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Baked Sausage Meatballs

Are you ready to make pasta night even better? This meatball recipe is so easy to make, and they come out incredibly tender, juicy, and full of flavor every time! Whether serving these over your favorite plate of pasta or serving as an appetizer at your next party, they’re always sure to impress!
Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 20 meatballs

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sweet pork sausage
  • ½ cup Italian style bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking pan with foil or parchment paper. If using foil, spray lightly with cooking spray to keep the meatballs from sticking.
  • In a medium bowl, add all of the ingredients and mix thoroughly with your hands.
  • Shape the meatballs into 18- 20 balls (about 1½ inches in diameter). Press together slightly while rolling them in-between your hands. Make sure the meatballs are the same size.
  • Place on prepared pan about ½ inch apart.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F-165°F.

Notes

These also can be made in bulk and frozen. After baking, allow the meatballs to completely cool. Place the cooled meatballs in a freezer bag, press all the air out and seal well. Use within 6 months.
To THAW meatballs, pull the bag with meatballs out of the freezer and place it in the refrigerator to thaw. This can take a few hours or overnight, depending on the size of the meatballs and how many are in the bag.