Cheesy Meatballs Casserole Recipe – Low Carb Meatballs Casserole Recipe

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Are you tired of the same old meatball recipes? If so, then you’re in luck because we have a delicious and cheesy meatballs casserole recipe that will have your taste buds dancing! This low-carb meatballs casserole recipe is perfect for those who are looking to cut down on their carb intake while still enjoying a hearty and satisfying meal.

One of the best things about this recipe is how easy it is to make. With just a few simple ingredients and some time in the oven, you’ll have a mouthwatering casserole that’s sure to impress. The meatballs are made with a mixture of ground beef and pork, giving them a rich and savory flavor that’s perfect for pairing with the cheese and tomato sauce.

But what really sets this recipe apart is the use of low-carb ingredients. Instead of traditional pasta, we use zucchini noodles to keep the carb count low. This not only makes the dish healthier but also adds a fresh and delicious flavor to the casserole.

Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy dinner or a tasty meal to impress your guests, this cheesy meatballs casserole recipe is sure to be a hit. So grab your apron and get ready to whip up a dish that’s both delicious and nutritious!

Cheesy Meatballs Casserole Recipe


  • 2 lbs (900g) ground turkey
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup grated or shredded parmesan
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons fresh minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne pepper, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red chili pepper flakes, optional
  • 1 cup Marinara sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheese of your choice for topping (Mozzarella, Provolone, Monterrey Jack, Cheddar…)
  • Fresh basil or parsley, for topping


  1. To prepare the meatballs casserole recipe: Preheat your oven to 400ºF (200ºC). Lightly spray a casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. Combine ground turkey, mozzarella, parmesan, egg, onion powder, garlic, Italian seasoning, Cayenne, and crushed chili pepper flakes in a large salad bowl – except for the Marinara sauce, 1 cup cheese, and fresh basil that are set aside for the casserole. Use a small cookie scoop to form the meatballs all the same size and arrange the meatballs in the casserole dish.
  3. Bake your meatballs casserole for 15 to 20 minutes or until fully cooked. Remove the meatballs casserole from the oven and drain the grease.
  4. Top with the low-carb Marinara sauce and shredded cheese and put the meatballs casserole back in the oven. Bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes until the cheese has fully melted.
  5. Serve the low-carb meatballs casserole with a side salad or over zucchini noodles as pictured. Enjoy!


  • This cheesy meatball casserole is a fast and easy dinner option that’s 100% sure to please the whole family! Here are a few tips for tweaking it to your taste.
  • You can also mix 1 lb (450g) ground beef and 1 lb (450g) spicy pork sausage instead of using ground turkey.
  • We use a high-quality store-bought marinara sauce for this meatball casserole recipe, feel free to use whatever variety of sauce you prefer.
  • This meatball casserole recipe is adaptable to a Crockpot. Follow the recipe instructions but instead of layering them into a baking dish, simply layer the meatballs into a slow cooker instead. Cook on low for 6 hours.

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About the Author: Vicky Lau

Chef Owner at Tate Dining Room, Butler Luxury Caterer, Poem Patisseri

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