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A plate with low FODMAP meatballs

Low FODMAP meatballs

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  • Author: Karlijn
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Servings: 4 portions 1x
  • Diet: Low Lactose


A basic recipe for low FODMAP meatballs. Delicious with a main dish, such as pasta or to serve as a party snack. With gluten-free option. 


  • 150 g (5.3 oz) breadcrumbs (I make low FODMAP breadcrumbs using spelt bread*)
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) lactose-free whole milk
  • 1 kilo (35 oz) minced meat (half pork, half beef)
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 stalks spring onion, the green part, in rings
  • 1 handful chopped fresh basil
  • 1 handful chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 60 g (2.1 oz) grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • Olive oil for frying


  1. Place the breadcrumbs into a bowl and add the milk. Set aside for a few minutes.
  2. Add the minced meat to the bowl and break the eggs over the bowl.
  3. Add basil, parsley, oregano, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.
  4. Knead everything well with your hands.
  5. Shape the mixture into small meatballs with your hands. 
  6. Heat plenty of olive oil in a frying pan. Fry the meatballs in batches in the pan. About 5-6 minutes on one side and then about another 5 minutes until golden brown on all sides.
  7. Nice to serve with pasta in a tomato sauce, but also delicious with potatoes or fries and vegetables. Or as a party snack.


*If you are still in the elimination phase, I recommend that you first test whether you can tolerate spelt bread.

Use gluten-free bread if you want to make gluten-free meatballs. The Meisterbäcker bread from Schär, for example, is suitable for this. These are also FODMAP certified.

  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: International