I make several different varieties of cheesy sausage balls. With this variation, you cook the sausage first, use a jar of CheeseWhiz for the cheese, and substitute almond flour in place of bake mix. They’re lighter and they go together very easily.
1 lb. cooked sausage (I use HOT, but you may not be up to that challenge, so use mild if you prefer)
8 oz. jar Cheese Whiz
2 1/2 c. almond flour (add a little more, if necessary)
1 Tbsp. cream or milk
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix all your ingredients together. Use a handy-dandy small cookie scoop to make small balls (I’d say these are about 1/2 inch, but I also made a batch with 1 inchers) and place them on a cookie sheet. (Roll them into balls yourself if you are lacking in this vital piece of equipment.) If you’re making the 1/2 inch size, bake for about 10 minutes, or until the bottom is slightly brown. If you’re making the larger size, it’s probably going to take 15 minutes.
You could shake on a little parmesan cheese and toss them while they’re still hot (as in the picture above), but after tasting them with and without, I’d say leave off the parm. It’s gilding the lily, and you know how we hate to do that!
My Wisconsins cheesehead friends will scoff at the use of the processed cheese product, but I am telling you — it is tasty!