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Vegetarian Meatballs

Delicious, hearty vegetarian meatballs ready in under 30 minutes. Perfect for any meat eater or vegetarian!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 6
Calories: 315kcal
Author: Bailey


  • 2 cups brown rice Cooked
  • cups  Quaker Quick Oats 
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp garlic
  • 3 tbsp italian seasoning
  • ½ cup pecorino cheese or parmesan
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 jar of pasta sauce *


  • Cook the rice first. Chop up mushrooms, parsley, onions, garlic and shred cheese if needed. Add to a bowl and stir up with all other ingredients (garlic, rice, oats, seasoning). Do not add eggs in until step 3 - 4
  • Add to a food processor and pulse. 
  • Add in the eggs and pulse some more. You may need a spatula to clean of the sides and pulse some more. Mixture should still have texture to it.
  • Use a scoop to form 1-inch balls and place on a cooking sheet, if batter is too sticky, coat your hands in olive oil to help. Bake on 350 for about 20 minutes. 


*Use any sauce you prefer for these meatballs. I enjoy them with red sauce. 
Keep an eye on the cooking time, oven temps vary greatly. They will be a light golden brown when finished. 


Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 418mg | Potassium: 388mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 122IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 3mg