A twist on the original Southern recipe for sausage balls is now gluten-free. Perfect for breakfast, the holidays or your next party.
Marrying a Southerner opened up a whole new world of food for me. I had never tasted a sausage ball until we moved back to my husband’s hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee. I remember the first time I tasted these scrumptious little balls of biscuit, sausage, and cheddar cheese. I was at our church’s mothers meeting and one of the ladies brought them as her appetizer to share. I was blown away by their texture and flavor.
I immediately asked her how to make them. She said it was simple, “Bisquick, sausage, cheddar cheese, and milk”. Well, I went home that night and told my husband all about this perfect bite of sausageness. Yes, sausageness is a word, sausage is serious business in the South. Ok, I just made it up, but you get what I mean, right?
My husband looked at me like I was crazy. Sausage balls are a Southern staple for breakfast, holidays, church functions, parties and game day (Go VOLS!). This was all news to me, but it started my family’s love affair with sausage balls. It’s so crazy to me that something so simple can be so amazingly delicious.
Years later, when I went gluten-free, I knew I had to make a gluten-free version of our beloved sausage balls. These gluten-free sausage balls are the perfect balance of biscuit, sausage, cheese and spices. I even added a little brown sugar to my recipe, because I like maple syrup on my sausage. Don’t you?
This recipe makes enough gluten-free sausage ball for a small army, so you could easily cut the recipe in half (unless your small army is like mine and demolishes them in one day). These crowd-pleasers also freeze and reheat well. So, if you want to get your gluten-free sausage and biscuit fix, these little Southern sausage darlings will make your day!
See how easy the recipe for Gluten Free Sausage Balls is in the video below.
Love sausage? Check out my recipe for Gluten-Free Turkey Sausage Patties.
Looking for another easy gluten-free appetizer? Try my Gluten-Free Buffalo Chicken Bites.Print
A twist on the original Southern recipe for sausage balls is now gluten-free. Perfect for breakfast, holidays or your next party.
- 3 cups of gluten-free Bisquick ( If you don’t have gluten-free Bisquick you can use this recipe to make your own. )
- 4 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup of grated parmesan cheese
- 2 packages of the 16oz gluten-free sausage rolls (I like Jenny O Turkey sausage rolls)
- 1 1/2 cups of milk
- 2 tablespoons of sage
- 1 tablespoon of paprika
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar (optional, leave out if you are not a fan of maple flavored sausage)
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray two cookie sheets with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl mix the gluten-free Bisquick, spices, cheeses and brown sugar together with a spoon.
- Add the milk and stir until fully combined.
- Add the sausage and mix with your hands and make small 1″ balls. You can use a rounded tablespoon to make your balls. (See the recipe video.)
- Bake for 22 to 26 minutes until golden brown.
- Leftovers can be refrigerated or frozen.
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