Divine zucchini meatballs with brown rice with minimal calories and great taste.
You will not understand that you do not eat meat. These zucchini meatballs are simply divine and go perfectly with spaghetti, rice, quinoa, potatoes and whatever else you want.
The basic ingredients that you will need to make these meatballs are:
Zucchini well drained
Breadcrumbs: You can use oat flour instead of breadcrumbs.
Egg: The egg in this recipe can not be replaced because we want our meatballs to come out solid and not dissolve. Otherwise they will dissolve later when added to the sauce.
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How many calories does each meatball have?
Each zucchini meatball without sauce has 26 calories.
What can accompany zucchini meatballs?
The zucchini meatballs go perfectly with brown rice, pasta of your choice, baked potatoes, quinoa.
Of course you can just eat them with a slice of bread.
Zucchini meatballs in tomato sauce
- 1 cup shredded zucchini drained (περίπου 2 μεγάλα κολοκυθάκια ή 4 μικρά )
- 1 garlic clove
- 40 gr. breadcrumbs
- 20 gr. shredded parmesan
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp parsley
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tbsp thyme
- black pepper
for the creamy tomato sauce
- 1 onion
- 1 carrot
- 2 garlic cloves
- 360 ml. (1,5 cup) tomatoes
- 2 tsp tomato puree
- 4 tsp cream cheese light
- 600 ml. (2,5 cup) water or vegetable stock
- salt and black pepper
- shredded parmesan (to serve)
- Start by grating zucchini. Drain very well to remove as much liquid as possible.
- Put the zucchini in a bowl and add all the other ingredients.
- Knead with your hands. Once all the ingredients are combined, divide the dough into 16 bites. Make meatballs and transfer them to a piece of non-stick paper in a pan.
- Bake in preheated oven at 200 C for 15-18 minutes. Turn your meatballs in half. Allow them to cool completely.
- Make the tomato sauce. Pour a little olive oil in a pan. Add the onion, garlic and carrot. Cook for 4-5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, tomato puree, parsley and basil and bring to a boil.
- Lower the temperature and cook for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes add the cream cheese and stir until the cheese melts and you get a creamy tomato sauce.
- Add the meatballs and mix carefully until they are covered by the tomato sauce. Cook for another 5 minutes and set aside.
- Serve with rice, pasta or potatoes. If you want, add a little grated Parmesan on top.
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