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Sausage Balls – Keto & Low Carb

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These sausage balls are easy to make, the perfect appetizer or snack, and packed with flavor and protein. It’s a flavorful meatball with breakfast sausage, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and eggs. It takes 15 minutes to make delicious crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside sausage balls that are super low-carb and keto-friendly.

It takes 15 minutes to make delicious crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside sausage egg and cheese balls that are super low carb and keto-friendly.

What are Sausage Balls?

Sausage Balls are a reinterpretation of classic meatballs that uses breakfast sausage, cheddar, cream cheese, and eggs to make some delicious bites that are the perfect holiday appetizer. 

Five ingredients and 15 minutes are needed to make these comforting sausage cheddar bites. 

You’ll have to believe me that these are crowd pleasers, and everyone loves them dipped in ranch dressing. However, this is just a basic recipe, and you can have some fun and add spices to make them even more enjoyable. A dash of sriracha, and you take them to a whole other level. 

delicious sausage meatballs recipe

Just watch this step-by-step video to see how easy it is to make these sausage cheese balls with just a few ingredients:

Why Are You Going To Love This Recipe

  • It’s quick and simple to put together.
  • Made with coconut flour instead of breadcrumbs.
  • You can make them ahead of time.
  • Has only 1g net carbs per serving.
  • Even if they are warm or at room temperature, they’re delicious.

Ingredients for Sausage Cheese Balls

You will need only a few easy-to-find ingredients to create these delicious sausage cheese balls. Here is a list of everything you will need:

sausage balls just 5 ingredients
  • Ground Meat – We’re using breakfast sausage because it already has all the spices, and I love it. It’s excellent to switch things up and use ground beef, chicken, pork, or a mix. Just make sure to add plenty of spices such as thyme, paprika, garlic powder, etc. 
  • Cheese – Cheddar cheese and cream cheese are essential in this recipe as they add a nice flavor and moisten the meatballs. 
  • Coconut Flour – I used coconut flour to make keto sausage balls and keep them as low-carb as possible. Use any low-carb flour you have on hand to help everything stick together. Yes, almond flour works too!
  • Eggs – You’ll need 3 medium eggs as the ingredient that binds the sausage balls.
  • Seasonings – Since we are using breakfast sausage and plenty of cheese, I think there’s no need to add more seasonings. Feel free to adjust to your taste by adding your favorite spices. 

How to Make These Sausage Balls

Once you will how easy it is to prepare these sausage balls, you will want to make them over and over again for a quick and easy appetizer. So here is everything you need to do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cook the breakfast sausage for a few minutes, drain the grease and allow it to cool.
  3. Add the sausage, softened cream cheese, cheddar cheese, eggs, coconut flour, and baking powder in a large bowl. Stir well until everything is well incorporated.
  4. Allow the mixture to sit for about 10 minutes as the coconut flour absorbs all the moisture. This will keep the low-carb sausage balls beautiful and round.
  5. Scoop about one tablespoon of mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the sausage balls get golden. Enjoy!
The most delicious sausage balls served with ranch dressing

Tips For Making The Best Keto Sausage Balls

  • Use a medium ice cream scoop or a small cookie scoop to get the right sausage ball form. Because I prefer them large, I use a medium ice cream scoop. However, if you need more balls, use a tiny cookie scoop.
  • Make sure that you don’t overtake them. You need a result that has to be soft with a little browned top and golden bottom.
  • If you want more flavor, use your favorite marinara or pizza sauce to dip them.

Storing Ideas

  • Fridge: these sausage balls can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 7 days.
  • Freezer: you can also freeze them for up to 2 months in freezer-safe bags.

 When ready to serve, allow them to thaw in the fridge. Next, place the sausage breakfast meatballs in the oven at 350F and reheat until they are warm throughout. 

sausage eggs and cheese bites

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Make Sausage Balls Ahead

Yes! Form all the sausage balls into a single layer on a sheet pan, ensuring they don’t touch. To freeze, place in the freezer for at least 2 hours. After that, place them in a plastic bag. They will keep in the freezer for 3-5 months.

Can I Make Them In An Air Fryer?

Sure, even if frozen or freshly made, you can cook these sausage balls in an air fryer. Then, follow the next steps:

  1. Put the sausage balls in your air fryer basket.
  2. Air-fry them at 300 degrees for about 15 minutes.
  3. Turn them over, and cook them for 7 minutes at 375 degrees until thoroughly cooked.

How Do I Keep Sausage Balls From Drying Out?

If you want the sausage balls not to dry out, you need to pay attention to the amount of flour and sausage meat you use. You also don’t want to cook them too long because they can dry out from the heat-circulated air.

What Type Of Dipping Sauce Can You Use For These Keto Sausage Balls?

These sausage balls are best served with a dipping sauce, but they are equally delicious on their own. I prefer to serve these sausage balls with the following dipping sauces:

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The most delicious sausage balls served with ranch dressing

Sausage Balls – Keto and Low Carb

5 from 2 votes

Prep time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Yelds 20 sausage balls
Author Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com

Description
 

These sausage cheese balls are easy to make, the perfect appetizer or snack, packed with flavor and protein. It’s a flavorful meatball made with breakfast sausage, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, eggs, and coconut flour.
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Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 pound sausage cooked
  • 4 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • cup coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cook the breakfast sausage for a few minutes, drain the grease and allow it to cool.
  • In a large bowl, add the sausage, softened cream cheese, cheddar cheese, eggs, coconut flour, and baking powder. Stir well until everything is well incorporated.
  • Allow the mixture to sit for about 10 minutes as the coconut flour absorbs all the moisture. This will keep the sausage balls beautiful and round.
  • Scoop about one tablespoon of mixture onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the sausage balls get a golden color. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving.
Calories
129kcal
Total Carbs
2g
Net Carbs
1g
Protein
6g
Fat
11g
Fiber
1g
Sugar
1g

How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword sausage cheese balls
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Sausage Balls - Keto & Low Carb

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