Monday, March 7, 2011

Sausage & Cheese Muffins

We Southern folks LOVE our sausage balls; little bites of spicy breakfast sausage with a hint of sharp cheddar, bound together simply with Bisquick and a little milk. Sausage balls are the perfect finger food and show up at office potlucks, weddings, and on football Saturdays. This past football season, I had to humbly admit that my sausage balls weren't *THE* best; in fact, the pork-loving BF makes FAR superior sausage balls (and thankfully was more than willing to share his recipe). He also introduced me to dipping them in plain yellow mustard (which I hate), and now I can't eat sausage balls without it. 

As great as sausage balls are, they can sometimes be a pain to make; the process of rolling up all of the balls can be fairly time-consuming (I cheat and use a small scoop). This recipe for a muffin form, which I found in Southern Living YEARS ago, simply combines the core ingredients of sausage balls and bakes them in a muffin tin. 




These muffins keep well and make a great quick breakfast as well. 


Sausage & Cheese Muffins
adapted from Southern Living

Ingredients:
3 cups all-purpose baking mix (Bisquick)
1 8oz block cheddar cheese, shredded
3/4 cup water



Brown sausage in a skillet until no longer pink, stirring until the sausage crumbles. Drain excess fat and let cool.

Combine the cheddar, baking mix and sausage in a large bowl. Create a small well in the center of the mixture.







Stir together the condensed cheese soup and the water; add to the sausage mixture and stir until the dry ingredients are just moistened. The batter will be thick. 





Spoon into a lightly-greased muffin tin, filling to the top of the cups. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Recipe should yield 12 muffins. If making mini muffins, begin checking them after 15 minutes in the oven. 




9 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness I must try this soon!! Now I have a craving going on.

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  2. I bet the boys would love them!!

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  3. It sounds delicious.
    But then I start redaing the ingrediënts and I'm stuck.
    Cheese soup?
    And I think the bisquick is not the same as my pancake mix with buttermilk.
    perfect delicious recipe and no way to 'just copy the ingrediënts'.
    I must stop reading you blog ;-)

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  4. Bisquick is simply a baking mix; you can probably use your pancake mix with no problem!

    The cheese soup can be hard to find in some stores. I linked to it in the recipe so you can see what it looks like; it's made by Campbells.

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  5. Oh YUM! I'll be making these as soon as possible!!! Love the addition of the cheddar cheese soup and that you make them in mini muffin tins!
    I found you through your link on Food On Friday's. Love the name of your blog. SO fun!
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

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  6. The soup! That is genius! My usual recipe just uses more water. I can't wait to try your recipe. Thanks for posting this to Carole's Chatter.

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    1. You're welcome, Denise! Thanks for reading!

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