Sausage Balls With Cream Cheese Recipe
1 pound raw sausage (mild or hot)
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 ½ cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup shredded cheddar
2 tablespoons chopped chives + more for serving
Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick silicone mat.
Place the raw sausage, cream cheese, flour, baking powder, salt, cheddar cheese, and chopped chives into the bowl of a stand mixer.
Mix on low with the paddle attachment until the ingredients are combined.
Scoop the meat mixture into 1-inch balls. Roll with your hands until the sausage balls are round and hold together nicely.
Place the sausage balls onto the prepared baking sheet.
Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
While the sausage balls are chilling, preheat the oven to 350 F.
Bake the sausage balls for 24 to 28 minutes, or until golden brown.
Serve while warm with additional chives, if desired.