Monday, December 6, 2010

Vegetarian Meatballs

Years ago, my dear friend, Kristi, gave me a recipe for vegetarian meatballs.

It has since become a family favorite of ours.  I have tweaked it quite a bit to make it our own and it is not only delicious, but simple and healthy...and we have pleased many a meat-eater with them as well!

Vegetarian Meatballs


1 c finely ground pecans
1/4 c shredded parmesan or cheddar cheese
1/2 c cottage cheese
4 eggs
1 Tbs chopped onion
1 c breadcrumbs
1/2 t oregano
salt and pepper


1) Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well combined.  Occasionally I will have to add additional breadcrumbs to make it a "meatball" consistency that will stick together when formed into balls.

2) Place meatballs into a 13 x 9 baking dish coated with cooking spray.

3) Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.

We love ours served over whole wheat pasta with marinara sauce and parmesan cheese on top!

You can also use different nuts according to what you have on hand.  I have used almonds, walnuts, pecans or all three depending on what is in our cupboard.  Walnuts are one of the healthiest nuts around, so that is one I tend to use often in these!


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