Ahead of Time Beef Breadcrumbs Cheese Parmesan Sausages

Child Meatballs

Child Meatballs
Written by Bobthefoodie

Child Meatballs is as the name sounds. These are ideal as snacks or as part of a main dish with pasta or rice. These contain no chillies or spicy ingredients so all children will love them. I use a slow cooker for these but they can be pan fried in 10 – 15 minutes if you don’t have a slow cooker.

Child Meatballs

Child Meatballs

A superbly simple recipe to keep the children happy. A useful slow cooker recipe.
4.7 from 123 votes
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Course: Main Dish, Side Dish, Snacks
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Beef, Bread, Cheese, Parmesan, Sauce, Sausage
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 20 Meatballs
Calories: 82kcal



  • In a glass bowl combine the breadcrumbs, parsley, parmesan and garlic. Mix thoroughly.
  • Add the sausage meat and beef to the bowl and gently combine until everything is thoroughly mixed.
  • Shape into about 20 meatballs. They don’t need to be perfect by the way,
  • Place a frying pan over a high heat. Add a little butter and olive oil and when melted fry the meatballs in batches until they are lightly browned. Should only take a few minutes each.
  • Add the marinara to the slow cooker and carefully add the meatballs.
  • Turn the slow cooker onto high and cook for about 4 hours until the balls are cooked through. It will take 5 – 6 hours on low.
  • When cooked serve when needed and enjoy. I usually add a further grating of parmesan.


Sodium: 283mg | Calcium: 25mg | Vitamin C: 8mg | Vitamin A: 494IU | Sugar: 2g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 198mg | Cholesterol: 17mg | Calories: 82kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fat: 6g | Protein: 5g | Carbohydrates: 3g | Iron: 1mg