These easy keto meatballs mix ground beef and ground pork with simple Italian seasonings, and are packed with great flavor! Made without eggs or breadcrumbs, almond flour binds these low carb meatballs together. Enjoy the baked meatballs with cauliflower rice or with zoodles, or make them in advanced and add them to your meal prep menu.
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How to Make Low Carb Meatballs Without Breadcrumbs
We actually prefer meatballs without breadcrumbs, and instead we throw a little bit of almond flour into the mixture. Almond flour keeps these meatballs keto friendly, and adds a little texture to help keep them juicy.
It’s really easy to make these keto Italian meatballs. Here’s what you’ll do.
- Preheat your oven and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (for easy cleanup!)
- Combine all of the meatball ingredients in a mixing bowl with your hands
- Form the balls and place them on the lined baking sheet
- Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes
- Heat up the marinara sauce and toss the balls in when they’re done cooking
- Serve with your favorite low carb side – like zoodles
How to Cook Meatballs
Cooking time will vary depending on the size of meatballs you like to make. For this recipe, we like to make oversized meatballs. They just look and feel really grand.
You can also make smaller, more traditional golfball sized meatballs, and that’s cool too. You’ll just want to adjust your cooking time a bit to account for the size you choose.
We like to cook these meatballs at 350° Fahrenheit. For larger meatballs, like in the pictures of this post, we bake them for about 25-30 minutes.
If you opt for smaller meatballs, you can stick to 20-25 minutes.
Make it a full meal
You can totally just make the meatballs and toss them in the sauce to use however you like. This works great for meal prep. You can throw them over a salad, over zoodles, with some rice or cauliflower rice.
There are lots of options to make it a full meal. In the recipe we decided to go with zucchini noodles, but you do you. Use other veggies or veggie noodles if you want. Sweet potato noodles or butternut squash noodles would be great, too!
Your Turn to Try These Tender & Juicy Keto Italian Meatballs
It doesn’t matter if you’re meal prepping or just want a great weeknight dinner. These baked keto Italian meatballs are family-friendly and something everyone will enjoy! Make it a “pasta” night or a bowl meal kind of night.
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Baked Italian Meatballs (Paleo + Whole30)
- Zucchini noodles, (or other veggie noodles like sweet potato or butternut squash)
- Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit, and line a large sheet pan (or two medium sized sheet pans) with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the meatball ingredients with your hands. Form into golf ball sized balls, and place on lined baking sheet.
- Transfer to oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until fully cooked. You can turn up the oven to broil for the last few minutes if you want to brown the tops.
- When the meatballs have about 5 minutes left, heat up marinara sauce in a large skillet on the stove and chop parsley.
- When the meatballs are done, carefully transfer to the skillet with marinara and toss in the sauce. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve – great options would be over zoodles or other veggie noodles. Enjoy!