Sausage Meatballs

Note: This high-calorie recipe is especially for kids with cystic fibrosis (CF), who need to consume additional calories to help them meet their nutritional needs.

This is a great appetizer or snack. It can easily be frozen into individual servings that can be reheated at a later time.

Prep time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. pork sausage, raw
  • 3/4 c. all purpose baking mix
  • 2 c. grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 c. onion, chopped finely

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375º F (190º C).
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  3. Form mixture into 1" balls.
  4. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until cooked through. Center temperature of the sausage balls must exceed 165º F (73º C).

Serves: 12

Serving size: 3 sausage balls

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
278 calories
12 g protein
23 g fat
571 mg sodium
151 mg calcium

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Variations and suggestions:
This dish can easily be frozen before or after you cook it. Make some today and freeze half of the batch to serve at a later date.

Reviewed by: Allison Brinkley, RD, LD/N
Date reviewed: March 2009

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