These Vegan Meatballs are extremely moist and juicy. They are healthy with essential fatty acids and a whopping 19 grams of protein per serving. WHOA, 19 grams! Eat them on their own, on top of pasta, or enjoy them on a soft French baguette.
Makes 4 servings, about 16 vegan meatballs
- 2 tablespoons flax meal
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 cups of mushrooms, chopped (about 8 ounces)
- 1 block of tempeh, crumbled with hands
- 1/4 cup walnuts, processed into a powder
- 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon dried Italian spices
- 1 teaspoon garlic granules
- 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
- 1/4 cup vital wheat gluten
- 1/4 cup gluten free vegan bread crumbs, or oat flour.
These Vegan meatballs make a great appetizer for any occasion. Cover the meatballs in Marinara sauce and serve with party picks.
- Mix flax meal with water in a cup and let stand for 5 minutes. Set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a food processor, combine mushrooms, tempeh, walnuts, onion, Italian spices, garlic, salt, and pepper. Pulse until all the ingredients are broken down.
- Add fresh parsley, flax meal mixture, wheat gluten, and bread crumbs. Process until you get a sticky doughy texture.
- Scoop 2 tablespoons of the meatball dough in your hands using a cookie scoop, ice cream scoop, or a measuring spoon.
- Roll the dough in your hands to make them round and place the meatballs on the baking sheet.
- Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until they are firm and browned.
- Let them sit for 5 minutes before serving.
- Drench them in your favorite marinara sauce and serve on top of pasta or on a soft French baguette. Enjoy.
I would like to make this ball but I’m not sure US and french block of tempeh are the same size… could you give me the weight of yours please ?
Elodie / Didiejolie
Approximately 8oz – 10 oz
Can’t wait for you to try them!
Thanks ! I’m eager too ! 🙂
Looks soo good!
What are the macros per serving on this recipe?
This is on the menu for tomorrow’s dinner! Thank you! Looks delicious 🙂
You are welcome! Yes, they are! 🙂 Happy Cooking!
Is there any good substitute for the wheat gluten (to make gluten free)
Yes! you can omit wheat gluten and add GF oat flour instead. Enjoy! 🙂
These are awesome! I made them for my meal prep this week and not only do they taste amazing but they stay firm even during reheating! I’m excited to make more of your recipes 😀
Hi Hannah! Thank you for the feedback.
I’m so happy you’re enjoying them. These “meatballs” are so macro friendly and easy to fit into any diet. You can pair it with zucchini noodles or bean pasta, or even make a “meatloaf”. Happy Cooking 🙂
Do you think these would hold up to freezing? I’m trying to meal prep for the first few weeks of my maternity leave.
Yes! Make sure to place meatballs in an airtight container, vacuumed bag or freezer bag.
If you have a really good airtight freezer container then yes! They would be good for up to three weeks.
Is there something else I can use in place of the tempeh? It’s not available anywhere close enough to me. Thanks!
Yes, you can use white beans.
Just made these and they were AMAZING!!! Best vegan meatballs I’ve made. I think the walnuts were a nice addition. I didn’t alter the recipe and they were perfect. Thanks so much!!!
YASSSSS!!!! so happy to hear this!
Sometimes I make them into patties or into mini loafs.
Thank you for all the support.
What are the complete macros for this recipe?
Can you leave the mushrooms out? Or any substitute for them?
The mushrooms are basically the base of this recipe they add a lot of that “meaty flavor” too…you can substitute for eggplant that has a similar texture.
Thanks so much! These meatballs are epic! My son (6) that doesn’t like mushrooms, loved these. Perfect to get a bit more protein in him too! Definitely something that I’ll start making on a regular basis.
haha that’s amazing!!!!
I’m not a mushroom fan either. This is the only way I like to have them 🙂
What kind of mushrooms do you use for this recipe (white/button, crimini)?
I usually use white mushrooms. You can use your favorite one.
I made this recipe last night, my kitchen smelled so good lol, my kids loved it without any marinara sauce, mushrooms or pasta. I have to make a second batch today. Thank you Natalie 🙂
Oh these were so good! I am allergic to walnuts so just left them out. Thank you so much for sharing this is going to be a staple food!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Hi Natalie! These were so good! I am allergic to walnuts so just left them out. Thank you so much for sharing, this is going to be a staple food!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️