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Low Carb Meatballs and Marinara Sauce

Low Carb Meatballs

Since starting a low carb diet, I have notice a lot of pasta sauces have a ton of sugar in them. It totally surprised me. Since then, I have been on the hunt for a yummy low carb pasta sauce that doesn’t have a bunch of sugar in it. I found one that is super yummy and has a low carb count. I am so happy and love these meatballs. This Low Carb Meatballs and Marinara Sauce recipe has satisfied the family so good they’ve asked me to make it two weeks in a row.

Servings: 6    Prep Time: 10 minutes     Cooking time: 20 minutes


  • 2 tbsp. of coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1 24oz. jar of Rao’s pasta sauce
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tbsp. garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 8 oz. mushrooms sliced
  • 1 white onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp. garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil chopped (save some for garnish)
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (save some for garnish)
  1. To a high medium heated pan add 1 tbsp. of oil. When oil is melted add onions, mushrooms and minced garlic. Stir occasionally. Let onions and mushrooms cook until onions are translucent. While onions and mushrooms are cooking prepare your meatballs
  2. In a bowl add ground beef, garlic salt, dried oregano, black pepper and egg. Mix with hands until all ingredients are mixed together well. Start rolling your meatballs. I like them a bit smaller than normal sized meatballs, so they are a size my kids can eat without needing help to cut them
  3. When onions and mushrooms are done, put into a clean bowl
  4. Add 1 tbsp. oil to pan onions and mushrooms were cooked in then add meatballs. Cook meatballs until they are brown, but not cooked all the way
  5. Add onions and mushrooms mix, Rao’s pasta sauce, fresh basil, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well
  6. Let meatballs come to a boil then turn down heat to low
  7. Add parmesan cheese and cover pot with lid. Let meatballs cook for about 10 minutes or until cooked to your desire
  8. When serving add basil and parmesan cheese for garnish and enjoy!

My favorite Rao’s pasta sauce is the basil tomato flavor, but the good ol’ marinara sauce has the lowest carbs. My kids love to eat these meatballs in a sandwich. I love to eat them as just the meatballs and sauce. If you try this Low Carb Meatballs and Marinara Sauce recipe, leave a comment below and tag me in your recipe photo on social media. I would love to hear from you! Bonus: You can win a gift card! I will pick a random person each week who has tried a recipe, tags me in a photo and leaves a comment on the recipe post they’ve tried. YAY!

Low Carb Meatballs

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