13 Jun Paleo Italian Meatballs (Whole 30)
These Whole 30 Homemade Italian Paleo Meatballs with creamy tomato sauce are the best combination. The meatballs are so juicy and packed with flavors. Paired with an easy dairy free tomato sauce, this healthy recipe is the perfect dinner for the whole family!
I have been obsessed with ground meat recipe like turkey burgers and these Italian meatballs.
Not only they are amazing protein source, but also super easy for you to sneak in some extra veggies and pack so much flavor in.
Why do I love these Italian Paleo Meatballs
1. So tender and juicy
2. Packed with flavors
3. Healthy and easy dinner for the family
4. Perfect meal prep dinner for the week
Every time when I make these juicy and flavorful meatballs. I double the batches to have for the week. It is a lot of chopping and rolling. So I have to get my “money” worth.
All you need is to store cooked and cooled meatballs in an airtight container or a storage bag. These healthy Italian Meatballs can freeze beautifully for a couple of months.
Tip: To prevent meatballs from sticking to each other due to the moisture, you can place them on a sheet pan or a plate and freeze them for a couple hours with room between each meatball. Then take them off of the plate and throw them in a container or bag.
How to Make Healthy Italian meatballs
First of all, wash, dry and chop all the veggies. I recently updated this recipe –
Saute the veggies before mixing into the meatballs will help bring out the aromatic even more.
Second, mix ground meat with veggies and seasoning by hand. Either use a cookie dough scooper or roll the ground meat mixture in to balls by hand.
Third, roast in the oven at 425 F. High temperature will help the meatballs stay moist, tender inside, and yet charred and crispy on the outside.
While the meatballs are cooking in the oven, we will make the easy creamy tomato sauce. All you need is a jar of your favorite marinara sauce and canned coconut milk. The creamy and sweet coconut milk balance out the acidity in the tomato sauce. It is my favorite creamy tomato sauce.
Lastly, mix the meatballs with sauce and serve with your favorite pasta and vegetables.
How to Make Creamy Tomato Sauce
You will need:
1 Jar of your favorite Marinara Sauce
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup chopped mushroom
Bring all the ingredients to boil in a small pot, and simmer until mushroom is soft.
The sweetness of the coconut milk complements the acidity from the marinara sauce so well.
How to Serve these Italian Paleo meatballs
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Spaghetti and Meatballs will always be the classic go-to. Smothered in some creamy tomato sauce, this is one of our all time favorite dinners.
Meatball Sub Sandwich
Serving these paleo meatballs on a sliced hearty sub sandwich, a generous scoop of marinara sauce, a sprinkle of extra fresh basil, and there you have the easiest lunch to go.
Italian Version of Buddha Bowl
I can never skip a jam loaded buddha bowl. Fill a bowl with cooked quinoa, sweet potato, broccoli, and zucchini noodles. Top it off with a few of these healthy Italian meatballs, sprinkle some extra parmesan cheese, and you have a healthy low carb lunch ready.
Last but not least, scroll down to check out the full recipe for this Italian Paleo Meatball with creamy tomato sauce. This recipe is perfect for a dinner on a date night, the whole family to enjoy and meal prep for the week. It will become your favorite Italian dinner option for the whole family!
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