This Vegan Spaghetti and Meatballs dish is JUST like your favourite classic comfort food! It’s deliciously saucy, incredibly easy to make and so meal preppable!
Oh my – Vegan Spaghetti and Meatballs! What’s the thing that comes to your mind when you hear spaghetti and meatballs? To me – it’s like a warm blanket of comfort. I not only grew up eating spaghetti and meatballs, but also got to give it an authentic taste on one of my two trips to Italy! So when I think of spaghetti and meatballs, one thing doesn’t come to mind – multiple things do. Comfort, summer, and delicious and food.
Today we are making a lightened up version of the classic. This Spaghetti and Meatballs can be used with regular spaghetti or gluten free spaghetti, and the “meatballs” are made using my favourite cauliflower and quinoa meatballs. We are still keeping one thing very classic – the marinara sauce, aka the magic ingredient that binds this dish perfectly together. I actually used my favourite which is Rao’s Marinara Sauce. This isn’t a sponsored post, but I do recommend trying their sauce out for this since I didn’t even need to add salt or anything else to it and it’s decently low carb too.
Making this dish is divinely simple. You roast the cauliflower while the quinoa is being cooked, make cauliflower rice, add in the quinoa and seasonings. Add the tomato sauce, spaghetti and vegan parmesan cheese! I love that you can use frozen cauliflower rice (just thaw it) and pre-cooked quinoa, and you can even freeze the vegan meatballs before or after cooking them! It makes it so great for meal prepping, and also for sharing with loved ones, which we definitely did.
I actually made this dish at like 4 am in the morning, and I must say, it took great resistance to only have two forkfuls of this. The flavours come together SO beautifully! It’s amazing how a fresh set of Italian seasonings can really transform these to “Italian” meatballs, which is exactly what it did. Don’t leave that fennel out, trust me!
This entire dish is one for the books. I hope you enjoy it just as thoroughly as I did! Eat up and enjoy friends!
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