Mushroom 'Meat'Ball Spaghetti

Mushroom ‘Meat’Ball Spaghetti

  • Vegetarian
As seen on Twisted, Cheat on Meat with this delicious vegan spaghetti and mushroom ‘meat’ball recipe.
  • 40 MINS

    Cooking Time

  • Easy


  • 15 MINS

    Prep Time

  • 4 People


For The 'Meat'Balls

  • 1/2 Knorr Vegetable Stock Pot
  • 225 g chestnut mushrooms sliced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 80 g rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp toasted walnuts
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes

For The Sauce

  • 1/2 Knorr Vegetable Stock Pot
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 500 ml passata
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of pasta water

To Serve

  • fresh chopped parsley
  • vegan cheese
  • 400 g cooked spaghetti

  1. For the meatballs, mix the flax and water together in a bowl and let sit to thicken.

  2. In a pan over medium heat, add the oil and when hot add the mushrooms and sauté. Put the onions and garlic in and cook until softened. Add half of the Knorr Vegetable Stock Pot and 2 tbsp water. Cook until it is absorbed into the mushrooms and onions and there is not liquid left.

  3. Add the oregano and chilli flakes and cook for another 2 minutes.

  4. In a food processor, add the oats and walnuts and blend to a coarse paste. Add the mushroom mixture and blend until combined. Transfer to a bowl and mix in the flax mixture and chopped parsley until thoroughly mixed.

  5. Preheat oven to 180ºC. Line a sheet pan with baking paper.

  6. Shape into 12-14 balls and arrange on the prepared sheet pan. Bake for 20-24 minutes, flipping halfway through.

  7. For the sauce, heat the oil in a pot over medium heat. Sauté the onion until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and chilli flakes and cook for a couple of minutes. Add the Knorr Vegetable Stock Pot and the plum tomatoes, breaking apart with a spoon or a potato masher. Let cook for 20 minutes or until thickened.

  8. Once the meatballs are cooked, add them to the pasta sauce and stir to coat. Cook for 10 minutes.

  9. Add the cooked spaghetti and stir to coat well. Serve with fresh chopped parsley and cheese of choice.

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