Italian Sausage Rice Balls With Marinara Sauce #Ragu

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Christine V.

Ragú® Recipe Contest Entry. Appetizer

Top Review by fcaraco_7211484

Is that one cup of cooked brown rice or one cup of brown rice , cooked, which would be about 2 cups.....not feeling the sweet potato either.....but I think I'll give it a go as a have a lone sweet potato waiting to be used.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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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