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]



Cooking Time




  • 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.


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


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 Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.