Enjoy low carb Parmesan meatballs for an easy weeknight dinner the whole family will love.
Missing a good bowl of spaghetti and meatballs while following a low carb lifestyle? You don’t have to!
My family absolutely adores this meal and my picky almost 2 year old kept saying “more, more!”
These large meatballs have tons of flavor and taste great served over low carb pasta, zoodles or cauliflower rice.
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Low Carb Parmesan Meatballs – THM S
You get all the traditional Italian flavors that you crave without the carbs in these low carb Parmesan meatballs.
These meatballs are easy to make and they freeze well! In fact, half of the recipe is enough to feed my family of 4 (2 adults, 2 young kids). So if it is just us, I will freeze half of the meatballs to make for a super easy weeknight meal.
I got about 25 total meatballs from one batch.
- Ground Beef
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Cups Pork Rinds
- Parmesan Cheese
- Pasta Sauce
- Mozzarella Cheese
- Low Carb Pasta, Zoodles or Cauliflower Rice
Making The Meatballs
Simply combine the meat, eggs, ground pork rinds, Parmesan and spices in a large bowl. Mix well but don’t over mix.
Form into golf ball size balls.
Pour about 1/2 a cup of pasta sauce over the top of the meatballs. It doesn’t have to be precise or pretty. This sauce will just bake in the meatballs some and help add some flavor.
Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes. Drain off any excess fat.
Then pour the remaining sauce over the top of the meatballs. Top with mozzarella cheese and bake for 5-10 minutes at 350 degrees until the sauce is warm and cheese is melted.
Can I Freeze These Parmesan Meatballs?
Yes! They freeze very well. Here is exactly how I do it!
Form the meatballs according to the recipe. Bake or fry the meatballs. I like to fry them in a skillet to get them a bit more brown on the sides.
Once cooked through, place them on a paper towel lined plate to drain some of the grease.
Next, place the meatballs on a baking sheet. Leave a little space between each meatball and freeze for about an hour. Now that they are flash frozen, pile them all into a gallon freezer bag.
To reheat you could thaw but I never have the patience for that. I just pull them straight out of the freezer, cover them in spaghetti sauce and simmer on the stove until they are warmed throughout.
Serve The Low Carb Parmesan Meatballs
We like to eat these delicious low carb parmesan meatballs with a small side of Dreamfields pasta. They would also be great with zucchini zoodles or cauliflower rice.
I also like them on a Joseph’s Pita with some provolone melted on top to create a Trim Healthy Mama S/ Low Carb meatball sub.
- 2 or 2.50 lbs ground beef
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups pork rinds, (ground)
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 tsp basil
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 jar spaghetti sauce (no sugar added)
- 1 box Dreamfields Pasta (or sub zoodles or cauliflower rice)
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- In a blender, grind 2 cups of pork rinds into a fine crumb mixture.
- In a large bowl, combine ground beef, eggs, ground pork rinds, Parmesan, and spices.
- Form the meatballs into golf ball sized balls and place them in a casserole dish.
- Drizzle about 1/2 a cup of the spaghetti sauce over the meatballs just for some added flavor.
- Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and drain out any excess grease.
- Lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees.
- Cover the meatballs with the remaining spaghetti sauce and then sprinkle on the mozzarella.
- Return to the oven for 10 minutes or until the sauce is warm and the cheese is melted.
- Serve the meatballs over low carb pasta, zoodles or cauliflower rice.
Does this really take 2 2.5 pounds (5 pounds total) of hamburger or is that an error? I want to make sure to follow the recipe!
Stacy Craft says
No, sorry I will fix that. I use 2.5 lbs