Low Carb Cheesy Meatballs

Our idea of a ‘spaghetti’ type dinner has changed over the years. We probably replaced pasta with sliced or spiralized vegetables somewhere around 4 years ago. We moved through to making a really heavy pasta sauce that was loaded with vegetables and chopped, grilled chicken after that. Its really great stuff!

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So the concept of keto (low carb) pasta dishes was no different than what we’ve been doing for years. The one thing that we’ve recently added was a meatball. Not that this should be rocket science, but I’d never used anything but breadcrumbs in meatloaf or meatballs to make it less dense. Initially, when trying out a low carb meatloaf recipe I added almond flour in place of the bread crumbs, and that works, but I’ve recently stumbled across so many recipes utilizing cheese that I was intrigued with this super simple meatball recipe.

We use these little guys for ‘pasta’ dishes but they also make for great little fat and protein snacks.

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Low Carb Cheesy Meatballs

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground meat (beef, venison, pork, whatever)
  • 1 lb breakfast sausage
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 c mozzarella cheese
  • 1 c italian cheese blend
  • 1 Tbsp minced ground garlic
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Mix all ingredients in large mixing bowl.
  3. Use a large cookie scoop to make meatballs. Place on broiler pan. These will not spread out so they can be placed close together.
  4. Cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
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These are ridiculously simple to make. I will be trying this recipe out as a meatloaf in the very near future (adding onions and bell peppers and such) but for our purposes at this point it worked great!

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