Spaghetti with Meatballs

Spaghetti with Meatballs


A packet of egg-free spaghetti

Can of tomatoes

Can of nutmeat

2 onions

A red pepper

Small bunch of parsley

4 cloves garlic

2 tsp paprika

Salt and pepper

2 tsp cumin

2 TBsp of tomato paste

1/3 cup of chick pea or plain flour

Half a cup of grated vegan cheddar

Oil to cook

2 Tbsp olive oil



For the meatballs

Open a can of nut meat at both ends and push it out.

Rough chop all of it and mix it in a bowl with a finely chopped onion, 2 crushed garlic cloves, chopped parsley, cumin, salt and pepper, paprika, olive oil and the chickpea flour or plain flour.

Squash it all together firmly with your hands adding water to get the right consistency for rolling into balls.

Roll up and bake the balls for 20 mins in a well-greased tin at medium heat for 20-30 mins or until golden and crispy. Roll them over occasionally as they cook.

For the sauce

Make a sauce by frying chopped onion, crushed garlic, salt and pepper, till the onion is clear, add the tomato paste- stirring it in for a few minutes, then add the can of tomatoes and cook it through for 10-15 mins.

When that’s almost done cook your spaghetti by plunging it into a pot of boiling water and cook as per instructions.

Plate up the spaghetti and spoon over the sauce. Place the meatballs on top with grated vegan cheddar, perhaps other vegies like broccoli and mushrooms and eat!



Vegie Delights nutmeat can be found in most supermarkets in the tin foods section.


Source: Vegan Society