healthy impossible burger meatballs covered in marinara sauce in a white bowl

Healthy Impossible Burger Meatballs

Healthy, vegan meatballs made with Impossible meat. So juicy and tender, you won’t believe they are vegan! And ready in just 20 minutes!

As many of my readers know, my husband and I started eating a plant-based diet at the beginning of 2020. We planned on trying it for a month, and we’ve stuck with it for over a year and a half! We aren’t strict about what we eat – we definitely splurge every few months with a fried chicken sandwich from Popeyes or whatever we are craving on that particular day. But what has been most surprising to me is how much I have enjoyed trying new plant-based ingredients and finding interesting ways to prepare them. And Impossible Burgers are one of those ingredients!

If you haven’t tried Impossible Burger meat, I highly recommend it! It’s an excellent meat alternative that is healthier and better for the planet. And the best part is that the “meat” is juicy and tender, just like the real thing! I will even go so far to say that this meatball recipe is one of the best I’ve ever tasted – meat or meat alternative! And because they are baked, they are that much healthier. Total prep and bake time for these meatballs is just 20 minutes, so they are perfect for when you are short on time.

impossible meatballs in tomato sauce with spaghetti noodles on a white plate with fork

Why This Recipe Works

  • Juicy and tender meatballs
  • Quick and easy recipe; ready in just 20 minutes!
  • Healthy baked meatballs that use a meat alternative
  • Convenient – can be prepped (and made) ahead of time
  • Versatile – serve as appetizers or make Swedish meatballs!
impossible meat in a bowl with lots of herbs and spices
hamburger meat in a mixing bowl

Five Easy Steps to Healthy Impossible Meatballs!

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine breadcrumbs and milk in a small bowl. Set aside to moisten breadcrumbs.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients (leaving aside the fresh parsley for garnishing). Add breadcrumb mixture and mix well.
  4. Roll mixture into balls about 1 tablespoon in size (you should get around 12 meatballs with this size). Transfer to lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes. Serve immediately. Meatballs are delicious on their own or served with marinara sauce and pasta!
impossible meatballs on a baking sheet
meatballs after being baked in the oven arranged on a baking sheet

Recipe Notes

I provide both vegan (plant-based) and non-vegan options in this recipe. You can decide how you would like to make it! Either way, it will be delicious!

This is a very versatile recipe! Serve these meatballs as appetizers as-is, blanketed in marinara sauce and served over a bed of pasta, or turn them into Swedish meatballs and serve with cranberry sauce!

To freeze meatballs, place (baked and cooled) meatballs on a baking sheet and transfer them to the freezer for 10 minutes. Move meatballs to a large freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 2 months.

close up of meatballs in red sauce with a spoon in bowl
fork picking up meatball off of plate with spaghetti and impossible meatballs

Enjoy your week, and feel free to drop me a line in the comments – I would love to hear if you try this recipe! Or tag me on Instagram @maryannehoekstra to let me know how it turned out! Also, if you are enjoying my blog, please consider recommending it to your friends. They can subscribe here.

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healthy impossible burger meatballs covered in marinara sauce in a white bowl

Healthy Impossible Meatballs

Healthy, vegan meatballs made with Impossible meat. So juicy and tender, you won't believe they are vegan! And ready in just 20 minutes!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 12 meatballs

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tablespoon plant-based milk (or whole milk)
  • 1 (12 oz.) package Impossible Burger meat
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons grated parmesan or nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped (garnish)
  • 1 (25 oz. jar) marinara sauce (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine breadcrumbs and milk in a small bowl. Set aside to moisten breadcrumbs.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients (leaving aside the fresh parsley for garnishing). Add breadcrumb mixture and mix well.
  • Roll mixture into balls about 1 tablespoon in size (you should get around 12 meatballs with this size). Transfer to lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Serve immediately. Meatballs are delicious on their own or served with marinara sauce and pasta!
Keyword breadcrumbs, garlic, healthy, impossible, meatballs, parsley, vegan

11 Comments

  1. Barbara J Haner

    5 stars
    I am going to try this recipe and see if Darryl can tell it is not meat. And I absolutely love the pictures for this recipe!!!!

  2. 5 stars
    Something Vegan and looks so yummy, moist and juicy. Definitely need to check this out.

  3. 5 stars
    Love it! And can’t wait to try it! Thank you!

  4. 5 stars
    Enjoyed these with a spaghetti dinner last night and they did not disappoint! So hearty and robust; easily, a new family favorite recipe!

  5. Jessica Formicola

    5 stars
    Burger meatballs? That is so genius! I can’t wait to try these- I know my family will love them

  6. 5 stars
    Oh wow! My son absolutely loved this recipe and is begging to have this again. So delicious and very tasty. Can’t wait to make this lovely dish for dinner again!

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