Dinner,  Pasta Dishes

Tofu Meatballs

For days when you want a meat substitute but don’t want to buy processed foods full of chemicals or pay a large sum. These are perfect and are made simply from tofu, herbs, and spices. They’re slightly spicy but not overly, they have a nice meaty flavor and are super easy to make. Did I also mention they’re low calorie? At only 50 calories per ball if you make ten.

If you would like to follow the recipe exactly with the spaghetti and sauce. I made it for two people. Ten Meatballs. 150g Spaghetti and for the sauce: 1 Tin Chopped tomatoes, 2 tbsp Tomato Puree, 1/2 tbsp Nutritional Yeast, 1/2 tbsp Oregano, 1/2 tbsp Basil, 1/2 tsp Marmite, Salt & Pepper.

How about something sweet for pudding? Peanut Butter Matcha Cakes are low calorie, healthy and yet exceptionally tasty and sweet. They even have a Peanut Buttercream frosting!

Tofu meatballs

Estimated Calories are per ball when making 10. 
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Calories 56kcal
Author wallyjay


  • 280 g Block of firm Tofu Crumbled
  • 1 Diced Onion
  • 2 tbsp Liquid Smoke
  • 1 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Tumeric Optional
  • Salt + Pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp Oregano
  • 1 tbsp Parsley
  • 1/2 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Granules or 2 cloves
  • 3 tbsp Sriracha

For the Coating

  • 2 tbsp Corn Starch
  • 1 tbsp Nutritional Yeast


  • First, warm up your oven to 180C Fan. 200C Normal. Cover a tray with baking paper. Then fry your onion until softened and browning. 
  • Add your crumbled Tofu to a bowl with the Onion and everything else. Give it a good stir. 
  • Next, place the cornstarch and nutritional yeast coating on a board or in a bowl. 
  • Mold your mixture into balls with your hands. To make ten, they should be a similar size to the head of a tbsp. 
  • Roll each ball into the coating until completely covered and place on the baking paper. 
  • Optional - Spray or cover each ball with a little oil to help them brown. 
  • Place in the oven for 25-30 mins until beginning to brown. You will know when they're ready as they will hold there shape.
  • When they're ready it's good to place them in a pan with your sauce and give them a gentle stir. 
  • Serve immediately. Will also be good for leftovers the next day. We serve ours with a simple tomato sauce and spaghetti. 


Please be advised, calories are estimates and your ingredients may vary from mine. 
For more recipes like this visit www.wallyjay.com

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