I’m not exactly sure if this qualifies a hotdish.
But I’m in Minnesota, and I like the sound of it
So I’m calling it a hotdish.
The V-balls are homemade, and I’m so proud of myself.
These (above) are right before going into the oven.
My very first seitan meatballs turned out great!
The texture is spot-on.
The oven-cooked V-balls were then simmered in homemade red sauce.
They kept their shape very well in the sauce.
The red sauce with V-balls with some veggies was generously poured over cooked short whole-wheat pasta.
Once it was covered with puff pastry, it was ready to go into the oven.
Doesn’t this look wonderful?
The pie was so flaky and light.
Pasta, red sauce, sautéed veggies, and V-balls make a great meal, but the addition of the pie gives it a little elegance and makes the dinner experience a bit special.
Have a great weekend!
I used this recipe for the “meatballs”. My husband and I loved them because 1) the texture is great! 2) they contain not just gluten but also some whole-food (onion, beans, nuts, etc,), and 3) they taste wonderful.