Easy and Creamy Pesto Keto Meatballs

Pesto Meatballs sitting on a white plate with pesto dipping sauce. Made with ground chicken or turkey.

Keto Meatballs

Just 5 ingredients create these creamy Pesto Keto Meatballs. This easy meatballs recipe has only 4 net carbs per serving (1 per Keto Meatball). These keto meatballs can be made with chicken, turkey or pork. 

This is our favorite Homemade Pesto Recipe. If you’re not into making it from scratch, we recommend the Costco brand. 

 

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Pesto Meatballs sitting on a white plate with pesto dipping sauce. Made with ground chicken or turkey.
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Creamy Pesto Keto Meatballs

Just 5 ingredients create these creamy Pesto Keto Meatballs. This easy meatballs recipe has only 4 net carbs per serving (1.5 per Keto Meatball). These Keto meatballs can be made with chicken, turkey or pork. 
Course Appetizer, dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword 30 Minute Meal, 4 Net Carbs, Almond Flour, Easy Meal, Ground Chicken, Ground Pork, Ground Turkey, Keto, Keto Recipe, Low Carb, Low Carb Recipe, Meatballs, Paleo, Pesto, Whole 30
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 (4 Meatballs)
Calories 314kcal
Cost $7.21

Ingredients

  • 1 Lbs Ground Chicken (or turkey or pork)
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Red Onions
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Flour*
  • 1/2 Cup Pesto (Divided in Half)
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt

Instructions

  • Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper (set aside).
  • Preheat the oven to 375 °F.
  • Add the chicken, egg, almond flour, half the pesto, onions, garlic powder and salt to a large bowl and mix to combine.
  • Gently roll into 16 balls and transfer to the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes (or until golden).
  • Top with the remaining pesto before serving.

Notes

  1. Keto meatballs can be made with ground chicken, turkey or pork.
  2. Replace the almond flour with 3 Tbs coconut flour for a nut free version.
  3. We use Costco Basil Pesto (as calculated in the nutritional facts) or make it homemade.
  4. Meatballs should be even in size as to ensure even cooking.
  5. Cooked meatballs can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  6. Easy addition to soup and vegetable pasta dishes. 

Nutrition

Serving: 4Meatballs | Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 420mg | Potassium: 520mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 561IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 2mg

recipe cost

$7.21 ($1.80 Serving)
  • Ground Chicken $3.99
  • Red Onions $0.44
  • Almond Flour $0.99
  • Pesto $1.45
  • Egg $0.17
  • Garlic Powder $0.16
  • Sea Salt $0.01

how-to photos

Raw Pesto Meatballs sitting on a baking sheet.

Step 4.

Roll even size balls and transfer to a baking sheet.

Pesto Meatballs sitting on a white plate with pesto dipping sauce. Made with ground chicken or turkey.

Step 6.

Serve immediately or freeze for up to 4 days.

nutrition facts

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Pesto Keto Meatballs
Amount Per Serving (4 Meatballs)
Calories 314 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 122mg41%
Sodium 420mg18%
Potassium 520mg15%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 561IU11%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 79mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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