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Easy Meatless Veggie balls Recipe

Packed full of carrots, spinach, beans, potatoes, and a boatload of aromatic spices, this Easy Meatless Veggie balls 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.

What are the ingredients needed for these Easy Meatless Veggie balls Recipe?

You will need the following 12 main ingredients for these Easy Meatless Veggie balls, along with salt, pepper, and oil:

  1. Almond meal
  2. 1 can of chickpeas
  3. Red onion finely diced
  4. Garlic diced finely
  5. Grated ginger
  6. Potato boiled and mashed roughly with a fork
  7. Kale chopped up
  8. Turmeric
  9. Smoked paprika
  10. Coriander
  11. Carrot grated
  12. Egg

You will also need salt and pepper to taste and a bit of oil.

Veggie Meatless Balls Preparation

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!

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 Meatless Veggie balls?

These Easy Meatless Veggie balls 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 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.

If you have an air fryer and want to add some air fryer veggie options to your meal plan, then make sure you check out these super easy veggie fritters too!

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.

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Meatless Veggie Balls For Christmas

Easy Meatless Veggie balls

4.41 from 27 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 20
Author: Shashi
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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Form into balls and then saute in an oven safe pan/skillet with olive oil until very slightly browned.
  • Then place pan in the oven and bake Veggie Meatless Balls for 25 minutes at 375 degrees.
  • Enjoy warm on a bed of sauteed tri-color bell peppers and onions along with sriracha, sambal oleak or simply ketchup.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 103mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g
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  7. 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!). 🙂

  8. What a gorgeous plate, Shashi! I know where I’m coming to celebrate the holidays. 🙂 You know what’s funny? My very first job ever was actually at a Fresh Market. I worked at the butcher counter basically helping customers and whatnot. But I loved walking into work because Fresh Market always had the best holiday vibe going on! These meatless meatballs sound quite delicious, and it’s always good to have recipes like this up your sleeve. Thanks for sharing this one, my friend! Looks delicious!

  9. cynthia says:

    I do not use almond meal , what else can I use instead. thank you

    • Shashi says:

      Hi Cynthia – you could use breadcrumbs – I’ve used them before – I just wanted to keep these gluten free that’s why I used almond meal – hope you enjoy these and thanks for stopping by 🙂

  10. They look amazing! I love the simplicity of these veggie balls too.