If you are looking for an appetizer, something fairly quick and easy to put together, and something absolutely delicious, you need not look any further. WOW! Are these good. I mean like really really really good.
I originally saw this recipe in a Bisquick book, one of those great little books at the checkout in the grocery store. I have seen quite a lot of variations across the internet of it since. plainchicken.com did it best and her recipe is the one below.
I doubled the recipe so John could take it in to work and the only thing I wish I had done differently is to save myself some because the few I snuck before he took them just weren't enough. No sauce or dip required as these babies hold their own. The cream cheese makes them most and the flavor beats all other meatball appetizers I have ever had.
I made these the night before and threw them in the crockpot on warm the next day. As long as you keep the top of the crockpot on, they won't dry out.
2 lbs. hot sausage
16 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 1/8 cups Bisquick
8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese (I used medium cheddar)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix all ingredients until well combined. Roll into 1" balls. Bake 20 - 25 minutes or until brown.