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Roasted Keto Pumpkin Meatballs Recipe

Super quick and easy, this Roasted Keto Pumpkin Meatballs Recipe inside a casserole is not only an incredibly delicious fall cozy recipe but will fill up your Autumn Kitchen with a satisfying rosemary aroma. Perfect dish for your Keto Meal Prep, which is Gluten-free, Grain-free, Diabetic Friendly, and a great addition to our Low Carb lifestyle.

Keto Meatball Casserole with pumpkins.
Roasted Keto Pumpkin Meatballs Recipe

Pair it with one of the keto pasta or noodles recipes, keto french fries, or pumpkin fries to get you a complete meal option.

Add marinara sauce, ranch dressing, or green goddess dip, and you have a perfect appetizer for your guests or Potluck Party. 

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Pumpkin Recipes

We love pumpkins so much that I am ready to use them at least 4 times a week when the season comes.

And that only started a few years ago. Since then, our favorite recipe from Pumpkins has been Pumpkin Fries, which reminds me of Sweet Potatoes.

After discovering Pumpkins, the Roasted Low Carb Pumpkin Soup followed along with Easy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds. Later, I made a great collection of over 25 Top Keto and Low Carb Pumpkin Recipes from various Food Bloggers for you to choose from.

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.

Years ago, as I started with our blog and did much more searching and learning about ingredients, I found out pumpkins are a big part of everyone’s life, especially for people who are doing Keto or Low Carb Lifestyle.

I made a few recipes, calculated the carbohydrates, and realized that they are fully Low Carb. And if you do the planning and correct calculations, they can also be a part of the Keto Diet.

Keto Meatballs with Pumpkins
Keto Pumpkin Meatballs in a Casserole

Carbs in Pumpkins

Most 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 more carbohydrates they will contain.

The most important part is the amount of pumpkin you use in a particular recipe. More pumpkins, more carbohydrates will that cake, cookie, or dish have.

Just to compare a few:

The number of Carbohydrates in 100g of Pumpkins are:

  • Ambercup – 8g
  • Squash – 14g
  • Buttercup – 12g
  • Green pumpkin 7g

Pumpkins Nutrition Facts

One of the significant advantages of adding pumpkins to your Low Carb Lifestyle is the amount of Beta Carotene it contains. These great antioxidants give the pumpkins their beautiful orange color and get transformed into Vitamin A once consumed.

Additionally, pumpkins contain a great amount of Fiber, potassium, and vitamin C.

With a minimum amount of carbohydrates and 0 Cholesterol, there is no reason to postpone your decision to make superb recipes out of this beautiful Autumn Vegetable. In some cases perceived as a fruit.

Roasted Pumpkin Meatballs Low Carb in a dish
Low Carb Meatballs with Pumpkins

Carbs in Pumpkin Meatballs 

A great example is our Keto Pumpkin Meatballs Recipe. 4 Pumpkin Meatballs contain only 3 grams of Carbohydrates, which is really fully keto.

What is a Pumpkin Exactly?

Word Pumpkin originated from the Greek word “Pepon“ meaning a large Melon. 

Could that be that pumpkin seeds are also famous 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 to a watermelon. The name has stayed and is very much associated with it. 

Pumpkin is also filled with Pumpkin seeds, so popular in Low Carb or Keto Lifestyle. You can make your own Pepitas by roasting them or using the seeds to replace 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 primarily found in deep yellow to fully orange colors.

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Types of Pumpkins

  • Ambercup
  • Delicata
  • Sweet Dumpling
  • Acorn
  • Butternut
  • Buttercup
  • Spaghetti
  • Blue Hubbart
  • Jarrahdale
  • Cha Cha Kabocha
  • Black Peanut
  • Buckskin
  • Galeux D’eysines
  • Great White
  • Italian Stripe
  • Swan White Acorn
  • Musk De Provence
  • Orange Hubbart
  • Orangetti
What type of Pumpkins is best for Keto?

Our favorite is Ambercup, or Golden Nugget as some might call it. 
Until now, all of the recipes are from the same type. One great advantage is that I do not have to peel them.
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.

Pumpkin Meatballs in a black plate
Pumpkin Meatballs with pumpkins

Keto Meatballs

As making meatballs is popular, and before jumping directly to the recipe, I just wanted to mention that you can alternate various types of meats, and following our steps, you can prepare:

You can even prepare a perfect party appetizer with our Sausage Balls together with ranch dressing

Let us get Cooking those beauties.

How to make Roasted Keto Pumpkin Meatballs

Equipment needed to bake Low Carb Pumpkin Meatballs

Ingredients needed to make Pumpkin Meatballs

  • Minced Meat
  • Pumpkin
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper

*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.

Meatballs with Rosemary in a baking dish
Keto Casserole Meatballs

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 onequarter of a Pumpkin into smaller squares. Place into a bowl and set aside.

Dicing the Pumpkins for a Keto Meatballs
Cutting Pumpkins

Second Step: Shred the Pumpkin

The other quarter of a Pumpkin needs to be shredded with a Cheese Grater or using your kitchen machine if you wish.

Graining the pumpkin for a meatballs
Shredding Pumpkins

Third Step: Combine and Shape

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.

mixing minced meat with other ingredients for Keto Meatballs
Mixing ingredients for meatballs

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.

Spraying the Pumpkin dish with oil
Casserole Meatballs

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.

Placing the Keto Meatballs with Pumpkins for roasting
roasting meatballs

Tips and tricks:

  • Parchment paper – You can skip the parchment paper if you like, but it helps to keep more moisture and the cleaning process afterward.
  • Meal Plans – Store the leftovers in a Mason Jar to use later for your Keto Meal Planning.
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Minced meat meatballs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

What to serve with Pumpkin Meatballs?

Sides to Serve with Meatballs:

Keto Meatball Sauce:

Low Carb Meatballs in a turquoise baking dish
Pumpkin Meatballs

How to store Keto Pumpkin Meatballs?

You can place all the leftovers into an airtight container and keep them in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Anything longer, I would suggest freezing them.

You can store them in our 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 a single serving for your or your kid’s Lunch boxes.

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Roasted Keto Pumpkin Meatballs Recipe

Keto Meatball Casserole with pumpkins.

Super quick and easy, this Roasted Keto Pumpkin Meatballs Recipe inside a casserole is not only an incredibly delicious fall cozy recipe but will fill up your Autumn Kitchen with a satisfying rosemary aroma. Perfect dish for your Keto Meal Prep, which is Gluten-free, Grain-free, Diabetic Friendly, and a great addition to our Low Carb lifestyle.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 500 grams Minced Meat
  • 1/2 Cup Onion
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/4 medium-size​ Pumpkin (200 grams)
  • 1/4 medium-size​e Pumpkin (cut to squares)
  • 1/4 Cup Parsley
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Rosemary

Instructions

  1. Heat Up the Oven to 180C or 350F
  2. 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.
  3. The other quarter of a Pumpkin needs to be shredded with a Cheese Grater or using your kitchen machine if you wish.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Once the Keto Pumpkin Meatballs are spread around the baking dish, add in between the pieces of a Pumpkin squares you have cut before.
  7. Lightly spray the whole tray with Extra virgin Olive Oil.
  8. In the end, add a few branches or fresh rosemary on top of the baking tray.
  9. Bake for 40 minutes and enjoy.

Notes

    • Parchment paper - You can skip the parchment paper if you like, but it helps to keep more moisture and the cleaning process afterward.
    • Meal Plans - Store the leftovers in a Mason Jar to use later for your Keto Meal Planning.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

7 (4 balls)

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 157Total Fat 9gCarbohydrates 3gProtein 15g

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