Harvest Meatballs

It’s October and you’ve made all the pumpkin recipes.  The pumpkin bread, the pumpkin muffins, pumpkin waffles.  Maybe you made my Gluten Free Pumpkin Pasta, or my Harvest Pasta Sauce.  There’s a little bit of pumpkin hidden within each recipe!

And now you have that tiny little bit of pumpkin puree sitting in the fridge.  What will you do with it?  I decided to make a batch of meatballs!

Can you add pumpkin to meatballs?

I usually add a small amount of tomato sauce to my Italian Meatballs.  In this recipe I switched out the tomato for pumpkin puree.  Topped with my Harvest Pasta Sauce they were delicious!

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***CONTAINS OATS (SEE Notes ♫)***



Whisk together the egg and pumpkin puree.

In a separate bowl, combine the rolled oats, potato flakes and seasoned breadcrumbs.

Pulse the sausage in an electric chopper to a fine mince.

Add the sausage and ground beef to the pumpkin mixture and mix well.

Add the breadcrumb mixture a little at a time, working it in with your hands.  Form 10 meatballs, and place on a foil lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray.  Set the broiler on high.  Broil the meatballs for 4-5 minutes per side, turning once.

Remove from the oven and cool slightly to set before adding them to your sauce.  Garnish with fresh parsley.

Notes ♪ You won’t taste the pumpkin in these meatballs, it blends right in with the other flavors, and they are moist and delicious!

Notes ♫ Oats continue to be highly controversial when it comes to celiac disease.  Whether or not you consume oats is a personal choice.  As a courtesy to my readers, I will identify any recipes that include oats and suggest ingredient substitutes when possible.

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  1. These sound and look amazing – pinned to try later! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – hope your week has been great and we see you again tomorrow!

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