Bacon Sausage Balls

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The classic “off the box of Bisquik” sausage balls are taken to a whole other level with the addition of bacon, cream cheese, and ranch seasoning in these delightful bites. Whether you need a snack, appetizer, or potluck item – these Bacon Sausage Balls will surely be an absolute slam dunk. I mean bring printed recipe cards if you bring these to an event because you WILL get asked.

Bacon Sausage Balls

I have listed cheddar cheese as the shredded cheese option but you could play with flavors by using pepper jack, colby jack, provolone, Swiss, gouda…the list goes on and on. Another way to play with the flavors is to use hot or sage or maple breakfast sausage instead of regular breakfast sausage. I like to use one regular and one hot sausage, so they have a kick but not over the top.

Bacon Sausage Balls

When you bake off your bacon, you want cooked through but not crumbly crisp. So basically, you want the strips to fall limp when you lift off the baking rack. If you don’t like baking bacon, you can definitely cut it into ¼ pieces and pan fry. But again, don’t make it too crispy as it won’t fold into the balls.

Bacon Sausage Balls

When you are portioning the sausage balls, it’s best to use a measured food scoop (sized 2 ounces – #16). Measure out your balls and then use your hands to form them into more rounded balls so they cook evenly. It’s also super smart to use parchment paper on your baking sheet, which makes cleanup a breeze.

Bacon Sausage Balls

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Bacon Sausage Balls

Take the classic appetizer sausage balls to the next level with some bacon and cream cheese!
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, cheddar, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, pancake mix, ranch seasoning, sausage balls
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes


  • 2 lb Ground Breakfast Sausage
  • 1 lb Thick Cut Bacon
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese softened
  • 1 cup Pancake Mix like Bisquik
  • 2 cups Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 2 tbsp Ranch Mix


  • Preheat oven to 400degF
  • Line out bacon on parchment paper covered baking sheet in single layer. Cover with baking rack. Bake in oven for 20 minutes. Remove bacon to paper towel covered plate and let cool.
  • Lower temperature of oven to 350degF.
  • Cut cooked bacon into ¼ inch pieces.
  • In a mixing bowl, thoroughly combine sausage, bacon, cream cheese, cheddar cheese and ranch mix. Use a scoop to portion out the mixture into balls.
  • Cover baking sheet with parchment paper and space out shaped balls so they are not touching. Place in oven for 30 minutes.
  • Can be served hot or cold.

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11 thoughts on “Bacon Sausage Balls

  1. EsmeSalon – I help Entrepreneurs | Innovators | Bloggers & Home Chefs, so please check around and let me know if I can assist in any way. We have a weekly InLinkz party, and it’s free to join, so I hope to meet you there!
    EsmeSalon says:

    Amazing – love it, pinned it.
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  2. Wow, this sounds like breakfast all rolled into one ball Estelle, thank you for sharing. Sometimes you need to liven breakfast up a bit, and I think this recipe does it.

  3. Estelle, these sound great. I’ve made sausage cheese balls with my nemesis bisquick, for a flat out fail. I can’t wait to try your recipe, I love you details. Pinned 📌.
    Visiting from SSPS 272 #137&138.

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