Sausage balls are a classic appetizer, but they’re usually made with carb-heavy ingredients like bread crumbs or Bisquick. This keto-friendly version swaps those ingredients for almond flour and grated cheese, making them perfect for those following a low-carb or ketogenic diet.
- 1 pound ground pork sausage
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 cups almond flour
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground pork sausage, shredded cheddar cheese, almond flour, eggs, baking powder, salt, and black pepper. Mix well until all the ingredients are fully incorporated.
- Using a cookie scoop or your hands, form the mixture into 1-2 inch balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake the sausage balls for 20-25 minutes or until they’re golden brown and cooked through.
- Serve the sausage balls hot with your favorite dipping sauce.
Each serving of these cheesy keto sausage balls (about 3-4 balls) contains approximately:
Total Fat: 28g
Saturated Fat: 9g
Total Carbohydrates: 5g
Dietary Fiber: 2g
These sausage balls are high in fat and protein, making them a great snack or appetizer for those following a low-carb or ketogenic diet. The almond flour provides some fiber and a bit of crunch, while the cheddar cheese adds a delicious cheesy flavor. Serve them at your next party or gathering, and watch them disappear quickly!