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Whether you’re a vegan or an adventurous carnivore, plant-based meatballs don’t have to be boring. Here to prove it: 20 vegan recipes that won’t make you miss the “real” stuff one bit.

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Vegan Sriracha ‘Meatballs’ with Noodles and Grilled Vegetables

You’d never guess they’re made from tofu.

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Lazy Cat Kitchen

Vegan Meatballs with Lentils and Mushrooms

It’s cloudy…

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Jessica In the Kitchen

Vegan Teriyaki Meatballs

Sweet and sticky.

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This Savory Oven

Mini Vegan Meatball Subs

Made with our favorite veggie (cauliflower, of course).

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The Curious Chickpea

Spaghetti with Roasted Eggplant Marinara and Vegan Lentil Meatballs

Made with half a cup of red wine for good measure.

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Wildgroe

Sweet Potato and Sage Pasta with Easy Lentil Meatballs

Don’t forget a dusting of vegan Parm.

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True Foods

Lentil Curry Balls with a Creamy Tomato Curry Coconut Sauce

Psst: Keep the meatballs in the fridge for up to four days.

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Emilie Eats

Mushroom Spaghetti Squash

Quick, ditch your bowls.

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Ascension Kitchen
Full of Plants

Fonio Balls in African Peanut Sauce

Have you heard of fonio? It’s an ancient African grain with an earthy, nutty flavor.

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The Almond Eater

Almond Pesto Lentil Meatballs

Did we mention they’re gluten-free?

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Connoisseurus Veg

Vegan Salisbury Steak Meatballs with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Mushroom Gravy

All of our cravings, satisfied.

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Eat Love Eat

Vegan Meatballs with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

Hooray for spiralizers.

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Full of Plants

Veggie Balls in Creamy Masala Sauce

Hello, little skillet of heaven.

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Planticize

Swedish Meatless Meatballs

Make an extra batch and stash it in the freezer.

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Making Thyme For Health

Vegan Zucchini Meatballs

The shredded veggie makes for moist patties.

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Will Cook For Friends

Zoodles with Vegan Lentil Meatballs

Like a big, warm hug.

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Only Gluten Free Recipes

Gluten-Free Vegan Thai Meatballs

We can’t get enough of the creamy sauce.

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May I Have that Recipe

Cauliflower Quinoa Meatless Meatballs in Coconut Turmeric Sauce

Cool if we have thirds?

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Minimalist Baker

Easy Lentil Meatballs

Four meatballs pack 10 grams of protein.

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