Low-Carb Gluten-Free Italian Meatball Stew Recipe

Written by Di Bauer September 29, 2001 Updated March 20, 2023

Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Primal, Nut-Free

Italian Meatball Stew Low-Carb Gluten-Free Recipe


Italian Meatball Stew Low-Carb Gluten-Free Recipe

Low-Carb Gluten-Free Italian Meatball Stew Recipe

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Italian Meatball Stew is a delicious addition to your Low-Carb Gluten-Free winter menu line up. Nothing is more comforting on a cold winter’s day than a nice hot bowl of stew. If you’re like me, you probably start to cook and freeze a few of your favorite soups and stews as soon as fall turns to winter. It freezes well and will be a big hit with your family and friends.

  • Author: Di Bauer
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Low-Carb, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Primal, Nut-Free


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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 bell pepper (any color), sliced
  • 1 14ounce can beef broth
  • 1 28ounce can crushed tomatoes, organic
  • 12 teaspoons oregano
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning blend
  • salt (to taste)
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 3 small OR 2 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 3 small OR 2 medium crookneck squash, sliced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 recipe Italian Meatballs, completely thawed to room temperature if frozen
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese (for garnish optional)


  1. Pour the olive oil into a large skillet and heat it over medium high heat. Add the diced onion, garlic, and bell pepper to the skillet and saute them for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly, until the onion just begins to wilt.
  2. Add the beef broth, crushed tomatoes, oregano, parsley, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to the skillet and bring the mixture to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium low and cover the skillet. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
  4. Add the zucchini, crookneck squash, mushrooms, and meatballs to the stew. Cover and simmer 15-20 minutes longer, or until the squash and mushrooms are tender and the meatballs are heated through.
  5. Place the stew in large soup bowls. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top of the stew in each bowl and serve immediately.


This stew freezes and reheats very well.


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 113
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 397mg
  • Fat: 4g (32 Calories from Fat)
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 16g (11g net carbs)
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 6g
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Low-Carb Gluten-Free Italian Meatball Stew Recipe

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