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Easy Delicious Mozzarella Stuffed Low-Carb Meatballs

I’m not gonna lie—I love a meatball. They’re my go-to when I have to bring a dish to share, because I always know they’ll get eaten! And they DO. Because it turns out, everyone loves a meatball!

These Mozzarella Stuffed Low-Carb Meatballs make a perfect low carb dinner, or a show-stopping appetizer to share. Trust me when I tell you that the small amount of effort involved is worth every minute!

low-carb meatballs

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pound ground Italian pork sausage
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • ¼ cup pork rind crumbs (we prefer Pork Panko)
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Black pepper
  • 12 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1 jar marinara sauce (look for lowest carb like 24 oz Ragu Simply)
low-carb meatballs

STEP 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees; line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. In large bowl, mix together pork, beef, Italian seasoning, egg, parsley, pork rind crumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper until well blended.

low-carb meatballs

STEP 3: Form meatballs by taking a large tablespoon of meat mixture and wrapping it around a mozzarella cube until it is fully enclosed, leaving no gaps. Place meatballs on baking sheet.

low-carb meatballs

STEP 4: Bake for 15-20 minutes, until fully cooked through.  A small amount of cheese may leak out–this is normal.

low-carb meatballs

STEP 5: While meatballs are baking, heat sauce in medium saucepan over medium heat.

low-carb meatballs

STEP 6: Serve meatballs with marina.

low-carb meatballs
low-carb meatballs

MOZZARELLA STUFFED MEATBALLS

5 from 3 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Gluten Free, Keto, low carb
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 465kcal
Author: Thinlicious.com

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground Italian pork sausage
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • ¼ cup pork rind crumbs
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Black pepper
  • 12 ounces mozzarella cheese cut into cubes
  • 1 jar marinara sauce look for lowest carb like 24 oz Ragu Simply

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees; line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • In large bowl, mix together pork, beef, italian seasoning, egg, parsley, pork rind crumbs, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper until well blended.
  • Form meatballs by taking a large tablespoon of meat mixture and wrapping it around a mozzarella cube until it is fully enclosed, leaving no gaps. Place meatballs on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until fully cooked through. A small amount of cheese may leak out–this is normal.
  • While meatballs are baking, heat sauce in medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Serve meatballs with marina.

Notes

Careful with the sauce! Keep carbs low by limiting the amount of sauce you use.

Nutrition

Calories: 465kcalCarbohydrates: 13.1gProtein: 31.3gFat: 28.6gFiber: 0.1g

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