How to Make a Meatless Mushroom Ball Recipe

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Mushroom Balls Recipe

Change up your classic spaghetti with this awesome vegan mushroom balls recipe! These meatless mushroom balls have the umami-rich flavor and texture of traditional meatballs. Use an egg instead of the egg replacer if you’d like. Serve them over pasta with your favorite sauce. Makes 32 vegan balls.

Mushroom Balls Ingredients

  • 2 ⅔ cups vegetable broth
  • ¾ cup Arborio rice
  • 1 pound cremini mushrooms, about 2 cups chopped
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 egg equivalent EnerG egg replacer
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons almond meal
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Mushroom Balls TallDirections

  • Preheat oven to 400F. Spray 2 baking sheets with cooking spray or line with silicone liners.
  • Simmer broth in a large pan. Add rice and simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes. Stir occasionally until rice is tender. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • Pulse mushrooms in a food processor until finely chopped. Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a large pan. Add onion and cook for 3 minutes, until softened. Add mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes, until most of the liquid has evaporated. Transfer to the bowl containing the rice.
  • Stir in the egg substitute mixture, breadcrumbs, almond meal, nutritional yeast, parsley, salt, and pepper.
  • Form balls the size of a ping-pong ball and places them on prepared baking sheets. Brush each with the remaining 2 teaspoons of oil.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes until lightly browned.

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Nutritionist at Fresh Balance Nutrition helps you to enjoy whole foods to reach a healthy weight, avoid disease, and feel balanced. Jennifer Cohen Katz is a registered dietitian/ nutritionist that lives the same active, healthy lifestyle she recommends to clients. Her knowledge and passion encompass integrative and functional nutrition, sports nutrition, and whole foods cooking.
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