Italian sausage meatballs


Serve Italian sausage meatballs with your favorite pasta. It feels Italians have the thousand and one flavors for sausage meat, try different ones and you will be surprised. Fennel flavored sausage is one of our favorites.


1 pk sausage (Italian flavored sausages, 16 oz package)
1⁄4 c baking mix
1 c cheese (shredded, Parmesan is best)
1⁄4 c onion (finely chopped)
1⁄4 c celery (finely chopped)
1⁄2 c apple (peeled and finely chopped)
1 t pepper
1 clv garlic (minced, optional)
  salt (to taste)


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F (190° C).
  2. Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl, using your hands mix together. Form into 1" (2.5 cm) in diameter balls and place onto ungreased baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Remove from oven. Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes. Transfer to serving dish.


You could serve them with pasta, but these meatballs go well with simple rice and tomato sauce on the side.

Apart from trying other types of sausage meat, flavor the tomato with basil, oregano or herbs complementary to the spices in the sausage meat. This recipe does not need not taste the same any time you prepare it.

6 servings
Preparation time
Cooking time
Total time
45 minutes