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Sage and Onion Stuffing Balls
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Sage and Onion Stuffing Balls, a delicious vegetarian side dish for your Thanksgiving or festive dinner. Or even a good old Sunday roast. The classic combination of sage and onions might be simple, but heavenly tasty. The stuffing balls can be made from scratch in about 30 minutes. Golden, nice and crispy on the outside, but moist on the inside, this is the best stuffing for any roast.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: International
Keyword: stuffing recipes
Servings: 12 balls
Calories: 92 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
  • 200 g breadcrumbs (4-5 bread slices)
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 egg
  • 4 fresh sage leaves
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • vegetable oil to drizzle on the roasting tray
  • cooking oil spray for the stuffing balls
  1. Cut the bread slices into chunks, and add them to a food processor to blitz until you get breadcrumbs - alternatively you can used store-bought breadcrumbs.

  2. Add the breadcrumbs to a bowl together with the egg, sage leaves chopped finely, and ground pepper.

  3. Chop the onion finely.

  4. In a pan, melt the butter, add the onion and salt, and fry gently on a low to medium heat until the onions are soft, but not brown.

  5. Leave to cool, then add them to the rest of the ingredients.

  6. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius (390 Fahrenheit).

  7. With wet hands, shape 12 balls out of the stuffing mixture.

  8. Drizzle 1- tablespoons of oil over the roasting tray, arrange the stuffing balls, then spray generously with cooking oil spray.

  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden.

Recipe Notes
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Nutrition Facts
Sage and Onion Stuffing Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 92 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 193mg8%
Potassium 51mg1%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 79IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.