Gluten-free Bacon And Cheese Stuffed Meatballs #Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Gluten-free Bacon And Cheese Stuffed Meatballs recipe

I almost always make gluten-free meatballs now, as they’re just as easy to make as regular meatballs, taste good and are safe for my youngest. I decided this week that I wanted to take the cheese-stuffed meatballs I’d made before and add some bacon. The resulting meatballs are absolutely amazing. The cheese is ooey and gooey and helps keep everything so moist. Here’s how I made them.

Gluten-free Bacon And Cheese Stuffed Meatballs


  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 cup gluten-free instant potatoes (I used Potato Buds on this day)
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup shredded bacon
  • 3 mozzarella sticks (individually wrapped string cheese)
  • 1 packet dry onion soup mix
  • 1 tsp parsley flakes
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


Preheat oven to 350 f.

Cut the string cheese sticks into pieces, about 8 per stick. To do this just cut a stick in half, then half the halves and half those halves.

Place all ingredients except the cheese inside a large bowl and mix well.

Form large meatballs, placing one of the pieces of cut cheese into the middle. Be sure to roll well after you’ve placed the cheese, making sure there are no gaps or openings where your cheese will come out while cooking.

Gluten-free Bacon And Cheese Stuffed Meatballs recipe

Bake for 25 minutes.

Serve immediately with your favorite pasta or on a sandwich.

What’s your favorite way to eat meatballs?

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Cookin Canuck January 30, 2015 - 12:32 pm

I’m going to pass this recipe onto my friend, who has a son with celiac. You never go wrong with a little bacon!

The Food Hunter January 30, 2015 - 2:34 pm

I am drooling!

Marjory @ Dinner-Mom January 30, 2015 - 2:55 pm

Love that oozing cheese. But, what I really love is that these are egg-free. My youngest is allergic to egg!

Heather | girlichef January 31, 2015 - 11:00 pm

I’m making a batch of meatballs tomorrow, but I think I may switch to making these – they would go over SO well in this house. I mean, ooey, gooey, cheeeese!

Melissa from February 2, 2015 - 6:57 am

I have so many great memories from my mom’s cheese stuffed meatballs. So cool you can make it gluten free.

Nutmeg Nanny February 2, 2015 - 10:15 am

Love these stuffed meatballs! How perfect!

Renee - Kudos Kitchen February 3, 2015 - 9:04 am

Bacon, cheese and instant potatoes? These meatballs are calling my name! Can’t wait to try your recipe.


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