Buffalo Chicken Meatballs (Low Carb, Keto, Gluten Free)

These low carb meatballs are bursting with flavor from buffalo sauce and ranch dressing! We love these buffalo chicken meatballs and I think you will too!

So, I’ve been on another low carb kick and it’s been going really well. When I do low carb, I end up eating a ton of meat and veggies and I actually feel really good and healthy. I never get that bloated “I ate too much dinner” feeling that I normally get when I’m eating carbs. It’s just so much easier to eat a healthy amount of food when your food is packed with protein. The higher fat content helps a lot too!

The thing is, I’m the only one in my house eating low carb. The rest of the family still wants their dinner to taste like they’re used to. They don’t want any strange ingredients or substitutions, so it can be tricky sometimes.

Meatballs is the one food that I’ve just downright mastered at making low carb. Low carb meatballs are so easy and they’re always a crowd pleaser!

Low carb and keto friendly! These buffalo meatballs are perfect for snacking on!

These buffalo chicken meatballs are baked, so there’s no worry about frying anything. They’re juicy and moist and my kids love them on sandwich buns. I eat mine with a fork to keep it low carb.

I keep these fairly mild for the kiddos. Then everyone can drizzle on extra hot sauce and ranch as they see fit. It’s a good compromise! I’ve been on a major spice kick lately, so extra Frank’s on mine please!

Low carb and keto friendly! These buffalo meatballs are perfect for snacking on!

By my calculations, these clock in at 1 gram net carbs per meatball. Your mileage may vary, depending on the brands you use and how large your make your meatballs, of course.

Please note: I recently re-worked this recipe to help the meatballs hold together a little better. I reduced the amount of ranch dressing and added in a bit of dry ranch powder in it’s place. The result is the same flavor, with less carbs, and a more firm meatball. These are perfection!

Low carb and keto friendly! These buffalo meatballs are perfect for snacking on!

Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Please note: The baking temperature of 500 degrees is correct. Please be careful with parchment paper at such a high heat as a few people have commented that their's nearly caught fire. Be sure none is overhanging your pan or just lightly spray your pan with non-stick spray and skip the parchment altogether.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground chicken or turkey
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespooons prepared ranch dressing, plus more for serving
  • 1 tablespoon dry ranch seasoning
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce, plus more for serving
  • 1 egg

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a medium bowl and mix well with your hands.
  3. Form mixture into 9 evenly sized meatballs and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until cooked through.
  5. Serve with extra hot sauce and ranch dressing, as desired

Disclaimer: I am not a certified nutrtionist. All information is calculated from a variety of free web-based nutrition calculators and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 meatball
Servings Per Container 9

Amount Per Serving
Calories 156 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 433mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 0g
Protein 12g 24%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.