Roasted Keto Pumpkin Meatballs Recipe
Super easy, those Roasted Keto Pumpkin Meatballs Recipe is not only extremely delicious but will give you the vibrant colors and fill up your Autumn K
We love Pumpkin so much, that when the season comes, I am ready to use them at least 4 times a week.
And that has only started 2 years ago. Since that time, our most favorite recipe from Pumpkins is a Pumpkin Fries, which so much reminds me of Sweet Potatoes.
We have given up Sweet potatoes a
Is Pumpkin Keto Friendly?
For some reason, I have always believed that Pumpkin is not part of our Low Carb Lifestyle, not to mention Keto.
2 years ago as I have started with our blog and I was doing much more searching and learning about ingredients, I have found out pumpkins are a big part of everyone’s life. Whether they are doing Keto Or Low Carb Lifestyle.
Made few recipes, calculated the carbohydrates and have realized, that yes, they are actually fully Low Carb. And if you do the planning and right calculations, they can also be a part of the Keto Diet.
A great example is our Keto Pumpkin Meatballs Recipe. 4 Pumpkin Meatballs contain only a total of 3 grams of Carbohydrates and that is really fully keto.
After we have discovered Pumpkins, next followed the Roasted Low Carb Pumpkin Soup together with Easy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds and later on, I have made a great collection of over 25 Top Keto and Low Carb Pumpkin Recipes from various Food Bloggers for you to choose from.
Pumpkins Nutrition Facts
One of the great advantages of adding pumpkins into your Low Carb Lifestyle is the amount of Beta Carotene it contains. These great antioxidants give the pumpkins its beautiful orange color and get transformed into
Additionally, pumpkins contains great amount of Fibre, Potassium as well as Vitamin C.
With a really minimum amount of carbohydrates and 0 Cholesterol, there is no reason to postpone your decision in making superb recipes out of this wonderful Autumn Vegetable. In some cases perceived as well a fruit.
What is a Pumpkin Exactly?
Word Pumpkin originated from the Greek word “Pepon“, which means a large Melon. Could that be that pumpkin seeds are also popular under the name Pepitas?
But they do not originate from Greece. The first sign of a Pumpkins dates back to Mexico 7000-6000 B.C.
The name came from the most common Pumpkins being in a very similar shape of a watermelon. The name has stayed and is very much associated with it. Inside of a Pumpkin is filled with Pumpkin seeds, so popular in Low Carb or Keto Lifestyle as well. You can make your own Pepitas, by roasting them (recipe is coming soon) or use the seeds as a replacement of flour in baking Keto Desserts.
Pumpkins have been cultivated from a Squash Plant and are round in shape, smooth with a bit of rough skin. They are mostly found in deep yellow to fully orange color.
Types of Pumpkins
- Sweet Dumpling
- Blue Hubbart
- Cha Cha Kabocha
- Black Peanut
- Great White
- Italian Stripe
- Swan White Acorn
- Musk De Provence
- Orange Hubbart
Would you believe that? An I am sure there are much much more to choose from.
What type of Pumpkins are best for Keto?
Our most favorite is Ambercup or Golden Nugget as some might call it. Until now all of the recipes are from the exact same type. One great advantage for me is, that I do not have to peel them ever.
I make everything with the outer skin as it is. Actually, that is the best part of the pumpkin, especially when you bake them.
Also Ambercups are widely available once the Pumpkin Season starts.
Most of the Pumpkins are very similar in the number of carbohydrates, so there is not a big difference in which ones are best and which ones are worst. Of course, the sweeter they are, the
The most important part is the
Just to compare few.
The number of Carbohydrates in 100g of Pumpkins are:
- Ambercup – 8g
- Squash – 14g
- Buttercup – 12g
- Green pumpkin 7g
Lets get Cooking those beauties.
Equipment needed to bake Keto Pumpkin Meatballs
Ingredients needed to make Keto Pumpkin Meatballs
- Minced Meat
- Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE KETO PUMPKIN MEATBALLS
FIRST STEP: Clean and Cut
For our recipe, you will only need half of the Pumpkin. Wash and clean the inside and cut one
SECOND STEP: Grain the Pumpkin
The other quarter of a Pumpkin needs to be grained with a Cheese Grater or using your kitchen machine if you wish.
THIRD STEP: Combine and Shape
In a big
FOURTH STEP: Spread and Spray
Once all of your balls are shaped and ready, spread them on a baking dish you have chosen. Using a parchment paper underneath is a big advantage you will realize while washing the dishes. You can skip the parchment paper if you like, but it helps to keep more moisture in as well as the cleaning process afterwards.
Once the Keto Pumpkin Meatballs are spread around the baking dish, add in between the pieces of a Pumpkin squares you have cut before.
Lightly spray the whole tray with Extra virgin Olive Oil.
FIFTH STEP: Rosemary and Roast
In the end, add a few branches or fresh rosemary on top of the baking tray to add that wonderful aroma which will fill up the whole kitchen once the roasting process starts.
Bake and enjoy.
If you would still h some pumpkins left, a great dessert after dinner are those yummy Keto Pumpkin Pie Cake Pops.
How To store Keto Pumpkin Meatballs?
You can place all of the leftovers into an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator for up
You can also store them in our most popular Mason jars for the easiest storage.
Can You freeze Low Carb Pumpkin Meatballs?
You certainly can and they are the best to use for the days when you have no time to cook a full meal. They are also a perfect addition to your Keto Meal Planning or as a single serving for yours or your kids Lunch boxes.
Perfect Recipe to use leftover Ground Beef is also our Bun-less Bacon Keto Burger.
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- 500g Minced Meat
- 1/2 cup Onion
- 2 Garlic Cloves
- 1/4 medium-size Pumpkin 200g
- 1/4 medium-sizee Pumpkin cut to squares
- 1/4 cup Parsley
- olive oil
- Heat Up the Oven to 180C or 350F
- Wash and clean the inside of a Pumpkin and cut one quater of a Pumpkin into smaller squares. Place into a bowl and set aside.
- The other quarter of a Pumpkin needs to be grained with a Cheese Grater or using your kitchen machine if you wish.
- In a big bow combine minced meat with all of the ingredients. Add the Grained Pumpkins into it. With a spatula or using your hands, mix the whole lot properly and using your hands to shape smaller size bowls preferably all the same size.
- Once all of your balls are shaped and ready, spread them on a baking dish you have chosen. Using a parchment paper underneath is a big advantage you will realize while washing the dishes.
- Once the Keto Pumpkin Meatballs are spread around the baking dish, add in between the pieces of a Pumpkin squares you have cut before.
- Lightly spray the whole tray with Extra virgin Olive Oil.
- In the end, add a few branches or fresh rosemary on top of the baking tray.
- Bake for 40 minutes and enjoy.
- You can skip the parchment paper if you like, but it helps to keep more moisture in as well as the cleaning process afterwards.
- Store the leftovers in a Mason Jar to use it later for your Keto Meal Planning
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Yield7 (4 balls)
Amount Per Serving Calories 157Total Fat 9gCarbohydrates 3gProtein 15g
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