Italian No-Meat Balls


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Italian No-Meat Balls

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Servings and Ingredients

Serves 2
¼ c. tomato sauce
3 tbsp. water
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
⅔ c. dry textured soy protein
½ c. chopped mushrooms
½ c. chopped onions
1 c. grated zucchini
1 clove(s) garlic, minced
¾ c. cooked soybeans, drained and mashed
¾ tsp. basil
¾ tsp. oregano
¼ tsp. sage
¼ tsp. salt
⅛ tsp. pepper
¾ c. dry breadcrumbs
¼ c. rolled oats


  1. Combine tomato sauce, water and Worcestershire sauce in saucepan. Bring to a boil. Pour over textured soy protein and set aside until ready to use.
  2. Saute mushrooms, onions, zucchini and garlic in a nonstick pan, adding water if needed to prevent sticking. Cook away any excess liquid.
  3. Combine textured soy protein mixture, sauteed vegetables and remaining ingredients in mixing bowl. Mix together well.
  4. Using 2 tablespoons of mixture at a time, form into balls. Place balls on nonstick baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees, turning once. Or brown the balls in a nonstick pan over moderate heat.

Nutrition facts


138 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 220mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Protein: 12g

Recipe Source:

Iowa Soybean Promotion Board.