Make these easy stuffing balls, then check out our sage and onion stuffing, chestnut stuffing, sausage meat stuffing and more Christmas trimmings recipes.


  • 6-8 meaty sausages, skins removed
  • 1 onion, peeled and grated
  • 1 apple, cored, peeled and grated
  • 100g vac-pac chestnuts, chopped
  • 100g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 yolk egg
  • 16 rashers thin-sliced streaky bacon
  • a handful of leaves sage, chopped, plus 8 small leaves


  • STEP 1

    Put all the ingredients except the bacon and sage leaves in a bowl. Season well then mix together with your hands and form into 8 balls. Squash each ball to flatten a little, put a sage leaf on top, then wrap with 2 slices of bacon to make a parcel. Put on a non-stick baking sheet and cook at 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 for 30 minutes until golden.

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