Italian Meatballs

Italian Meatballs 002

Italian sausage can make your life so much easier. Ground Italian sausage is packed with so much flavor, it eliminates the need for you to add a lot of extra flavorings to your dish.
My regular meatball recipe uses ground beef and while absolutely delicious, I rarely make them because they require me to add toooooo many extra ingredients for flavoring.

Now these meatballs are another story. They only have 6 ingredients and whip together in a snap.  Easy Peasy.

You can catch me on Daytime  this Wednesday making these meatballs on behalf of Johnsonville®

The Johnsonville® company is the King of anything and everything sausage. It’s also good to know that all Johnsonville® Italian Sausage varieties are Gluten Free!

Some of my favorite products are obviously all the Italian Sausage Blends and the Fully Cooked Breakfast Sausages are also amazing.

Italian Meatballs 001

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Italian Meatballs
Recipe type: dinner
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Serves: 6
A quick and easy Italian Meatball Recipe!
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • ⅓ cup dry bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 package (19 ounce) JOHNSONVILLE® Ground Mild Italian Sausage or Links removed from casing*(*Cut sausage link end to end, about three-quarters of the way through. Flip sausage link over, grasp casing and pull off.)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the egg, bread crumbs, KRAFT Grated Parmesan cheese, milk and onion.
  3. Remove sausage from casings.
  4. Add sausage to the bread crumb mixture and mix well.
  5. Shape into 20 meatballs; arrange on a shallow baking pan.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through (160°F).
  7. Serve with your favorite sauce and spaghetti.
Recipe Source: Johnsonville
Photo Credit: The Hungry Housewife | Leslie Green

I have been compensated as a part of my partnership with Johnsonville®. All opinions are 100% mine..they always are.


  1. 1

    These look awesome! My mouth is watering.

  2. 3

    Sounds comforting and so very delicious. Catherine

  3. 5

    Mmm, meatballs are one of my favorite foods! I love that these are made with sausage for some extra flavor. Looks delicious!

  4. 7

    This is definitely my idea of comfort food!

  5. 8

    This looks so good and reminds me that I really need to make meatballs. Use Johnsonville sausage all the time to make meat sauce, just never get my act together to make the darn meatballs. Sigh.

  6. 10

    We always keep sausages in the freezer for easy dinners. They defrost quickly and my family loves the flavor…a win-win! These meatballs sound fantastic!

  7. 11

    I heart Johnsonville sausages, so good in recipes like this!

  8. 12

    I bet these are so flavorful with Johnsonville sausages!

  9. 13

    We love meatballs in my home and I’m always trying different recipes for them. This one is a keeper!

  10. 15

    Johnsonville sausage is the only brand I will purchase. I love the thought of using the sausage in meatballs in place of ground beef.

  11. 16

    I’m always in the mood for meatballs… with both spaghetti and on a sub!

  12. 17

    Meatballs are a favorite comfort food in our home!

  13. 18

    I have a package of Johnsonville Italian sausage in my fridge right now for this very purpose! Totally making these for dinner tonight for my family.

  14. 20

    Oh these are so much simpler than my meatball recipe! I am going to try these!

  15. 21

    We use Johnsonville sausages for our meat sauce all the time, but I’ve never added it to meatballs! Guess what I am making this week? 😉

  16. 22

    Love me some meatballs! Especially easy peas ones 😉