Meatballs are a delicious family-friendly dinner that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser enjoyed by anyone you serve them to. However, so many of the meatball recipes nowadays are quite high in carbs. Whether you are following a low-carb diet or just looking to reduce your carbohydrate intake, these low-carb meatball recipes today will be a great solution. You’ll still be able to enjoy your favorite meatballs without feeling guilty about the dish you are eating.
Delicious Low Carb Meatballs Your Whole Family Will Enjoy
1. Low Carb Italian Meatballs
This recipe from Erren’s Kitchen puts a low-carb twist on the classic Italian meatball recipe. You’ll still enjoy a comforting dish that your whole family will love without adding too many carbs to your dinner. This recipe just uses the fat from your meat to add moisture to the meatballs, but you could always add cream or zucchini if you like. For best results, it’s always recommended to pan-fry your meatballs, which will give them a crusty outside and tender middle. You can serve this recipe alone or with roasted broccoli or another low-carb side for a complete meal.
2. Keto Meatballs with Mushroom Sauce
Ditch the Carbs shares these delicious meatballs that make a quick and easy dinner for anyone on the keto plan. You can serve this dish alone or add them to a huge pile of zucchini noodles for a classic spaghetti and meatballs dish. Alternatively, they would be great served with a fresh salad for a low-carb meal. To create this delicious dish, you need to use a mixture of pork and beef. This adds a good amount of fat and makes soft and sturdy meatballs that won’t fall apart or be too hard to chew.
3. Cheesy Keto Meatball Casserole
If you are avoiding pasta, a casserole is a fantastic way to enjoy your meatballs. This recipe from Eat Yourself Skinny is made with homemade meatballs and then topped with ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese for a tasty low-carb meal. Your whole family will love this dish, and it’s ideal for meal prepping at the start of the week. This dish tastes just as good when it’s reheated, and you can’t go wrong with a cheesy meatball casserole when you are in a rush to make dinner.
4. Keto Swedish Meatballs Recipe with Low Carb Creamy Sauce
My Keto Kitchen shows us how to make this Swedish meatballs recipe that comes in a low-carb creamy sauce. In each serving, you’ll enjoy four meatballs and sauce, and yet it only has 4g of net carbs. It’s a great dish to meal prep, and the meatballs can be stored in the fridge for three days or in a freezer for up to three months. You can freeze them either raw or cooked, and with the sauce, if you prefer. That means, whenever you are in a rush for a quick keto-friendly meal, you’ll be ready to eat within only a few minutes.
5. Low Carb Meatballs Recipe – Italian Style
If you love the taste of home-cooked meatballs, you’ll enjoy trying out this recipe from Low Carb Maven. It’s a keto-friendly and gluten-free dish, so it’s ideal for accommodating a wide range of dietary requirements. To create these meatballs, you’ll use a combination of beef and pork, which are mixed to make perfectly tender meatballs. They are then flavored with onion, garlic, and fresh parsley, so you’ll enjoy heaps of flavor in each bite. If you prefer a sweeter meatball, you can add a raisin in the center of each one as well.
6. Keto Meatballs alla Parmigiana
This gluten-free recipe is sure to be enjoyed by kids and teens alike, and even though the dish is low-carb, each meatball is still tender and packed with flavor. Thanks to the marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese used in this dish from I Breathe I’m Hungry, you’ll have a complete meal and won’t miss the pasta that you usually serve this dish with. You’ll create fifteen meatballs with this recipe, but you can easily double the quantities if you are serving a large group.
7. Low Carb French Onion Meatballs
If you are looking for a unique twist on your classic meatball recipe, you’ll love these gluten-free and keto-friendly meatballs from Sugar-Free Mom. As the dish is gluten and grain-free, it’s ideal for catering to a wide range of dietary needs, and it is a great family meal for the weekends. Meatballs are so easy to create with different spices and fillings, so you can always mix up the taste of the dish each time you serve it. To make this recipe low-carb, you’ll use ground pork rinds and mozzarella, which create tender and juicy meatballs.
8. Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs
This is one of the tastiest dishes on our list today and makes an incredible dinner or appetizer that will have your whole family asking for seconds. Kids will love this dish that is packed with melted cheese in the center of each meatball. Noshtastic shares this unique recipe which requires only ten minutes of prep time and twenty minutes to cook. The homemade marinara sauce will help you to save money while creating a fresher sauce to serve with your meatballs.
9. Low Carb Spicy Meatballs Recipe
Here to Cook shows us how to make this dish that is great for anyone who loves to add a bit of spice to any dinner. It’s a gluten-free and low-carb dish that’s also perfect for meal prepping and freezing. To create this dish, you’ll use ground beef as the base for the meatballs, which is then spiced with jalapenos. Of course, you can adjust the quantity to fit your needs. One large egg is used to bind everything together and add moisture to your dish, and then parmesan cheese prevents the meatballs from breaking while they are being cooked.
10. Oven-Baked Keto Meatballs
Prepping for the week ahead can make following the keto diet much simpler, and this recipe from Have Butter Will Travel is ideal for meal prepping. You can store the cooked meatballs in the freezer and then simply defrost them when you are ready. These meatballs would be great served over zoodles or konjac noodles for a complete meal, which would both be good options to use instead of spaghetti.
11. Keto Meatballs – Italian Slow Cooker Meatball Recipe
If you’ve been around here for a while, you’ll know how much I enjoy using my slow cooker. This keto meatball recipe from Country Hill Cottage requires minimal prep time and can be created in a pan if you want a quicker dinner. You’ll enjoy Italian-style meatballs that are cooked in a low-carb marinara sauce. They are perfect for serving as an appetizer or could be placed over zucchini noodles to recreate the traditional spaghetti and meatballs dish.
12. Low-Carb Cheese Stuffed Party Meatballs
Keto Diet shares these low-carb cheese stuffed party meatballs, which are perfect for a holiday gathering. It can sometimes be tricky to find good party food options for anyone following a low-carb diet, but these meatballs will be enjoyed by everyone. In under thirty minutes, you’ll make twenty-five individual portions, so they are great for an occasion where you are catering to a large group of family or friends.
13. Low Carb Bacon Wrapped Meatballs
Eating low carb doesn’t have to be boring when you try out delicious recipes such as this one. Step Away from the Carbs offers us this unique meatballs recipe which wraps each individual meatball in bacon. For any meat-lovers in your family, they are bound to enjoy this dish, which also has plenty of flavor from the low-carb barbecue sauce on top. They are a great option to serve at a party or make a good everyday appetizer or snack.
14. Low Carb Spaghetti and Meatballs
Just because you are opting to follow a low-carb diet, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your favorite comfort food dishes still. This recipe from A Spicy Perspective creates a puree of veggies, cannellini beans, and sun-dried tomatoes, which is then mixed with Italian sausage and ground beef. The beans help to create a juicy meatball and add extra flavor, and you’ll enjoy a smooth texture with every bite of this dish. To replace the spaghetti usually used in this dish, you’ll make roasted spaghetti squash, and then everything is served with a fresh tomato sauce.
15. Low-Carb Sweet & Spicy Korean Meatballs Recipe
Eyes Closed Cooking shows us how to make this unique Korean meatballs recipe that will make a change from your usual meatballs in tomato sauce. This recipe substitutes breadcrumbs with almond flour. It’s low in carbs and works in the same way as breadcrumbs to help hold your meatballs together. Almond flour also adds a hint of flavor that is perfect for this sweet and sour recipe. For the glaze, you’ll use soy sauce and brown sugar substitute to add sweet and salty elements to this dish.
16. Whole30 and Keto Italian Meatballs
Tastes Lovely shares this recipe that will help you to cater to both the keto and Whole30 meal plans. It’s the ideal dish for serving when you have a large group of family or friends in your home. You won’t be able to believe that each serving only has 2g of net carbs. The meatballs are made with pork, beef, and almond flour. As well as being suitable for the keto and Whole30 meal plans, this dish is also gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and grain-free.
17. Low-Carb Meatballs with Cauliflower in Marinara
You’ll enjoy a complete meal with this recipe from Low Carbology which combines low-carb meatballs in a dish with fresh cauliflower. They are both covered in a marinara sauce, which is absolutely packed with flavor and helps to keep the meatballs nice and moist. To make the cauliflower even tastier, you’ll mix it with butter and add plenty of parmesan cheese on top. If you are the only one in your family on a low-carb diet, you can serve this over spaghetti for the rest of your family to enjoy the classic spaghetti and meatballs dish.
18. Keto Garlic & Herb Lamb Meatballs
Carb Manager shows us how to make this recipe for lamb meatballs, which makes a change from the traditional pork or beef that are used in this dish. Lamb is a great addition to the keto diet, and it’s full of healthy fat. It also offers you a good dose of vitamin B12, zinc, and iron in each serving. This is a simple dish that even picky eaters will enjoy yet is packed with flavor. For a complete low-carb meal, serve this dish with cauliflower rice or sauteed vegetables.
19. BBQ Keto Meatballs
These keto meatballs are baked in a low-carb BBQ sauce that’s both sweet and tangy. This recipe from That Low Carb Life is ideal for serving as an appetizer but could also make a filling meal when served on top of mashed cauliflower. To add even more flavor to the dish, it’s recommended that you use BBQ seasoned pork rinds, which add plenty of flavor to the meal without extra carbs. To keep things nice and simple, you’ll cook these meatballs in the oven, so you’ll simply need to roll them up and put them on a baking sheet before cooking.
20. One Pot Keto Swedish Meatballs
There’s nothing better than a one-pot recipe, and this dish from The Hungry Elephant can be made without causing a huge mess in your kitchen. It’s also the ideal recipe for making in a crockpot, which will mean you spend even less time in the kitchen. These meatballs would be great with cauliflower rice for a complete meal. You may find that the sauce seems a little watery when you first add the broth and sour cream, but after about thirty minutes, you’ll find it thickens up quite a bit.
All of these low-carb meatballs recipes are ideal for your whole family, and no one will be able to taste the difference between these meatballs and ones that are higher in carbs. You can serve any of these dishes with the low-carb side of your choice to make a complete meal that will keep you satisfied for hours to come.