Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese Meatballs

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Number of Servings: 
24 meatballs
Recipe Source: 

Recipe and Photo Courtesy of Carol Kicinski of SimplyGluten-Free.com

Ingredients

  • 1 (5-oz) package gluten-free macaroni and cheese
  • 1½ lbs lean ground beef or turkey
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 1 c gluten-free bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • Gluten free nonstick cooking spray

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicon baking mats.
  2. Prepare mac and cheese according to package directions omitting the additional milk and butter. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  3. Combine ground beef with onion, carrot, bread crumbs, salt, and pepper. Add prepared mac and cheese. Using about 1/4 cup of mixture per meatball, roll into balls.
  4. Place on prepared baking sheets, spray with cooking spray, and bake for 20 minutes or until they are browned. The meatballs will feel soft; they firm up a little as they cool.
  5. Let cool for 5 minutes. Serve with fresh vegetables on the side for a wholesome meal.
Nutrition Info: 

For 2 meatballs with rice pasta and ground turkey: 170 Calories, 11 g Protein, 18 g Carbohydrates, 1 g Fiber, 6 g Total fat, 451 mg Sodium. Fair source of Vitamin A and Selenium