This is an ever-popular party appetizer that never goes out of favor with your holiday guests. I’m hosting the appetizers phase of our neighborhood annual Christmas round-robin dinner and this easy make-ahead treat will be easy to make ahead, heat and serve. I have another Sausage Cheese Ball recipe on my website that rings in at only 1 net carb per ball but I like this one a bit better. With fewer ingredients it’s a little easier to put together. This recipe features my convenient homemade Einkorn Low-Carb Bake Mix (similar to Bisquick and Carbquik). These tasty treats only have 1.76 net carbs per ball! Not bad for the convenience of just reaching for 3 ingredients in lieu of a whole bunch of ingredients. These are not suitable until the grains rung of the carb re-introduction ladder of Atkins Phase 2 OWL. They are OK for Keto diets if you can fit a few into your daily carb limits.
12 oz. breakfast sausage (I used my homemade breakfast sausage recipe)
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350º. Mix the above ingredients in a medium bowl with your hands as you would a meatloaf mixture. When thoroughly blended, form into 30 1″ balls and place on non-stick baking sheet or one lined with parchment or silicone sheet for ease of clean-up. Bake for 15-20 minutes until lightly browned. Remove to paper towels to drain off any excess grease (mine had none actually). Serve warm and ENJOY!
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 30 1″ balls, each sausage ball contains:
95 calories, 7.81 g fat, 2.4 g carbs, 0.64 g fiber, 1.76 g NET CARBS, 4.82 g protein, 81 mg sodium