Easy Keto Swedish Meatballs Recipe (Delish & Creamy)

Meatballs are yummy and can be enjoyed as a main course, appetizer, or even as an extra side dish. Although many people eat meatballs over mashed potatoes or pasta, there are keto options out there.

Give this low-carb meatball recipe a try. It is sure to quickly become a fan favorite as it may quickly become your “go to” when you need a dish for a potluck or family meal.

Are Swedish Meatballs High in Carbs?

Most meatballs have a high carbohydrate ingredient that holds the ground meat together. Usually, the recipes call for ground breadcrumbs, crackers, or other item that works as a binding ingredient.

In low-carb versions, cooks use almond flour, pork rinds, or another low-carbohydrate ingredient.

Swedish meatballs are served in a creamy sauce which makes them an excellent option for low-carb recipes.

Low Carb Swedish Meatballs Recipe

These delicious meatballs are not only keto but also gluten-free. You can make them with ground beef or a mixture of beef and ground pork

Meatball Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef

  • 1/2 cup grated onion

  • 1/4 cup almond flour

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Cream Sauce

  • 1 cup chicken or beef stock (or chicken or beef broth)

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard

  • 2 tsp soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce, optional


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, grated onion, almond flour, egg, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and allspice. Mix well until combined. Roll the meat mixture into 20 small meatballs.

  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs and cook, turning every few minutes, until browned on each side and cooked through. You may need to cook in two batches to avoid overcrowding. Transfer to a plate while you make the sauce.

  3. Add stock and cream to the skillet and whisk over medium-low heat. Add Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring frequently, as the sauce thickens. Add extra salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Add the meatballs back to the skillet and simmer for another 1-2 minutes.

Nutritional Information

The serving size of our delicious low-carb meatballs is 4-5 meatballs. That will be approximately 400 calories and 4 net carbs.

4 Side Dishes for Keto Meatballs

Part of a keto diet involves ensuring that your entire meal will keep your carbs low so you stay in ketosis. Your keto dinner recipes and side dish alternatives hope to achieve just that.

  • Cauliflower Mash: Many people make a mashed potato alternative out of mashed cauliflower, cream cheese, sour cream, milk, etc.

  • Cauliflower Rice: My favorite way to enjoy cauliflower rice is to saute it in olive oil until it is slightly browned.

  • Veggies: Who says that meatballs must be put on top of something? Your whole family will surely get excited about these tasty meatballs served with a side of their favorite sautéed veggies.

  • Zucchini Noodles: Also called zoodles, this pasta alternative is delicious!