Best Ever Spaghetti And Meatless Meatballs

Even meat-lovers LOVE this meal!

Best Ever Spaghetti And Meatless Meatballs

Serve this to a meat loving friend, without disclosing the ingredients Let us know if you are able to fool him into thinking that he has eaten beef meatballs.


  • 1 large egg
  • about ½-¾-cup milk
  • 4 slices of good bread
  • 1 14-ounce package soy ground beef substitute (I love Light Life Gimme Lean Beef for this recipe.)
  • Italian seasonings (basil, oregano) to taste
  • some grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 1 batch of Best Ever Homemade Tomato Sauce 
  • cooked spaghetti (I like Dreamfields ; it is low in carbs and high in fiber, and it tastes wonderful.)


  1. Everything can go into one bowl.
  2. Beat egg with wire whisk.
  3. Add ½ cup milk to the egg.
  4. Tear bread into smallish pieces and add to the bowl.
  5. If needed for proper consistency, add another ¼ cup milk or so.
  6. Let bread sit there for a while to allow it to soften up.
  7. Add Gimme Lean Beef, grated Parmesan (if using), and spices to taste.
  8. Mix thoroughly.
  9. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  10. Brush a baking pan with a little olive oil.
  11. Roll veggie ball mixture into balls, placing each on the baking sheet.
  12. Bake in 350-degree oven for 15-20 minutes until a little brown and a nice texture.
  13. Remove from oven, and place in prepared tomato sauce.
  14. Let balls simmer in sauce for 20 minutes or so.
  15. Serve over cooked spaghetti (I love Dreamfields; it is delicious, and is low in carbs and high in fiber.)


This recipe is very easy to double, and it freezes well.

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  • Haven’t tried this recipe yet, but I can verify that Gimme Lean fools meat eaters. We aren’t vegetarian in our house, though we mostly eat vegetarian meals. A couple of weeks ago I made tacos with Gimme Lean and DH thought it was real meat.

    This won’t work for people you’re trying to trick, but lentil tacos are really good too (just use lentils instead of ground beef with the taco spice).

  • Carol Preibis

    Hi Christy, Thanks for your comments. I like your tacos ideas!

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