Sausage Balls in Fennel & Onions with Gorgonzola Mashed Potatoes

Sausage Meatballs in Fennel and Onion with Gorganzola Mash Potatoes

Sausage Meatballs in Fennel and Onion with Gorganzola Mash Potatoes

This dish got some mixed reviews, I loved it, hubby not so much. This dish came about with some more experimentation. I was in the grocery store and saw a fennel bulb. I had never cooked with fennel before or even tasted it before, so of course I bought it to see what I could do with it. I noodled on a few ideas but nothing really struck me. Last night I decided to just have a go at it and see what would happen. We had bought a variety pack of frozen meats from Perry’s about a week ago and it came with some ground sausage. I usually default to meatballs when I am working this ground meat that I want to try and make a little interesting.

Even though Hubby wasn’t crazy about the dish, I loved it. He couldn’t put his finger on why but I think he just didn’t like the gorgonzola, you either love the stuff or hate it. I encourage you that if you like fennel and you like gorgonzola this is a dish to give a try. It is very flavorful and filling, but apparently not everyone will love it. 😀

Sausage Meatballs in Fennel & Onions

1 lb ground sausage
1 Tbs olive oil
1/2 fennel bulb thinly sliced
1/2 onion thinly sliced
2 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup white wine

Season ground sausage with salt and pepper, form into meatballs.

Heat skillet at med-high heat with olive oil, add onion, garlic and fennel, sauté until translucent.

Add white wine and meatballs, cover and cook for about 10 minutes, until done.

I tossed mine into the broiler for just a few minutes to give them some color.
Gorgonzola Mash Potatoes

4 russet potatoes, peel and chopped
1/2 cup low fat buttermilk
2 Tbs butter
3 Tbs gorgonzola crumbles
1/2 tbs fennel leaves, minced
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Salt & Pepper to taste

Put pot of water to boil, sprinkle with salt. When water comes to a boil add potatoes, cook till tender.

Drain potatoes and return to pot. Set burner at a low heat, add in remaining ingredients. Using a handheld blender, blend potatoes till smooth.

Serve meatballs over potatoes, garnish with minced fennel leaves.


  1. says

    count two more fans out there. wife and i really enjoyed it. i think gorgonzola mashed potatoes will become a staple, and the meatballs were very nice. thanks for the recipe.

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