Gluten Free Baked Italian Meatballs Recipe

Sharon L. | What the Fork Food Blog

Gluten Free Baked Italian Meatballs make sure you're not left out on spaghetti night. Delicious and so easy!

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I don’t know about you, but spaghetti and meatballs is a staple dinner in our house. When we first started eating gluten free, meatballs were one of the first foods I wanted to conquer by making them gluten free.

Luckily for me, it really wasn’t difficult. Basically, I just swapped out the regular breadcrumbs for gluten free ones and voila – our favorite gluten free baked Italian meatballs.

We seriously have meatballs at least once every two weeks, sometimes even once a week when we’re super busy, because it’s such a quick meal to throw together when you’ve got leftover meatballs in the freezer. It’s definitely a meal that none of us will ever get sick of.

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I almost always bake my meatballs because it’s really easy to just roll them out and throw them in the oven. But when I’m feeling fancy, I make my braised Italian meatballs. Those are browned and then simmered in a homemade sauce. The delicious meatball base is the same, though but that’s a great recipe for when you’ve got a lot more time.

These meatballs also freeze beautifully. This recipe makes about 40 meatballs (depending on the size you roll them) because I roll them relatively small, about 1.5 inches — about the size of a ping-pong ball. After I bake them, I toss the ones we’re eating that night into some sauce and then freeze the rest once they’ve completely cooled. When I reheat them, I simmer them in some sauce for about 20-25 minutes until they’re piping hot.

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That’s what makes spaghetti night super easy, using the leftover frozen meatballs. Leftover ones make them just as convenient as the ones you get in the freezer aisle without all those extra preservatives.

This gluten free baked Italian meatball recipe makes enough for three dinner-sized meals for my family of four, plus a few lunches. Easy and economical is a win-win that will make you a dinnertime hero. Enjoy!

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Gluten Free Baked Italian Meatballs Recipe

    10 Servings


  • 2 1/2 pounds Ground Beef
  • 2/3 cup Gluten Free Breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Parsley, Chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Basil, Chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon Fine Sea Salt
  • 2 Eggs, Beaten
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Whole Milk


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick spray.
  2. Put the ground beef, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, and basil in a large bowl and gently mix together.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the garlic, salt, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, and whole milk. Add the egg mixture to the meat and mix until completely combined, but don’t over-mix or squish the meat.
  4. Form into 1 1/2-inch meatballs and place on the prepared baking sheet. It will make about 40 small meatballs.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until they’re no longer pink in the middle.
  6. Serve with sauce and pasta of choice.


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Author: Sharon L.
Recipe Yields: 10 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 109
Calories 256

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
  Saturated Fat 1g
Sodium 173mg
Total Carbohydrate 4g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 0g
Protein 26g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Sharon L.

About Sharon

Sharon is our latest gluten free fanatic. We love her easy approach to gluten free recipes that are versatile enough to be gluten-full too. Try one, you'll see what we mean. Find her at What the Fork Food Blog every day.

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