Garlic Butter Meatballs with Zoodles

low carb midweek dinner
Low carb midweek dinner
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1 lb Ground chicken
5 cloves Garlic minced and divided
1 Eggs beaten
½ cup Parmesan cheese grated, plus more for garnish
2 tbsp Parsley freshly chopped
¼ tsp Red pepper
Kosher Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
2 tbsp Olive oil
4 tbsp Butter
juice of ½ Lemon
1 lb Zoodles

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Garlic Butter Meatballs with Zoodles


These Garlic Butter Meatballs with Zoodles are a delicious way to serve ground chicken. I like to make this meatball dish with zoodles rather than spaghetti. What are zoodles you ask? Well, zoodles are noodles made from zucchini! They are a fresh and low carb alternative to pasta. I buy my zoodles in my local grocery store, but you can make your own if you buy a handy little gadget called a spiralizer.

This dish is really easy to make too which makes it a perfect midweek meal choice. Start by mixing the chicken, 2 garlic cloves, egg, parmesan, parsley, and red pepper flakes together in a large bowl. Form the mixture into tablespoon sized meatballs. To cook the zoodles, melt butter in a large pan and add the remaining garlic. Toss the zoodles and add the meatballs back in. Serve garnish with extra parmesan. Delicious!

To make the Garlic Butter Meatballs with Zoodles, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Garlic Butter Meatballs with Zoodles


Make the meatball mixture


Place the 1 lb of ground chicken in a large bowl and mix in 2 of the garlic cloves, 1 beaten egg, ½ cup of parmesan cheese, 2 tablespoons of parsley, and ¼ teaspoon of red pepper. Mix the ingredients together well using your hands.


Shape the meatballs


Season the meatball mixture with salt and pepper to taste. Using your hands, form tablespoon sized meatballs.


Cook the meatballs


Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large pan and cook the meatballs in the pan for about 10 minutes until they are golden brown all over and cooked through.


Transfer meatballs to a plate


Place the meatballs on a plate and set to one side. Wipe out the pan with a paper towel.


Melt butter with garlic


Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in the same pan and then add the three remaining garlic cloves. Cook for about 1 minute until the garlic is fragrant.


Cook zoodles


Add the zoodles to the pan. Toss the zoodles well until they are coated with garlic butter. Squeeze in the lemon juice.


Add the meatballs


Add the meatballs to the pan and cook until they are warmed through.



Serve garnished with grated parmesan.

You will love these Garlic Butter Meatballs with Zoodles! They are quick, easy and because they are served with spiralized zucchini rather than spaghetti they are low carb too! If you try these, please come back to leave me a comment letting me know what you think!

Jeff is a 38-year-old bachelor who prefers not to waste his time on salads and light meals. He’s a true carnivore who knows how to enjoy food to the max! Jeff will tell you how to cook rich and filling meals from scratch, bringing some real meaty decadence to your kitchen. His recipes are sure to satisfy every meat lover!

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Total Reviews: 21
Skylah Galde

I enjoyed making these, very simple if you just follow the steps one by one and they turn out great.

Sharon Mefford

It's very tasty but certainly needs more to it since it's not very filling on it's own.

Samara Acar

Instead of ground chicken I used beef since i like beef a lot more, it was great.

Karter Fitzherbert

Great recipe thanks so much for sharing, will be making these meatballs again some time soon.

Dalilah Hurtgen

Had this for lunch with some lemon iced tea and it was amazing, very pleased and intend on making this again.

Alena Mcevoy

The absolute BOMB! Brought the leftovers to work and everyone ran over to see what the smell was since it smelt so delicous :)

Emmalee Lupu

Bookmarking thiss!!~ Can't way to try it out when I get home but everything looks so yummy already!

Tenley Vert

Skipped out on the whole zoodle thing since I hate zucchini and just made it with some penne pasta and red sauce, delicious.

Malaya Loperena

Does anyone know where I can get the zoodles ? I had to use normal pasta instead.

Kristina Hartoonian

When I made these I figured for sure it wouldn't be enough to fill me and my whole family up so I decided to make some brown rice too and the two really go well together so wanted to recommend it for any of you heavy eaters like me!

Keily Terran

My meatballs fell apart almost instantly after they were done but it was so good I don't even care.

Izabelle Callanan

Me and my hubby are both huge meatlovers so these are brilliant and the flavors are so unique compared to normal meatballs.

Angelique Lien

Very zesty flavour since it has a bunch of lemon juice but i like it a lot.

Angelique Lien

Husband and I both licked the plate clean! Fantastic meal for two or more.

Tinsley Mac

I added a lot more parmesan cheese to mine cause cheese is just so good on this.

Katrina Bate

The butter meatballs and keto chicken with parmesan are my two favorites, honestly can't get enough of either of them

Nathalie Kaczkowski

Didn't add the lemon juice cause I don't like sour things but the meal was good.

Meadow Loughman

I tried to shape the balls into hearts instead the second time around just to let the recipe know how much I love it,LOL!

Coraline Allrich

I'd say it takes a while to make these since it didn't take 25 minutes for me but actually 40, it was good though.

Poppy Manuszak

Had these butter meatballs with some garlic bread on the side and I have to say I quite enjoy it, very tasty.


Yummy! Healthy & delicious dish!

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