Easy Keto Sausage Balls

Keto Sausage Balls – This EASY sausage ball recipe makes an irresistible low-carb appetizer, breakfast, or snack. Only 8 ingredients and 15 minutes bake time! Sausage, almond flour, egg, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, baking powder, and salt. I could have eaten the whole batch myself! You might want to double the recipe. These low-carb snacks FLY off the plate at our get-togethers!

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Sausage Balls Made with Almond Flour

I am obsessed with these yummy Keto/Low-Carb Sausage Balls. Sausage, cheddar, cream cheese, parmesan, egg, almond flour, baking powder, and salt. SO good! I made these during the holidays and they flew off the plate. I could have eaten the whole batch myself! 

Even if you aren’t doing a low-carb or keto diet, you are going to love these sausage bites! They are effortless to make and ready to eat in under 20 minutes! You can’t beat that! These are great for breakfast, parties, or a delicious low-carb snack. You must give this recipe a try ASAP!

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How to Make Keto Sausage Balls with Cream Cheese

This recipe is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Start with cooking some sausage in a skillet until it is crumbled and no longer pink. In a microwave-safe large bowl, melt sharp cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and parmesan cheese in the microwave for 30 to 45 seconds. Stir until smooth. Mix in almond flour, an egg, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the cooked sausage and more cheddar cheese. Use a small cookie scoop and scoop the mixture into balls. Place on a baking sheet and bake until golden brown.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I used Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour. You can find it at Walmart, your grocery store and Amazon.
  • I used a roll of Jimmy Dean Hot Sausage. You can use any brand or flavor of sausage that you enjoy. You can also substitute turkey sausage for a lower-calorie option.
  • Feel free to mix a few teaspoons of garlic powder and/or onion powder. 
  • I like to line my baking sheets with parchment paper or use a silicone baking mat. This is optional.
  • Can Keto Sausage Balls be made in advance? Yes! Bake the balls as directed, allow them to cool, then store them in an airtight container. They will last in the fridge for 3 to 5 days.
    • When you are ready to serve, you can take them out and allow them to get to room temperature, heat them in the microwave or eat them cold. 
  • Can Keto-Friendly Sausage Balls be frozen? Yes! Bake the balls as directed, allow them to cool, then store them in a plastic freezer bag. Thaw and reheat in the microwave or wrapped in aluminum foil in the oven.
  • You can serve the sausage balls hot out of the oven or cooled to room temperature. Leftovers are even delicious cold!
  • Are Low-Carb Cream Cheese Sausage Balls gluten-free? Yes! All of the ingredients in the recipe are gluten-free.
  • I garnish the cooked balls with some dried parsley, just for color.
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Easy Low-Carb Appetizer or Breakfast

These cream cheese sausage balls are dangerously delicious. They are my go-to breakfast and party appetizer. I also love them for tailgating and holiday mornings! We eat the balls plain. If you like to serve them with a dipping sauce, I suggest some Homemade Ranch Dressing, sugar-free BBQ sauce, Raising Cane’s Sauce, or warm pizza sauce.

Looking for more yummy low-carb and keto recipes? Here are a few of our favorite appetizer recipes from the blog:

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Keto Sausage Balls

Yield: 3 dozen
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Keto Sausage Balls – This EASY sausage ball recipe makes an irresistible low-carb appetizer, breakfast, or snack. Only 8 ingredients and 15 minutes bake time! Sausage, almond flour, egg, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, baking powder, and salt. I could have eaten the whole batch myself! You might want to double the recipe. These low-carb snacks FLY off the plate at our get-togethers!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb sausage cooked
  • 1 cup cheddar
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp parmesan
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
  • In a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, cook sausage until crumbled and no longer pink. Drain fat.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine ¼ cup cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and parmesan cheese. Cook in the microwave for 30 to 45 seconds, until melted. Stir until smooth.
  • Stir in egg, almond flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix in cooked sausage and remaining ¾ cup shredded cheese.
  • Use a small cookie scoop to scoop the dough and roll it into balls. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, until golden brown.

Notes:

  • I used Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour. You can find it at Walmart, your grocery store and Amazon.
  • I used a roll of Jimmy Dean Hot Sausage. You can use any brand or flavor of sausage that you enjoy. You can also substitute turkey sausage for a lower calorie option.
  • Can Keto Sausage Balls be made in advance? Yes! Bake the balls as directed, allow them to cool, then store them in an airtight container. They will last in the fridge for 3 to 5 days.
    • When you are ready to serve, you can take them out and allow them to get to room temperature, heat them in the microwave or eat them cold. 
  • Can Keto Sausage Balls be frozen? Yes! Bake the balls as directed, allow them to cool, then store them in a plastic freezer bag. Thaw and reheat in the microwave or wrapped in aluminum foil in the oven.
  • You can serve the sausage balls hot out of the oven or cooled to room temperature. Heck, I’ve even eat these cold and they taste great!
  • I garnish the cooked balls with some dried parsley, just for color.

Steph

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    1. I’ve only made the recipe as written. As always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications.

  1. For those who want to know, I calculated the carbs in this recipe. Total carbs are 48.4, fiber is 12.1, net carbs are 36.3. so 1 carb per sausage ball.

  2. Yum!! These look delicious and I am so excited to see you have some low carb recipes!! I used to make your recipes a few years back and always loved them. I’ve been low carb for a few years now, but just saw this recipe. Glad to support your recipes once again! Thank you for sharing!

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