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, the sausage balls were made with”Bisquick, sausage, cheddar cheese, and milk”. Super easy Bisquick sausage balls!
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.
Sauage Balls in a few easy steps.
- 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 or a cookie scoop to make your balls. (See the recipe video below.)
- Bake for 22 to 26 minutes until golden brown.
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 gluten-free breakfast recipe for Gluten-Free Turkey Sausage Patties.
Looking for another easy gluten-free appetizer recipe? Try my Gluten-Free Buffalo Chicken Bites.
Gluten-Free Sausage Balls
- 3 cups gluten-free Bisquick If you don't have gluten-free Bisquick you can use this recipe to make your own.
- 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 2 packages of the 16oz gluten-free sausage rolls I like Jenny O Turkey sausage rolls
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 2 tablespoons sage
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1/2 cup 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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