Vegan GF Italian Bean Balls and Spaghetti

2018-09-16 21:55 #0 by: Evelina

Wow! This recipe turned out amazing! I am so happy I doubled this recipe because it is so tasty. The ingredients are super inexpensive, which is another plus.  I think it is going to be a perfect recipe for future meal prepping!

 What you’ll need:

  •  Pasta sauce 
  •  Gluten free or whole wheat pasta
  •  Vegan parmesan or nutritional yeast

 Bean ingredients:

  •  3/4 walnuts- finely chopped and toasted 
  • 3/4 GF oats ground into a flour
  •  1 cup shredded carrot
  •  1/2 fresh parsley 
  • 1/3 fresh basil
  •  1/2 jar sun dried tomatoes 
  •  3 garlic cloves, chopped 
  •  1 can kidney beans
  •  2 tablespoon ground flax + 3 tbsp water, mixed 
  •  1 tablespoon olive oil 
  •  1 tsp oregano 
  •  Salt and pepper 
  •  Red pepper flakes

 How to make it:

  1.  Preheat oven 200 Celsius.
  2.  Drain beans, parsley, basil, and mix with sun-dried tomatoes in a food processor, leave some texture.
  3.  Mix the bean mixture plus all other bean ingredients into a bowl. 
  4. Form 15-20 balls and place onto a tray with parchment paper. 
  5.  Bake for 20 minutes. Flip. Bake for 10-15 more minutes.
  6.  Meanwhile, heat up your pasta sauce and cook spaghetti. 
  7.  Serve topped with nutritional yeast or Parmesan. Enjoy!
2018-09-17 12:10 #1 by: Leia

Would you say they act as a good substitute for meat, like do they taste meaty?

All the best, Leia

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2018-09-17 12:23 #2 by: jordan

Yummy! What is nutritional yeast though?

2018-09-17 13:17 #3 by: Evelina

I think they are an excellent substitute for meat but I wouldn’t say they taste like meat. They are extremely filling and packed with protein though. They also have a nice texture to them due to the chopped walnuts.

#2 they are flakes of yeast which taste like cheese.

2018-09-18 21:58 #4 by: jordan

#3 Ohh I see, thanks!

2018-10-05 11:15 #5 by: FrozenDeadBird


2018-10-20 18:18 #6 by: Tammie

Do they take a long time to make?

Happy creating!


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