small scoop to portion mixture into bite size balls and roll gently in hands to shape.
  4. Place sausage and cheese balls on a cast iron pan and cook for 15 min.
  5. Serve with your favorite dipping sauces.
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7 responses to “Spicy Sausage & Cheese Balls Recipe”

  1. Bill says:

    What kind of pellets did you use

  2. DAN TAYLOR says:

    MALCOLM I’ve gotta try those spicey meatballs. Where did you find those peppers?.Ive never seen em before.
    Dan T.

  3. Nancy says:

    I love these sausage balls! I make them all the time.

  4. Dave says:

    The Fresno peppers sound fun and we’ll have to give those a try our next batch. Thanks!

    Instead of the cast iron pan I would suggest using one of your chicken racks. You won’t need to turn the balls nor will the bottoms burn. A little bit of the sausage ball will get caught and stuck on the rack (even with a heavy coating of Pam spray) when they are done but it’s well worth it if you don’t want the sausage sitting in its own juices.

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