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Sausage Meatballs with Marinara Sauce
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1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter

1 small (1/2 cup) green bell pepper, finely chopped

1 small (1/2 cup) onion, finely chopped

2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic

1 1/2 pounds mild bulk Italian sausage, casing removed

4 ounces (1 cup) shredded Cheddar cheese

3/4 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup bread crumbs

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg


Marinara sauce, warmed

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Line 2 (15x10x1-inch) baking pans with parchment paper; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Melt butter in 10-inch skillet until sizzling; add green pepper, onion and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, 6-8 minutes or until vegetables are softened.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine cooked vegetables and all remaining ingredients except marinara sauce in large bowl; mix lightly.

  4. STEP 4

    Shape sausage mixture into 1 1/2-inch balls. Place meatballs onto prepared pans. Bake 20-25 minutes or until meatballs are golden brown.

  5. STEP 5

    Serve meatballs with marinara sauce.

Tip #1

To freeze and bake later, prepare meatballs as directed except do not bake. Place into resealable plastic freezer container. Freeze. At serving time, place desired number of meatballs onto parchment-lined 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Heat oven to 350°F. Bake as directed above.

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