Caroline’s Gluten Free Stuffed Meatballs


When the boys return from a week away at work I’ll throw this in front of them (minus the spinach) when they get home. It’s quick and easy and cheap. I have priced all the ingredients and the cheapest place is Asda!


  • 500g minced steak (12%)
  • 500g Passata
  • 200g frozen spinach (defrosted), or 300g of fresh
  • 125g Mozzarella
  • 10g Parmesan (grated)
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder/granules
  • 1 tbs fresh parsley OR 1 tsp dried
  • 1 slice of GF bread (brown or white)
  • 1 tbs olive oil

Serves: 4

Cost per person: £1.20

Prep. Time: 20 mins.


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  • Add HALF the parsley and breadcrumbs plus ALL the garlic powder to the mince and mix well (I put my rubber gloves on and gave it a good mix with my hands).
  • Season to your liking
  • Tear small pieces of mozzarella and wrap the mince around to form 20 balls.
  • Dry dry in a large ovenproof frying pan until cooked through
  • Add the passata and spinach and simmer until the spinach has cooked through
  • Tear over the rest of the mozzarella
  • Bake for 15 mins.
  • Add the Parmesan and remainder of the parsley to the rest of the breadcrumbs and mix with 1 tbs of olive oil
  • Sprinkle on the top and bake for a further 5 mins. until golden brown
  • Serve with: garlic bread, potato wedges, or pasta