Breakfast Meatballs (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)

Just make a batch of these bacon and sausage breakfast meatballs on Sunday and you'll have them ready for re-heating in the morning the next few days.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 (3 meatballs per serving)
Calories 268 kcal
Author Justin + Erica Winn | Real Simple Good


  • 8 slices of bacon, diced
  • 1-1/2 lb ground breakfast sausage (we used our homemade country breakfast sausage because we freeze it in 1 lb batches so it's ready to go)
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 10 mushrooms, diced
  • 1 large parsnip, shredded
  • 8 sage leaves, finely diced


  1. Over medium-high heat cook diced bacon pieces until they start to get crispy. Remove from heat and place on a paper towel covered plate to cool.

  2. Place sausage in a mixing bowl and set aside.

  3. If you are using a food processor, use the grating attachment.
  4. Put the onion, mushrooms and parsnip through the food processor. Otherwise, if you are doing it by hand, dice the onion and mushrooms and then grate the parsnip.
  5. Add onion, mushrooms and parsnip to the mixing bowl with the sausage. Add bacon pieces and sage also.

  6. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  7. Use your hands to combine all of the ingredients in your mixing bowl.

  8. Form the mixture into oversized golf ball sized balls and place them on the lined baking sheet. It should make roughly 18 meatballs.

  9. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes.
  10. Enjoy these breakfast balls with spinach, kraut and blueberries, or with eggs and spinach. Yum!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition facts are an estimate provided for those following a Ketogenic or low-carb diet. See our full nutrition information disclosure here.  

Nutrition Facts
Breakfast Meatballs (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 268 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 10g20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.