Baked Keto Meatballs

If you enjoy juicy and flavorful homemade meatballs but don’t love all those extra hidden carbs in common ingredients used to make them, then you’ll be hooked on these Baked Keto Meatballs!

baked keto meatballs in a bowl with a fork stuck in it

Everything You Need to Know about These Delicious Baked Keto Meatballs

These oven baked keto meatballs are loaded with flavor due to the combination of ground meat, seasoning and cheese and can be used and served in so many ways – from meatball casseroles to tasty bite-size appetizers served with your favorite dipping sauce.

The use of almond flour and almond milk in the meatball mixture reduces the overall carb content to fit into your dietary needs.

Serve them over zucchini noodles or cauliflower rice with marinara sauce, a cream sauce, or a barbecue sauce, as a great low-carb meal alternative that’ll delight the family and your weight-loss goals!

What Makes These Meatballs Keto Friendly?

I’m glad you asked! Flour or breadcrumbs are important ingredients when making meatballs since they act as a binding agent, helping to keep the meatballs in their shape without falling or breaking apart.

In this recipe, I’ve used almond flour instead of regular flour or breadcrumbs, the latter containing a high amount of carbs per serving which is sometimes overlooked by those wanting to restrict overall carb content.

Dairy milk is another ingredient that contains a high amount of carbs in the form of sugar so in this recipe, I’ve used almond milk instead.

The ground beef and pork sausage are both fatty enough that the lack of full cream dairy milk won’t make your meatballs taste dry or bland. 

fresh baked keto meatballs in a bowl with fresh basil and shredded mozzarella

How Do you Serve these Keto Meatballs?

There are so many ways that you could serve these meatballs or use them when making other dishes. Here are some great ideas to get you inspired!

  • Serve your keto meatballs with a light side salad or your favorite roasted vegetables;
  • Add your meatballs to zucchini noodles as a low-carb alternative to pasta with some of your favorite keto-friendly pasta sauce to coat it;
  • Add your meatballs over cauliflower rice as a low-carb alternative to white or brown rice with some marinara sauce and grated cheese added on top;
  • Enjoy your meatballs in crispy lettuce cups as an alternative to bread or use a low-carb tortilla wrap with the meatballs as filling;
  • Use these meatballs in a keto meatball baked casserole dish; or
  • Serve your meatballs up as an appetizer alongside some toothpicks and dipping sauce. 
baked keto meatballs with fresh basil in a bowl and fork

How Long Can you Store these Baked Meatballs?

These baked keto meatballs can be stored in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the refrigerator or freeze them for 3-4 months!

When ready to reheat and enjoy, add them to an oven-safe dish, covered with aluminum foil to prevent them drying out, and bake at 300℉ for 30 minutes or so. 

Tips for Making My Baked Keto Meatballs

  • It’s normal for some of the cheese to melt out of your meatballs while baking. It’s also why I suggest lining your baking tray with parchment paper so that there’s less mess to clean up later.
  • You can easily double this recipe if you need a larger serving of meatballs or want to make some ahead of time to be stored in the freezer for later use.
  • If you own an air fryer then you’ll be happy to know that these can be cooked in an fryer at 425℉ for 10-12 minutes. Your meatballs will crisp up on the outside while still being juicy on the inside.
  • I’ve made tablespoon sized meatballs but you can increase the size of your meatballs if you wish.

If you’re a visual person, you can see the process below!

keto meatballs process image that shows you how to make them step by step

Using a cookie scoop for shaping your meatballs is a great way to achieve a uniform size for all the meatballs you make.

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Baked Keto Meatballs

Baked Keto Meatballs

These oven baked meatballs are loaded with flavor due to the combination of ground meat, seasoning and cheese and can be used and served in so many ways – from meatball casseroles to tasty bite-size appetizers served with your favorite dipping sauce.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork sausage
  • 1 cup almond flour (or breadcrumbs)
  • ⅓ cup almond milk (or cow’s milk)
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 425° and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the milk and flour into a small bowl and mix together, it will be like a paste. This helps to bind things together and retain moisture.
  3. Combine all ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Gently mix until blended well. Your hands are your best tool here.
  4. Using a 1 tablespoon size cookie scoop, scoop the meat mixture, one scoop at a time,  into your hands, roll into the shape of a ball, place on the baking sheet.
  5. Continue until all the meatballs are made.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the internal temperature is 160°

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