These deliciously cheesy gluten free Keto Sausage Balls are a tasty and healthy spin on traditional sausage balls with a fraction of the carbs!
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❤️ Why You’ll Love this Keto Sausage Balls Recipe
- Super easy appetizer using a handful of ingredients
- Great for last minute, takes only 20 minutes to make
- Loaded with great flavor
- Always a favorite for party guests
Sausage balls have long been an appetizer staple for everything from tailgate parties to fancy holiday dinners. Afterall. what's not to love about them? They are perfect little snacks that are a cross between a cheesy biscuit and a bite sized sausage muffin.
Traditional sausage balls are made with a boxed baking mix and have over 15 per serving. That's just way too many carbs for those of us on Keto or following low carb diets.
The great news is, with a just a few low substitutions, this recipe makes the most amazing soft and cheese sausage balls with only TWO carbs per serving! And they are every bit as tasty at the traditional ones.
Serve them at your next party with this sugar free Honey Mustard Sauce, Homemade Ranch or any of your own favorite low carb dipping sauces and watch them disappear!
I even like to heat them up for breakfast with a little bit of this Strawberry Chia Seed Jam on the side.
What’s in Keto Sausage Balls
- Breakfast sausage
- Cheddar cheese
- Almond flour
- Cream cheese
- Homemade ranch seasoning
- Baking powder
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
How to Make Sausage Balls
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Add all of the ingredients to a large mixing bowl.
Mix everything together until well combined, but try to avoid over-mixing so the sausage balls don’t become dense.
Using a cookie scoop to ensure they’re the same size and cook evenly, scoop the mixture and roll into a meatballs shape.
Place them on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil (for easy cleanup) and a wire rack.
I was able to get 24 in total.
Bake for 15 minutes or until the sausage is cooked through and the outsides are just starting to turn golden. Serve them with Keto Honey Mustard Sauce on the side for dipping.
Can You Freeze These Gluten Free Sausage Balls?
Absolutely! You can even make a double batch and freeze one for those times when you need a quick snack. For best results, allow the sausage balls to cool until they are room temperature. Place them on a sheet pan in the freezer for about 30 minutes, then transfer them to a freezer bag. They are best when eaten within a couple of months.
To thaw, take out ever how many you need and place them in the fridge to thaw. You can reheat them in the microwave or stick them back in the oven just until they are heated through.
Can You Make Sausage Balls in Advance?
Another great thing about this sausage ball recipe is you can make up the mixture a day in advance. I would recommend rolling them out right before baking them because as almond flour sits, it absorbs moisture.
Check the mixture the next day and if it seems too dense, you can add a little bit of water at a time until it looks and feels like it did the day before.
Almond Flour Sausage Ball Tips and Variations
- Shred your own cheese. Bagged cheese doesn’t melt as well, and it also has a preservative added to keep the keep from clumping in the bag.
- Change things up by experimenting with different types of cheese. Pepper jack and sharp cheddar are two of my personal favorites.
- If you like a little heat, you can use spicy breakfast sausage, add in a few red peppers flakes or a pinch of cayenne pepper.
- Swap up your seasonings. You can add Italian seasonings, Taco Seasoning or any combination of seasonings you prefer.
Which Sausage is Good for Keto?
Some breakfast sausage is perfectly fine for Keto. The thing you need to look for on the label is added sugars or ingredients like maltodextrin that should be avoided.
Why are My Sausage Balls Dry?
If your sausage balls are too dry, you need to add a little water to the mix. When you're rolling up the balls, they should feel tacky to the touch. If there are pockets of dry almond flour, you need to keep mixing until the cream cheese, cheese and sausage is well incorporated.
If the mixture is still a little dry, try adding a little water until it is blended well.
Why Won't My Sausage Balls Stick Together?
Two things can cause sausage balls to fall apart. Either they are too dry, or they are too moist. When you finish rolling them up, sausage balls should hold their own shape.
If they aren't holding up, add another tablespoon of almond flour until they do.
If the sausage ball mixture is crumbling apart, you'll want to add little more moisture with water or even more cheese. Just add a little bit at a time until they reach the right texture.
More Keto Appetizers
- Dill Pickled Devilled Eggs
- Garlic Butter Steak Bites
- Keto Crab Cakes
- Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings
- Keto Coconut Shrimp
- Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms
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Keto Sausage Balls
- 1 pound breakfast sausage
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
- ⅔ cup almond flour
- ½ cup cream cheese
- 1 whole egg
- 2 teaspoons homemade ranch seasoning
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Add all of the ingredients to a large mixing bowl.
- Mix everything together until well combined, but try to avoid over-mixing so the sausage balls don’t become dense.
- Using a cookie scoop to ensure they’re the same size and cook evenly, scoop the mixture and roll into a meatballs shape.
- Place them on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil (for easy cleanup) and a wire rack. I was able to get 24 in total.
- Bake for 15 minutes or until the sausage is cooked through and the outsides are just starting to turn golden. Serve with Keto Honey Mustard Sauce on the side for dipping.
*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol: Swerve, Erythritol, Monk Fruit or Allulose.
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A new way to have my favorite…sausage.
Keto Cooking Christian
So glad you enjoyed them. They freeze really well, so it's great to keep some on hand.