Voltaggio Brothers share their holiday sausage ball recipe

Voltagio Bros Holiday Sausage Ball recipe, photo provided by Voltagio Bros
Voltagio Bros Holiday Sausage Ball recipe, photo provided by Voltagio Bros /

For the Voltaggio Brothers, their holiday sausage ball recipe is a tasty tradition.

Like many families, the Voltaggio Brothers have holiday food traditions and one is their holiday sausage ball recipe. Although some people might crave their luscious macaroni and cheese, this particular recipe is a bite of comfort food. Could this recipe become your new holiday tradition?

While foodies know Michael and Bryan Voltaggio from their numerous television appearances, their Voltaggio Brothers Steakhouse at the MGM National Harbor offers a glimpse into their family traditions. Blending quality ingredients with local favorites, each menu item is a delight.

For the holiday season, the Voltaggio Brothers are sharing their holiday sausage ball recipe. Although this recipe might seem far different from many of the recipes seen on Top Chef, one element is clear.

That connection to those comforting flavors from childhood comes through in each bite. While that intricate plating and elevated techniques might draw awes, simplicity often lingers in both the flavor and memory.


Here’s how to make the Voltaggio Brothers holiday sausage ball recipe.


  • 3 level cups bisquick
  • 1-pound shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound ground breakfast sausage
  • ⅓ cup of buttermilk
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Add all of the ingredients to a stand mixer – with the paddle attachment mix on medium low until combined – be careful not to overmix- form into balls slightly smaller than a golf ball – bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.

In some ways, this recipe is something that grandma used to make. Sometimes simplicity is harder to master than the complicated masterpiece.

While the recipe doesn’t specify, it might be a good choice to use some flavorful sharp cheddar cheese. When a recipe is simple, the ingredients need to shine.

Why not skip the complicated recipes for a taste of ultimate comfort food. This holiday sausage ball recipe could become your new family holiday food tradition.

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What classic, simple recipe is always on your holiday table?