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Italian sausage meatball recipe.
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Italian Sausage Meatballs

These incredibly easy Italian sausage meatballs require minimal ingredients since the ground sausage packs a ton of flavor into each bite.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 471kcal


  • 1 pound Italian sausage casings removed if nessesary
  • 1 egg beaten
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Crumble the Italian sausage in small pieces and place in a large bowl. Add in beaten egg, breadcrumbs, milk, and fresh parsley and work the mixture together.
  • Form the sausage mixture into little balls 1-2 tablespoons in size by rolling the meatball mixture between the palms of your hands. It is best to wet your hands with water to preven sticking.
  • Set meatballs on a rimmed and greased baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees, or until they reach 160 inside. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.


I recommend purchasing the bulk Italian sausage, since it does not have casings. 
Baking tip: Drizzling the meatballs with a little olive oil prior to baking will help brown the exterior. 


Calories: 471kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 951mg | Potassium: 360mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 253IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 2mg