Cheesy Sausage Balls

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Cheesy Sausage Balls Recipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower


To make ahead, cover and refrigerate unbaked balls up to 24 hours; or place in a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag and freeze unbaked balls up to 1 month. Bake frozen balls at 375° for 22 to 25 minutes or until done.

Serves 20 (serving size: 2 sausage balls)


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1 cup cooked quinoa, chilled
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 ounces reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)
1 pound reduced-fat pork sausage (such as Jimmy Dean)
Cooking spray


Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 30 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 375°.

2. Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl. Shape mixture into 40 (1 1/2-inch) balls. Place balls on a foil-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 18 minutes or until lightly browned and done.

Created date

September 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 85
Fat 5.3 g
Satfat 2.1 g
Monofat 2.1 g
Polyfat 0.5 g
Protein 6 g
Carbohydrate 3 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 17 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 175 mg
Calcium 53 mg