Zoodles with Cauliflower Meatless Balls
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Zoodles with Cauliflower Meatless Balls

Zucchini noodles with cauliflower meatless balls. Perfect gluten-free, vegetarian dinner option or if you're looking for a lower carb option for Italian cravings.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2 -4 servings
Author: Stephanie


  • Cauliflower Meatless Balls
  • 1/2 medium cauliflower broken into florets
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup Gluten-free panko bread crumbs*
  • 1/2 tsp. each dried parsley flakes basil, garlic powder, onion powder, & oregano
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Zoodles
  • 2 medium to large zucchini
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Marinara sauce
  • optional: parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  • Meanwhile put cauliflower florets, onion, and garlic in food processor and pulse until rice like.
  • Heat olive oil over medium heat and put cook cauliflower, onion, and garlic in pan. Cook about 10 minutes. The goal is to try and remove as much moisture as possible. Remove from heat in put in medium mixing bowl. Add Monterey Jack cheese, beaten eggs, bread crumbs and spices.
  • Combine well and shape into balls. You can actually make them whatever size you like your meatballs to be.
  • Bake in preheated oven 25-30 minutes turning once during cooking process.
  • Zoodles were made with Spiralizer but you could also thinly slice them with a knife if you don't have one. I put them in a colander and sprinkle with salt and allow to sit about 20 minutes to remove as much moisture as possible. Rinse and then pat dry. Cook in pan over medium low heat a couple minutes with 1 tbsp. olive oil just till they are slightly cooked.
  • These were topped with Marinara sauce, parmesan cheese, and cauliflower meatless balls


*Could use any of your favorite bread crumbs. I have also made them with crushed gluten free cracker crumbs.
I used a jar of store bought Marinara sauce. You could certainly make your own or use your favorite pasta sauce.
You can warm the pasta sauce on low heat while the meatless balls are cooking.
The Zoodles can be made earlier in the day & then store in fridge covered until ready to make dinner.