Low Carb / Keto "Spaghetti" and Meatballs

My husband and I have been really enjoying the Keto way of eating. I think that we have been successful because we don't feel deprived when eating food. Almost every time I am eating a meal I feel like I am not on a diet at all. I get to eat good fats that keep me full and give me lots of energy throughout the day.

Since starting this way of eating I have been researching recipes like crazy. I know in order for me to keep succeeding I have to find staple recipes that I can make every week. Also finding alternatives to what I like eating helps a lot too. Pasta was a huge staple in my house with us eating it at least three times a week. Pasta is something that everyone has in their pantry, is easy to make and very versatile. Pasta is a HUGE no-no in the keto way of eating so I have been finding alternatives to eating it. I have been using zoodles (zucchini noodles) for a long time but wanted something different so I tried cooking up some broccoli slaw that I purchased at Trader Joes. When tender and with lots of good marinara sauce it really does have a pasta texture to it.

Low Carb "Spaghetti" and Meatballs
  • 1/2 package of broccoli slaw
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 recipe of Italian Stuffed Meatballs
  • 2 cups Rao's Homemade Marinara Sauce (you can add less if you don't like it so saucy)
  1. Make the meatballs. 
  2. Heat the olive oil in a pan and add the broccoli slaw. Stir fry until the oil is soaked into the slaw. 
  3. Add the 1/4 cup of water and continue to stir-fry until the slaw is tender. If all of the water is soaked in and the slaw is still not tender you can add more water. 
  4. In a small sauce pan heat up the Marinara sauce
  5. When slaw is tender separate it onto four plates. Divide the meatballs on the plates and top with 1/2 cup of marinara sauce each. 
Serves 4

What is your favorite pasta alternative? 


  1. I haven't swapped out pasta for broccoli slaw, but it sounds like a great way to still have my favorites. Got to try this.

  2. I enjoy spag and meatballs a lot. It's one of my favorites, knowing that there's a healthier alternative makes me so happy. Thanks for sharing this.

  3. I'm not too sure I can convince the family to eat this. It'll make a great lunch for me, though.

  4. Spaghetti is one of my favorite pasta dish, and also meatballs. I'm sure this is delicious and tasty!

  5. I need more low-carb recipes in my life - thank you, this Keto Spaghetti and Meatballs looks amazingly yummy!

  6. What a great idea to use broccoli slaw for this. I'm all for cutting carbs down when it's just as tasty!