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Meatless Meatballs

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 30
Author Joyful Homemaking


  • 4 eggs beaten slightly with fork
  • 1 packet of onion soup mix
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • vegetable broth optional


  • Grate cheese finely in food processor.
  • Set aside in separate bowl.
  • Grate and mix the walnuts and breadcrumbs in the food processor, then add back the cheese, eggs and onion soup mix.
  • Mix well.
  • Now you are ready to make it into 3/4 inch to 1 inch meatballs (the recipe made around 30).
  • There are two options for baking these: bake on a greased cookie sheet for 20 minutes at 350 degrees, or put in a baking dish with enough vegetable broth to come up half way on the meatballs, cover with foil and then bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • I did some both ways before putting them in my pasta sauce to simmer, and we all much preferred the baked in broth ones, because they got juicy. I will say, once they are done, take them out of the broth immediately so they don’t get wet and mushy.
  • Then I simmered them in my pasta sauce and served them over spaghetti.