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Vegan Quinoa Mushroom Meatballs


This quinoa mushroom meatballs recipe makes delicious, hearty vegan meatballs. These are perfect for serving over pasta, veggie noodles, sautéed veggies, or as a quick snack.

Vegan Quinoa Mushroom Meatballs

Vegan meatballs. Meatballs. With no meat. Say what?! YUP. We’re doing it and we’re doing it right.

How does this work without meat, you ask? Simple! We combine quinoa with sautéed mushrooms, onions, and garlic. Then we add all of the seasonings that make these meatballs taste magical. Then we stir it all together, roll it into meatballs, bake them, and enjoyyyyy.

All that you really need to know is that these vegan meatballs taste freaking incredible. At the risk of sounding ridiculous, these actually taste like real meatballs. The texture of the mushrooms combined with all of the savory flavors… it just WORKS. Trust me.

Quinoa Mushroom Meatballs

Quinoa Mushroom Meatballs

There are so many different ways to enjoy these meatballs. Make a batch of them and serve pasta, or veggie noodles, or meal prepped with some veggies. They’re just as delicious when reheated out of the fridge and they freeze well, too.

You’re gonna make these vegan meatballs ASAP, right? Obviously. And you’re gonna post a picture of them on Instagram so I can share it on our stories, right? Thought so.

Quinoa Mushroom Meatballs


Vegan Quinoa Mushroom Meatballs

Quinoa Mushroom Meatballs - These are the BEST vegan meatballs I've ever made. They taste meaty, savory, and herby. Perfect for spaghetti, veggie noodles, or meal prep. #vegan #glutenfree #vegetarian

This vegan quinoa mushroom meatballs recipe makes delicious, hearty vegan meatballs. These are perfect for serving over pasta, veggie noodles, sautéed veggies, or as a quick snack.

  • Author: The Fitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 16 meatballs 1x
  • Category: Main Dish


  • 1 ¼ cup cooked quinoa, divided
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 8 oz. container bella mushrooms, sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup oat flour
  • 1 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon tamari or soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a large skillet, bring 2 tablespoons of oil to medium heat. Add onion and saute 5 minutes until soft and translucent. Add garlic and mushrooms. Saute 5-8 minutes until the mushrooms are tender (don’t overcook to the point where they’re soggy!) Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment.
  3. Add the quinoa and the mushroom + onion + garlic mixture to a food processor. Pulse until well combined. The mixture should resemble a rough paste. Empty into a bowl.
  4. Add oat flour, remaining ¼ cup of quinoa, Italian herb seasoning, red pepper flakes, nutritional yeast, tamari, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  5. Create your meatballs! Scoop the mixture out 1 tablespoon at a time, then roll into balls and place onto the baking sheet. Bake 25-30 minutes, then serve as desired!


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 51
  • Sodium: 124 mg
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 2 g

Keywords: meatballs, mushrooms, quinoa, vegan, gluten free, healthy, meal prep, dinner

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  • Traci Wamsteeker
    February 24, 2019

    Wow, these are AMAZING! I’m newly vegan and didn’t think this was even possible! THANK YOU!!!!

    • thefitchen
      March 8, 2019

      Ahhhh yay! I’m so glad you liked them! :)

  • Laurie
    January 29, 2019

    These are probably my fav vegan thing to cook and eat, they freeze well too

    • thefitchen
      January 29, 2019

      OMG! Awesome. :) I’m so glad you enjoy this recipe. Thanks for commenting!

  • Ian
    January 26, 2019

    I added Henderson’s relish and a touch of white pepper. LOVELY

    • thefitchen
      January 29, 2019

      Yum! Nice additions. :) I’m glad you enjoyed!

  • Lindsey
    January 17, 2019

    Loved these! My favorite vegan meatballs yet!

    • thefitchen
      January 25, 2019

      Omg yay! That’s high praise! I’m so glad you enjoyed them. :)

  • Connie
    January 10, 2019

    If you mentally prepare to eat something with a raw cookie dough texture, go for it! I am not a vegan but thought these would be fun to try. They were. ONCE!

    • thefitchen
      January 11, 2019

      Hi Connie! I’m sorry you didn’t like this recipe. Anytime I’ve made these meatballs, they turn out nice and tender on the inside, almost the same texture as meat. I’ve had lots of people try them and enjoy them! Something must’ve gone wrong with the process when you made them.

  • Maria
    January 10, 2019

    Hey, just wondering how many calories there are per meatball?

    • thefitchen
      January 11, 2019

      Hi Maria! I just updated the recipe to reflect nutritional values. Each meatball has about 50 calories. :)