Mouthwatering Gluten-Free Microwave Meatballs Recipe

Are you looking for an easy and delicious gluten-free recipe that you can whip up in just minutes? Look no further than these Microwave Meatballs! They are packed with flavor and made with simple ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry.

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I understand how important it is to find healthy and convenient meal options. These meatballs are not only gluten-free, but also dairy-free and low-carb. Plus, they take just a few minutes to cook in the microwave or air fryer, making them the perfect choice for an easy weeknight dinner.

Not only are these meatballs gluten-free, but they’re also made without breadcrumbs, making them a great option for those on a low-carb diet. And if you’re vegan, you can easily substitute the beef with a plant-based alternative to create mouth-watering vegetarian meatballs.

Whether you’re enjoying these meatballs on their own, or paired with spaghetti or mashed potatoes, I’m confident that they will become one of your favorite go-to dinner recipes. So let’s get cooking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Easy Gluten Free Microwave Meatballs
Easy Gluten Free Microwave Meatballs

Dear food enthusiasts,

Are you looking for a mouthwatering dish that’s easy to make, gluten-free, and packed with flavor? Look no further than this Easy Gluten Free Microwave Meatballs Recipe!

This recipe is the perfect combination of simple ingredients that come together to create a delicious meal. But why exactly will you love this recipe?

Firstly, it’s gluten-free! This means you can indulge in your love for meatballs without worrying about any potential negative effects on your health. Whether you’re coeliac or just trying to reduce gluten in your diet, this recipe is sure to satisfy.

Secondly, these meatballs are made without breadcrumbs, which also makes them low-carb. Instead, almond flour is used as a substitute, keeping these meatballs tender and gluten-free.

Thirdly, this recipe is versatile. You can easily swap out the minced beef for other meats like pork or turkey, making it easy to adapt to anyone’s preference while still ensuring it’s gluten-free and dairy-free.

Lastly, this recipe is incredibly easy and quick to make. With just one bowl combined with the ground beef, eggs, salt, pepper, garlic cloves, dried parsley and onion in just a few minutes you can easily shape the meatballs before microwaving them. The final step is topping the meatballs off with tomato sauce before microwaving again. Voila! Your delicious meatballs are ready.

So next time you’re craving some juicy meatballs that won’t harm your health or take hours of preparation work, try out this easy gluten-free microwave meatball recipe for guaranteed success!

Ingredient List

 These gluten-free microwave meatballs are a game-changer!
These gluten-free microwave meatballs are a game-changer!

Here are the simple ingredients for making these microwave meatballs:

  • 1 pound of lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup of gluten-free bread or 1/4 cup of almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup of finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon of dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste

These meatballs are not only gluten-free, but also dairy-free and can be made using low-carb substitutes. With these ingredients, you can make up to 12 large meatballs that are perfect for a family meal or entertaining guests.

The Recipe How-To

 Get ready for some seriously savory meatballs.
Get ready for some seriously savory meatballs.

Here’s the step-by-step process to make these Easy Gluten-Free Microwave Meatballs.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free bread or almond flour
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper


  1. First, combine the ground beef, egg, gluten-free bread or almond flour, minced garlic, chopped onion, dried parsley, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper in a bowl.

  2. Mix everything together well using your hands until it turns into a sticky mixture.

  3. Roll the mixture into small balls of around two inches in diameter with your hands.

  4. Place the meatballs on a microwave-safe dish and put them in the microwave on high for six to eight minutes.

  5. Check that the meatballs are cooked through by cutting one open – there should be no pink left inside.

  6. Once done, remove from the microwave and let them sit for a few minutes to cool down before serving.

  7. Serve these tender and juicy gluten-free meatballs with tomato sauce, mashed potatoes or spaghetti for a hearty meal.

That’s it! With just a few simple ingredients and quick cooking time in the microwave, you can have flavorful meatballs that are both gluten and dairy-free. This recipe is perfect for busy weeknights or when you want something easy but delicious to eat. Happy cooking!

Substitutions and Variations

 Who knew meatballs could be cooked in the microwave?
Who knew meatballs could be cooked in the microwave?

When it comes to cooking, it’s important to be flexible and creative. Luckily, the gluten-free microwave meatballs recipe is customizable and can be adapted to fit your dietary needs or preferences. Here are some substitutions and variations you can try:

– Meat: You can swap out the ground beef for other meats such as ground pork or turkey. If you prefer a vegetarian option, look for meat alternatives such as plant-based crumbles or lentils.

– Breadcrumbs: To keep the recipe gluten-free, use gluten-free breadcrumbs or finely grated gluten-free bread. Alternatively, you can use almond flour, potato flakes, or crushed rice crackers.

– Dairy-Free: This recipe is already dairy-free, but if you want to switch things up you could add dairy-free cheese shreds on top of the meatballs during the last minute of cooking.

– Italian Style: For a more Italian twist, try using Italian sausage instead of ground meat and add oregano and basil into the meatball mixture. Top with marinara sauce and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

– Swedish Style: To get a Swedish flavor to your meatballs, use half minced beef and half minced pork in the meatball mixture. Add allspice, nutmeg, and chopped onion in the mixture. Serve with creamy mashed potatoes and lingonberry jam on top.

Remember that experimentation is key when it comes to cooking. Don’t be afraid to try new combinations until you find your perfect blend of flavors!

Serving and Pairing

 Say goodbye to boring, flavorless meat with these gluten-free meatballs.
Say goodbye to boring, flavorless meat with these gluten-free meatballs.

Now that you’ve got your gluten-free microwave meatballs ready, the next thing to consider is how to serve and pair them to make the most of this delicious dish. Trust me, there are plenty of ways you can enjoy these tasty meatballs.

One of the most popular serving options is to simply top the meatballs with your favorite marinara sauce, and if you’re feeling fancy, some freshly grated parmesan cheese. This classic combo is a crowd favorite and makes for a quick and easy weeknight meal. If you’re feeling like indulging in something more carb-heavy, you can pair the meatballs with spaghetti or mashed potatoes. These sides can balance out the protein in the dish while adding some much-needed texture.

For those who love bold and spicy flavors, try pairing these gluten-free meatballs with a spicy tomato sauce or even a homemade jalapeño garlic glaze. The heat from the sauce will bring out the best in these tender gluten-free meatballs.

If you’re seeking lighter options, consider pairing these gluten-free microwave meatballs with a refreshing cucumber tomato salad or roasted vegetables such as zucchini or bell peppers. These simple sides will allow you to indulge in your protein-packed meal without overloading on heavy carbs.

Lastly, don’t forget to consider drinks. A chilled glass of white wine like a Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio is perfect to compliment the meatballs’ flavors. You could also opt for an artisanal IPA from a local brewery for those who are fond of a crisp beer.

These dishes are designed for maximum flavor with simple ingredients that won’t compromise the taste buds in any way. So feel free to experiment with different cooking methods and side dishes and share what worked well for your taste buds. Enjoy!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Get your protein fix with these easy-to-make meatballs.
Get your protein fix with these easy-to-make meatballs.

Now, let’s talk about how you can make these gluten-free microwave meatballs ahead of time, store them properly, and reheat them like a pro. The good news is that these meatballs are perfect for meal prep and can be cooked ahead of time to save you time on busy weeknights.

To make-ahead, simply follow the recipe as instructed and allow your meatballs to cool completely. Once cooled, transfer them to an airtight container or freezer bag and place them in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to use. Properly stored, these meatballs will last up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator and up to 3 months in the freezer.

To reheat your meatballs, there are several methods you can use. You can easily pop them back into the microwave for a quick and easy meal in minutes. Simply place your desired number of meatballs on a microwave-safe plate, cover with a paper towel, and heat on high for 1-2 minutes or until heated through.

Alternatively, you can also reheat your meatballs in the oven. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and place your meatballs on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until heated through.

Another great option is to air fry your meatballs for a crispy exterior while keeping them tender inside. Preheat your air fryer to 370°F (190°C) and place your meatballs in a single layer in the basket. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until cooked through and crispy on the outside.

These gluten-free microwave meatballs also pair perfectly with tomato sauce and spaghetti for a classic spaghetti and meatball dinner. Just toss it together one pan over medium heat, add some fresh parsley or basil, and dinner is served!

Whether you’re cooking for one or feeding the whole family, these delicious gluten-free meatballs are a must-try. With easy make-ahead techniques and various reheating options, this recipe is perfect for busy weeknights, meal prep, and even entertaining.

Tips for Perfect Results

 These meatballs are perfect for meal prep – just pop 'em in the microwave and you're good to go!
These meatballs are perfect for meal prep – just pop ’em in the microwave and you’re good to go!

If you’re looking to achieve the perfect gluten-free meatballs with just a few simple ingredients, then this recipe is for you. Here are some tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years that will help make your microwave meatballs a total success.

1. Don’t Overmix

It’s important not to overwork the meat when mixing the ingredients together. Overworking the meat can result in tough meatballs instead of tender ones. Mix the ingredients using a light hand and consider using a fork or whisk instead of your hands to avoid compacting the meat.

2. Keep the Meat Cold

When making meatballs, it’s essential to keep your ground beef as cold as possible. Warm meat leads to uneven cooking and dryness, so make sure all your ingredients are chilled when mixing them together.

3. Use Almond Flour

Almond flour makes an excellent substitute for breadcrumbs in gluten-free recipes. It adds a bit of nuttiness to the mix, and its light texture helps keep the meat tender.

4. Cook Until Just Done

Overcooked meatballs are dry and tough, so cook them until just done, about 5 minutes in the microwave or until they reach an internal temperature of 160°F (71°C). Keep in mind that microwaves vary, so start with a shorter cooking time and check the temperature before serving.

5. Let Them Rest

After removing your meatballs from the microwave or air fryer, let them rest for at least 5 minutes before serving. This resting period allows the juices to redistribute within the meatball, resulting in a juicier final product.

In conclusion, following these simple tips will help you create juicy and tasty meatballs every time you make them using this easy gluten-free microwave recipe!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Easy Gluten Free Microwave Meatballs Recipe is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a simple and delicious meal on a busy weeknight. With just a handful of simple ingredients, you can create meatballs that are tender, juicy, and bursting with flavor. Plus, the recipe is completely gluten-free and dairy-free, making it a great option for those with dietary restrictions.

Whether you’re cooking for yourself or feeding a crowd, these meatballs will surely become a favorite! So next time you’re in the mood for Italian cuisine, try out this recipe and enjoy the delicious taste of homemade meatballs- without any of the gluten or dairy. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you!

Easy Gluten Free Microwave Meatballs

Easy Gluten Free Microwave Meatballs Recipe

With the help of a food blender and a microwave, you can make these low fat meatballs in just a few minutes! I usually vary the recipe slightly depending on the mood I'm in, so milk or mustard make great alternatives to egg as the binding agent! The meatballs become more tender if you cook them lightly in sauce once they are ready. This recipe makes 3 good size portions or 4 regular size portions.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Gluten-free
Calories 368.5 kcal


  • 1 lb minced beef
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 slices fresh gluten free bread
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper


  • Peel the onion and garlic and chop them up in the blender.
  • Add the bread and parsley to the blender and blend further.
  • Add the meat, salt and plenty of black pepper and blend further.
  • Add the egg to bind all the ingredients into a sticky paste.
  • Roll the meat mix into balls in your hands and place on a plate.
  • Cook in microwave on a low setting and covered until cooked (any fat will melt away from the meatballs and stay on the plate).
  • Serve with the sauce of your choice!

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 207gCalories: 368.5kcalCarbohydrates: 4.6gProtein: 30.8gFat: 24.3gSaturated Fat: 9.4gCholesterol: 164.8mgSodium: 126.2mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 1.7g
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