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low carb recipe for meatballs

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!


  • For the meatballs
  • 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
  • For the Parmigiana
  • 1 cup easy keto marinara sauce (or any sugar free store bought marinara)
  • 4 oz mozzarella cheese


  1. Combine all of the meatball ingredients 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.

For the Parmigiana:

  1. Place the cooked meatballs in an oven safe dish.
  2. Spoon approximately 1 Tbl sauce over each meatball.
  3. Cover with approximately 1/4 oz of mozzarella cheese each.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees (F) for 20 minutes (40 minutes if meatballs are frozen) or until heated through and the cheese is golden.
  5. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.


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: 5g net
  • Protein: 36g

Keywords: keto Italian meatballs, meatball parmesan, keto meatball parmesan

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