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Keto Mushroom “Meatballs”

Keto Mushroom "Meatballs"
Keto Mushroom "Meatballs"

Keto Mushroom "Meatballs"

Plant-Forward Keto by Liz Macdowell
You could purchase "mock" meatballs at the store, but when you can make them at home with fresh ingredients, why not? One suggestion: You can chop the mushrooms for these "meatballs," leaving some slightly larger bits for a meatier texture instead of blending them until they're completely smooth.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 3 servings
Calories 284 kcal


  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 ounces button or cremini mushrooms sliced
  • ½ tsp dried oregano leaves
  • 1 tsp dehydrated onion flakes
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup hulled hemp seeds
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1 tbsp psyllium husks


  • Preheat the oven to 350° and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Heat the oil in a medium frying pan over medium heat. Add the mushrooms, oregano, onion flakes, and salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are completely softened, about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let cool for about 5 minutes.
  • While the mushrooms are cooling, blend the hemp seeds in a food processor until finely ground.
  • Add the cooled mushrooms, tahini, and psyllium husks to the food processor and contunue blending until a "dough" forms. You can continue blending until it is smooth, but I like to leave larger bits of mushroom intact. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes to allow plyllium to gel.
  • Form the mushroom mixture into nine equal-sized balls, about 1½ tablespoons each. Place the balls on the lined baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes, or until the balls are firm and starting to brown on the outside.


Garlic Sesame "Meatballs" Replace the olive oil with toasted sesame oil. Replace the oregano and onion flakes with 1 tbsp minced garlic. Stir 2 tbsp sesame seeds into the mushroom mixture before forming into meatballs.
Cumin Spice "Meatballs" Replace the oregano with 1 tbsp dried parsley, 1 tsp ground cumin, ¾ tsp smoked paprika, and ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
Nutrition info: 22.2g fat | 12.6g protein | 11.7g total carbs | 5.5 net carbs
Keyword Keto