Meatballs are by far one of my son's favorite meals. We tend to make these gluten-free slow cooker meatballs to put over our favorite gluten-free pasta and he absolutely loves it! Plus, this delicious meal only takes 20 minutes to prep!
Spaghetti and meatballs have been a favorite with kids and adults of all ages for many years. It tends to be a staple in a lot of American households and these gluten-free slow cooker meatballs will allow the tradition to continue in many more households for years to come!
In order to hold the meatballs together, you need to have a "binder" or something to get the meat to stick in a ball form without falling apart. The typical binders for meatballs tend to be flour, breadcrumbs, or cracker crumbs, which usually are not naturally gluten-free.
Easy- these gluten-free meatballs come together in just 20 minutes! Then once they are prepped, you just pop them in the slow cooker and let them cook for you. Perfect for a busy weeknight meal!
If your gluten-free meatballs have been kept in the refrigerator, heat them in the oven at 350 degrees Farenheight for about 15 minutes. Just make sure that the internal temperature of the thick part of the meatball reaches 165 degrees F before serving.
While these BBQ meatballs are simple to make, sometimes questions arise about the recipe and the ingredients. Here are the answers to some common questions about making your own gluten free meatballs.
Cooking frozen meatballs in the air fryer is so quick and straightforward to do you will want to keep a bag on hand in the freezer all the time. They make the perfect snack for game nights, movie nights, or after school.
Traditional Italian meatballs almost always contain some type of breadcrumbs. If they are not confirmed gluten free or labeled this way on the product/packaging, then it is typical for meatballs to contain wheat/gluten. This goes for restaurants, eating out, take out, etc.
In general, meatballs are a risky item for people with Celiac Disease or a gluten allergy, because they are commonly made with some form of wheat/gluten/bread. Keep this in mind and always get confirmation that a product/dish is gluten free.
We were unable to find many gluten free Swedish meatball products. Same goes for other cuisines like Turkish or Chinese. To ensure these types of meatballs are made gluten free, we recommend following a good recipe online!
Navikas started baking cookie boxes, cakes, cupcakes, cake pops and many different treats, including gluten-free and keto-friendly sweets. She came up with the Fattie: a huge cookie standing a few inches tall and stuffed with brownies and other goodies.
People will have the choice of meatballs made from traditional beef, spicy Italian sausage, a combination of beef and spicy Italian sausage or gluten-free chicken. It also will have mushroom-and-rice meatballs as a vegetarian option.
Whether you call this a gluten free meatball sub or as we New Englander's like to say a gluten free meatball grinder, one thing is for sure...this delicious savory meatball recipe is going to make an awesome meal!
One of the things I love most about this recipe is the flavor. Whether you make homemade gluten free meatballs or you use frozen meatballs, the meatballs are slowly cooked in a tomato sauce. This infuses the sauce flavor into your meatballs, making them tender and perfect for a gluten free submarine sandwich!
For this gluten free meatball sub recipe, you can use homemade gluten free meatballs or gluten free frozen meatballs. Here are some of my favorite gluten free homemade pasta sauces, and my favorite gluten free jarred sauces.
This recipe is great to make either stovetop or in your slow cooker. If you are looking for even more great dinner ideas, I have a ton of kid-approved family gluten free dinner recipes for you to browse!
I used this homemade gluten free marinara sauce to cook my meatballs in. If you prefer, you can use a homemade meat sauce like this ground pork Pasta Sauce, or this savory meat gluten free pasta sauce. If you prefer spicier meatballs, why not try this Fra Diavolo sauce?
While most tomato-based pasta sauces are naturally gluten free, every now and then I am surprised so always read the labels to ensure the pasta sauce you choose is gluten free. My favorite gluten free jarred sauces are:
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