Italian Gluten Free Meatballs

Italian Gluten Free Meatballs

Along the way, I’ve learned the key to making meatballs to prevent them falling apart, without being dry and flavorless. These gluten free meatballs have plenty of flavor, are moist, and stay together. You’ll love them with spaghetti/marinara sauce or as appetizers with a dip. However, you’ll be tempted to eat them right out of the oven. Yes. That’s right, oven! Continue reading “Italian Gluten Free Meatballs”

Gluten Free Italian Meatballs (Chicken and Sausage)

Gluten Free Italian Meatballs

Before I discovered my tomato allergies, I enjoyed meatballs just like my Sicilian grandmother used to make. I still make sauce for my husband, though. He’s usually happy with Italian sausage, but I can’t seem to find good Italian sausages without nitrates. Therefore, I’ve gone back to making him meatballs. He loves them and I hope you do as well. Continue reading “Gluten Free Italian Meatballs (Chicken and Sausage)”

Gluten Free Meatball Soup

Gluten Free Meatball Soup

Most soup recipes contain onion or garlic. However, most kids just don’t care for the sight, texture or sometimes flavor of either. What are parents to do besides cook two meals? Well, this gluten free meatball soup does not contain any onion or garlic. However, it does contain basil in the broth and parsley in the meatballs. If your little one is okay on seeing “green things” (my oldest daughter used to call them) in their food, then this recipe should be okay. Continue reading “Gluten Free Meatball Soup”

Gluten Free Spaghetti and Meatballs

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This recipe brings back fond memories of our traditional Sunday Italian dinner at my grandmother’s house when I was a child. Though Grandma didn’t make gluten free spaghetti and meatballs, this recipe tastes just the same. All you need is good tasting gluten free bread crumbs (there are some bad ones out there) or gluten free oat flour. You can make this recipe to serve a crowd, or freeze most of it for future use. I usually make it ahead of time and freeze it in several different size contains: individual, two servings, four servings and one large one. Then I am prepared for unexpected guests or when I just don’t have the time to cook for my hubby. I’m allergic to tomatoes, but my guests and husband really enjoy this recipe, and I hope you do, as well. Continue reading “Gluten Free Spaghetti and Meatballs”

Gluten Free Glazed Meatballs – All Beef

Sweet Glazed Gluten Free Meatballs

These gluten free glazed meatballs were a hit on Saturday at our holiday party. We had 37 guests, and I really wanted to make something everyone would enjoy and was kid-friendly. My husband will only meatballs cooked in spaghetti sauce or meatloaf that contains ketchup. However, he loved these meatballs before I added the glaze. For the kids, I skipped the onion or garlic that I planned on using in this glazed meatball recipe, but used onion powder instead. Enjoy this gluten free glazed meatball recipe and your holidays! Continue reading “Gluten Free Glazed Meatballs – All Beef”

Gluten Free Meatballs with Basil and Polenta (Creamy or Grilled)


I try to stay away from corn as much as possible, but I was craving some gluten free meatballs. Delish, by the way! Because I cannot have tomato sauce, I needed to make something that was moist with the meatballs. So, I treated myself to some polenta! I usually make the polenta creamy and other times grilled. This is great alone or topped with marina sauce, spaghetti saucecreamy basil sauce, or a wine sauce. Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy these gluten free meatballs and creamy polenta. Mangia! (pronunced “manga”). Itsa Italian for “Eat!

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Gluten Free Porcupine Meatballs Without Tomatoes

Gluten-free Porcupines

My mother-in-law used to make porcupine meatballs in a red sauce. All her kids miss it so much, especially my husband. Because of my tomato allergies I decided to see if a similar recipe would work with a brown gravy. This is naturally gluten free, but you need to be careful to use gluten-free ingredients in the sauce, which I explain below. Mom used to use instant white rice, many people use uncooked long grain white rice. I used cooked brown rice, as I had some left over already in the frig. Brown gravy just does not have any flavor unless you make it from some sort of meat base or fat. I didn’t have any meat fat on hand and decided to spice up the roux (flour and butter mixture) with a little sauteed onion. It worked pretty good! Blending it in the food processor made a flavorful, creamy brown gravy. Enjoy! Continue reading “Gluten Free Porcupine Meatballs Without Tomatoes”