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My great Aunt Bee has been hosting southern cocktail parties for years, and this is one of her all-time favorite appetizer recipes! Loaded with cheese, sausage, pimento, and mild green chiles, these Sausage and Cheese Squares are an easy, make-ahead finger food that’s perfect for any occasion!

A close up of sausage and cheese squares with green herbs

Hello, hello! It’s holiday party season, no?

A close up of sausage and cheese squares on a spatula

If you’re headed to a festive gathering or a New Year’s Eve potluck in the coming weeks, then you MUST give these little bites a try. In fact, even if you are not hosting a party, you should still bake a batch of these cheesy nibbles! They’re perfect for serving with brunch, lunch, or dinner, too!

An overhead shot of a casserole dish filled with sausage and cheese squares

You’ve probably heard me rave about Aunt Bee over the years, as I love to share her simple, tried-and-true recipes that she has passed along to me. This is another one of those classics that everyone should have in their repertoire.

The squares are packed with so much cheese, you’ll love to just pop ’em in your mouth one-by-one…until the tray is almost gone!

Trust me…nobody can resist the flecks of pimento, green chile, and litte bites of sausage that make their way into each and every one of these tasty cheese squares. Hey, just add a glass of wine and it’s a complete meal, right?! Just kidding. Kind of.

A close up of sausage and cheese squares topped with green herbs

Sausage and Cheese Squares – Variations;

  • Try added different sausage such as spicy or smoked sausage
  • These cheese squares are a great way of using up leftover veg, try adding roast potatoes, zucchini, onions etc
  • Any good mild melting cheese would work well in this recipe
  • You could also add cooked bacon or ham
  • Add fresh herbs such as basil

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Aunt Bee's Sausage and Cheese Squares

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 20 (2-inch squares)
Calories 218 kcal
Loaded with cheese, sausage, pimento and mild green chiles, these sausage and cheese squares are perfect finger food.


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose baking mix such as Bisquick
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 dashes of hot sauce such as Tabasco
  • ½ lb. roll sausage such as a bulk pork breakfast sausage
  • 12 ounces grated Cheddar cheese about 3 cups
  • 12 ounces grated Monterey Jack cheese about 3 cups
  • 2 4 ounce cans chopped green chiles, drained
  • 1 4 ounce jar sliced pimento, drained


  • Brown sausage in skillet until no longer pink; drain.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together baking mix, milk, eggs, salt, and hot sauce. Stir in cooked sausage, cheeses, chiles, and pimento.
  • Pour batter into prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Allow to cool for 15 minutes before slicing into bite-sized squares. Serve immediately, or wrap tightly and store in freezer or refrigerator until ready to use.


  • Note: These are delicious served at room temperature or warm. If you make these in advance and you would like to reheat them to serve them warm, just thaw (if frozen), cover with foil, and place in a 350°F (180°C) oven until heated through (10-15 minutes).


Calories: 218kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 12gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 500mgPotassium: 126mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 575IUVitamin C: 6.4mgCalcium: 298mgIron: 0.8mg
Keyword: easy brunch recipes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: The Seasoned Mom


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Welcome to my farmhouse kitchen in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Inspired by local traditions and seasonal fare, you’ll find plenty of easy, comforting recipes that bring your family together around the table. It’s down-home, country-style cooking!

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  1. Emily says:

    5 stars
    I love all your Aunt Bee’s recipes and this one looks fantastic, yum!

    1. Blair says:

      Yes!!! These are definitely a winner! Thanks, Emily!

  2. Barb says:

    how would some cornmeal work in here – replace some of the baking mix with cornmeal?

    1. Blair says:

      Hi, Barb! I honestly don’t know, because I haven’t tested it that way. It would obviously change the flavor and texture slightly, but I’m more concerned about the change in texture. Baking mix includes leavening agents and seasoning that the cornmeal doesn’t have, so the chemistry when baked would be different. I just can’t predict how different it would be (that would depend on how much cornmeal vs. baking mix you substitute). 🙂

    2. Judy says:

      I have a recipe for Taco Bake with Bisquik. It’s so much better than using cornmeal…for some reason…just not the favorite taste my family loves. Maybe this helps. But if you did do it with cornmeal, I’d like to know how it turned out. TIA

  3. Nick says:

    These are great! I used ground Hot Italian sausage, but otherwise followed the recipe. I love that little extra heat! My sister-in-law asked for the recipe so I think you’ll have another new fan as well. Thanks for all you do for us!

    1. Blair says:

      That’s wonderful, Nick! I’m so glad that you enjoyed them. Thanks for taking the time to come back here and leave a note. 🙂