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Sunday, November 20, 2011

70's Slumber Party Food: Sausage Balls and Frito Pie

          I love to suddenly remember a food I had completely forgotten about but enjoyed as a kid. I remember sausage balls and Frito pie at sleepovers as well as at game day parties. I was excited to remember about both of these recipes in the same day when eternally emotional teenage son was having a friend over for the night. I have to say that eternally hungry husband was also very pleased with both of these dishes so in the end I had 3 happy boys in the house. Do you have hungry guys to appease? If so, I encourage you to try these two recipes...not to mention, they are quick and relatively easy to make and sausage balls freeze wonderfully!

Sausage Balls

1 lb. of sausage
2 cups of Bisquick
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese

Mix all three ingredients together. It will seem very dry and impossible to incorporate all of the Bisquick, but keep at it and it will all come together nicely.

Form into balls and place on un-greased cookie sheet.

Bake in 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, take off of cookie sheet when still hot and allow to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator or freezer.

Frito Pie

3 Cups of Fritos
1 onion
1 lb. of hamburger
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
1 can of chili (or 2 cups of your own)
Chili powder to personal taste
Sour cream and Chives for topping (optional)

Chop onion

Cook onion and hamburger in skillet until hamburger is cooked through. Add chili powder to your preferred taste at this time.

Using an 8x8 inch baking dish, line with Fritos

Layer cooked hamburger and onions on top of Fritos.

Layer chili on top of hamburger

Finish with layer of cheese (uh, yes I did use more than the recipe called's cheese!!!!)

Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Melty, cheesy goodness, scoop it out and eat it up with sour cream and chives.



  1. Thanks for posting this recipe for sausage biscuits as I was concerned with my "handwritten recipe" from "long ago" without any liquid. They turned out great!!

  2. How do I reheat the frozen sausage balls?