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Easy Vegetarian Meatballs Recipe

Packed full of carrots, spinach, beans, potatoes, and a boatload of aromatic spices, this Easy Vegetarian Meatballs Recipe results in my favorite meatless veggie balls. They are packed with flavor and so tasty – you don’t even need a sauce to dunk them into or drown them in!

Meatless Veggie Balls

And so it dawns!

My favorite month of the year!

The month when I don’t mind being so busy I forget what I went to the bathroom for!

Yes, December is here and I’m so pumped!

I’m looking forward to juggling holiday parties, cookie exchanges, package mailing, holiday menu shopping, my daughter’s month-long birthday celebrations and work!

You see, to me, all of these things have one thing in common – and that is food!

Holiday parties = homemade cake!
Cookie exchanges = homemade cookies!
Mailed packages = more homemade cookies!
Christmas Dinner = me cooking food for it!

And – well, my daughter says her month long birthday celebrations wouldn’t be celebrations if not for food!

As for work – yeah, the first part of one of my job descriptions begins with “food”…

Holiday Shopping At The Fresh Market

This year for our Christmas dinner, I planned on improving my Easy Vegetarian Meatballs Recipe.

On my early attempts, I ended up blending the ingredients for too long and ended up with a bit of a gooey mix that might have resulted in delicious veggie meatless pancakes instead of balls!

Veggie Meatless Balls Preparation

Then, I changed up the process and only blended up the chickpeas a tad bit and mixed them with the other ingredients, and voila – these plant-based, Easy Meatless Veggie Balls were the result!

This Easy Vegetarian Meatballs Recipe is a winner!

Why we love these Easy Vegetarian Meatballs?

These Easy Vegetarian Meatballs are so tasty! They are packed with flavor and easy-to-find ingredients.

Yes, there are several pre-made veggie meatballs out there like these, but, every now and then, I like to take the extra time and whip up some Easy Vegetarian Meatballs that are packed full of veggies and are so tasty, they do not even need a sauce or chutney to accompany them.

Veggie Meatless Balls Rolled Up Ready To Cook

For our holiday dinner, I plan on serving these on a colorful bed of sauteed peppers and onions – just like you see here, as my daughter has managed to convince my mom to also go vegetarian.

Veggie Meatless Balls Quick Saute

So, check out the recipe below and maybe you will add this to your holiday menu for those vegetarian guests that will be there to celebrate with you.

Packed full of veggies and a boatload of aromatic spices, this Easy Vegetarian Meatballs Recipe results in my favorite meatless veggie balls.  So tasty and festive!

Thanks so much for reading, y’all!

No matter if you celebrate Hanukkah or Christmas or Kwanza here’s hoping y’all have a wonderful holiday season!

Below are 7 of my favorite vegetarian snack recipes from the blog. They are a tasty addition to your holiday table for your vegetarian friends. Or, whip them up just because you would like something wholesome to add to your holiday or everyday menu!

BTW, You will find the recipe for the Easy Meatless Veggie Balls below the list of these 7 vegetarian snacks.

Packed full of veggies and a boatload of aromatic spices, this Easy Vegetarian Meatballs Recipe results in my favorite meatless veggie balls.
Meatless Veggie Balls For Christmas

Easy Meatless Veggie Balls For Vegetarian Holiday Guests

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Packed full of carrots, spinach, beans, potatoes and a boatload of aromatic spices, these Easy Meatless Veggie Balls are a hit in our house – hoping they will be one in y’alls too!


  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas
  • 1/2 red onion finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic diced finely
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 potato boiled and mashed roughly with a fork
  • 1/2 cup kale chopped up
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 tsp each salt and pepper
  • olive oil


  1. Add the chickpeas to a food processor or blender and pulse till they are broken up - almost smashed in appearance. Then scoop out the smashed chickpeas into a bowl.
  2. Also to the bowl, add in the grated carrot, red onion, garlic, potato, ginger, kale, turmeric, paprika, coriander, almond meal, egg and salt and pepper and mix with a spoon or just get your hands in there.
  3. Form into balls and then saute in an oven safe pan/skillet with olive oil until very slightly browned.
  4. Then place pan in the oven and bake Veggie Meatless Balls for 25 minutes at 375 degrees.
  5. Enjoy warm on a bed of sauteed tri-color bell peppers and onions along with sriracha, sambal oleak or simply ketchup.
Nutrition Information
Yield 20 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 58Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 9mgSodium 103mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 2g

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Thursday 7th of December 2017

These meatless veggie balls look amazing Shashi! I'll be pinning these as I'm always on the look out for vegetarian options as we try and eat veggies as much as possible now as opposed to meat. Although I have refused to go completely vegetarian. I would miss my meat curries too much! Hope you are well and into the festivities of the month. (It certainly sounds that way!). :-)