Italian Sausage Rice Balls With Marinara Sauce #Ragu

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“Ragú® Recipe Contest Entry. Appetizer”
READY IN:
50mins
SERVES:
4-6
YIELD:
20 rice balls
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Sauté onion over medium heat with olive oil in a large sauce pan for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add sweet potatoes, tomato paste, garlic, basil and oregano. Cover and cook 15 to 20 minutes on low heat until sweet potatoes are tender. Stir occasionally.
  3. Place mixture in a large mixing bowl to let cool. When cool, add sausage, ¾ cup of the breadcrumbs, cheese, rice, and egg. Mix very well with hands.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and lightly oil a baking sheet.
  5. With hands, form into golf ball size pieces and coat them in the remaining breadcrumbs. Place rice balls on baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes.
  7. Warm marinara sauce and drizzle over rice balls.
  8. Garnish with grated parmesan cheese.

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