Vegan Meatball One Pot Pasta

AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning


Vegan Meatball mixture:
  • 1 cup (130g) Cauliflower, grated
  • 2 cups (100g) Kangkong leaves, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups (250g) Tofu, crumbled
  • 1 Tbsp. (10g) Garlic, minced
  • 1/4 pack (2.5g) AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp (0.7g) Salt, iodized
  • 1/4 cup (40g) Flour
  • 1/4 cup (62.5ml) Oil
  • 1 Tbsp. (15ml) Oil
  • 1 Tbsp. (10g) Garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup (45g) Onion, white, chopped
  • 1 cup (150g) Tomato, chopped
  • 2 Tbsps. (30g) Tomato paste
  • 1 liter (1000ml) Water
  • 200g (200g) Spaghetti, raw
  • 3/4 pack (7.5g) AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp. (1g) Salt, iodized
  • 1/8 tsp (0.5g) Black pepper, ground
  • 2 tsps. (10g) Brown sugar
Garnish: optional
  • 2 Tbsps. (10g) Parsely, chopped
  • 2 Tbsps. (20g) Parmesan, grated


  1. COMBINE & MOLD. In a bowl combine cauliflower, kangkong, tofu, garlic, AJI-NO-MOTO®, salt, and flour. Mix well then scoop 1 tablespoon mixture and mold into a ball.
  2. PAN-FRY. Heat oil in the pot then pan-fry the vegan meatballs until golden brown. Drain in a colander then set aside.
  3. SAUTE & BOIL. Add additional oil to the pot then sauté garlic and onion until fragrant. Add tomatoes and tomato paste, then continue to sauté until mushy. Add water, once it's boiling add the spaghetti and cook until al dente.
  4. SEASON & MIX. Once the pasta is cooked, season with AJI-NO-MOTO®, salt, black pepper, and brown sugar. Add the fried vegan meatballs to the pot then mix well.
  5. SERVE. Transfer the pasta to a serving plate then optional to sprinkle parsley and parmesan cheese all over. Serve and enjoy!

Cooking Tips

Put the molded vegan meatballs in the freezer for 5 minutes before frying to retain the shape.

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ajinomoto cooking_time  Cooking Time: 30 minutes ajinomoto prep_time  Preparation: 10 minutes ajinomoto servings  Servings: 6 ajinomoto size  Serving size: 4 pcs. Meatball + 1 cup pasta with sauce (213.9g)

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Good to Know Nutrition Facts

Cauliflower contains Vitamin K which helps in building healthy bones.


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