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Southern Biscuit-Sausage Balls

You’ll find this appetizer—a mash-up of a cheese biscuit and a sausage patty—on just about every table in the South during the holidays. This lightened-up version incorporating turkey sausage instead of pork uses just five ingredients, including the dipping sauce

Serves 10
Ready in 38 mins
Prep time 13 mins
Cooking time 25 mins
292 calories per serving


> 1 (16 oz) pkg Shady Brook Farms ® Sweet or Hot Italian Turkey Sausage
> 1 (8 oz) reduced-fat shredded Cheddar cheese
> 2 1/2 cups pancake mix
> 1/2 (8 oz) pkg reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel), room temperature
> 1/4 cup barbecue sauce


Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Remove the sausage from casings and add to large bowl. To bowl, add the Cheddar cheese, pancake mix, and cream cheese. Using your hands, mix together until well combined.
Shape sausage mixture into 1½-inch balls and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake 20–25 min., until lightly browned. Serve warm or at room temperature with the barbecue sauce for dipping.

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