Best Sausage Balls EVER!

sausage ballsEverything you love about holiday Sausage Balls without all of the grains and carbs but packed with flavor! I have to say that these are BETTER than any sausage balls I have ever eaten. I do not normally like to boast but I do feel obligated to tell you the truth about this recipe! 😉

These Sausage Balls are SO good that NO one will guess that they are grain-free and low-carb! With just 1 carb per ball, you can munch on these without any guilt and with lots of Christmas and holiday spirit! The secret ingredients to the Best Sausage Balls EVER is using the same dry ingredients (minus the salt) from my famous Better Than Red Lobster Biscuits.  Seriously, these Sausage Balls are going to knock your socks off! 

Be sure to make a double or even triple batch because these are going to go fast. These are perfect for a “fancy” holiday party or an informal gathering of friends and family. 

Best Sausage Balls ever

Looking for a nut-free option too? Use ground sunflower seeds in the place of almond flour. Sounds crazy but it works! :)

I hope you enjoy this recipe and this Christmas and holiday season! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from my family to yours!

Best Sausage Balls EVER!
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  1. Makes 25

    • 1/2 cup almond flour
    • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (approximately 2 oz.)
    • 1/4 cup coconut flour
    • 2 tsp. baking powder
    • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
    • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
    • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes (depending on how spicy you like them)
    • 8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, grated
    • 1/2 lb. bulk breakfast sausage*
    • 1 large egg
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly oil (or line with parchment paper) a jelly roll pan (cookie sheet with sides) and set a side.

    In a large bowl, add dry ingredients and blend well. Then add cheese and breakfast sausage. Use hands and blend mixture until most of dry ingredients and cheese have been incorporated into the sausage, mixture will be very stiff and dry. Then add the egg and blend until all ingredients have been incorporated. Dough is very stiff. (Adding the egg at the very end gives the extra moisture to the sausage balls.)

    Using a 1-1/2 tbsp. scoop, scoop out mixture (forcing more mixture into the scoop by pressing it against the bowl), then form into tight balls.

    Place balls on prepared pan, 1 inch apart, and bake for 15-16 minutes or until the cheese just begins to brown. Do not overbake. Remove from oven and place balls on paper towels to absorb any excess oil. Serve warm.

    Consider serving using these cute skewers and dipping them in my Extra Yummy Sauce!

    *Check out my Breakfast Sausage Recipe in my Comforting Eats Cookbook!

  1. Nutrition: 55 Calories, 4 grams Fat, 1 Net Carb, 3.5 grams Protein per ball
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  1. Judy says

    Do you think I could make these and freeze them raw? Then it would be more convenient just to bake them when I needed them.

  2. Joanna says

    Hi Melissa, I just wanted you to know that I made these Sausage Balls this morning (Father’s Day) for my husband and we LOVED them!!! I never was a big fan of sausage balls until today…yum! Just wanted to thank you…can’t wait to try more of your recipes!

  3. Joanna says

    Hi Melissa, just wanted you to know I made these Sausage Balls yesterday morning for my husband and we couldn’t stop eating them! They are absolutely delicious!!! I never knew I liked Sausage Balls until I tried these…thank you for this AWESOME recipe!!!

  4. aletha says

    I made the sausage balls, I will say this they are so good. I will be making these again. What I do is I take out 3 after their cooked and I have them for my breakfast some days along with the coconut cereal that you posted love that also.

  5. ruddr says

    We make these every year at New Years! It’s become a tradition. They’re amazing. Sometimes we use spicy sausage, but generally keep the recipe exactly as written. Thanks for sharing! We love these.

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