Great tasting non-meatballs for spaghetti or served with a rich veggie gravy. If you don't have any egg substitute on hand, you can use 2 beaten eggs in its place.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • In a mixing bowl combine pecans, cracker crumbs, cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, parsley and eggs. Mix until all ingredients are combined.

  • Shape batter into walnut-size balls. Bake for 9 to 12 minutes, or until browned.

Nutrition Facts

174 calories; 5.7 g protein; 8.5 g carbohydrates; 7.6 mg cholesterol; 165.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2011
I cooked over 400 of these for a festival recently and they were FABULOUS! I did make some changes, I did not use saltines, I made such a large quantity I did not want to crush all those. I used half whole wheat bread crumbs, half fine ground oatmeal. I used half mozzarella cheese and half medium cheddar cheese and up'd the spices. I baked on parchmont paper in the oven and they were splendid. There was not one left and they had the choice of some with meat! Thanks for the fab recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/24/2003
These were disgusting. One bite and straight into the trash. Not even the dog would eat them. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2011
I cooked over 400 of these for a festival recently and they were FABULOUS! I did make some changes, I did not use saltines, I made such a large quantity I did not want to crush all those. I used half whole wheat bread crumbs, half fine ground oatmeal. I used half mozzarella cheese and half medium cheddar cheese and up'd the spices. I baked on parchmont paper in the oven and they were splendid. There was not one left and they had the choice of some with meat! Thanks for the fab recipe! Read More
(16)
Rating: 1 stars
01/24/2003
These were disgusting. One bite and straight into the trash. Not even the dog would eat them. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2003
I liked them..they were great. My husband who is not vegetarian liked them too. Good source of protein as well! I made them with spaghetti and used them as meatballs..yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2010
I had these at a girlfriend's house and they were delicious! I'm not a vegetarian but I honestly could not taste the difference. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2013
Very unique nutty flavor! My boyfriend and I (new vegetarians) enjoyed them:) I upped the garlic powder and used less crackers and more pecans. I also chopped up a clove of real garlic a tablespoon of finely chopped onions a dash of red pepper and one whole egg instead of egg substitute. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2019
My children love this. I use Ritz or chex cereal instead of crackers and egg I also leave out the dried parsley. If I don't make the rice before hand the kids (and me) will eat them all before the rice is done. Tasty with sweet and sour sauce Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/04/2014
My family including my very picky vegetarian daughter thought they were delicious. I will add a bit more spice next time. I ground the pecans to a powder with some lumps and rather than saltines I crushed a variety of crackers and some Cheerios. I was pleased with the texture Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2014
These are so great! My mom made them for me once because I am a vegetarian and I loved them. I asked her for the recipe and have made these many more times. I have also used different kinds of cheeses (Parmesan Mozzerella) and used minced garlic instead of garlic powder and these adjustments are also delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2013
Perfect ratios and very yummy with sauce! Read More