Gluten-free Slow Cooker Cheese Stuffed Meatballs #Recipe

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Gluten-free Slow Cooker Cheese Stuffed Meatballs Recipe

The slow cookers haven’t been getting much rest lately. I love comfort food and slow cooked meals can taste so yummy! A while back I’d made some stuffed meatballs that came out really yummy. I decided I wanted to try making a gluten-free version. I decided to use the Ninja Kitchen 3-in-1 Cooking System. We thought they were delicious and will be having them again for sure. here’s how I made them.

Gluten-free Slow Cooker Cheese Stuffed Meatballs


  • 2 lb. ground beef
  • 2/3 cup instant mashed potatoes (several brands are gluten-free)
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 package onion soup (I used Lipton’s, it’s gluten-free)
  • cheese (see notes below)
  • 2x 24oz jars marinara sauce


In a large bowl combine all ingredients except for the cheese and the marinara sauce.

Gluten-free Slow Cooker Cheese Stuffed Meatballs Recipe

Take enough meat to make a decent sized meatball, but leave the meat open and flat.

Place the cheese in the center of the meat.

The amount of cheese you will use isn’t all that much.  The type of cheese you use is up to you. I made some with some shredded mozzarella cheese, in which case I used a generous pinch of the cheese. I also made some with cheddar cheese, which were little pieces I cut off of a block of cheese.

Form a meatball around the cheese, pinching and rolling it until it’s closed.

Gluten-free Slow Cooker Cheese Stuffed Meatballs Recipe

Place meatballs in the crock.

Cover the meatballs with the sauce.

Cook on high for 2 hours.

Serve immediately, pouring the sauce over your favorite gluten-free pasta. Use salt and pepper to taste.

Gluten-free Slow Cooker Cheese Stuffed Meatballs Recipe Gluten-free Slow Cooker Cheese Stuffed Meatballs Recipe

What’s your favorite way to eat meatballs?


Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) October 8, 2014 - 7:45 am

Um, yes please! Cheese is my one TRUE weakness!

Nutmeg Nanny October 8, 2014 - 8:53 am

I love that these are cheese stuffed but I love them even more that they are made in the slow cooker.

Martha @ A Family Feast October 8, 2014 - 9:26 am

Oh yum – cheese stuffed meatballs…how can they get any better than that?!?

Angie October 8, 2014 - 12:36 pm

I’ve never slow cooked meatballs before, great idea!

Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom October 8, 2014 - 3:43 pm

The crock pot rocks for all things!Just recently made a version myself!

Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes October 8, 2014 - 3:49 pm

Loved the stuffed meatballs and love these, too!! My slow cooker is working overtime also 😉

Paula - bell'alimento October 8, 2014 - 4:16 pm

Who doesn’t love a good stuffed meatball!

Jessica (Savory Experiments) October 9, 2014 - 1:19 pm

Woozers! I looking back and forth from my salad to the screen thinking “this isn’t fair!!!” Can’t wait to try!

Karissa | Sweet as a Cookie October 9, 2014 - 10:24 pm

Cheese stuffed meatballs?! My boyfriend would flip over these!

Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) October 10, 2014 - 7:25 am

Oh, I want to try these. Sounds incredible!

Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox October 11, 2014 - 8:17 am

And the slow cooker for the win! The cheese in the middle is a stupendous bonus! 🙂

Melissa from October 11, 2014 - 2:25 pm

My mom used to stuff meatballs with cheese and I’ve never tried it. Thanks for bringing back great memories!


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