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Protein Packed Sausage Balls

These Protein Packed Sausage Balls are a savory, cheddar filled sausage bites that are packed with protein! These sausage balls make for a perfect quick and easy breakfast, snack, or as a game-day appetizer!

Makes 35 balls

Everybody has had sausage balls, right? Perhaps at a family party or a church function? They are a classic game day appetizer that I knew I needed to lighten up and recreate using my favorite protein packed ingredients including: Kodiak pancake mix, Fairlife milk and Jennie O’ Turkey Sausage! Each sausage ball has 4 grams of PROTEIN, which means these will keep you full for hours!

That’s right! This sausage ball recipe is a protein packed version of the classic sausage balls that are ever so popular! They are simple to make using just 4 ingredients: turkey sausage, shredded cheese, protein packed Fairlife milk and Kodiak Pancake Mix or Bisquick mix. These make for a savory breakfast, snack, or game day appetizer!

What ingredients do I need to make these Protein Packed Sausage Balls?

  • Turkey Sausage– I like to use Jennie O’ Italian Turkey Sausage.
  • Reduced fat cheddar cheese-shredded.
  • Milk of your choice-I use Fairlife skim milk. This skim milk adds an additional 7 grams of protein for 1/2 cup-which gives these sausage balls added protein!
  • Kodiak pancake mix or Bisquick– I like to use Kodiak Buttermilk Pancake mix for the added protein. Feel free to use gluten-free pancake mix, for a gluten-free option.

What if I do not have Kodiak Pancake Mix?

No problem! Just use Bisquick. You can also pick up the Kodiak Buttermilk Pancake Mix HERE on Amazon if you wanted to give it a try!

How do I make these Protein Packed Sausage Balls?

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients together.

Using your hands, knead the sausage ball mix together until everything has been incorporated.

Roll each sausage ball into 1-inch sized balls and place on prepared baking sheets.

Bake in your oven for 20-25 minutes until the sausage balls are golden brown.

Serve with your favorite sauces, if desired.

Store leftover sausage balls in an airtight container in your fridge for 3-5 days. These can also be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. Wrap in foil and store in an airtight container. Thaw overnight in the fridge and bake according to the recipe directions.

What kind of sauce do you recommend serving with these?

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Jennie O’ Italian Turkey Sausage
  • 1/2 cups reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded 
  • ½ cups milk of your choice. I use Fairlife skim milk
  • 2 cups Bisquick or Kodiak pancake mix 

Directions: 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients together.
  3. Using your hands, knead the sausage ball mix together until everything has been incorporated.
  4. Roll each sausage ball into 1-inch sized balls and place on prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake in your oven for 20-25 minutes until the sausage balls are golden brown.
  6. Store leftover sausage balls in an airtight container in your fridge for 3-5 days. These can also be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. Wrap i foil and store in an airtight container. Thaw overnight in the fridge and bake according to the recipe directions.

Makes 35 balls

  • Using Kodiak Pancake Mix1 WW Point® for 1 sausage ball, 3 balls for 4 WW Points®, 5 balls for 7 WW Points®
  • Using Bisquick Baking Mix2 WW Points® for 1 sausage ball, 3 sausage balls for 5 WW points, 5 balls for 9 WW Points®

How do I track this recipe in my WW app? 

Click the link below to go to the recipe builder. You’ll first need to sign into your WW account and then the recipe builder will upload. The recipe builder is the most accurate way to create, obtain, and track the Points®

The recipe builder link only works for WW members located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, you’ll need to access the WW app manually to create the recipe in the recipe builder. 

Yield: 35

Protein Packed Sausage Balls

Protein Packed Sausage Balls

These Protein Packed Sausage Balls are a savory, cheddar filled sausage bites that are packed with protein! These sausage balls make for a perfect quick and easy breakfast, snack, or serve as a game-day appetizer!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Jennie O’ Italian Turkey Sausage
  • 1/2 cups reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded 
  • ½ cups milk of your choice. I use Fairlife skim milk
  • 2 cups Kodiak buttermilk pancake mix or Bisquick

Instructions

    1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients together.
    3. Using your hands, knead the sausage ball mix together until everything has been incorporated.
    4. Roll each sausage ball into 1-inch sized balls and place on prepared baking sheet.
    5. Bake in your oven for 20-25 minutes or until the sausage balls are golden brown.
    6. Store leftover sausage balls in an airtight container in your fridge for 3-5 days. These can also be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. Wrap in foil and store in an airtight container. Thaw overnight in the fridge and bake according to the recipe directions.

    Makes 35 balls

    • 1 WW Point® for 1 sausage ball, 3 balls for 4 WW Points®, 5 balls for 7 WW Points® if using Kodiak Pancake Mix or
    • 2 WW Points® for 1 sausage ball or 3 sausage balls for 5 WW points, 5 balls for 9 WW points if using Bisquick Baking Mix

Notes

Smartpoints: GREEN/BLUE/PURPLE: 1 WW Point® for 1 sausage ball, 3 balls for 4 WW Points®, 5 balls for 7 WW Points® if using Kodiak Pancake Mix

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

35

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 59Total Fat: 3gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 184mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g

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