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Gluten-Free Spaghetti and Meatballs with Homemade Marinara


  • 12 oz gluten free pasta, cooked per package directions

  • meatballs (recipe below)

  • marinara sauce (recipe below)

  • shredded cheese (optional)

  1. cook and drain pasta

  2. add marinara

  3. add meatballs, either into the sauce on top of the sauced pasta

  4. garnish with cheese (optional)

Gluten-Free Meatballs


  • 12 oz lean ground beef

  • 12 oz ground pork

  • 1 c gluten free steel cut oats

  • 1 c water

  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoning

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tsp onion powder

  • salt and pepper to taste

  1. soak oats in water for 3-5 hours and drain well

  2. add to meats, egg and seasonings

  3. mix well with hands and roll into 1 inch balls

  4. place onto baking sheet and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until browned

Homemade Marinara


  • 2 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes

  • 4-6 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed

  • 1 large onion, cut in half

  • 2 carrots, peeled

  • 2 ribs celery

  • 1 small bunch fresh basil leaves (about 1/4 c packed)

  • 2 tbsp molasses (or 1 tbsp brown sugar)

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. in either a slow cooker or dutch oven, add tomatoes and veggies

  2. cook on medium heat for 2 hours on the stove top or 3-4 hours on low in the slow cooker, or until veggies are fork tender

  3. add basil and salt and pepper and with an immersion blender, blend veggies and basil into the sauce

  4. add molasses/sugar to lessen the acidity, not necessarily to sweeten the sauce ( to taste)


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