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Pizza Meatballs

Meatballs are a classic dinner every family loves, and they couldn’t be easier to throw together. Roll up grass-fed ground beef with your favorite seasonings and you’ve got easy meatballs ready to bake and devour! Try it with 55% Lean Beef, Ground for a Ketogenic Diet friendly version.

This post was written by Megan Olson of PaleoHacks. PaleoHacks is a top source for amazing Paleo recipes, fitness tips, and wellness advice to help you live life to the fullest.

These classic meatballs have a sneaky pizza taste thanks to Italian seasonings and onion powder. To keep them extra juicy and flavorful, they’re topped with a homemade spicy marinara sauce and garnished with fresh basil.

The marinara sauce is super easy to make. Simply mix organic tomato sauce with crushed red pepper, the same Italian seasoning you use for the meatballs, and top with more basil! If you want your sauce a little spicier, add Paleo-friendly sriracha, chili powder or more crushed red pepper.

This recipe works well with 75% or 85% lean ground beef. To make a fattier, Keto version of this recipe, use 55% lean beef, ground and mix with just the egg white instead of a whole egg so they don’t get too greasy when cooked.

Serve your meatballs over spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles, over coconut flour bread with melted cashew cheese for a quick “pizza,” or as a delicious party appetizer!

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


For the meatballs:

1 lb. grass fed US Wellness Ground Beef (75%, 85%, or 55% Lean Beef, Ground)

1 large egg

½ t Italian seasoning

½ t onion powder

¼ cup almond flour

Salt and pepper, to taste

For the sauce:

1 15 oz. jar organic tomato sauce

½ t crushed red pepper flakes

½ t Italian seasoning

Salt and pepper, to taste

Fresh basil leaves, for garnish

How to Make It

  1. Preheat the oven to 375° Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ingredients for the meatballs. Using your hands, break up the beef, mixing in the seasonings and egg. Do not over mix.
  3. Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop the meat mixture and roll into balls. Place each ball on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat until all the meat is gone. You should have about 18 meatballs.
  4. Bake for 13-15 minutes until brown on the outside and cooked through the inside.
  5. While the meatballs bake, heat a small saucepan on medium heat. Add the ingredients for the sauce to the pan and stir. Bring to a high simmer until bubbly, then reduce to low. Simmer until the meatballs are baked.
  6. Place the sauce on a plate with the meatballs on top, and add fresh basil leaves for garnish.

Megan is the author of the gluten free website, Skinny Fitalicious where she creates easy, low calorie recipes. Megan is also a nutrition practitioner specializing in weight loss. When she’s not in the kitchen or coaching clients, she’s in the gym teaching group fitness.





PaleoHacks is a top source for amazing Paleo recipes, fitness tips, and wellness advice to help you live life to the fullest.