February 27, 2011 by Flora Dawn
Spaghetti and meatballs is a family favorite at most people’s houses. Not only is is delicious, but it’s fun and messy to eat, making it a perfect food for the younger ones. There is just something about slurping up noodles, dripping red sauce all over yourself, and stabbing meatballs with your fork that just screams “fun” in a kid’s mind. Well, at least at my house.
Although my family really loves meatballs with a marinara sauce, sometimes I just want to get dinner on the table without a lot of effort. So, I have found a shortcut that I thought I would share.
Just roll your favorite bulk Italian sausage into large olive-sized balls and bake on a rimmed baking sheet in the oven. At 375 they only take 10-15 minutes, no bread crumbs, no eggs, no spices needed. And to be honest, without the breadcrumbs, they stay really moist. No more dry meatballs.
Sausage Meatballs are super easy, super fast, and super flavorful. I am sure you could make them larger, but the small size allows them to cook really quickly and they are easier for the kids to eat; no more runaway meatballs all over the table and floor.