Pumpkin and Fresh Sage Balls

Pumpkin and Fresh Sage Balls

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 22 min
  • Total: 37 min
  • Serving: Makes 16 balls

These sweet and savory pumpkin and fresh sage balls can be served individually as an appetizer or grouped together to form a main dish.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons of minced fresh sage
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with nonstick aluminum foil.
  2. Place the olive oil in a hot sauté pan over medium heat and sauté the onion for 8 minutes until soft. Add the garlic and fresh sage to the pan and cook for two additional minutes before removing the pan from the heat.
  3. Transfer the onion mixture to a bowl along with the panko, pumpkin puree, lightly beaten egg, salt and pepper; stir well to combine. Form the mixture into 2-inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Put the pumpkin and fresh sage balls into the oven and cook for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately.

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