The Simple Plate

Sausage Balls (Gluten Free)

It is not the holidays without sausage balls. They have been a staple at Christmas time in my family as long as I can remember, mostly because I used to always request them from my mother. And they always seemed to be served at the holiday parties we went to; one way or the other sausage balls were had at the holidays. They are the perfect holiday snack or breakfast, either at a party or on the go. But they’re typically made with less than desirable ingredients. My family, being gluten free, now makes these gems. Though I don’t do much dairy, I use sharp cheddar for its low lactose content and grass fed if possible, though it’s not necessary. But you could easily sub for nutritional yeast (though id add an extra egg if you do!). They’re delicious and so close to my childhood favorite, but it’s nice to know the recipe has been cleaned up a little. Bring these to your next holiday party and rejoice in the “yums!” you’ll get from anyone who tries these sausage balls.


1 1/2 cups almond flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 egg

2 tbs olive or avocado oil

1 pound pork sausage, mild or spicy

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1/2 cup grass fed cheese or 2 tbs nutritional yeast

How To:

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a pan with parchment paper.

2. In a bowl, mix together all of your ingredients using a fork until the almond flour is well distributed throughout the meat.

3. Scoop out the mixture a spoonful at a time and roll into 1/2 inch wide balls until you run out of mix. Keep them small to make a large number of bites.

4. Bake for 20 min for smaller sized bites and 25 if you roll them larger than recommended. Broil for 3 min to get the top extra crispy! Serve or store in an airtight container in the fridge.

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