Keto Meatballs Parmesan

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Juicy keto meatballs in low carb marinara sauce with plenty of Parmesan and mozzarella cheese. This meatball parmesan recipe is a family treat!

These delicious keto meatballs were brought to you courtesy of the Keto for life cookbook of the lovely Mellissa Sevigny.

If you don't know who I'm talking about, you should rectify that situation immediately. Not in an hour, not a minute, not even a few seconds. I mean like NOW! But many of you probably know exactly who I'm talking about, as Mellissa runs the popular low-carb blog. I breathe, I'm hungry. She is very dear and we have been blogging friends for a long time. We even met in person in 2012 or 2013 and she is just as amazing in real life as she is online.

One thing you should know about Mellissa is that she is a keto meatball genius. He used to make a new recipe for low carb dumplings every week in his Meatball Monday series. He came up with some really creative and delicious dumplings and he even created one for All Day I Dream About Food. Delicious Low carb Kung Pao dumplings.

So when a copy of his wonderful book, Keto for Life, came to me, I had to honor his meatball ingenuity. This meatball parmesan recipe is a classic recipe and gives you a wonderful sense of the recipes in the book. They are all well thought out and well written. And they're often classics with a little twist. Like their Tandoori chicken dumplings. I really need to try it.

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I was also tempted by the Chicken Larb (the larb is a meat-based salad popular in Laos and Thailand), the BBQ BBQ Beef Wraps and the Pork Schnitzel. But in the end I chose a recipe that I knew would go well with the kids. My kids have relatively adventurous palates, but I wanted a recipe for dinner that was instant success and required no explanation or persuasion.

Believe me, these dumplings alla parmigiana are that kind of recipe. They are so tasty and meaty and topped with marinara and melty mozzarella cheese.

Since I have a family of five, I duplicated the recipe from the beginning. I also used my own homemade marinara, since I've had tomatoes coming out of my ears all summer long and I have jars on jars of stewed tomatoes in my freezer. In the book, Mellissa provides a recipe for low carb marinara, or you can use a nice pitcher like Rao's.

Having flipped and drooled over the book for quite some time, I can wholeheartedly recommend it. She is gorgeous, filled with beautiful photographs of Mellissa, and has wonderful information on how to live your best keto life. What more can you ask?

More excellent Keto meatball recipes

Chicken Piccata Meatballs

Tandoori Lamb Meatballs

Asian meatballs with sauteed aubergines

Greek Gyro Meatballs

Pork and mushroom meatballs

Keto Meatballs alla Parmigiana

Juicy keto meatballs in low carb marinara sauce with plenty of Parmesan and mozzarella cheese. This meatball parmesan recipe is a family treat!

Servings: 4 servings

Calories: 430 kcal


  • 1 lb ground beef

  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley plus more for garnish, if desired

  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1/4 cup almond flour

  • 1 large expired egg

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

  • 1/4 cup warm water

  • 1 cup marinara sauce

  • 1 cup shredded whole milk mozzarella


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and cover a 15-by-10-inch rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine ground beef, parsley, Parmesan, almond flour, egg, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and water. Mix well by hand until well combined.

  3. Form the meat mixture into 12 meatballs about 2 inches in diameter and place them 2 inches apart in the pan. Bake 20 minutes.

  4. Place the meatballs in a saucepan large enough to fit all of them. Spoon the marinara evenly, then sprinkle the cheese on top. Bake another 20 minutes, or until the meatballs are well cooked, the sauce is bubbling, and the cheese is golden. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired.


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