Vegetarian Meatballs

Number of Servings: 4 (231g)
Active Time: 20 min.
Total Time: 40 min.
Vegetarian Meatballs

Whether you’re looking for a meat-free alternative to Italian meatballs or something new and delicious to try with quinoa, these tasty, toasty balls are a pleasure. Serve with your favorite low-sodium marinara sauce and a stir-fry of vegetables like eggplant and zucchini for a pasta alternative.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup quinoa
  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 6 large button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup onion, diced
  • ½ lb. baby spinach, chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper, finely diced
  • ½ tsp. fresh oregano
  • ½ tsp. fresh rosemary
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. pine nuts
  • 2 eggs, divided

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400º F.
  2. Cook quinoa according to package directions in the vegetable broth. Set aside to cool.
  3. Heat the oil over medium heat and sauté mushrooms and onions until soft. When soft, add the spinach just until it wilts.
  4. Combine the mushrooms, spinach, red pepper, onions, oregano, rosemary, crushed red pepper and pine nuts. Stir well.
  5. Add the cooled quinoa and 1 egg. Shape the mixture into balls and place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Beat the remaining egg with a teaspoon of water and brush over balls.
  6. Bake 20-30 minutes, until crispy and cooked through.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 231g

Amount per serving
Calories 205
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.5g 13%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 4.5g
Cholesterol 93mg 32%
Sodium 120mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 1g
Protein 10g
Vitamin D 0.6mcg 6%
Calcium 94.3mg 8%
Iron 3.6mg 20%
Potassium 655mg 15%
Vitamin A 332.1mcg 35%
Vitamin C 36.6mg 40%
Vitamin E 3.1mg 20%
Vitamin K 279.8mcg 230%
Thiamin 0.2mg 15%
Riboflavin 0.5mg 40%
Niacin 4.3mg 25%
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 25%
Folate 177.8mcg 44%
Vitamin B12 0.2mcg 8%
Biotin 10.9mcg 35%
Chloride 126.7mg 6%
Pantothenate 1.2mg 20%
Phosphorus 235.7mg 20%
Iodine 15.8mcg 10%
Magnesium 107mg 25%
Zinc 1.8mg 20%
Selenium 13.4mcg 25%
Copper 0.4mg 45%
Manganese 1.4mg 60%
Chromium 0.1mcg 0%
Molybdenum 11.3mcg 25%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Low Sodium Vegetable Broth (filtered Water, Organic Carrots, Organic Tomatoes, Organic Celery, Organic Onions, Organic Garlic, Organic Leeks, Sea Salt, Organic Bay Leaves, Organic Parsley, Organic Thyme), Spinach, Mushrooms, Eggs, Whole Grain Quinoa, Red Bell Pepper, Onion, Pine Nuts, Olive Oil, Rosemary, Oregano, Red Pepper Flakes.

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