Chickpea Mushroom Meatballs Recipe – Vegan Meatballs

Chickpea Mushroom Meatballs Recipe made using chickpeas (garbanzo beans), mushrooms, cilantro, oats and seasoning. Best ever and melt-in-your-mouth meatballs recipe that you’d ever come across. They are absolutely delicious, vegetarian, rich in proteins and packed with flavors.

Chickpea Mushroom Meatballs

These Chickpea Mushroom Meatballs Recipe or Vegetarian Garbanzo Beans and Mushroom Meatballs is our healthier and tastier twist on an Ina Garten’s cookbook’s ‘Classic Meatball’ recipe.

Being a complete foodie, we love collecting various cookbooks and this classic meatball recipe has been our favorite for many years.

Although we looooove meatballs, we rarely eat them frequently as it felt slightly heavy and the process is also tiresome.

So I decided to make a vegetarian option using our favorite S&W ‘Organic Garbanzo Beans’ and mushrooms, which is healthy and quick.

Ingredients for Chickpea Mushroom Meatballs: 

  • Chickpeas 
  • Mushrooms
  • Oats
  • Cheese
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Bread Crumbs

Infact, if you ever peek into our kitchen pantry, it’s stacked with S&W Beans as nobody does beans better than them.

They have been around for more than 120yrs demonstrating the same premium quality standard!

Apart from the highest quality, the S&W Beans come in different varieties (Core, Less Sodium, Organic), which means, whatever kind of meal you’re making, they have the best option to choose from.

So better meals start with better beans – S&W Beans have a variety of use cases from classic chili recipes to new, unique alternative protein recipe ideas.

So to make this lighter, healthier and easier version of Garbanzo Beans and Mushroom Meatballs recipe.

I’m using the Organic Garbanzo Beans along with everyday pantry ingredients (all listed below).

How to Make Chickpea Mushroom Meatballs

How to Make Chickpea Mushroom Meatballs



Once you gather the ingredients, the recipe comes together in 35-40 minutes and makes about 18 medium vegetarian meatballs.

You can keep these cooked meatballs in the fridge for 2-3 days (in an air-tight container) or freeze the cooked version for two weeks.

Also, since they are made using garbanzo beans and mushrooms they are extremely soft.

My taste tester can vouch that he ate 5 of them in a go and wanted to literally devour most of them straight out of the pan.

Chickpea Mushroom Meatballs


Now, to take things a notch higher (on the healthy-tasty platform), we are serving these Chickpea Mushroom Meatballs with freshly homemade zucchini noodles or zoodles.

Chickpea Mushroom Meatballs

You can definitely use spaghetti but this is absolutely scrumptious and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this combination.

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Chickpea Mushroom Meatballs


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Yield: 18 Medium Meatballs

Chickpea Mushroom Meatballs Recipe

Chickpea Mushroom Meatballs

Chickpea Mushroom Meatballs Recipe (Vegan Meatballs) made using chickpeas (garbanzo beans), mushrooms, cilantro, oats and seasoning. Best ever and melt-in-your-mouth meatballs recipe that you'd ever come across. They are absolutely delicious, vegetarian, rich in proteins and packed with flavors. #veganmeatballs

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1 Cup SW Organic Garbanzo Beans - drained
  • 1/2 Cup Mushrooms - cleaned and sliced*
  • 1 Medium Onion - chopped
  • 2 Slices of Bread - use any plain variety or 1/2 Cup Breadcrumbs
  • 4 Tbsp Quick Oats - you can use any plain oats as it’s going to be blended
  • 1/4 Cup Parsley - cleaned
  • 2 Garlic Cloves - cleaned, you may use more if you like the taste
  • 4 Tbsp Grated White Vegan Cheese - can skip this ingredient
  • 5 Tbsp Olive Oil - you may use any light oil
  • 1 Cup Marinara sauce - homemade or store bought
  • 2 Cup Zucchini Noodles - or you can use cooked spaghetti


  • 1 Tsp Italian Seasoning**
  • 1/4 Tsp Pepper Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Chili Flakes - optional
  • Salt - as per taste


Making the Chickpea Mushroom Meatballs Recipe:

  1. In a large non-stick skillet, add 1 tbsp oil and let it heat for 30 seconds.
  2. Add onions and saute till golden brown.
  3. Now add mushrooms, garlic and saute till mushrooms become slightly cooked (about 2 minutes).
  4. Saute till the water from the mushroom is almost evaporated and then turn off the heat.
  5. Let the mushrooms cool down completely.
  6. Now, add the garbanzo beans, mushroom mix, bread, parsley, oats, 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning in a food processor.
  7. Pulse to form a crumbly dough.
  8. Scoop the dough to a clean surface and divide it into equal balls (I made 18 medium balls).

Cooking the Chickpea Mushroom Meatballs Recipe:

  1. Heat a skillet and add 2tbsp oil.
  2. Place 7-8 meatballs (or as many your pan accommodate) in the pan and lightly cook them over medium heat.
  3. Turn them slowly to prevent them from breaking and cook till the entire meatball is golden brown
  4. OR
  5. You can line them on a baking tray and spray some cooking oil on all sides. Bake for 400F for 15 minutes.

Heating the Marinara Sauce:

  1. In the same skillet, add the marinara sauce and the leftover Italian seasoning.
  2. Let this mixture simmer over medium heat for 2 minutes and then turn off the heat.

Serving the Chickpea Mushroom Meatballs with Zoodles:

  1. In a serving plate, place some zoodles in the bottom.
  2. Now add 3-4 meatballs on top and pour 2-3tbsp marinara sauce on the top. (you can add less or more).
  3. Sprinkle some freshly grated cheese and chopped parsley.
  4. Serve Immediately

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 106Total Fat: 53gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 41gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 145mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 18gSugar: 21gProtein: 29g

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This post was sponsored by S&W Beans as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

23 Replies to "Chickpea Mushroom Meatballs Recipe - Vegan Meatballs"

  • Shannon February 20, 2020 (12:07 am)

    I made these tonight, and they are delicious! I’m not a fan of oats in foods that aren’t oatmeal so I omitted them and added an egg (we’re vegetarian not vegan) and they held perfectly! I love them! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Molly Kumar February 24, 2020 (5:15 pm)

      Hello Shannon, so glad you tried the recipe and loved it 🙂 These meatballs are so simple n easily customizable – Thanks, Molly

  • Meredith March 25, 2018 (10:59 pm)

    These meatless meatballs look so delicious! I love how mushrooms add a “meaty” flavor to veggie dishes… can not wait to try these!

  • ChihYu March 23, 2018 (7:05 pm)

    Love the color and how creative this dish is. So refreshing. It will be perfect for summer too !

  • Carrie | Clean Eating Kitchen March 23, 2018 (5:47 pm)

    These look and sound so delicious! A great meat free alternative!

  • Cathy March 23, 2018 (12:28 pm)

    What a great looking plant based dish! I’m not vegetarian, but I might try this anyway!

  • Monique March 22, 2018 (3:40 am)

    So much veggie goodness in this dish! Especially when served with zucchini noodles, one of my favourites 🙂

  • Raia Todd March 21, 2018 (6:31 pm)

    What a great idea to use chickpeas in the ‘meat’balls!

  • Christina Shoemaker March 21, 2018 (1:09 pm)

    That texture looks absolutely perfect, Molly!! They truly don’t look vegetarian at all!! And I really love the ingredient list! ❤️

  • Joni Gomes March 20, 2018 (12:49 pm)

    Oh man these look amazing!! Could have fooled me that these are meatless by the look of them!

  • Yang March 19, 2018 (11:27 pm)

    These are awesome vegetarian meatballs! Love garbanzo beans and mushrooms in there.

  • linda spiker March 19, 2018 (11:09 pm)

    What a beautiful vegetarian meal!

  • Lindsey Dietz March 19, 2018 (7:03 pm)

    Those are some hearty meatballs to be meat-free!

  • Tessa Simpson March 19, 2018 (5:13 pm)

    I haven’t had vegetarian meatballs in YEARS! These look tasty!

    • Molly Kumar March 19, 2018 (7:37 pm)

      You should definitely give these a try, they are super yummm!! And you won’t miss the meat in them cause mushrooms adds so much flavor.

  • Anonymous March 19, 2018 (4:22 pm)

    Fun dinner change up! Thanks for the great idea!

  • Tina Dawson | Love is in my Tummy March 19, 2018 (3:22 pm)

    Absolutely loving this! Veggie meatballs for the win, any day of the week!

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