Pattie's Recipe Tips: "Go ahead and mix this with your hands if you like. It makes it easier to work with."
"If you happen to have a 12-ounce tube of frozen sausage on hand, you can use it instead of 1 pound."
"I like to serve this with barbecue sauce or sweet and sour sauce."
Make these popular sausage-cheese balls up to a day ahead of time and refrigerate. Bake as directed.
You can use 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley instead of the parsley flakes.
For holiday ham balls, use 1 1/2 cups finely chopped fully cooked ham instead of the pork sausage, omit the rosemary and add 2 tablespoons parsley flakes and 2/3 cup milk. Mix and bake as directed in the recipe.
It's true. You don't need to cook the sausage before using it when making this recipe.