Tuesday, November 09, 2010

product review: Nate's Meatless Meatballs


I can't even begin to imagine the last time I've had spaghetti and meatballs! I've been a vegetarian for years, and I "went off" beef long before I quit meat all together. I've never been a huge meatball eater, and spaghetti and meatballs just wasn't something I grew up eating, I guess!

BUT . . . when I noticed that Nate's Meatless Meatballs were on sale at the co-op last month, and I discovered a coupon in my co-op quarterly, I figured it was about time I gave another thought to spaghetti and meatballs! I had also read good things on others' blogs about these meatless meatballs, I think when the product was first introduced, so I was excited to give them a try! I picked up a package of the "zesty Italian" flavor, and started cooking!

I topped some whole-wheat spaghettini with homemade marinara, (that I made over the weekend,) and a few of the meatless meatballs. Results:

Doesn't that look enticing? My overall opinion of this product is extremely favorable -- Dan and I both agreed the meatless meatballs have good flavor and texture, and I loved that they were INCREDIBLY fast to prepare! Like, if you didn't count oven-preheating/water boiling time, I had dinner on the table in fifteen minutes tonight! Yahoo! We won't be buying these often, since we really just don't do too much processed food, but they will definitely hop in our shopping cart on occasion, to meet a "meaty" craving for Dan or for a quick and easy dinner. Yum!

Have you tried any Nate's products?


Emily said...

I have been so close to buying these multiple times!! I'll just have to give them a try! Thanks for the review!

Anonymous said...

I have never tried them...thank you for the review!


Crystal said...

I also bought Nate's meatballs when they were on sale + used a co-op coupon + a manufacturers coupon. Yay me!

Anyway, I served them in spaghetti and meatballs to my anti-veg sister and she didn't know they were non-meat. Loved it!

bazu said...

I tried the mushroom meatballs and I loved them. First, we thought they were so-so b/c we warmed them up in the sauce as the package suggested. That resulted in mealy, bland meatballs. The next time, we baked them pretty crisp in the toaster oven and liked them much more! I'll be making them the second way from now on.

Bethany said...

I've had the zesty version and they are delicious. We served them at a party with my homemade marinara and had to make a second batch. They are harder to find now, for some reason. My local grocer stopped carrying them, but I can drive a bit further to get them or order online, which is more costly. :(