No Bread Swedish Meatballs {Gluten Free, Paleo}

No Bread Swedish Meatballs {Gluten Free, Paleo}

Exploring new recipes for an easy meal during the week? These easy gluten free Swedish meatballs are so good, I can eat them without gravy straight from the oven.

They remind me a lot of famous IKEA meatballs, but are so much better and healthier… Almond flour is used instead of bread crumbs to make them Paleo and Whole30 compliant. Topped with a creamy sauce, they’re great as a weeknight dinner over mashed potatoes or cauliflower rice, gluten-free pasta or alone as a quick appetizer.


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 onion (small, finely grated)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • ■■■■ GRAVY: ■■■■■
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon arrowroot starch (aka arrowroot flour)
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup coconut cream (I used thick part of canned coconut milk)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon brown mustard (I used Spicy Brown Mustard)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • parsley (chopped, for serving)
Prep time:
15 minutes
Cook time:
25 minutes
Total time:
40 minutes
Yield: 17 meatballs | Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes | Total time: 40 minutes


I prefer to use trigger release ice cream scoop to form meatballs so they’re the same in size for even cooking.

This Swedish meatball recipe can be made in Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven (I set mine to 350F, because it runs hot).

These tasty meatballs are perfect for meal prep, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for later use.


1. Preheat the oven to 380°F (190°C).
2. In a large bowl, combine meatball ingredients: ground pork, finely grated onion, egg yolk, almond flour, garlic powder, nutmeg and allspice. Season with salt and black pepper, mix.
Ground pork mixture with almond flour, egg and Swedish meatball spices.
3. Form the ground meat mixture into balls (I got 17 meatballs). Place meatballs on a baking sheet (previously lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat) and bake in the preheated oven for 22-25 minutes.
Swedish meatballs formed with the help of trigger release ice cream scoop.
4. Meanwhile, prepare gluten free gravy. In a medium frying pan over medium heat, heat ghee, add arrowroot starch, constantly mixing with a wooden spoon to form a smooth paste (arrowroot slurry). Then quickly add chicken broth. Add coconut cream, coconut aminos and brown mustard. Season with salt. Whisk well and simmer for a few minutes.
Creamy grave for Swedish meatballs.
5. Serve these flavorful meatballs over mashed potatoes or cauliflower rice, top with the creamy gravy sauce.
Oven baked Swedish meatballs on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat
Swedish meatballs in a creamy dairy free gravy.

Shop products and ingredients I recommend for this recipe:

Almond Flour

Almond Flour
Garlic Powder

Garlic Powder

Arrowroot Starch

Arrowroot Starch
Chicken Broth

Chicken Broth
Coconut Milk

Coconut Milk
Coconut Aminos

Coconut Aminos
Brown Mustard

Brown Mustard
Ground Allspice

Ground Allspice
Ground Nutmeg

Ground Nutmeg



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