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Pioneer Woman Sausage Balls

Pioneer Woman, known for her delicious and easy recipes, offers a delightful creation called Pioneer Woman Sausage Balls. These flavorful bites are a crowd-pleasing appetizer or breakfast option. With just a handful of ingredients, this recipe combines the savory goodness of the ground pork, the spiciness of the herbs, and the sweetness of the brown sugar.


Pioneer Woman Sausage Patties with marinara and ranch dressing
Pioneer Woman Sausage Balls
Prep: 15 mins Total: 25 mins Yields: 4

Why you’ll like it

  • Quick and Easy: Pioneer Woman Sausage Balls come together in no time, making them a convenient option for parties or when you’re short on time. With minimal preparation and cooking time, you can have a delicious appetizer ready to serve.
  • Crowd-Pleasing: These sausage balls are loved by people of all ages making them a hit at gatherings and parties.
  • Freezer-Friendly: These sausage balls can be prepared in advance and frozen. Simply fry them or you can also bake them, making them a convenient appetizer option whenever you desire.
  • Customizable: You can easily customize this recipe to suit your preferences. Experiment with serving them with a variety of dipping sauces, such as barbecue sauce, honey mustard, or ranch dressing.

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Pioneer Woman sausage balls recipe

What are the Pioneer Woman sausage balls?

Pioneer Woman Sausage Balls are bite-sized snacks made from a mixture of ground sausage, shredded cheese, breadcrumbs, and a few seasonings. The sausage provides a savory and meaty flavor, while the cheese adds a creamy and melty element. The breadcrumbs help bind the ingredients together and provide a slight crunch. The mixture is shaped into small balls and baked until golden and cooked through. These sausage balls are incredibly versatile and can be served as an appetizer with a dipping sauce, as a breakfast item alongside eggs, or as a grab-and-go snack.

Ingredients

  • Fresh Sage, minced (1 tbsp)
  • Fresh Thyme, minced (1 tsp)
  • Fresh Rosemary (1 tsp)
  • Garlic, minced (1 clove)
  • Brown Sugar (1 tbsp)
  • Salt (1 tsp)
  • Ground Pork (1lb / 450g)

How to make Pioneer Woman sausage balls?

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl: sage, thyme, rosemary, garlic, sugar, salt, and ground pork. Using a hand mixer beat the ground pork until well combined.
  2. Divide the mixture into 2-ounce (50 g) portions.
  3. Shape each portion into a ball by rolling each portion using your palms and pressing gently at the center and moving your fingers from the center out. Turn them and continue to press gently until the sausage balls are uniform. See tips below.
  4. Preheat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the patties on each side for approximately 2 minutes or until they are fully cooked.

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Tips

  • To form the sausage balls, apply gentle pressure at the center and gradually work your way outward, while simultaneously rotating the patties in your hand until they are evenly shaped. Create a slight indentation in the center of each patty and distribute some extra meat towards the edges. This technique ensures a uniformly cooked patty.
  • To freeze the cooked sausage balls, arrange them in a single layer on a sheet pan. Once frozen, transfer the patties to a resealable bag. When ready to serve, microwave the frozen patties for 2-3 minutes or until they are heated through.

How to serve the sausage balls

  • Serve the sausage balls warm or at room temperature for the best flavor.
  • Provide a variety of dipping sauces, such as culichi sauce, red pepper chutney, spinach artichoke dip, or ranch dressing, for guests to enjoy alongside the sausage balls.
  • Garnish the serving platter with fresh herbs, such as parsley or chives, to add a pop of color and freshness.
  • Serve the sausage balls on toothpicks or skewers for easy and mess-free eating.
  • Pair the sausage balls with other appetizers or finger foods like wrapped bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers or caprese salad skewers for a well-rounded spread.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator and reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.

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Pioneer Woman Sausage Balls

Caroline Sciberras
Pioneer Woman, known for her delicious and easy recipes, offers a delightful creation called Pioneer Woman Sausage Balls. These flavorful bites are a crowd-pleasing appetizer or breakfast option. With just a handful of ingredients, this recipe combines the savory goodness of the ground pork, the spiciness of the herbs, and the sweetness of the brown sugar.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast/Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 293.81 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon fresh sage minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lb 450 g ground pork

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl: sage, thyme, rosemary, garlic, sugar, salt, and ground pork. Using a hand mixer beat the ground pork until well-combined.
  • Divide the mixture into 2-ounce (50 g) portions.
  • Shape each portion into a ball by rolling each portion using your palms and pressing gently at the center and moving your fingers from the center out. Turn them and continue to press gently until the sausage balls are uniform. See tips below.
  • Preheat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the patties on each side for approximately 2 minutes or until they are fully cooked.

Notes

  • To form the sausage balls, apply gentle pressure at the center and gradually work your way outward, while simultaneously rotating the patties in your hand until they are evenly shaped. Create a slight indentation in the center of each patty and distribute some extra meat towards the edges. This technique ensures a uniformly cooked patty.
  • To freeze the cooked sausage balls, arrange them in a single layer on a sheet pan. Once frozen, transfer the patties to a resealable bag. When ready to serve, microwave the frozen patties for 2-3 minutes or until they are heated through.
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