Sausage Balls

Sausage Balls

Years ago I made sausage balls using Bisquick.  These are similar except they are dairy free and, of course, gluten free.  While they won’t be the most attractive appetizer on the table, these flavorful sausage balls will get gobbled up quickly.

I first made them with almond flour.  If you’re looking for a low carb option, it will work, but I didn’t care for the mealy texture it gave the balls.  Most of my family didn’t mind the texture, so it’s a personal preference.

If you want to use almond flour, substitute 1 cup of almond flour/meal for the rice flour and tapioca starch.

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Sausage Balls
Recipe type: Appetizer
  • 1 pound uncooked bulk breakfast sausage
  • ½ cup white rice flour
  • ½ cup tapioca starch/flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  3. Form into balls about 1¼ inches in diameter.
  4. Place on the baking sheet and bake for 20 – 25 minutes.
  5. Makes approximately 40 balls.


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  1. says

    Put some frilly toothpicks in those babies and they’ll look just fine! Isn’t it funny how we go for years with cheese in certain recipes and then when we omit the cheese it’s no big deal after all? I’ve found that to be true in so many cases, and it has surprised me. I’m sure these would be loved at my house, Linda!


  2. says

    Thank you SO much for this. I LOVE that these are baked. In my aging, i have become VERY nervous about recipes that must be deep fried. I will use the bulk Breakfast Sausage from Whole Foods Market. It is allergen free and SO yummy. I usually buy several packages of the links and fry/boil them up (2T. water in 1 T. oil, put all links in and cover, let simmer/cook for about 20 mins or so. They will turn grey and then begin to brown), and then put them all into the freezer and have one a day with Udi’s bread (toasted) with jelly, but I will make these sausage balls for the holidays. Hope I don’t eat them all before company arrives. (Maybe some stix of Lisinatti Cheddar or Galaxy Rice American Slices along side, or the Galaxy cut into lengths and then wrapped around them- – secured with a feathery-ended cocktail toothpick, some julienned Enhlish Cucumbers and maybe some Slices of tomato???)
    A glass of Redbridge and dinner is served!

    Thanks! Happy Holidays all!

  3. Megan says

    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. My very picky gluten-free dairy-free toddler even ate some.

    I used 1 lb of Jennie-O’s turkey sausage, 1 C of Domata flour instead of the rice and tapioca flour, added 1/4 tsp of ginger and thyme, and totally forgot to add the baking powder, yet they still turned out very tasty :)

  4. GF Momma says

    Have you tried the gfree bisquick? We tried the regular recipe and they were flour-y tasting. I wish I had all this stuff to make this. Would brown rice flournwork the same?

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