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Gluten Free Meatballs ~ with Oatmeal!

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!

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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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Wednesday 11th of September 2019

[…] the batch for several rounds of spaghetti….Yeah, that NEVER happened. Even after I mastered my Oatmeal meatballs, I never made time for that […]


Wednesday 28th of December 2016

Can we use reg oats instead of instant ? I would put in food processor to make the mm more fine.


Thursday 29th of December 2016

I've never tried that, but I feel like it should work. Give it a try and let us know!


Friday 8th of July 2016

Thanks for sharing this , i am going to do this for sunday dinner, but instead im gonna use salted fish instead of the ground beef have a lovely weekend


Monday 11th of July 2016

That sounds like an interesting change. Let us know how it turns out!


Wednesday 25th of May 2016

These came out great tonight. I did substitute veal and turkey for the beef as that is what I had. But the seasonings and portions were perfect! I had often struggled trying my own gluten free meatballs, using gluten free bread, it never came out this good. This is a keeper! Thanks for sharing!


Thursday 26th of May 2016

I've never tried with veal and turkey! Sounds delicious!! So glad you enjoyed them!!

Nicole Keener

Saturday 21st of February 2015

I need to try this. I have never thought about using Oatmeal but this looks delicious.

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