Homemade Meatballs – Incredible Low Carb Meal Ready In Minutes

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Who doesn’t love homemade meatballs?! They can serve as a great protein snack, or the star in the best spaghetti sauce and pasta.  In the south, a favorite meal of many is to serve homemade meatballs over mashed potatoes.  You can always grab a bag of Kroger sales ad frozen meatballs, but I like this recipe for those days that you want to shop your pantry and stay home.  My scrumptious meatball recipe is also gluten free.  WooHoo!

Her amazing, low carb, homemade meatballs are easy, flavorful, and gluten free!

Homemade meatballs – oven-baked vs. skillet

I performed a fun, food experiment in the video below to determine if the my old skillet meatballs recipe is faster and better than baked meatballs?!  Watch the video to find out the winner of the homemade meatball contest!

Watch easy peasy recipe!

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I apologize.  In the video, I mentioned garlic salt, but I meant to say garlic powder.  I realized my mistake after the filming was over. Both of the homemade meatballs recipes are low carb.  However, the oven-baked meatballs are more time intensive.  The recipe doesn’t call for bread crumbs like traditional recipes so they are also gluten free!

Let’s get on to that scrumptious but easy recipe, shall we?

Homemade meatballs recipe

Below you’ll find a printable recipe card for the baked meatballs recipe.  You’ll be surprised at how easy these are!

Here’s your printable recipe cards of how to cook homemade meatballs:

Easiest Homemade Meatballs Ready In 20 Minutes Flat
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground meat
  • 1 T Italian Seasoning
  • 3 T Liquid Aminos, Liquid Smoke, or Worchestershire
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 1/2 T Parsley
  • 1/4 C Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 1/2 T Salt
  • 1/2 T Pepper
  • 1 T Garlic Powder
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Mix all spices in a bowl.
  3. Pour in Parmesan Cheese & one egg & stir til blended.
  4. Mix spice/cheese mixture into ground meat with your hands.
  5. Make small balls & line them on cookie sheet.
  6. Cook at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.
  7. No need to flip meatballs.
  8. Enjoy!

I would love to hear about how your homemade meatballs turn out.  Let me know in the comments below.


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  1. jehava
    April 27, 2017 / 7:41 am

    What a great recipe! I have to try this out next week. My kids love meatballs!

    • Shan
      April 27, 2017 / 8:12 am

      Yay! We do too. So simple and yum!

  2. Jordan
    April 27, 2017 / 9:02 am

    I love meatballs, and these look so good! And I love how simple they are!

    • Shan
      April 27, 2017 / 10:30 am

      Yay! I love simple!

  3. Jess
    April 27, 2017 / 9:36 am

    These looks yummy, I like the use of liquid smoke!

    • Shan
      April 27, 2017 / 10:31 am

      Liquid Smoke is SO gooood! 😉 I had never heard of it until I had smokey tuna dip. Have you tried that recipe of mine? You could just put tuna in the top search bar and find it. So good!

  4. Heather Kinnaird
    April 27, 2017 / 9:38 am

    I love an easy meal like this, especially if I can shp my pantry!

  5. Kate
    April 27, 2017 / 9:39 am

    Great- and perfect timing. I just made meatballs yesterday on the stove top and was thinking that I really need to find a better oven option.

    • Shan
      April 27, 2017 / 10:32 am

      I hear ya! I’ve fought this “oven” idea because I couldn’t imagine them being good. I was so wrong!

  6. Erin Klema | The Epicurean Traveler
    April 27, 2017 / 10:04 am

    These meats seem easy to make, which is something I always look for in a recipe. But, I think you really had me sold with the Italian seasoning. A meatball has to pack a little flavor, right?

    • Shan
      April 27, 2017 / 10:33 am

      Yes! Lots of seasoning. NOBODY wants flavorless meat, right?!

  7. Belle
    April 27, 2017 / 10:29 am

    That looks really good!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

    • Shan
      April 27, 2017 / 10:34 am

      Thanks, Belle!

  8. Jenna Urben
    April 27, 2017 / 11:12 am

    I love homemade meatballs, what a great recipe!

  9. Jolina
    April 27, 2017 / 3:28 pm

    I’m so happy we have all the ingredients for this in our fridge/pantry! We love Costco but you’re right, there are days when you just gotta clean out your stuff (or, you know, lazy days lol). This looks great. Can’t wait to try them!

  10. Julie Torres
    April 27, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    I love tasty and simple, the only way we do it in our house, pinned this for later to access your links to other great recipes, thank you!

  11. Ayanna @ 21FlavorsofSplendor
    April 27, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    Yummy! I have been trying to find recipes for healthier versions of the foods we love. This is a great way to have meatballs without all of the fillers.

  12. Julie
    April 27, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    Wow these look delicious thanks for sharing the recipe! I am always on the lookout for new recipes. I will be trying it!
    Julie * http://www.hdthreviews.com

  13. Kim
    April 27, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    Great meatball recipe. I love a good meatball. I love adding onion pulp too. Makes them so moist and delicious.

  14. Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries
    April 27, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    My daughter loves meatballs so I usually use the frozen ones for a quick dinner, but this looks super easy and so good! I’ll have to try these out!

  15. Martina
    April 27, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    Totally saving this! I need to make meatballs more often! So easy and so yummy!

  16. robbie doyle
    April 28, 2017 / 9:57 am

    looks yammy and easy to make! Thanks for sharing

  17. Dawn M White
    April 28, 2017 / 11:00 am

    Oh yummy! Thanks for sharing such an awesome recipe.

  18. Maggie Unzueta
    April 28, 2017 / 2:17 pm

    You make it sound so easy. Pinning for sure!

    • Shan
      April 28, 2017 / 2:25 pm

      It really WAS!

  19. Justine Y @ Little Dove
    May 1, 2017 / 12:02 pm

    I love meatballs and I usually cook them in the oven for the reason you said, you can set it and forget it! Nice to know that you think they’re also tastier. 😉

  20. Susan
    May 11, 2017 / 8:25 am

    I’m excited to be able to make homemade meatballs in just 20 minutes. It takes that long to run to the grocery store to buy a bag of meatballs. Congrats, you’re featured this week at the #ThisIsHowWeRoll Link Party.

  21. Izy Berry
    June 12, 2017 / 1:16 pm

    These look so delicious!

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