Gluten-Free Teriyaki Meatballs

Gluten-Free Teriyaki Meatballs

Growing up my dad often made his amazing teriyaki chicken dishes when we had company or were hosting a party.


We couldn’t wait to fill out plates with his mouthwatering dish as the smell permeated the house.


I took his idea and tweaked it to make Teriyaki Meatballs. I have to say- they were a hit!


This is a great weeknight dinner as it cooks up quickly.


You can prep the meatballs ahead of time, then cook them at dinnertime. Or cook them completely to later reheat for dinner. You can also freeze a batch for another dinner.


Teriyaki meatballs

Serve the meatballs over your favorite spaghetti or pasta, brown rice, quinoa, or a salad.

This is an easy and delicious gluten-free meal to add to your gluten-free recipe rotation.


Teriyaki meatballs

Gluten-Free Teriyaki Meatballs

Need a quick and delicious gluten-free dinner?
Give these scrumptious Teriyaki Meatballs a try.Each time I serve these to my family they are a BIG hit.
Hidden gluten - beware! Make sure you’re usingGF soy sauce or Tamari, as soy sauce is made with wheat.
We served these over GF brown rice/quinoa spaghetti and roasted Brussel srouts – delish!
Give them a try and let us know your thoughts.


  • 1 lb. ground organic turkey or chicken
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots
  • 1/4 t. ground ginger
  • 1/2 t. garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 T Gluten-Free Soy Sauce, Tamari or Coconut Aminos

For the Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup Gluten-Free Soy Sauce, Tamari or Coconut Aminos
  • 1/2 t. garlic powder
  • 1/4 t. ground ginger
  • 1/2 t. coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Dice the onion and add it to a mixing bowl.
  • Peel and grate the carrots, then add to the bowl.
  • Add the remaining meatball ingredients to the bowl. Mix all together until combined.
  • Roll the mixture into golf-ball sized meatballs.
  • Use 1-2 T olive oil in a medium-sized skillet.
  • Heat to medium heat and add the meatballs to the pan. Searing the meatballs on each side. (Move them around so they can cook on each side.)
  • Cook for about 5-10 minutes continuing to adjust so that they cook on all sides.
  • While the meatballs are cooking, combine the ingredients for the sauce.
  • Take the meatballs out of the pan, and place to the side.
  • Pour the sauce into the pan and scrape up any bits left behind, then bring to a slight boil. Turn down to medium/medium low and return the meatballs to the pan.
  • Cover and cook 5-7 minutes, until meatballs are cooked through completely.
  • If the sauce cooks down too much, add more water or a little more Tamari if needed.
  • Serve over GF Spaghetti, quinoa or brown rice. The meatballs go well with a side of spinach or roasted Brussel sprouts.


This is an easy and delicious gluten-free meal to make ahead for a busy night or make a double batch and freeze one for another week.
This recipe is an excellent addition to your gluten-free recipe rotation.

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