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Keto Meatballs

These rich and flavorful Keto Meatballs might just have you doing a happy dance in your kitchen! 💃 This meal packs a flavorful punch with only 4g net carbs per serving.

overhead view of keto meatballs with marinara sauce topped with shredded parmesan cheese in a black skillet

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Ready for a hearty meal that contains only 4g net carbs? Give these yummy Keto Meatballs a try!

Why You’ll Love Keto Meatballs

  • Macro champions: Each serving of these meatballs contains only 4g net carbs while also proving 25g protein and 32g fat for staying power.
  • Easy meal prep: These meatballs are meal prep superheroes! 🦸‍♀️ They freeze like a dream (just make sure to cool them completely before sticking them in a freezer-safe container) and reheat perfectly. They’re great for weeknights when you need a meal in a pinch that doesn’t taste like it!
  • Fam favorite: Everyone will love these meatballs! If you have family members who don’t eat low carb, you can serve the meatballs with pasta.

Ingredients Needed to Make This Low Carb Meatballs Recipe

Ingredient quantities for this homemade meatball recipe are located in the recipe card at the end of the post.

How to Make Keto Meatballs {Quick Overview}

This is just a quick overview of some of the steps involved in making the low carb meatballs. For the recipe in detail, including exact measurements used at each step, scroll to the recipe card at the end of the post.

In a large mixing bowl, combine all meatballs ingredients except garlic and olive oil.

Form meatballs to 1 1/2” in size. Place on a plate and set aside.

Into a large skillet over low heat, add olive oil. Once heated, add minced garlic and saute until fragrant.
Add meatballs, increase heat to medium, and cook them until they are browned and cooked through.

⭐ TIPS:

  • Work in batches at this step if necessary.
  • Food safety first! To make sure your meatballs are fully cooked, a meat thermometer inserted into the middle should read at least 165 F.

Add marinara sauce to skillet.

⭐ TIP: If your skillet isn’t large enough, transfer meatballs to a pot before adding marinara sauce. (Mine wasn’t – the skillet shown below is for photo purposes only. I transferred everything to my Dutch oven!)

Reduce heat to low and cook for 20 minutes.

overhead view of cooked keto meatballs with marinara sauce added cooking on stovetop in a black skillet

Serve, optionally garnished with additional shredded Parmesan cheese (or grated).

overhead view of keto meatlballs in marinara sauce topped with shredded parmesan cheese in a black skillet

Enjoy!

overhead view of keto meatlballs in marinara sauce topped with shredded parmesan cheese in a white serving bowl

Tips and Tricks for Making Keto Italian Meatballs

  • To check the doneness of the meatballs, use a meat thermometer. You’re aiming for a safe internal temperature of 165 F.
  • Do your best to shape your meatballs evenly; it ensures thorough and even cooking.
  • If you’re serving to a crowd or planning ahead for meal prep, these meatballs can be your mealtime allies. Cook up a batch, let them cool, then freeze for later. Quick and easy weekday lunches never sounded better!

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Nutrition Facts for This Easy Keto Meatballs Recipe

Per serving (8 total servings):

  • 416 calories
  • 32g fat
  • 25g protein
  • 4g net carbs

🍽 SERVING NOTE: This recipe makes approximately 40 meatballs, with a serving size of 5 meatballs per person (plus marinara sauce).

sideview of keto meatballs in marinara sauce topped with shredded parmesan cheese

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overhead view of keto meatballs with marinara sauce topped with shredded parmesan cheese in a black skillet

Keto Meatballs

These rich and flavorful Keto Meatballs might just have you doing a happy dance in your kitchen! 💃 This meal packs a flavorful punch with only 4g net carbs per serving.
Print Pin Rate
Servings: 8
Calories: 416kcal

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 2 lb 80/20 ground beef
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup finely crushed pork rinds
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Sauce

  • 1 24-oz jar sugar-free marinara sauce like Rao’s

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all meatballs ingredients except garlic and olive oil.
  • Form meatballs to 1 1/2” in size. Place on a plate and set aside.
  • Into a large skillet over low heat, add olive oil. Once heated, add minced garlic and saute until fragrant.
  • Add meatballs, increase heat to medium, and cook them until they are browned and cooked through. (A meat thermometer inserted into the middle should read at least 165 F.) Work in batches if necessary.
  • Add marinara sauce to skillet. (If your skillet isn't large enough, transfer meatballs to a pot before adding marinara sauce.) Reduce heat to low and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Serve, optionally garnished with additional shredded Parmesan cheese (or grated).

Notes

This recipe makes approximately 40 meatballs, with a serving size of 5 meatballs per person (plus marinara sauce).
 
Nutrition Facts
Keto Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 416 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 132mg44%
Sodium 356mg15%
Potassium 342mg10%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 0.1g0%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 128IU3%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 114mg11%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer



Nutrition facts are included as a courtesy only. They are accurate to the best of our knowledge based on the ingredients and brands used, but their accuracy is not guaranteed. If applicable, sugar alcohols have already been removed from the total carb count.

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