Broccoli "Meat"balls with Tomato Sauce



Broccoli "Meat"balls with Garlic Tomato Sauce

Ingredients Directions
  • 4 c. Broccoli Florets (1 head)
  • 1 c. Raw Almonds
  • 1/4 c. Grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 c. finely-chopped Fresh Basil
  • 1/4 c. finely-chopped Fresh Parsley
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1/8 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 large Eggs
Garlic Tomato Sauce


  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1/4 c. diced White Onion
  • 1 large Garlic clove, finely-chopped
  • 1 28-oz. can Crushed Tomatoes


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Steam broccoli florets 10 minutes, or until tender and bright green. Cool.
  3. Pulse almonds in food processor until finely-ground. Add steamed broccoli, parmesan, basil, parsley, garlic and cayenne. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
  4. Whisk eggs in a small bowl, then stir eggs into broccoli mixture.
  5. Roll mixture into balls and place on baking sheet.
  6. Bake 25 minutes or until golden-brown.
  7. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  8. Add onion and garlic and cook for 5 minutes, or until onion is soft.
  9. Add tomatoes and cook for 20 minutes, or until sauce thickens, stirring occasionally.
  10. Season with salt and pepper if desired.