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Vegetarian meatballs and meatless meatloaves: 15 recipes – Italian cuisine reinvented by Gordon Ramsay

Vegetarian meatballs and meatless meatloaves: 15 recipes

Vegetarian meatballs And Meatless meatloavesbut with legumes and vegetables? It can be done! Quick and easy to prepare, meatballs and meatloaves are often a dish save-dinner which satisfies the whole family because both adults and children like them, but they don’t necessarily have to include meat. For those who follow one vegetarian diet or for those who want to try to reduce their meat consumption (which is good for the environment) or simply for those who want to vary, here it is 15 recipes to make vegetarian meatballs and meatloaves.

Vegetarian meatballs: ideas with legumes, vegetables, quinoa and ricotta

To make vegetarian meatballs we can focus entirely on legumesrich in proteinsas in the recipes of Lentil and potato meatballsfrom the Chickpea meatballs on pea cream and of Mixed bean balls with aromatic herbsor we can combine legumes with vegetables and greenschoosing them each time based on the season as in Bean and vegetable meatballs with pumpkin and catalonia, in Vegetable meatballs with chickpeas, turnip greens, broccoli and turnips Mixed vegetable meatballs with courgettes, asparagus and broad beans.

Another idea for creating vegetarian meatballs is quinoaused as in the recipe Quinoa and sesame meatballs or by combining it, for example, with potatoes and courgettes as in Quinoa meatballs and yogurt sauce. Finally, classic save-dinnerhere they are Low-fat meatballs with the ricotta.

Meatless vegetarian meatloaves

Just as we prepared vegetarian meatballs, we can prepare some Meatless meatloaves good for everyone. Also in this case we use legumes and seasonal vegetables by combining them together, but also, for example, mozzarella and mushrooms. For autumn and winter they are perfect Pumpkin, chickpea and mushroom meatloaf, The Cauliflower meatloafThe Vegetable meatloaf with potatoes, radicchio, pumpkin, broccoli, il Vegetable and chicory meatloaf. Going towards the spring also try the Chickpea, spinach and mozzarella meatloaf and the Chickpea and artichoke meatloaf.

Below, in the gallery, our best recipes chosen for you: perfect for preparing excellent vegetarian meatballs and extraordinary meatless meatloaves.

The recipes

Quick Meatless Dinner: 5 Irresistible Recipes – Italian Cuisine

Quick Meatless Dinner: 5 Irresistible Recipes

Here are 5 quick ideas to take to the table for dinner if you are short on time and don't want to eat meat. Healthy, unusual and very tasty dishes!

Have you decided to reduce your meat consumption a little, but you no longer know what to cook as a main course for dinner, when you have little time to bring something good to the table?
Here are 5 ideas that are right for you. They are prepared in a short time and with few ingredients.

Poke with couscous

For a quick dinner, but at the same time rich, colorful and beautiful to serve, we definitely suggest you try poke, but with couscous instead of rice because it cooks earlier and if you are in a hurry or very hungry it is always the best solution.
Once the couscous has been tempered in hot water, let it cool and shell it with a fork.
Dress it with extra virgin olive oil and then add all the other cold ingredients: cherry tomatoes, edamame, smoked salmon, mixed seeds, avocado and if you also like a sweet note, add an exotic fruit like mango or pineapple.

Vegetable burger

When we talk about vegetable burgers we are talking about an infinite number of variations because you can prepare them with many types of legumes and vegetables.
A vegetarian burger that everyone always likes is that based on lentils which is prepared by blending 300 g of cooked and drained lentils, with a red onion, a carrot and a boiled potato.
Season with salt and pepper and then add some breadcrumbs to compact everything well.
You can cook them in the oven or in a pan and they are excellent to serve in the classic burger bun.
You can also make them with a more pink shade by adding some beetroot in the dough.

Baked feta

This recipe is prepared by adding a stick of feta cheese on a pan of vegetables cooked in the oven.
The pan can contain all the seasonal vegetables you prefer, or just cherry tomatoes.
The secret is to add the feta cheese at the end of cooking, when the vegetables are cooked and let everything go in the oven for 5 minutes, just long enough to soften the cheese, which in any case will not melt.
A real treat that can also be transformed into a sauce for pasta.


Hummus is also a quick solution for a last minute dinner.
Prepare it with the classic chickpea hummus recipe, complete with tahini and garlic if you like and then serve it inside a wholemeal sandwich with vegetables, or on toasted bread.

Eggs in purgatory

Finally, we couldn't forget the eggs.
A quick way to prepare them as a main course for a really rich and tasty single dish is to add them as we did before with feta with vegetables in the oven or in a pan, or to a tomato sauce.
Eggs in purgatory are just that, eggs cooked in a simple tomato sauce and serve with bread or focaccia.
You can also prepare them in single-portion casseroles if you have guests.

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