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Sausage Meatballs

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

This great appetizer or snack 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

Utensils:

  • oven (you'll need help from your adult assistant)
  • measuring cup
  • knife (you'll need help from your adult assistant)

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