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Cheesy Italian Sausage Meatballs

These Cheesy Italian Sausage Meatballs made with sun dried tomatoes, fresh basil, mozzarella and Pecorino Romano cheese is sure to please the game day snacker in your family.

These Cheesy Italian Sausage Meatballs made with sun dried tomatoes, fresh basil, mozzarella and Pecorino Romano cheese is sure to please the game day snacker in your family. 

Well, even though our kids still haven’t gone back to school yet, that doesn’t stop football season from coming a little early around here. The pros have already started their season and our first official high school game is this coming Friday. There’s something about watching a football game while noshing on some game day snacks that go hand in hand and you’re going to love these Cheesy Italian Sausage Meatballs!

Cheesy Italian Sausage Meatballs

I love meatballs and mostly use either beef, chicken or turkey; however, I never tried making them with sausage and thought they’d make a tasty snack. Sometimes during a cool Fall or Winter Sunday afternoon, we like to eat small “picky” foods rather than a full meal while either watching a new movie that’s come out or our favorite football team play. This way you get a variety of different flavors.

These Cheesy Italian Sausage Meatballs made with sun dried tomatoes, fresh basil, mozzarella and Pecorino Romano cheese is sure to please the game day snacker in your family.

To make these Cheesy Italian Meatballs you’ll need Italian sausage, shredded mozzarella and grated Pecorino Romano cheeses, sun dried tomatoes, fresh chopped basil, garlic, olive oil, flour and baking powder. I used mild Italian sausage links; then just removed the casing; however, if you can find it differently or would like to use the hot variety, go right ahead!

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Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F; then line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl; then mix well with a spoon. Form the meat into meatballs and place on the baking sheet. I made ours smaller and got about 24 meatballs when I used 1 lb. of sausage.

Cheesy Italian Sausage Meatballs

Place the baking sheet in the oven and cook for approximately 45 minutes or until they’re cooked through with no pink center; then serve hot. My family devoured these Cheesy Italian Sausage Meatballs and just kept picking at them for days. In fact, they’ve already asked me when I was going to make them again. Not only do they make a tasty game day snack, they’d be a nice addition to your appetizer offerings during the holidays too. ~Enjoy!

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Cheesy Italian Sausage Meatballs
Cheesy Italian Sausage Meatballs
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

These Cheesy Italian Sausage Meatballs made with sun dried tomatoes, fresh basil, mozzarella and Pecorino Romano cheese is sure to please the game day snacker in your family.

Course: Appetizer
Servings: 24
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. Mild or Hot Italian Sausage Links, casings removed
  • 1 c. Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/4 c. Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese
  • 1/4 c. Sun Dried Tomatoes, chopped (not in oil)
  • 1 tbsp. Fresh Basil, chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 c. All Purpose Flour
  • 1/8 tsp. Baking Powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F; then line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

  2. Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl; then mix well with a spoon. 

  3. Form the mixture into meatballs and place on the baking sheet and bake for approximately 45 minutes or until they're cooked through with no pink insided (I got about 24 meatballs). Serve hot. 

 

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