Skip to content
Spaghetti Squash & Meatballs

Growing up in an Italian-American family, Spaghetti & Meatballs was a staple in our household. Long before the days that I had discovered my gluten allergy, it was probably one of my favorite meals. But let’s be honest, what’s not to love? It’s filling and comforting – the perfect example of comfort food.

When I started keto, I felt like I had found a substitute for almost everything I could possibly need. The one exception was pasta.

I know that the tofu shirataki noodles get RAVE reviews in the weight/low carb/nutrition community. But meh. They’re not for me. Even after I got the “fishy” smell off of them, the texture and the difficulty breaking them down in my mouth was just too much for me.

Enter…spaghetti squash! I’ve never actually had spaghetti squash until tonight and I’m so glad I finally decided to try it. It’s amazing.  While the carb count isn’t super low (8 net carbs/cup), the satiety, comfort and taste are worth spending the extra carbs on!

But enough about spaghetti squash, the real star here are my meatballs. They’re herby and juicy and full of flavor. Definite qualities I look for in a good meatball!  Traditionally, Italian meatballs are made with breadcrumbs or bread soaked in milk. Being on a keto diet, these things just aren’t an option.  By using a mixture of grated parmesan cheese and low-sugar ketchup, a great texture is formed!

If you want to serve these over spaghetti squash, you can easily do this in the microwave. Check out this video to see how easy and versatile it is!

So there you have it, keto spaghetti & meatballs!. Another comfort food to cross off the list! Wow your friends and family with this traditional & keto friendly meal!

Macro/Nutrition: For 2 meatballs, this come out to roughly 210 calories, carbs,  NET carbs, 12 grams of fat, grams of fiber and 16 grams of protein per serving!

If you serve these over 1 cup cooked spaghetti squash, add 50 calories, 8 NET carbs, 10 carbs, 2 grams of fiber.

Filling and comforting, this spaghetti squash and meatballs dish will have you transported to Italy!

Spaghetti Squash & Meatballs

Spaghetti Squash & Italian Meatballs

0 from 0 votes

Ingredients

  

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup low-sugar ketchup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp salt and pepper

Instructions

 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Combined all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix until all spices and herbs and evenly distributed.
  • Roll mixture into lime size balls. You should be able to get around 20 meatballs.
  • Place them on a cookie sheet lined with foil and baked until golden and cooked through. It took around 25-30 minutes for me.
  • Remove from oven and simmer on stove top in marinara sauce until sauce is heated through.
  • Eat like this or serve with your favorite pasta substitute (shirataki, spaghetti squash).

Tried this recipe?Tag @nobunplease and #nobunplease on Instagram!

Support No Bun Please

If you found this helpful, please consider sharing this post on social media -- I greatly appreciate it!

 

Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating








Dom Geracia is a long time Keto diet follower who is passionate about simplifying the low carb lifestyle for beginners. When he's not posting yummy food pics on Instagram, you can likely find him cuddling the nearest cat or guzzling down (yet another) iced coffee.

You may also be interested in ...

Beginner's Keto Meal Plan: Free 7 Day Guide + Shopping List

Beginner’s Keto Meal Plan: Free 7 Day Guide + Shopping List

Keto Ice Cream Recipe

Keto Ice Cream (Vanilla with Warm Peanut Sauce)

Bunless Big Mac

Keto McDonald’s Menu (Order These Options!)

Complete Keto Diet Food List + Printable PDF

Keto Diet Food List: Complete List with Printable PDF

Keto at Buffalo Wild Wings

Keto Buffalo Wild Wings Menu: What to Order + Helpful Tips

Keto Diet Simplified: A Beginner's Guide to Ketosis

Keto Diet for Beginners Guide: A Simplified Approach

8 Low Carb Pasta Replacements to Enjoy on a Keto Diet

8 Low Carb Pasta Replacements to Enjoy on a Keto Diet

How to get electrolytes on a Keto Diet

Keto Electrolytes Recommendations to Prevent Keto Flu

Keto Taco Bell Guide

Keto Taco Bell Guide: Easy-to-Read Nutrition & Meal Ideas

Keto probiotics packed with gut-friendly bacteria

Keto Probiotics: 9 Sources Packed with Gut-Friendly Bacteria

How to Order Keto at Starbucks

Keto Starbucks Drinks & Meals (Full Nutrition Info)

Crispy Cheddar Crisps from No Bun Please

Crispy Cheddar Crisps: Easy Keto Cheese Chips

Hey, I'm Dom!

With a Keto diet, I lost 80 pounds, fixed my digestive issues and greatly improved my life-long anxiety. I love sharing my low carb recipes and guides with other Keto enthusiasts from all aross the globe!

Scroll To Top
shares

Sharing is Caring

Help spread the word. You're awesome for doing it!