Low-Carb Meatball with Tomato Sauce from the Oven (New Recipe)


Want to make a low-carb meatball in tomato sauce meal? In this recipe, you will learn how to make it in the oven. It is both healthy and delicious.
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A tasty meatball can make or break a dish.

The problem with most meatballs is that breadcrumbs are often added to keep them together. That may be "useful"...

...but unfortunately it is not healthy for your blood sugar if you have type 2 diabetes.


The breadcrumbs suddenly make the meatball way more unhealthy.

Fortunately, you can also make delicious meatballs without breadcrumbs. In this easy recipe you will learn how to make my low-carb meatballs in the oven.

Making a tasty meatball meal is actually not difficult.

You just need to mix some meat, spices and 'a binding agent'.

 But preparing the meatballs is a whole different thing. If you only roast the meatballs, chances are they will dry out.

Fortunately, there are a number of culinary tricks you can apply to keep meatballs from drying out:

  • Basting: this is the technique where you constantly scoop hot fat and the juices - with a spoon - over the meat. These hot juices will cook the piece of meat or meatball from the inside.
  • Frying-sauce combination: this technique is especially useful for meatballs in tomato sauce. First you briefly brown the meatballs in a pan. Then continue cooking them in the tomato or pasta sauce you have made.
  • Roasting-oven combination: with this technique you first roast the meat in a pan and then finish it in the oven.

Do you want the easiest or the tastiest meatballs?

The easiest way to make these low-carb meatballs is to follow the recipe below.

But making the tastiest meatballs takes a little more effort. You do this by first browning them on all sides for 5 minutes and then putting them in the oven for about 10 minutes.

Cooking the low-carb meatballs causes the meat to caramelize. This makes the meatballs tastier.

By putting them in the oven, you ensure that the meatballs are cooked without drying out.

Roasting in the pan also ensures that the 'juices' of the meatballs remain inside, so that they do not dry out.

In this recipe we use an egg to keep the meatball together instead of the breadcrumbs.

But since these low-carb meatballs are made in a casserole, you basically don't need to use an egg if you really wouldn't want to.

But I recommend it because you prevent the meatball from falling apart for any reason.

Are you ready to make this recipe? Then view the photos below to see what awaits you!

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Meatballs are a cornerstone in Italian cuisine. For example, they are ideal to combine with some low-carb pasta.

Do you need more low-carb Italian dishes/dinners? Then I made this low-carb pizza for you from almond flour and made from cauliflower.

You can also make this delicious low-carb lasagna.

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Low-Carb Meatball with Tomato Sauce from the oven (New Recipe)

Want to make a low-carb meatball in tomato sauce meal? In this recipe, you will learn how to make it in the oven. It is both healthy and delicious.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Dutch, Italian
Keyword: Low-Carb Meatball
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 836kcal
Author: Marloes


  • 250 gram ground beef
  • 250 gram ground pork or turkey
  • 25 gram grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley - chopped
  • 25 gram onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • 0.25 tsp black pepper


  • 500 gram tomato passata


  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  • Add the ground beef and ground pork/turkey in a bowl and mix together.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the ground meat and mix well with your hands.
  • Wet your hands with water or olive oil and roll 6 meatballs.
  • Briefly heat the tomato passata in a pan and season with salt and peper. Then, pour over the meatballs. Garnish with some grated cheese.
  • Place the meatballs on a baking dish and bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the oven.


Each serving consists of 3 meatballs.

Nutritional value per serving

Sodium: 1030mg | Calcium: 241mg | Vitamin C: 34mg | Vitamin A: 1822IU | Sugar: 13g | Fiber: 5g | Potassium: 1863mg | Cholesterol: 272mg | Calories: 836kcal | Saturated Fat: 22g | Fat: 58g | Protein: 55g | Carbohydrates: 25g | Iron: 9mg

About the Author

Marloes Schuurman is a medical specialist and an expert in the field of type 2 diabetes.

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