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Gluten Free Sausage Balls

Gluten Free Sausage Balls are the ultimate gluten free appetizer- cheesy sausage balls of goodness that will disappear quickly!

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Bite-Sized Appetizers

I love bite-sized appetizers. Honestly, any kind of food I can eat with my fingers is going to win points with me. These gluten free sausage balls have it all. Whether it’s the Superbowl, a baby shower, or a birthday party, I guarantee they will disappear quickly!

Gluten Free Sausage Balls

These little balls of goodness are so easy to make. Because the sausage is already seasoned, you don’t need to add anything else (unless you want to!) If you want to make them look a bit fancy, you can always add a sprinkle of chopped parsley over the top.

Ingredient Notes:

The quality of ingredients is going to make a difference when making sausage balls. Be sure that everything you buy is something that you would eat anyway.

To get the perfect gluten free sausage ball, you have to get in there and get your hands dirty! The mixture has to be mixed by hand to really get the sausage broken apart and all the cheese spread throughout the mixture. Let the mixture sit for about 15 minutes to allow the flour to soften and prevent a gritty texture.

The cheese: You need 2 and 1/2 cups of cheese. I used a combo of cheddar cheeses and parmesan, but a bit of pepper jack might be nice!

The baking mix: I used gluten free Bisquick. It is easy to find and I used it before in my Gluten Free Cheddar Bay Biscuits.

The sausage: There are many gluten free ground sausages available in the grocery store. Be sure to read the ingredients carefully.

The Butter: Butter helps keep the biscuit mix moist. Extra fat helps keep the gluten free baking mix from having a gritty texture.

The milk: I use 1/3 cup, but if your mixture is too crumbly, you can add an extra splash.

Perfect Gluten Free Party Appetizer

These sausage balls are truly the perfect gluten free party appetizer. Honestly they would make a great snack anytime…I wouldn’t judge you if you ate a few for a gluten free breakfast…maybe with a little drizzle of syrup, it would be like a gluten free sausage pancake. I digress.

Enjoy these gluten free sausage balls and if you make them, be sure to tag me on Instagram or Facebook or even send me an email! I love to see what my fellow gluten free eaters are making!

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4.19 from 32 votes

Gluten Free Sausage Balls

Gluten Free Sausage Balls are the ultimate gluten free appetizer- cheesy sausage balls of goodness that will disappear quickly!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Appetizer, Party Food
Servings: 40 gluten free sausage balls
Calories: 82kcal


  • 1 14 ounce ground sausage
  • 2 cups Gluten Free Baking Mix I used Gluten Free Bisquick
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons butter melted


  • Break up sausage in bowl.
  • Add all other ingredients and mix well to combine.
  • Form into one inch balls.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.


Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg

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    December 9, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    This would be a great appetizer for a New Year’s party!

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    December 8, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    I love this recipe for a party!! Meatballs are always a big hit!

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    Nicole Dawson
    December 8, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Bet these are a hit at the parties.

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    December 7, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    I love a bite size appetizer, and this recipe definitely has me intrigued! saving to try…

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    Chrystal @ Gluten-Free Palate
    December 7, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    What a yummy and creative way to use First Fresh Chicken Sausage!

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    December 7, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    I’ve always loved these appetizers. I’m happy to know that the gluten free Bisquick is good to work with.

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    Alisa Fleming
    December 7, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    I bet these are devoured in seconds! They are just so darn easy to eat.

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    Adriana Lopez Martn
    February 3, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    This looks like the perfect bite for a game day party or when entertaining at home. Thanks for sharing =)

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    The Food Hunter
    February 3, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    I have a friend that will love these…sharing now.

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    Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
    February 3, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Although we don’t have diet requirements that require gluten free meals, I do love to experiment in the kitchen. I try to post a few GF recipes on my site. We actually prefer GF pasta over regular pasta. These meatballs sound wonderful. We like using chicken too.

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    February 2, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    These look absolutely delicious and perfect for Superbowl!

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    December 16, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Hey Amanda, Ever since going gluten free, I am always on the lookout for a good meatball recipe. I’m definitely going to be giving these a try. They look amazing. 🙂

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    December 14, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Do you think they could be made ahead and frozen for later use?

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      December 14, 2016 at 11:47 pm

      Yes! I think they would do just fine, you could bake and freeze or freeze then bake 🙂

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    Karen - Sarcastic Parent
    December 8, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    This sounds like a really yummy low carb/keto recipe too! I will definitely be making these in the future!

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    December 8, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    When I was a kid, no party was complete without a the Bisquick version of these. I didn’t know there was a GF version now. Memory lane, here I come!

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    December 8, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    YUM!!!! I can not wait to try these!! I’m always looking for new gf recipes

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    Luci {Luci's Morsels}
    December 6, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    These sausages look like the perfect thing to serve to my gluten free friends at my holiday party! Thanks for inspiring me to give these a try!

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    Sarah @ Champagne Tastes
    December 6, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    How cute! And it’s fabulous that these are GF- I have a few friends that don’t eat gluten, and this would be great to have for parties!

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    December 6, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Yes!!! These sound delicious and will make for a perfect appetizer this holiday season!

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    Sabrina | The Tomato Tart
    December 6, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    This is amazing appetizer on a table. Looks delicious bite size sausage ball.

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    Platter Talk
    December 6, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    This a great appetizer for all the holiday parties coming up, GF or not! Love this & am saving. Thanks.

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