Gluten free meatballs with tomato sauce over gluten free spaghetti in a green bowl

Gluten Free Meatballs

Italian style gluten free meatballs made with just a few simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Perfect for spaghetti or sandwiches!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword easy, family dinner, gluten free, ground beef, italian, kid friendly, spaghetti, tomato sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 meatballs
Calories 105 kcal
Author Katie Moseman


  • 1/3 cup gluten free cracker crumbs I used table crackers (they look like saltines)
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound Certified​ ​Angus​ ​Beef​ ​®​ ​brand ground sirloin or ground chuck
  • 1/3 cup tomato sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix together the cracker crumbs, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and grated Parmesan cheese.  Set aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground sirloin and the tomato sauce.  Mix until the sauce is evenly distributed through the beef.  Then, mix in the cracker crumb mixture until it is evenly distributed through the beef.

  3. Form meatballs approximately 1 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter.  You should end up with about 12 meatballs.  Place the meatballs evenly in a baking dish so that they are not touching.  (You can line this baking dish with parchment paper to prevent sticking, if desired.)

  4. Bake for 20 minutes at 400°F, or until the internal temperature of a meatball measured with an instant read thermometer equals 160°F or greater.

Recipe Notes

As always, check all ingredients used to ensure that they are gluten free.

Makes 12 meatballs, equivalent to 4 servings.  Cooked gluten free meatballs can be added to gluten free spaghetti and sauce to make spaghetti and meatballs, or served on a gluten free bun and topped with mozzarella cheese to make gluten free meatball subs.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 105 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 151mg7%
Potassium 141mg4%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.