A group of women from our church got together last weekend for our monthly Bunco night. I love going because the fellowship is so sweet, with new and different faces from month to month. The game itself is fun and mindless, more or less. And then there’s the food. So much FOOD. Everyone brings a different dish, and while I normally go for the sweets, someone brought sausage balls last week, and I just had to try them. And y’all… they were good.
They were so good that I made some the very next day. I used a random recipe I’d found online. They were just as good as the ones my friend had made, but I had a hard time making peace with the fact that every sausage ball recipe I found on Pinterest used Bisquick. So my awesome sister (who is also the cook of the family) sent me a recipe that doesn’t use Bisquick. I made it yesterday, and the final product was as good, if not better, than the Bisquick version. And so much healthier. These use coconut flour, and are high fat, low carb. They’re great if you’re eating a Keto diet. They do contain dairy though.
- 1 pound sausage
- 1 Cup almond flour
- 1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese (the original recipe called for 1.5 Cups, but I backed off a little)
- 1 Tbsp. baking powder
- Combine all ingredients. Mix well, but don’t over mix.
- Use a small scoop or tablespoon to place sausage balls on a parchment paper-covered baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes
- That’s it! Easy peasy!
We got sausage from a farm share, and it has been in our outdoor freezer for months, because generally speaking, I don’t like cooking with meat. The texture of raw meat bothers me. But now I know what I’ll be doing with lots of that sausage!
If you decide to try this recipe, let me know what you think! And if you have any other simple sausage recipes, please send them my way! I have about 20 pounds to get through!
Believe it or not, making this recipe was only one of many productive things we did this weekend. Our neighborhood had its bi-annual yard sale, and I scored some really good finds. In my spare time, I refurbished this dresser, purchased for $20.
I had a helper for a little while.
But she eventually lost steam, and passed out on the living room floor. Audrey too! They’ve been a little under-the-weather, and have had a couple rough nights. The impromptu nap was much needed!
While I hate they’ve been feeling poorly, I was excited to have the extra time to finish my little project.
While yard-saling, we also found a desk, a cute chair, and a hutch. But those are all projects for another weekend!