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Keto Meatballs Parmesan with melted cheese

Keto Meatball Parmesan – Low Carb

  • Author: Mellissa Sevigny
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 15 two-inch meatballs 1x
  • Diet: Diabetic


A delicious keto Meatballs Parmesan recipe that the entire family will love!  Low carb, Atkins, gluten free and kid friendly!


Units Scale
  • 1 pound ground beef (80/20)
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup almond flour (or crushed pork rinds)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 cup easy keto marinara sauce (or any sugar free store bought marinara)
  • 4 oz mozzarella cheese


  1. Combine the ground beef, pork, parsley, parmesan, almond flour, eggs, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion flakes, oregano, and water in a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Form into fifteen 2″ meatballs.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees (F) for 20 minutes, OR fry in a large skillet over medium heat until cooked through.
  4. Pro-tip – try frying in bacon grease if you have any – it adds another level of flavor. Frying produces the golden brown color shown in the photos above.
  5. Place all of the cooked meatballs in an oven safe dish.
  6. Spoon approximately 1 tablespoon of marinara sauce over each meatball.
  7. Cover with approximately 1/4 oz of mozzarella cheese each.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees (F) for 20 minutes (40 minutes if meatballs are frozen) or until heated through, and the cheese is golden and melted.
  9. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve hot.


Approx nutrition info per “naked” meatball: 121 cals, 8g fat, .7g net carbs, 11g protein

Approx nutrition info per meatball parmigiana: 151 cals, 9g fat, 1.7g net carbs, 12g protein

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Meatballs
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Serving Size: 3 meatballs with sauce and cheese
  • Calories: 453
  • Fat: 27g
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 36g

Keywords: keto Italian meatballs, low carb meatballs, keto meatballs

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