Sausage & Potato Bites

I’m a sucker for a sausage ball.  A sucker.  They’re just the perfect little nibble for either breakfast or an appetizer.  I also love that they’re easy to make, travel well and can be prepared in advance.  I usually use my Ultimate Sausage Ball recipe as my go-to but when I saw this recipe in my Celebrate magazine, I knew I must try it.  I used cheddar instead of their Parmesan but honestly, I don’t think you could go wrong with any cheese you choose (a nice spicy Pepper Jack would be delish too!).  It was love at first bite.  The perfect appetizer for watching a football game!
Shopping List
1 pound pork sausage (I used Owens Spicy)
2 cups frozen shredded hash browns, thawed
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
(makes about a dozen)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, combine by hand your sausage, potatoes and cheese.  Form into one inch round balls and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.  Bake about 25 minutes.
That’s it!  Three ingredients…super, super simple!  And delicious too!  You’ll find love at first bite as well :).

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  • Marie Matter January 2, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    these would be DANGEROUS around me!! but i think these are a must-make for my next get-together! how did i never think of putting hash browns in sausage balls before?! it makes so much sense!

  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} January 2, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    LOVE a sausage ball…but never had it with potato. YUM!

  • Rachel Knows Best January 2, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    It looks so simple and sounds so tasty.

  • Anonymous January 2, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    I bet they would be good with cream cheese too! Thanks for sharing!

  • Julie Rogers January 3, 2013 at 1:29 am

    Definitely will have to try—never heard of it with potato! Thanks for sharing;)


  • amanda kate January 3, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    just found your blog. it might possibly be the most delicious thing i've ever seen!

    and how cool is it that sean is your brother? i was a big fan of him on emily's season and can't wait to see him on his own season. looking forward to seeing what a man of faith brings to that show!


  • Brooke January 6, 2013 at 4:44 am

    Hi Shay… I need your help! The hubs and I are starting a supper club with some friends and we are hosting the first dinner in a few weeks! Any good suggestions for the main course? I want to do something that we don't eat everyday, but I don't want to get in over my head either. Thanks so much!

  • Mix and Match Mama January 6, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    My two biggest tips for entertaining are 1. only make 3 things (buy the rest!) and 2. don't try something you haven't made before…stick to something you're good at making. Don't try to impress them with your food, instead, impress them with how inviting and warm your home is. They should feel relaxed and at ease in your house (they shouldn't be tense because they have a stressed out hostess preparing fancy food she doesn't normally prepare!). I would make them a casserole (because you can make it in advance), buy a salad, buy bread, make a bundt cake and serve an easy dip with chips and/or crackers. This way, you're not over-extending yourself and you can relax. Best of luck!!

  • Maureen W. (Maryland) January 7, 2013 at 2:53 am

    Hi, Shay. The timing of this recipe was perfect for my BIL's b-day brunch next weekend. Only problem is he and my MIL are lactose intolerant. I plan on making the recipe as-is for the rest of us cheese-eaters, but do you have any idea how I could modify it for them with some non-dairy type of binding ingredient? Thanks!!! XOXO

  • Frank Flynn December 7, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    You don’t say if these are served warmed or at room temperature.

    • Mix and Match Mama December 7, 2016 at 2:44 pm

      Either way! I would probably enjoy them more warm.

      • Frank lLynn December 7, 2016 at 3:01 pm

        Thank you. I want to make these for a work Christmas party and items are left out all day.