These gluten free sausage balls taste just like the classic – crunchy on the outside and a little spicy!
I think every single weekend for a year, when I ask Justin what I should make for the blog, he says, “SAUSAGE BALLS SAUSAGE BALLS SAUSAGE BALLS.” And I finally took his advice (so that he could take some to school). He has fond memories of them, as do many of us, probably. They were even brought on a road trip a few Christmases ago…I didn’t know if that was safe or not, but we must all have iron stomachs or something, because we were okay!
These are great for a party, for lunch, or even just a snack. I know they’re very popular around the holidays, because it can make a hearty, filling bite, and help meat go a long way. But, I know it’s spring, but I feel like there’s never a bad time for sausage balls, and if my husband asked me about making them one more time, I was going to lose it. Parties I can think of that are coming up: NBA Playoffs/Finals, Graduations, Baby Showers, Wedding Showers. They’re very versatile!!
When I was thinking about how I can make this quick, easy appetizer my own, I knew I wanted to incorporate fresh chives, and try and make it gluten free for you fine folks. It was surprisingly easy, thanks to gluten-free baking mix! You can find some here on Amazon (affiliate link). It was even cheaper to get Bob’s Red Mill at my store, instead of getting gluten-free Bisquick!
Local Spotlight: I am SO happy, y’all. The farmers market is officially back and open every Saturday until it gets cold again. I was able to get local sausage from a brand new vendor, Prairie Creek Farms, and chives. The peach spread I used is also a local specialty, from Southern Okie! It gives it a nice sweet note, and helps bind all of the mixture together.
Gluten Free Sausage Balls
- 1 lb. hot pork breakfast sausage
- 2 C. cheddar cheese
- 2 T. chives
- 1 1/2 C. gluten free baking mix
- 2 T. peach spread (optional)
- Combine all ingredients well, by hand or in a mixer.
- Pack mixture into balls of desired size.
- Bake at least one inch apart in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.
Can be made with normal baking mix, in the case of no gluten needs.
Apparently I didn’t put sound in this video…Who needs that, right??