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Keto Meatball Cheese Crisps- low carb and gluten free appetizer.
Keto Meatball Cheese Crisps
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Keto Meatball Cheese Crisps are a delicious, low carb appetizer. Delicious Italian style baked meatballs on an easy to make, solid cheese crisp.

Course: appetizers, gluten free, keto, ketogenic, low carb
Cuisine: appetizer, appetizers, cheese crisp, meatball
Keyword: keto appetizer, keto meatball cheese crisps, low carb appetizer, meatball
Servings: 12
Calories: 175 kcal
Author: Stacey
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cup grated Mahon Menorca cured hard cheese or  can use shredded parmesan cheese (for the cheese cups)
  • ½ lb ground beef
  • 1 ½ tbsp golden flax meal
  • 1 lg egg beaten
  • 2 ½ tbsp tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup grated Mahon Menorca cured hard cheese, or can use shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • ½ tbsp Italian seasonings
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce for garnish
  • 1 tbsp sliced black olives *optional garnish
  • ½ tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley *optional garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with tin foil. Set aside.
  2. In a silicone muffin pan or greased muffin tin, add about 2 tbsp of the grated cheese to the bottom of each cup in the muffin pan.
    Keto Meatball Cheese Crisps
  3. Bake at 400 F for 10 to 12 minutes or until melted and starting to brown on edges.
  4. Remove muffin tin from oven and set aside to cool and harden into a solid crisp.
    Keto Meatball Cheese Crisps- low carb and gluten free appetizer.
  5. In a large mixing bowl combine ground beef, flaxseed meal, tomato sauce, beaten egg, ¼ cup grated cheese, Italian seasonings, garlic powder, sea salt, and black pepper. Knead with your hands to mix.
  6. Form about 12 meatballs with your hands using 1 to 1 ½ heaping tablespoons of meat mixture per meatball.
  7. Place meatballs on the lined baking sheet and bake at 400 F for 20 minutes or until cooked through.
    Keto Meatball Cheese Crisps
  8. Remove from oven and set aside for a minute.
  9. If you used a silicone muffin pan for cheese crisps then just lightly push the underneath bottom of each cup up to remove crisps. If using a muffin tin then use a butter knife to gently lift each crisp out of the pan.
    Keto Meatball Cheese Crisps
  10. Place each meatball on a cheese crisp, top with a ½ tsp tomato sauce, an olive slice & sprinkle with optional parsley and serve.
    Keto Meatball Cheese Crisps
Recipe Notes

*all nutritional data are estimates based on the products I used*

Yield: 12, Serving Size: 1 meatball cheese crisp, Amounts per serving-

Nutrition Facts
Keto Meatball Cheese Crisps
Amount Per Serving (1 meatball crisp)
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 402mg 17%
Potassium 55mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 13g 26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.