I have been making mini gluten-free meatballs for quite some time now and they are always a hit!  One of my favorite food compliments is when the family won’t stop eating what I make.  I have to kick them out of the kitchen to keep from eating all of these…and someone still manages to walk out with one in their mouth.

Gluten Free Meatballs with Oatmeal

Another favorite compliment…The happy food dance that Little Miss does when she eats them.  Sometimes she even sings a little yummy song.
Another compliment…the fact that Mr. Monster will eat these before he eats the noodles…his noodles!  That’s some strong competition for a toddler.
These simple meatballs can be whipped up in practically no time, and they pair perfectly with my Grandma’s spaghetti sauce recipe.

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If you can’t make this meatball recipe now, pin it to your recipe ideas board on Pinterest and it’ll be here for when you’re ready.I have been making mini gluten-free meatballs for quite some time now and they are always a hit!  They are super simple to whip up and are baked in a mini-cupcake tin so that they come out consistent every time! A kid-approved weeknight dinner idea for the whole family.

Tips for making these oatmeal meatballs.

  • Mix up a big batch and freeze them for later.
  • Serve them with sauce or on the side with veggies and rice.
  • Remember that the mini cupcake tin does the work for you. So don’t get too caught up in making the perfect ball shape.

How to make meatballs with oatmeal

Below is our recipe for gluten-free meatballs. Feel free to print it for easy reference.

Yield: 24 meatballs

Gluten Free Meatballs ~ with Oatmeal!

Gluten Free Meatballs ~ with Oatmeal!

Don't miss out on this gluten-free meatball recipe!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup Instant Oatmeal
  • 2-3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon Basil
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 egg


    1. In a large mixing bowl, mix your ground beef, oatmeal, garlic, oregano, basil, parsley, salt, and egg.  aka...all the ingredients.
    2. Scoop into balls and place them in a mini muffin pan.  I like to use a cookie scoop for this, but a spoon or your fingers work just as well.
    3. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
    4. Serve with your favorite spaghetti sauce, gravy, or plain!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 243Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 273mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 22g

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