Keto and Gluten-Free Low Carb Sausage Balls Recipe

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Low carb sausage balls recipe

Keto-Friendly Low Carb Sausage Balls Recipe

Here’s another low carb, keto, gluten-free recipe that my whole family loves! I’ve got a few picky eaters, so it is always a big deal when everyone is a fan.

These low carb sausage balls are perfect as an appetizer or party finger food, but also a great breakfast or meal option too. In fact, we had them for dinner just the other night. They’re quite delicious and filling! You can bake these in the oven or even cook them up in the air fryer! Scroll down for instructions!

low carb keto sausage balls ingredients

Ingredients for Keto Sausage Balls

Honestly, I hadn’t heard of sausage balls until I started seeing keto recipes for them. Apparently, there is a traditional version involving Bisquick mix and they are common around the holidays. Many of you probably already know this! Anyway, this low carb version is super simple and easy still, but no Bisquick needed.

Choose whatever type of ground sausage you would like to use – mild, hot, turkey sausage, etc. Feel free to add additional spices too! We like to keep it simple and all enjoy them as prepared in the recipe though. They are not dry and are full of sausage, egg and cheese flavor!

Easy gluten free sausage balls on pan

Mixing Your Low Carb Sausage Balls

An electric mixer will make a quick job of mixing all of the sausage ball ingredients together! A cookie scoop is awesome for portioning the sausage mixture. Then roll each portion into a ball with your hands and place it on a baking sheet.

Note: With a silicone baking mat, it seems like the balls spread more while baking. So lining the baking sheet with foil or nothing is probably a better option. 😉

The number of sausage balls you get out of this recipe will vary depending on the size of each ball, but I usually get about 35 of them. The nutrition info will vary depending on the exact ingredients that you use and the size of the balls, but they are usually very low in carbohydrates.

Keto sausage balls

Additional Thoughts

My family doesn’t eat strictly keto, but I do love finding easy, low carb, gluten-free meals like these sausage balls that we can enjoy together every once in a while. 🙂 It’s not easy to find a healthy recipe like this that everyone can enjoy!

Hopefully, you and your family will enjoy these delicious keto sausage balls as well! If you try them out, be sure to let us know how you like them in the comments!

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Low carb gluten free sausage balls recipe

easy keto low carb sausage balls recipe

Keto and Gluten-Free Low Carb Sausage Balls Recipe

My whole family loves these low carb sausage balls! This is an easy, keto, gluten-free recipe for an appetizer, breakfast or even dinner!
4.77 / 5 ( 13 Reviews )
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 6
Adjust Servings: 6


  • 1 pound ground breakfast sausage
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese or sharp cheddar
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter or coconut oil melted
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C. Line a baking sheet with foil, if desired, for easy cleanup.
  • In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients, until well combined. Use a cookie scoop to portion out some the mixture, then roll it into a ball. (About 1- to 1.5-inch ball.) Repeat until all of the mixture is portioned. Place the sausage balls on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 16-20 minutes. Serve warm. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers.

Air Fryer Instructions:

  • Place on top of air fryer parchment paper (I could fit 16 in my air fryer)
  • Air fry at 350°F/175˚C for 10 minutes and enjoy!


Calories: 535kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 46g | Sodium: 1030mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g

Recipe Source: Keto Size Me

Ingredients: Almond flour, Baking Powder, Butter, Cheese, Coconut Oil, Egg, Parmesan, Pork, Salt, Sausage
Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Appetizers and Snacks, Breakfast, Main Dish, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Super Bowl Party, Gluten Free, Low Carb and Keto
Categories: Finger Food and Dips, Meat and Poultry, Oven

Comments & Reviews

  • Excellent! Have made the Bisquick version for years, and the electric mixer tip is brilliant! I used hot sausage for some spice. Great recipe!!

  • These were awesome! I have made the ‘bisquick’ version every year for the holidays. We love them warmed up with a little mustard as a great holiday snack. However, going “low carb” made a challenge. Then, I found your recipe while searching for a low carb version. It never occurred to me to use an egg and almond flour. THANK YOU! I have to say, these taste better than the bisquick version – and that is saying something as we have enjoyed the ‘old’ version for over 20 years! Great recipe and so easy! Is now my ‘go to’ for sausage balls

  • Can these be frozen and baked at a later time? Thanks!

    • That should work fine! I have a friend who makes meatballs for freezer meals. She cooks them partially and then freezes them and then finishes baking them on the day they are going to eat them.

  • Delicious and so easy to make. We had them for dinner one night and for breakfast the next day!

  • I grew up eating the Bisquick version. I’m a strict clean keto adult now, and this recipe is PERFECT. My non-keto family actually prefers these to the Bisquick version. The almond flour changes the texture slightly so it’s more like eating a miniature sausage and cheese biscuit. Thanks for a great recipe!

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