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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 145.1
  • Total Fat: 8.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 44.5 mg
  • Sodium: 80.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.0 g
  • Protein: 4.7 g

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Easy Sausage VeggieBalls

Submitted by: BLUESUNSHINEFL
Easy Sausage VeggieBalls

Introduction

I came up with this recipe one night when I had only a few ingredients in the fridge and needed to find a way to make them into a meal. These surprised me with how delicious they are. I came up with this recipe one night when I had only a few ingredients in the fridge and needed to find a way to make them into a meal. These surprised me with how delicious they are.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 lb Ground Hot Italian Sausage
    1 cup Part Skim Ricotta Cheese
    1 cup Frozen Spinach, thawed and drained
    4 Garlic Cloves, minced
    2 Roma Tomatoes, diced
    1/2 tsp Sage
    Handful of Chives
    Pinch of Lemon Zest
    Pinch of Onion Powder
    Pinch of Black Pepper

Directions

1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees

2) Spray nonstick cooking oil on a cookie sheet.

3) Slice tomatoes in half and squeeze juices out over the sink before dicing them. This will prevent meatballs from being too watery

4) Mix all ingredients together (with hands) and roll into 6 balls

5) Place balls on prepared cookie sheet and bake in oven for about 25-30 minutes

-- 4 WW points --

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BLUESUNSHINEFL.






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  • 6 of 12 people found this review helpful
    You may want to change this to "sausage AND veggie meatballs", I'm a vegetarian and I was uber excited to see someone with a veggie ball recipe...much to my dismay. Bummer. But they sound delightful:) - 12/15/09

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to make them small and try them in a crock pot - 12/23/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is great and not a lot of fat or calories. I also served some "No Yolks" noodles along side which are very low in fat and cholesteral. Made a great meal! - 12/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    wow, this recipe is great. My husband asked me if I got it off the food channel !! - 10/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These were amazing. Loved them! Followed directions to a "T" and they came out great. However, where did you find sausage that was so low in fat/cals? I had to redo the ingreds. because my sausage was 200 cals for 2oz! I was also able to get nine BIG meatballs out of this. It was worth it! - 1/25/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    How many pounds (weight) of sausage in the recipe? - 1/16/10

    Reply from BLUESUNSHINEFL (1/16/10)
    A typical package of ground sausage is 1 lb (16 oz), though some brands vary slightly


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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My family loved these! My daughters kept sneaking them out of the serving bowl before dinner. The only changes I made were to add about a 1/4 cup of part skim mozzarella/reduced-fat cheddar cheese, and I left out the tomatoes because I didn't have any. I will definitely make this again! - 1/14/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    LOVE THEM!! The next day I took one ball and smashed it all up. Heated it. Spiced some apple and wrapped the sausage ball and apple up in a whole wheat tortilla~~Delish!! - 1/6/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Awesome! The whole family loved this. I did add 3/4 cup brown rice and I wrapped them in cabbage, topped with canned Italian tomatoes. Wonderful! - 1/4/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good.
    Thanks for sharing - 11/12/09

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  • My 7 yr old daughter says this recipe is a keeper! I used turkey sausage, and actully threw all ingredients in a fry pan and tossed it with rice! It was SUPER! Thanks so much! - 3/4/11

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  • made these for dinner, added motzarella, it was awesome! thanks x - 7/25/10

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  • I really liked this recipe. We added a little tomato sauce on the side for dipping! - 6/2/10

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  • Easy and quick - and quite tasty! - 6/1/10

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  • Very tasty! I made it with turkey sausage and will definitely make it again. - 2/23/10

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  • This was better than my husband and I expected it to be, a pleasant surprise! It was an easy week night meal. My husband preferred to eat it with rice. I think it would be great rolled into a tortilla or maybe served "hamburger-style." My 4 and 2 year old boys weren't crazy about it, though. - 2/13/10

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  • This was delicious! I made it for a potluck at work and have had a number of "Can I get that recipe?" requests! I did add a cup of mozarella cheese to the recipe, I had some that needed to be used. Excellent! - 2/11/10

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  • Great recipe!!! You can apply this recipe to almost any ground meat dish, especially hamburgers...yum - 2/8/10

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  • Mmmmm Mmmmmm - 1/24/10

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  • These are super tasty! My husband and I absolutely love them! Thanks for the recipe. - 1/23/10

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  • Loved it and the WW points were a great bonus Thanks - 1/21/10

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  • Loved it! Easy and filling. Thanks for sharing - 1/18/10

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