30-Minute Vegetarian Meatballs

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  • 3 cups cauliflower florets (roughly 1 head of cauliflower)
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa (and/or brown rice, see notes)
  • 3/4 cup oat flour (a “dry ingredient” like, almond meal, breadcrumbs, etc.)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon spices (chili powder, paprika, and/or cumin will work)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • olive oil (enough, to cover the bottom of a frying pan with a thin coating)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium4% DV105mg
    Fat2% DV1g
    Protein2% DV1g
    Carbs1% DV4g
    Fiber2% DV<1g
    Calories30Calories from Fat10
    Total Fat1g2%
    Saturated Fat0g0%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat10
    Total Carbohydrate4g1%
    Dietary Fiber<1g2%
    Vitamin A0%
    Vitamin C6%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    BrinnyLava a month ago
    Absolutely delicious! Made the marsala sauce to go with them. Very tasty. A little time consuming but definitely worth it.
    Diane 2 months ago
    I didn't have a food processor, so I just simply used a potato masher to mash the cauliflower and quinoa together. It worked beautifully plus I didn't have to clean the food processor after. Great recipe!
    Mata 6 months ago
    Yummy! Made these for a baby shower & served it with BBQ sauce. They were a hit and I’m making it again for the next shower!
    Vansickle 6 months ago
    These were great! Made some in the frying pan and a few in the oven. The fried ones had a nicer, more even texture but both turned out fine. Will definitely make again!
    Deveen 7 months ago
    Big hit with my daughter
    Nicole W. 7 months ago
    Delicious! Have made it several times.Didn’t use as many eggs as it called for.
    Dominique B. 7 months ago
    great and easy recipe. I made it with millet.
    . 8 months ago
    It was very hard to get them the right consistency and did not care for the flavor of the sauce that goes along with the recipe. Also, it took me nearly 1 hour and a half to make everything!!
    Elizabeth Jeffers 10 months ago
    blech. bland even with seasoning.
    Chloé Yaw a year ago
    They turned out great but it is a bit complicated if you are not a seasoned cook
    Kate a year ago
    These turned out really well. They needed a lot more of the dry ingredient than stated and I baked them for an hour at 200C instead of frying. My 11 month old was obsessed with them. He hates getting his hands dirty and his hands were shoving these in his mouth.
    Adriana Kaul a year ago
    pretty good. i baked them and added a lot more spices / garlic / salt / pepper but i used plain quinoa. Also, after making each ball, I covered them in some more panko bread crumbs which made them crispy crunchy on the outside after baking.
    Shelitha E. a year ago
    This was a great dish. I will be making this dish again!
    Lauren a year ago
    I loved this!! Definitely good with sauce although I did need add quite a bit more oat flour than the recipe called for as is was pretty runny
    jasmine lyons a year ago
    They was really good. i baked them for an hour instead of frying them. they are crunchy on the outside and soft and moist on the inside. they are perfect.
    atirek wribhu a year ago
    I cooked this recipe twice now and it turned iut really well. But few important things: 1. This recipe definitely takes more than 30 mins, i would say an hour. 2. Instead of frying I baked those meatballs in oven , I sprayed some oil before keeping in oven. 3. Cooked Quinoa with some oil and turneruc for better flavor.
    Simms a year ago
    Instant hit! Super easy, versatile and yummy. Even my kids love making these. Definitely a classic.
    Delville a year ago
    Needs more seasoning!..
    Uma Maheswar N. 2 years ago
    Good recipe, but not with in 30 min. Thanks for sharing. Regards
    Heather McAllister 2 years ago
    Definitely not thirty minutes. Tastes like a rug
    Kim 2 years ago
    delicious smells good but way too complicated for my taste and fell apart in the end.
    Karynda 2 years ago
    Perfect! Would make again!
    Jerilyn Winstead 2 years ago
    A lot of work and only okay it’s as good as whichever sauce you drench it in
    Chrissy 2 years ago
    Good. Needs a sauce.
    Irene D. 2 years ago
    The meatballs ended up being flatter because they were to runny to make into balls. However, it all tasted great.
    lorraine 2 years ago
    I fried chopped onions and 4 cloves of garlic in olive oil and added poultry seasoning and a touch of cloves as I wanted to make meatless meatballs with turkey gravy for my daughter in law as she stopped eating meat. I added this mixture to the ingredients with seasoned breadcrumbs and some oatmeal until I had the right texture (kept tasting the mixture before adding eggs and found it quite tasty and not needing much salt) and then baked in my convection oven in a 9 x 13 pan that I had added cooking spray as well as drizzled olive oil and then broiled to increase texture. It took a couple of hours as I was baking in small batches but it was worth it as the taste was fabulous and I could not stop eating them. Made about 65 meatballs.
    Armando Salgado 2 years ago
    Good delicious real food
    Teri Rennie 2 years ago
    This is incredible! I would suggest if you are doing the full meal with the masala sauce that you budget yourself sufficient time to prep all the components. The outcome for this meal is sooooo dreamy!!
    Dan Gushue 2 years ago
    Taste was good but these were difficult to keep from falling apart while cooking. It took me over an hour to make this and I consider myself an advanced cook.
    Freeman 2 years ago
    Very good, although I had to add more oatmeal flower then I thought and I was heavy with my seasoning. Stayed together nicely while browning. My son eat them right up. Highly recommend a sauce. I made them with the Lentil bolognese sauce