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Vegan Spaghetti With Meatballs

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Vegan Spaghetti With Meatballs

1 hours 9 minutes total

Looking for a delicious and healthy vegan alternative to traditional spaghetti and meatballs? Look no further than this recipe! Made with plant-based ingredients, this dish is packed with flavor and nutrition, and is sure to satisfy even the most discerning of palates. So why wait? Grab your ingredients and get ready to whip up a delicious and satisfying meal that's perfect for any occasion!



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Serves 4

1 box Barilla® Thick Spaghetti
2 tbs Extra virgin olive oil
1 Small onion, chopped
1 or 2 cloves Garlic, chopped
1 can San Marzano tomatoes

Eggplant Meatballs

2 tbs Olive oil
1 onion (100 gr) Finely diced
1 medium [12 oz] Unpeeled eggplant, [12 oz] diced in ½ inch cubes
1 cup Walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped
2 tbs Bread crumbs
3 oz Firm tofu, puréed
1 lemon Lemon zest
1 tbs Fresh parsley chopped
1 tbs Fresh oregano chopped
1o leaves Basil, chopped
To taste Salt and pepper


Individuals with allergies or specific dietary concerns should verify that the ingredients they utilize for the recipes comply with their restrictions. *Such a line meets the VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE, LACTOSE-FREE AND KOSHER needs


Step 1

Here are the 4 easy steps for the vegan spaghetti and meatballs recipe:

Step 2

In a saucepot gently fry onion with olive oil for five minutes, add 1 clove of chopped garlic, keep sautéing and one minute later add crushed tomatoes. Add less than one cup of water, salt and pepper and bring to simmer.

  • Onion
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Crushed tomatoes
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Step 3

Fry the onion in a pan with hot olive oil. Add the eggplant and roast until cooked, adjusting the salt and pepper. Once cooled, transfer in a bowl adding the rest of the ingredients. Mix and when all comes together shape 2,5 cm size meatballs. Add eggplant meatballs to tomato sauce, simmer until thoroughly cooked, about 15 minutes.

  • Eggplant
  • Hot oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Rest of the ingredients for meatballs

Step 4

Cook pasta according to directions. Drain and toss with meatballs sauce.

  • Pasta

Step 5

Finish with sliced basil and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil before serving.

  • Basil
  • Extra virgin oil

Passive cooking

Did you know you can now cook your pasta cutting emission by up to 80%? Try using Passive Cooking, and innovative method that involves using residual heat from just-boiled water to cook pasta, eliminating the need for constant boiling and monitoring. The result is a more sustainable, energy-efficient, and time-saving way to cook pasta.


In conclusion, vegan spaghetti and meatballs is a delicious alternative to traditional meat-based dishes. This recipe is easy to make and packed with flavor, making it a perfect choice for any occasion. By using plant-based ingredients, you can enjoy a guilt-free meal that is both satisfying and nutritious. Whether you are a vegan or simply looking to reduce your meat consumption, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your household. So why not give it a try and discover the joys of vegan cooking today?

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  • Pack size 500 g