Grain-Free Meatball Stroganoff

Published on Sep 10, 2020

  by   Kristina Stosek

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Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Serves: 6
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This Grain-Free Meatball Stroganoff is probably my all-time favourite comfort food. The tender meatballs and mushrooms are simmered in the creamiest flavourful sauce made with fresh thyme and sage.  All this deliciousness is served over hot gluten-free noodles or rice. For keto diet serve over zucchini noodles.


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The meatballs in this gluten-free stroganoff are made with grated zucchini. This healthy squash adds moisture and lightness to the meatballs without using bread or bread crumbs, making the meatballs grain-free.

grain-free meatballs – the details…

The meatballs are first briefly baked and not fried, keeping this stroganoff on the healthier side. The meatballs will have a nice roasted flavour, they have less fat, and they are soft and delicious on the inside.

While the meatballs are baking, you can prepare the mushroom sauce. The sauce is made with shallots, garlic, fresh herbs, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, beef broth, cream and sour cream.

I like to add extra pepper to my stroganoff sauce, it gives the sauce a gentle peppery flavour. However, if you make this meatball stroganoff dish for a younger family, cut back on the black pepper. 


grain free meatballs stroganoff


For the stroganoff sauce,

First, the mushrooms are briefly sautéed with shallots, garlic and herbs. Then the baked meatballs and broth are added, and everything is simmered for about 10 minutes. In the end, the creamy sauce is added and cooked until the sauce thickens. Super simple!


Start boiling the water for the pasta or cooking the rice as you place the meatballs in the oven. This way, the pasta or the rice will finish cooking at the same time as the stroganoff.

If you want to make this a dairy-free stroganoff, replace the cream and sour cream with 1 1/2 cups of coconut milk and add two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar.

If you are sensitive to eggs, you can replace them with flax eggs.


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Meatball stroganoff is excellent for feeding a crowd 🙂 

By substituting meatballs for other cuts of beef, the stroganoff is more economical to make. Typically you would use sirloin or rump steak to make beef stroganoff. Plus, the meatballs are always tender, and the kids love meatballs.

The great thing about meatball stroganoff is, it tastes even better the next day as the flavours further develop. So if you have any leftovers, take them to work the next day and heat them in a microwave.

Or make the stroganoff a day in advance and have dinner ready for the next day. You know the days when you are too busy to make a healthy meal. Since meatballs stroganoff is more economical, this hearty meal is an excellent dish to make when feeding a crowd.


grain free meatballs stroganoff


What to serve with grain-free meatballs stroganoff?

I love the stroganoff over gluten-free spaghetti or short cut noodles. Sometimes to mix things up, I serve the delicious meatballs over rice with steamed broccoli. YUM! If you want to keep this meatball stroganoff keto-friendly serve with zero carb noodles.

You will love this beef recipe because it is super simple to makes and is an excellent meal to serve when your family craves hearty comfort food. Need more beef recipes? Check out our selection of delicious gluten-free stew recipes.

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