Our Microwave Italian Sausage Meatballs Recipe with Parmesan cheese is amazing. Juicy, easy and ready in less than 6 minutes.

Microwave Italian Sausage Meatballs Recipe in glass bowl

Microwave Italian Sausage Meatballs with Parmesan

Yes it can be hard to believe that microwave sausage meatballs is so easy and delicious. But trust us, when it comes to feeding your family something fresh and quick this is a great family dish! Made from bulk Italian sausage cooked in the microwave, every bite is juicy and flavorful. The added parmesan cheese brings an additional flavor bomb to each meatballs. It’s takes less than 6 minutes (for small meatballs) to have a fantastic appetizer, side dish or meatballs for a pasta dinner.

Italian Sausage Meatballs on plate with fork

Video Making Sausage Meatballs in the Microwave

How to Make Sausage Meatballs in the Microwave

  • Using bulk sausage is the best because you can roll the meat into small balls. Here’s the difference between different bulk sausage.
  • Use a small ice cream scooper really helps keep the 1″ meatballs even, which is important to ensure all the meatballs cook evenly.
  • Microwave meatballs to the first basic timing, then check and stir the balls. After that, cook for additional 15-30 seconds until they are cooked through and internal temperature is at least 160°F (71°C).
  • The juices released from the microwave meatballs are super flavorful so save this to drizzle on top of pasta or rice.
  • Add your favorite cheese on top for more deliciousness.
  • All recipe details are in the recipe box below.
Sausage meatballs in bowl with fork
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Microwave Italian Sausage Meatballs with Parmesan or Mozzarella

These are great on their own, or to have on pasta, rice, your favorite cooked whole grain or in a sandwich. The parmesan will have a great flavor & saltiness, the mozzarella will be wonderfully cheesy and melty.
All microwaves cook differently even if they are of the same size and wattage. You might need to adjust your cooking time. After you cooked your first batch, you’ll know what time is best for your specific microwave and personal taste.
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  • 1/2 pound (227 g) uncooked bulk Italian sausage meat
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) grated Parmesan cheese or Mozzarella
  • Oil spray


  • Lightly oil the inside of the microwave safe bowl. Form the sausage into approximately 1-inch sized meatballs (a small cookie scoop works great for this).
    Using a cookie scoop to form meatballs
  • Place the meatballs into the prepared bowl in a single layer. Place in microwave and cover with microwave safe lid or plate.
    Meatballs in a single layer in microwave safe bowl
  • Microwave on High (default setting) for 3 minutes. Check the meatballs to see if they are done, and if needed continue microwaving in 30 second intervals until cooked through and internal temperature is at least 160°F (71°C) (the lower the wattage of the microwave, the longer they’ll need to cook).
    Lid covering bowl of meatballs in microwave
  • Stir the meatballs to separate them. Sprinkle the parmesan or mozzarella cheese on top of the meatballs. Cover and let sit for about 1 minute or continue microwaving for 15 seconds or until cheese is melted
    Meatballs with parmesan melted on top


Refer to Your Microwave Manual for Safety & Cooking Guidelines
General microwave cooking time notes:
  • 600-800w – Lower Wattage Microwaves: More time often needed
  • 900-1100w – Average Wattage Microwaves
  • 1200-1300w – High Wattage Microwaves: Less time often needed
Microwave Safe Containers & Lids
  • Microwave safe glass (particularly borosilicate glass) & ceramic containers are the recommended choice. *Do not use cracked or otherwise damaged containers.
  • Microwave safe plastic containers are considered safe by the FDA but many health organizations caution against using them
  • Never use plastics (containers, bags, wrap, etc.) that are not labeled microwave safe. Never use styrofoam, metal, or aluminum foil. 
  • Lids – microwave safe glass, ceramic or silicone is best. A microwave safe plate works great as a lid. Parchment paper, wax paper, or paper towels work fine, but may not hold the steam in as much (many recipes benefits from the steam retention). Microwave safe plastic lids are considered acceptable. Usually we prefer to use a lid from glass, ceramic, or silicone and just use the microwave safe plastic lids that come with the containers for storing. 


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 414kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 18g, Fat: 37g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 91mg, Sodium: 905mg, Potassium: 293mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 43IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 76mg, Iron: 1mg

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