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Sausage Balls

My mother-in-law, Jeanie, (hi Jeanie!) gave me this recipe because the guys in the family like to eat these while watching sports. Namely March Madness.

The 2 ingredients that I needed to substitute were bisquick and 4 C shredded cheese. The bisquick was easy because I just used the dry ingredients from my biscuit recipe. Is it just me or is that the most versatile recipe ever??? There is a gluten free bisquick available now, but I didn’t have any on hand. If you use the gf bisquick, I would recommend using 2 C, but this is just a guess.

The other thing to substitute was the cheese. Now that’s a problem. I looked up other dairy free sausage ball recipes and they just used casein free cheese. I don’t like fake cheese. I just don’t. So, I used 2 eggs as a binder instead of cheese. Worked perfect and the guys LOVED THEM! So here’s my recipe:

*I didn’t think of it at the time, but next time I will add a few tablespoons of nutritional yeast to add some cheesiness 🙂


Sausage Balls
 
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. sausage (1 lb regular & 1 lb. of hot recommended but not required)
  • 2 C blanched almond flour, honeyville brand
  • 1 C tapioca flour
  • 1½ t baking powder
  • ½ t xanthan gum
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1½ t salt
  • ½ t garlic powder
  • ½ C finely chopped onion
  • ½ C finely chopped celery
  • 2 large eggs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. When I made these I had 1 lb of all-natural, nitrate free sausage and 1 lb. of Jimmy Dean sausage. Can you believe the difference in the picture below?? By the way, the light colored one is the all-natural one 🙂 Heat you sausage in the microwave about 20 seconds so it's easier to work with.
  3. Whisk together all of the dry ingredients.
  4. Finely chop the onion and celery. I had huge chunks of veggies in my sausage balls. I recommend finely chopping your veggies or even using a food processor.
  5. Add in the veggies, eggs, and sausage to the dry ingredients and mix well. I have no pictures of this because the best way to mix is by hand. This gets messy. Real messy.
  6. Form into small balls on a baking sheet. Don't make them too large, about ½ Tbsp. size will do. Otherwise they will burn on the top and not cook through like my first batch 🙂
  7. Bake 20 minutes or until done.



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Comments

  1. Yummy!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Did you save some for me? Dad.

  3. Sure did!

  4. Whoa! That really looks good. It’s a man’s dish especially. Did you know your great, great grandpa was a chef? That was my grandpa. Grandma

  5. These are yummy! We are dairy free and I can’t stand the fake cheeses. I didn’t miss the cheese in the recipe. I did tweak it a bit for us. I halved the recipe and used 1 1/2 cup of bisquick in place of the flours,xanthum gum and baking powder. Then used garlic salt in place of the salt and garlic powder. I omitted the celery and just used already chopped onions from a jar. It seemed dry so I used 2 eggs. They turned out perfect! I pinned it! I am new to your blog and I can’t wait to check out other recipes. Thank you so much!

    Sherie

  6. Hi Sherri!

    I’m so glad you liked these and I’m glad to know that the bisquick worked 🙂

    Cassidy

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