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!
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. 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!
Your favorite sausage balls - without all of the carbs!
- 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!
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! The hardest part about these… is not eating every single one of them!