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Low-Carb Meatball Parmesan For A Quick Easy Dinner

Delicious low-carb meatball parmesan is ready in just 30-minutes.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword 30 minute meal, gluten free meatballs, ground beef recipe ideas, keto meatballs, Low-Carb Meatballs, meatball parmesan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 321kcal


  • For Meatballs:
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 1/2 cups cauliflower, minced
  • 6 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons onion minced
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • For Casserole:
  • 1 cup gluten free marinara sauce
  • 8-12 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese


  • Pre-heat your broiler.
  • Give the cauliflower a quick spin in your food processor fitted with the large chopping blade just until it is minced. You’ll need 1 1/2 cup.
  • In a large bowl, combine meat, minced cauliflower, 1/3 cup of parmesan, 6 ounces of mozzarella, onion, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper.
  • Whisk eggs in a small bowl. Then add to the meat mixture. Gently mix with your hands until evenly combined.
  • Now you’re ready to roll each meatball. Not too tight. You want to lightly roll them between your hands to form a ball that feels like it will hold together, but lightly so they will absorb the sauce.
  • Then broil the meatballs for 10 minutes, turning them over half way through your cooking time.
  • Take the meatballs out of the broiler and pre-heat your oven to 350℉.
  • Spoon a thin layer of sauce over the bottom of your casserole dish.
  • Place meatballs on top of the sauce.
  • Top meatballs with 1 cup of sauce. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup of parmesan and 8-12 ounces of mozzarella.
  • Bake for 15 minutes until the cheese melts. Serve and enjoy.


  • If you’re going to make homemade sauce, I recommend starting it an hour before you begin making the meatballs and simmer it on the back burner of your stove.
  • I used a combination of ground beef and ground pork in this recipe. You can go with any combination of ground meat that you'd like. Or just use all ground beef. 80/20 chuck is the best choice.


Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.6g