The Today Show Features Chef Chloe Coscarelli’s Vegan Meatball Recipe
Earlier this year, vegan chef and cookbook author Chloe Coscarelli’s cauliflower mac ‘n’ cheese and Brussels sprout pasta was featured on NBC’s morning news and talk show The Today Show. Shortly after, the chef returned to highlight some “sweet, easy and vegan-friendly” breakfast recipes for cinnamon and sugar swirled pancakes and maple-glazed banana doughnuts.
Now, Coscarelli is back in Today‘s kitchen putting the spotlight on “meatballs…minus the meat.” As the episode was aired on November 5, it was part of a Meatless Monday and Make-ahead Monday segment:
“Coscarelli has come to the rescue for not one, not two, but three meals from one dish: vegan meatballs. And even though you’ll get to enjoy meatball sliders, pizza and pasta — the healthful ingredients turn a cheat meal into a “look at how good I’m being this Meatless Monday (and Tuesday and Wednesday).”
Using mushrooms and caramelized onions to mimic a meaty texture, the chef created vegan meatball sliders that “are awesome when made ahead of time and frozen.”
She used the same meatballs to then re-create a classic Italian dish: spaghetti and meatballs topped with vegan Parmesan.
Finally, the same meatballs were used to create a pizza with cashew cheese.
The hosts all seemed very pleased with the three meals, continuously confirming that they were all vegan.
You can watch the entire segment here and check out the recipes below: