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eggplant meatballs
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Keto Eggplant Meatballs

Eggplant meatballs made a great keto vegetarian or vegan meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Keyword: eggplant recipes
Servings: 15 balls
Calories: 44kcal


  • 2 eggplants
  • 5 mushrooms, button or white
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled & chopped
  • 1 onion peeled & chopped
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 1 oz hemp hearts (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  • Chop the eggplant into small chunks and slice the mushrooms.
  • Heat the olive oil in a frying pan on a medium heat and fry the garlic, onion and egg plant for 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally for even cooking.
  • Add the mushrooms, oregano, thyme, salt & pepper and cook for a further 5-7 minutes until they are cooked.
  • Place the eggplant mixture into a food processor and blend.
  • Add the almond flour and hemp hearts and pulse until combined. The mixture might be a bit sticky.
  • Using damp hands, fashion walnut sized balls from the eggplant mixture.
  • Place the balls on a parchment lined baking tray.
  • Bake at 180C/375F degrees for 20-25 minutes until firm.


15 large balls were made. 
The net carbs will be the total carb count minus the fibre count. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols.
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Serving: 1ball | Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.4g | Protein: 1.9g | Fat: 2.6g | Fiber: 1.5g