I served these sausage balls to my family last Christmas – they were a huge hit and didn’t last very long. You can make them ahead of time, freeze them and then thaw and bake the day you’re ready to eat. As with all the recipes in the cookbook, I included a dairy-free adaptation for you.
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I want to share another recipe from the cookbook that provides a delicious appetizer during the holidays. If you’re from the South, you probably remember the sausage ball recipe featuring sausage, cheese and Bisquick. I used to love those as a kid and last year as I wrote the book, I thought, “Well, why not combine my biscuit recipe, raw cheddar and sausage?” It worked wonderfully!Print
Sausage Balls (Grain-Free, Paleo)
These little poppers also make an excellent breakfast! It’s like sausage and a biscuit rolled into one!
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 30
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- 2 1/2 cups almond flour
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
- 2 teaspoons Grain-free baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 12 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 pound spicy sausage (pastured and nitrate-free preferred)
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and adjust the rack to the middle position. Line a baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the almond flour, coconut flour, salt, baking powder, garlic powder and cheese. Use your hands to incorporate the sausage into the dry mixture (about 1-2 minutes until the mixture comes together); the mixture will be damp. Roll the mixture into 1 1/2-inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes, until just golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes and serve.
Paleo/Dairy-Free Adaptation: Omit the cheese. The number of sausage balls will decrease to 18.
- Serving Size: Makes 3 dozen cheese balls
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Jane McCoy Reding
Kelly @ The Nourishing Home