The Most Mouthwatering Vegan Meatballs
On top of spaghetti all covered in (vegan) cheese, or in a sub roll, there are a million and one ways to enjoy plant-based meatballs. Need some inspo? We’ve got plenty of that below, too.
We’ve put together some of our favourite vegan meatball recipes, plus our top picks from the supermarket for when time is limited but you don’t want to compromise on quality.
Top recipes for vegan meatballs
We love Val’s recipe for vegan Swedish-style meatballs; they make a perfectly warming bowl of comfort food, sitting on a pillowy bed of mashed potatoes bathed in hearty plant-based gravy.
After spaghetti and a tomato sauce with your vegan meatballs? Be sure to check out this tasty recipe from The Minimalist Baker for a tender and flavourful dish.
Photo credits: The Minimalist Baker
Where buy the best vegan meatballs
- We absolutely love these from Tesco’s own brand range Plant Chef. They’re low fat and full of plant-protein, not to mention they’re kind on the purse strings, too
- You can’t go wrong with the great taste of Linda McCartney’s vegetarian meatballs, but fear not, they’re fully vegan-friendly
- We also can’t get enough of Birds Eye’s vegan meatballs. Or anything else from its Green Cuisine range come to think of it
Saucy recipes to champion your vegan meatballs
We think this rich and simple Marinara sauce recipe from The Spruce Eats will pair perfectly with large quantities of spaghetti, and any of the plant-based meatballs above.
Looking for a kick of umami with mouthfuls of capers and olives? Try this recipe for a vegan puttanesca sauce from Happy Cow with your vegan meatballs next.
Sometimes you just need to spend as little time as possible in the kitchen, we get it, but this shouldn’t mean you deserve any less when it comes to taste and quality. Here are some of our favourite shop-bought vegan sauces to have with your plant-based meatballs this evening.
Vegan meatballs on the go
Photo credits: IKEA
If you’re out and about when the craving hits, why not head to Subway and try its vegan ‘Beyond Meatball Marinara sub’? Subway paired up with the clever chefs at Beyond Meat to deliver an irresistible sub. Can you name a more iconic duo?
If you’re in, or near an Ikea, be sure to try the new vegan Sweedish meatballs in its cafe – if like us, you never got the hype before, you will now. You’ll soon be sure to find any excuse to go back to the furniture store.
by Fabian Jackson
Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Interns who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.