Veggie Meatballs with Onion and Mustard Sauce

  • 5MINS
  • 25MINS
  • 325KCAL

These slimming friendly Veggie Meatballs with Onions and Mustard Sauce are a quick, easy and perfect meal whether you’re calorie counting or following Weight Watchers!

Easy Peasy Veggie Meatballs with Onion and Mustard Sauce pinchofnom.com
4

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories325
  • Carbs17g
  • Protein2g
  • Fat0.4g
  • Saturates0.1g
  • Sugars7g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

These meatballs have such a creamy, flavourful sauce that you’d never guess that they’re slimming friendly!

If you’re tempted by the meatballs in that well known Scandinavian furniture store, then these are the perfect alternative… and they’re soooo easy to make.

Our Veggie Meatballs with Onion and Mustard Sauce make a great alternative to the meaty version, whilst staying low in calories and Points!

We love this dish served with plenty of veg and creamy mash – or even with some homemade oven chips!

What diets are these Veggie Meatballs with Onion and Mustard Sauce suitable for?

These Veggie Meatballs with Onion and Mustard Sauce are suitable for vegetarian diets.

They can also be made suitable for dairy free diets by swapping the following ingredients dairy free versions;

  • Philadelphia Lightest

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Veggie Meatballs with Onion and Mustard Sauce recipe?

  • You need to count 7 Points per portion of this Veggie Meatballs with Onion and Mustard Sauce recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 7 Points per portion of this Veggie Meatballs with Onion and Mustard Sauce recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 7 Points per portion of this Veggie Meatballs with Onion and Mustard Sauce recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Veggie Meatballs with Onion and Mustard Sauce?

This post contains affiliate links. Find out what this means.

These Veggie Meatballs with Onions and Mustard Sauce really couldn’t be any simpler. You’ll only need a saucepan!

This post contains affiliate links: what this means

If you haven’t got a suitable saucepan, then you can normally pick one up in the large supermarkets – or get one like this from Amazon!

How many calories are in these Veggie Meatballs with Onion and Mustard Sauce?

There are 325 calories per portion in these Veggie Meatballs with Onion and Mustard Sauce, which means they fall into our Everyday Light category. 

These Veggie Meatballs with Onion and Mustard Sauce are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Mist a frying pan with the low calorie cooking spray and bring to heat, add the meatballs and cook according to the instructions provided on the packaging.

Step 2

Once the meatballs are browned, add the onions and garlic and fry until soft and golden.

Step 3

Meanwhile, mix together the Philadelphia, mustard and parsley and add to a saucepan.

Step 4

Heat gently until the mixture loosens up, but don’t let it boil. Stir and keep a beady eye! This should take only a couple of minutes.

Step 5

Season with salt and pepper. If the sauce still seems a bit thick, add a tablespoon or two of water and mix in to loosen further.

Step 6

Once everything is prepared, plate up the meatballs and pour the sauce over!

What could I serve with these Veggie Meatballs with Onion and Mustard Sauce?

These Veggie Meatballs with Onion and Mustard Sauce work really well with a wide range of accompaniments and we love them with any of the following:

Chunky Chips pinchofnom.com
Easy Peasy
  • 35MINS
  • 182KCal
Buttery Carrot and Swede Mash pinchofnom.com
Easy Peasy
  • 40MINS
  • 100KCal
Rustic Potato Wedges pinchofnom.com
Easy Peasy
  • 45MINS
  • 239KCal

How do you know when these Veggie Meatballs with Onion and Mustard Sauce are cooked?

You’ll need to cook the meatballs according to the instructions provided on the packaging and then heat the sauce gently for a couple minutes until the mixture has loosened.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Veggie Meatballs with Onion and Mustard Sauce in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Veggie Meatballs with Onion and Mustard Sauce in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Veggie Meatballs with Onion and Mustard Sauce?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
  • Defrost thoroughly before reheating.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Veggie Meatballs with Onion and Mustard Sauce?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

PRE-ORDER our second planner NOW!

Veggie Meatballs with Onion and Mustard Sauce

These slimming friendly Veggie Meatballs with Onions and Mustard Sauce are a quick, easy and perfect meal whether you're calorie counting or following Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    25 MINS
  • KCals 325
  • Carbs 17G
WW Points
  • 7 Green
  • 7 Blue
  • 7 Purple

Ingredients

  • 1 pack Quorn Meat Free Swedish Style Meatballs
  • 2 red onions chopped into half moons
  • 75 g Philadelphia Lightest
  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • low calorie cooking spray
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

We use a fan assisted oven for all of our recipes. Click here for our oven temperature conversion guide.

Please do not screenshot this. Recipes are updated often

Instructions

  1. Mist a frying pan with the low calorie cooking spray and bring to heat. Add the meatballs and cook according to the instructions provided on the packaging.
  2. Once the meatballs are browned, add the onions and garlic and fry until soft and golden.
  3. Meanwhile, mix together the Philadelphia, mustard and parsley and add to a saucepan.
  4. Heat gently until the mixture loosens up, but don’t let it boil. Stir and keep a beady eye! This should take only a couple of minutes.
  5. Season with salt and pepper. If the sauce still seems a bit thick, add a tablespoon or two of water and mix in to loosen further.
  6. Once everything is prepared, plate up the meatballs and pour the sauce over!

LOOKING FOR SLIMMING WORLD SYNS?

We agreed with Slimming World to remove their trademarked terms from our website

Find out why here

Love this Veggie Meatballs with Onion and Mustard Sauce recipe?  Tag us!

PRE-ORDER our second planner NOW!

If you like these…try these

Meatballs and Gravy pinchofnom.com
Easy Peasy
  • 50MINS
  • 183KCal
Meatball Marinara pinchofnom.com
Easy Peasy
  • 30MINS
  • 335KCal
Baked Spicy Meatballs pinchofnom.com
Easy Peasy
  • 45MINS
  • 256KCal

Join the conversation

Comment or ask our advice

Leave a Reply

Our newsletter

Get the latest pinch