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Meatballs Sausage Dinner

One day I was having trouble deciding what to make for dinner, so I combined whatever was in the refrigerator and freezer. To my surprise, everyone loved it! —Elizabeth Martz, Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 3 cups frozen broccoli florets, thawed
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, halved and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
  • Lemon-pepper seasoning to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Combine broccoli, potatoes, carrots and onion. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with sausage. Shape beef into 1-in. balls; arrange over top. Pour broth over casserole; sprinkle with lemon-pepper seasoning. Bake, uncovered, until meatballs are no longer pink, about 40 minutes.
Editor’s Note: Prepare a brownie mix and pop it into the oven when the Meatball Sausage Dinner is done. Dessert will bake while you're eating. Serve the brownies with vanilla ice cream.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 289 calories, 19g fat (7g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 652mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 14g protein.

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  • BobbysChicagoBAbe
    Feb 26, 2019

    This turned out better than I expected! I didn't have smoked polish sausage, so I just cooked up the sausage, and went with that. Also didn't have the broccoli in the house, so I used green beans instead. And, I used canned carrots, so there wasn't a problem about them not being cooked enough. Besides the lemon pepper seasoning, I also added some garlic powder and Italian seasoning. And, I did it all in a large skillet, on the stove top. Just let it get to a boil, and then simmered for an hour. It all tasted really good, and we plan to have it again. The question now will be who will get to the leftovers first! LOL!

  • lhangel
    Jul 14, 2018

    Family absolutely gobbled this recipe up, it was quick and easy to make. I did not use the meatball portion but did add zucchini and yellow squash. I steamed the carrots for a couple minutes, as they usually take longer to cook and that did the trick, also did not have beef broth so used chicken and it worked out just fine. This is very similar to a recipe I make that I use Italian sausage in. Will definitely make this again.

  • suzisuzuki
    Feb 7, 2014

    I didn't have ground beef, so instead I used beef stew meat cut into bite size pieces. This meal was fantastic! It was easy preparation, baked itself, and all we had to do was dish it out and eat it! It was a HUGE hit. In fact, my husband went back for thirds! Needless to say there wasn't much in the way of leftovers!

  • xtreme_sc2
    Dec 17, 2013

    I don't think the meatballs are worth adding because of how dry they got. I leave those off now and we love it.

  • Randy Swingen
    Feb 11, 2013

    No comment left

  • sedmonds1483
    Aug 28, 2011

    This was simple, but good. My only complaint is that the meatballs were done long before the veggies. I left it in the oven for an hour and a half and the carrots were still pretty crunchy. Next time I will skip the oven and let it simmer in a pot on the stove top. I also did not include the lemon pepper - instead I used a beef seasoning and it turned out alright.

  • april0428
    Dec 18, 2010

    Very easy and delicious! I bake it 10 minutes longer and the vegetables turn out nice and soft. I've made this several times.

  • kc79
    Nov 19, 2010

    My picky eaters didn't go for this recipe. But I put the leftovers (3 days later) in a pie crust and made a potpie, baked at 425 for 30 minutes and it was delicious!!!

  • downundercanadian
    Apr 20, 2010

    Fantastic! Very tasty and healthy!

  • lilgrannymac
    May 4, 2009

    i used a pound of ground sirloin for the meat balls but other than that... YUMMMMMM