Keto Meatballs | The Best, Easy, Low Carb Meatballs For Keto

Keto meatballs in a tomato sauce topped with cheese and basil.

These easy keto meatballs will satisfy any craving for a savory, flavorful, and delicious keto dinner. Plus, you can cook these low carb meatballs in your oven or your air fryer, and end up with perfect results every time.  Not to mention, each meatball has just 2 NET CARBS so they're perfect for any low carb diet, especially keto!




1 pound 80/20 ground beef (455g)

A Large egg

1 tablespoon (15g) pesto (store-bought or homemade) this one has 0 carbs

*You can substitute 1 Tbsp (15g) grated parm for the pesto

1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley

½ teaspoon salt

Pinch teaspoon black pepper

Chopped parsley and basil for serving

*Optional: Just less than 1 Cup (100g) of mozzarella cheese

Tomato Sauce:

1 Tablespoon (15g) olive oil

14.5oz (410g) Keto tomato sauce

½ Medium onion finely chopped

⅓ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon Italian seasoning


Oven Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F
  2. In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients for the meatballs. Mix thoroughly with your hands for about 2 minutes.
  3. Form meatballs about 1-inch in diameter and place them in a medium sized baking dish. Bake for 25 minutes (until the middle reaches 165F)
  4. Meanwhile prepare the sauce. In a pan heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and saute until soft and translucent.
  5. Add the tomato sauce and spices, bring to boil and simmer on low.
  6. When the meatballs are ready, pour the sauce on top of them. 
  7. If adding the mozzarella cheese, add it on-top of the meatballs at this point, and bake for 5 more minutes - until the sauce is bubbly and the cheese has malted nicely. 
  8. Top with chopped parsley and basil before serving.

Air Fryer Method:

  1. Shape the meatballs and add them to your air fryer - make sure to add foil to the bottom of it before baking to ensure they don't stick.
  2. Bake at 325F for around 20 Minutes.
  3. Check on them at 15 minutes just in case they cook quick.


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