Paleo Italian Meatballs are a mixture of ground beef and ground turkey with Italian seasonings, all smothered in marinara sauce. Made grain free, gluten free, dairy free and sugar free!
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Paleo Italian Meatballs

Paleo Italian Meatballs {Healthy Freezer Meal with Slow Cooker Option}
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 40
Calories: 86kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 3/4 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried minced onions
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 6 cups Spaghetti Sauce

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix together the ground meat, eggs, seasonings and coconut flour until well combined.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Form meatballs about 1 1/2"- 2" in diameter. There will be about 40 meatballs.
  • Bake on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  • Pour the spaghetti sauce in a large saucepan and set it to medium heat. Add the meatballs. Heat the sauce through and allow the meatballs to simmer in the sauce for 20 minutes.
  • You can also place the sauce and meatballs in a slow cooker set to low and allow them to simmer for 6-8 hours. This is our favorite way to prepare the meatballs.
  • Serve the meatballs over spaghetti squash.
  • If you don't need all the meatballs at once, you can allow the meatballs to cool and freeze them in ziploc bags.

Notes

If you'd like, you can cook these meatballs in a large frying pan on the stovetop over medium heat. Turn the meatballs and brown them on all sides. Cook for 15-20 minutes until they are thoroughly cooked and no longer pink inside. Add the spaghetti sauce directly to the saucepan and allow them to simmer for 20 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 306mg | Potassium: 221mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3.8% | Vitamin C: 3.1% | Calcium: 1.3% | Iron: 5.7%