We love having sausage for breakfast. It is such a yummy, protein packed option. It can be hard to find store bought sausage without added sugar and the ones that don’t, can be expensive. Making your own breakfast sausage is easier than you think. These breakfast meatballs even bake in the oven, making for an easier cleanup. Make a large batch to have on hand for those busy weekday mornings, the family will love them.
I love the combination of sage and apple, there is something about it that is so comforting. The sweetness of the apple compliments there herbs and spices so well. I used a gala apple for this recipe and it was lovely. Our family also loves a little spice, so I included some crushed red pepper flakes. You can leave this out and use just black pepper if you don’t want any heat.
These breakfast meatballs are so simple to make. All you have to do is combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix together. Then I use a small ice cream scoop to scoop some of the mixture into my hand. I roll it into a ball and then line them on a parchment lined baking sheet. Pop them in the oven and you are good to go! They are a perfect option for meal prep.
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Sage & Apple Breakfast Meatballs
- 1 lb Ground Pork
- 1 Gala Apple diced
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Fresh Sage
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
- 1/2 tsp Dried Sage
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp Marjoram
- 1/2 tsp Fennel Seed
- 1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes optional
- Preheat the oven to 400' and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
- Add all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and ue your hands to combine well. Then use an ice cream scoop or spoon to scoop mixture into your hands and roll into meatballs
- Place the meatballs onto the lined baking sheet and bake for about 15-20 minutes. You want the pork to be completely cooked through, but you don't want to over bake or they could dry out
- Take the pan out of the oven when done, let cool slightly before serving. Let them cool completely if you are storing them in the fridge. Store in an airtight container for 3-5 days in the fridge