Before going into the oven
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1 teaspoon dried basil (I left this out)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon dried sage (I left this out)
2 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs (next time I will cut this down to 1 1/4 cups)
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, Cheddar cheese, and cottage cheese until well blended. Mix in 1/2 cup onion, pecans, basil, salt and sage. Stir in bread crumbs and form the mixture into 2 inch balls, & place
them in a 9x13 inch baking dish.
3. Bake uncovered for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until meatballs are firm.