14 Asparagus Recipes for Easy Dinners

Asparagus Recipes

Don’t throw away that leftover asparagus! from soups to Pastas, there are so many ways to put your green stems to good use.

Asparagus, Snap Pea, and Radish Salad

Asparagus and creamy feta cheese pair up for a light, refreshing spring salad.

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Ravioli with Sautéed Asparagus and Walnuts

Amp up packaged pasta from the store with asparagus and walnuts sautéed in garlic.

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One-Pan Spring Chicken with Asparagus and Edamame

Asparagus and other spring vegetables are soaked in a white wine garlic sauce and served with seasoned chicken breast for a hearty, nutritious evening meal.

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Pastry-Wrapped Asparagus with Balsamic Dipping Sauce

Serve warm, pastry-wrapped asparagus with an herb-infused balsamic vinegar sauce for an appetizer your guests won’t be able to resist.

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Asparagus, Peas, and Tomatoes with Herb Butter

Sauté asparagus, tomatoes, and peas in olive oil and garlic, then serve with homemade herb butter for a healthy salad or side dish that’s bursting with flavor.

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Asparagus Parmesan Soup

This cheesy asparagus soup makes for an excellent (and easy) first course at a dinner party or luncheon.

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Grilled Asparagus and Shiitake Tacos

These vegetarian tacos put a healthier spin on Taco Tuesday.

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Asparagus and Ricotta Tart

When you want to turn regular old veggies into an elegant appetizer, opt for this beautifully styled Asparagus and Ricotta Tart.

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Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

When a recipe is only two ingredients, there’s no way you can say no.

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Asparagus & Potato Pizza

Don’t order pizza for delivery this weekend—instead, try this potato and asparagus variation that’s addictively delicious. Give it a sprinkle of provolone and drizzle of pesto, and your family will devour this pizza in a matter of minutes.

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Brown Butter Tortellini with Toasted Garlic and Asparagus

The ingredients list is unbelievably simple, but rich, nutty brown butter coats the asparagus and pasta for a tasty burst of flavor.

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Asparagus-Rice Fritatta

Just seven ingredients are needed for this delicious fritatta, including fresh tarragon, pancetta, and asiago cheese.

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Fusilli with Asparagus and Peas

Long fusilli is complemented by asparagus and crisp sugar snap peas soaked in a light lemon zest and shallot broth. The best part: This healthy dish can be thrown together in under 20 minutes.

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Asparagus Soup with Turkey and Tomato Tarts

The rich earthiness of asparagus makes it perfect for a soup; here, it’s pureed with chicken broth, chopped sweet onion, and potato. Served with delicate tomato tarts, this meal is light and satisfying.

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Skillet Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Apples Recipes

Brussels Sprouts

Brown sugar and apples bring sweetness to this chicken and brussels sprouts dish.

   Ingredients                                                                                                                                                            Yields: 4 servings

1 1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
Kosher salt and black pepper
1 tbsp. canola oil
1 (12-oz.) package shredded Brussels sprouts
1 sliced apple
1/2 sliced red onion
1 Chopped Garlic Clove
2 tbsp. white balsamic vinegar
2 tsp. brown sugar
1/3 c. chopped toasted pecans
Directions
Total Time: 0:30

  1. Season chicken thighs with fresh thyme, and kosher salt and black pepper. Cook in canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes per side; transfer to a plate.
  2. Add shredded Brussels sprouts, apple, red onion, and garlic clove to skillet. Cook, tossing, until Brussels sprouts are wilted and onion has softened, 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in white balsamic vinegar and brown sugar. Season with kosher salt and black pepper.
  3. Return chicken to pan and top with toasted pecans.

Spinach & Artichoke Ravioli Casserole Recipe

With only a handful of easy-to-find ingredients, this shortcut recipe makes the creamiest, dreamiest dinner in less than an hour.

spinach and artichoke ravioli casserole
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Things You’ll Need

  • 1 cup frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 25-ounce bag frozen cheese ravioli
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 1 16-ounce can artichokes
  • 1 15-ounce jar Alfredo sauce
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup Italian blend cheese, grated
  • Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)
ingredients for spinach and artichoke ravioli casserole
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Step 1: Combine Spinach Mixture

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Chop artichokes into small pieces.

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Next, combine artichokes with spinach and pesto.

artichoke mixture for spinach and artichoke ravioli casserole
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Tip

For an even more robust flavor, double the artichokes by using two cans.

Step 2: Prepare Alfredo Sauce

Combine Alfredo sauce and chicken stock, then pour 1/3 of your mixture into the bottom of a casserole dish (about 10×10 or 9×13 inches).

alfredo sauce for spinach and artichoke ravioli casserole
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Step 3: Begin Layering

Add a layer of your spinach and artichoke mixture, followed by uncooked (still frozen) cheese ravioli.

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Step 4: Finish Layering

Repeat the process until you have two layers of sauce, spinach and artichokes then ravioli.

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Finish by sprinkling cheese on top.

cheese on top of spinach and artichoke ravioli casserole

Step 5: Bake

Cover and bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes.

Remove cover and continue baking for an additional 15 minutes, until the cheese is golden on the edges and bubbling everywhere.

Wait 5 minutes to serve, allowing the pasta to soak up more liquid and flavor.

Add parsley as garnish if you’d like. Enjoy!

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How To Make Cinnamon Rolls

Who doesn’t love a classic cinnamon roll? These cinnamon rolls are soft, fluffy, filled intensely with sweet cinnamon-y flavor and covered in a generous slathering of delicious cream cheese frosting. They’re the perfect homemade sweet treat worth waking up for. So, break out your cast iron skillet and make them today by following this easy recipe!

These cinnamon rolls are the perfect breakfast treat!
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Things You’ll Need

Step 1: Make Dough

Place the whole milk into a medium sized saucepan. Heat on medium-low until the milk is lukewarm in temperature. Remove from the heat and stir in the yeast until combined. Set the mixture aside to prove for 5 minutes.

Stir in the yeast until well combined.
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Meanwhile, place the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar and salt into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment. Mix on low speed for 1 minute to combine.

Evenly combine the dry ingredients.
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Pour the milk and yeast mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix until a shaggy dough forms, about 1 minute. Add in the eggs. Increase the speed to medium and knead until it forms a rough ball around the dough hook, 3 minutes.

Add in the butter, a generous tablespoon at a time, until it is all incorporated. Increase the mixer speed to medium-high and knead for a further 6 minutes, or until a very smooth, velvety, and soft dough has formed. Stop mixing. Cover the bowl with a layer of plastic wrap and set the dough aside to rise until it has doubled in size, 1 hour.

Leave the dough to rise until doubled in size.
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Step 2: Make Filling

In a medium sized bowl, combine the light brown sugar, ground cinnamon, and salt. Set aside until needed.

Combine the filling ingredients.
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Step 3: Form & Bake Rolls

Line an 8-inch (20 centimetres) cast-iron skillet with non-stick parchment paper. Set aside.

Transfer the risen dough to a floured work surface. Using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll the dough out and into a rough rectangle, about ½-inch (1.3 centimetres) in thickness. Brush the melted butter over the top of the dough, then evenly spread over the cinnamon sugar filling.

Cover the dough evenly with the cinnamon sugar.
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Starting with the longest edge, roll the dough into a tight log shape.

Tightly roll into a log shape.
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Use a large knife or a dough cutter to cut the log into 1-inch (2.5 centimetres) slices.

Cut the dough into even slices.
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Arrange the slices into the prepared cast-iron skillet. Cover with plastic wrap and let them rise again for a further 30 minutes.

Neatly arrange the cinnamon rolls in the cast iron skillet.
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Meanwhile, pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius).

Brush the cinnamon rolls with a little of the egg wash. Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown and fragrant. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes.

Step 4: Make Frosting

Meanwhile, make the frosting. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the powdered sugar, cream cheese and vanilla bean extract. Add in the milk and whisk to form desired consistency for the glaze. 2 tablespoons of milk will yield a thicker glaze and 4 tablespoons of milk will make it slightly thinner. Generously spread the frosting over the cinnamon rolls.

Cover the top of the cinnamon rolls with the cream cheese frosting.
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Step 5: Serve & Enjoy

Serve and enjoy the cinnamon rolls! They are best eaten warm on the day of making but can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to two days or kept in the refrigerator for up to three days. Re-heat before serving.

Cinnamon Rolls
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9 Delicious Stuffed Recipes to Up Your Dinner Game

9 Delicious Stuffed Recipes to Up Your Dinner Game

If you’ve been feeling uninspired lately when it comes to dinner recipes for you and your family, we’ve got just what you need. It’s time to say goodbye to those same two or three meals you’ve grown tired of, and replace them with these delicious stuffed recipes that are simple to make but will leave everyone asking for more!

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Fresh herbs, Italian seasoning, garlic, cheese–it doesn’t get much better than these meatballs.

Broccoli & Cheese Stuffed Chicken

In dire need of a new way to prepare chicken breast? Look no further–this recipe is everything your taste buds dream of.

Artichoke Dip Stuffed Mushrooms

These stuffed mushrooms are a definite crowd-pleaser and make a wonderful addition to any meal.

Stuffed Salmon

There are many ways to prepare a healthy salmon meal, but you’ll surely fall in love with this flavor-packed recipe.

Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers

You’ve never had a Sloppy Joe quite like this, but you’ll be glad you did.

Stuffed Crab

Traditional crab cakes may be delicious alone, but the flavors get an extra boost once stuffed into shells.

Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Chicken

This simple recipe calls for tender chicken filled with a tasty combination of spinach, artichoke and cheeses. Sign me up!

Stuffed French Toast

This French toast stuffed with ooey-gooey chocolate hazelnut filling will steal your heart (because who doesn’t love breakfast food for dinner?!).

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How to Make Krispy Kreme Donuts

How to Make Krispy Kreme Donuts

How to Make Krispy Kreme Donuts

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Doughnuts
  • 2 (1/4 ounce) packages yeast
  • 14 cup water (105-115)
  • 1 12 cups lukewarm milk (scalded, then cooled)
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 cup shortening
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • canola oil
How to Make Krispy Kreme Donuts
  • Creamy Glaze
  • 13 cup butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 12 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 -6 tablespoons hot water
  • Chocolate frosting
  • 13 cup butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 12 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 -6 tablespoons hot water
  • 4 ounces milk chocolate chips or 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
How to Make Krispy Kreme Donuts

Directions

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in 2 1/2-quart bowl.
  2. Add milk, sugar, salt, eggs, shortening and 2 cups flour.
  3. Beat on low for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly.
  4. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  5. Stir in remaining flour until smooth.
  6. Cover and let rise until double, 50-60 minutes.
  7. (Dough is ready when indentation remains when touched.) Turn dough onto floured surface; roll around lightly to coat with flour.
  8. Gently roll dough 1/2-inch thick with floured rolling pin.
  9. Cut with floured doughnut cutter.
  10. Cover and let rise until double, 30-40 minutes.
  11. Heat vegetable oil in deep fryer to 350°.
  12. Slide doughnuts into hot oil with wide spatula.
  13. Turn doughnuts as they rise to the surface.

  1. Fry until golden brown, about 1 minute on each side.
  2. Remove carefully from oil (do not prick surface); drain.
  3. Dip the doughnuts into creamy glaze set on rack then when slightly cooled spread chocolate frosting on top.
  4. Dip in sprinkles or other toppings after chocolate if desired.
  5. Creamy Glaze: Heat butter until melted.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.
  8. Stir in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.
  9. Chocolate Frosting: Heat butter and chocolate over low heat until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat.
  10. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.
  11. Stir in water 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.
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How to Make Dulce de Leche

How to Make Dulce de Leche

How to Make Dulce de Leche | Dulce de Leche is essentially Mexican caramel. Its smooth, velvety texture and sweet, rich taste make it ideal for a variety of applications. Pour it on your waffles, mix it in with your cakes, or drizzle it over your doughnuts—there are so many options. And while there are a few different ways to make Dulce de Leche, making it in the oven has proven to be one of the simplest ways to make this decadent treat at home.

 How to Make Dulce de Leche

Final
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Things You’ll Need

  • 1, 14 oz can condensed milk
  • Aluminum foil
  • 1, 8 x 8 inch baking dish
  • 1, 9 x 13 inch baking dish
  • Boiling water
  • Whisk
  • Sealable jar

Step 1

Pour the condensed milk into an 8×8 inch baking dish.

Fill with condensed milk
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Step 2

Cover the dish tightly with foil and place in a 9×13 inch baking dish. Fill the larger dish with boiling water until it reaches just over halfway up the side of the smaller dish. Carefully transfer the pan to the oven and cook at 425 degrees F for 60-75 minutes, or until the milk takes on a light caramel color.

Cover with Aluminum foil
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Step 3

Carefully remove the small baking dish from the oven, remove the foil, and whisk the dulce de leche until smooth.

Whisk smooth
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Step 4

While still warm, transfer the dulce de leche to a sealable container and enjoy!

Place into container
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Tip

Once cooled to room temperature, the dulce de leche can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.

How to Make BBQ Ranch Casserole

How to Make BBQ Ranch Casserole

How to Make BBQ Ranch Casserole… What happens when you combine two favorite flavors into one cheesy casserole? The newest hit of every potluck you’ll attend from here on out.

bbq chicken ranch casserole
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Things You’ll Need

  • 1 pound pasta, any short variety
  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup Ranch dressing
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 cups Colby Jack cheese, shredded and separated
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 2-3 scallions, sliced
  • 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups frozen sweet corn
  • Parsley, optional
ingredients for bbq ranch chicken casserole
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Step 1: Sauté Chicken

Use 2 tablespoons of oil plus a dash of salt and pepper to sauté chicken over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side.

sauteed chicken
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Tip

Save time by using rotisserie chicken.

Step 2: Boil Pasta

While chicken is cooking, boil a large pot of water and partially cook pasta for only 4 minutes. Drain and set aside.

boiled pasta
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Step 3: Mix Ingredients

In a large bowl, combine cooked pasta, barbecue sauce, Ranch dressing, corn, onion, scallions, tomatoes and 1 1/2 cups of cheese.

mix ingredients together
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Step 4: Bake

Pour mixed pasta into a buttered casserole dish. Top with remaining 1/2 cup of Colby Jack cheese. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes.

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Step 5: Serve

If you’d like, add a few sprinkles of chopped parsley on top for color and enjoy!

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Recipe for Vegan Cream Cheese 

Vegan Cream Cheese
Vegan Cream Cheese |  From bagels to dips, traditional cream cheese is an all-time favorite. But when you lead a vegan lifestyle or have a dairy allergy, the popular spreadable cheese seems out of the question. Luckily, it doesn’t need to be that way! With ingredients like cashews, nutritional yeast, and non-dairy yogurt, you can make vegan “cream cheese” in the comfort of your own home. The finished product will have a mild yet flavorful taste that is reminiscent of the real thing. To make it yourself, check out this deliciously easy tutorial.

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Things You’ll Need

  • 1 1/2 cups cashews

  • 1/4 cup soy or coconut yogurt

  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • Dash of ground black pepper

  • Water

Vegan Cream Cheese
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Tip

  • For best results, use a food processor to ensure a smooth and even consistency. However, if you opt for a high-powered blender, keep in mind that it is best to puree the mixture in batches. It might also take longer to smooth out and you may need to scrape down the sides more often. This will likely vary depending on the specific appliance.

Step 1

Soak the cashews in water for at least 4 hours. If possible, let them sit overnight, for at least 8 hours. This will make it easier on your food processor or blender.

Vegan Cream Cheese
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Step 2

Drain the cashews and chop up.

Vegan Cream Cheese
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Step 3

Process the cashews, pausing every now and then to scrape down the sides. Continue until the mixture reaches a doughy consistency.

If you are using a blender, this step is best done in batches.

Vegan Cream Cheese
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Step 4

Combine the pureed cashews with the yogurt, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and minced garlic.

If using a food processor, this step can be done right in the container. If using a blender, mix these ingredients in a bowl and return to the blender, working in batches.

Vegan Cream Cheese
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Step 5

Puree until you are happy with the consistency. If needed, slowly add water, non-dairy milk or yogurt to help smooth out the cream cheese. You can also add more lemon juice, nutritional yeast, salt or pepper, according to your taste buds.

Vegan Cream Cheese
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This basic vegan cream cheese recipe is easy to customize. Simply mix in your favorite ingredients for a delicious, one-of-a-kind flavored homemade “cheese” spread. For example, if you love a little heat, add sriracha or Chipotle peppers. Sweeten things up with cinnamon sugar, mashed berries, or pumpkin puree. Craving something savory? Use chopped scallions or dried herbs. Don’t be afraid to experiment with what you have on hand.

Vegan Cream Cheese
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Vegan cream cheese can be used just like traditional cream cheese. Spread it on bagels, eat it as dip, or stuff it in pastries. Yum!

Vegan Cream Cheese
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How to Make Vegan Meatballs

Meatballs
From spaghetti to sandwiches, meatballs are versatile and tasty. You can even serve them as appetizers by sticking a toothpick in each one. However, if you follow a vegan diet, meatballs are out of the question. The solution? Homemade vegan “meatballs” that are held together with bread crumbs. Plus, with ingredients like quinoa and kidney beans, they’re a rich source of plant-based protein. Here’s how to make them yourself.

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Things You’ll Need

  • 1/3 cup dried quinoa

  • 2/3 cup water or vegetable broth

  • 1 cup mushrooms, chopped

  • 1 cup white kidney beans

  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs

  • 1 tablespoon minced or crushed garlic

  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Olive or coconut oil for greasing

Tip

  • If you eat a gluten-free diet, feel free to use gluten-free bread crumbs.
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Step 1

Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Bring the vegetable broth to a boil. Stir in the quinoa, reduce the heat, and simmer according to the package’s directions.

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Step 2

While the quinoa is cooking, pulse the mushrooms and white kidney beans in a food processor or high-powered blender. You may need to periodically stop and scrape down the sides.

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Tip

  • The mushrooms offer texture, color, and flavor. However, if you are allergic or do not like mushrooms, you can substitute with more quinoa or beans.

Step 3

Add the cooked quinoa and remaining ingredients. Mix until thoroughly combined.

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Step 4

With clean hands, form the mixture into 1 1/2-inch balls. Place on a greased baking sheet.

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Step 5

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until slightly crispy. Flip the meatballs halfway to ensure even cooking.

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Your homemade vegan “meatballs” are ready to eat! For a healthy and hearty meal, toss the meatballs in your favorite tomato sauce and serve with your favorite whole wheat or gluten-free pasta. You can also pair this recipe with spiralized veggie noodles or your favorite vegan cream sauce.

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Vegan meatballs taste amazing in sandwiches, too. This simple yet delicious option calls for tomato sauce, greens, and your favorite roll. While you’re at it, why not add an extra sprinkling of nutritional yeast or non-dairy cheese? Yum!

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