3 ingredient gluten free sausage balls

I thought I should share our super easy sausage ball recipe.  It’s simple, tastes great, and you can easily throw it together in minutes!  These make an easy breakfast or mid-day snack, and sometimes we’ll add a salad and make a dinner out of them.

I remember early in our marriage I discovered Bisquick and honestly I thought it was the best thing ever.  The Bisquick sausage ball recipe was definitely one of my favorites, that and those fluffy cheddar garlic biscuits!  This 3 ingredient sausage ball recipe still has the same great taste just without the gluten, and bonus, less carbs – plus it’s simple to make.  I usually keep the ingredients on hand, and it’s so easy that my kids can whip up a batch on their own.  Sometimes I hear the sound of the cheese shredder coming from the kitchen and I think… I guess they’re making sausage balls.  We never buy pre-shredded cheese, we always buy a block and shred our own with my trusty salad shooter, it tastes so much better!

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The most important ingredient in this recipe is the sausage.  You want to start with 1 pound of the highest quality great tasting  sausage you can find.  We use Jimmy Dean All Natural Pork Sausage with great tasting results, another favorite when I can find it is Frans Fryers organic chicken sausage.  You can use whatever uncooked sausage you like, chicken or pork.  Just make sure you’re happy with the taste because that’s going to be the main flavor of your sausage balls.

sausage balls

This recipe is so simple, just add 1 cup almond flour, 1 cup sharp shredded cheese, and 1 pound bulk sausage to a bowl.  Just remember 1-1-1 to make this recipe and you’ll have it memorized in no time!  Nothing else is needed unless you feel like playing around and getting fancy.  If so then go for it!  If you hate almond flour you can still use this recipe with 1 cup bisquick or 1 cup of any alternative baking mix.

For the best results you really need to mix this together with your hands.  So wash your hands and get mixing!  Sharp cheddar compliments the flavor of the sausage nicely, but you can experiment with any kind of cheese.  The combinations are endless.  One of my favorite variations is to add 1-2 teaspoons of garlic powder and shredded parmesan cheese in place of the cheddar but shhh….that would be 4 ingredients so don’t tell on me.

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I like to use a broiler pan or a baking sheet with an oven safe cookie cooling rack on top lightly sprayed with cooking spray.  Both pan methods produce great results and all the fat drips down nicely.  You’ll probably only need one pan for this recipe unless you double the recipe.

gluten free 3 ingredient sausage balls

Another favorite thing about this recipe is how freezer friendly it is.  You can freeze these before you cook them or after.  If you opt to freeze these uncooked then you would flash freeze the uncooked sausage balls on a pan for 2-3 hours until solid then place in a ziplock bag.

When your ready to cook just place the frozen sausage balls on the broiler pan or baking sheet and bake, adding about 5-7 minutes of cooking time.  Or if you prefer, freeze after they’ve been cooked and just microwave them for a quick meal or snack.

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Gluten Free 3 Ingredient Sausage Balls

Servings: 24 sausage balls


  • 1 lb uncooked breakfast sausage
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees°
  • Spray a broiler pan, or a cooling rack on top of a rimmed sheet pan with cooking spray.  Place all 3 ingredients in a bowl and mix together with hands.  Shape mixture into one inch balls and place on pan.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

I hope you like this simple delicious recipe, if you’re like us you’ll be hooked on these in no time!

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  1. Simple but great idea! Making these next week for an easy meal! I bet onions would be yummy I’m these!