Pork Ricotta and Sage Meatballs
Ground pork, fresh sage, fennel, nutmeg and Parmesan cheese make these Pork, Ricotta and Sage Meatballs taste like good Italian sausage.
Along with the addition of ricotta, they are so moist and make for a comforting dish when served with tomato sauce.
This is an oldie but goodie recipe that have updated pictures. Since I have a few meatballs recipes on this website like easy chicken meatballs, even mini Indian meatballs, I didn’t want them putting these meatballs to shame.
Gluten Free Meatballs
I love pork and sage together and the other day I was watching Cooking Channel and saw someone (I don’t remember who) add ricotta to their meatballs, so I tried it. The result made for a softer creamier texture and acted as a great binder so there was no need for breadcrumbs. The result? Gluten free meatballs.
If you’re not a fan of pork, you can use ground turkey which is also just as delicious.
All meatballs need to be bathed in a delicious sauce, it’s the Italian way. I have the perfect, easy marinara sauce(< click on the link) that you can whip up while the meatballs bake.
Speaking of baking the meatballs, I like to bake them in my cast iron skillet. The cast iron ensures even baking and they develop a nice, brown crust. Don’t forget plenty of grated Parmesan cheese (see pic below).
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