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Spinach and Artichoke Dip Meatballs Low Carb and Gluten Free


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In my ongoing quest to create delicious low carb meatball recipes, I decided to tackle the flavors and textures of the ever popular spinach and artichoke dip for this week’s Meatball Monday installment.

A couple of years ago I made a keto friendly soup from spinach and artichoke dip that was amazing – so why not a meatball?

I didn’t want to just slap a plain ole’ meatball into a vat of spinach and artichoke dip though – where’s the fun in that?  So I put the spinach and artichokes (along with cheese of course) into the actual meatball, and then bathed it in a luscious, creamy (and also cheesy) sauce.  If Queso and Alfredo had a love child, this sauce would be it – SO GOOD.

The end result was a black out good bowl of yum.  I don’t know how else to describe it so that you’ll understand how delicious it was.  It’s beyond description – total bliss.  I almost cried when it was all gone.  In fact, I’m tearing up right now.

This one will definitely be going into our regular rotation – I can’t wait for you guys to try it and report back!!!  Maybe you’ll be able to describe how good it was better than I did…

Serve this alone, or with a cauliflower mash or over some cooked spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles to soak up all that cheesy sauce!!!

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Ingredients :

  • 1lb ground chuck (80/20)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup frozen chopped spinach (thawed and drained)
  • 1/2 cup chopped artichoke hearts (canned or frozen is fine)
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil for frying
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese (for the top)

Instructions :

  1. Combine all of the meatball ingredients (except olive oil) in a medium bowl and mix well. Form into 15 meatballs. Heat the olive oil in a nonstick pan and fry the meatballs until golden brown and cooked through (about 3 – 4 minutes per side.) Remove and set aside while you make the sauce.
  2. Combine all of the sauce ingredients (except the shredded Mozzarella) in a medium, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes, then stir until fully combined. (Alternatively you could heat in a small saucepan for 5 minutes) Place your meatballs in a greased,oven-safe, casserole dish. Pour the sauce over the meatballs, then sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese. Bake at 375 degrees (F) for 10 minutes, or microwave for 2 – 3 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbling. Serve hot.

Written by Healthy Cat

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