Easy and flavorful Keto Meatballs recipe. Making ketogenic meatballs is way easier than you may think. Serve these for your next low carb Italian dinner. It won’t disappoint!
Keto Meatballs… is it just us or are meatballs one of our favorite foods? These Keto Sausage Balls are up there too. Well, tied right up there with buffalo sauce dishes these days. I love meatballs for numerous reasons. One being that you simply need to make them once and then you’ve got little protein bites of heaven ready for dinner throughout the week!
We’ve been trying to watch our red meat intake these past couple months so have opted to use ground turkey for these keto meatballs.
Ground Turkey personally is a favorite of mine for meatballs for a few reasons.
The fat content is generally low which prevents the ooze of fat juices everywhere. Now I know that fat is flavor and I’m by all means not afraid of fat.. however… I hate the clean-up of the oven and pans after baking a fat filled dish.
Is it just me or do you feel like it’s almost IMPOSSIBLE to keep the oven clean?! Our oven use to be lower than the one we have now so perhaps I just see the mess better now that it’s at eye level.. My oven is never going to stay clean. SOOO back to the reason I’m ranting about a dirty oven. Ground Turkey helps a little bit with keeping the oven cleaner… for another day at least.
You can also do a combination of sausage and ground beef for this recipe. The reason I don’t go that route though.
I’ve always found the two meat for meatballs annoying. There, that is why I don’t go that route. Buying two different types of meat is more expensive and for me the difference in taste and quality just doesn’t justify that added expense and work.
Now I know that there will be people out there that disagree with me… those people aren’t as lazy of a cook as me is what I’ve come to the conclusion of. So for all those other lazy cooks out there….Â you are welcome. 😉
HOW MANY NET CARBS PER KETO MEATBALL
.47 Net Carbs per meatball.Â Â We rounded up for the sake of making things easy. This recipe makes about 20 meatballs so simply calculate your dinner by how many meatballs you have and whatever sauce and noodle you decide to pair them with.
I calculated this without the optional parmesan cheese. So if you do add that it will change your net carbs per meatball just a tad but not by much. When you are splitting the recipe into 20 meatballs it’s actually really easy to keep the carb counts low for servings.
I pretty much can enjoy 4-5 meatballs for a serving which would put my around 2.5 Net Carbs for a meal. Happy days!
If you are new to this Low Carb/Keto lifestyle and are unsure what we are talking about please feel free toÂ read up more on Net Carbs.
Recipe Inspiration: If you are looking for another low carb Italian dinner idea check out our Keto Chicken Parmesan Recipe! So divine.
WHAT TYPE OF SAUCES OR HOW TO USE THESE KETO SAUSAGE BALLS
- Low Carb Italian Night -Â Serve these onto your favorite low carb noodle, zoodle or shitaki noodles with a low carb marinara sauce with a side of our keto garlic bread.
- Marinara SauceÂ â€“ enjoy as an appetizer with a little bowl of low carb marinara sauce. Eat this for dinner or enjoy with friends to snack on. Check our outÂ low carb smoky pizza sauce recipe, goes perfect together.
- Cheese SauceÂ â€“ This is actually fabulous when I’m not feeling a red sauce and want to use up leftover meatballs from earlier that week.
- Finger food spreadÂ -fabulous simple recipe for when having friends over. Make someÂ low carb mozzarella cheese sticksÂ and youâ€™ve got some epic appetizer spread.
YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY THESE LOW CARB RECIPES:
Keto Meatballs Recipe
- 1 pound ground turkey (ground beef works well also)
- 1 egg
- 3 Tablespoons almond flour
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon ground dried rosemary
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients together until well-combined.
- Divide meat into 20 meatballs and place them in an greased casserole dish. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through.
- Serve with marinara sauce, or on top of zoodles or shitaki noodles.