These Keto Sausage Balls are just like grandma used to make. A great appetizer, breakfast, or snack this is Southern finger food at its finest.
Sausage and Cheese…Yes Please! These Keto Sausage Balls are one of my all-time favorite’s. They remind me of home and my childhood. My mom and grandmother always made a big batch of their recipe for cookouts, holidays, or any church potluck.
Sausage balls, in my opinion, are the perfect finger food. I mean, what could be better than a mashup of meat and cheese that tastes a bit like bread?
This recipe is as simple as the classic Bisquick sausage balls, just with less sketchy ingredients and a lot fewer carbs. These are gluten-free as well plus they are mixed in one bowl then baked in our trusted cast-iron skillet for an ultimate crunchy exterior.
I think I just need to start making a batch of these on the weekend to have on hand all week for breakfast, what do you think?
Are All Sausage Balls Keto?
Unfortunately no, Bisquick or other similar biscuit mixes are a common ingredient in most sausage ball recipes you’ll find online. And those mixes often contain some sketchy ingredients, such as Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and/or Cottonseed Oil. And according to the Environmental Working Group:
Partially hydrogenated oils are made from refined oils, like soybean and cottonseed oils, by subjecting them to a hydrogenation process. Depending on the extent of hydrogenation, the resulting oils can contain up to 60 percent trans fat (Tarrago-Trani 2006).
That’s one good reason to avoid the pre-packaged mixes, but another could be the carb count. 2 cups of Bisquick (which is what most recipes call for) has more carbs than 18 Oreo’s.
Can You Freeze these for later?
Yes, these keto sausage balls can be frozen. And you’ve got two options to do so:
- Option 1: Make a batch and freeze any leftovers. Thaw them out and warm them as needed. They’ll stay good in the freezer at least 2 months.
- Option 2: Make a batch but freeze the uncooked sausage balls. Pro-tip: freeze the keto sausage balls on a covered baking sheet, that way each sausage ball freezes individually, instead of a being frozen together in a clump. Store them in a freezer-safe container for up to 4 months.
Check out The Best Keto Appetizers For Any Occasion for more Epic Keto Appetizers and Snacks!
Keto Sausage Balls
- 1 lb hot breakfast sausage we opt for pastured pork
- 1 1/2 cups almond flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar
- Preheat the oven to 350° F.
- In a large bowl mix together all of the ingredients until combined. Divide the mixture into 28 balls and place in a 10.5" cast iron skillet (or baking sheet if you don't have a skillet) and bake for 25-30 minutes until the sausage balls are golden and cooked through.