Monday, December 19, 2011

Recipe: Sausage Cheddar balls

finished product, so delicious!
this is a different version of a meatball! perfect for appetizers for any time of year!  i only made a few modifications to the recipe - i used lowfat sausage as well as low fat cheese. anything to make it a bit healthier this time of year!
ready to bake!!
i highly suggest you make these little guys! super simple, super flavorful, and crowd-pleasing!

Sausage Cheddar Balls
(slightly adapted *via Martha Stewart)
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups grated cheddar (1/2 pound) (low fat)
  • 1 pound bulk breakfast sausage (low fat)
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, grated on large holes of a box grater (i diced)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and baking powder. Add cheddar and toss to coat. Add sausage, onion, and butter. With your hands, mix until well combined and roll mixture into 1-inch balls. Place balls, 1/2 inch apart, on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until balls are golden and cooked through, 25 minutes. Serve warm."

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