Garlic Butter Parmesan Meatballs

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Easy one pot garlic butter parmesan meatballs are a delicious 20 minute keto and paleo diet dinner that is hearty, rich, and indulgent! Perfect easy low carb dinner that is great over cauliflower rice or vegetables – or over pasta, noodles, and rice for a delicious family friendly meal everyone will love!

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Garlic Butter Parmesan Meatballs

Since my husband and I have started a keto diet, we’re always on the hunt for delicious, rich and indulgent recipes that we can stay motivated on a low carb diet with. It can be hard and intimidating – but lately, we’ve come up with a core group of ingredients we love working around – and anything in a garlic butter sauce heads straight to the top of our list.

One thing we’ve had a hard time working around when planning low carb meals to fit a keto diet is making dinners that our kids will eat too – they are less into some of the rich and creamy dinners we’ve been living off of.

One thing our kids love, time and time again? MEATBALLS!

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These delicious garlic butter meatballs are perfect for both my husband and I to keep motivated on our keto diet – we serve them as-is alongside grilled veggies, or over cauliflower rice – and I cook up some spaghetti, fettuccine, or orzo to serve the meatballs and garlic butter sauce over!

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These easy garlic butter parmesan meatballs are bursting with flavor and a deliciously rich garlic butter sauce – perfect over noodles, rice, vegetables, or even cauliflower rice for a deliciously indulgent dinner everyone loves!

If you’re looking for other amazingly delicious keto diet compatible recipes, check out my Ultimate Low Carb Recipe Guide, full of over 60 of my favorite rich, hearty, and creamy dishes that work with a paleo or keto diet and are guaranteed to keep you motivated on a low carb diet!

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Other Delicious One Pot Easy Dinners You’ll Love:

If you love this delicious and easy one pot garlic butter meatball dinner, be sure to check out some of my other favorite one pot dinners that are sure to be a huge hit! Easy enough for everyday, but special enough to be for a dinner party, too!

One Pot Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken and Asparagus

One Pot Garlic Lemon Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

One Pot Bacon Garlic Chicken and Spinach Dinner

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Other Easy Low Carb Dinners in 20 Minutes or Less:

If you love this delicious and easy low carb garlic butter meatball recipe, be sure to check out some of my other favorite low carb dinners that are easy and huge hits – even with family members who aren’t on a diet!

One Pot Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs and Mushrooms

One Pot Cheesy Taco Skillet

One Pot Italian Chicken and Vegetables Skillet

10 Minute Lemon Garlic Butter Broiled Lobster Tails

Steakhouse Style Garlic Butter Charred Artichokes

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To Make This Garlic Butter Parmesan Meatballs Recipe, You’ll Need:

-Large nonstick skillet or cast iron pan

-Sharp knife

-Kitchen shears

-Silicon coated spatula or tongs

Garlic Butter Parmesan Meatballs Recipe

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Garlic Butter Parmesan Meatballs

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Easy one pot garlic butter parmesan meatballs are a delicious 20 minute keto and paleo diet dinner that is hearty, rich, and indulgent! Perfect easy low carb dinner that is great over cauliflower rice or vegetables - or over pasta, noodles, and rice for a delicious family friendly meal everyone will love!

Ingredients

  • For Meatballs:
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 lb Sausage, Italian ground, mild or spicy, depending on your preference
  • 1/2 cup very finely minced onion
  • 1/4 cup garlic, Minced
  • 1 stalk celery, finely minced
  • 1 egg
  • For Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup garlic, Diced
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • salt and pepper, to taste (a generous pinch of each)
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. For the meatballs:
  2. If making fresh, combine meatball ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  3. Roll into 2" (golfball sized) balls.
  4. Let chill 1 hour in refrigerator to set.
  5. For the meal:
  6. Add olive oil to pan or dutch oven, and heat on medium high until shimmery.
  7. Add meatballs and brown on all sides, about 3-5 minutes per side (1-2 minutes if cooking pre-cooked/frozen meatballs).
  8. Add stock to pan, and take care to scrape up any browned bits from the meatballs.
  9. Keep cooking meatballs until done inside, turning occasionally to prevent sticking, until size is reduced and balls are firm to the touch - about 8 minutes.
  10. Add butter to pan with garlic.
  11. Let garlic slightly brown and soften, until fragrant.
  12. Stir in parmesan cheese and serve over pasta, rice, vegetables, or on their own!
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 3 meatballs
Amount Per Serving Calories 375Total Fat 41gSaturated Fat 18gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 19gCholesterol 144mgSodium 740mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 24g

Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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  1. This was amazing. Couldn’t tell they were Keto. I used cream instead of butter, and thickened the sauce with some appropriate thickening agent. I did not use the cheese (to cut back on the calories), and I added some green pepper to the meat.

      1. You could cook these in a crockpot if you freeze the meatballs before adding them to the crockpot so they hold their shape.