Pecan Meatballs

A few months ago my parents invited my husband and I, along with a few other people, over for a vegetarian dinner.  My mother said she had seen a vegetarian recipe on one of her favorite television shows and wanted to try out the recipe.

The television show where the recipe came from is ABC’s The Chew and it’s on every weekday at 1pm eastern time.  One of the stars of the show, Carla Hall, is married to a vegetarian and is constantly trying to come up with yummy recipes that can replace her older meat version recipes.  This Pecan Meatball recipe that Carla Hall created is so delicious that even the non-vegetarians who came to dinner at my folks house were in love.

Do yourself a favor, try this recipe.  We love it so much, that we double the recipe and then freeze some for another day.  We’ve made loads of different recipes from this one…like Meatball subs, shepherd’s pie (mash the pecan balls as the “meat”  layer in the shepards pie), the possibilities are endless.

You can find Carla Hall’s recipe here: Pecan Meatballs

When my husband and I made the recipe at home a few weeks ago, we decided to skip the pasta and put the pecan meatballs and sauce over spaghetti squash with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. Delish!

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Spaghetti Squash before it was roasted. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper and roast for 1 hour on 425.

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Pecan meatball before being baked.
Quick tomato sauce
Soaking the pecan meatballs in the sauce is KEY!
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Finished product. Roasted spaghetti squash with pecan meatballs.
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