On many Southern tables, these meaty, cheesy snacks are a sign that the holidays have arrived. Our goal: to make the treats without the Bisquick—and without the grease.
Why This Recipe Works
In the South, sausage balls are a cocktail-party staple made by adding sausage and cheese to a biscuit-mix base. Most versions are addictive but greasy. For our sausage balls, basic biscuit ingredients joined sausage and sharp cheddar cheese. Buttermilk added flavor without adding fat and helped the balls hold together. A pulse in the food processor made quick work of the dough, and a stint in a hot oven created a crispy crust and a moist, flavorful interior.