Cream Cheese Sausage Balls Are The Ultimate Keto Appetizer

Cream Cheese Sausage Balls

yield: 15 SERVINGS

prep time: 30 MINUTES

cook time: 25 MINUTES

total time: 55 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • 8 oz. full-fat cream cheese (1 block), cut into cubes
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

2

Place sausage, cream cheese, shredded cheddar, shredded parmesan, egg, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and almond flour in the bowl of a stand mixer, or in a large bowl (if using a hand mixer or spoon) to combine ingredients.

3

Mix on low speed until everything is well combined, about 2 minutes. Add in the green onions and mix on low for about a minute, until just combined.

4

Form the sausage mixture into 1-inch balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet. The mixture is easier to work with when cold. You can place half the sausage mixture in the fridge while forming balls with the other half.

5

Once all the mixture is formed into sausage balls, bake for 25 to 30 minutes until the balls are lightly browned. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before transferring to a serving dish. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 45 sausage balls, Serving Size: 3 sausage balls
Amount Per Serving: 238 Calories | 20.7g Fat | 2.9g Total Carbs | 0.9g Fiber | 1.5g Sugar | 10.8g Protein | 2g Net Carbs

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Make these incredibly delicious keto cream cheese sausage balls for your next gathering.

Keto Cream Cheese Sausage Balls in a bowl

Say hello to your new favorite keto appetizer!

These keto cream cheese sausage balls are so good, I literally could not stop myself from eating these one after the next! I ate them for lunch one day and a snack the next day. 😂 But their most ideal form would be as the perfect appetizer.

This recipe makes 45 sausage balls which is a great amount to take to a party!

cream cheese sausage balls on tray

Careful… they’re addictive!

Honestly, it was hard for me not to eat all of the sausage balls while I was taking pictures of them. I can’t say enough about how tasty these are! I love the flavor combo of sausage, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and parmesan cheese. I mean, you can’t go wrong with three different kinds of cheese! 😋

These are easy to make and easy to clean up. I mixed everything together in my stand mixer, and I’m starting to realize that I have underutilized my mixer for savory items, since it made the mixing processes a breeze.

I also made our keto Ranch dip as a sauce to go with the sausage balls and that combo was extra delicious!

plated Keto Cream Cheese Sausage Balls

Tips for making the best keto cream cheese sausage balls:

  • I found it easier to mix all the ingredients together using a stand mixer but you can totally mix it by hand or try using a potato masher instead.
  • This recipe uses regular sausage but if you’d like some heat, spicy sausage would be great!
  • It’s easier to form the mixture into balls when it’s cold. You can work in batches and place half the mixture in the fridge while you form the other half into the balls.
  • You’ll definitely want to line the baking sheet with parchment paper. This makes clean-up super easy and keeps the balls from sticking.

Keto Cream Cheese Sausage Balls ingredients

adding shredded cheese to a mixing bowl

added seasonings to a mixing bowl

ground sausage in mixing bowl

green onions and sausage in a bowl

Keto Cream Cheese Sausage Balls in a mixing bowl

unbaked Keto Cream Cheese Sausage Balls on baking sheet

Keto Cream Cheese Sausage Balls in the oven

baked Keto Cream Cheese Sausage Balls

dipping keto cream cheese sausage balls in ranch


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Cream Cheese Sausage Balls

yield: 15 SERVINGS

prep time: 30 MINUTES

cook time: 25 MINUTES

total time: 55 MINUTES

Made with sausage, cheeses, and seasonings, these savory bites are the tastiest appetizer!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • 8 oz. full-fat cream cheese (1 block), cut into cubes
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3 green onions, finely chopped

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

2

Place sausage, cream cheese, shredded cheddar, shredded parmesan, egg, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and almond flour in the bowl of a stand mixer, or in a large bowl (if using a hand mixer or spoon) to combine ingredients.

3

Mix on low speed until everything is well combined, about 2 minutes. Add in the green onions and mix on low for about a minute, until just combined.

4

Form the sausage mixture into 1-inch balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet. The mixture is easier to work with when cold. You can place half the sausage mixture in the fridge while forming balls with the other half.

5

Once all the mixture is formed into sausage balls, bake for 25 to 30 minutes until the balls are lightly browned. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before transferring to a serving dish. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 45 sausage balls, Serving Size: 3 sausage balls
Amount Per Serving: 238 Calories | 20.7g Fat | 2.9g Total Carbs | 0.9g Fiber | 1.5g Sugar | 10.8g Protein | 2g Net Carbs

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

taking bite out of sausage cream cheese ball

Perfect bite-sized sausage balls of deliciousness!

These keto cream cheese sausage balls did not last very long in my house. They’re a quintessential finger food so enjoying them as a snack or appetizer is a cinch. That said, you could absolutely enjoy these with a plate of cauliflower rice, steamed broccoli, or a side salad to make them into a meal.

picking up keto cream cheese sausage ball

Here’s what my Hip sidekick Lina had to say about these keto cream cheese sausage balls:

“These are super tasty! I love the use of multiple cheeses for extra flavor with the sausage. Such an easy-to-make recipe that works out perfect for entertaining. My family is a fan of this idea! This would be a great meal prep idea to freeze ahead of time.”


Looking for more delicious appetizers? Check out our tasty keto ham and cheese sliders


Emily graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Idaho, holds 5 years of blogging experience, and has been featured in Every Day Health and Women's Health Magazine.


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  1. Nicole H

    So tasty! Definitely used a smaller cookie scooper to ball faster! Thanks for sharing !

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Awesome! You’re so welcome! Glad you enjoyed them! 🙌😋

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