ok, I know what you are probably thinking... what is the point of making sausage balls if you're not using sausage, right? you may know that I used to make these sausage cheese balls for tailgates and parties before I went vegetarian. they were always a hit and I always ended up eating them even though I am not a fan of sausage. obviously this is not a vegetarian blog so I don't want to get too wrapped up in this but I never felt good about eating or cooking with sausage, the same could be said for chicken and beef. anyway, I had a party to go to where everyone was asked to bring a side and these sausage balls are a no-brainer. I thought about making them the regular way but then I knew I would be tempted to eat them and what vegetarian brings a non-vegetarian dish to a party? seems sort of odd. again, no judgements here but it didn't seem like a good move. what if there were no other vegetarian dishes at the party? what would I eat? so this is how I came to explore vegetarian sausage balls.
we've been eating field roast sausages on the reg lately, in pasta and with rice - honestly, they are surprisingly good! I chopped the sausages and pulsed them in the food processor before following my regular recipe for cheesy sausage balls. they turned out pretty well! I didn't even tell people they were vegetarian.