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Keto Meatball Soup {Whole30 & Paleo}

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This Keto Meatball Soup is easy to prepare, hearty, and loaded with fresh veggies and flavor. Best of all, the meatballs can be made ahead of time and it freezes nicely. 

Even if you don’t think you’re a fan of soup, I promise you, this Keto Meatball Soup will change your mind!

It’s easy to prepare, hearty, and loaded with fresh veggies and flavor. And if you’re short on time, the keto meatballs can be made ahead of time or even frozen.

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The meatballs

For the meatballs, I’ve added some sneaky veggies. I add an onion, 2 handfuls of spinach, and 3 cloves of garlic to a food processor and process until everything is in very small pieces.

Then I add the spinach/onion mixture to a large bowl along with 2 lbs. beef, sea salt, pepper, Italian seasonings, and parsley and mix everything together.

After that, I roll the mixture into meatballs and bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes.

And remember, you don’t have to use the meatballs just for this soup recipe! They’re also great on their own, as a snack, in lunchboxes, or incorporated into lots of different recipes!

The soup

While the meatballs are cooking, make the soup.

For the soup, saute carrots, onion, celery, and garlic in a heavy-bottomed pot. Then add basil, oregano, thyme, tomato paste, a bay leaf, chopped zucchini, diced tomatoes, and chicken broth.

Allow to simmer about 20 minutes to infuse all that yummy flavor.

After it’s done simmering, add some balsamic vinegar for a nice depth of flavor, salt, pepper, and the meatballs. Then it’s ready to eat!!!

Any leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to a week or frozen for up to 3 months.

Top tips for perfect keto meatball soup

  • If you would like to reduce the carb count, omit the carrot, zucchini, and reduce the onion to ½. This will make each serving have 7 net carbs.
  • Don’t skip the balsamic vinegar! The balsamic vinegar is my secret ingredient. It adds a depth of flavor and tart sweetness you don’t want to miss!
  • You can make this soup ahead of time and freeze in individual containers to eat later.
  • The meatballs can be pre-made and stored covered in the fridge for 5 to 7 days or frozen up to 3 months.
  • Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for one week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Looking for more Whole30 & Keto Dinner Recipes? Check out my Chicken Pot Pie Soup, Lasagna Soup, and Healthful Pursuit’s Chicken Enchilada Zucchini Boats

If you’ve tried this Keto Meatball Soup or any other recipe on the blog please let me know in the comments below!

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Keto Meatball Soup {Paleo & Whole30}

This keto meatball soup is easy to prepare, hearty, and loaded with fresh veggies and flavor. Best of all, the meatballs can be made ahead of time and it freezes nicely. 

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Course: gluten free, keto, Main Course, paleo, whole30
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 8
CALORIES :336kcal
CARBS :13g
FIBER :4g
Author: Cassidy Stauffer

Ingredients

Meatballs:

  • 2 Lb. Ground Beef
  • 2 Handfuls Fresh Spinach
  • 1 Small Onion
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • ¾ teaspoon Sea Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Ground Pepper
  • 2 teaspoon Italian Seasonings
  • 2 tablespoon Parsley
  • 2 tablespoon Coconut Cream or Heavy Cream

Soup:

  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Oilor oil of choice
  • 1 Small Oniondiced
  • 2 Cloves Garlicminced
  • 1 Medium CarrotPeeled and Diced
  • 1 Stalk of CeleryChopped
  • 2 teaspoon Dried Basil
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • ¾ teaspoon Thyme
  • 1 32 oz. Can of Diced Tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 32- oz. Low Sodium Beef or Chicken Broth
  • 1 Medium Zucchini – Chopped into Halves or Quarters
  • 1 teaspoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • Saltto taste (at least ½ teaspoon)
  • Pepperto taste (at least ¼ teaspoon)

Instructions

For the meatballs:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9×11 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of a food processor, add the spinach, garlic, and onion. Then process until everything is in very small pieces. Add the spinach/onion mixture to a large mixing bowl along with the ground beef, sea salt, pepper, Italian seasonings, parsley, and coconut cream or heavy cream. Mix well.
  • Roll into meatballs and place into prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until cooked through.

For the soup:

  • Add the oil to a large, heavy-bottomed pot or dutch oven and heat over medium heat.
  • Add the onion, garlic, carrot, and celery. Saute until veggies are slightly soft, around 4 minutes.
  • Add the basil, oregano, and thyme. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, bay leaf, chicken or beef broth, and zucchini.
  • Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer 20-25 minutes.
  • Add salt, pepper, and balsamic vinegar. Taste soup, if it tastes flat, it needs more salt.
  • Add the meatballs to the soup and serve!

Video

Notes

  • Watch the full-length YouTube video here: YouTube Meatball Soup Video!
  • Each serving is about 2 ladles of soupapproximately 1 heaping cup.
  • If you would like to reduce the carb count, omit the carrot, zucchini, and reduce the onion to ½. This will make each serving have 7 net carbs.
  • Don’t skip the balsamic vinegar! The balsamic vinegar is my secret ingredient. It adds a depth of flavor and tart sweetness you don’t want to miss!
  • The soup can be made ahead of time and frozen in individual containers to eat later.
  • The meatballs can be pre-made and stored covered in the fridge for 5 to 7 days or frozen up to 3 months.
  • Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to one week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • The coconut cream or heavy cream is an added ingredient to ensure the meatballs turn out juicy!
  • For coconut cream, place full-fat canned coconut milk in the fridge for 24 hours. Then, scoop out the coagulated cream. I recommend Sprouts, Thai Kitchen, or Native Forest brands. Other brands may not separate as well or leave an aftertaste.

Nutrition

Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 686mg | Potassium: 1053mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2015IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 6mg

Nutritional information is approximate and may vary.

Looking for more information on the keto diet? Check out these resources:

The Keto Diet: Everything You Need To Know

The Ultimate Guide To Keto Sweeteners

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