One Ingredient Sausage Meatballs Recipe

Contributor: Ellie O'Brien

This simple kitchen hack means your family can have homemade meatballs no matter how busy your day is.

  • Author: Ellie O'Brien
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 lb. Italian sausage links


  1. If following baking directions, heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Using a sharp knife, slice open the casing of each sausage link. Use your hands to squeeze out 1/3 of the link and roll into a ball. Repeat with remaining sausage until you have formed 9 meatballs.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add meatballs to the pan, turning until all sides are browned and the meatballs are cooked through, about 20 minutes. Serve with your favorite pasta and sauce or freeze for another recipe.

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