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Easy Low Carb and Keto Meatball Recipes


Written by Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc. on December 9, 2022.

Scientifically reviewed by

Jonathan Clinthorne, PhD Human Nutrition

December 9, 2022

Easy Low Carb and Keto Meatball Recipes

Fast and delicious low carb and keto meatball recipes for the family.

You’ll be eager to add these easy low carb and keto meatball recipes to your family’s dinner menus, and the leftovers are also easy to reheat for lunch. Whether you prefer beef, chicken or turkey in your meatballs, these cover all the bases.

Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak Meatballs

A Philly cheesesteak sandwich is typically made with thinly sliced steak, caramelized onions, bell peppers, provolone or mozzarella cheese (or even Cheese Whiz!) and served up in a hoagie or Italian roll. This low carb Philly cheesesteak meatball version uses Atkins Ranch Protein Chips instead of breadcrumbs and is combined with ground beef, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms and parmesan cheese. These hearty meatballs are smothered in a creamy provolone cheese sauce. For those who may not be limiting carbs, you can include fresh rolls for a Philly cheesesteak meatball sandwich or slider.

Low Carb Indian Butter Chicken Meatballs

These chicken meatballs feature the fragrant Indian spice garam masala, which translates to “warm spice”. Garam masala is usually a blend of black pepper, cumin, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon. The meatballs are simmered in a rich, buttery sauce with heavy cream, tomato sauce, fresh ginger and the remaining spices.

Keto Santa Fe Turkey Meatballs

Turkey meatballs are sautéed and them simmered in a spicy and savory Salsa Verde and chicken broth mixture. And there’s a surprise when you slice into each meatball: a warm and melty center of Monterey Jack cheese.



Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc.

Vice President of Nutrition & Education

Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc. is a former Director of Nutrition at The Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine in New York City. With 20+ years of experience as a nutrition expert, the NY Times best-selling author is the current Vice President of Nutrition & Education at Simply Good Foods Company.

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