Keto pimiento cheese meatballs

Keto pimiento cheese meatballs

Cheese and pimiento-filled meatballs are just as delicious as they sound. Smart and handy, not only for a weeknight dinner but also as a low-carb snack or in a lunchbox for work.

Keto pimiento cheese meatballs

Cheese and pimiento-filled meatballs are just as delicious as they sound. Smart and handy, not only for a weeknight dinner but also as a low-carb snack or in a lunchbox for work.
4 servingservings


Pimiento cheese
  • 13 cup 75 ml mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup 60 ml pimientos or pickled jalapeños
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp paprika powder or chili powder
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 4 oz. 110 g (225 ml) grated cheddar cheese
  • 25 oz. 700 g ground beef
  • 1 1 eggeggs
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp butter, for frying


Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Start by mixing all ingredients for the pimiento cheese in a large bowl. Set aside for a few minutes.
  2. Add ground beef and the egg to the mixture. Use a wooden spoon or clean hands to combine. Salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Form large meatballs and fry them in butter or oil in a skillet on medium heat until they are thoroughly cooked.
  4. Serve with a side dish of your choice, a green salad and perhaps a homemade mayonnaise.


Do you want to make dinner even simpler? Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Make a meatloaf of the ground beef and bake for 30-40 minutes!

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  1. Rens
    Sounds delicious, but what exactly is 1 batch of pimiento cheese? 4 servings, as descripted in the recipe for pimiento cheese, or only 1 serving?
    Reply: #3
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  3. Kristin Berglund Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Rens!
    It is delicious and it's meant to be the entire recipe, so 4 servings of Pimiento cheese. Please let us know if you liked it!
  4. Gerardine Farrington
    How many grams in a batch
  5. Jeri Derr
    How many carbs
    Replies: #6, #20
  6. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    1 gram carbs/serving. 4 grams in the batch.
  7. Noushka
    Can anybody tell me what is the difference between keto low carb and strict low carb? thanks
    Reply: #8
  8. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Noushka!

    I would say it's about the same... ;-)

  9. Ruby
    Cooked this tonight but just used venison instead of beef. It was on reduced price as had to be eaten/cooked by Monday. Had small side dish of zucchini noodles drenched in butter. Saved half for lunch tomorrow. Very filling, and no snacking afterwards-new for me. Keep up the fantastic recipes as I get bored by food and it triggers overeating the old carb–heavy foods through boredom. Glad I took out the membership. Lost 9kgs so far in 12 weeks or so. Thank you.
  10. Gail
    This looks so perfect (and for simplicity, I will be making a meat loaf - lazy cook) because I have always loved pimento cheese and would have never thought to make it part of meat loaf! Thanks for such creativity and attention to the tasty factor!
  11. Nat
    How much is one batch of pimiento cheese (in grams or oz)? Thanks
  12. Simon
    I made these last night and while they were delicious they did pretty much fall apart in the pan. I would recommend anyone else to use an egg as part of their meatball mixture to help bind it together.
  13. Jon
    Tried meatballs with half the mixture, they fall apart while cooking. So made a meatloaf with the other half, let it cool completely, then tried to slice it but again it falls apart. Followed recipe exactly so no idea why this happened.
  14. Emily
    These were fabulous! They were soft, but I had no problems with falling apart as other posters did. I used a ceremic nonstick pan, and tried not to overhandle. I'll also bet that shredding your own cheese is important, as the anti-caking agents in the pre-shredded stuff will encourage falling apart in the meatballs. They came together quickly, and formed a beautiful browned crust from the cheese. They were soft and moist, which is hard to achieve in a grain free meatball. They were so flavorful, too. My husband said they were the best meatballs he's ever had and requested I make them again, which I will do. I served with a side salad of mixed greens with tomato, avocado, and balsamic vinaigrette. Thanks for a great recipe!
  15. Ken
    When I make pimento cheese I shred my own cheese as it binds better and tastes better.
  16. Cyndi
    I shredded my own cheese and they melted & fell apart. Should have chilled them at least an hour maybe that will bind them better or just do the meatloaf style.
    Reply: #18
  17. Aleesha
    I can't get pimiento - what are some alternatives?
  18. ashlee
    I added ground flax seed and it held together better
  19. Melissa
    Typically Pickled Jalepenos have 21 grams of sugar per serving (about 5 whole peppers)
  20. Brenda
    Emily, made the meatball form it was prefect and sooooo good . After cooking I cut it into 4 pieces... l am hoping Peter or someone can help me with sides ... I made green beans , sliced up 1 tomatoe , some cucumber and sprinkled feta cheese on it with some salt and olive oil .... how I count that up .?? Is it this way beans =4
    Tomatoe = 3
    Cucumber = 3
    Feta = ?
    1 serving meatloaf = 1
    On the visual guides is whole avocado 2 carbs ??
    On the olives it show 3 carbs but not on how many please
    Why don’t we have a chart or a website to go to for carb counts . This confuses me so much . I am on my third 3 and I feel so uneducated about how to add things to a main meal .thanks
  21. Helga Brandt
    How many meatballs do you get out of your 4 servings/25oz ground beef, say about the size of a large apricot?
  22. Anne
    Hi can I substitute an ordinary red pepper for the pimientos? And if I do does this change the net carb?
    Reply: #23
  23. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi can I substitute an ordinary red pepper for the pimientos? And if I do does this change the net carb?

    Yes, if that's what taste you would prefer. Any change to carb count would be minimal.


  24. Dawn
    I tried to shortcut and bake in the oven (batch 1) and air fryer (batch 2), and I think all the cheese (and oil) just drained out of meatball. I guess pan frying would have seared the outside first? Still good!!!
  25. bec
    Ours fell apart 😥
  26. Teresa
    So easy, so deliscious and great to have on hand in a pinch for another day!
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  28. Susie
    Please, please, please, stop measuring non liquids in millilitres! Non liquids are usually measured in milligrams, grams, and kilos. Or their non metric equivalent. Throughout your recipes I come across many non liquid ingredients measured in millilitres. I ask why? I get no reply. For example: 110g or 125 ml of CHEESE! And why measure the jalapeños in ml? Please, I beseech you, make this easier for me/us and use “normal” measurements. It’s driving me mad!
  29. Susie
    I calmed down and went over to American cup sizes! I made the whole recipe into a meatloaf. It was delicious and very filling. Definitely a favourite.
  30. Mark
    Like others this fell apart and would not stay together. It ended up being a disgusting mess and waste. I followed recipe exactly with measurements.

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