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With spring almost over and summer creeping up in a hurry, I find myself making easy low carb snacks that I can make quickly and are convenient to grab-and-go. That is where these delicious keto sausage balls with cream cheese fit in perfectly! They require minimal effort, and this easy sausage ball recipe is simply irresistible.
Years ago before I had really started eating keto, I would hear people talk about sausage cheese balls, but I didn’t understand what was so great about them. Then one day I tasted these little balls of food heaven, and it all made sense.
Unfortunately, many sausage ball recipes use boxed baking mix that’s full of carbs and processed ingredients. No, thanks! I made mine with almond flour instead, and you seriously can’t tell the difference. (I love almond flour recipes so much!) They’re rich and smoky with a slight tender crumb… perfection.
And the best part? Cream cheese sausage balls are super versatile. They make a simple snack you can heat up from the fridge or freezer, but I’ve even been known to have them for lunch or even with hard boiled eggs for breakfast.
Oh, and cream cheese sausage balls make the best appetizers, which is probably the most common way to serve them. See what I mean about versatile?
So, if you’ve never tried a low carb sausage ball, now is the time! Just don’t say I didn’t warn you – they can be addictive.
How To Make Sausage Balls
I’m hungry just thinking about how to make these easy sausage balls!
- To get started, preheat the oven and place foil on a baking sheet. Grease well, so the keto sausage balls don’t stick.
- Put the almond flour, cheddar cheese, Italian seasoning, and baking powder in a large bowl.
- Fold in sausage, cream cheese, and garlic.
PRO TIP: When adding ingredients, it’s essential not to over mix. Mixing meat too much can make it rubbery.
- Use a cookie scoop to make uniform sausage cheese balls and place them onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake the keto sausage cheese balls for 8 minutes.
PRO TIP: After 8 minutes, twist the low carb sausage balls, so they don’t stick to the baking sheet.
- Continue baking until the keto sausage balls with cream cheese are just barely cooked through. Not too much, because you’ll broil them next!
- Broil until the low carb sausage balls are brown.
Dipping Sauce For Sausage Balls
The most popular sausage ball dipping sauce is honey mustard. Since this is a low carb sausage ball recipe, we can make that with a slight modification. The sugar-free “honey” mustard recipe (without any honey but tasting just the same!) will be available in my upcoming cookbook, The Wholesome Yum Easy Keto Cookbook, coming October 2019!
If you need more ideas, you can also dip sausage balls in:
But, the “honey” mustard is still my favorite.
Can You Bake Sausage Balls On Parchment Paper?
Yes, these keto sausage balls with cream cheese can be baked on parchment paper instead of aluminum foil.
However, you tend to get a more browned sausage balls appetizer using foil. It’s up to you!
Can Sausage Balls Be Served At Room Temperature?
Yes, often times sausage cheese balls are intended to be served at room temperature. However, I actually prefer them warm. It’s up to you how you want to serve this easy sausage ball recipe.
TIP: Don’t let the sausage balls with cream cheese sit out for more than 2 hours. The meat and cheese are perishable.
How Many Sausage Balls Does A Recipe Make?
Although every recipe differs, this recipe for sausage balls will make around 56.
For each serving, you can have 4 of the best sausage balls ever – and they are super filling!
Can Sausage Cheese Balls Be Made Ahead?
Yes, you can make sausage cheese balls with cream cheese ahead. Follow the instructions 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. There isn’t a wrong way to enjoy low carb sausage balls!
How To Freeze Sausage Cheese Balls
The easiest way that I have found to freeze keto sausage balls with cream cheese is by laying them out on a baking sheet to flash freeze them. After a couple of hours, they will be solid, and you can toss them in a freezer bag.
Low carb asusage bags will last in the freezer for at least 4 months. They’ll be safe to eat after that, but might have a diminished flavor.
More Low Carb Appetizer Recipes
Looking for more ideas for low carb appetizers? Try these crowd pleasers:
- Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
- Steak Bites With Chimichurri
- Bacon Jalapeno Deviled Eggs
- Healthy Ground Chicken Meatballs
Tools To Make Low Carb Keto Sausage Balls:
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- Cookie Scoop – You could roll the keto sausage balls by hand, but using a cookie scoop makes them more tender due to less contact with warm hands.
- Baking Sheet – My favorite pan that I use for everything! It has a silicone non-stick surface, so sometimes I even make sausage balls on it without lining it with anything.
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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with foil and grease well.
In a large bowl, stir together the almond flour, shredded cheddar, Italian seasoning, and baking powder.
Add the sausage, cream cheese, and minced garlic, if using. Mix until just combined. Do not over-mix.
Use a small cookie scoop to form 1 inch balls (2.5 cm) and place onto the baking sheet.
Bake for 8 minutes, then twist the balls in place to reduce sticking. Bake for another 7-8 minutes, until just barely cooked through.
Place the pan under the broiler for another 2 minutes to brown more.
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Serving size: 4 sausage balls
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