Best Keto Sausage Bites

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  • prep time

    prep time

    5 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    8 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    13 min

Best Keto Sausage Bites

166 ratings

There’s nothing wrong with a little pork sausage in the morning, but plain, boring sausage links are depriving you of the full nutrition you need. Instead of cooking the frozen stuff, prepare this Keto breakfast recipe for a healthier start to your day! Each sausage bite is densely packed with protein from the meat and spinach. You’ll feel full without feeling bloated! Suggestions for how to make the sausage bites part of a fuller breakfast are made below. You can store any leftovers in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 5 days. Simply microwave the bites with a damp paper towel to return moisture to them.

Oil alternatives

Don’t want to fry your sausage bites in vegetable oil? Avocado oil and coconut oil both have high smoke points that can be used for frying as well. If you have it, ghee can also be used. Avoid frying the sausage in butter or olive oil, since the smoking point for these is too low.

What type of pork sausage do I use?

You can find plain, ground pork sausage packages with the other meats in the meat department of your grocery store. You can also use ground breakfast pork sausage, which will more likely be shelved with bacon and other breakfast meats. If you’re really in a pinch, you could even remove the casing from mild Italian sausage.

More to eat for breakfast

Carb Manager has many Keto breakfast recipes you can enjoy with these sausage bites. Scrambled or deviled eggs go well with the sausage. How about a baked egg cup instead? If you want a lighter meal but still get more fat in, eat a fat bomb after you have your sausage bites.

  • Net Carbs

    1.1 g

  • Fiber

    0.4 g

  • Total Carbs

    1.5 g

  • Protein

    18.2 g

  • Fats

    28.6 g

338 cals

Best Keto Sausage Bites

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  • Pork Sausage

    Pork Sausage

    6 ounce

  • Egg


    1 large

  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese

    Shredded Cheddar Cheese

    ½ cup, shredded

  • Spinach Raw

    Spinach Raw

    1 ounce

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    ¼ tsp

  • Spices Garlic Powder

    Spices Garlic Powder

    ½ tsp

  • Spices Onion Powder

    Spices Onion Powder

    ½ tsp

  • Vegetable Oil

    Vegetable Oil

    1 tablespoon

Recipe Steps

steps 3

13 min

  • Step 1

    Prepare the sausage mix by breaking up the pork sausage into a bowl. Mix in the egg and cheddar cheese. Rip up the spinach into small pieces with your hands, and thoroughly combine all these ingredients together with the pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder as well.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Heat a medium to large skillet on high heat with the vegetable oil. Test that the oil is hot enough by dropping in a very small piece of the sausage mix. When the oil is ready, form the sausage mix into small, bite-sized balls (you should get 3 per serving), and place them in the skillet. Use a spatula to press the sausage bites down slightly into the oil.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Cook the sausage bites for about 3-4 minutes, then flip and finish cooking them through. You may transfer the cooked sausage bites to a paper towel to absorb some of the excess oil before eating. Enjoy the sausage bites after letting them cool for just a couple of minutes.
    Step 3

Comments 26

  • UpbeatArugula797589

    UpbeatArugula797589 7 months ago

    Used ground pork. Chopped green onion vs onion powder. A little Parmesan along with the cheddar. Crushed up pork rinds added crunch & flavor. Served with a dab of Dijon. Very nice.

    • MarvellousArugula621183

      MarvellousArugula621183 9 months ago

      I made these this morning using a package of breakfast sausage. I adjusted the amount of egg, spinach, cheese and spices. I cook them all and put the leftovers in a zip lock in the fridge so my family and I can have them again tomorrow morning. I had one with an over easy egg. My hubby had his with 2 over easy eggs and a couple of muffins. He is naturally thin and is only trying to add protein to his meals. I am the one that is trying to lose weight. :)

      • LizPepper

        LizPepper a year ago

        These were good! Everyone loved them.

        • AwesomeMacadamia460509

          AwesomeMacadamia460509 a year ago

          This was absolutely fantastic & easy to make ! Even the kids loved it

          • LynB518

            LynB518 2 years ago

            Really good. Only problem was telling myself I really couldn’t eat more than 3 or I’d have to pass on something else later. Lol

            • IncredibleAvocado782917

              IncredibleAvocado782917 2 years ago

              Excellent recipe for the whole family. I have made these many times using mild Italian sausages (6) and remove from the casings then proceed with recipe. The other thing I have done is used ground pork and added oregano and parsley to make it taste the same. I have change up the spinach with green onion and it is also amazing. This is the easiest recipe and the bites are delicious! It is worth more than a 5...

              • SpectacularRadish209551

                SpectacularRadish209551 2 years ago

                Didn’t expect it but This is actually pretty dang good 😋

                • cabstoy

                  cabstoy 2 years ago

                  One of my favorite recipes!!!

                  • UnbelievableAvocado840565

                    UnbelievableAvocado840565 2 years ago

                    Pork does not agree with me at times. Can I use turkey or vegan sausage instead? Will it taste just as good?

                    • MarvellousKetone365275

                      MarvellousKetone365275 2 years ago

                      You should give the name of the sausage

                      • LoriMD

                        LoriMD 2 years ago

                        Check the fifth paragraph under ‘about the recipe:’ she gives some names

                    • arejaybee

                      arejaybee 2 years ago

                      Easy + quick to make, and really good!

                      • AwesomeRadish331330

                        AwesomeRadish331330 2 years ago

                        I love this recipe. It is simple and taste great

                        • LorrieVZ

                          LorrieVZ 2 years ago

                          Well tasty

                          • MelindaBwk

                            MelindaBwk 2 years ago

                            Delicious. Easy to make ahead for to-go mornings

                            • Tdiaz1219

                              Tdiaz1219 3 years ago

                              Tastes really good and easy to make.

                              • IncredibleKale968630

                                IncredibleKale968630 3 years ago

                                I make this once a month, and make enough for breakfast for the week. I also add a little green pepper. Delicious and perfect for a grab and go breakfast.

                                • NomNomKeto

                                  NomNomKeto 3 years ago

                                  Way too salty for me, but I think I'll just have to try a different sausage and maybe this will make the recipe work out for me. Or maybe add less sausage to taste the rest of the ingredients a bit more. Also cooking on high WILL BURN them pretty badly so I would do medium next time. 😁 I'll have to try this one again!

                                  • jebuckingham01d2

                                    jebuckingham01d2 3 years ago

                                    YUM!!! Used Italian sausage. Also turkey Italian is out there. How about using this recipe for a stuffed pepper? Yum. How long do you think it would take in the oven to cook through?

                                    • josie0695

                                      josie0695 3 years ago

                                      *Vegetable* oil?!? I thought that was a no-no?

                                      • PropitiousMacadamia184903

                                        PropitiousMacadamia184903 3 years ago

                                        Did you google that question? There are mixed opinions, of course but there is no scientific evidence that supports that claim. Most recipies call for avacado or coconut oil, so there must be a reason why they chose vegetable oil for this recipe. You can use whatever oil you prefer and I am sure it will still fry close to the way it would with vegetable oul. 😊

                                    • FabulousRadish686806

                                      FabulousRadish686806 3 years ago

                                      I am excited to try this tomorrow! I am totally new to this, and for some reason, I am finding the serving part confusing on a lot of recipes. If this one says the recipe makes 3x3 servings (which would be 9, I assume) and my serving is 1 1/2 x 3, does that mean I’m eating 4 1/2 of them in total? I just want to make sure I’m doing this correctly since I’m cooking for two of us. Thank you!

                                      • Katana1066

                                        Katana1066 3 years ago

                                        It means 3 servings and each serving is 3 pieces with 1net carb per serving. Hope that helps :-)

                                    • LavenderBlueDilly

                                      LavenderBlueDilly 3 years ago

                                      These are delicious but mine fell apart in the pan and stuck badly. Had to switch to using a no-stick pan and resign myself to eating it with a spoon. Had hoped to eat as finger food on the go.

                                      • Whofly

                                        Whofly 3 years ago

                                        Use a none contact thermometer and maintain oil at around 300-315 F. Then put food in. Adjust power/flame to maintain that temperature. Food is less greasy and less prone to stick. After a while, you can learn to eyeball and hear the temperature with what’s happening to the oil.

                                    • FortuitousCauliflower471760

                                      FortuitousCauliflower471760 3 years ago

                                      These were amazing. I had to stop myself before I ate all of them. I will be making again for sure.