Homemade Low-Carb Sausage Balls

These homemade sausage balls are an easy low-carb recipe great for a keto breakfast, brunch, appetizer, or snack.  They are full of flavor, tender, simple, and packed with protein.  They will not dry out or fall apart thanks to the egg and cream cheese in the mixture.  This recipe for gluten-free sausage balls is also grain-free thanks to using just a little bit of almond flour. There is no Bisquick or flour to hold these sausage balls together.  You can shape the best homemade sausage mixture into balls or patties. What I love about these little guys is they can be enjoyed in so many ways to help me stay on track with my low-carb or keto diet.

My recipe is made from ground pork and ground beef instead of store-bought sausage.  I wanted to make a homemade breakfast sausage using ground pork and beef that is flavored with traditional sausage seasonings like sage, minced onion, salt, and pepper. The sausage balls bake up easily in the oven and can be made ahead of time to have a quick easy keto low-carb meal ready in seconds.  They store great in the refrigerator or freezer to last long.  All you need to do is warm up the sausage balls in the oven or microwave when you want a fast keto breakfast, appetizer, lunch, or snack.  I love these as an appetizer or snack with my HOMEMADE RANCH DRESSING recipe.

 

 

Homemade Low-Carb Sausage Balls in a bowl next to a cup of coffee
Homemade Low-Carb Sausage Balls

 

 

 

Ingredients for Homemade Low-Carb Sausage Balls

Below are the few ingredients you need to make these keto gluten-free sausage balls.  Based on the ingredients shown for this recipe, the nutrition and calorie information for each sausage ball is as follows:

16 servings:  = 180 calories – 12.8g fat – 1.1g net carbs – 14.1g protein

 

Substitutions or Additions for Sausage Balls

You could even make the sausage balls with other ground meats like turkey, chicken, venison, or bison. To add some vegetables you can also add frozen drained chopped spinach, small diced cooked mushrooms, or riced cooked cauliflower.  I also like to add minced jalapeno, cayenne pepper, or red pepper flakes for a spicy low-carb keto sausage ball recipe.

 

Homemade Low-Carb Sausage Balls ingredients
Homemade Low-Carb Sausage Balls ingredients

 

 

How to Make Low-Carb Keto Sausage Rolls

In a medium-sized mixing bowl add all the ingredients.  Combine evenly and mix with your hands to ensure it is all coming together.  Refrigerate the sausage mixture for 30-minutes to help it set and firm up before rolling out the sausage balls or patties.

Homemade Low-Carb Sausage Balls bowl to mix
Homemade Low-Carb Sausage Balls bowl to mix

 

 

Roll Out the Sausage Balls

Prep a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil with some cooking spray.  Preheat your oven at this time as well. After the mixture has chilled,  roll out golfball-sized sausage balls.  Place each on the baking sheet as shown below.  If making patties, flatten each out with the palm of your hand.

Homemade Low-Carb Sausage Balls raw meatballs
Homemade Low-Carb Sausage Balls raw meatballs

 

Bake the Sausage Balls

Bake for 20 minutes in a 375° oven. The cheese will be melting and the meatballs should be golden brown and register at least 160° on a meat thermometer.  Let them cool a few minutes on the baking sheet before removing carefully with a spatula.

 

Homemade Low-Carb Sausage Balls cooked on a baking sheet
Homemade Low-Carb Sausage Balls cooked on a baking sheet

 

Enjoy and Store the Sausage Balls

They store great in the refrigerator or freezer to last long.  All you need to do is warm up the sausage balls in the oven or microwave when you want a fast keto breakfast, appetizer, lunch, or snack.

 

Homemade Low-Carb Sausage Balls ready to eat
Homemade Low-Carb Sausage Balls ready to eat

 

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Homemade Low-Carb Sausage Balls

Angela
These homemade sausage balls are an easy low-carb recipe great for a keto breakfast, brunch, appetizer, or snack.  They are full of flavor, tender, simple, and packed with protein while also being gluten-free.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Refrigerator Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 16 each

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces ground beef 80/20
  • 8 ounces ground pork
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 Cup almond flour blanched & finely ground
  • 3/4 Cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 4 ounces cream cheese full-fat and softened
  • 1/2 TBSP minced dry onion
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground sage
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper optional - for spicy sausage

Instructions
 

  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl add all the ingredients.  Combine evenly and mix with your hands to ensure it is all coming together. 
  • Refrigerate the sausage mixture for 30-minutes to help it set and firm up before rolling out the sausage balls or patties.
  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Prep a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil with some cooking spray.  
  • Once the mixture has chilled, get ready to make the balls or patties. Using your hands, roll out golfball-sized sausage balls.  Place each on the baking sheet spacing them out as shown above.  If making patties, flatten each out with the palm of your hand.
  • Bake for 20 minutes in a 375° oven. The cheese will be melting and the meatballs should be golden brown and register at least 160° on a meat thermometer. 
  • Let them cool a few minutes on the baking sheet before removing carefully with a spatula. Enjoy!
  • They store great in the refrigerator or freezer to last long.  Be sure to keep them in an air-tight container or Ziplock bag. All you need to do to reheat is to warm up the sausage balls in the oven or microwave when you want a fast keto breakfast, appetizer, lunch, or snack.
     

Notes

BASED ON THE INGREDIENTS / PRODUCTS SHOWN:
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving  
Calories 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.8g 16%
Saturated Fat 5.7g 28%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 124mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 1.2g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Total Sugars 0.3g  
Protein 14.1g  
Vitamin D 1mcg 5%
Calcium 71mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 106mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
 
Keyword appetizer, baking, brunch, comfort, diabetic, dinner, easy, gluten-free, grain-free, healthy, keto, low carb, meat

 

 

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