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Traditional Italian Gluten Free Meatballs

Delicious gluten free traditional meatballs. My friend's grandmother gave me her traditional meatball recipe. Here is my gluten-free version of the recipe.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian-American
Keyword beef meatballs recipe, gluten free meatballs, Italian meatball recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 480kcal


  • 2 pounds of ground beef 80/20 chuck works best with this recipe
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of parmesan cheese grated
  • 3 cloves of garlic finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon of parsley
  • 1/4 cup of gluten free bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • oil for frying


  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Roll into meatballs.
  • Fry meatballs in oil and brown them well on all sides over medium-low heat, turning carefully about 10 minutes.
  • Then simmer meatballs in 1 1/2-2 quarts of gluten free sauce.
  • Serve and enjoy.


  • You want to lightly roll your meatballs between your hands to form a ball that feels like it will hold together, but lightly so they will absorb the sauce that you will simmer them in after you fry them in oil.
  • I use extra-virgin olive oil for frying over a medium flame being careful that the oil doesn't smoke. You can use another oil if you prefer.
  • Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days. 


Calories: 480kcal