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Mumma's Mini Meatless Meatballs

When it comes to a healthy eating lifestyle, finding healthy ways to skip the animal protein is a good thing!  Don’t get me wrong, I do eat meat, but focusing on a more plant based diet is always healthier, especially when it comes to red meat, as in meatballs.  That’s why I’m so excited to bring you this delicious meatless meatball recipe that my dear sweet Mumma has perfected!

While this recipe is not vegan, you could totally substitute the eggs in this recipe for flax eggs or whatever other egg substitute you prefer, and you could also substitute the cheese for your vegan cheddar cheese of choice.  We happen to like Chao cheese quite a bit.  Have you tried that brand yet?

These meatballs are delicious just as they are, but you could also serve them with a side of your favorite marinara sauce for dipping.

This delish recipe is found on page 21 of my recently published cookbook, Healthy Holidays with the Unconventional Foodie.  It is one of 52 amazing, full-color recipes that you are sure to LOVE!  You can pick up the book HERE.  All of the recipes contain full nutritional information, are diabetic friendly and heart healthy.  Lots of them are gluten-free and vegan!  There’s something for EVERYONE!

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Mumma's Mini Meatless Meatballs

Mumma's Mini Meatless Meatballs

Delicious vegetarian appetizer
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: meatballs, member recipe, plant based protein
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 462kcal
Author: Denise Rodgers
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  • 2 C organic cheddar cheese shredded
  • 4 slices Ezekiel bread processed to bread crumbs
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 C walnuts chopped fine
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • 1 TBSP reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 C olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Place bread slices in food processor and process until fine bread crumbs. Transfer to large mixing bowl
  • Process walnuts and onion in food processor until fine, transfer to mixing bowl
  • Add remaining ingredients, mix well. Using a cookie scoop (1 TBSP) measure mixture, roll into balls, place on parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 20-30 minutes.


Serve warm with marinara dipping sauce.  Optional toppings would be a sprinkling of parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.  Makes approximately 40 meatballs


Nutrition Facts
Mumma's Mini Meatless Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 462 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 152mg51%
Sodium 387mg16%
Potassium 256mg7%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 461IU9%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 267mg27%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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