One of my family’s favorite camping recipes is for sausage balls! This fantastic breakfast treats are easy to make ahead of time and they store well for several days. Make them on the first day of your camping trip in your new or used RV and you’ll have a quick grab-and-go breakfast each morning!
Quick & Easy Sausage Balls
- 1 lb ground sausage (sweet or spicy – your choice!)
- 1 box cheddar biscuit mix (we like to use Red Lobster brand)
- 1 egg
- 1 cup shredded cheese (your choice – but we like to use shredded cheddar, Monterey jack, or pepperjack)
You’ll also need these tools:
- Mixing bowl and spoon
- Cookie sheet
- Parchment paper
- Meat thermometer
Are you ready for the world’s easiest recipe? Here goes:
- Mix all ingredients thoroughly together (including the seasoning packet in the biscuit mix!).
- Scoop out large tablespoons onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Roll each scoop into a ball.
- Bake at 350 degrees until the meat thermometer reads 160 degrees – about 12-15 minutes (see tip below).
- Using a meat thermometer instead of setting a timer allows you to cook the sausage balls until they’re perfectly done! It’s dangerous to eat undercooked pork, but sausage balls are terrible if they’re dry and overcooked. When you cook to temperature instead of time, you’ll get a fully cooked sausage ball that’s moist and delicious. (Sorry for saying ‘moist.’)
- These store well for up to 3 days in an airtight food storage container. Ours never last long, so you might want to double the batch.
- Don’t cook the sausage ahead of time! Other online recipes for sausage balls suggest you cook the sausage first. This can lead to the sausage balls drying out while baking, though, so use raw sausage and let it cook through while they bake.
This is an especially great camping recipe to take along in your new or used RV if you’re short on pantry space. Contact us today to ask about shopping for the perfect unit with all the kitchen amenities you want!