Mozzarella Stuffed Turkey Sausage Balls with Tomato Pesto Sauce

Mozzarella Stuffed Turkey Sausage Balls with Tomato Pesto Sauce

By October 16, 2013

  • Prep Time : 10` minutes
  • Cook Time : 20 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

Remove 12 pieces of bite sized mozzarella from the water and set on work surface. Remove sausages from casings, if bulk not available, and place in a bowl. Combine the meat into a single mound. Add in garlic and mix. To form each ball, take a handful of meat and wrap it around a piece of mozzarella. Roll 12 balls and place in baking dish.


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Wash up. Coat balls with a drizzle of olive oil. Bake 18 to 20 minutes until cooked through and evenly browned.

Add tomatoes to a small pot or skillet, mash with a potato masher and season with salt and pepper. Heat over medium heat then simmer to reduce about 8 to 10 minutes. Turn off heat and stir in 1/2 cup prepared pesto.

Serve under or on top of meatballs.

Enjoy!

This recipe serves 4. Each serving is Weight Watchers PointsPlus 12.
Make this more Weight Watchers friendly by halving the amount of cheese (2 oz. or 1/2 a cherry sized mozzarella ball in each meatball), then coat the meatballs with Olive Oil cooking spray (omitting the olive oil drizzle). Eliminate the pesto and replace with a 1/2 cup of store bought marinara sauce. This will decrease each serving to 6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus. Viola!

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