Do you know how certain food items from your childhood always bring back great memories? For me, sausage balls were what my mom made for our New Year’s Eve party. They were SO good and I would always get a plate with a few sausage balls, some queso, and smoked turkey. Weird combination, right? But trust me…SO good! As an adult, when thinking what I need to take to round out a Friendsgiving meal to celebrate the Thanksgiving holidays, what else could I bring other than Air Fryer Sausage Balls, made with Jimmy Dean® Premium Regular Pork Sausage Roll?!
While I love the traditional Thanksgiving meal, complete with turkey, cranberries, rolls, mashed potatoes, etc, it is fun to switch things up sometimes. The essence of Friendsgiving is sharing, so ideally, everyone should bring one of their favorite dishes to share with friends.
Sure, a turkey is nice, but if you are celebrating Thanksgiving with your family at some point in the month of November, maybe you would like to switch it up with a smoked chicken, ham, Cornish game hen, or even grilled salmon! Why not? Other Friendsgiving items can be pretty much anything you want….a charcuterie board, crescent rolls, cranberry sauce, cornbread, green beans, sweet potato pie, cherry pie, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes with walnuts…when friends come together and a meal is shared together, it is going to be a great one! My Air Fryer Sausage Balls are going to be the hit of your Friendsgiving feast!
Air Fryer Sausage Balls for Friendsgiving!
Make these easy Air Fryer Sausage Balls for your Friendsgiving feast!
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 8 minutes
- Total Time: 23 minutes
- 1 lb Jimmy Dean sausage
- 2 cups mild cheddar cheese
- 1 can refrigerated crescent dough
- 2 TBSP flour
- Spray the bottom of your air fryer basket or pan with cooking spray.
- In a bowl, mix sausage and cheese. (mixing with your hands works best!)
- Unroll crescent dough onto a cutting board.
- Dust one side with flour, flip and dust the other side.
- Cut dough into small squares with a knife or pizza cutter.
- Mix crescent dough squares into the sausage and cheese mixture.
- Add in any remaining flour, or add more if mixture is too sticky, and mix thoroughly.
- Roll out sausage balls and place into air fryer basket or pan, making sure they don’t touch.
- Cook sausage balls at 375 degrees for 5 minutes and then turn each one over.
- Cook for an additional 4-6 minutes (checking every minute) until brown and done in the center.
- Cook remainder and serve hot!