TMc’s Sausage Balls (Keto-friendly)

These are very tasty – as with keto-friendly foods, they’re super low-carb and full of yummy fat. PS-I don’t do macros as I am not an official food blogger, so please don’t ask.

TMc’s Sausage Balls (Keto-friendly)

These are very tasty – as with keto-friendly foods, they're super low-carb and full of yummy fat.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: TMc

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Spicy pork breakfast sausage (raw chub)
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1 TBSP Butter (softened or melted)
  • 1 cup Almond flour
  • 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan cheese (green can!)
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 8 ounces Shredded cheese (this is by weight – should be about 2 cups when all shredded)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix/mash everything together – I add the shredded cheese last
  • Portion out via scoop, roll into balls, place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper (you can use just foil here but if you do, I'd spray it lightly with PAM or some such)
  • Bake in the center of the oven for 15-20 minutes – start checking around 13 min
  • These are usually done visually when you see the cheese poofing out of the meat, and you're getting a greasy pool in the pan (sounds gross but it's yum)

Notes

  • These are done at 165F if you take their temp with an instant-read thermometer.
  • Do not overcook, or they will get kind of rubbery.
  • Cool down thoroughly, store in fridge for up to 3 days or freeze immediately and pull out as needed.
  • One batch makes about 30-ish if you use a 1.25 TBSP cookie scoop for portioning.
  • I usually make a double batch, because I portion them 6 to a snack baggie and keep them in the freezer for instant gratification.

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