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Vegan spaghetti meat balls | Quick weeknight dinner

by Michaelle
vegan spaghetti meatballs

Who doesn’t like a saucy bowl of delicious spaghetti meatballs?

I hadn’t had one of these for over a year now!

vegan spaghetti meat balls

My daughter had the day off last Monday due to teacher’s training day. When I asked her what she would like for lunch she said spaghetti meatballs.

Since it was quite advanced in the morning and I had so much to do to catch up with work. There was no way I was going to experiment with any type of “meatballs” recipe made from scratch!

No sir! The grocery store is a couple miles down my house so I decided to make a quick trip to their plant-based section.

I learned two things from that trip:

The first one is why do people put meat products with plant-based stuff? It’s a bit offensive, I find!

Second, wow! They are so many options but why so pricey?!

I decided for the gardein meatless meatballs . I honestly didn’t expect much of it. The price was kind of a turn-off.

I always make pasta and pizza sauce in bulk, so I already had that on hand. Which prevented me from getting sauce from the jar at the store.

A few words of review on the Gardein Meatballs.

The vegan spaghetti meatballs recipe is quite easy and tasty.

The meatballs which were what I was looking forward to were delicious! Unexpected! Now, I was not a big fan of regular meatball person but these ones are way better!vegan spaghetti meatballs

I honestly don’t care for the long list of ingredients, but that’s what to be expected. Besides, It would have been way worse If I were to buy the comparable non-vegan version.

The texture was perfectly fine, and I like the fennel flavor they added to the recipe. It makes it more realistic.

It’s definitely something I wouldn’t mind for once a while but I wouldn’t a set habit of buying it.

For the sauce, I used loads of oregano, basil, thyme, and garlic just the way I like it. It’s more Italian to me.

What to expect?

This vegan spaghetti meatballs recipe, mostly the sauce is a must try. For the store-bought meatball, I will let you be the judge!

It’s is :

Delicious

easy

store really

flavorful

a must try

Vegan

Quick!

Vegan spaghetti meatballs| Quick weeknight dinner

Delicious vegan spaghetti meatballs with decadent and flavorful pasta sauce! It's so comforting and done under 15 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Vegan
Servings: 6
Author: Michaelle

Ingredients

  • 1 pack of spaghetti
  • 2 1/2 cup fresh cut tomatoes or canned tomato chunk with juices
  • 1 tbs. 1/2 oregano
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • 1 1/2 mashed garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1.2 cup minced onions
  • 1/2 tbs. thyme
  • water

Instructions

  • Cooked the pasta according to packaging.
  • Meanwhile, cook the garlic on medium heat until softened.
  • Add the tomatoes and juices. Cover tightly let simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.
  • Add the herbs, salt, and pepper. Add extra water if you prefer a lighter sauce consistency. Roughly smooth everything out with a large hard spoon or with a hand blender.
  • Add the meatballs.
  • Let cook for 5 minutes on medium to low heat.
  • Drain the pasta. Run some cold water over it.
  • Serve topped with meatballs sauce topped with basil leaves and crusty bread.

 

vegan spaghetti meatballs

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