Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage Balls

Yes, these are those highly addictive little fattening greasy sausage balls you eat at holiday parties.

You know, the ones that you can’t stop eating even though you want to.


But they’re different. I added fresh jalapenos.

Imagine that.


Also, after making them a few times I’ve noticed something I need to share.

Get Jimmy Dean brand sausage. No, they aren’t paying me – this isn’t one of those sponsored posts. I just think their quality is that good.

You could definitely add more jalapeno to these, I just have to be careful because Mark doesn’t like heat. What is wrong with him? I like for my mouth to be on fire.

My jalapenos make sausage balls look sexy.


Here’s your printable-

Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage Balls

Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage Balls


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, washed, deseeded and diced
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 12 oz roll breakfast sausage


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, salt and cayenne.
  • Add diced jalapeno, cheese and sausage.
  • Grind with your hands thoroughly, until all ingredients are incorporated.
  • Roll into balls (mine were just a little smaller than golf ball size) and bake on a prepared baking sheet for 20-25 minutes.

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  1. Shea, These look delicious. What a great treat for any party. I’m featuring this post on Best of the Weekend party. Party is live tonight at 7pm central time. Thanks for linking up!! Nichi

  2. Um yum! Lately I have been on a spicey kick and just can’t get enough of it! I will for sure be trying these out!

  3. I always make sausage balls at my parties, but never thought to add jalepenos… love it!

  4. Oh man I definitely miss eating these amazing sausage balls. I love that you added the jalapeno for a kick because my husband and I looooooooove spicy food! Thanks for sharing! Pinning 🙂

  5. So lovely! x
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  6. Thanks so much for linking my recipe. These sound wonderful!!!

  7. I really like the ingredients in this recipe!

  8. Ah! These look so amazing! I love spicy foods! I so wanna try these. Thanks for sharing
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