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Sausage Cheese Puffs

People are always surprised when I tell them there are only four ingredients in these tasty bite-size puffs. Cheesy and spicy, the golden morsels are a fun novelty at a breakfast or brunch...and they also make yummy party appetizers. —Della Moore Troy, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen


  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 3 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup water


  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes, breaking into crumbles; drain.
  • In a large bowl, combine biscuit mix and cheese; stir in sausage. Add water and toss with a fork until moistened. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake until puffed and golden brown, 12-15 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Baked puffs may be frozen; reheat at 400° for 7-9 minutes or until heated through (they do not need to thawed first).
  • Serve with your favorite jam, jelly or flavored maple syrup.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 appetizer: 179 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 393mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein.
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    • keely27
      Dec 28, 2015

      Good tailgating food

    • spiker1
      Apr 8, 2013

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    • joschmo
      Mar 15, 2013

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    • mrsburger925
      Sep 13, 2012

      These were so easy to make! The perfect party snack!

    • CShipton
      Jun 3, 2011

      When cooking the sausage, I put in onion, garlic, red and green peppers...they were a hit and a request to make more! Thanks for sharing!

    • abreendre
      Jan 11, 2010

      Easy to put together. It worked great to freeze and heat just before my brunch.

    • gay1mir
      Dec 30, 2009

      This is the same recipe that I use with a couple of differences. I add about 1/4 or 1/3 cup of hot sauce to the drained sausage and grated sharp cheddar cheese before I add the baking mix. I bake mine at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. They are my oldest son's favorite.

    • JenVaughn
      Nov 25, 2009

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    • jayla50
      Nov 7, 2009

      Very good. Easy to make.

    • Sweet_T
      Mar 29, 2009

      These are a family favoriate! My husband and I like to have them for a quick breakfast.