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Gluten-Free Meatballs

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These gluten-free Italian-style meatballs are a perfect solution for entertaining or for family dinners. 

Gluten-Free Italian Meatballs

It’s time to take a poll! Are you ready?

Go ahead and raise your hand if you have a friend or family member with some sort of dietary restriction.

Now, keep your hand raised if you have someone in your life who maintains a gluten-free diet.

That’s what I thought: there are still a lot of hands raised.

Thank you for participating in my fake poll.

I recently promised to share Boyfriend’s famous meatball recipe with you. Well, this is not it. (Don’t you hate it when people pull that crap?) I am still going to share that recipe with you, but the thing is…his recipe contains breadcrumbs. And today we are talking about all things gluten-free.

I’ll be honest, even though I have several friends who are gluten-free, I still have a hard time convincing myself to go out of my way to buy wacky, expensive ingredients to make a gluten-free recipe. So when I started investigating the idea of gluten-free meatballs, I was struck by an idea:

What would happen if I added ricotta to my meatball recipe?

As fate would have it, ricotta makes a pretty good binder in meatballs. Not to mention that it’s easy to find and, at the end of the day, you get an extra serving of cheese. I know I don’t have to take any polls to determine that a little extra cheese will  put most of you in your happy place.

Pair these gluten-free meatballs with your favorite gluten-free spaghetti and a lovely side salad and you have a meal that is perfect for serving to your hard-to-feed friends and family members. Freeze leftover meatballs for a quick and easy meal later on!

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Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking

Tuesday 28th of January 2014

Nothing is ever wrong with extra cheese!

themessybakerblog

Tuesday 28th of January 2014

Ricotta in meatballs sound fantastic. I can't wait to try this recipe. My sister-in-law was just diagnosed with a gluten allergy, so these are perfect.

Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

Thursday 23rd of January 2014

Extra cheese to make it GF?? That's the best idea, ever.

Stephie

Thursday 23rd of January 2014

If only extra cheese was the solution to all GF things, amiright?

Wendy | Around My Family Table

Thursday 23rd of January 2014

Looks scrumptious! My family loves pasta and meatballs.

Julie

Wednesday 22nd of January 2014

Considering we have 64 pounds of ground beef in the freezer, I'm thinking some of these need to be on the menu ASAP. I mean, extra cheese? Yes, please.