Crispy Hashbrown Sausage Bites
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I was in the mood for something savory and hearty, so I decided to make a batch of Crispy Hashbrown Sausage Bites.
The recipe is pretty simple: just mix some sausage with hashbrowns, form them into balls, and bake them until they’re nice and crispy.
The end result was delicious! The sausage gave the hashbrowns a nice flavor, and the crispy outer crust added a bit of crunch. I could have eaten them all myself, but I managed to save some for my husband. He devoured them within minutes.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy appetizer or snack, then you should definitely give this recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed!
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Why do I love this Crispy Hashbrown Sausage Bites recipe?
I love this recipe because it’s so easy to make and the results are always delicious. The hashbrowns add a great crispy texture to the sausage balls, and they’re perfect for breakfast or as a snack.
Plus, they’re always a hit with my family and friends!
Can I make hashbrown bites vegetarian?
If you want to make a vegetarian hashbrown bite, then just leave out the sausage. Now I can’t say that the balls will stay formed without the sausage though.
You might have to make them more like patties if the balls fall apart.
Can I use another variety of cheese?
Any flavor of cheese will work for these breakfast sausage balls. I love cheddar but pepper jack, Monterey jack, or even a blended cheese will work wonderfully.
Are fresh or frozen hashbrowns best to use in this recipe?
Frozen shredded hashbrowns are best. You are going to find it helps the breakfast sausage balls hold the shape better once your roll and bake them.
Serve up these Krispy Kreme donut balls for a sweet side to your savory sausage hashbrown bites.
What additional add-ins can be added to this recipe?
- Add in some chopped bacon that is cooked and grease drained.
- Leave out the Bisquick and replace it with 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour and 1 teaspoon of baking soda.
- Use cubed hash brown potatoes instead of shredded ones.
- Season with a little season salt or your favorite spices.
- Add some heat with a few drops of hot sauce.
Best sausage to use in this recipe?
Ground breakfast sausage is what you need. Now in terms of flavor, you can do a sweet or savory sausage.
The flavor of sausage is your own personal preference in terms of flavor. So feel free to reach for any flavor or brand that you and your family enjoy.
What type of sauces can be used for dipping?
Dip in a hot sauce, bbq sauce, breakfast salsa, or any other sauce of choice. Or eat them without sauce if you would like. Either way these are so good, and I think you are going to love the flavor and texture.
Can I use shredded potatoes in this recipe?
Hashbrowns are shredded potatoes. You are very welcome to shred your own potatoes for the recipe. Just know the potatoes will stay soft in the center of the balls, and the outside becomes a bit crispy.
Try my hashbrown breakfast casserole for another potato recipe.
How to make sure your sausage hashbrown bites are evenly sized?
Grab a cookie scoop for this. You are going to create evenly sized balls that will bake up evenly.
I used the tablespoon size cookie scoop. Feel free to use any size of cookie scoop, just adjust the baking time as needed to fit the size of your balls.
- Breakfast sausage
- Cream cheese softened
- Frozen shredded hash browns
- Shredded cheddar cheese
How to Make Sausage Hashbrown Bites:
Step 1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
Step 2. Mix together all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl until well combined.
Step 3. Form the mixture into evenly sized balls about 1 ½ inch around.
Step 4. Place the balls onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Step 5. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
So, if you’re looking for a delicious and festive appetizer to make for your next party, look no further than these Crispy Hashbrown Sausage Bites.
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Crispy Hashbrown Sausage Bites
- 1 lb Breakfast sausage
- 8 oz Cream cheese , softened
- 1 ½ c isquick
- 4 c hash browns, Frozen, shredded
- 1 ½ c Cheddar cheese, Shredded
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- Heat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Mix together all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl until well combined.
- Form the mixture into evenly sized balls about 1 ½ inches around.
- Place the balls onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes.
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How to Store Sausage Hashbrown Bites
The hashbrown bites need to be refrigerated in an airtight container. You can place it in the fridge for 2-3 days.
Then reheat as you would like for a simple breakfast option. Consider pairing it with a fruit salad for a complete breakfast.
Can I freeze hashbrown bites?
Bake up the sausage balls and then allow them to cool. Then place in a freezer bag or airtight container that is freezer friendly.
Freeze for up to 4-5 months. Then thaw in the fridge overnight, or heat them up straight from being frozen.
Can Sausage Hashbrown Bites be made ahead?
You can make up your balls in advance and then store them in your pan and cover them with a lid or foil. Then add an additional 10 minutes to the baking time and place the pan in the cold oven and cook.
You can make your bites up to 24 hours in advance and kept raw.
Or you can bake them up and then just store the fully cooked balls in the fridge and then reheat right before serving.
Can you freeze sausage hashbrown bites before they are cooked?
You can freeze these sausage balls if you want. Just flash and freeze the balls for 1 hour. Once the balls are hardened freeze them for up to 6 months.
Then place the frozen hashbrown and sausage balls on a baking sheet and bake from frozen. Use 400 degrees and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the balls are fully cooked.
How long can these be stored in the fridge?
The balls can only be stored for 2-3 days. You are going to find the sausage is the first thing to spoil. Always use your best judgment in terms of the quality of the leftovers.
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