Easiest Spaghetti and Meatballs without meat
Before turning vegan, I used to make spaghetti & meatballs inspired by Jaime Oliver's classic book and it never failed to please. It just hits home and every body is happily satisfied.
In this recipe we make it vegan by replacing the beef with Ikea Vegan meatballs.
What looks and tastes like meat, but contains no meat? That would be our new plant ball of course. It has the look, taste and juicy bite of its meaty counterpart, but only 4% of the climate footprint. And rumor has it, once you’ve tasted it, you’ll be back for more. - Ikea
Click the link! they actually made a video on how it is made and what is in it. It is mostly made of Pea protein and other natural ingredients. Just a taste of this dish will bring you instant Hygge. Hygge is a word in Danish and Norwegian that describes a mood of coziness and "comfortable conviviality" with feelings of wellness and contentment.
Give this recipe a try and feel free to make it your own. Get curious and creative in the kitchen and help make the world a better place by cooking Vegan.
Prepare noodles as directed in package
In a pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta noodles for 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain and run through cold water, loosen with olive oil.
Make the sauce
Saute thinly sliced onion and garlic until fragrant and translucent. pour in Rao's Marinara, season as you go.
Mount some vegan butter for extra creaminess. Drizzle some maple for sweetness, it really rounds the flavor of the whole dish, plus I grew up with sweet spaghetti back in the Philippines.
Sear Ikea Plant balls
In a separate pan, brown Ikea meatless meatballs with olive oil and vegan butter. Stirring once in a while for even browning. Feel free to deglaze it with wine or any acidic ingredient in your pantry as for me my Mirin did the trick.
Assemble, Present and Garnish with Herbs
Toss in noodles in red sauce and let the balls roll on top. Garnish with what ever herb you got on hand and voila.
Vegan Spaghetti Meatballs is sure crowd pleaser
It is easy to master this dish and add your little tweaks like adding mushrooms, other roasted veggies, vegan cheeses.
It is a great canvas for other creative components you might want to introduce to a dish. Truffle oil maybe?
The possibilities are endless.