Raw Food Recipe: Spaghetti and “Meat” Balls

by Susan on October 13, 2010

This is actually one of my favorite raw food recipes. When I was in the middle of my Raw 21 challenge, I was craving spaghetti and set out to make a filling raw food recipe. The marinara sauce keeps for days in the refrigerator and the “sausage” keeps for months in the freezer. You can make a big batch and enjoy it for quite a few meals! Raw on the fly! It is a great recipe for your spiral slicer, too!

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Spaghetti and “Meat” Balls

Mushroom Sausage:

  • 2 C Carrots, grated
  • 2 C Portobello Mushrooms, chopped fine
  • 1 C Onion, chopped fine
  • 3/4 C Celery, diced
  • 1 C Walnuts, soaked and ground fine while wet
  • 1/2 C Pumpkin Seeds, soaked and ground fine while wet
  • 1/4 C Water, filtered
  • 1/4 C Nama Shoyu
  • 1 tablespoon Italian spices.
  • 1 C Oat Flour, raw OR 3/4 C Flax, ground

1. Combine carrots, mushrooms, celery, and onion.

2. Stir in walnuts and pumpkin seeds, combine well.

3. Combine water and nama shoyu, mix into veggie/nut mixture

4. Add herbs, stir well.

5. Stir raw oat flour OR ground flax seeds in in batches (half at a time)

6. Shape into patties no 4-5 inches across, no more than 1 inch thick. Place on screens and dehydrate at 140 for 1 hour. Reduce heat and dehydrate until dry. 6-8 hours. You want these to be dry.

7. Break into bite size pieces.

Marinara Sauce:

  • 2 cups sun dried tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon oregano (dried)
  • 1 teaspoon basil (dried)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

1. Soak tomatoes in water until soft.

2 Put tomatoes, water and the rest of the ingredients in a high speed blender.

3. Process until smooth


  • 2 yellow zucchini
  • Sausage
  • Marinara Sauce

1. Put zucchini through spiralizer. Set in colander for 20 minutes to let water drain off.

2. Top with sauce and “sausage”

*Chef’s Note: I topped this with grated pine nuts for a little extra flavor. I also like to warm this in the dehydrator prior to serving.

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Stacy October 13, 2010 at 3:54 pm

This looks fabulous! I have a ‘meatball’ recipe that I use, I love to make them into little meatballs and eat them as snacks. I add a little spice to mine. :)



Eco Mama October 13, 2010 at 8:56 pm

Eco Mama


Brooke October 14, 2010 at 9:45 am

Yummy! That looks sooooo good!


Dot D. October 14, 2010 at 10:41 am

Looks wonderful. And I’ll bet it tastes just great, too! Wondering how come it’s not Spaghetti and Sausages? :)


Fran October 14, 2010 at 11:02 am

Right before lunch…..oh, this looks so good.


Carrie October 14, 2010 at 11:06 am

This looks wonderful! I’m in the middle of a juice fast right now, but I will definitely be making this in the next month or so! I’ll make a side salad and a batch of Onion Bread to go with it :)


Elizabeth October 14, 2010 at 11:34 am

This looks delish. I am definitely trying this one out. Thanks Susan.


pure2raw twins October 14, 2010 at 11:41 am

Looks wonderful! We have made something similar to this, but it has been awhile, this makes me want to make them again 😉


Ash October 14, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Yum! I can’t wait to try this one. I’m still new to the raw food world, I was wondering when your recipes call for sun dried tomatoes, do you buy them already sun dried, or do you make your own sun dried tomatoes?

Thanks for this website, it has tons a great info and the pictures are so pretty!


Marilyn October 14, 2010 at 2:58 pm

My wish is for my best friend, Linda, to be willing to change to a raw lifestyle so she will be able to beat her cancer that is wreaking havoc in her body. Thank you.


Neven October 15, 2010 at 10:09 am

Wow! I need to have this right now.


veganforlife October 16, 2010 at 8:08 pm

I made this today. The ‘sausage’ is dehydrating and my house is smelling WONDERFUL! I couldn’t wait though and ate half of one of the patties with some marinara sauce on it. YUMMY! That marinara is the best sauce for bah-skettie yet! I like it better than using fresh tomatoes and the sun-dried and EVOO. It’s thicker. I mean I could cut up a fresh tomato to serve on top, but what a good marinara. It’s my fav. I can see using this as a base for Raw pizza. Good recipe. Quick and so good…yeah, the sausage could be spicier, but as food dehydrates it gets stronger flavored. I see this as a base for other patties – Mexican flavored, Japanese flavored. I just thought how good this would be to take a half a Nori sheet and spread this sausage pattie thin on it, roll it up and dehydrate until kinda crispy, like a Gopal nori snack? hmmmm, I see lots of uses…I like the walnut and pumpkin seed combo. Thanks for all your wonderful goodnesses…


Carla October 18, 2010 at 4:35 am

This looks amazing! I have to try this! When the winter gets cold, and I start to carve hot food I will come back to this site for suggestions! Thank you!


terri Harmening October 18, 2010 at 11:54 am

i am new to the whole world of RAW… have a question.

IT is pumpkin season here in mn… I see you are calling for pumpkins seeds as do many recipes. I assume I have to take the seed out of the shell—like one does a sunflower seed? Or do you use it just as is when one pulls it out of the pumpkin. Please advise.

Also, what is your opinion about freezing the pumpkin seeds for storing them? Or should i dehydrate them so that tye are dry enough to put in a vacuum packed sealed bag?



Susan October 18, 2010 at 12:07 pm

I actually get mine at the coop. They do not have shells and I think are not the same as the ones that come out of the pumpkins here. They are actually green.


terri Harmening October 18, 2010 at 11:56 am

I have never been to a class for Raw. Do you have anything coming up?


Susan October 18, 2010 at 12:04 pm

I will be posting classes this week!


Denise October 19, 2010 at 2:04 pm

I have been looking for a substitute for the cooked version of this, one of my most beloved comfort foods! Thank you. Will be trying it soon.


Susan February 28, 2012 at 9:32 pm


#1) I don’t know. I have never done that.
#2) Yes you could. It depends on your taste as to whether you would want a sauce or not.


Victoria March 12, 2012 at 11:28 pm

Marinara sauce is so delish and easy to make!

I am not quite Raw – I’m gradually going vegetarian and want to transition to Vegan then Raw…so I used the marinara sauce on my homemade vegetarian pizza dough. Wow! made for a tasty pizza.

My next venture is to make the Raw Pizza. I’ve tried several recipes on your site and have not been disappointed yet!


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Ruth April 22, 2012 at 9:02 pm

I am new to raw and am enjoying the experience so far. I was wondering about sun dried tomatoes, do deyhrated tomatoes work the same way? I can’t wait to try some of these receipes. Thanks!


maggie August 9, 2012 at 4:00 am

Hi Susan,
I am new to raw food and your receipes are very inspiring. How long would you leave this spaghetti and meat balls in the dehydrator before eating?
Many thanks.


Susan August 9, 2012 at 10:24 am

Until it is warm. 20-30 minutes depending on how thick you have stacked it, etc. Cheers!


Dianna Riley May 18, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Hi Susan,

You have some of the most interesting and tasty RAW foods! Where did you learn to prepare these tasty dishes? I do know that there’s a culinary school just for those who choose to eat raw. I’m just now starting on my raw journey and was at a loss for good recipes until I ran into your website. I did cheat and printed one of your recipes and tried it out for size and I just loved it. I must say, you’re doing the darn thing!


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