Whole30 Baked Meatballs
These Whole30 Baked Meatballs are incredibly tender and flavorful! The meatballs are moist and hold together well. Since they are baked in the oven, they are a quick and easy Whole30 dinner or healthy meal prep option. Say goodbye to dry boring meatballs and hello to these beauties. These Whole30 Sesame Ginger Meatballs are another crowd favorite!
Grass fed ground beef is the base of these Whole30 Baked meatballs. My favorite meat is sourced from ButcherBox.
Use finely diced onion to add flavor and moisture to these baked meatballs.
This almond powder from Octonuts acts as the binding agent for these meatballs. Substitute 2 tablespoons of almond flour PLUS one tablespoon tapioca flour.
Freshly chopped parsley takes these meatballs takes these meatballs to the next level!
Marinara sauce adds a hearty and Italian flavor to this dish!
How To Make
To make Whole30 Baked Meatballs, first preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
Next, add all ingredients (except marinara sauce) to a large mixing bowl. Mix with hands until combined.
Then, form 1.5 inch meatballs and place meatballs on baking sheet.
Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until cooked through.
Next, add marinara sauce to a casserole dish and place meatballs on top. Bake for an additional 20 minutes.
Finally, remove from oven and serve.
Is Browning the Meatballs Necessary?
In this recipe, no! These meatballs are completely baked in the oven and don’t require any browning beforehand.
To keep these meatballs Whole30, almond powder or a combination of almond flour and tapioca flour act as the binding agent.
Get the Recipe: Whole30 Baked Meatballs
- 2 pounds grass fed ground beef
- 1/4 cup onion, chopped finely
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 tbsp minced garlic
- 2 tbsp Octonuts Almond Protein Powder
- pinch sea salt
- 3/4 tsp ground pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp basil
- 2 tbsp freshly parsley, chopped
- 2 cups marinara sauce
- First, preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Next, add all ingredients except marinara sauce to a large mixing bowl. Use your hands to combine mixture until uniform.
- Form meat mixture into 1.5 inch meatballs. Then, place meatballs 1 inch from each other on baking sheet.
- Next, bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Then, add marinara to a large casserole dish. Place cooked meatballs on top and bake for 20 minutes.
- Finally, remove from oven and serve with veggie noodles or cauliflower rice.
- To substitute the 2 tbsp Almond powder, use 2 tbsp almond flour AND 1 tbsp tapioca flour.
- Meatballs are done baking when they have reached 165 degrees Fahrenheit internally.
- Use a meat thermometer to test doneness.
- Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Try these other Whole30 comfort foods!
Whole30 Sesame Ginger Meatballs
31 Comments on “Whole30 Baked Meatballs”
This recipe looks wonderful!! Only meat pies I have had. Has a top and bottom crust!?!? Like a pie style. Would that work for this recipe! and please visit us: https://www.beckandbulow.com
These meatballs look amazing! It’s hard to find gluten free meatballs. What keeps them from getting dried out?
The onion keeps the texture not too dense. The small amount of almond powder helps keep them moist!
These baked meatballs look fantastic! I love that they are baked instead of fried before adding to the sauce. On the menu for next week!
I couldn’t believe how delicious these meatballs turned out. I was a bit skeptical about the almond powder in the meat but we couldn’t taste it. They held together really well and we used our homemade marinara sauce. I’ll be using this recipe often.
These meatballs look hearty and delicious, and I just happen to have several zucchini that need to be eaten. Looks like I’ve got my Sunday dinner all planned for me!
I’m on day 22 of my 8th or 9th Whole30 (I can’t remember) and I’m drooling over these meatballs! I’m going to make them this weekend and serve them over spaghetti squash—yum!!
This meatball recipe looks extra delicious swimming in that marinara sauce! My kids LOVE meatballs so I’m excited to try this with them!
I love making meatballs! and now, I need to try your healthy version! They look absolutely delicious!