Paula Deen's Sausage Balls


4 cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese

3 cups Bisquick baking mix

1 1-pound package ground sausage

1/8 tablespoon pepper



1 tablespoon mustard

1 cup mayonnaise



Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with vegetable oil cooking spray.

Combine all ingredients in a large glass bowl. Mix well with your fingers. The mixture will be very crumbly.

Form into 1 inch balls, squeezing the mixture so it holds together, then rolling it between the palms of your hands to form balls.

Place the balls on the baking sheet. Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden brown. To prevent sticking, move the balls with a spatula halfway through cooking.

To make the dip, combine mustard and mayonnaise. Serve with sausage balls.