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5 from 9 votes

Keto Meatballs with Bacon Tomato Sauce

Easy, Juicy, and flavorful low carb and keto meatballs in a tomato sauce loaded with smoky bacon. I give instructions for baking the meatballs in the oven and pan frying.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: gluten free, keto dinner recipe, keto meatball recipe, recipe for keto meatballs
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 651kcal



  • Fry bacon in a heavy bottomed skillet (such as cast iron) over medium heat until crispy
  • Remove bacon from pan and let drain on paper towels, leave bacon fat in pan
  • Combine ground beef, parmesan, parsley, olive oil, eggs, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large bowl being careful not to overwork the meat.
  • Roll mixture into 18 meatballs. You can bake the meatballs or you can fry the meatballs. I will give instructions for both.
  • To bake the meatballs: pre-heat the oven to 400F and bake meatballs on a parchment or foil lined baking sheet for 15 minutes.
  • To fry the meatballs: using reserved bacon grease and heavy skillet, fry each meatball over medium heat until brown on all sides. Remove from skillet and drain on paper towels.
  • Remove any remaining bacon grease and add meatballs to the pan. Add the jar of marinara sauce and roll the meatballs around to coat. Let meatballs simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Serve meatballs garnished with crispy bacon and fresh parsley.


Nutrition for 3 meatballs and ⅙th of the sauce: 651 calories / 53g fat / 5g carbs / 37g protein


Calories: 651kcal