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.
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).
Place the meatballs into the prepared bowl in a single layer. Place in microwave and cover with microwave safe lid or plate.
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).
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
Refer to Your Microwave Manual for Safety & Cooking GuidelinesGeneral 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.
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.