Low Carb Pizza Meatball Recipe
A meatball for my pizza lovers! This keto meatball is loaded with all of your favorite pizza toppings so you can enjoy the flavors of pizza in a bite sized ball. Serves these as an appetizer at your next party, like game day or a potluck. Or you can make up a batch of these to take to work for lunch or serve as an easy keto dinner.
Cooking Keto Meatballs in an Air Fryer
I love our air fryer. It cooks meat perfectly leaving your meatballs slightly crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.On top of that, an air fryer produces less heat than the oven so if you are cooking these keto meatballs in the Summer time, you won’t heat up your entire house.Air fryers are easy to clean up too. The baskets are trays are dishwasher safe. The air fryer I use is by Philip’s
Baked Meatballs in the Oven
As mentioned above, you can bake your meatballs in the oven if you don’t have an air fryer or don’t want to fry them in a skillet. Lay them on a sheet of parchment paper on a baking tray at bake at 400 degrees for 9 to 12 minutes. This is a no mess way to cook the balls but it will heat up of your house if you are cooking these in the summer time.
Best Types of Protein for Meatballs
When it comes to meatballs, I like to use a combination of beef and pork. The combo makes for some flavorful, juicy meatballs. However, if you only have hamburger thawed out, you can just use ground beef to make these meatballs. Same goes for the ground pork. Even ground chicken makes a tasty keto pizza meatball.
Pizza Toppings for Meatballs
These keto meatballs can be customized to include your favorite pizza toppings. Don’t like mushrooms? Leave them out. Want to add tomatoes? Go ahead. This recipe is versatile and you can include ingredients based on your taste preference.The recipe as stated above is for a pizza supreme meatballs, so it includes onion, mushrooms, pepperoni, green bell pepper, and olives.
When choosing a red sauce for this recipe, make sure you select one that is low in sugar and carbohydrates. If you are purchasing store bought marinara sauce, try Rao’s
. A more cost effective sauce is to make your own. I have a recipe for Low Carb Pizza Sauce
that is incredible and easy to make.
Keto Freezer Meal & Meal Prep Tips
If you lead a busy life and try to juggle cooking dinner with handling kids, work and housework, then freezer recipes are your friend.The recipe is quick and perfect for your busy life. These pizza meatballs are freezer-friendly. Just prepare ahead of time, roll into balls, pack in a Ziploc bag and store in the freezer. When you want to make up a batch of keto pizza meatballs, remove them from the freezer and place them in the refrigerator to thaw out the night before cooking.These low carb meatballs make an excellent meal prep meal. Since you now the macros per meatball, you can easily figure out how many meatballs you need to portion out for your meals. I love to bring these meatballs with me for lunch. It’s a great way to stay on track with the keto diet.
Other Keto Meatball Recipes
Check out these other keto meatball recipes on my website. The macros are all calculated out per meatballs to help make it easier to reach your macro goals.