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The Best Italian TVP Meatballs (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan)

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These  Textured Vegetable Protein TVP meatballs are ready for spaghetti, a meatball sandwich, or served as a party appetizer!  Made with TVP, flavorful seasonings, and great spices these meatballs are perfect for meal prep, batch cooking, or to make ahead.

These Vegan TVP Meatballs Are:

  • Hearty
  • Protein-Packed
  • Flavorful
  • Herby
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free

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I have had a lifelong love of spaghetti and meatballs!  I have my Italian mother to thank for that one 🙂 To this day there is nothing I love more than a huge messy bowl of pasta swimming in my 5 Ingredient Homemade Tomato Sauce… topped with giant and flavorful TVP meatballs!

One of the BEST Pantry Staple Vegan High Protein Recipes

These TVP textured vegetable protein meatballs recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple meal!  It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards.  You probably already have a lot of these ingredients on hand!  Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate.  I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep on hand. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple recipes on here.  By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

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This recipe is perfect for meal prepping- When I make these I try to make a lot of extras so I can enjoy them throughout the week!  For lunch or dinner (or both some days, don’t judge) spaghetti and meatballs are definitely on the menu with this super easy recipe.

What’s In Textured Vegetable Protein Meatballs?

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A Sheet Pan TVP Meatball Recipe For the Win!

These vegan and gluten free TVP meatnalls make the perfect sheet pan dinner!  I love a good sheet pan meal, especially during these fall months when the weather starts to turn cooler. Cooking on a sheetpan is one of my favorite ways to get a meal on the table fast!  All the food gets cooked on a single pan, which makes cleaning up a breeze. And the oven does all the work for you, so you can focus on other kitchen prep while the food cooks. Sheetpan meals are awesome for breakfast, lunch, or dinner – check out my link here to see other healthy sheet pan meals that are ready in no time!

What Do I Serve with These Italian Meatballs?

Get the Same Ingredients I Use For My Gluten Free TVP Meatballs Recipe:

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The BEST Vegan Italian Meatballs (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan)

The Herbeevore
4.86 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian, Vegan, Vegetarian



  • In a medium saucepan, bring the vegetable stock to a boil.  Add the TVP into the pot, stir, and let sit for 10 minutes while the TVP absorbs the broth.
  • In a large bowl, add the TVP and the rest of the ingredients.  Knead until they form a dough.
  • Form the mixture into small 2 inch meatballs.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and cook the meatballs for 20 minutes.
  • Add a few tablespoons of olive oil to a skillet fry the meatballs for 7-8 minutes until they brown and begin to crisp.
  • Serve over spaghetti with homemade marinara, on a sub sandwich, or use as a cocktail party appetizer!
Keyword Meatballs, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Textured Vegetable Protein, TVP, Vegan, Vegan Dinner, Vegan Meatballs, Vegetarian Dinner
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Posted in Dairy Free, Dinners, Easy Weeknight Meals, Gluten Free, High Protein, Italian, Low Sodium, Make Ahead, Meal Prep, Pantry Recipes, Pastas, Sheet Pan Meals, The Herbeevore Recipes, Vegan Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes


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