Walnut and bacon stuffing balls

Walnut and bacon stuffing balls
  • Serves icon Serves 8
  • Time icon Takes 15 minutes to make and 30 minutes to cook

Celebrate the richness of Christmas seasonal produce with this gorgeous walnut and bacon stuffing recipe.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
500kcals
Fat
37.4g (10.3g saturated)
Protein
18.3g
Carbohydrates
24g (3.6g sugars)
Salt
2.8g
Calories
500kcals
Fat
37.4g (10.3g saturated)
Protein
18.3g
Carbohydrates
24g (3.6g sugars)
Salt
2.8g

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 8 rashers smoked streaky bacon, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 600g pork sausages, skinned
  • 150g fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 4 tbsp chopped fresh sage or 1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 100g walnuts, roughly chopped
  • Grated zest of 1 unwaxed lemon
  • 1 large free-range egg

Method

  1. Cook the onion, bacon and garlic in a pan with the oil for 5 minutes, then transfer to a bowl.
  2. Add the sausagemeat and breadcrumbs to the bowl with the herbs, walnuts, lemon zest and egg. Mix well, then shape into 12-16 balls.
  3. Cook alongside the turkey in a small roasting tin for 30 minutes, until golden and cooked through.

delicious. tips

  1. You could try adding a handful of chopped fresh cranberries to the mix.

  2. Freeze raw, then cook from frozen for 35-40 minutes.

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