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

Step 1

To make Whole30 Baked Meatballs, first preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2

Next, add all ingredients (except marinara sauce) to a large mixing bowl. Mix with hands until combined.

Step 3

Then, form 1.5 inch meatballs and place meatballs on baking sheet.

Step 4

Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until cooked through.

Step 5

Next, add marinara sauce to a casserole dish and place meatballs on top. Bake for an additional 20 minutes.

Step 6

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.

Meatball Binder

To keep these meatballs Whole30, almond powder or a combination of almond flour and tapioca flour act as the binding agent.

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Whole30 baked meatballs in marinara sauce

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These Whole30 Baked Meatballs are easy, healthy and delicious! They are baked in the oven, making them super easy for dinner or meal prep. Both kids and adults love these!
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  • 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.
Calories: 421kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 53g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 182mg, Sodium: 810mg, Potassium: 1265mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 779IU, Vitamin C: 13mg, Calcium: 80mg, Iron: 8mg

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Whole30 Sesame Ginger Meatballs

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