I have to cook gluten-free for some family members who love Italian food, but cannot tolerate the gluten. I have re-vamped my recipes so they can enjoy good food with the rest of the family. Even if you are not GF, you will still enjoy these meatballs. They are delicious!!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
18 meatballs
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat milk and egg together in a large bowl. Mix bread crumbs in until a paste forms. Add ground beef, onion, garlic, and parsley, and mix with your hands until just combined.

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.

  • Measure meatballs using an ice cream scoop. Roll balls with dampened hands and place on the prepared baking sheet

  • Bake in the preheated oven until meatballs are no longer pink in the center and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C), about 30 minutes.

  • While meatballs bake, heat tomato sauce in saucepan over medium heat.

  • Add baked meatballs to the sauce and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

You can use water in place of milk, if you prefer.

You can bake these meatballs, which I always do because it is easier for me, or if you prefer, you can fry them for a more authentic Italian meatball. I serve these with sauce and grated cheese, sometimes with GF pasta, or just GF rice with tomato sauce. Mangia!

Nutrition Facts

324 calories; protein 23.3g 47% DV; carbohydrates 18.6g 6% DV; fat 17.3g 27% DV; cholesterol 104.1mg 35% DV; sodium 785.5mg 31% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2019
they weren't bad . you would never kniw they glutin free . Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/01/2019
The meatballs burned on the cookie sheet I would flip them over halfway through their oven time in the future. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/01/2019
The meatballs burned on the cookie sheet I would flip them over halfway through their oven time in the future. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/03/2019
they weren't bad . you would never kniw they glutin free . Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2020
I was happy to find this gluten free meatball recipe. I did make some adjustments to the recipe: first- to make these more diet friendly, I used lean ground turkey. Second- I spiced these up a bit with kosher salt, black pepper, italian seasoning and a little more garlic. The end result is one very tasty meatball. I usually make a double batch and freeze half of them to make throughout the week. Read More
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