Gluten Free Pork, Apple and Cheddar Meatballs

Gluten Free Pork, Apple and Cheddar Meatballs

These pork meatballs are perfect for baby-led-weaning or toddler food – easy to grab, freezer friendly, and gluten-free friendly! These tasty meatballs are packed with apples and cheddar for flavor and moistness.

Gluten Free Pork, Apple and Cheddar Meatballs

The first meat I ever gave Luca was pork. I made him pork tenderloin that was surprisingly juicy and not too tough, but I could never quite get the tenderloin right. It’s a big too tough for little baby gums.

But meatballs – now that’s a different story!

If you’re a meatball over and eat pork, you must make these meatballs for you – and baby!

These go great over some Parmesan pasta or with some steamed broccoli! They’re super flavorful thanks to the cheddar cheese and have a slight sweetness, thanks to the apple!

Gluten Free Pork, Apple and Cheddar Meatballs

They freeze well and you can build them into so many different types of meals!


Serves 12 large meatballs

Gluten Free Pork, Apple and Cheddar Meatballs

10 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 cup coarsely grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 small apple, grated
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pepper


  1. Preheat the broiler. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, combine the pork, cheese, almond flour, apple, onion, parsley, egg, and season with garlic powder and pepper. Shape into 12 large meatballs and arrange on the baking sheet. Broil the meatballs until golden and cooked through, 10 minutes.
  2. Let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving, they firm up more. Let cool completely before freezing.

Gluten Free Pork, Apple and Cheddar Meatballs

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