Baked Italian Meatballs

This hardy dish is very satisfying and simple to make. Best of all, it is totally keto. Serve with a fresh salad and dry red wine, and you have a complete meal.


  • 1 lb. homemade or store bought Italian meatballs

  • Fresh oregano

  • 1 lb. mozzarella cheese, shredded

  • Parmesan geese, grated

  • Salsa Puttanesca or marinara sauce, recipe below.

  • 2 T olive oil


  • Heat oil in skillet over med heat. When hot, add meatballs and brown on all sides then set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 375. Using the drippings in the skillet, make the sauce of your choice, recipes below.
  • Arrange meatballs in a baking dish and pour sauce over.
  • Top with cheeses and bake for 15-20 mins until sauce is bubbling and cheese is beginning to brown. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 mins. Garnish with fresh oregano and basil, and serve.

*Fresh homemade sauce is really the key to this dish. Making good sauce doesn’t have to be an all day affair. The following sauces only take about 15 mins to prepare and the homemade flavor makes all the difference. Try one of the following or substitute your favorite recipe.

Salsa Puttanesca


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