Keto pimiento cheese meatballs

Cheddar cheese, red pimiento peppers, and the secret ingredient of mayonnaise creates a zesty yet creamy and moist keto meatball.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Servings: 4 servings


Pimiento cheese

  • 1 ⁄3 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup pimientos or pickled jalapeños
  • 1 tsp paprika powder or chili powder
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 4 oz. cheddar cheese grated


  • lbs ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp butter for frying


  • Start by mixing all ingredients for the pimiento cheese in a large bowl.
  • Add ground beef and the egg to the cheese mixture. Use a wooden spoon or clean hands to combine. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Form large meatballs and fry them in butter or oil in a skillet on medium heat until they are thoroughly cooked.
  • Serve with a side dish of your choice, a green salad and perhaps a homemade mayonnaise.



This recipe works perfectly for meatloaf, too. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Press the meat mixture into a loaf pan and bake for 30-40 minutes! Meatloaf can also be sliced for sandwiches or luncheon meat.