Gluten-Free Sausage Balls

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Let’s just go ahead and get this out of our systems right now. It’s Saturday Night Live, so if you’re easily offended, don’t click. The rest of us will embrace our inner twelve-year-olds.

Better now? Yeah, me neither, but hey, I know two things:

The sausage balls are highly entertaining. I’ve been giggling all day.

The sausage balls are also dang good, getting three out of four kids’ approval. The fourth one is like that fifth dentist who never recommends anything, so don’t read too much into her opinion.

I based this recipe on one I found over at She’s got a great site with many realistic recipes that I’m looking forward to diving into.

When would one serve sausage balls? Anytime a savory, not exactly highbrow appetizer or hors d’oeuvres is wanted. For breakfast instead of biscuits would work, too. Today they were lunch.

Here is my usual caveat:

If you are cooking for someone with celiac disease, you need to be certain the ingredients you choose are also gluten-free. Bulk sausage varies depending on the brand, as does shredded cheese. I am lucky. I cook for someone with a wheat allergy, not celiac (he may disagree with how lucky that is, food allergies aren’t fun). Trace amounts don’t seem to be an issue here. We watch for “hidden” sources but don’t have to stress cross-contamination. Do your homework.

Yield: 15 servings (3 each)

Gluten-Free Sausage Balls with Cheddar Cheese and Hash Browns

Gluten-Free Sausage Balls with Cheddar Cheese and Hash Browns

Sausage balls are a huge hit for breakfast or parties. This is a gluten-free adaption.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 pound bulk breakfast sausage, thawed if frozen
  • 8oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup Gluten-Free Bisquick Pancake and Baking Mix
  • 3/4 cup gluten-free flour with xanthan gum. I use Pillsbury
  • 1 3/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 15 ounces frozen shredded hash browns


  1. Using your stand mixer, stir the sausage and cream cheese.
  2. Add both flours
  3. Follow with the cheese and hash browns.
  4. Pre-Heat the oven to 400ºF.
  5. Grab and grease a baking sheet or use parchment paper.
  6. Roll the dough into 1.5-inch balls and make slightly off-color jokes to anyone who appreciates that humor. (It took me 1.5 baking sheets and 5.75 jokes)
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes. (I like mine a little darker.) You may opt to check a little sooner.

What do I need to make gluten-free sausage balls with hash browns and cheddar?

 Gluten-Free Sausage Balls with Hash Browns and Cheddar

Gluten-Free Sausage Balls

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