This collection of delicious low-carb meatball recipes includes flavors from around the globe. Since they are low in carbs, these recipes may be suitable for low-carb, ketogenic, Atkins, lc/hf, diabetic, and Banting diets. In addition, many of these recipes are dairy-free and gluten-free. 

This post is for meatball lovers everywhere! Who doesn’t love meatballs? I sure do. Meatballs turn inexpensive ground meat into something tasty and exquisite. They make a great appetizer, can be used in soups, casseroles, or served with a sauce. Both children and adults devour these tasty morsels of flavor. 

Typically, meatball recipes include ground meat and other ingredients such as onions and other seasoning to add flavor. Eggs help bind the mixture and keep the meatballs from falling apart.

Often, meatball recipes use breadcrumbs, oatmeal or other high carb ingredients. Sometimes cooks soak these ingredients in milk or other liquid to form a panade. These ingredients help hold in the moisture and keep the meatballs tender.

Since these traditional grain ingredients are too high in carbs to use for low-carb diets, all of these low-carb meatball recipes use low-carb alternatives. First of all, some substitute low-carb breadcrumbs. In addition, many simply leave out the high carb ingredients and use other methods to keep the meatballs tender. Finally, others use vegetables like cauliflower rice or eggplant instead. 

This selection of low-carb meatball recipes encompasses flavors and variety from around the world. Therefore, some of the flavor combinations are familiar, but other recipes have a truly exotic flare. In conclusion, there is something for everyone in this collection of low-carb meatball recipes. Enjoy!


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Low-Carb Meatball RecipesUse these meatballs as an great appetizer or add them to a salad or a lettuce wrap for a main course. Serve them with our Tzatziki Sauce-Greek Cucumber Yogurt SauceGreek Gyro Meatballs from Simply So Healthy.

Low Carb Meatballs

Make low carb Swedish meatballs in gravy for your next gathering or meal. Low Carb Swedish Meatballs from Low Carb Maven.

These Paleo curried meatballs will please the whole family! They are gluten-free, dairy-free and grain free. What a delicious, nutrition-packed weekday meal!

These spicy meatballs are quick and easy to make. They are dairy-free as well as low-carb. Paleo Curried Meatballs from Simply So Healthy.

Low-Carb Meatball Recipes

Homemade Instant Pot Low Carb Chicken Bratwurst and Cabbage dinner. This easy chicken sausage recipe makes meatballs that are very mildly spiced but flavorful, and sure to be very kid-friendly. Instant Pot Low Carb Chicken Bratwurst  from Two Sleevers.

Meatball Subs

It’s no surprise that our low-carb version of meatball subs is one of our most popular recipes. Everyone loves them!  Low-Carb Meatball Subs from Simply So Healthy.


Low-Carb Meatball Recipes

 The eggplant in these low carb lamb meatballs keeps them super soft! Lamb and Eggplant Meatballs from Step Away from the Carbs.

Low-Carb Meatball Recipes

Everyone loves these Italian style meatballs. Serve them over zoodles or spaghetti squash for a delicious low carb comfort meal. Italian Style Low-Carb Meatballs from Wholesome Yum.


Low Carb Meatball Recipes

These pumpkin chicken meatballs are delicious with a sage butter or some zucchini noodles. Pumpkin Chicken Meatballs from Divalicious Recipes.


Make this delicious soup in your slow-cooker! Paleo Italian Meatball Soup (Crock Pot) from Beauty and the Foodie.

Low-Carb Meatball Recipes

Lamb meatballs are totally unexpected but so worth it! Paired with feta cheese and cauliflower rice, you’ll have a gourmet meal in minutes! Mediterranean Lamb Meatballs with Cauliflower Pilaf from Tasteaholics.

Low-Carb Meatball recipes

Low carb queso meatballs are tender and juicy with a creamy, rich queso sauce. It’s like your Italian nonna and your Mexican abuela started hanging out together in the kitchen, had some wine, talked about the grandkids, and then went to work. Low-Carb Queso Meatballs from Lowcarb-ology.

Low-Carb Meatball Recipes

Why make regular meatballs when you can make giant ones filled with cheese!! You’ll love the flavours of the spices and tomato sauce! Keto Cheese Stuffed Meatballs from My PCOS Kitchen.

Low-Carb Meatball Recipes

 It’s simple to make a meatball parmesan casserole. Just blend your favorite low carb meatballs with marinara sauce and a mix of cheese. Meatball Parmesan Casserole from Low Carb Yum.

Low-Carb Meatball Recipes

Here’s a recipe for a Low Carb African Merguez sausage that is bursting with flavor but can be created from spices you probably already have. Fast, quick, delicious, and low carb, all while bringing in a new and different taste using familiar ingredients. African Merguez Sausage Ground Chicken Meatballs from Two Sleevers.

Low-Carb Meatball Recipes

Instead of regular meatballs, why not try an Asian take on shumai? These shrimp and pork meatballs will impress the whole family! Keto Paleo Shrimp Shumai from My PCOS Kitchen.

Low-Carb Meatball recipes

A delicate, coconut broth surrounds these meatballs for an unexpected flavor combo. You’ll love all the flavorful spices! Meatballs in Coconut Broth from Tasteaholics.

Low-Carb Meatball Recipes

Curried turkey meatballs are dairy free and can be cooked in broth for soup or pan fried and served with a pan sauce. Curried Spinach Turkey Meatballs from Low Carb Maven.

Low-Carb Meatball Recipes

Bacon Wrapped Meatballs! These are a total crowd-pleaser! Low-Carb Bacon Wrapped Meatballs from Step Away from the Carbs.