Low Carb Meatballs a la Parmigiana

Just because you are eating low carb doesn't mean you can't enjoy meatballs prepared parmigiana style! Seasoned meatballs baked with marinara sauce and topped with cheese.

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Low Carb Meatballs a la Parmigiana

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • MEATBALLS:

  • pounds ground beef (80/20)

  • 2

    tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

  • ¾

    cup grated parmesan cheese

  • ½

    cup almond flour

  • 2

    eggs

  • 1

    teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼

    teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼

    teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1

    teaspoon dried onion flakes

  • ¼

    teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½

    cup warm water

  • PARMIGIANA:

  • 1

    cup marinara sauce

  • 4

    ounces mozzarella cheese

Directions

Make the meatballs. Combine all of the meatball ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Form into 2″ meatballs. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes, or fry in a large skillet over medium heat until cooked through. Pro-tip: Try frying in bacon grease if you have any, it adds another level of flavor. Frying produces a golden brown color. Make the Parmigiana: Place the cooked meatballs in an oven safe dish. Spoon approximately 1 tablespoon sauce over each meatball. Cover with approximately 1/4 ounce of mozzarella cheese each. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes (40 minutes if meatballs are frozen) or until heated through and the cheese is golden. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired. Approx nutrition info per “naked” meatball: 121 cals, 8g fat, 1.5g net carbs, 11g protein Approx nutrition info per meatball parmigiana: 151 cals, 9g fat, 2.5g net carbs, 12g protein


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