Keto Meatballs Greek Style (Keftedes)

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These tasty keto Greek meatballs, also known as keftedes, are incredibly easy to make, juicy, and never dry. They’re the perfect finger food to serve with a classic Greek dip like tzatziki or my keto garlic sauce. This recipe is very low in carbs, gluten-free, and bursting with flavor.

Keto Greek meatballs in a cast iron pan.
Juicy keto Greek meatballs.

This keto Greek meatballs recipe makes approximately 36 meatballs or six servings. One serving is six meatballs and has 1g net carbs.

Why These Meatballs Are So Good

  • Simple Ingredients: Made with readily available ingredients like ground beef, pork, and pantry staples.
  • Quick and Easy: Ready in just 30 minutes, making them ideal for weeknight meals or meal prepping.
  • Flavorful: Packed with traditional Greek herbs and spices like mint, cinnamon, and parsley.
  • Versatile: Enjoy them as an appetizer, main course, or as part of a keto Greek bowl.

Leftover keftedes can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days or frozen for up to 3 months.

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Keto Greek Meatballs Ingredients

Keto Keftedes Ingredients - Greek Meatballs recipe
Keto Greek Meatballs Keftedes Ingredients
  • 14 ounces ground beef
  • 14 ounces ground pork
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup pork rinds, crumbled into dust
  • ⅓ cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried mint
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

How to Make Keto Greek Meatballs

How to make Keto Keftedes - Greek Meatballs recipe
How to make Keto Greek meatballs, aka keftedes.
  1. Combine Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except the olive oil. Mix well until everything is evenly incorporated.
  2. Form Meatballs: Take 2-3 tablespoons of the mixture at a time and roll them into meatballs.
  3. Cook Meatballs: Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Cook the meatballs in batches to avoid overcrowding, until browned on all sides and cooked through.
  4. Serve: Serve hot with your favorite keto Greek dip or a fresh salad.

Tips for the Best Keto Greek Meatballs

  • Use Fresh Herbs: If possible, use fresh mint and parsley for the most vibrant flavor and color.
  • Don’t Overmix: Overmixing the meatball mixture can result in tough meatballs. Mix just until combined.
  • Adjust Seasonings: Taste the mixture before forming the meatballs and adjust the salt, pepper, and herbs to your liking.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bake meatballs instead of frying them?

Yes, you can bake them at 375°F (190°C) for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.

Can I use ground lamb instead of ground beef and pork for meatballs?

Ground lamb works beautifully for meatballs and adds a unique flavor.

What can I serve with meatballs?

Serve meatballs with tzatziki sauce as part of a salad or with roasted vegetables.

Keto greek meatballs.

Keto Meatballs (Greek Style Keftedes)

These tasty keto Greek meatballs are very easy to make, juicy, and not dry. They're the perfect finger food served with Greek dip. This keto Greek meatballs recipe is very low-carb, gluten-free, and delicious.

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Course: Appetiser, Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
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Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 419kcal
Author: Matt Dobson

Unit Conversion


  • 14 ounces Ground Beef
  • 14 ounces Ground Pork
  • 1 small Onion grated
  • 1 clove Garlic grated
  • 1 large Egg
  • ½ cup Pork Rinds crumbled into dust
  • cup Parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoons Dried Mint
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon ground
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper ground
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil


  • Place all the ingredients, except the olive oil, into a large mixing bowl. Mix well.
    14 ounces Ground Beef, 14 ounces Ground Pork, 1 small Onion, 1 clove Garlic, 1 large Egg, ½ cup Pork Rinds, ⅓ cup Parsley, 1 tablespoons Dried Mint, 2 teaspoons Cinnamon, 1 teaspoon Salt, ½ teaspoon Pepper
  • Take 2-3 tablespoons of the mixture at a time and roll into meatballs.
  • Place a large nonstick frying pan over high heat, add the oil.
    2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Cook the meatballs in batches, as to avoid over crowding the pan, until browned and cooked through.
  • Serve with Keto Garlic Sauce.


STORING: Store meatballs in the fridge for up to four days or freeze for up to three months.


Serving: 200g | Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 529mg | Potassium: 417mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 3mg
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Keto Greek meatballs in a cast iron pan.
Easy Keto Greek Meatballs Recipe – Low Carb & Gluten Free

To make a larger batch of Keto meatballs, adjust the servings above.

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I am the founder of My Keto Kitchen. I am a nutritionist, cooking enthusiast, and part-time Van Lifer! Along with a qualified chef, we have created a collection of delicious and healthy recipes.

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