Lentil Spaghetti + Vegan Meatballs

This simple Lentil Spaghetti + Vegan "Meatball" recipe will give you cozy country vibes, it's easy to throw together and makes for a tasty family favourite meal! 
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Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keywords: vegan, lentil, spaghetti, meatballs
Yield: 2
Author: Kayla
Ingredients

LENTIL SPAGHETTI SAUCE

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 small/medium onion
  • 1 can tomatoes
  • 1 can lentils
  • 2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 250 grams spaghetti pasta of choice

VEGAN MEATBALLS

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 3 small button mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
Method

VEGAN MEATBALLS

  • Preheat your oven to 200°C (390°F) and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan while you roughly chop the onion, carrot, mushroom and garlic. Add them to the pan and cook until lightly translucent and soft.
  • In the meantime, place the walnuts, flour, tomato paste, soy sauce, maple syrup and paprika into a food processor. When your veggies are done frying, add them to the food processor and blend the mixture until a “mince” consistency is formed.
  • Use a tablespoon to scoop the mixture out into balls and place them on the lined baking tray. Bake for 20 minutes or until brown and spongy.

LENTIL SPAGHETTI SAUCE

  • Put your pasta on the stove top to boil. Heat the olive oil in a separate pot on medium and add in your finely chopped garlic and onion until translucent and soft. Now add the Italian seasoning, canned tomatoes and lentils.
  • Stir occasionally for 20 minutes or until the water from the canned tomatoes has evaporated. Drain the cooked pasta and serve with the spaghetti sauce and vegan meatballs.
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