Meatballs Italian


Serving Size:
2 meatballs

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis


  • 1 cup Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Sauce
  • 1 cup onion
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup oatmeal, uncooked
  • 6 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons oregano, dried
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Prepare Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Sauce ( recipe). Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375° F. Chop onion.
  3. Beat eggs in a large bowl, then add all ingredients and mix together.
  4. Roll into 1” balls and place on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until meatballs are cooked through.
  6. To serve, place meatballs in a warming dish or slow cooker on low heat setting. Serve with 2 teaspoons sauce on the side or add sauce to the meatballs.

Helpful hints

  • Find the recipe for Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Sauce on It adds 37 mg potassium and 21 mg sodium for one tablespoon. This lower-potassium, low-sodium sauce can be used as a substitute for tomato sauce in a variety of dishes. 
  • Make meatballs ahead and refrigerate. When ready to serve, heat ingredients together and transfer to a warming dish.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 160

Protein 12 g

Carbohydrates 3 g

Fat 11 g

Cholesterol 65 mg

Sodium 54 mg

Potassium 133 mg

Phosphorus 99 mg

Calcium 27 mg

Fiber 0.5 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1-1/2 meat
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


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