| January 27, 2014

No Super Bowl party would be complete without mouthwatering game grub.

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And while you could easily whip up the usual chips and dips, wings, or chili, preparing these delicious dishes can also steal all the time you should be reserving for more important things, like being glued to your TV.

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Fortunately, one country crooner has found a yummy solution: Meaty, cheesy sausage hors d’oeuvres that are quick, super easy, and downright tasty. Oh, and they only consist of three main ingredients. What’s not to love?

“These sausage hors d’oeuvres are perfect for a football party because you can make them ahead of time and then you can just snack on them all day,” says Grammy Award-winning country artist Trisha Yearwood, the host Food Network’s “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen.”

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“My mom used to make sausage hors d’oeuvres to take somewhere, like a wedding reception or some party she was making food for,” says Yearwood. “They’re kind of my guilty pleasure. When I got older I said to myself, ‘These sausage hors d’oeuvres have three ingredients. I think I could make them myself and enjoy them.’ So I make them whenever I want to.”

“You’re basically making a homemade biscuit with cheese in it,” she adds. “And this makes a lot, like 50-60. So you can freeze them and eat them later, but I never really have any left over.”

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Sounds like a winning combo to use.

Check out Yearwood’s sausage hors d’oeuvres recipe below, courtesy of

Trisha Yearwood’s Sausage Hors d’Oeuvres

Cooking Method: 
Prep Time: 
15 minutes
Cook Time: 
20 minutes
Total Time: 
35 minutes
50 balls


  • 1 lb. spicy pork sausage, such as Jimmy Dean
  • 10 oz. cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3 cups baking mix, such as Bisquick
  • Kosher salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Using a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the sausage, cheese, and baking mix and beat on low speed until blended. Add pepper to taste.
  3. Shape the mixture into 1-inch balls and place them 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookies sheet.
  4. Bake until browned, about 20 minutes.
  5. Drain on paper towels, sprinkle with salt and serve hot, warm, or at room temperature. Can be made in advance, frozen and reheated.