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Air Fryer Sausage Balls

Air Fryer Sausage Balls are an easy and delicious appetizer or make-ahead breakfast. Sausage Balls are definitely a crowd pleaser for any party or gathering.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: appetizers, cheese, sausage, sausage balls
Servings: 24 sausage balls


  • Air Fryer


  • 1 pound breakfast sausage, pork sausage, or your favorite sausage
  • 3 cups Bisquick
  • 2 cups freshly shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  • In a stand mixer, food processor, or by hand, combine the sausage, baking mix, and cheese until well blended.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees. Using a 1 1/2 tablespoon scoop place sausage balls about 1 inch apart in the air fryer basket. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden.


Tips, Tricks. and FAQs

  • Use whatever type of sausage you like
  • Any shredded cheese will work.
  • Prepare sausage balls but do not bake - flash freeze and store in freezer safe container for up to a month. Cook as directed in recipe.
  • Can be made in the oven: Bake at 400 degrees for about 12-15 minutes.
  • Great to make for breakfasts.
  • Perfect for holiday parties, game day food, and brunches.