If you’ve been watching the keto diet in the news lately, you may be curious to know if it’s possible to make delicious meatballs that are also keto. The short answer is yes, but to do so you need to cook them in a crockpot. You can also use this recipe as a base for different types of meatballs (like chicken and beef) to make a variety of keto dishes.

The keto diet is getting more and more attention these days and rightfully so. While this may seem counterintuitive, some of the most amazing things happen when you stop eating carbs. The keto diet is a low carb diet, and if you are on a low carb diet, you will want to eat high fat. High fat foods are not only delicious, they are also filling and satisfying.

Swedish meatballs are a favorite of mine and I will never tire of the combination of creamy gravy and tender meat. And it’s no wonder, since it’s one of the most popular meals in Sweden.

Keto gravy with “Swedish” meatballs



While my Swedish friends argue that these meatballs in gravy aren’t really Swedish, everyone agrees that they’re excellent. And it’s low-carb! Make this into a meatloaf and bake it longer in a loaf pan for a fast variation.

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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (185 degrees Celsius).

  2. Combine all of the ingredients in a large mixing basin and stir well. Make 24 balls out of the meat mixture.

  3. Place meatballs in a single layer on a baking sheet, 12” (3-5 cm) apart.

  4. Bake for 20 minutes, or until meatballs are fully cooked and browned.

Pork may be used instead of beef.

If you don’t like pork, this dish may be prepared without the pig rinds by using all ground beef or a mix of ground beef and lamb, chicken, or turkey.

Put some color in there.

If preferred, garnish with quartered radishes and parsley.


Cooking keto with Dr. Èvelyne Bourdua-Roy


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Dr. Velyne Bourdua-Roy discusses keto cooking. 23:59 Dr. Velyne Bourdua-Roy is invited to join Kristie in the kitchen as she prepares some delectable “Swedish” meatballs.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why keto diet is bad?

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that puts the body into a state of ketosis. Ketosis is when your body burns fat for energy instead of carbs. This can cause side effects such as constipation and bad breath.

What are the main rules of keto?

The main rule of keto is that you should consume a diet high in fat, moderate in protein and low in carbohydrates.

Does keto really work?

Yes, keto is a diet that has been proven to help people lose weight.