Johnsonville Italian Meatballs


These Italian sausage meatballs are easy to make with ground meat plus a few simple ingredients. Serve with your favorite sauce and spaghetti.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • cup dry bread crumbs

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • ¼ cup KRAFT 100% Grated Parmesan Cheese

  • ¼ cup milk

  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion

  • 1 (19 ounce) package Johnsonville® Italian Mild Sausage Links, casings removed


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Combine bread crumbs, egg, Parmesan cheese, milk, and onion in a large bowl. Add sausage to bread crumb mixture; mix well. Shape into 20 meatballs and place them on a shallow baking pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until meatballs are cooked through, about 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of a meatball should read 160 degrees F (72 degrees C).

    close up view of Johnsonville Italian Meatballs with pasta on a plate with a fork
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To remove sausage from casings, cut sausage link end to end, about 3/4 of the way through. Then, flip sausage link over, grasp the casing, and pull it off.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

366 Calories
29g Fat
7g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 366
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Sodium 976mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 48mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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