Keto Chicken Parmesan Meatball Bake

May 31, 2019Laura

I love meatball bakes! They are easy to make, cheesy and super filling! I have two other meatball bakes here on the blog that I will share below if you want to check out those variations. I was craving chicken parmesan for dinner one night, but didn’t have any chicken breast on hand. I always have chicken in the freezer, so I was disappointed that I didn’t have that key ingredient. I did have some ground chicken that I had purchased for another recipe to test, so decided to make chicken meatballs instead. They turned out fantastic and was something new to add to the regular dinner menu.

For the meatballs, I mixed together parmesan cheese, crushed pork rinds, some seasonings and an egg with the ground chicken. I formed the mixture into meatballs and baked them. After they were finished baking, I assembled the casserole and baked it until the cheese was melted and bubbly. This is a super easy dinner recipe and is great re-heated. It ended up being my lunch for the next couple of days. It’s something your non-keto family members will even enjoy. My husband loved it!

I wanted to share a couple of brands that I used for this recipe. My favorite marinara sauce is the Rao’s brand. Most all grocery stores carry it now, but I find it’s cheapest at Costco. This sauce contains 4 net carbs per serving, tastes great and has clean ingredients. I also use the Pork King Good pork rind crumbs that I order from Amazon. You can certainly crush your own, but I love having these for convenience.  Other than that, it’s just basic ingredients. Hope you enjoy!

Here are some other Meatball Bake recipes from my blog:

Low Carb Enchilada Meatball Bake

Low Carb Traditional Meatball Bake

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Keto Chicken Parmesan Meatball Bake

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 40 minutes
  • Serves: 6
  • Calories Meatballs: 59/Casserole: 282

Ingredients

Meatballs:

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup crushed pork rinds
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp each salt & pepper

Meatball Bake:

  • 18 cooked chicken meatballs
  • 2 cups marinara sauce, I use Rao's
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • Italian seasoning, for garnish
  • Parsley, for garnish

Method

Meatballs:

  • 1)

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  • 2)

    Add all of the meatball ingredients into a large bowl and mix until well combined.

  • 3)

    Shape into 18 meatballs. Place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and sprayed with non stick cooking spray.

  • 4)

    Bake for 25 minutes until lightly browned and cooked through.

Meatball Bake:

  • 1)

    Preheat oven to 350.

  • 2)

    Pour ½ cup marinara sauce into 8 inch baking dish or cast iron skillet.

  • 3)

    Place cooked meatballs in pan and cover with remaining 1.5 cup marinara sauce. Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella, parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning.

  • 4)

    Bake for 15 minutes, until cheese is melted and casserole is bubbly. Broil for 2 minutes if needed. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

Notes

Net carbs per meatball: 0.3g

Casserole net carbs per serving: 4.1g

 

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