Low-Carb Parmesan Meatballs

One thing I have learned living the low-carb life, is that I don’t really miss pasta. You can have your favorite dishes without the actual noodles, and still feel completely satisfied. Making these parmesan meatballs and a chicken alfredo dish (recipe to come!!!) has completely taken over our typical “pasta night.”

This recipe is husband and child approved, so buckle up! Plus, you don’t even really need a lot of ingredients on hand and can be altered to fit your needs. It doesn’t photograph well, but trust me, it is delicious!

What You Need

1 lb ground meat (beef, turkey, sausage, pork, combo, it doesn’t matter)

1 egg

1 cup shredded mozzarella

1/3 cup grated parmesan

2 tsp minced garlic

2 tsp minced onion

2 tsp basil

1 tsp salt

1/2 jar red sauce

pepperoni (optional, but highly encouraged)

Italian cheese mix, parmesan or mozzarella for top

What You Do

  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Combine meat, egg, mozzarella, grated parmesan, garlic, minced onion, basil and salt to form meatballs. (It usually makes around 12)
  3. Bake for 30 minutes
  4. Top with sauce, cheese and pepperoni and bake another 15 minutes
  5. Switch oven to broil for 3 minutes to really get that toasted cheese taste
  6. Enjoy!!!!
Zoe approved! She ate every bite on this plate and asked for more.
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  • Reply Kate April 28, 2020 at 10:38 am

    YUM! Aaaaand they’re toddler approved – huge win!

  • Reply laura April 28, 2020 at 11:33 am

    These sound delicious – you know my kid won’t eat it, but I will!! And so easy, I feel like even I could make them.

  • Reply Rebecca Jo Vincent April 28, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    Zoe approved says a lot – that smile

  • Reply Kristin Darhower April 28, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    The addition of the pepperoni makes these look so good! I had a meatball recipe I made with half beef/half sausage, and it used some almond flour to bind. Really tasty.

  • Reply Danielle April 29, 2020 at 10:59 am

    These look sooo good. I like to pair meatballs with veggies if I can. But I do like to have it with pasta sometimes too. It is all about the balance.

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