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Keto Meatball Marinara Recipe

Finally, guilt-free, low-carb Italian!! This Keto Meatball Marinara is a comfort food classic you can enjoy anytime!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: appetizer, beef, dairy free, gluten free, keto, meatballs, tomato
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 430kcal


Meatball Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound pork sausage
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Marinara Sauce Ingredients

  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 onion minced
  • 24 ounces tomato passata
  • fresh basil optional


  • Heat your oil in a skillet or dutch oven over medium high heat.
  • While oil heats, combine the beef, sausage, egg, almond flour, and seasoning in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Form this mixture into large meatballs, about 1-2 Tablespoons each (depending on your preference). Place into skillet and cook for 8-10 minutes, flipping once as needed.
  • When meatballs are cooked through, remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Add the onions to the same skillet used to cook meatballs and sauté until browned all over, turning with your spatula every couple minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, then add the tomato passata. If desired, add fresh basil, to taste.
  • Add the meatballs back into the pan with your marinara sauce so they'll be warm and fully coated in sauce (about 2 minutes).


Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.


Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 302mg | Potassium: 327mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2.3mg