Gluten Free Bacon Meatballs with Cream Sauce

by Marla on October 4, 2013 · 19 comments

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Gluten Free Bacon Meatballs with Cream Sauce | Lightened up Comfort Food |

What the what? Bacon in meatballs…the most amazing thing on Earth I tell ya.

Could it get even better? Yes it could. Toss those Bacon Meatballs in a Light Creamy Sauce. Thats how.

Bacon LOVE |

Aren’t you digging my piggy placemats & plates? I got those at my favorite store Butcher and Baker.

Bacon has become a daily staple. I cannot live without it and fantasize about it every second.

Gluten Free Bacon Meatballs with Cream Sauce | Lightened up Comfort Food |

I am hardly ever home these days ~ I’m obsessed with all the fall colors.

You can find me tucked under Aspen trees or perched precariously on the sides of cliffs.

Telluride & Silverton Colorado |

Get out there & enjoy the beautiful fall weather (if you are not still stuck in summer.)

Gluten Free Bacon Meatballs with Cream Sauce | Lightened up Comfort Food |

When you tucker in the house bake up some bacon meatballs ~ you will be dang glad you did!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Gluten Free Bacon Meatballs with Cream Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Gluten Free Bacon Meatballs with Cream Sauce


  • 8 ounces Gluten Free Pasta (I used Brown Rice Penne)
  • Meatballs
  • 16 ounces Bacon divided in 1/2
  • 1 pound ground Chicken (Beef, Bison or Turkey great too)
  • 3 tablespoons Blanched Almond Flour
  • 1 Shallot, diced
  • Dried Parsley
  • Black Pepper
  • Garlic Salt
  • Cream Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Salted Butter
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 Shallot, diced
  • Garlic Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • fresh Thyme


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment or tin foil. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F with the rack in the middle. Trim fat off 8 ounces of the bacon and chop into small pieces.Combine all meatball ingredients (including 8 ounces chopped bacon) and form into 1 inch meatballs. Arrange in a single layer and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
  • Bake the remainder of the bacon and crumble for topping.
  • For the sauce: Melt butter in a large skillet Brown the shallot. Add the cream and whisk until combined. Season to taste with garlic salt & pepper. Add meatballs to sauce and combine. Gently fold in pasta and some thyme. Serve hot. Top with crumbled bacon and fresh thyme.

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Bev @ Bev Cooks October 4, 2013 at 5:55 am



2 Kevin (Closet Cooking) October 4, 2013 at 6:00 am

You definitely had me at bacon!


3 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts October 4, 2013 at 6:35 am

I love when the Aspens change in the mountains, always so pretty!! I love meatballs, and this dish looks fantastic!
Thanks for linking up to my Bruschetta sub.


4 Aimee Wimbush-Bourque October 4, 2013 at 6:36 am

I AM digging those placemats. Too cute!

Wonderful idea for family dinner. Thanks, Marla.


5 HeatherChristo October 4, 2013 at 6:57 am

I wish we could enjoy the autumn weather more, but it has mostly been so, so soggy. But a nice cozy bowl of these meatballs would be perfect for one of our epic Seattle rain storms!


6 Rosa October 4, 2013 at 6:59 am

You live in a gorgeous place! What stunning landscapes.

That dish looks absolutely delicious and wonderfully comforting!




7 Faith October 4, 2013 at 7:19 am

Brilliant, Marla – I love the idea of bacon meatballs! The piggy placemats & plates are seriously adorable. And thank you so much for the shout-out!


8 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) October 4, 2013 at 7:35 am

Marla, these meatballs sound amazing and my bacon-obsessed son (and me!) will love them – I am going to make a batch this weekend!


9 Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective October 4, 2013 at 8:43 am

Love this recipe, Marla! Checking my pantry and fridge to see if I have all the ingredients, so I can make this ASAP!! :)


10 Julie @ Table for Two October 4, 2013 at 8:56 am

This looks so comforting and good! I love the bacon and cream sauce. Yum yum!


11 Carla @ Carla's Confections October 4, 2013 at 9:31 am

Meatballs have never looked so good! Yum!! :)


12 Gaby October 4, 2013 at 10:20 am

man these look killer!! I’m a total meatball lover in these cold months


13 Alice October 4, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Mmm, this sounds yummy! I love bacon!!!!


14 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers October 4, 2013 at 6:44 pm

Bacon in meatballs, this is a first! I can only imagine how wonderful it must taste! Yum!!!!!!!!!!!! Great recipe!


15 Tieghan October 4, 2013 at 7:06 pm

These would be perfect comfort food on this cold snowy night! Gorgeous!


16 Jaclyn October 5, 2013 at 6:08 am

These look and sound amazing! Bacon + meatballs + plus cream sauce, they’ve got to be good!


17 Kiran @ October 6, 2013 at 12:08 pm

YUMMY!!! Perfect comfort food! Love that it’s GF :)


18 Marian (Sweetopia) October 7, 2013 at 5:16 pm

I’m loving all these amazing gluten free ideas, Marla! Wish I could try a bite of this right now!


19 Nutmeg Nanny October 8, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Gorgeous photos! This dish looks so fantastic :) I can’t wait to get a big tasty bite!!


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