Dairy-Free and Egg-Free Meatballs are a quick and easy delicious homemade meal. Both kid-friendly and husband-approved, you’ll never buy meatballs from the store again. These allergy-friendly baked meatballs are sure to please everybody at the table.
Best Dairy Free and Egg Free Meatballs
Weeknight dinners don’t have to be boring, time-consuming, or stressful. These allergy-friendly meatballs will please everybody in the family and are perfect for making ahead and freezing.
Years ago, I learned the hard way that most store-bought meatballs contain both dairy and egg, along with other non-allergy-friendly ingredients. Rather than giving up on meatball dinners, I made baked meatballs at home and simply left out the egg and cheese. To our surprise, they stayed together exceptionally well, stayed juicy, and tasted delicious!
How to Make Dairy Free Meatballs
Over the years, this 30-minute eggless meatball recipe has become our go-to for easy weeknight meals. They’re perfect over any pasta or zucchini noodles! In addition to spaghetti and meatballs, try them stuffed in meatball subs, sliced up on pizza or in calzones, or in soup.
To make these meatballs, simply mix together ground beef, finely chopped onion, minced garlic, and italian seasoning together in a large bowl. Once well combined, roll into equal-sized balls and place on a prepared baking sheet.
Bake for about 15 minutes then serve as an appetizer, over pasta of choice, or let cool completely then place in freezer for meal prepping.
Allergy-Friendly Meatballs FAQ
Can I make meatballs without eggs, really? YES! I bet you won’t even notice the difference. They’re just as juicy and flavorful!
Can I use an egg replacer? You can, but you really don’t have to (: I always recommend Bob’s Red Mill egg replacer.
Is there a dairy free substitute for parmesan cheese? I really enjoy sprinkling Bragg Premium Nutritional Yeast Seasoning on dishes to give it a nutty cheesy flavor. Go Veggie Vegan Grated Parmesan Style Topping is good too.
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Can I make them in a non-stick pan instead of baking them? Sure! Instead of transferring the uncooked meatballs to a baking sheet, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook meatballs until golden and cooked through, flipping at least once. Depending on the size of your pan, you may have to work in batches.
How do I store meatballs? Leftovers should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days.
How do I freeze meatballs? Once meatballs are cooled completely, transfer them to a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
Want more easy recipes? Check these out next:
- Dairy-Free & Egg-Free Cottage Pie
- Biscuits and Sausage Gravy (Dairy-Free & Egg-Free)
- Instant Pot Tamales
- French Bread Pizza
- Spaghetti Squash Pizza Casserole (Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free)
Dairy-Free and Egg-Free Meatballs Recipe
I hope you add my dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, paleo, and whole30-approved meatball recipe to your weekly dinner rotation. They bake up perfectly and freeze well for meal planning. If you try this recipe, please share a photo with me over on Instagram♡
Dairy-Free & Egg-Free Meatballs
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 small onion finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce optional
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 F.
- Mix everything together in a large bowl.
- Roll the seasoned meat into small round balls and place onto a prepared baking sheet.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cooked.
- Once cooked, remove from oven and enjoy!
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