March 23, 2020

Whole30 Beef & Mushroom Meatballs in Marinara Sauce

By Sarah Steffens

This Whole30 Beef & Mushroom Meatball recipe is a savory, filling weeknight dish. Try it with your favorite spiralized veggies for a Whole30 meal.

Try This: Whole30 Beef & Mushroom Meatballs in Marinara Sauce

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Whole30 Beef & Mushroom Meatballs in Marinara Sauce

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 ½ cups cremini mushrooms
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 10 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 egg
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • 2 cups Whole30 compatible marinara sauce


  • PULSE mushrooms, sea salt, black pepper, garlic cloves and basil leaves in a food processor until it is completely minced and well-combined. Set aside in a bowl for about 10 minutes, draining any excess water that is created from the mushrooms.
  • PREHEAT oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • After draining excess water from the mushroom mixture, gently MIX in egg, ground beef and almond flour until well-combined.
  • FORM 16 2-inch meatballs with your hands and arrange in a cast-iron skillet.
  • BAKE for 10 minutes per side, pouring in marinara sauce when there is 5 minutes left of baking.
  • SERVE amongst 4 bowls, storing any leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Enjoy!

Sarah S.

Sarah Steffens

Sarah Steffens, our Recipe Developer, has a B.A. in Business Administration, Public Relations from The Master's University in Southern California. After years of experimenting with nutrition and recipes in her own kitchen, she now works as a Personal Chef and Food Photographer in Sacramento, creating meals that support her client's intention to physically and mentally thrive. She has catered several independent film sets, making it her goal to optimize the energy and well-being of each creative crew. You can find many of Sarah's recipes in various Whole30, Paleo and Keto cookbooks. When Sarah is not cooking and styling recipes, you can find her enjoying a long walk, working on creative projects with loved ones or exploring beautiful Northern California.