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...

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!

Gluten Free Pork, Apple and Cheddar Meatballs

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 12 large meatballs

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving, they firm up more. Let cool completely before freezing.

Gluten Free Pork, Apple and Cheddar Meatballs

with love, Ali

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  • These look delicious! Wondering if I can substitute all purpose or whole wheat flour instead of almond flour - kids can’t take them to school if they have almond flour 😕
    • Give it a shot! We've never made it that way before but we always encourage experimenting!
  • These meatballs came out so well! Moist, cheesy. I’ll definitely be making these again!
    • Oh my goodness! These look amazing! You did a great job!
  • Anything you can replace the egg with?
    • We haven't tried any substitutes but any egg replacement should work!
  • Hello, Is this recipe no longer available? I love to make this for my daughter, but it appears to no longer be linked to the website. Is there a way to add it back? Our family loves it! Thank you! Robin
    • Thank you for letting us know! The recipe should be restored now!
  • Hi, would like to try out your recipe but i dont have a broiler function on my oven. Would you be able to advise at what temperature can i cook the balls and how long?
    • From Ali: "I haven't tested these any other way, sorry! Give it a shot at 425 for 15 minutes and let us know."
      • I cooked them for about 20 minutes at 375°, and they turned out great! I like to serve them with butter noodles. I cooked them under the broiler the first time, but I kept having to check on it because my broiler has the tendency to be intense on the outside of food but leave the center uncooked. It's easier for me to just cook them in the oven even if it takes a little longer.