Holidays are a time for family.

More specifically, they’re a time for family recipes, and celebrity chefs and Frederick natives Bryan and Michael Voltaggio are sharing one their seasonal favorites.

According to a news release, the Voltaggio brothers’ sausage balls were a holiday staple at their childhood home in Frederick and they are bringing the dish back to the Voltaggio Brothers Steak House at MGM National Harbor this season.

And for those who can’t make it to Oxon Hill to sample them, you can recreate them at home with the following 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.

(10) comments


Bisquick? Yuck! Do they actually use that industrially-farmed, factory-processed crap in their fancy-pants restaurants? Maybe that’s why the food at Family Meal sucked. How about a recipe that uses real ingredients?


Thinking of other reasons to visit Oxon Hill ...

wait for it ...

Nope, can't think of any others.


Michael may be the story here. Um. Welcome home?


Omg I saw the photo and said they look like sawdust is an ingredient. But it's Bisquick. I've got that. I'm not proud of it....


Who cares? How much advertising can one family get in the paper over all the other restaurant owners in the county?


Cue the SNL skit with Alec Baldwin as Pete Schwetty. 😇


Baltimore?? MGM National Harbor is located in Oxon Hill. Someone evidently is geographically challenged...


Indeed. There also isn’t much sense of geography inside Frederick County.


Did you read the entire article or was that a bridge to far? Careful, before you answer...


The first iteration of the article that I read at ~1:30 AM clearly said something along the lines of "... for those who can't make it to Baltimore..." after having mentioned MGM National Harbor. Hence my first post.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it clean. No vulgar, racist, sexist or sexually-oriented language.
Engage ideas. This forum is for the exchange of ideas, not personal attacks or ad hominem criticisms.
Be civil. Don't threaten. Don't lie. Don't bait. Don't degrade others.
No trolling. Stay on topic.
No spamming. This is not the place to sell miracle cures.
No deceptive names. Apparently misleading usernames are not allowed.
Say it once. No repetitive posts, please.
Help us. Use the 'Report' link for abusive posts.

Thank you for reading!

Already a member?

Login Now
Click Here!

Currently a News-Post subscriber?

Activate your membership at no additional charge.
Click Here!

Need more information?

Learn about the benefits of membership.
Click Here!

Ready to join?

Choose the membership plan that fits your needs.
Click Here!