Vegetarian Zucchini "Meatballs" Recipe + My New Oster Spiralizer

I have been wanting to create a recipe like this for a long time now, and I thought that a good way to test out my new Electronic Spiralizer from Oster, would be to make a vegetarian version of one of my favorite foods, meatballs. You won't even miss the meat, promise!

Vegetarian Zucchini "Meatballs" - Lily The Wandering Gypsy

INGREDIENTS (Makes 12-14 Meatballs):

2 Zucchinis, with ends cut off, and spiralized

2 eggs

1 1/2 C. Bread Crumbs

1/2 - 1 C. Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese

2 Tbsp Olive Oil

Lots of your favorite Italian Seasonings

Chopped Onion (optional)

Chopped Fresh Garlic (optional)

Oster Electric Spiralizer

(If making Sandwiches, you will need red sauce, fresh mozzarella cheese, and 


INSTRUCTIONS:

Vegetarian Zucchini "Meatballs" - Lily The Wandering Gypsy

1.) Cut an inch or so off of both ends of your zucchinis, and spiralize them.

2.) Chop Zucchini as small as you can, and put into a medium mixing bowl.

3.) Add egg, seasoning, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, olive oil, and optional garlic and onion. Mix thoroughly, and if your mixture is too sticky, keep adding either more breadcrumbs, or more parmesan cheese, the mixture hold together, so you can form ball shapes. 

4.) I like using rubber gloves at this point, but that's completely optional. Make sure ingredients are well-combined, and begin to form meatball sized balls, and put onto a baking rack, set on top of a rimmed baking sheet covered in foil. I also recommend spraying your baking rack with non stick spray as well.

5.) Bake about 25-30 minutes, rotating half way through if you want. Feel free to bake longer if you feel they are not done/brown enough. 

6.) While those are baking, you can either prep your spaghetti, or prep your meatball sandwiches. The sandwiches ware so easy - cut French bread loaves in half, lengthwise. Set on a baking sheet, open face, and add sauce to both sides, and mozzarella cheese to one side. Add finished meatballs on top, add more sauce, and enjoy! 

Vegetarian Zucchini "Meatballs" - Lily The Wandering Gypsy
Vegetarian Zucchini "Meatballs" - Lily The Wandering Gypsy

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Vegetarian Zucchini "Meatballs" - Lily The Wandering Gypsy