Low Carb Meatball Bake

August 4, 2018Laura

I’ve been making this Low Carb Meatball Bake since the very beginning of my keto journey. I’ve always used frozen meatballs for convenience, but since the ingredients aren’t the cleanest, I decided to make my own homemade ones this time.

The meatballs are very basic, but turned out delicious! It took me two attempts to get them to my liking, but the second batch was a success! The carb count is much lower compared to the bagged meatballs as well. I kept the ingredients simple and used ground beef,  garlic, grated parmesan cheese and lots of seasonings. This recipe is a favorite of mine and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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Low Carb Meatball Bake

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 40 minutes
  • Serves: 5
  • Calories 366



  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp minced garlic or 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • 15 cooked meatballs
  • 2 & 1/4 cup low carb marinara sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • Italian seasoning, for garnish



  • 1)

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  • 2)

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

  • 3)

    Shape into 15 meatballs and place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.

  • 4)

    Bake for 25 minutes or until cooked through.


  • 1)

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • 2)
    Pour 1/4 cup marinara sauce into bottom of small baking dish or cast iron skillet.
  • 3)

    Place cooked meatballs in dish or skillet and cover with 2 cups of marinara sauce. Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella, parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning. Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.


Net Carbs5.2g
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