Baked meatballs? Yes, but without meat and lots of delicious vegetables. Only 55 calories!

Has your family been asking you to make them something delicious for days? But despite your best efforts, you still can’t make them happy? Don’t despair, you may have found the perfect recipe. In fact, these light oven-baked vegetable meatballs are so delicious they will leave everyone speechless. They will even win over the children, who usually despise this very healthy food. Certainly, this dish is an excellent solution for both lunch and dinner.

If you like, you can even serve it when you have guests and be sure not to look bad. Dishes worthy of a starred chef are usually created with simplicity. Not to mention that those on a diet do not have to give up meatballs, because here you have a second course with only 55 kcal per meatball, which allows you to eat with a lot of taste and gluttony.

To complete the picture, the preparation is one of the easiest and quickest ever. Once the vegetables have been chopped and seasoned, they are simply placed in the frying pan, where the meatballs are prepared with all the necessary ingredients.

Baked meatballs recipe, with very little fat and lots of goodness

Baked meatballs

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: about 30 minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
Servings: about 8 meatballs
Calories: 55 Kcal


350 g of baked vegetables (1 aubergine, 1 courgette and 1 chopped bell pepper)
90 g light ricotta
3 tablespoons oat bran
Just enough salt

What you need to season the baked vegetables

1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 handful of basil
Just enough salt


  1. After the vegetables have cooked in the oven, put them in a bowl, add the oat bran and the ricotta and mix well with a spoon.
  2. Add a pinch of salt and knead with your hands until you have the right consistency for the meatballs.
  3. Line a baking tray with baking paper and place the balls on the baking paper, making sure they do not overlap.
  4. Bake in the pre-heated oven, with the fan on, at 180°C for about 30 minutes.

If you have a particularly sweet tooth, you can add the baked meatballs to the sauce, but they are undoubtedly delicious on their own.

You can find out how to make the baked meatballs in the video recipe!

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