Sage and onion stuffing balls

Sage and onion stuffing balls

An easy veggie stuffing that can be prepared in advance. If cooking from frozen allow an extra 5-10 minutes in the oven.


  • 40g/1½oz butter
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 8 sage leaves, finely chopped
  • 125g/4½oz fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 free-range egg, beaten
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.

  2. Heat a frying pan until medium hot, add the butter, onions and sage and fry gently for five minutes until softened.

  3. Place the breadcrumbs in a bowl with the softened onions and mix to combine. Add the egg and season with salt and black pepper.

  4. Mix well then form into golf-ball sized balls and place on a roasting tray. (If making in advance, the stuffing can be frozen at this stage.) Roast in the oven for 20 minutes until crisp.

James Martin recipes from Saturday Kitchen

Less than 30 mins preparation time

10 to 30 mins cooking time

Serves 6-8

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