Vegetable meatballs: 15 recipes for all tastes

Who I am
Elia Tabuenca García
Author and references

Vegetarian and vegan meatballs, here are many recipes to prepare them at home with vegetables and legumes. Are you looking for alternatives to the classic meatballs? To vary the menu and to enrich your vegetable and legume dishes, you can prepare vegetarian or vegan meatballs. You can decide to sauté them in a pan with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil or to cook them in the oven. Green light also to homemade sauces to dress them. This way you will get even tastier dishes. Here are many recipes to prepare your veg meatballs.

Here is a collection of vegetable meatball recipes, perfect to serve as a main dish, as an appetizer, for an aperitif on the terrace. They will delight both adults and children. Green light also to homemade sauces to dress them. This way you will get even tastier dishes. Here are many recipes to prepare your own vegetable meatballs.

vegetarian meatballs


Eggplant meatballs

Crunchy on the outside and soft and velvety on the inside, eggplant meatballs are a dish full of flavor. Easy to make and perfect to consume on the beach, these fragrant morsels can also be served in one apericena or in one cold buffet finger food. As for cooking, eggplant meatballs can be fried or baked in the oven. Here the complete recipe.

Bread and rocket meatballs

The bread and rocket meatballs are very easy to make meatballs, suitable for an aperitif or a lunch to take to the office, because they are perfect to be consumed even at room temperature. The recipe does not include the use of eggs, but the use of vegetarian parmesan, if you follow a vegan diet you can safely use flakes of yeast instead of the latter. Here is the recipe for meatballs to follow step by step.

Zucchini meatballs with ginger

To prepare the ginger zucchini meatballs you will need a few simple ingredients, then accompanied by some homemade sauce you can serve them as an appetizer during an aperitif, but also as a main course at a dinner. Both adults and children will love it. Here is the complete recipe to follow step by step.

Vegetarian meatballs of spinach, potatoes and paprika

With spinach and potatoes you can prepare excellent vegetarian meatballs, to be flavored with paprika if you love spicy dishes. You can cook your vegetarian meatballs in the oven and eventually replace the spinach with other seasonal vegetables. The potatoes are used to give the meatballs the right consistency. THU the complete recipe of vegetarian meatballs with spinach paprika and potatoes.

Meatballs with yogurt and pesto

To prepare these meatballs with yogurt and pesto you will need soft cheese not too mature, eggs, herbs and spices. Among the ingredients we also find celery, carrots and onions, which you will have to finely chop to obtain the mixture of the meatballs. You will be able to bake in the oven. THU the complete recipe.

Red lentil meatballs

photo source:

Among the ingredients that you can use to prepare your veg meatballs we find the lentils. Once cooked, you can use them in combination with tofu and mixed spices, to which you can add a little breadcrumbs, to give shape to tasty vegetarian meatballs (or vegan, replacing the egg with breadcrumbs). THU la prescription complete. In addition, you can garnish your lentil balls with one green basil sauce. THU another interesting recipe for making vegetarian lentil patties.

Seitan and turmeric meatballs in a pizza crust

Here is a truly original way to prepare vegetarian meatballs with the seitan, which will be the main ingredient to create a turmeric-flavored dish made special by the pizza crust. You can prepare the pizza dough according to your habits, with brewer's yeast or sourdough. Here the prescription complete for seitan meatballs.

Vegetable and turmeric millet meatballs

The blog Naturomania suggests a tasty recipe for making millet, vegetable and turmeric meatballs. Naturomania recommends adding a little pepper to their preparation, in order to enrich them with flavor if you love spicy. As for the vegetables to use, you can choose between leeks, carrots, courgettes, celery, peppers, potatoes and so on depending on the season. You can replace the egg with breadcrumbs to get vegan meatballs. THU recipe.

Bulgur meatballs

The bulgur meatballs are a very simple recipe to make, without eggs and with the addition of potatoes they are perfect for a standing dinner, an aperitif, or to be served with seasonal vegetables for a complete meal. Here you will find the complete recipe to follow step by step.

Vegan meatballs

Seitan meatballs with sauce

You can prepare the seitan meatballs with sauce also in version vegan, with vegetable milk and without eggs. You will dress your seitan meatballs with an excellent tomato sauce, perhaps homemade by you. In this way you will get an even more authentic and tasty dish, perfect to intrigue even those who have never tasted seitan. THU the complete recipe.

Chickpea Meatballs or Falafel

You can prepare your chickpea meatballs - also known as falafel - starting with dried chickpeas (to be left to soak for a long time) or already boiled. Chickpea falafel is a typical dish of Arab and Israeli cuisine. You can flavor them with parsley, chilli or sesame cream. Falafel are excellent as a filling for sandwiches and wraps, perhaps accompanied by a fresh salad. THU the complete recipe.

Spinach and tofu meatballs

Il tofu it is a very versatile ingredient, perfect for preparing tasty vegetable meatballs. It will tend to absorb the flavor of the vegetables, herbs and spices you use. This recipe, taken from the blog Animal Instinct, suggests choosing boiled spinach, ginger and pepper. Here all the instructions for the preparation of tofu balls and the complete list of ingredients.

Spinach and lentil meatballs on Jerusalem artichoke cream

A recipe to be experimented to prepare spinach and lentil meatballs on Jerusalem artichoke cream. These meatballs are 100% vegetable, if you want to make this dish also gluten-free, just replace the classic corn flour breadcrumbs. THU the complete recipe.

Savoy cabbage meatballs

To prepare these vegan meatballs you can use the cabbage, for a second dish tasty and light. Without eggs and lactose, in fact, the cabbage meatballs are one recipe light which involves cooking in the oven to limit cooking fats. As always, shape your meatballs with your hands. Here the complete recipe.

Vegetable meatballs of amaranth

Preparing amaranth vegetable meatballs will be very easy, a quick recipe to make and that will please adults and children. You will need a few simple ingredients and in just 40 minutes they will be ready to serve. Here is the recipe to follow step by step.

Other recipes of vegetable meatballs

  • Pepper meatballs with stale bread

Marta Albè

You may also be interested:

  • Vegetarian roast: 10 tasty alternative recipes
  • 10 recipes to make tofu tastier
  • Seitan do-it-yourself: the complete procedure to prepare it
  • Aubergine Meatballs
  • Meatballs for children: 15 nutritious and healthy recipes
add a comment of Vegetable meatballs: 15 recipes for all tastes
Comment sent successfully! We will review it in the next few hours.