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Paleo meatballs being pan fried in a cast iron skillet.
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Semi-Homemade Paleo Spaghetti and Meatballs

Tonight’s quick faux spaghetti and meatballs utilized some high quality prepared items that made cooking dinner a breeze. In a sense, it’s a semi-homemade recipe a la Sandra Lee.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Dairy-free, gluten-free, keto, low carb, paleo, Primal, Whole30
Servings: 4
Calories: 398kcal


  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 pound uncooked Italian sausage
  • 1 package of kelp noodles or zoodles
  • 12 oz marinara sauce


  • Take the sausage out of the casing and rolled them into little meatballs.
  • Melt a tablespoon of ghee in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. When the pan is hot, fry the mini meatballs in a single layer in the pan until they are browned on all sides.
  • Add about ½ a jar of Rao’s marinara sauce and bring the sauce to a boil. Cover the pan and simmer the sauce on low for about 5 minutes.
  • Rinse off the kelp noodles in a colander and add them to the meatballs and sauce.
  • Cover the pan and simmer the sauce and noodles for a few minutes until the noodles were tender.
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Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 34g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g