Mom’s Low Carb Meatballs Recipe – Italian Style (Keto Meatballs)

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Mom's Low Carb Meatballs Recipe - Italian Style (Keto Meatballs)

35 minutes
Calories 490kcal


  • 1/2 pound ground chuck (85 % lean)
  • 1/2 pound ground pork (85 % lean)
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (85 % lean)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 large eggs (85 % lean)
  • 2 tablespoons parsley (85 % lean)
  • 1 tablespoon onions (85 % lean)
  • 1 clove garlic (85 % lean)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups marinara sauce (85 % lean)


  • Add the beef and pork to a medium bowl and break up into smaller chunks, aiming for an even mix.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the meat and mix with a hand mixer until just combined.
  • Do not over-mix.
  • Lightly oil hands and roll 12 meatballs.
  • I weigh mine to get the weights equal for even cooking.
  • To do it by eye, divide the meatball mixture in half and roll 6 meatballs of even looking size and repeat with the remaining meat.
  • To Pan Fry Meatballs: Heat a large frying pan over medium heat.
  • I use a Green Pan, but an iron skillet or stainless steel pan will do (they will need more oil).
  • When hot, spray the pan with oil (use 2 teaspoons for iron or stainless).
  • Add the meatballs to the pan, making sure they each have their own place.
  • [DO NOT crowd the pan.
  • If your pan is small and you add all of the meatballs, they will steam and be tough.
  • If your pan is large, you can fit all 12 in the pan.]
  • Cook the meatballs approximately 1 1/2 minutes per side, turning at least 4 times.
  • I use tongs.
  • Cook for 10-15 minutes total.
  • They should be browned like the picture in the post.
  • Heat the sauce in the pan, scraping up the brown bits for a full flavored sauce.
  • For a fresher tasting sauce, warm on the stove or in the microwave and pour over the meatballs.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve or top with mozzarella cheese and place under the broiler to melt.
  • To Bake Meatballs in the Oven: Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F and position rack to the middle.
  • Place meatballs on a foil-lined or rack-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake meatballs for 15-20 minutes.
  • Serve with warmed sauce and garnish with chopped fresh parsley.
  • Alternately, top with mozzarella cheese and place under broiler to melt the cheese.


Calories: 490kcal

Originally posted 2019-02-20 18:37:51.

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  • 5 stars
    It was a nice meal to eat with my family. We all enjoyed it. It was pleasing to know that it was low carb.

    Ronda August 2, 2020 11:19 am Reply

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