A low carb and gluten free meatball recipe from Mellissa Sevigny of I Breathe Im Hungry

Low Carb Pepperoni Pizza Meatballs (Gluten Free)

  • Author: Mellissa Sevigny
  • Yield: 5 servings of 3 meatballs each 1x


A low carb and gluten free meatball recipe that is guaranteed to win over the entire family! They won’t even notice the healthy secret ingredient!



For the meatballs:

  • 1 lb. ground beef (80/20)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup shredded raw zucchini
  • 1/4 cup pepperoni, chopped
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil for frying
  • To serve:
  • 1 cup ten Free)”>Easy Keto Marinara Sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded whole milk mozzarella
  • 15 slices pepperoni


To make the meatballs:

  1. Combine all of the meatball ingredients (except the olive oil) in a medium bowl and mix thoroughly. Form into 15 meatballs. Heat the oil in a nonstick pan and fry the meatballs until golden brown – about 3 minutes per side. Remove and place on a paper towel lined plate.

To serve:

  1. Place the meatballs in an oven proof dish. Spoon the sauce evenly over each meatball. Top with shredded mozzarella cheese, and a slice of pepperoni. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees, or set under the broiler for 2 – 3 minutes until the cheese is melted and the pepperoni is getting crisp. Serve hot.


Approx nutrition info per serving: 380 calories, 28g fat, 3g net carbs, 27g protein

  • Category: Meatballs
  • Cuisine: Italian