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vegetarian meatballs

Vegetarian White Bean “Meatballs” with Low Carb Noodles

Yes, these are vegetarian meatballs which technically means they're not meat at all. But hey, who makes the rules anyway.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 420kcal



  • Preheat oven to 350 F and place a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat into the oven to preheat.
  • Pulse the rolled oats in the food processor until they turn into a rough powder. Add in the beans, tomatoes, onion, garlic, parsley, basil, egg, oregano, cheese, balsamic, salt and pepper and puree until smooth and well mixed.
  • Roll the mixture into 2-tbsp balls (should make 20-24) and place on the baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, slice the spaghetti squash in half and place in a microwave safe dish with 1 inch of water. Microwave on high for 10 minutes, or until it “strings” easily when you scrape the squash with a fork. Set aside.
  • After 15 minutes in the oven, preheat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat and add in the olive oil. Gently add the “meat” balls and brown on all sides. Remove from the pan.
  • Add in the zucchini noodles to the pan and toss until coated and lightly cooked, about 2 minutes.
  • Pour the pasta sauce into the pan and heat until hot. Add in the spaghetti squash and toss to coat.
  • To serve, place the noodles and “meat” balls into four bowls. Top with additional sauce, parmigiano reggiano cheese and parsley and enjoy.



Calories: 420kcal