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Kid Friendly Meatballs

kid friendly meatballs

My kids love these kid friendly meatballs which is good because they are simple, gluten free, nourishing, generous and delicious!  They are cooked in the sauce so no need to fry them first and very budget friendly too.

This recipe is in my book Kids in the Kitchen which I’m having a 2 for 1 sale on right now! Find out more below…

Kid Friendly Meatballs

kid friendly meatballs


2 for 1 SALE on my book Kids in the Kitchen is on NOW. 


Makes about 20 meatballs

500g good quality mince meat (beef or pork works well)

1/2 an onion finely diced

1 clove of garlic crushed

pinch of freshly ground pepper

1/2 cup of white rice (optional)

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

What to do:

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well with clean hands.

Roll the mixture into balls a bit bigger than a walnut but smaller than a golf ball.

Put the uncooked meatballs on a clean plate while you prepare your sauce.

Tomato Sauce:

250mls good quality stock or home made bone broth

750mls of tomato passata

1 teaspoon of dried Italian style herbs

Put all of the sauce ingredients in a large pt that has a lid. Turn the heat to medium and bring the sauce to a simmer.

Carefully drop the meatballs into the sauce, turn the heat down to low and simmer with the lid on for about 30 minutes.

Turn the meatballs once or twice while cooking to ensure they cooke evenly.

How to serve kid friendly meatballs

This is how we serve our kid friendly meatballs:

  • with steamed green veggies on the side
  • with some sliced avocado and snow peas
  • on top of gluten free spaghetti, steamed rice or cauliflower rice
  • on top of zucchini noodles 
  • on top of buttery mashed sweet potato
  • with a big green salad and some crunchy sour dough bread

For even more meatball recipes, why not try a baked meatball here, or a vegan version here.

Help me spread the whole food love with my Buy 1 get 1 FREE Sale!

kid friendly meatballsIf you like the sound of my kid friendly meatballs, I invite you to take me up on my special offer of my 2 books for the price of 1 sale on my book Kids in the Kitchen. That’s 2 books for $14.95, postage included.  Order yours here.



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