There are many vegetarian meatball recipes that use meat substitutes, or you could try a recipe for other styles of meat free balls such as beans or vegetables.
These tasty chickpea-based balls, flavoured with garlic, chilli and lots of fresh coriander, make a delicious starter or could even be served as an alternative to rice or potatoes. Cooked traditionally as an Indian dish the balls would be deep-fried, but here they are baked.
A very easy recipe for deep fried zucchini balls as an entree.
The cheese balls are a delicious mixture of pecan meal, bread crumbs and cheese covered in a tomato sauce and baked to perfection. Uncooked cheese balls can be frozen for later use.
These cheesy fried rice balls are served with Italian dinners as a side like a bread. They're great with sauce and pasta dishes. You can use leftover rice or risotto in these rice balls.
A creative way to eat eggplant - like vegetarian meatballs. Crumbed snack sized eggplant balls that can be eaten with your favourite dip.
These spicy eggplant snacks are a great treat for your guests and easy to make. Adjust the chilli to suit your tastes.
Soya mince meat balls are cooked with green capsicums, tomatoes and potatoes in the oven. Serve with vegetables and rice.
A delicious and easy vegetarian dish, packed with protein and flavour. Can be made gluten free (see notes in recipe) and also is dairy free and meat free. It does use eggs, so the recipe is not vegan. Makes about 15 meatballs.
This meatloaf style vegetarian dish has nutmeat, muesli, onion, Marmite and tomato all rolled up and baked to perfection. You can also roll into meatballs.
Walnut roast is a vegetarian meatloaf. Using eggs, milk, Melba toast crumbs, ground walnuts and steamed rice, this protein rich dish is a great vegetarian alternative.
You don't have to be a vegetarian to love falafel. This is my favourite version which employs mint, coriander and cumin. Serve in a pita with salad and mint sauce.
These eggplant balls are a great vegetarian alternative that are quick and easy to make and be served in pasta sauce, curried or as a rissole.
A friend shared this with me when went to her place for snacks - I decided to make it into a main course - the family love it.
These meatballs are great either by themselves, as a party finger food, on pasta or in meatball soup. So flavourful!
Meatballs for vegetarians made with breadcrumbs, eggs, spinach, Parmesan cheese and garlic. Make great party food or snacks.