Cheesy Sausage Balls

Cheesy Sausage Balls

My younger daughter was looking over my shoulder as I was loading up this picture…and I could tell she had something to say about this.  So, today’s post will be done by her.  Enjoy!

Yummy!  I am in 3rd grade, and I loved these cheesy sausage balls – they even had quinoa in them, and I couldn’t even tell.  The minute I saw those cheesy sausage balls, I couldn’t wait to eat them.  My mom sometimes gets a little crazy about making food – and so I never know if it is going to have too many vegetables for me.  But these cheesy sausage balls were on the spot.  But I shouldn’t be surprised, because my mom does make pretty good food.  In the picture it looked like we had a big party – but actually it was just me and my sister.  When we were done though, it looked like we did have a party since they were pretty much all gone.  She didn’t let us use the pretty napkins, although we wanted to.  She let us use the fancy toothpicks though, and I just loved them.  Everything tastes better when you use a fancy toothpick.

Well, there you have it – I couldn’t have written it better myself…thanks Cooking Light for another great healthy and delicious recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa, chilled
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)
  • 1 pound reduced-fat pork sausage (such as Jimmy Dean)
  • Cooking spray

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375°.

Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl. Shape mixture into 40 (1 1/2-inch) balls. Place balls on a foil-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 18 minutes or until lightly browned and done.

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5 thoughts on “Cheesy Sausage Balls

  1. Love it and next time let them use the fancy napkins to make their day, why save them for company when your daughters love them? That is unless you had a special occasion like that night, then just go out and buy some more or wash them up real quickly if they are cloth napkins. Hey life is short and you never know what is going to happen in the next instance, so use all the fancy stuff you have for family FIRST and left overs for company. Free advice from 76 years of life. I do enjoy all your blogs they are so great and I have made some of your recipes, thanks. And your daughters input was great, I loved it. Tell her I am on her side for using MOMS fancy napkins. ha ha

  2. Your daughter is a sweetheart and I also thing everything taste better with the fancy napkins and toothpicks but I think that your food just always tastes awesome. Kids are so funny, it had quinoa in it and I could not eve tell. LOL

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