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Almond Meatballs

Author: SallyK / Date: 2010-06-08 @ 07:27 am / Print Me! /

Almond Meatballs

Very smooth and meaty, these meatballs are made with nutmeat, ground almonds. You can find almond meal in your health food market or you can grind chopped raw almonds in a food processor or spice mill.

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Makes about 36 meatballs. Serves 8.

Ingredients:

  • 1 c almond meal
  • 1 c shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 c cottage cheese
  • 1 Tbsp granulated dry onion
  • 1/2 tsp granulated dry garlic
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp sage
  • 1 1/2 c Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 c Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 4 eggs
  • 4-6 c pasta sauce, homemade or store-bought

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Oil a large baking sheet.
  3. Using your hands to get a thorough mix, combine all of the ingredients except the sauce in a large bowl.
  4. Form one-inch meatballs and place close together, but not touching, on the oiled sheet.
  5. Bake 30 minutes, flipping over half-way through.
  6. In a covered 3 quart covered casserole dish, place a layer of sauce, all of the meatballs, and the remaining sauce.
  7. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes more.
  8. Serve with pasta or on Italian rolls.