Italian-Style Sausage Cheese Balls
Makes: 20 servings (2 balls each)
1 pkg. Jimmy Dean® Regular Flavor Pork Sausage Roll
3/4 cup all-purpose baking mix, such as Bisquick®
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese
1 c. packed fresh spinach leaves, finely chopped
1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 c. finely chopped red bell pepper
1 lg. clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
Preheat oven to 375° F. Mix ingredients just until blended. Shape into 40 (1-inch) balls; place in single layer in two lightly greased shallow baking pans. Bake 12-14 minutes or until done (160° F). Serve with toothpicks.
Sausage balls can be shaped ahead of time and frozen. When ready to serve, heat oven to 375° F. Place frozen balls on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake (160° F) for 16-18 minutes at or until done.
If using 1 pkg. Jimmy Dean® Italian Flavor Pork Sausage Roll (rather than regular flavor), omit the oregano.