It's seriously my favorite time of the year and not just for the fall festivals and Christmas tree pickin'. It's mostly because this is the time of year to indulge in delicious home cooked food and having an excuse to eat until you hit the "I need to unbutton my pants to sit down" feeling. Food brings people together, it creates happiness, it starts conversation and I have the perfect appetizer that will be the biggest hit at any party and check all the holiday boxes!
I love to host parties at our house! I tell myself I'm going to create a simple thanksgiving menu and every ear I go above and beyond because... food is life. Anyways, one of my favorite thanksgiving appetizers to make is my sausage stuffing balls! I've been making these since before Jon and I got married (so like 6 years ago) and they are ALWAYS a hit! They're simple, so flavorful and really easy to make. You can honestly make them for any holiday but I promise they will be the biggest hit of the party. Every single time I make them I get so many compliments and people asking for the recipe so I figured I would share with you all too.
1 pound ground mild sausage
fresh ground black pepper
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 box stuffing mix (unprepared)
1 cup water
Brown sausage in large skillet over medium heat. Add salt and pepper and cook until the sausage is nice and brown. Make sure you allow the meat to completely cool which will take about 10 minutes.
In a mixer (if you don't have a mixer, feel free to use the same pan you cooked your sausage in) combine the sausage, cheese, eggs, package of stuffing and 1 cup of water.
Using an ice cream scooper, scoop out the mixture so they are all an even amount. Then using your hands, lightly form a ball while making sure the mixture sticks together.
Next, place balls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Sometimes the mixture will fall off of a couple stuffing balls so I just lightly press it back into place. You'll want to continue this process until the entire batch of mixture is gone.
Bake in a preheated 350º oven for 15 minutes or until the tops begin to brown. While those are baking, this is when I create my super simple Cranberry Dipping Sauce.
Add 1 can of Cranberry Sauce and 1/4 cup of water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir occasionally until all the clumps are gone and the sauce is smooth.
There ya have it! Really simple and super delicious! Every time I make these people always ask for the recipe. So, make 'em... you wont regret it! Promise. If you happen to try them, make sure to tag me on Instagram (@brittneydeyoung) so I can share your creation!