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17 INGREDIENTS 10 STEPS 1hr 40min

Eggplant Meatballs

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These delicious Eggplant Meatballs are an excellent way to reduce your meat consumption and at the same time increase your nutrition. Healthy and packed full of flavor, thanks to the added mushrooms and spices, these remarkable meatless meatballs are about to blow your mind!
Eggplant Meatballs Recipe | SideChef
These delicious Eggplant Meatballs are an excellent way to reduce your meat consumption and at the same time increase your nutrition. Healthy and packed full of flavor, thanks to the added mushrooms and spices, these remarkable meatless meatballs are about to blow your mind!
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1hr 40min
Total Time
$2.78
Cost Per Serving

Ingredients

Servings
4
US / METRIC

Eggplant Meatballs

8 1/2 cups
washed and patted dry
1 cup
Breadcrumbs
1/2 cup
Button Mushrooms , finely chopped
1 Tbsp
Italian Seasoning
1 tsp
Onion Powder
2 Tbsp
Finely Chopped Fresh Basil
1/2 tsp
5 cloves
1/4 cup
1 Tbsp
Vegetable Oil

Sauce

1 jar
(24 oz)
Marinara Sauce
1/4 cup
up to 1/2 cup

For Serving

1 stalk
to taste
Pasta
or Bread
(optional)
to taste
Feta Cheese
(optional)
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
292
FAT
11.8 g
PROTEIN
12.1 g
CARBS
35.8 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Step 2
Use a fork to poke holes in the Eggplants (8 1/2 cups) . Transfer to a baking tray with parchment paper. Roast for 30 minutes.
Step 3
Remove the tray, add the Garlic (5 cloves) and continue roasting for 10-15 more minutes or until soft.
Step 4
Remove the tray from the oven and let them cool down slightly, then peel the skin of the eggplants and garlic cloves. Transfer them to a large mixing bowl.
Step 5
Use a fork to break them apart into fine pieces.
Step 6
In the bowl of the eggplant mixture, add Breadcrumbs (1 cup) , Button Mushrooms (1/2 cup) , Eggs (2) , Fresh Basil (2 Tbsp) , Italian Seasoning (1 Tbsp) , Onion Powder (1 tsp) , Parmesan Cheese (1/4 cup) , Salt (1/2 tsp) , and Ground Black Pepper (1/4 tsp) . Mix everything until well combined.
Step 7
Shape the meatballs into ping pong size balls. Set aside on a parchment-lined tray.
Step 8
In a cast-iron skillet, heat the Vegetable Oil (1 Tbsp) over medium heat. Once hot, cook the meatballs for about 2 minutes on all sides. Cook in batches if needed.
Step 9
Turn off the heat, and arrange all the meatballs in the skillet if you cook in batches. Then pour in Marinara Sauce (1 jar) . Sprinkle it with Mozzarella Cheese (1/4 cup) . Bake in the oven for about 5 more minutes or until the cheese is melted.
Step 10
Garnish with Fresh Basil Leaves (1 stalk) and Feta Cheese (to taste) . Serve warm with Pasta (to taste) .
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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
292
% Daily Value*
Fat
11.8 g
15%
Saturated Fat
5.8 g
29%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
--
Cholesterol
103.9 mg
35%
Carbohydrates
35.8 g
13%
Fiber
9.5 g
34%
Sugars
15.1 g
--
Protein
12.1 g
24%
Sodium
1317.7 mg
57%
Vitamin D
0.5 µg
2%
Calcium
188.5 mg
14%
Iron
2.6 mg
14%
Potassium
1025.2 mg
22%
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