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Italian Meatballs with Tomato Basil Sauce

One of the things I love about this recipe is just how fast it is to make.  I don’t often have time to create elaborate meals, and this recipe is something I can whip up in under 30 minutes for dinner.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy meatballs, grain free meatballs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 18 meatballs
Calories 42 kcal





  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, egg, 2 Tablespoons of olive or avocado oil, Italian seasoning, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.

  2. Form 18-20 small (golf ball sized) meatballs.

  3. Pan fry the meatballs in additional olive or avocado oil. When they’re browned, add in the diced tomatoes and simmer for a few minutes before adding in the basil, garlic, salt and pepper.

  4. Serve by itself or with some Paleo pasta.

Recipe Notes

Meatballs freeze well, so make extra!

Nutrition Facts
Italian Meatballs with Tomato Basil Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 meatball)
Calories 42 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 143mg6%
Potassium 118mg3%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 294IU6%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.