Sausage Cheese Balls

Sausage Cheese Balls

A fun twist on the popular sausage cheese balls.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb bulk spicy sausage
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, crushed
  • 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Directions

  • Heat oven to 375°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil; spray with cooking spray.
  • In large bowl, mix sausage, cheese and rosemary; mix well using hands or spoon.
  • Unroll crescent dough on work surface; coat each side of dough with 1 tablespoon flour. Using pizza cutter or knife, cut dough into about 1/4-inch pieces. Mix crescent dough pieces into bowl of sausage mixture in small amounts until well blended.
  • Shape mixture into 42 (1 1/4-inch) balls. Place in pan. Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown.

From:
Pillsbury.com

To add a little kick (especially if you use sausage that’s not spicy), add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes or 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce.

You can make the sausage cheese balls ahead. Just place on pan, cover with foil and reheat in the oven at 350°F until heated through.