Tasty, Convenient, Satisfying – All In One Package
The first time I had these sausage balls I was visiting my sister, Heidi. She had revamped her diet by focusing on protein and veggies. (Lost over 80 pounds. See her lovely photo at the end of the post!) Her sausage balls were so tasty and convenient, I had to have the recipe. It’s easy to measure out your “dose” of protein when it comes in a portable little package. If you are running errands, 3 of these and an apple will keep you fueled for several hours.
They Are Perfect For Helping Out Friends In Need
This is one of my go-to recipes for people whose life circumstances require friends and family to help them with meals. Everyone loves the flavor, the easiness of just grabbing a few out of a container, and how satisfying they are.
Thank you! We loved the Sausage balls … had them the first night for dinner, then I packed them for my family’s lunch the next day – and I ate them cold for breakfast!
It doesn’t take long to chop everything and form the balls, and while they are roasting you can throw together a few sides. Meal preppers will love this recipe. Just “healthy” it up by reducing the cheese and adding more veggies. Cooking them on a cookie sheet means the grease cooks out of the balls.
I throw a few in my salads. It’s a nice break from chicken breasts!
They are perfect for parties and Hors d’oeuvres
You can make them ahead and you don’t need utensils to eat them. ‘Nough said.
- 1 pound breakfast sausage
- 1 pound Hot Italian sausage
- 1 c shredded cheese, any flavor cheddar is a great choice
- 3/4 c celery finely chopped
- 3/4 c onion, any color finely chopped
- 2/3 c Italian bread crumbs
- 3 cloves garlic minced or grated with a microplane
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1 tsp salt
- 10 grinds of a pepper mill or 1 tsp
- Preheat oven to 350 and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or foil.
- If you have a food scale, zero it with a plate on it so you can keep the balls uniform size.
- Chop and mince everything, beat the eggs, and combine it all in a large bowl.
- Form the mixture into 1 oz balls and line them up on the cookie sheets.
- Cook at 350 for about 50 minutes. Rotate the cookie sheets top to bottom and front to back at the 25-minute mark.
Thanks for the great recipes & beautiful pic of Heidi!
Thank you! She is a major inspiration to me!
Love your posts Josie and this recipe sounds like a sure way to deliciously help me get my protein in! Thanks for sharing. Lovely photo of Heidi too!!
Thanks, Gina. They are so convenient to have on hand. Seriously – I eat them cold – in my car, at work … filling and longer lasting than other easy to carry foods!
Make me some!
Heeeyyyy, OK! You come here and I make you some!