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Need a quick Keto appetizer for the big game? these Keto cajun bbq sausage bites are easy to wipe up in the air fryer. The perfect low carb snack for anytime.

It’s the divisional finals this weekend and I’m getting you ready for the big game in February while keeping it keto!!! In honor of one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time I will affectionately call these tasty morsels “Brees Balls

Cajun BBQ Sausage Bites

The secret I’ve found to making meatballs that aren’t as dense as lead golf balls is ricotta cheese. It acts as a binder while adding a light fluffy texture that will melt in your mouth. The Cajun flavored Pork rind Crumbs are incredibly tasty and combined with the Cajun voodoo from DAK’s make these the perfect poppable low carb appetizer.

Whether you’re just looking for a gluten free option or just enjoy fabulous keto eats I promise that these will keep everyone happy and satisfied during the game no matter who wins.

Even if it’s not football season these cajun bbq sausage balls make for great meal prep or just a quick weeknight snack.

The air fryer used in this recipe was from Simple Living Appliances

*note you can use turkey or chicken sausage to reduce the calories a bit or use a combination of beef and pork to give a more robust flavor. I’ve even added ¼ cup of crumbled bleu cheese and chopped bacon for a true bayou taste.

Keto CajunBBQ Sausage Bites

Course Appetizer, Meal Prep
Cuisine American, BBQ
Keyword BBQ, bites, Cajun, sausage
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 276kcal
Author Culinary Lion



  • Combine all ingredients except the bbq sauce in a mixing bowl.
  • Once all ingredients are well combined use a 2 oz scoop to portion out the sausage balls. Rolling them in your hands will give you a more uniform sphere shape.
  • Place the sausage balls in the air fryer basket and set at a temperature of 370 degrees F for 15 minutes. (If using a Convection oven bake at 400 degrees for 13-17 minutes depending on oven)
  • After the sausages are fully cooked toss them in a bowl with the bbq sauce then serve.


Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 559mg | Potassium: 215mg | Vitamin A: 430IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Keto CajunBBQ Sausage Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 276 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 559mg24%
Potassium 215mg6%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 430IU9%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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