Keto Fried Cheddar Meatballs

Extra cheese, super delicious without breadcrumbs. Try this 1g net carb recipe next time you’re making dinner. Tender meatballs. Totally keto-friendly.


Makes approx 20 meatballs
  • 1 lb lean Ground Beef
  • 2 large Eggs 
  • 1 tablespoon Milk 
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Pepper
  • 2/3 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 bags Schoolyard Snacks Cheddar Puffs, crushed
  • Oil, for frying


  1. Heat oven to 300F and line a sheet pan with foil and fill a medium pot with enough oil to deep fry. 
  2. Crush the puffs in a food processor until a a fine dust. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, 1 egg, salt, pepper, shredded cheese, and milk; mix well. Add about 4 tablespoons of the crushed puffs and gently fold to combine. 
  4. Set up a dredging station with 1 beaten egg in one bowl and the remaining puff dust in another. Roll about 1 tablespoon of meat into a ball and dip in the egg to coat, then roll in the cheddar puff dust, gently pressing the coating into the meatball. Repeat with remaining meat. 
  5. Bring the fry oil to 350F and fry in batches, 3 meatballs at a time, until golden; about 1 minute. Lay on a plate lined with paper towel to remove excess oil.
  6. Arrange fried meatballs on prepared baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes or until cooked through. Serve hot with keto marinara or fresh salsa!

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving size 2 meatballs

    Calories: 162
    Fat: 10g
    Carbs: 1g
    Fiber: 0g
    Protein: 18g
    Net Carbs: 1g

    Nutrition facts do not include frying oil as it varies! This only affects calorie and fat counts, not carb counts.