Italian Sausage, Spinach & Swiss Meatballs

Ferrante’s Italian Sausage, Spinach & Swiss Meatballs

Makes: 30 meatballs

Ingredients for the Meatballs:                                                            

1 large egg

1.5 oz. fresh spinach, chopped (1 ½ cups)

3 scallions, sliced

3 garlic cloves, minced

½ lb. ground pork

½ lb. ground Italian sausage

½ cup shredded Swiss cheese

½ cup shredded Mozzarella cheese

¼ cup grated Romano cheese

½ cup Panko bread crumbs


Ingredients for the Sauce:

3 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons flour

1 cup chicken stock

¼ cup Ferrante’s Gruner Veltliner

¼ cup stewed tomatoes

Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large bowl beat egg, add all remaining meatball ingredients and mix until combined. Shape mixture into 1 ½ inch balls and place on baking sheet.
  • Cook meatballs until they are golden brown, about 15-18 minutes.
  • Melt butter in a pan. Once melted add flour and whisk until roué is formed, approximately 1-2 minutes. Whisk chicken stock, Ferrante’s Gruner Veltliner, add stewed tomatoes, cook for 6-8 minutes.
  • Remove from heat add sauce to blender, (be careful ingredients are hot).  Blend on medium high until sauce is smooth, about 2 minutes.  Top meatballs with sauce.
  • Enjoy with a glass of Ferrante’s Gruner Veltliner!