Sweet Italian Sausage Meatballs Recipe

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Sweet Italian Sausage Meatballs

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Serves 16

A yummy twist to the classic recipe.


1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs
6 tablespoons milk
2/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
6 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 eggs
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 lb sweet Italian sausage, casings removed, diced
4 tablespoons pine nuts
4 tablespoons dried currants
Olive oil, for frying


  1. Mix together the breadcrumbs and milk in medium bowl. Let mix stand 5 minutes.
  2. Pour oil into a large pan. Bring to medium heat.
  3. Mix in parmesan, onion, basil, egg, garlic and black pepper to the breadcrumbs.
  4. Add the sausage, pine nuts and currants. Blend together well.
  5. Form mixture into balls. Place meatballs in the pan and cook until browned.
  6. Transfer meatballs to a paper towel lined plate. Let sit for a few minutes before serving.
Course: Side
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