zucchini meatless balls, zucchini meatballs recipe
zucchini meatless balls, zucchini meatballs recipe

Zucchini Meat Balls

Zucchini Meat Balls

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Recipe by Sagen Jackson Course: LunchCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy


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Flavor packed zucchini meatless ball recipe for subs, grain bowls, salads and more!


  • 1 1 flax egg

  • 1 tablespoon 1 olive oil

  • 2 cloves 2 garlic, minced

  • 2 1/2 cups 2 1/2 grated zucchini, peeled or unpeeled

  • 1/8 cup 1/8 almonds, ground

  • 1/2 tablespoon 1/2 lemon zest

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 finely chopped fresh parsley

  • 1/2 tablespoon 1/2 dried oregano

  • 1/2 tablespoon 1/2 dried basil

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 onion powder

  • 1 cup 1 croutons, crushed

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 nutritional yeast

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 pinto beans, mashed with a fork

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 cayenne pepper


  • Make your flax egg.
  • Preheat oven to 375F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the zucchini and garlic to the pan and cook for 6-7 minutes until the liquid from the zucchini is gone.
  • Transfer the zucchini and garlic to a sieve and drain as much liquid as possible. Press down with a spatula to get the most water out. Set aside and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
  • Once zucchini has cooled, add it to a large bowl. Stir in your flax egg mixture, lemon zest, crushed almonds, parsley, oregano, basil, onion powder, croutons, nutritional yeast, beans, salt, pepper and chilli. Mix together well – you may need to use your hands to get everything incorporated.
  • Form the mixture into 16 balls. Gently compact them with your hands so they will stay together. Bake for 22 – 25 minutes, turning them once during this time.
  • Serve warm! Check out this video for serving suggestions.


  • Please note: calories shared above are for meatballs only. Does not include bread, sauce, etc.
  • For Sub: Get French bread, add meatballs and top with banana peppers, spaghetti sauce, sliced bell peppers or any of your other favorite toppings.
  • For sheet pan dinner: Make zucchini meat balls first and then bake with carrots, brussel sprouts and green beans on 375* F for 20 – 25 minutes.

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Sagen Jackson

Sagen knows first hand the harmful negative impacts bad habits can have on your health. For the past fifteen years, she has worked in the health industry developing programs for underserved women, partnering with doctors to create unique primary care services and serving with her local breastfeeding coalition and food bank. She loves helping women like you set health goals and crush them! Because she knows if she can overcome a drinking addiction and unhealthy eating habits so can you! It won’t always be easy but feeling and looking your best is always worth it! Download the HealthiHER app and get started on your journey to a HealthiHER you! You Glow Girl!

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