Easy Keto Meatballs Recipe

This simple recipe makes the best meatballs that can be cooked any way you like. These homemade keto meatballs are flavorful, tender, and juicy. It’s a classic recipe that’s a breeze to whip up, perfect for a weeknight dinner, a quick snack or appetizers.

How to make easy keto meatballs with just a few ingredients. #meatballs

You won’t miss the breadcrumbs. These meatballs hold up well and are great served over a steamy pile of zucchini noodles or with a side of cheesy mashed cauliflower.

My grandmother makes tons of fried meatball, and we would have them with bread (now I have them with my keto white bread) and mustard as a sandwich. My brother and I really love them, and this recipe is a classic I learned from her. I just substituted the bread crumbs to parmesan cheese.

Granma uses a mix of ground beef and pork and adds tons of garlic, fresh parsley, and onion. It’s a must to eat meatballs every time we visit her. It’s like our little tradition!

homemade meatballs recipe

She started making meatballs without breadcrumbs to reduce the carbs since I told her I want a low carb version. She was very receptive and immediately transformed the recipe.

Each meatball has around 0.5g carbs. That’s insane, right?

Ingredients

• ground beef (80-85% lean)
• yellow onion
• garlic cloves
• fresh parsley and basil
• eggs
• parmesan cheese
• salt and pepper, to taste
• red pepper flakes
• Italian seasoning

ingredients for meatballs

How to Make Keto Meatballs?

Since meatballs are such a versatile recipe and perfect for soups, sandwiches, and casseroles, I make big batches and freeze them to have on hand for busy days.

  1. Gather all the ingredients.
  2. Mix the ground meat, onion, eggs, and seasoning until well incorporated. Use your hands and try not to overmix. Over mixing makes tough and dry meatballs.
  3. Form meatballs. The meatballs must have the same size to cook evenly.
  4. Cook using your favorite method. In the recipe card, I provide instructions on how to cook meatballs in the oven, air fryer, and in a pan.

This meatball recipe makes about 20 meatballs. To make more, double or triple the ingredients, and you’ll have enough meatballs to feed a crowd. They are freezer friendly and can be reheated in the oven.

How to Freeze Meatballs

Once you finished cooking, the meatballs allow them to cool down. Place them onto a baking sheet in a single layer and freeze for a few hower. Then, transfer to a freezer bag. They last for up to 3 months.

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Easy Meatballs

This simple recipe makes the best meatballs that can be cooked any way you like. These homemade keto meatballs are flavorful, tender, and juicy. It’s a classic recipe that’s a breeze to whip up, perfect for a weeknight dinner or a quick snack.
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: meatballs recipe
Servings: 20 meatballs
Calories: 75kcal
Author: Joanna

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef 80-85% lean
  • ¼ cup yellow onion finely minced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • salt and pepper
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, add beef, onion, garlic, parsley, basil, eggs, and parmesan cheese. Season with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and Italia Seasoning.
  • Using your fingertips gently break the meat up until all ingredients are well combined.

Air Fryer Method

  • Spray air-fryer basket with olive oil cooking spray.
  • Add meatballs to air fryer basket, making sure they don’t touch too much or overcrowd the basket (work in batches if needed).
  • Cook in the air fryer for 13 minutes at 350°F, removing basket after 8 minutes to quickly rotate meatballs.

Oven Method

  • Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and place meatballs evenly spaced.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until they are golden brown.

Fried Meatballs

  • To fry meatballs, pour about ¾ cup oil into a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  • Cook meatballs in 2-3 batches until golden brown, occasionally turning, about 6 minutes.
  • Transfer to paper towels to drain the excess fat.
  • Serve warm, topped with Raos’s Marinara Sauce and mozzarella. Garnish with parsley and enjoy!
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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Easy Meatballs
Amount Per Serving (1 meatball)
Calories 75 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 62mg3%
Potassium 75mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 77IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
These are the best ever homemade meatballs recipe. I got this recipe from my grandma and these meatballs are tender, juicy and full of flavor. It\'s a classic recipe that\'s a breeze to whip up, perfect for a weeknight dinner, a quick snack or appetizers.

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