Cream Cheese Sausage Balls Recipe is the perfect appetizer to serve your guests. They’re quick and easy to make, stuffed with cheddar and cream cheese, with only a few simple ingredients. Once you know how to make sausage balls, you’ll want to make them for every occasion!
I don’t know why it took me so long to find the perfect cream cheese spinach balls recipe, but now that I have them in my life, I’m not sure I’ll every make another appetizer. It’s really similar to making meatballs, and they hold together really nicely. Plus, they work perfectly with gluten free all purpose flour! They’re savory, cheesy, and have the salty bite of sausage. Perfect for the holidays, or a game night!
How to Make Sausage Balls
Cream Cheese Sausage Balls are really easy to make, and you only need 7 ingredients (I had most of them in my fridge already, so I only needed to pick up sausage). If you want to know how to make sausage balls, think of them like meatballs. I mix everything together with my hands, then roll them into 1 1/2 – 2 inch balls. I put some parchment paper on a baking sheet to make cleanup easier, and bake for 20-25 minutes. That’s it! It’s so easy, and now you know how to make sausage balls. Easy peasy.
The Best Sausage Balls Recipe
You can use your favorite type of sausage for this sausage balls recipe. I used sweet Italian, but these would also be great with a spicy sausage. Just make sure to get the bulk sausage, or remove the casing. I found a lot of sweet Italian sausage on sale, so I removed the casing myself. Also be sure to make sure your sausage is labeled gluten free if you need it.
If you love these, you’ll probably also like my Spinach Balls Appetizer!
Just what makes these sausage cheese balls so great?
Well, this one’s just easy. Cheese. It somehow makes everything better, and you can never add enough. In fact, I might just call these sausage cheese balls instead of cream cheese sausage balls.
Another thing to note is that these are sausage balls without Bisquick. I’ve seen this type of recipe call for Bisquick many times, but I’ve subbed in gluten free all-purpose flour instead. And in my opinion, it’s worked just as well. You just have to make sure you whisk some baking powder into your flour. So, it’s really easy to make sausage balls without Bisquick!
Cream Cheese Sausage Balls Recipe is the perfect appetizer to serve your guests. They're quick and easy to make, stuffed with cheddar and cream cheese, with only a few simple ingredients. Once you know how to make sausage balls, you'll want to make them for every occasion!
- 1 lb sweet Italian sausage no casing
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 1 1/4 cups gluten free all purpose flour
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
Preheat oven to 375F. Grease a baking sheet and set aside.
Add all ingredients to a bowl. Mix together until well combined.
Use your hands to roll 1-2 inch balls and place them on baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until sausage balls are cooked through.
*I use my hands to mix everything together, similar to meatballs.
*The amount of balls this makes depends on the size you roll them. I made about 15 balls, 1 1/2 - 2 inches thick.