Meatballs. You gotta love ’em. I mean come on. They’re fun sized spheres of meat. Okay we’ll just stick to calling them meatballs, that’s much more appetizing. Whether you like to bake them, fry them or stew them in sauce. Totally up to you. Want them made with multiple types of meat? Press on. Want to stuff them? Have at it. Options. You know we love those. A lot.
To this day, when I visit my rents I can count on (money in the bank count on) my Mom’s Spaghetti being on the menu. I dig it and she knows it. My Mom always puts mushrooms in her spaghetti sauce. Always. This goes to show you how much she lurves me because as much as this pains me to say, she’s not a ‘shroom fan. Gasp. I know. I know. If she wasn’t my Mom… The only saving grace is that means there’s more for me and the rest of the family IF I’m up to sharing. I mean sometimes a girl just wants an extra helping of mushrooms. Or is that just me?
I decided that instead of putting mushrooms into my sauce I’d go ahead and add them to my favorite meatball recipe. Yes our meatballs have been mushroom-ized. A few whizzes around the food processor and they’re ready to add to the mix. Scoop and bake (a cookie scoop ensures all my meat-a-balls are the same size. Genius. Wish I could say I invented that trick.) Did I mention these meatballs take ONLY 20 minutes to BAKE. While they’re baking away whip up a batch of our homemade TOMATO SAUCE. and put on a pot of spaghetti. 30 minutes or less and this will be on your table. Fast. Fresh. Food.
And because this recipe is very generous you’ll probably (well unless you’re feeding the Duggars) have some leftover. What’s a girl to do with leftover meatballs? Make a meatballs sandwich. Of course. Duh.
- 12 ounces ground Italian sausage
- 8 ounces baby bella mushrooms - finely pulsed
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup panko
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 pound spaghetti
- 1 recipe tomato sauce
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Into a large bowl add: sausage, mushrooms, egg, panko, milk and oregano. Mix to combine. Mixture will seem wet.
- Using a small/medium size cookie scoop, portion out meat mixture onto a non-stick rimmed baking sheet.
- Bake for approximately 20 minutes.
- Add meatballs to cooked tomato sauce.
- Serve over spaghetti (cooked according to package directions until al dente).
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- OXO Good Grips Small Cookie Scoop
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Amount Per Serving:Calories: 0 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 0mg Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 0g