lentil meatballs

Vegetarian Lentil Meatballs

As you are planning your holiday menu, this recipe is a fun festive one and a great option for your vegan/vegetarian guests. Our Cranberry Holiday Sauce adds a sweet and tangy taste, and is the perfect accompaniment to our Vegetarian Lentil Meatballs.  Make sure to add this recipe to your holiday menu for a truly special seasonal twist.

 A flavorful and festive experience that blends wholesome ingredients and culinary creativity! 

vegetarian lentil meatball recipe

These meatballs are a breeze to whip up with just a handful of basic ingredients, and pack a scrumptious punch of flavor and texture in every bite.  We used green lentils because we like their peppery earthy flavor with the sweetness of the cranberry sauce, but this recipe is adaptable to any of our five varieties of lentils.  The Cranberry Sauce is half cranberry and half bbq sauce, to create a truly delicious sweet and tangy sauce. The tartness of the cranberries adds a little kick to the sweetness of the bbq sauce, and it's stickiness makes it a great glaze for these vegetarian meatballs.  

We like the Cranberry Sauce for a little extra festive touch, but you can also just serve the meatballs with mashed potatoes.  These Vegetarian Lentil Meatballs with Cranberry Holiday Sauce could be used as a stellar entree or a delightful appetizer for your next holiday meal.  Serve with toothpicks! 

Also it's a great time to buy lentils with our holiday sale!  Shop our Artisan Bundle with four varieties of our lentils at 20% off right now.    Also let us know what you think of our recipe in the comments below. Enjoy!  

lentil meatall

*Tip we used a blender, as we don't have a food processor and the meatballs turned out great. 



Comments 4

Doug on

Is something missing in this recipe? We followed the instructions completely, even leaving the refrigerator overnight. After 10 minutes in the oven they were to soft to “flip” (the oven is pretty close to accurate; we had just followed a new bread recipe that turned out perfect), so we doubled the time. Still mushy but barely flipped. The taste (without the sauce) was really bland.
My wife and I both reviewed every step and we are as sure as we can humanly be that we didn’t miss a step.
So, is something missing?

Heather on

I have same question about old fashioned oats—cut, flaked, rolled? Thank you.

Earle Betge on

What do you mean by “old fashion oats; steel cut, flaked, rolled?

Tracie on

1 flax seed?

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