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Low Carb Italian Meatballs Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Low Carb Meatballs, Gluten Free Meatballs
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 192kcal
Author: Gouher Munshi


  • Oven
  • Frying Pan


  • 2 Pound Ground Beef
  • ½ Cup Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 2 Small Eggs (beaten)
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Parsley


  • 6 Garlic Cloves Minced (medium size)
  • Pepper (Adjust according to taste)
  • Salt (Adjust according to taste)
  • ½ Cup Olive oil (more if needed)


  • Mix ground beef, cheese, parmesan, eggs, parsley, and garlic in a large bowl.
  • Mix all the ingredients by squeezing everything to combine.
  • Make equal and small size divisions and roll on your palms.
  • Make a round and solid ball. Likewise, make 24 meatballs.
  • Heat half cup of vegetable oil in a medium pan or skillet. The oil should be 1/2 an inch above in the pan.
  • After heating the oil, place all the meatballs one by one and fry them over medium flame until they become brown and crispy.
  • If your pan is small, then make batches to fry the meatballs.
  • Take out from oil after getting meatballs in brown color and place in low carb sauce of tomatoes.


  • This recipe has nearly 3-net carb per serving.
  • You can use beef with higher fat content to increase moisture but keep 73% lean.
  • Avoid choosing whole red meat and choose with some fat.
  • You can also follow other ways to create moisture, such as using shredded zucchini or cream. Don't make it complicated and keep the extra ingredients minimum.
  • Use fresh cheese to make better meatballs. The dry things in your meatball mix make it grainy and dry.
  • Expect something different because without using breadcrumbs, it not possible to make the same as Italian a traditional meatball.
  • Frying and baking are good ways, but both methods give a slightly different texture.
  • Use ice cream scoop to get an equal portion of meatballs.
  • Make batches of meatball with enough space to make it crispy and avoid overcrowding.