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Sausage Meatballs

Note: This high-calorie recipe is especially for teens with cystic fibrosis (CF), who need to consume additional calories to help them meet their nutritional needs.

This is a great appetizer or snack. It can easily be frozen into individual servings that can be reheated at a later time.

Prep time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. pork sausage, raw
  • ¾ c. all purpose baking mix
  • 2 c. grated cheddar cheese
  • ½ c. onion, chopped finely

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  3. Form mixture into 1 inch (2½ centimeters) balls.
  4. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through. Center temperature of the sausage balls must exceed 165°F (73°C).

Serves: 12

Serving size: 3 sausage balls

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
234 calories
11 g protein
18 g fat
485 mg sodium
168 mg calcium

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Variations and suggestions:
This dish can easily be frozen before or after you cook it. Make some today and freeze half of the batch to serve at a later date.

Reviewed by: Allison Brinkley, RD, CNSC, LD/N
Date reviewed: July 2012