Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage Balls

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Yes, it’s those sausage balls that are those highly addictive little fattening greasy sausage balls you eat at holiday parties. Or baby showers, or bridal teas. Oh, or office thingies.

You know, the ones that you can’t stop eating even though you want to. The ones that make you feel like you gotta unbutton your jeans when nobody’s looking so you can breathe. 

Yeah, those.




But they’re different. I added fresh jalapeños.

Imagine that. Fresh jalapenos that add just the right about of kick. Why, you ask? Why add something to these already classic, delicious, binge worthy, usually-a-holiday staple that has been around for so many damn years un-fucked with?

Because I like to. That is precisely why.

You will absolutely LOVE it.



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

Get the 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. Ok, maybe not on fire, but I do like heat.

My jalapeños 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.


  • Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch
    March 7, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    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

  • Ashley
    March 3, 2014 at 7:47 PM

    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!

  • Kate @ Green Fashionista
    February 28, 2014 at 5:23 PM

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

  • Shea
    February 28, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    Thanks Kate, they’re awesome!

  • Katrina Vega
    February 28, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    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 🙂

  • Shea
    February 28, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    Thank you Katrina 🙂

  • Ting
    February 27, 2014 at 7:11 AM

    So lovely! x

  • Teresa
    February 25, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    Thanks so much for linking my recipe. These sound wonderful!!!

  • Shea
    February 27, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Thanks Teresa!

  • Peter @Feed Your Soul Too
    February 25, 2014 at 12:57 PM

    I really like the ingredients in this recipe!

  • Shea
    February 27, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    Thank you Peter 🙂

  • Danielle @ TheCharmItSpot
    February 25, 2014 at 11:16 AM

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

  • Shea
    February 27, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    You’ll love these. Thanks Danielle!

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