This low carb version of a party appetizer favorite is sure to please your guest! I remember growing up and going to family parties where there would always be a mile high stack of these cheese filled snacks of awesome!
I loved them!
Maybe a little too much.
So, as I was thinking about the holidays coming up and hoping to maintain my low carb way of eating through out the holiday season I decided that I would attempt to remake this timeless classic and share it with my family. These taste amazing and the recipe can be altered to your taste! I started out with my four main ingredients.
I used ground pork because I prefer the leaner lighter taste and no carbs! I also added about 1/2 table spoon of minced garlic to the recipe because I put garlic in pretty much everything! I have seen many recipes that use spicy or mild ground sausage. These options also work great, but be sure to keep an eye on the carb counts!
So next I put all the ingredients in a large bowl, combined the ingredients by hand and rolled them into small balls. This recipe made about 26.
I then placed them on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper and baked them at 350 for 25 minutes. I love these things and if I am not careful I might eat the whole tray! Using the carbquick I reduced the carb count to only 3 net carbs for 5! So these are an awesome low carb snack for any low carb diet.
As far as a dipping sauce I love dipping these babies in a nice spicy siracha ranch sauce. They are also great dipped in regular ranch or a honey mustard, if you are not watching your carbs. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!
Low Carb Sausage Ball Recipe
Serving size 5 balls
4 oz. Cream Cheese
1 c. Carbquik
1/2 C. shreaded cheddar cheese
1/2 lb. Ground sausage/pork
Pre heat oven to 350 degrees and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Place all of the ingredients into a large bowl and combine using an electric mixer. If you do not have an electric mixer use your hands making sure that all the ingredients are well combined. Scoop out some of the mixture and form into 1 inch balls and place them on the cookie sheet.
Once you have the meat ball place on the cookie sheet put them in the refrigerator for about ten minuets. This allows them to form and hold together when they bake. After 10 minutes take them out of the fridge and place them in the preheated oven for 25 min.
Serve and enjoy!
- Carbs: 58g
- Fiber: 42g
- NET Carbs: 16g
- Net Carbs per serving: 3
Recipe adapted from: http://www.thecountrycook.net/