Tuesday, May 18, 2010
20-Minute Spaghetti & Sausage Meatballs
I know - pretty basic meal - but the cool part is the sausage meatballs! You can use bulk Italian sausage, or buy the actual sausages and cut the casing at one end. Then you squeeze out the sausage filling & roll it into meatballs.
The actual recipe is called "30-Minute Spaghetti & Meatballs", but it only took me about 20 minutes to prepare. Nice change from regular Italian meatballs too.
This recipe came from "Martha Stewart - Everyday Food".
20-minute Spaghetti & Sausage Meatballs
1 pound sweet or spicy Italian sausage
1 tsp olive oil
Your favorite spaghetti sauce
1 lb spaghetti
Bring a large pot of water to boil.
Meanwhile, remove sausage meat from casings (or just use bulk Italian sausage) and roll into 24 balls.
As you add the spaghetti to the boiling water, begin the meatballs.
In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage & cook until browned all over, about 5-10 minutes.
At this point, you can heat the sauce in the microwave & serve or you can add the sauce to the meatballs & simmer for 2-3 minutes, then serve.
Drain pasta & serve with meatballs & sauce. We topped ours with Parmesan cheese too.