Stuffing Balls

  • 5MINS
  • 25MINS
  • 90KCAL

We love a good roast dinner, but traditional stuffing isn’t exactly slimming friendly. That’s why we came up with these Stuffing Balls – perfect if you’re following Weight Watchers or counting calories!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories90
  • Carbs0.2g
  • Protein1g
  • Fat1g
  • Saturates0.2g
  • Sugars0.1g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

Lots of people have talked about using Linda McCartney Red Onion & Rosemary sausages to make stuffing, so we thought we’d give it a go and we’re so glad that we did!

These Stuffing Balls are so quick and easy to make, all you need to do is throw the ingredients into a bowl, give it a good stir and then shape into balls. They’re a great way to liven up a roast!

What diets are these Stuffing Balls suitable for?

These Stuffing Balls are suitable for dairy free and vegetarian diets.

They can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;

  • Wholemeal bread

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Stuffing Balls recipe?

  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Stuffing Balls recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Stuffing Balls recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Stuffing Balls recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Stuffing Balls?

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We’ve used Linda McCartney Red Onion & Rosemary sausages in this recipe. You can find these in the supermarket.

How many Calories are in these Stuffing Balls?

There are 90 Calories per portion in these Stuffing Balls, which means they fall into our Everyday Light category.

These Stuffing Balls are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Pre heat the oven to 180°C.

Step 2

Blitz the wholemeal bread in a food processor until it reaches the breadcrumb stage, then mix in the dried sage.

Step 3

Mash up the defrosted sausages, add the breadcrumbs and beaten egg.

Step 4

Add a little seasoning, then form the mix into 6 balls.

Step 5

Place on a baking tray sprayed with low calorie cooking spray, then spray each ball.

Step 6

Cook for 20 – 25 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crispy on the outside.

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How do you know when these Stuffing Balls are cooked?

You should cook these Stuffing Balls for 20 – 25 minutes or until they’re golden brown and crispy on the outside.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep these Stuffing Balls in the fridge?

Once you’ve put this dish out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Stuffing Balls in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze these Stuffing Balls?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen before cooking, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat these Stuffing Balls?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Stuffing Balls

We love a good roast dinner, but traditional stuffing isn’t exactly slimming friendly. That’s why we came up with these Stuffing Balls - perfect if you’re following Weight Watchers or counting calories!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    25 MINS
  • KCals 90
  • Carbs 0.2G
  • WW Points:
  • 2 Green
  • 2 Blue
  • 2 Purple

Ingredients

  • 6 Linda McCartney Red Onion & Rosemary Sausages defrosted
  • 30 g wholemeal bread
  • 1 good pinch dried sage
  • 1 egg beaten
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Pre heat the oven to 180°C
  2. Blitz the wholemeal bread in a food processor until it reaches the breadcrumb stage, then mix in the dried sage
  3. Mash up the defrosted sausages, add the breadcrumbs and beaten egg
  4. Add a little seasoning, then form the mix into 6 balls
  5. Place on a baking tray sprayed with low calorie cooking spray, then spray each ball
  6. Cook for 20 - 25 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crispy on the outside

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FranSunday 2nd December 2018

Hi is it safe to freeze them before cooking if already defrosted the sausages? Wouldn’t they have to be cooked to freeze? Many thanks fran

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SharonMonday 21st August 2017

Hi
At what stage do you freeze them please?

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    Emma TMonday 11th September 2017

    Hi Sharon,

    Freeze them after you’ve made them into balls and before cooking in the oven ????

    Reply

Claire GSunday 12th February 2017

delicious recipe! Will be having these again!

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    KateThursday 6th April 2017

    Hi Claire
    Glad you like them

    Reply

Pat laneFriday 16th December 2016

If you make these in advance can you freeze them for later

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JudyMonday 12th December 2016

The sausages that is!

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JudyMonday 12th December 2016

Never seen these in the supermarkets….does anyone know where I could find them?

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