I’m glad you enjoyed it!!! I can’t get enough of that stuff! Season, then serve in bowls with more basil and parmesan, if you like. I thought I put it in my favorites but it’s not there. Have a great day Cherie! Start this early in the day, let it simmer for a few hours and right before the guests arrive, boil your pasta, toast the garlic bread and toss up a Caesar salad...nothing else could be so simple. Cook for a couple of minutes then add the wine (if using) and simmer for a minute. Let sit for a few minutes for the sauce to absorb then toss again. Thank you it had a nice kick with the hot Italian sausage. This is a hearty sauce with both meatballs and Italian sausage. Great I like to make it simple. Remove Johnsonville sausage from casing. And how brilliant to make little sausage balls! Add the pasta water, chicken broth and red pepper flakes to the meatballs. Stir in the cream and mustard, then tip the meatballs back in and simmer gently for 5-6 minutes Any highlighted, clickable Amazon link you see is an affiliate link. I found my leftovers a little dry the next day. Make this sausage meatball pasta dish for a comforting family dinner, then try more delicious meatball recipes, such as our classic pork and sage meatballs. They rolled into a ball so easily so I thought it would be appealing and easier to stab with a fork..lol Thank you Jinjer! Add meatballs to the sauce and let simmer for 3 hours;stir occasionally and skim the fat off the top so the sauce is not greasy when it is done. His parents were off the boat Italians so meatballs, sausage, meat, and red gravy as they called it in my area of the country were his specialty. This is one of my favorite recipes to make for friends when we have them over for dinner. Sign up for our emails & get your FREE copy of Bread Recipes Ebook. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Stir and cook 1-2 minutes. Use your hands to cover meat mixture over cheese completely. Add the stock and simmer until reduced by 1/2. , Blue Rock Horses Frederick County, Virginia bluerockhorses.com, That looks yummy! Spray with non-stick baking spray. bag frozen, microwave broccoli (or cooked fresh). Heat oven to 450°F. Add to sauce. After I squeezed the sausage out of the casing I used a spatula to cut it up and they were the perfect little meatball size. This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with. Your dish looks so much yummier. ( Log Out /  I used hot Italian sausage but you can use mild Italian sausage or whatever is your favorite Italian sausage. best regards. Thanks Linda we only buy the hot and I use it for all my Italian sausage. Lightly coat bottom of a large 8 quart stock pot with Olive oil(roughly 3-4 Tbs.) Make My Italian Meatballs #105179 then add to pan from sausage to bake. Never ever thought of including broccoli on a pasta dish before but it looks great. Use water to rinse out large cans and add the tomato paste to the water in the large can and stir to dissolve. 1/2 hour after adding the tomato paste test the sauce; if it is too sweet from the paste add the beef base to counteract the sweetness--if not, leave this out and enjoy. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese (or save for another use). Add to sauce. Add them to the sauce and simmer in the sauce for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or more. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and fry the meatballs, turning until golden brown all over. Make it this week sometime. ❤️. My best Italian Sauce. Bake 2-3 lbs. Add garlic and cook till all are soft not browning. Mix well then, with clean hands, form into approximately 14 meatballs. Already have an account with us? Arrange the raw meatballs on the rack and bake in a preheated 350° F oven for about 15 to 20 minutes. Southern-cuisine expert and cookbook author Diana Rattray has created more than 5,000 recipes articles in her 20 years as a food writer. Gosh-dang that looks delicious!!!!