Gluten Free Italian Beef Quinoa Meatballs

gluten free italian beef quinoa meatballs with sauce in a bowl

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Healthy, protein packed Gluten Free Italian Beef Quinoa Meatballs are easy to make and full of flavor! (gluten-free, dairy-free)




  1. Heat oven to 350° F. If using a cast iron skillet, place it in the oven to preheat.
  2. In a small food processor or Nutribullet chop garlic, onion, and herbs (if using fresh) until they are finely minced. Alternately, you can chop them finely by hand.
  3. Add mixture to a large bowl with the rest of the ingredients except for oil. Mix until all of the ingredients are distributed evenly. I like to use my hands to squish it all together.
  4. Roll mixture into meatballs that are about an inch and a half in diameter.
  5. Use olive oil to coat the bottom of the hot cast iron skillet or a cookie sheet.
  6. Place meatballs about 1 inch apart in hot skillet or onto the cookie sheet.
  7. Bake meatballs until the center is cooked through (it should register at 155° F on a thermometer), about 25-20 minutes.
  8. If you prefer a crispy outside, you can broil meatballs for 5 minutes or so, watching them carefully. If you prefer, pour sauce over meatballs for the last 10-15 minutes of cooking and top with cheese!
  9. Remove from oven and enjoy over pasta or zucchini noodles with your favorite sauce.

Keywords: gluten free meatballs, Italian meatballs, Quinoa meatballs

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