Sausage balls are a staple of any Southern breakfast table.
- But what do you serve as a side with them?
- What toppings do you use to jazz them up?
- What if you wanted to take your sausage balls from a filling, satisfying meal to a full-on feast?
Lucky for you, we’ve got this list of 10 amazing side dishes that will make your sausage ball breakfast one to remember!
What to Serve with Sausage Balls for Breakfast
Sausage balls are a popular appetizer. They are typically served with gravy or other sauces, but they are also great as a starter at breakfast. Fried eggs are a traditional pairing, but you can try other combinations as well. Try pairing the balls with sauteed spinach, sauteed mushrooms or even roasted red peppers.
Don’t be a basic sausage baller. Impress your friends and family with these 10 side dishes that are sure to make your morning meal memorable:
Sausage balls for breakfast: yes, please!
But what about a solid side dish to go with it?
If you’re ready to make the perfect side dish for your sausage balls at home, look no further than scrambled eggs.
All you need is the following:
- One egg yolk for every two eggs you plan to scramble
- A pan and a spatula
- Cooking oil or butter
- A whisker
- Salt and pepper to taste
Here’s how to do it:
- Get your pan nice and hot, add some oil or butter, then drop in your eggs.
- Whisk them around until they’re smooth, add salt and pepper to taste, then stir gently while cooking over medium heat until they reach your desired consistency.
That’s it! You’re done!
Now you get to enjoy your tasty side dish with the rest of your meal.
One thing to consider before choosing scrambled eggs as your side dish is that they may be too delicious—you might not have room left for the main course!
Biscuits are a delicious side dish that go well with just about any recipe for breakfast.
Here’s how to make ’em:
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- In a bowl, mix dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and salt. Add butter and mix. Mix in milk until the mixture forms a dough.
- Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 1/4-inch thick, then cut into circles with a biscuit cutter or whatever you have on hand. Bake for 15 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown.
- Serve with honey or butter on top!
One thing you may want to consider before choosing this particular side dish is that it can be a little on the dry side.
If you want to keep your sausage balls moist, you might want to consider using pancakes instead as a side dish.
3. Fruit salad
Sure, it might not sound like the obvious choice, but trust us—it’s always a crowd-pleaser.
The best thing about making fruit salad at home is how easy it is.
All you have to do is head to the grocery store, pick out your favorite fruits, and chop ’em up.
We usually go with a mix of apples, oranges, and bananas because we like their sweet flavor and soft texture.
But if you’re feeling adventurous, feel free to experiment with other fruits!
The only thing that matters is that you end up with something delicious.
One thing to consider before choosing this particular side dish: It might get messy.
If you’re eating your sausage balls in a business setting or somewhere where there’s not much cutlery, we recommend throwing some toothpicks in your bag so you can eat your fruit salad one bite at a time.
Toast with jam, a true crowd-pleaser, is guaranteed to be a hit as guests arrive at your home.
Here’s how to make Toast with jam at home:
- First, take a slice of bread and put it in the toaster.
- When it is done, take it out and put it on a plate.
- Then spread some jam on top of the toast.
One thing to consider before choosing this side dish is that you need to make sure you have plenty of jam on hand.
5. Baked beans
How about baked beans?
It’s easy to make at home and can be a great addition to your breakfast spread.
Just follow these simple steps:
- Open a can of baked beans and dump into a sauce pan on medium heat.
- Let simmer for 10 minutes. Feel free to add spices or extra ingredients if you’re feeling adventurous!
- Once done, serve alongside your sausage balls (and whatever other breakfast goodies you want to eat).
Now for the one thing to consider before choosing baked beans as your side dish: are you wearing white?
If so, you may want to rethink the baked beans option.
Baked beans can get messy, so they may not be the best choice if you’re rocking white jeans today.
If you’re looking for a side to complement your breakfast sausage balls, we have just the thing:
Pancakes or waffles.
The recipe is simple:
- Just take 1 cup of pancake or waffle mix and combine it with 1/2 cup of water (or milk).
- Mix the batter well until there are no lumps, then preheat your griddle or pan over medium heat.
- Pour about 1/4 cup batter onto your griddle or pan, and cook until bubbles form.
- Then flip!
- Cook for another minute or so on the other side, and voila!
You’ve got yourself some fluffy pancakes—and if you’ve never tried them with syrup before… well, buckle up. It’s going to be a wild ride.
7. Crispy Bacon
This side dish is easy to make at home: just fry it up!
That’s right, no baking necessary.
Just take your bacon and let it sizzle in a pan until it turns a wonderful shade of golden brown.
If you want, you can even improvise and throw in a little cayenne pepper or garlic salt for flavor.
But be careful: don’t get too carried away! When the bacon starts to feel done (perhaps after about 10 minutes), go ahead and remove it from the heat—because once it starts to burn, there’s no saving it.
8. Hash browns
Hash browns are a perfect side dish for sausage balls because they go well with the flavors of sausage and cheese, and they’re delicious on their own.
You can make them at home, or you can buy them at your local grocery store.
For homemade hash browns, follow these steps:
- Go to the grocery store and buy one potato for every sausage ball you want to serve.
- Wash the potatoes well before cooking them.
- Peel the potatoes if you want to be fancy.
- Shred the potatoes into small pieces on the large holes of a cheese grater or in a food processor with a shredding attachment.
- Heat some butter in a skillet over medium heat until it’s melted and bubbling slightly, then add your shredded potatoes and cook until they’re golden brown on both sides, about five minutes per side.
- Serve alongside sausages and cheese balls for an easy breakfast that’s sure to please!
It’s so easy!
All you need is:
- 2 cups of water
- ¼ cup of cream of wheat (uncooked)
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 teaspoon of butter (melted)
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Here’s what to do:
- First, pour the water into a pot and bring it to a boil.
- Then add the honey and stir it in.
- Add the cream of wheat and stir until it’s cooked (this will only take about two minutes).
- When it’s done cooking, add the butter and mix it in well.
- Pour the mixture into a bowl and sprinkle on some cinnamon before serving.
Now that you know how to make this amazing side dish at home, here’s something to consider: do you want to use honey or maple syrup?
Both are delicious options that pair well with sausage balls!
10. Cherry cobbler
An amazing dish/dessert to serve with breakfast sausage balls is cherry cobbler.
The sweet tartness of the cherries is the perfect complement to the savory, buttery flavor of the sausage balls.
It’s also easy to make at home!
- In a large bowl, mix together one cup of sugar, one cup of flour, one egg, and a teaspoon of vanilla.
- Next, toss in six cups of fresh cherries (pitted!).
- Put it all into an oven-safe pan and sprinkle on some cinnamon and sugar.
- Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Once it comes out of the oven, serve with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream!
One thing to keep in mind is that this dish calls for fresh cherries, so if you don’t have any ripe ones on hand or you don’t live somewhere that grows them natively (like Michigan!), you might want to try something else.
10 Sides to Serve with Sausage Balls for Breakfast
- Scrambled eggs
- Fruit salad
- Toast with jam
- Baked beans
- Pancakes or waffles (with syrup)
- Crispy Bacon
- Hash browns
- Cream of wheat with honey, butter, and cinnamon sprinkled on top
- Cherry cobbler
- Pick your favorite side from this list to serve with your breakfast meal.
- Prepare the ingredients according to the recipe.
- Be ready to eat in no time!