If Italian is one of your favorite cuisines pre-keto, there's no reason to deprive yourself when on the keto diet. My favorite Italian dish on keto is keto cauliflower pizza, but these Keto Italian Meatballs are coming in at a close 2nd place. They're moist, seasoned, and delicious. In fact, as with most of our dishes, they're also surprisingly easy!
These keto Italian meatballs are made with egg and psyllium husk powder. Don't forget them or your meatballs will be lacking in moisture and texture. Psyllium husk powder only adds fiber to the meatballs, so you can consider them more healthy if you want! 😉
If you don't have psyllium husk powder in your cabinets, this is what we use:
If you have time, get it at Amazon. If you don't, we found it at Whole Foods.
Italian doesn't have to be all about the pasta. I mean, can you really taste the pasta anyways? Have you ever had it plain? Bleh! To me, Italian is all about the seasonings and sauce. Luckily, you can usually have all the seasonings you need in a keto recipe, but the sauces are more tricky.
Italian pasta sauce doesn't have to be difficult, and it doesn't have to have sugar like so many ready-to-eat spaghetti sauces have. Why not make your own keto spaghetti sauce to eat with these keto Italian meatballs? You only need a little sauce with these moist meatballs to get the tomato flavor. In this recipe, you're in luck because we calculated in our sauce's macronutrients AND we tell you how to make it. If you just want the sauce recipe for a different dish, go here.
The amount of carbs in these keto meatballs depends on the amount of sauce you top them with. All we needed was 1 tsp of our own keto spaghetti sauce to top on each meatballs to be happy, but you might want more for more flavor. Feel free to eat them without sauce as well, they're plenty good.
Don't forgo the melted mozzarella on top of the keto meatballs. This seriously is one of the best parts. A quick tip: at the end of cooking, set your oven to broil for just long enough to get the cheese browning on top. Oh yeah, that's amazing! (Don't go leaving your oven once you put it on broil, they cook too fast to leave it.)
These keto Italian meatballs will really make you wonder why you didn't go Keto earlier.