gluten-free meatballs on top of spaghetti covered in tomato sauce, parsley, and Parmesan cheese

Gluten-Free Meatballs {Dairy-Free Option}

These gluten-free meatballs are perfectly spiced with Italian seasonings and baked so they are juicy and tender. The recipe has a dairy-free option.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword gluten-free dairy-free meatballs, gluten-free meatballs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 373 kcal


  • 1 cup gluten-free bread crumbs I like Schär gluten-free breadcrumbs.
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup milk , dairy-free use almond, cashew or coconut milk
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 large eggs , whisked
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  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 2 baking sheets with aluminum foil. 

  2. In a small bowl stir together the breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning, onion powder, salt, nutmeg, and minced garlic. Stir in the milk and let sit for 2-3 minutes. 

  3. In a large bowl mix together the beef and the eggs. Add the bread crumb mixture and mix together to fully combine. Do not overmix the meat or the meatballs will be tough.

  4. Use a large cookie scoop to scoop out the meat and roll into 2" balls. Place on the lined baking sheet and repeat. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown. Please watch your oven because all ovens are different. 

  5. Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. Meatballs can also be frozen and reheated and reheated in the oven, microwave or on the stove top.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Meatballs {Dairy-Free Option}
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 373 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 135mg 45%
Sodium 397mg 17%
Potassium 388mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 2.7%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 8.1%
Iron 16.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.