Before I started on the keto diet I was not a huge fan of breakfast food. Even as a little girl I just wasn’t a huge fan of the “typical” breakfast… unless it was the tiny little silver dollar pancakes my Dad used to make.
However, since starting keto I have come to love breakfast foods – even at the weirdest time of the day.
That is mostly because of my recent obsession – these Keto Sausage Balls. Even better – they only take five ingredients! Can’t beat that!
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Now, I have seen recipes for these before – but they always used almond flour or coconut flour.
Not only do I think those two flours significantly try out these little bites of heaven but have you looked at the carb count on some of those?! Sheesh. No thanks.
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I was determined to come up with a Low Carb Sausage Balls Recipe that was lower in carbs than what I had found… and I am excited to say – I did it!
When I scanned everything into CarbManager – my favorite keto diet app – it came up that each one of these delicious little sausage balls has just one net carb!
The entire recipe makes 24 sausage balls, so I just choose how many I want to eat and voila! Counting carbs doesn’t get much easier than that!
These little balls are so incredibly easy to make – and have a fraction of the carbs! By using grated parmesan instead of nut flours I have brought the carbs down while taking the flavor way up!
Not to mention these little guys stay moist when nut flours can easily dry them out. It is a total win-win!
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The hardest part about these… is not eating every single one of them!
If you use freshly grated cheese, it may pool at the bottom of the sausage ball. Simply let it cool a few minutes before lifting off the cookie sheet.
Keto Sausage Balls
- 1 pkg breakfast sausage
- 1 cup sharp cheddar, shredded
- 1 cup mild cheddar, shredded
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan
- 1 egg
- Preheat oven to 350*
- Using your hands, mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Using a spoon, scoop out mixture and roll in to 1" balls.
- Place on a parchment paper or foiled cookie sheet about 1" apart.
- Bake at 350* for about 15 minutes or until done throughout. Tops will start to brown and look dry.
- Let cool and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 53 Total Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 20mg Sodium: 110mg Carbohydrates: 1g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 3g