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These keto Italian meatballs are tender, juicy, and oh so delicious and perfect as a meal, side dish, pot luck addition, or appetizer!
This isn’t your mama’s meatball recipe, but let me tell you, they are just as juicy, tender, and absolutely delicious.
Made with ground beef, ground pork, almond flour, cheese, and a variety of seasonings, these meatballs are so good, you won’t believe they are keto-friendly, let alone healthy for you!
Keto Italian Meatballs
Recently, I have had some pretty intense cravings for Italian food. I mean honestly, who doesn’t? The food is always delicious, cooked to perfection, and just always hits the spot!
However, you know with Italian food, not only does it hit the spot … it usually hits the hips!
These keto Italian meatballs however are restaurant quality perfection AND keto-friendly.
Get ready to enjoy the perfect meatball without the guilty, calories, or carbs!
Pair your meatballs with keto noodles! Check out my homemade Keto Noodle Recipe; you won’t believe you are following a ketogenic diet!
Ingrediants needed to make Keto Italian Meatballs
Meat: 1 lb ground beef and 1 lb ground pork
Egg: 1 egg will be used as the binder for this recipe that will hold everything together!
Flour: To make these meatballs keto, we will be using 1/2 cup almond flour
Dairy: Every great meatball (and keto recipe) has a touch of delicious cheese. For this, you will need 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
Herbs and Spices: 1 tablespoon garlic, minced, 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
How to make Keto Italian Meatballs
Make Italian meatballs in just 3 easy steps!
Preheat. Preheat oven to 400.
Combine ingredients and bake. Mix all meatball ingredients together, and form them into small 1-inch balls.
Place the meatballs on a baking rack over a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes.
Let cool and serve! Remove and allow to cool slightly before adding to another dish or enjoying them by themselves.
Pan Fried Meatballs or Oven Baked Meatballs?
The great debate! If you are a meatball aficionado, you are probably aware of the great debate between Italian chefs in regards to baking meatballs or pan-frying them.
Personally, I think both taste amazing!
Pan-frying meatballs produce caramelization and a flavor-packed outer crust. The shape, however, rarely stays perfectly round.
On the flip side of that, baked meatballs eliminate the need to stand in the kitchen and cook them, and although tasty, this method doesn’t promote the browning or give you a crispy crust.
How to Make Juicy Meatballs
Everyone wants a tender a juicy meatball and the best way to achieve that is to use fresh, never frozen meat, don’t overcook them, and if you find your meatballs aren’t juicy enough, you can add finely grated zucchini to add moisture to the mix.
Storing Leftover Keto Italian Meatballs
I promise, there won’t be any keto Italian meatballs left to store for leftovers.
However, if there are or if you are making a big batch, grab a shallow airtight container or wrap them tightly in aluminum foil and store them in the fridge.
The leftovers will last 3-4. If you need them to last longer, I would recommend storing them in the freezer and reheating them in an air fryer as needed.
Perfect Game Day Foods!
Whether you’re having a Super Bowl party or any other event, these meatballs are the perfect dish to bring along with some Sweet Baby Ray’s No Sugar Added BBQ sauce!
Check out these other Keto Party Food Recipes to go along with the meatballs!
- Keto Spinach Artichoke Bread Ring Dip
- Pimento Cheese Jalapeno Poppers
- Guacamole with Keto Pita Chips
- Keto Mini Pizzas
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 lb ground pork
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Mix all meatball ingredients together, and form them into small 1-inch balls. Place the meatballs on a baking rack over a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes.
- Remove and allow to cool slightly before adding to another dish or enjoying them by themselves.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 392Total Fat: 27gCarbohydrates: 3gNet Carbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gProtein: 33g