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Sausage Ball Bread (No Bisquick!)

Everyone’s favorite sausage balls but made without Bisquick! Ditch the preservatives and hard to pronounce chemicals of Bisquick and make this soft, fluffy, and clean sausage ball bread instead!

What is Sausage Ball Bread?

Sausage ball bread is simply a twist on the standard sausage ball recipe.

Sausage ball bread is easier to make because you don’t have to roll out individual balls. Instead, you press the mixture into a rectangle baking dish and cut into bars.

Sausage ball bread is also a cleaner version of a typical sausage balls recipe because it is made without Bisquick. 

What’s Wrong with Bisquick?

Bisquick (and comparable products) is a highly processed and preservative laced baking mix that has filled kitchen cupboards for decades. 

While Bisquick is a versatile and convenient baking mix for novice home bakers, it is not a good choice when it comes to our health. 

Let’s take a look at the ingredients list:

  • Enriched flour– heavily processed flours often containing traces of glyphosphate
  • Vegeteble oils– seed oils derived from GMO ingredients like corn and soy, high in omega-6 fatty acids, and directly linked to obesity, heart disease and a myriad of other health problems 
  • Thiamin mononitrate– food additive that is synthetically isolated vitamin B1, byproduct of coal tar (petroleum), often produced in China
  • Dextrose– highly processed sweetener with zero nutritional value, can cause insulin resistance, usually made from GMO corn
  • Sodium Aluminum Phosphate– food additive linked to multiple diseases, including chronic kidney disease
  • DATEM– food additive in baked goods, 100% synthetic and processed, banned by all house made Whole Foods products
  • Monoglycerides– hidden source of transfers because it is made from oil byproducts

Do you still want to eat Bisquick after reading all of that? We can do better!

A Cleaner Sausage Ball Recipe

Now that we’ve agreed to nix the Bisquick, let’s make cleaner and more nutritious sausage balls recipe!

This sausage ball bread uses just 4 ingredients that are common in any cupboard:

  1. Breakfast sausage
  2. All purpose flour
  3. Aluminum free baking powder
  4. Shredded cheese

When I make this recipe for my family, I use organic and non-GMO flour, raw cheddar cheese, and aluminum free baking powder. 

I also try to make sure I have sausage made from sustainably pasture raised pork.

Sometimes I like to add a little cayenne pepper for a hint of spice!

Even if you cannot afford organic or pasture raised ingredients, simply removing the bisquick is a fantastic way to clean up your diet!

How To Make This Recipe

This sausage ball bread without bisquick is incredibly easy and mess free to make. No hand rolling sausage balls only to leave your hands a greasy mess!

If you have a food processor, pull it out for this recipe. 

A food processor will mix everything up perfectly for you and if you have cheese that needs to be shredded, your processor can do that for you too. 

Watch this video to see how I let my food processor do all the work for me!

Of course, you can hand mix as well. It’s best to work everything together with your hands, making sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl. 

Once the mixture has come together, press it into an 8×12 or 9×13 baking dish and bake for about 25 minutes at 375 degrees. 

Ways To Serve Sausage Ball Bread

Sausage ball bread is delicious at any meal. Here are some ways my family enjoys this recipe:

  • Grab and go breakfast
  • Broken up into potato soup (as shown above) or in your favorite potato soup!
  • In lieu of toast with scrambled eggs
  • As a mid-day snack

Diet and Allergy Notes

This sausage ball recipe without bisquick is not gluten free or low carb.

Yield: 12 servings

Sausage Ball Bread

Sausage Ball Bread

Everyone's favorite sausage balls but made without Bisquick! Ditch the preservatives and hard to pronounce chemicals of Bisquick and make this soft, fluffy, and clean sausage ball bread instead!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 lb mild breakfast sausage
  • 8 ounces sharper cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, add all of the ingredients.
  3. Pulse on low speed until the mixture is combined.
  4. Press the mixture into an 8x12 or 9x13 glass baking dish.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
  6. Wait 5 to 10 minutes before cutting.


A stand mixer may be used instead of a food processor. Use the hook or paddle attachment for best results. Some hand mixing may be required to reach the bottom of the bowl.

You may roll the mixture into balls and bake. Reduce time by at least half and watch for doneness.

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