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Easy Keto Meatballs Recipe – So Tasty!

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This recipe uses minimal ingredients and delivers…

…delicious Low Carb Keto Meatballs.

This keto meatballs recipe comes together quickly…

You can make these low carb meatballs in the oven or in the slow cooker!

Are you ready for that?

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We were able to make sure that these keto meatballs…

…are still gluten-free, and now anyone following a low-carb diet can enjoy them.

Check out our Low Carb Keto Meatballs recipe options…

…and choose the one that works best for your lifestyle.

Here is Anne’s Story

Half of my household eats Keto and the other half does not…

As I don’t want to make two dinners, I’m trying to come up with dinners…

..that will satisfy both crowds. My house does not have anyone…

who needs to eat gluten-free, but I just spent the weekend with my brother in Arizona..

who is gluten-free. I became more aware of what we were eating.

He make a very delicious keto meatballs

Keto gives you the gift of daily discipline.

The lovely balanced life

Let’s get it started…

What Meat Do You Use to Make Keto Meatballs?

You can use beef, chicken, or turkey for this low carb keto meatballs recipe…

All of them work well, and you can combine them if you want…

Using meat with a high fat content is critical…

Because chicken and turkey are leaner, you’ll want to make…

…these keto meatballs with 93% – 98% lean beef.

Dairy Free Keto Meatballs

You can always leave out the Parmesan or substitute…

..another dairy-free cheese if you are unable to eat dairy.

The Parmesan adds flavor and texture to these low carb keto meatballs…

…but they will still be tender and flavorful without it.

Here we go!

Ingredients to Make Low Carb Keto Meatballs

  • Ground beef (or ground pork, or ground chicken, or ground turkey, or a combination)
  • Almond meal (or additional Parmesan Cheese)
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Dried Parsley
  • Egg
  • Low carb sauce of choice
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How to make Low Carb Meatballs

You guys are going to think I’m ridiculous…

…but it only take five easy steps to make gluten-free meatballs.

  • Preheat your oven and line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix all the ingredients in one bowl.
  • Roll the mixture into balls.
  • Bake.

Yeah, it’s that easy. And it’s less expensive than buying…

…the same amount of low carb meatballs at the store.

Please do yourself a favor and give this low carb keto meatballs…

recipe a try next time you are craving them.

Low Carb Meatballs in a Slow Cooker

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We love to serve easy low carb meatballs at parties and barbecues…

Sometimes we put them in the slow cooker and let them cook…

…with our favorite sauce – one jar of keto-friendly marinara sauce and one jar of salsa.

Here’s how to cook keto meatballs in a slow cooker:

  • Put 28-32 ounces of your favorite keto friendly tomato based meatball sauce (or 1 jar of keto friendly marinara sauce + 14 ounces of your favorite salsa) into a slow cooker.
  • Submerge each meatball in the sauce. For 6 hours on low or 4 hours on high, cover and cook.
  • Since not all slow cookers are created equal, make sure the meatballs are at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit or that there are no pink spots.
  • It is fine to keep these low carb meatballs warm on the warm setting, but be sure to give them a stir before serving.


  • 1 lb. 93% lean ground beef (or pork, chicken, or turkey) ½ cup almond meal (or omit the almond meal and add an additional ¼ cup of Parmesan cheese)
  • ¼ grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1 egg


  • The oven should be preheated to 375 degrees.
  • Set aside a 13×9-inch baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Shape the meatball mixture into 24 (1 11/2-inch) meatballs. On your baking sheet, space meatballs 1 inch apart.
  • Cover and bake uncovered for 18 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F.
  • Warm with your favorite keto-friendly sauce.

More things to know…

Use Grass-Fed Beef for Your Keto Meatballs

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Grass-fed beef is the main ingredient in these keto meatballs…

Grass-fed beef vs grain-fed beef: why is it important to choose one over the other?

Here are two ways grass-fed beef benefits your health:

Grass-Fed Beef Is Full of Vitamins and Antioxidants

Grass-fed beef contains more vitamins and minerals than grain-fed beef…

…especially vitamins A and E. In addition, it contains several antioxidants…

…including glutathione and superoxide dismutase.

The following vitamins and antioxidants may benefit your health:

The benefits of Vitamin A have been demonstrated…

…to include enhancement of vision, reproduction, and immunity.

Grass-Fed Beef Contains Ample Electrolytes

When first starting a keto diet, many people experience the keto flu…

When you’re new to keto, you might suffer from keto flu for a few reasons…

The biggest culprit is depleted electrolytes….

During your fat-adaptation period, you might find it helpful…

…to increase electrolyte-rich foods. Grass-fed meat contains sodium…

…potassium, and magnesium, which are the three primary electrolytes.

Since 2016, grass-fed is no longer a term that is regulated by the USDA…

How do you know if you’re getting a quality product?

In the event that grass-fed meat from your local market…

…does not have the AGA (American Grassfed Association) seal of approval…

…a local farmer is the next best option.


  • Slow cooker Option: Pour 28-32 oz of your favorite keto friendly tomato-based meatball sauce (or 1 jar of keto friendly marinara sauce + 14 oz. of your favorite salsa) into the slow cooker. Be sure that the meatballs are submerged in the sauce after you place them. Cover and cook on high or low for 4 or 6 hours.
  • If you are unable to consume dairy products, you can leave out the Parmesan or substitute any dairy-free cheese of your choice.
  • There is an apparent weight loss in diabetics by using almond flour in this recipe, also known as almond flour keto-friendly marinara sauce is not included. There is an approximate energy value of 314 calories in 3 meatballs. For an exact count, refer to the nutritional information of your ingredients.

Can You Make Keto Meatballs to Freeze?

Definitely! If you wish to freeze these (almost) no carb meatballs…

…arrange them in a single layer on a parchment paper lined…

…baking sheet (without sauce) and freeze until solid.

You can then transfer them to a freezer bag. Once they are frozen…

…they can go straight into the oven to serve.

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Sum Up

With a little patience and some planning, meal prep on the ketogenic diet…

…doesn’t have to be complicated. Stick to quick keto recipes you can prepare…

…any night of the week. Not only will this help you stay on track with keto…

…but it’ll lead you to some of the fastest dinners since many of your…

…dishes are prepared ahead of time.

This meatball recipe can be prepared in five different ways…

…making it a no-brainer for your weekly meal prep.

With less than a gram of carbohydrates per meatball…

…you’ll keep your daily carb count low without sacrificing…

…any of the flavors you’ve come to expect from a meatball.


If you make this recipe, be sure to leave a comment!

Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always…

…do my best to respond to each and every comment.


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