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Tuscan Pork Meatballs

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Servings: 6
  • Course: Main Dish

Sautéed mushrooms, celery and garlic add savory flavor and help keep calories in check and portions hearty in this easy pork meatball recipe. Try the Italian-flavored meatballs tucked into a toasted baguette with sautéed peppers and onions or over creamy polenta for a quick dinner.

Reynolds Kitchens® Tips

Reynolds Kitchens Tip

Line your baking sheet with Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Aluminum Foil to make clean up a breeze.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup fine dry breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup finely diced fennel
  • ¼ cup slivered soft sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon crumbled dried rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground pork
  • Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Aluminum Foil

Directions

Step 1

Finely chop mushrooms, onion, celery and garlic in a food processor. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the vegetable mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has evaporated, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool for 10 minutes.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with Reynolds Wrap® Non-Stick Aluminum Foil and coat with cooking spray.

Step 3

Add breadcrumbs, fennel, tomatoes, marjoram, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper to the cooled vegetables; stir until combined. Add pork and mix gently to combine (do not overmix). Form into 30 meatballs (a scant 2 tablespoons each) and place on the prepared baking sheet.

Step 4

Bake the meatballs until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 165°F, about 15 minutes.

Make Ahead Tip

Freeze baked, cooled meatballs in a single layer on a baking sheet, then transfer to an airtight container. Freeze for up to 3 months. Reheat from frozen in a 350°F oven for about 25 minutes.

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