Atkins Diet Recipes: Italian Sausage Meatballs (IF)
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Recipe Type: Entree, Low Carb
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 18
 
Great meatball recipe and serves great with a low carb, sugar-free marinara sauce or by themselves.
Ingredients
  • 1.5 pounds Italian sausage (standard or hot)
  • 1 pound ground beef (85/15%)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ onion, finely diced (or processed in food processor)
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ½ cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 tbsp. parsley flakes, dried
  • 1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • Salt/Pepper to taste (1-2 tsp)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add Italian sausage, ground beef, eggs, onion, Parmesan cheese, parsley, and seasonings. Mix together thoroughly by hand until well incorporated.
  3. On a sheet pan, line with aluminum foil. Take roughly 2 oz portion of the meat mixture, and roll into a ball in your hand. Place on sheet pan. Mixture will make roughly 16-18 meatballs.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes until internal temp is above 165F.
  5. Serve with covered with a good sugar-free marinara sauce.
Nutrition Information
Serving Size: 2 meatballs Calories: 454 Fat (g): 37.8 Sat Fats: 14.4 Carbohydrates (g): 2.6 Fiber (g): .3 Protein (g): 24.8
Recipe by Atkins Diet Geek Blog at http://www.atkinsdietgeek.com/2015/04/atkins-diet-recipes-italian-sausage-meatballs-if/