I don’t know about you, but I have been in the kitchen a lot more trying new and yummy recipes! And since everything is pretty much shut down, you kind of have to make things at home. This gluten free meatballs and polenta recipe I want to share with you is such an awesome, comfort food kind of dish. You will feel full, but the best part is – this is actually low-cal and good for you! Here is how to make my homemade gluten free meatballs and polenta.
Living in these crazy times is just that – crazy. But luckily, it has brought such amazing new ways to have us tap into a more creative side of our brains. Plus, I love recreating recipes that I have eaten since I was little. Polenta is an all-time favourite. My nonna used to make something very similar to this gluten free meatballs and polenta recipe.
Gluten Free Meatballs
Meatballs are one of my favourites. Don’t you just feel like you are visiting some cool Italian restaurant when you have some superb meatballs? They are hearty and obviously filled with tons of protein. What I put in mine actually makes them super healthy and even a great leftover snack. Plus, when you cook them in the tomato sauce, they stay super moist. You can obviously use any type of ground meat or meat substitute that you prefer. I have found the most luck (and flavor!) from using beef. Make sure the meat is ground and on the lean side.
These gluten free meatballs are made with gluten free bread crumbs. If you don’t want gluten free, it is okay to use regular bread crumbs.
Nothing gets my mouth watering quite like the delicious, creamy and cheesy taste of freshly made polenta. If you have never had polenta before, let me explain exactly what this magnificent dish is. It usually is a side dish for hearty meals – it is the definition of comfort food. It is pretty much a boiled down cornmeal, think of grits but smoother and richer in flavor. If you have had it before, you know you can really make any polenta recipe your own with your favorite herbs and spices. But let’s be real – even a simple polenta can be more satisfying than adding a bunch of stuff to it.
If you didn’t know polenta is gluten free and its super yummy, I used gluten free bread crumbs in the meatballs so that I was able to eat them. This meal is perfect for dinner and great for any celiac who wants tasty gluten free meatballs and polenta!
Gluten Free Meatballs & Polenta Recipe
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This all-time classic dish is perfect for hosting date night (because you know, #quarantine) or simply just giving yourself the feeling of being back in a nice, Italian restaurant. Whether you are enjoying them with your beau, my Beau, or just yourself – you are going to be going in for seconds so just make sure you cook plenty! Can’t say I didn’t warn ya! 😉
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