If you’ve got a hankering for some meatballs with some amazing flavor, this Keto Meatballs recipe is the one that you’ve been waiting for.
Who can say no to a good ol’ meatball? Not this girl, no way shape or form. But trying to find a meatball recipe that isn’t loaded with fat and grease? It can honestly be a bit frustrating, to say the least. Well, friends – today’s your lucky day
Not only is it simple to make (c’mon, mixing the meat with your hands is so much fun!), but they truly taste great as well.
While there are a couple different steps to this recipe, once you get started it won’t take long at all to get the hang of it. Your family will love the flavor, and you’ll love that it is suitable for you and your keto-lifestyle.
Once cooked, why not pair the meatballs with some yummy spaghetti squash? Don’t even get me started on how perfect the combination of the flavors is! I can assure you that your taste buds will be on high alert once they have the first bite of these Keto Meatballs!
What other Keto-Friendly Recipes Should you try?
I love Keto-Friendly recipes and, even if you aren’t on the Keto diet, these are still delicious low-carb dishes that are sure to win you over! To start, you should try my Mediterranean Zucchini Noodles or my Baked Spaghetti Squash Recipe.
What is the Ketogenic Diet Exactly?
The ketogenic diet goes way back to 1924. It was introduced by Dr. Russell Wilder at the Mayo Clinic. A keto or ketogenic diet is a very low-carb diet.
It provides health benefits such as weight loss. I am not a doctor, so it’s always a good idea to consult with your physician before starting a Ketogenic diet. This book may help in your research.
What can you use in meatballs instead of breadcrumbs?
here are many things you can use instead of breadcrumbs in these super easy Keto meatballs! For example, you could use crushed cornflakes, rolled oats or just cracker crumbs!
How many net carbs are in Keto Meatballs?
Being on the Keto diet, counting your carbs is super important. CalorieKingsays that there are about 40 calories in a meatball
Can you substitute almond flour for breadcrumbs in meatballs?
I LOVE using Almond Flour as a substitute in these low carb meatballs in tomato sauce. The only thing is you will want to be sure you add egg so you can maintain the proper consistency.
For the recipe below, I would add 2 eggs. This just makes sure that you can keep the meatballs in their proper ball form.
Keto Meatball Ingredients:
- 1 pound of lean ground beef
- 1/2 pound of lean pork (you can also use ground turkey or chicken if you prefer)
- 1/2 C. shredded Parmesan cheese
- 2 tsp. minced garlic
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. dried Oregano
- salt & pepper
- 1 medium spaghetti squash (optional)
Ingredients for Homemade Marinara Sauce:
- 2 oz can of tomato puree
- 2 tsp. minced garlic
- 2 tsp. minced onion
- 2 tsp. dried Oregano
- 2 tsp. dried parsley
How To Make Keto Meatballs:
Step 1: preheat
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Step 2: Mix ingredients
Next, you will combine the ground beef, pork, shredded Parmesan cheese, 2 tsp. minced garlic, egg, oregano and salt & pepper. I used my hands to get everything mixed really well.
Step 3: roll mixture
Roll the meat mixture into 2″ meatballs and place on a baking sheet or baking dish. (At this point in time I actually freeze 1/2 of the meatballs on a separate baking sheet and then place in a large freezer bag and put back into the freezer)
Step 4: baking process
Place the meatballs in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.
Step 5: prepare sauce
While the meatballs are baking, combine the tomato puree, minced garlic, minced onion, dried Oregano and parsley in a medium saucepan.
Step 6: let it simmer
Next, heat through and let simmer while the meatballs are cooking.
Step 7: serve with marinara sauce
Finally, once the meatballs have finished baking, serve with the homemade marinara sauce and garnish with fresh shredded Parmesan cheese.
Keto Low Carb Meatballs
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1/2 lb lean pork
- 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp dried Oregano
- 24 oz tomato puree
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 2 tsp minced onion
- 2 tsp dried Oregano
- 2 tsp dried parsley
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine the ground beef, pork, shredded Parmesan cheese, 2 tsp. minced garlic, egg, oregano and salt & pepper. I used my hands to get everything mixed really well.
- Roll the meat mixture into 2" meatballs and place on a baking sheet or baking dish. (At this point in time I actually freeze 1/2 of the meatballs on a separate baking sheet and then place in a large freezer bag and put back into the freezer)
- Place the meatballs in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.
- While the meatballs are baking, combine the tomato puree, minced garlic, minced onion, dried Oregano and parsley in a medium saucepan.
- Heat through and let simmer while the meatballs are cooking.
- Once the meatballs have finished baking, serve with the homemade marinara sauce and garnish with fresh shredded Parmesan cheese.
Serving with Spaghetti squash
If serving with spaghetti squash, cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Fill an 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish with 1-2″ of water. Place the spaghetti squash rounded side down in the baking dish and heat in the microwave for 15-20 minutes. Remove and let cool a few minutes and then gently scrape the squash from the shell. Serve with meatballs if you wish.
Makes approximately 2 dozen 2-3″ meatballs.