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small batch baked meatballs mixed with ricotta cheese : fifteen meatballs with spicy sausage, ricotta cheese, and tons of flavor.
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small batch spicy ricotta baked meatballs

tender, delicious meatballs with spicy sausage, ricotta cheese, and tons of flavor.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: baked meatballs, ricotta baked meatballs, ricotta meatballs, small batch meatballs, spicy baked meatballs, spicy meatballs
Servings: 15 meatballs
Calories: 76kcal
Author: sara a.
Cost: $5


  • 5 ounces ground pork or ground turkey
  • 5 ounces spicy Italian sausage
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dehydrated minced garlic or one teaspoon fresh minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dehydrated minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan or grana padano cheese
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon molasses
  • 1/3 cup whole milk ricotta


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. If preferred, place a wire cooking rack onto the baking sheet and spray with baking spray.
  • Place the ground pork (or turkey), spicy sausage, and tomato paste into a large bowl. Sprinkle the garlic, onion, oregano, salt, pepper, parmesan, and panko bread crumbs over the meats.
  • Whisk the egg in a separate small bowl, then add to the meats. Add molasses and ricotta, then gently mix with your hands until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  • Gently form one ounce balls, and place onto prepared baking sheet. Bake meatballs at 350 F for 20 minutes, until completely baked through.
  • Remove from the oven, and toss with your favorite marinara sauce. Serve over cooked pasta or parmesan risotto!


Serving: 1meatball | Calories: 76kcal