World's Greatest Meatballs

Introduce your family to their new favorite meatball recipe with Johnsonville Italian Sausage. Transform "pasta night" into an Italian restaurant experience with just a few extra steps!

-When it comes to Italian cooking, it doesn't get much better than meatballs. And today, I'm going to show you how to make the world's greatest meatballs using Johnsonville Italian sausage. You can use the ground sausage or you can take some links and de-case them, and there are instructions on how to do that at johnsonvillekitchens.com. We're gonna start out with our ground sausage. We're going to add some parmesan cheese. I like the shredded parmesan because it's nice when you get those little threads of cheese running through the meatballs, and it makes a great bonding agent. Add some bread crumbs, some onion, lightly beaten egg, a dash of milk and then this is where you get the kids involved, mix it up. This becomes a hands-on job for them. It teaches them how much fun cooking can be and it gives them the opportunity to play with their food. So, these are all simple ingredients, but what's really giving it its flavor are those Johnsonville Italian sausage herbs and spices; the paprika, the garlic, the fennel seed, all of that wonderful stuff that makes your kitchen smell like an Italian restaurant. So, once you've got those ingredients mixed, it's time to make your meatballs. Now, I have 2 teenage sons at my house, so we make our meatballs kinda big. You make 'em however large your family wants it. It may take a little bit longer to cook 'em, but that's okay. Once you've got all your meatballs made, make sure to wash your hands. Then, you're going to take this tray of meatballs. You're going to put 'em in the oven at 350 degrees. And after about 20 minutes or so, you will have delicious golden brown Johnsonville Italian sausage meatballs and that aroma? If that doesn't bring 'em running to the kitchen, check their pulse. So, next, you're going to wanna add those meatballs to your favorite sauce. Just drop 'em in there. Don't those look fantastic? And then just let those flavors blend. Let that Johnsonville Italian sausage meatball flavor just seep into your sauce. That's what it's all about. Then, when you're ready to eat, just take your pasta; whatever your family's favorite is, fettuccine, spaghetti, rigatoni. It's all great. Add your meatballs. Then, if you are anything like me, you're gonna wanna add a touch more parmesan on top. Doesn't that look great? Then finish it off with a sprinkling of fresh chopped parsley. And when you're done, you have gotten your family's newest favorite meal. You can find this recipe, a lot of others, and some great cooking tips at johnsonvillekitchens.com.
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