Someone recently asked me to share a recipe for gluten free sausage balls. That simply luxury is something that I perhaps have taken for granted. Before I begin I should let you know that my mother in law is the true queen of the sausage balls. I mean that in the most polite way possible. You see, ten people could show up to a gathering with trays of sausage balls. Hers will always be the ones eaten first, even if no one knows which tray belongs to her.
If you were to tell my son that he could only ever eat one more item for the rest of his life, he would choose his grandma’s sausage balls.
Here’s the kicker. She will freely give out her recipe to anyone who asks and try as they may, it won’t end up tasting as good as the ones she will make. She either has a secret ingredient that no one knows about or she has magic up her sleeves. Regardless, I still make gluten free sausage balls so that my children will think I’m as cool as Grandma.
Something to note is, that it does matter what sort of gluten-free flour mix you use. Traditionally, you could use Bisquick for your sausage balls and you can still use gluten free Bisquick to make gluten free sausage balls. I think they turn out just slightly grainy though. When my mother-in-law makes gluten free sausage balls she likes to use Pamela’ Baking Mix. The ones in the picture were made using Pillsbury Gluten Free Flour and I prefer those over the Bisquick. The Pillsbury Gluten Free Flour was very fine and not at all grainy.
In a large bowl, you will want to combine your sausage meat and gluten free flour of choice. Get that mixed in as well as you can and then add your cheese. This will help you mix everything together well. I’m no baking or cooking expert I couldn’t even begin to tell you why it works better in this order but it does, for me anyways.
Something else I’ve noticed that works well is when you are mixing or kneading the ingredients together you’ll want to form a giant ball. It seems that by doing this you are keeping the moisture of the sausage in rather than having it dry out with all of the flour.
Overall, this is one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever use and there isn’t much to it!
- 1 pound sausage
- 2 cups cheddar cheese
- 2 cups Gluten Free Flour (Pilsbury Gluten Free or Pamela's Baking Mix work best)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Combine sausage and gluten free flour in large bowl
- Mix in two cups of cheddar cheese.
- Form sausage into small balls, about the size of a quarter.
- Arrange balls onto baking sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until sausage is fully cooked.
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