Meatless Meatball Recipes

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If you are a vegetarian or simply trying to cut back on the amount of meat you eat, you don't have to give up "meat" balls. This page contains meatless meatball recipes.


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August 12, 2005


  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 egg whites, beaten
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/4 cup reduced sodium saltine crackers, finely crushed
  • 3/4 cup ground walnuts
  • 3/4 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded

Apricot BBQ Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup 100% apricot spreadable fruit
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. onion, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano


In a bowl, combine 1st 7 meatball ingredients. Add crackers, walnuts, and cheese, mixing well. Coat hands with nonstick cooking spray, shape mixture into 1 inch balls. Place in a 9x13 inch baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray.


In a small saucepan, combine all sauce items and bring to a boil. Pour over meatballs. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes or until meat thermometer reads 160 degrees. Serves: 8

By Terri

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November 17, 2016

You don't need to use meat to prepare a delicious meatball. There are many veggies that can be substituted. This is a page about eggplant meatballs.

Eggplant Meatballs

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