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Veggie “Meatballs”

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WW Freestyle: 12
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Delicious vegetarian "meatballs" made with potatoes, carrots, onions and spices, served with a side of yogurt sauce.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 16 Meatballs
Calories: 72


Veggie Meatballs

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion , diced
  • 2 medium russet potatoes , shredded
  • 2 large carrots , shredded
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1 can (14-ounces) sweet peas, rinsed and drained
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons corn flour
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • breadcrumbs for coating the veggie balls
  • 1/4 cup oil for frying
  • Tortillas (optional)
  • Lettuce Leaves (optional)

Yogurt Sauce (optional)

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove , minced
  • salt to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil


  • Heat olive oil and add diced onion; cook for 2 minutes or until softened.
  • Add shredded potatoes and carrots; continue to cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Mix in garlic and peas.
  • Season with salt, pepper, and chili powder; continue to cook for 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in lemon juice, corn flour, and 1/4 cup breadcrumbs; set aside until mixture is cooled.
  • Shape veggie mixture into 15 to 20 balls.
  • Chill in fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Place remaining breadcrumbs in shallow dish.
  • Heat oil for frying.
  • Roll the balls in the breadcrumbs and coat on all sides.
  • Add into hot oil, 4 to 5 meatballs at a time.
  • Cook over medium-high heat for 3 minutes, turn and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, or until nicely browned.
  • Drain on paper towels and repeat process with the remaining veggie balls.

Yogurt Sauce

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse 2-3 times, just enough to mix it all together.
  • Spoon into a serving plate or
  • Spread yogurt sauce on a tortilla, put lettuce leaf over sauce and 3 veggie meatballs; roll and serve.
  • You can also skewer the meatballs and serve as an appetizer with the yogurt sauce on the side.


Nutrition Facts
Veggie “Meatballs”
Amount Per Serving (1 meatball)
Calories 72 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 31mg1%
Potassium 77mg2%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1292IU26%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: vegetarian meatballs