Beef-and-Sausage Meatballs

Beef-and-Sausage MeatballsRecipe

"The stuffing mix in these meatballs bumps up the flavor, and they're super moist, too."


Tasha Pettit, 37, Jewell, Iowa

Serves: 8

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2 cups stuffing mix (about 2 1/2 oz.)
1/4 cup dried onion
1 pound 90 percent lean ground beef
1 pound bulk sweet Italian sausage
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 pound penne
1 24-oz. jar tomato sauce
Grated Parmesan, for serving


Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 40 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 375°F; line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and mist with cooking spray. Place stuffing mix, dried onion and 1 cup water in a large bowl. Stir and let stand 5 minutes. Add beef, sausage and eggs to bowl; mix until just combined.

2. Form about 32 2-inch meatballs and place on baking sheet. (It's fine if they touch.) Bake meatballs until cooked through, 35 to 40 minutes, gently shaking pan once or twice.

3. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add penne and cook until al dente, about 11 minutes or as package label directs; drain. Warm sauce in pasta pot over medium heat until hot, stirring twice. Turn off heat, return pasta to pot and toss. Serve with meatballs, passing Parmesan at the table.

Created date

June 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 371
Fat 9 g
Satfat 2 g
Protein 32 g
Carbohydrate 16 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 95 mg
Sodium 613 mg