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Gluten Free Sausage Balls

Gluten Free Sausage Balls- Cheesy Goodness with Hot Italian First Fresh Chicken Sausage!

Gluten Free Sausage Balls- Cheesy Goodness with Spicy Chicken Sausage!

This post is written through a partnership with First Fresh Chicken Sausage. All opinions are my own.

Bite-Sized Appetizers

Gluten Free Sausage Balls- Cheesy Goodness with Spicy Chicken Sausage!I love bite-sized appetizers at parties. They are so much fun and let you get a taste of all kinds of goodies. The first time I heard of sausage balls was only a few years ago, at a baby shower. They looked so yummy and disappeared quickly. At the time I had just been diagnosed with Celiac and wasn’t able to try them. For years now I have been meaning to make a gluten free version.

I had a package of Hot Italian First Fresh Chicken Sausage and Gluten Free South Florida’s Holiday Party coming up so I decided to give them a try. They were a hit! Everyone loved them. Most people had brought sweets, so it was nice to have a protein based appetizer.

Gluten Free Sausage Balls- Cheesy Goodness with Spicy Chicken Sausage!

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For the past 6 months, I have been telling you all about First Fresh Chicken Sausage. It is one of my favorite protein sources. So much flavor, and all white meat cage free chicken. Plus it’s made in a completely gluten-free facility which is amazing. With ingredients you can actually understand, I feel good about feeding it to my family. Plus, it is so much better for you than pork sausage.

They have several different varieties, but the Hot Italian is probably our favorite. It’s great in so many recipes, and while it has a little kick, it isn’t overpowering.

Gluten Free Sausage Balls- Cheesy Goodness with Spicy Chicken Sausage!

Gluten Free Sausage Balls

These little balls of goodness are so easy to make. The real trick to them is to get in there and get your hands dirty! The mixture has to be mixed my hand to really get the sausage broken apart and all the cheese spread throughout the mixture.

A few ingredient notes:

The cheese: You need 2 and 1/2 cups of cheese. I used a combo of cheddar cheeses and parmesan, but feel free to mix it up! If you don’t have spicy sausage, a bit of pepper jack might be nice!

The baking mix: I used gluten free Bisquick, but I found when I was making my Gluten Free Cheddar Bay Biscuits that they all work pretty similar. Feel free to use King Arthur or Aldi’s or if you have another brand it will most likely work just fine.

The sausage: I used First Fresh Hot Italian Chicken Sausage. If you can’t find First Fresh in your area, you can use any fresh chicken sausage or even pork.

The butter: First Fresh Chicken Sausage is very low in fat. The butter is needed to keep the biscuit mix moist, if you use pork sausage, you can omit the butter.

The milk: I found that 1/3 of a cup was just right, but if your mixture is too crumbly, add an extra splash.

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Gluten Free Sausage Balls- Cheesy Goodness with Spicy Chicken Sausage!
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4 from 22 votes

Gluten Free Sausage Balls

Servings: 40 gluten free sausage balls


  • 1 14 ounce package gluten free Hot Italian Fresh Chicken Sausage
  • 2 cups Gluten Free Bisquick
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter


  • 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.


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  • Reply
    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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