One Pot Spaghetti & Vegan "Meatballs" - The Plant Philosophy

One Pot Spaghetti & Vegan "Meatballs" - The Plant Philosophy

In an effort to help those of you with busy schedules, it’s been highly requested I share more one-pot meals. Ones that can be made in less than 30 minutes and require only a handful of simple ingredients. In the past I shared a one-pot creamy mushroom alfredo pasta. It was a huge hit! So I’m kicking it old school with a healthy spin on the classic spaghetti and meatballs.

Opting out of using tradition meat, we’re instead making a black bean and rolled oat based “meatball”. I promise it’s full of flavor and very filling. You can actually make these ahead of time and keep them in the freezer for later use. Which is great for those of you that meal prep. You can double or triple the recipe to keep them on hand for throwing together a quick dinner anytime.

My personal favorite dinner – pasta. It’s shelf stable, waiting for you whenever you need it most. You can literally add in whatever veggies you have leftover and create a sauce from scratch or throw in canned tomatoes. You will never see my pantry without a jar of tomato sauce and 2-3 bags/boxes of dried pasta. It’s that perfect meal you can always count on when you’re not really feeling like cooking up a storm and you can make it as basic or dressed up as you would like. What’s not to love?!

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What are some of your favorite quick and easy go-to meals? I also have a one-sheet meal for these cauliflower steaks with roasted root veggies. If you give either of these a try I would love to see your recreations! Please feel free to snap a photo and tag me on Instagram @PlantPhilosophy using the hashtag #PlantPhilosophy so I don’t miss your post.


One Pot Spaghetti & Vegan "Meatballs"Prep 10 mins

Cook 20 mins

Total 30 mins


  • 1 jar Vitacost Italian Herb Pasta Sauce (26 oz.)
  • 3 cups Vegetable Broth
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 can Vitacost Black Beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 cup Vitacost Rolled Oats
  • 3 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 2 tbsp Flax Meal
  • 2-3 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 3 tsp Onion Powder
  • 2 tsp Italian Herb Seasoning
Read the whole recipe on The Plant Strong Vegan