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Sausage Balls

These quick and easy sausage balls are absolutely delicious, and can be served as an appetizer, pre-made and reheated for breakfast, or served at a party, bbq or potluck!  Imagine the perfect blend of savory sausage with a freshly baked cheddar biscuit! With only 2 carbs per serving, this keto sausage ball recipe is the perfect appetizer.

keto sausage ball recipe

Sausage Balls

Baked balls of cheese and sausage with almond flour and flaxseed meal that make a delicious and hearty snack or appetizer.
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Course: Appetizer, Breakfast
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 30 balls
Calories: 336kcal


  • 1 lb bulk sausage Use raw (uncooked) sausage
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed meal (see note below if you don't have flaxseed meal on hand)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese room temp


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a sheet pan with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • Mix all ingredients together into a large bowl until well incorporated. I find that using my hands is the best way to mix.
  • Roll approximately 2 tbsp of the mixture into equal 2 inch sized balls. This will make 30 sausage balls.
  • Bake for 16 minutes and then move to the top rack and broil on high for 2-4 minutes until the tops get browned.
  • Enjoy warm or at room temperature.


If you don't have flaxseed meal on hand, you can substitute it by adding one egg to the recipe.


Serving: 3balls | Calories: 336kcal | Total Carbs: 4g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 29g | Fiber: 1g | Net Carbs: 3g
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    October 6, 2019 at 12:43 am

    My wife made these, so good.

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    October 6, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    Light and and tasty!

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    Diane Nielsen
    October 10, 2019 at 3:08 am

    Easy and delicious! And they keep me filled up all morning. They are best fresh out of the oven, but I made batch and was able to eat them all week for breakfast with a very short reheat in the microwave.

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    Cathy smith
    October 28, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Awesome! I added a little chopped green Chile and they were great! Thanks for sharing!

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    Pamela M Rogers
    November 4, 2019 at 2:01 am

    Love this and very simple to make. I substituted the egg for the flax seed oil and it worked fine. Definitely don’t forget to broil at the end.

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    Faye Kelso
    January 12, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    Thanks for sharing your journey. What brand of raw sausage do you use?

    • Suzanne
      January 13, 2020 at 6:35 pm

      Generally I use bulk sausage from the butchers counter, or you can use Jimmy Dean sausage.

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    Juley Rosa
    January 18, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    My husband and I are new to Keto eating. Not knowing anything about Keto I searched online for recipes. I feel so fortunate to have found Suzanne’s Keto Karma. The way she presents the recipes gave me the confidence to go all-in and literally buy ingredients for over 10 recipes, before trying one. Everything I have prepared so far is absolutely delish. The stuffed chicken thighs are out of this world. I pared the chicken with the creamed Brussel sprouts which created a perfect weeknight dinner. The other things I made are the Keto Bagels, my husband is crazy for these; Spinach Artichoke Frittata, my dream breakfast; Bacon-wrapped asparagus, amazing; and these sausage balls, yum. Holy smokes Suzanne, you and your recipes rock!

    • Suzanne
      January 21, 2020 at 8:00 pm

      I am so glad that you are enjoying all of the recipes!

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