Easy Italian Paleo Meatballs Recipe

You're going to love this easy paleo meatballs recipe. Smother these paleo Italian meatballs with marinara sauce and serve them for an appetizer or meal!


Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings: 8 servings
Author Maya Krampf from


Paleo Meatballs

  • 1 lb Ground pork
  • 1 lb Ground beef
  • 1/2 cup Spinach (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Parsley (chopped)
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 large Egg white
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp Sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp Coconut oil

Optional Sauce

  • 1 14.5-oz can Crushed tomatoes
  • 1 14.5-oz can Tomato sauce
  • 1 6-oz can Tomato paste
  • 1/4 Yellow onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 3 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • Sea salt (to taste)
  • Black pepper (to taste)
US Customary - Metric
  1. In a large bowl, combine all the meatball ingredients, except coconut oil. Use your hands to mix well, until thoroughly combined. Do not overmix.

  2. Roll into tablespoon-sized balls and arrange on a cutting board.

  3. Place a large skillet over medium heat, add coconut oil, and melt.

  4. Add meatballs, and cook in batches, until golden-brown and cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Remove from pan and set aside.

  5. Add all the sauce ingredients to the same pan, stir to combine, and bring to a boil.

  6. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 7-8 minutes.

  7. Add the meatballs back into the pan, cover with sauce, and cook for 5 minutes, or until heated through.

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 3 meatballs

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 344 | Fat: 28g | Total Carbs: 2g | Net Carbs: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Protein: 21g

Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols (though the latter are rarely seen on this site), because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.


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