Southern Sausage Biscuit Bites
Updated: Jul 11, 2022
Life in the south means always having something available to offer friends, family, or neighbors who may stop by either planned or unexpectedly. Particularly for the unexpected guests, it's great to have something on hand that takes no effort to get onto a plate and into your guests' mouths.
My Southern Sausage Biscuit Bites aren't anything revolutionary. In fact, they are a classic southern snack that can double as an easy breakfast on the go. Pre-mixed biscuit mix allow these to come together in a snap with minimal additional ingredients and with the help of a stand mixer and an ice cream scoop, you can make a ton of these in a very short period of time.
The reason these are the king of easy snacks on hand for guests is because they freeze really well and all you have to do it pop them in the oven for a few minutes to reheat them. No new mess. No babysitting anything on the stove. A delicious, hearty snack that's ready to go.
They also make great hors d'oeuvres for all of the same reasons and I love keeping these in the fridge for a quick breakfast. Pop 2-3 in the microwave to reheat and you have an easy breakfast that will keep you satisfied, no utensils required.
Make a batch of these and your friends and family will love them. I promise. And you'll always be as well-prepared as any proper southern home for guests, expected and unexpected alike.
Southern Sausage Biscuit Bites Makes ~ 45 sausage bites Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 15-18 minutes
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I recommend reading the recipe all the way through, including the recipe notes at the bottom, before you start cooking.
16 oz. mild (or hot) country sausage (like Tennessee Pride, Jimmy Dean, or Bob Evan's) See photo above.*
3 C. baking mix (like Bisquick)
2 1/2 C. shredded cheddar cheese or 10 oz. (1 bag + 1/4 bag pre-shredded)**
3/4 tsp. garlic powder
Pinch of salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 375°
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the sausage, cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper and turn the mixer to low to mix everything together. Turn off the mixer, add a cup of the baking mix then mix on low again until it is mostly incorporated. Repeat until all of the baking mix is added and everything is fully mixed together. If you don't have a stand mixer, use your (clean) hands to do this in a large bowl.
Using a 1.5" ice cream scoop (or a tablespoon), scoop out the meat mixture onto a parchment or foil-lined baking sheet. Once all of the meat is scooped, go back and use your hands to roll them into balls. Place them on the baking sheet about half an inch to an inch apart. You likely will need more than one baking sheet or to do this in 2 batches.
Bake at 375° for 15-18 minutes or until slightly browned and sausage is cooked through. Do not over-bake them or they will be very dry and hard.
Serve warm or at room temperate. Save leftovers in the refrigerator for up to a week. Freeze extras to reheat in the oven whenever you need them.
*Recipe notes + Variations*
*You can use either mild or hot country sausage, depending on your taste. Mild will be more appropriate for a party or if you're making these to have on hand for unexpected guests. If you know your eaters like spicy though, go for the hot.
Country sausage is a specific type of sausage that you usually find in tube-like packaging. See the photo above if you're unsure what you're looking for. This sausage is usually by the breakfast sausage and bacon in your grocery's refrigerated section.
**There is no need to shred your own cheese for this unless you really want to or that's what you have on hand. One 8 oz. bag of pre-shredded cheese equals 2 cups. So, for this recipe you need a bag plus 1/4 of another bag. Give or take on this. A little extra cheese never hurt anyone.
Store these in a zip top or tupperware container in the fridge for up to a week for an easy snack or breakfast on the go. I usually just zap them in the microwave on reheat for a minute or so.
Store leftovers in the freezer in a zip top bag. Reheat in the oven at 375° until they are warm. These make THE BEST last minute appetizers or snacks.