When I saw this recipe, it took me back to when I was a child and these were made in our home. The early mornings, the pan on the stove to place them on, etc. It was truly a time to get your hands dirty in the kitchen. I also thought of the Bisquick use, and immediately thought that there was no way almond flour would be a good substitute. I was proven wrong.
These sausage balls ended up being absolutely delicious with no real flavor or noticeable texture of the almond flour. We had a few for dinner with some buffalo cauliflower, and then portioned the rest out for snacks for the rest of the week. They cooked fairly easy, and the prep was super simple.
You can find the original recipe here, but I’ve put my adjustments in the below recipe. Definitely give them a go, and let me know what you think! It’s definitely a hands on recipe. Enjoy!
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Keto Italian Sausage Balls
- 2 cups almond flour
- 2 cups Cheddar cheese (shredded)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 lb Ground Italian pork sausage (make sure you find a zero carb option)
- 8 oz Cream cheese (at room temperature, cut into small chunks)
- 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, stir together the almond flour, shredded cheddar, and baking powder.
Add the sausage, cream cheese, and garlic powder. Mix with your hands until just combined. Do not over-mix.
Use a small cookie scoop to form 1 inch balls (2.5 cm) and place onto the baking sheet. Or you can use your hands to roll them out into 1 inch balls.
Bake for 8 minutes, then twist the balls in place to reduce sticking. Bake for another 7-8 minutes, until just barely cooked through.
Place the pan under the broiler for another 2 minutes to brown more.
Random Cat thought – I have a very needy helper.