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Easy Gluten Free Spaghetti and Meatballs

Easy Gluten Free Spaghetti and Meatballs is sure to be a family favorite! Simple ingredients make for an easy weeknight meal!

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I like most people, do not have tons of time to get dinner on the table. Between work and a toddler, some nights it feels like we won’t ever get around to eating dinner. Let alone something that isn’t hot dogs. Recipes like Gluten Free Spaghetti and Meatballs are perfect for those busy days.

Lots of flavor, but easily made with ingredients I have in my spice rack. Yes, I love a great slow cooked marinara sauce, but I don’t always have time for that and that’s when dried spices are my friend! This sauce is thrown together in just a few minutes and even has some added veggies! Meatballs are simple to make and you can even double the recipe and freeze them.

Gluten Free Spaghetti and Meatballs

Kid Friendly

My toddler love spaghetti (I don’t know any kids that don’t!). We recently were sent a sample mat from EZPZ and it was perfect for spaghetti night. Because it sticks to the table, none of it ended up on my floor, which is always a plus. I will note that the spaghetti sauce did stain it a bit, but very likely my fault because I didn’t wash it right away. The EZPZ mat is dishwasher safe, but I don’t have a dishwasher so I’m not sure how it fairs. If you’d like to check out the EZPZ mat you can see all their different options on their website!

gluten free spaghetti and meatballs

Gluten Free Spaghetti and Meatballs

Gluten Free Spaghetti and Meatballs are a great family dish. Serve it with a side of gluten free cheddar bay biscuits and some veggies for the perfect meal!

We eat spaghetti every couple weeks. It is so easy and I like to freeze the sauce. Gluen Free spaghetti sauce is good for so many things- quick pizzas, dipping, lasanga- sky’s the limit!

If you are looking for a paleo or whole 30 meal, you have to check out Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Mushroom and Garlic Sauce from Perry’s Palate. It is a great way to change up your spaghetti night!

Do you have a favorite gluten free meal for those busy nights? Share in the comments!

 

Gluten Free Spaghetti and Meatballs
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Easy Gluten Free Spaghetti and Meatballs

Ingredients

Gluten Free Meatballs

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup gluten free bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons milk

Spaghetti Sauce

  • 1 18 ounce can crushed tomato
  • 1 slice bacon
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 1 carrot shredded
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste

Instructions

Meatballs

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Combine all ingredients, mix well.
  • Form into one inch balls.
  • Brown in a non skit skillet.
  • Place on sheet pan in oven to continue cooking, about 10 minutes or until done.

Spaghetti Sauce

  • Cook bacon in saucepan.
  • Remove bacon, leaving grease.
  • Saute onion and carrot in bacon grease until onions are clear, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and tomato paste.
  • Simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  • Serve with meatballs over cooked gluten free spaghetti.

 

 

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Megan Stevens
    April 17, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Yum, this looks perfect … and I love the bacon in the sauce!

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    paleoglutenfreeguy
    April 17, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    Ooh, I never tried bacon and carrots in a pasta sauce. That sounds so good!

  • Reply
    Renee Kohley
    April 17, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    The sauce recipe is fantastic! So simple and delicious – my kids love spaghetti night!

  • Reply
    jennifer
    April 16, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Ahh meatballs make everyone happy, especially with that gluten-free binder swap — thanks for sharing, I’m going to try out on my boys soon!

  • Reply
    Vanessa
    April 22, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Super yum! I’m gf so I always appreciate new recipes and ideas. I love that the idea of gf products is becoming more of a thing ??

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    Anita
    April 20, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    I am GF as well and one of my loves is meatballs. I used to put soaked bread in milk in mine … I’ve had to adapt like you did, looks delish.

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    angie
    April 20, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    have a good friend that has a step daughter that has to have gluten free diet. She has been collecting recipes
    as she will be hosting for the summer. Thanks for sharing I will be sharing with her
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    Mamma's Cooking
    April 20, 2017 at 11:17 am

    My kids LOVE spaghetti and meatballs. This (and those biscuits!) sound delicious. I’ll have to try this recipe. I like to make a quick “pink sauce” using a can of tomato sauce, a couple of dried herbs and a couple of ounces of cream cheese. Mix with pasta, leftover grilled chicken and a salad and done.

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    Anne
    April 20, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Sounds like the perfect bowl of pasta! I love the addition of bacon.

  • Reply
    Chrystal @ Gluten-Free Palate
    April 19, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    You put bacon in your spaghetti? I knew I liked your recipes 😉 Yum!

    • Reply
      Amanda
      April 19, 2017 at 7:53 pm

      I put bacon in everything!

  • Reply
    Nicole Dawson
    April 19, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    I love those EZMat’s! Just wish they were around when I had younger kids.

  • Reply
    Kelly @ TastingPage
    April 19, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Such a classic and fabulous dish, made even better without gluten or eggs!

  • Reply
    Agness of Run Agness Run
    April 19, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    This is how my perfect lunch looks like! Thanks for reminding me to prepare this recipe again!

  • Reply
    amanda -runtothefinish
    April 19, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Spaghetti squash is my go to now for all pasta type dishes, I like it so much better! Probably because I”m so weird 🙂

  • Reply
    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    April 19, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Comfort food! Every loves the childhood italian classic!

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