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Parmesan Meatballs

Keto Baked Parmesan Meatballs with Marinara Sauce

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These Parmesan meatballs are so good and can be served with many different side dishes such as salad, zucchini noodles, riced cauliflower or mashed cauliflower. You’ll definitely wow your family!

Simply marinate the ground beef well with cheese and season with salt, pepper, mayonnaise, marinara sauce, herbs and spices then let the oven do all the work. You can use homemade mayonnaise for the best result.

For marinara sauce, go for homemade. If you buy it from store, go for Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce as it’s the most keto-friendly brand.

Parmesan Meatballs with Zoodles

If you want to make zoodles like the photo below, simply use a peeler and slice the zucchini into thin and long strips. You can either boil or stir-fry the zoodles to cook it.

How to Bake Low Carb Parmesan Meatballs in the Oven

Place the ground beef in a bowl and season with salt, pepper, garlic, onion, and other herbs and spices. Add mayonnaise and a cup of grated Parmesan cheese into the seasoned beef. Mix gently.

Roll about a spoonful of the meat to form around 16 meatballs. Arrange the balls in a baking dish. Spread the marinara sauce on the surface. Encase the baking dish with a foil and bake in the oven preheated at 350 F for 30-40 minutes.

Baking meatballs in oven

Remove from the oven and top with the remaining Parmesan cheese. Rebake for another 5 minutes, just enough to melt the cheese.

Serve on a dish with zucchini noodles or a low carb salad and enjoy!

Parmesan Meatballs Recipe


Parmesan Meatballs
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Keto Parmesan Meatballs

An easy baked Parmesan meatball dish served with cheese and marinara sauce.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword parmesan meatballs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 527kcal
Author Tanya K.



  • Marinate ground beef in a bowl with onion, garlic, egg, salt, pepper, and spices. Mix well.
  • Add 1 cup of grated Parmesan and mayonnaise in and mix well.
  • Form meatballs (about 16 pieces) and put them in a glass baking dish and top with marinara sauce.
  • Cover the dish with foil and put it in a preheated 375F oven for 30-40 min.
  • Once done sprinkle it with the remaining 1/2 cup of shredded parmesan and bake for another 5 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  • Remove from heat and enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Keto Parmesan Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 527 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Cholesterol 148mg49%
Sodium 905mg38%
Potassium 505mg14%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 759IU15%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 484mg48%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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