Keto Meatball Recipe for Meal Prep

Chef Dan Catanio , On April 27, 2024

Perfect keto meal prep recipe. Easy to make keto meatballs in bulk then, store and enjoy as keto meal prep.

How to Make Keto Meatballs from Scratch

Recipe Description for this Keto Meatball Recipe

Keto meatballs are a simple recipe you can prepare with minimal time and effort. Tender, savory meatballs combined with marinara sauce make it easy to eat great while staying in ketosis.

Each 2oz meatball will contain less than 1g of net carbs! This keto meatball recipe makes 8 meatballs.

Keto Meatballs Recipe Ingredients

Recipe Ingredients for keto meatballs

Recipe ingredients for keto meatballs.

  • Almond Flour ½C

  • Ground Turkey or Beef 16oz

  • Black Pepper 2tsp

  • Kosher Salt 2tsp

  • Granulated Garlic 2tsp

  • Oregano, Parsley 2tsp each

Kitchen Tools to Make Keto Meatballs from Scratch

Tools Needed to Make this keto meatballs Recipe

Kitchen tools for keto meatballs.

  • Mixing Bowl

  • Measuring Cups/Spoons

  • Food-Safe Nitrile Gloves

  • Baking Sheet

  • Wooden Spoon or Spatula

  • Tongs

How to Make Keto Meatballs from Scratch Step-by-Step Directions

  1. First, preheat your oven to 350º. In your mixing bowl, place 16oz ground turkey or beef, ½C almond flour, and 2tsp of salt, black pepper, parsley, and oregano. Next put on your food-safe nitrile gloves, and fully incorporate these ingredient by kneading the mixture for 1-2 minutes. Once the ingredients are adequately mixed, segment the meatball mixture into 8 equal-sized portions.

    meatball mixture for keto meatballs

    Hand mix the ingredients fully.

  2. Roll and shape each segment between the palms of your gloved hands to create 8 spherical, uniform meatballs. Then place each on your baking sheet with at least 1″ of space between each meatball. Remove and dispose of the gloves, place the baking sheet into your oven, and set your kitchen timer for 20 minutes.

    Pro tip: Lay a sheet of parchment paper onto the baking sheet first to reduce cleanup.

    rolled shaped keto meatballs

    Place meatballs on a baking rack.

  3. Clean any surfaces that came in contact with the raw meatball mixture, and wash your hands. After 20 minutes, check the meatballs by pulling the oven rack out with an oven mitt. With tongs flip each meatball onto its other side, then back into the oven for another 20 minutes. The meatballs are ready when their interior temperature reaches 165º.

    keto meatballs cooking in oven

    Bake these keto meatballs for 40 minutes at 350º.

  4. You can enjoy these keto meatballs hot and fresh, or you can store them as a meal prep ingredient. For storage, allow them to cool completely before refrigerating or freezing. These keto meatballs will last 2-3 days in a refrigerator, and 6-8 weeks in a freezer.

    keto meatballs plated and garnished

    Enjoy these keto meatballs with keto friendly sides and sauces.

Keto Meatball Recipe Sides

This keto meatball recipe is inspired by classic Italian cuisine flavors. They are enhanced when accompanied by keto-friendly marinara sauce and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. For a unique keto treat, serve this keto meatball recipe with cauliflower mash. Sticking to your keto diet can be challenging. If you need help, you can try keto meals delivered direct to your doorstep for ultra ease and convenience.

Chef Dan Catanio

A Culinary Institute of America graduate from the 1990s, Chef Dan began his career as a saucier at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan under the Hilton Corporation. Over the years, he has held key positions such as Corporate Executive Chef Director at 5-star restaurants, country clubs, and Indian Casino Resorts.