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Cheezy BeanBalls [Vegan]

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Mmmmm…nothing gets the family running to the table quite like a big plate of beanballs. I assure you though, these balls taste way better than they sound. Truly. I couldn’t stop popping em. They are a new favorite of mine.

Cheezy BeanBalls [Vegan]



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  • 1-15 ounce. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 flax egg
  • 1/4 cup diced parsley
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/4 cup panko
  • 2 heaping tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with foil. Spray with a non stick spray. Set aside.
  2. Take the chickpeas and add to a food processor. Process until a thick mash is formed. Scrape down sides as necessary and leave a few chunks. (we aren’t makin’ hummus here!)
  3. Scoop the processed chickpeas into a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix to combine. I found using my hands to mash together is the best way.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add oil. When pan is hot add in beanballs and sauté for 2-3 minutes on each side. You want to get a nice crisp on the outside.
  5. Once ready transfer the balls to baking sheet and bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Enjoy.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 766 | Total Carbs: 87 g | Total Fat: 33 g | Total Protein: 29 g | Total Sodium: 1141 g | Total Sugar: 2 g

(Per Serving) Calories: 38 | Carbs: 4 g | Fat: 2 g | Protein: 1 g | Sodium: 57 g | Sugar: 0 g


To make a flax egg, mix 1 tablespoon flax meal with 3 tablespoons water.





Delicious, nutritious dishes to help you feel your best. Chrysta Hiser is the creator behind the vegan food blog, Noshed. She currently resides in sunny Austin, Texas where she spends her days creating dishes that not only taste delicious but are packed with nutrients that will help you feel your best. Chrysta is passionate about nutrition but also has a love for strength training and enjoys being as active as possible. When she is not tearing up the kitchen or lifting heavy objects you can find her studying or hanging out with her husband and two kitties.



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3 Years Ago

wondering if you could eliminate the frying and just turn the oven up to 400 to 415? I have made this recipe twice and it is very good.

3 Years Ago

Wheres the cheese?

21 May 2015

The nutritional yeast tastes like parmesan without the calories.

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