Keto Meatballs Essential Oils Italian Seasoning

Keto Meatballs Essential Oils Italian Seasoning

Whether you prefer your meatballs baked or fried, my low carb meatballs recipe produces the best Italian meatballs which are tender just like mom’s. Gluten-free and great for keto diets, too.
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Prep Time 36 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • Over bed of zucchini noodles, add meatballs and sauce. Top with sprinkle of grated cheese (parmesan, mozzarella or both).


  • 2 lbs ground beef or ground beef and pork mix
  • 1/2 shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley or 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil or 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tbsp fresh minced oregano or 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, finely minced, or 1/4 tsp driedrosemary
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme or 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup 60 ml / 2 fl oz olive oil
  • 2 drops each doTERRA essential oils: Basil, Oregano,Rosemary, Thyme & Lemon
  • fine sea salt
  • ground black pepper

Keto Marinara Sauce

  • 2 28oz cans tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • ½ onion minced
  • 1 bay leaf


  • Whisk olive oil, salt and pepper, and essentialoils together, set aside
  • With your hands, mix in a large mixing bowl theground meat, egg, mozzarella, parmesan, garlic and olive oil mixture.  Add herbs and combine until everything iswell mixed but don’t crush the fresh herbs. 
  •  Form meatballs into 1 ½ inch balls and place onbaking sheet or large platter
  •  Heat a large skillet to medium with a drizzle ofolive oil to coat the pan.  Working inbatches, brown the meatballs on all sides for about 2 min.
  •  Place the meatballs into the slow cooker. 
  •  In small bowl combine tomatoes and paste andonion.  Slow stir the sauce in the slowcooker to cover the meatballs. 
  •  Cook for 3 to 4 hours until cooked through.
  • Stir in the Keto sauce to cover


Meatballs can be made ahead and formed until ready to cook.  The cooked meatballs also store & re-heat well.
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