Keto Meatballs are a tasty and easy way to serve up dinner or make as an appetizer this week. Juicy and flavorful meatballs with sausage and ground beef. Baked to a golden brown for the ultimate meatball recipe. Pair with a keto friendly pasta sauce, your favorite dipping sauce or eat alone.
Keto Meatballs with Sausage and Ground Beef – Low Carb, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, THM S
Meatballs with ground beef and sausage offer tons of flavor. When you use two types of meat, it brings out the incredible flavor of the meat combining. I have made these for a quick dinner and also served up with toothpicks in them for appetizers for parties and even holiday events.
If you are looking for new recipes to try, I highly recommend giving this recipe a try. Let me walk you through some tips and tricks of making meatballs, so you end up with the best meatballs every time.
Low carb Italian meatballs will become an instant family favorite after they try one bite. I guarantee they can’t eat just one.
How To Make Baked Keto Meatballs
Start by preheating your oven. Then spray down your casserole dish with a cooking spray to prevent sticking.
In a bowl, you want to combine all the ingredients in the recipe card and mix it, so it is well combined.
Then use a cookie scoop to use to help make similar sized meatballs. This recipe makes around 24 meatballs. Make sure when you lay them down on the casserole dish that you leave space between them.
Bake for 30 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked all the way through.
What Kind Of Meat To Use For Meatballs
I have found that meatballs with sausage and ground beef offer the best flavor. When you combine Italian sausage and ground beef, it will bring out so much more flavor, which you want to have in meatballs.
Meatballs Without Breadcrumbs
You read that right, these meatballs without breadcrumbs are real. You don’t need breadcrumbs to make a good meatball, and this recipe will show you that. To give make these meatballs low carb we had to leave out the crumbs. Trust me; you won’t miss them.
Do You Pan Fry or Bake Meatballs
You are more than welcome to pan fry or bake meatballs. For these Keto Meatballs, I opted for baking. As it gets close to the meatballs being close to done, they will begin to get golden brown and a little crispy on the outside. You don’t have to fry these meatballs to help bring out the flavor and great texture.
Don’t Overmix The Meat
One of the biggest tips I can share is not to overmix the meat when making meatballs. If you do, you will end up with a very tough and dense meatball. Go light on the hand when mixing, and you will have a light, and juicy meatball that you can serve up.
I don’t recommend using a stand mixer when making these meatballs. The best route is to use your hand to ensure it is well incorporated but also not overmixed.
Can You Freeze Meatballs
Yes. It is easy to freeze any leftover meatballs you might have. Let me walk you through how to quickly freeze meatballs.
After your meatballs cook, allow them to cool. Then once cooled transfer to a freezer bag or airtight container. Place in the freezer for up to three months. If you use a vacuum sealer the shelf life will be extended.
Then just thaw and reheat the meatballs for later when you want them. You can warm up in the microwave or even the oven. Just heat until it is warmed all the way through.
How Long Can You Store Meatballs In The Fridge
After your meatballs have been cooked, you are welcome to store your meatballs in the fridge for up to three days. Anything after you will want to toss them out. If you know you won’t eat them in time, consider freezing for later.
Give this meatball recipe a try today. This is my go-to meatball recipe that we have used for a long time.
Ways To Serve With Keto Meatballs
- Pair with zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash and a keto pasta sauce
- With Cauliflower Rice or Mashed Cauliflower
- Baked Spaghetti Squash
- Serve as an appetizer with your favorite low carb dipping sauce
- Zucchini Salad with Lemon and Feta
More Keto Italian Dinner Recipes
- Italian Wedding Soup Recipe
- Keto Pizza Casserole
- Italian Baked Chicken with Sausage
- Baked Chicken Parmesan
- Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs
Have you ever made keto meatballs?
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 lb Italian sausage
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella
- 1/3 cup grated or shredded parmesan
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp dried minced onion
- 2 tsp dried minced garlic
- 2 tsp dried parsley
- 1 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 400. Spray a sheet pan or casserole dish with cooking spray
- Combine all the ingredients for the meatballs and mix thoroughly. Make about 24 meatballs and put them on the prepared pan.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through.