If you’re having trouble getting veggies into your little ones (or yourself), these sneaky zucchini meatballs are for you! Loaded with veggies, and 100% wholesome ingredients, these “meatballs” are just what your dinner menu needs. Serve with whole grain pasta, or pasta of choice. Or serve them alongside some Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles) or Sweet Potato Noodles to really amp up your veggie intake. Meatballs are a classic Italian dish, and this veganized version will excite even your most traditional Italian grandmother. Get ready to be impressed!
What’s so sneaky about these sneaky zucchini meatballs?
Well, they’ve got a ton of zucchini and carrot mixed in providing vitamins and nutrients such as Vitamin A, potassium, fiber, B6 and more! Plus, the base is made using chickpeas for a healthy dose of protein and iron. Also included are walnuts for additional protein, plus those good for you fats! You and your kiddos will not taste the chickpeas or veggies in here, I promise. All you taste is a delicious blend of Italian seasoning, and marinara sauce, if using.
How do you make these sneaky zucchini meatballs?
To make this simple recipe, just gather and prep your ingredients and add them all to your food processor. Process until combined and then form your “meatballs” and bake! Super simple, but also super tasty!
Once baked, serve your zucchini meatballs with your favourite pasta and marinara sauce, or make a meatball sub! Garnish with fresh parsley or basil, and a sprinkling of vegan parmesan cheese if desired. Now dig in!
These “meatballs” are so so good! They’re moist and full of flavour, and loaded with healthy ingredients. They’re baked, and not fried. Plus, they’re oil free, vegan and gluten free. And if I haven’t already mentioned, they are darn delicious!!
For more classic Italian dishes, veganized, be sure to check out these!
- Italian Stuffed Peppers with Tomato Sauce
- Pesto Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles)
- How To Make Homemade Tomato Sauce
- Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto [V+GF]
- Vegan Pasta e Fagioli [Gluten-Free, Grain-Free]
- Pasta Aglio e Olio (Pasta w/ Garlic & Oil)
- Seriously the BEST Vegan Lasagna
- Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms with Italian Style Risotto