Vegetarian Stuffing Balls

Are you entertaining this month? These easy-to-make sage and onion stuffing balls will only take you 25 minutes to prepare and will satisfy and delight both vegetarians and carnivores this festive season! 

Serves: 12 balls

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes


  • 200 g breadcrumbs
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 egg (swap  for 1 tbsp of flaxseed and 1 tbsp of water mixed together  for vegan version)
  • 5 fresh sage leaves, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp butter (swap for olive oil for vegan version)
  • Vegetable oil (spray)
  • 1/7 tsp ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 200° Celscius
  2. Combine the breadcrumbs,  egg, sage leaves and ground pepper to a bowl and mix.
  3. In a pan, melt the butter, add onion and salt and fry gently on low to medium heat for a minute. Add garlic and stir fro another minute until softened and slightly golden.
  4. Remove from heat and leave to cool. Once cooled, add the onion to  the  breadcrumb mixture and mix together with your hands. 
  5. With wet hands, shape 12 balls out of the stuffing mixture. 
  6. Place the balls on a baking paper-lined a tray and lightly spray vegetable oil over the balls.
  7. Bake the stuffing balls for 20 to 25 minutes, turning halfway, until evenly golden brown.