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Air-Fryer Keto Meatballs

I have been following a keto diet for a year and a half and have lost 130 pounds. With this recipe for air-fryer keto meatballs, you won't miss the breadcrumbs at all! I like to eat these saucy meatballs on their own, but they're also great over zucchini noodles. —Holly Balzer-Harz, Malone, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce with basil, garlic and oregano
  • 2 tablespoons prepared pesto
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions

  • Preheat air fryer to 350°. In a large bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place in a single layer on greased tray in air-fryer basket; cook until lightly browned and cooked through, 8-10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, mix sauce ingredients; heat through. Serve with meatballs. Freeze option: Freeze cooled meatballs in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Preheat air fryer to 350°. Reheat until heated through, 3-5 minutes. Make sauce as directed.

Test Kitchen tip
  • If you don’t have an air fryer, you can make this recipe in an oven.
  • Nutrition Facts
    4 meatballs with 1/3 cup sauce: 404 calories, 27g fat (13g saturated fat), 162mg cholesterol, 799mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein.

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