Teriyaki Meatballs Noodle Bowl (Keto, AIP, Paleo)

Noodle bowls are oh-so-satisfying. A teriyaki noodle bowl? Yes, please! Something about the delicious glaze sauce over savory meats and slurpy noodles! It just screams comfort food. With all the moving stuff, book launch and travel… I’ve been pretty stressed out people and you know what… I haven’t felt like cooking all that much.

But today, today I felt good. I napped with Jack and has some tea, a good work out and I was inspired! This Keto Noodle Bowl was conceptualized in my head long ago and I was excited to bring it to life today.


Nailed IT!

I just love when you dream up an idea and when you make it, it is exactly as expected. This keto noodle bowl is it! The meatballs are packed with fresh ginger and citrus. Juicy and tender with creamy avocado mixed into them.

The sauce is a combination of bone broth reduce with coconut aminos and red wine vinegar for sweetness and tang. Then bloomed gelatin is mixed in to thicken it all up and boom! You have legit teriyaki sauce. Glazy, salty and sweet.

The noodles are shirataki noodles. Those magical yam noodles made of konjac root that are low carb and when prepared right, absolutely convincing. If you haven’t had success with them before, try them my way! If you’re not into it at all or on a Whole30, use zoodles (zucchini noodles)!

Optional Components of the Keto Noodle Bowl

Don’t be scared by the long recipe and ingredient list. A lot of it is optional. Fried garlic, crispy brussel sprouts, jammy eggs. You don’t need them… but they are delicious. If you’re AIP, leave the eggs out, the rest of the recipe is 100% AIP compliant! If you’re on a Whole30, use zucchini noodles.

Shiratake noodles are made with 3% soluble fiber from konjac root and 97% water! They are grain and gluten free. Low carb and low calorie! Questions about SHIRATAKE NOODLES? Learn More HERE. You can also use glass noodles too. Whatever works best for you. The RECIPE here is mostly for the SAUCE and the Meatballs. The rest of the bowl is up to you! 

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Keto Teriyaki Noodle Bowls

Keto noodle bowl, squeaky clean. AIP and Whole30 friendly, read post above!

  • Author: Cristina Curp
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Total Time: 45
  • Yield: 4



  • 2 pounds ground beef 85%lean
  • 1inch nub fresh ginger, peeled and zested
  • 1 heaping teaspoon grated citrus zest (I used orange and lime)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro, more to garnish
  • Half a ripe hass avocado

For Cooking

  • 4 tablespoons avocado oil, more as needed


  • 1/3 cup bone broth
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup coconut aminos, divided
  • 1 scoop gelatin


  • 4 cups shredded brussel sprouts
  • 5 cloves garlic sliced
  • 4 large eggs



  1. Pre-heat oven to 400F.
  2. In a large bowl mix together, the ground beef with the rest of the meatball ingredients until well combined, the avocado should be completely mixed in with only traces of green specks in the meat, no chuncks left. Shape 12 large meatballs.
  3. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  4. Bring a small sauce pot full of water to a boil. Put the 4 large eggs, gently in the pot. Boil for 7 minutes, then drain the water and add ice to the eggs, set aside.
  5. Toss the brussel sprouts on a sheet pan with 2 tablespoons avocado oil and 1 teaspoon salt. Spread them out flat over the sheet pan and pop in the oven- middle rack.
  6. Add 2 tablespoons of avocado oil to the skillet and brown 6 meatballs at a time, 2 minutes a side, then transfer to a sheet pan. Repeat with the remaining meatballs and then put them in the oven.
  7. Bake the meatballs with the brussel sprouts for 10-15 minutes until the sauce and noodles are ready.
  8. In the same sauce pot where you boiled the eggs heat the bone broth with the fish sauce, red wine vinegar and 2 tablespoons coconut aminos. Bring to a boil and reduce for 10 minutes.
  9. Add 1 scoop gelatin to the remaining coconut aminos and let it sit until it gels up solid.
  10. In the meantime, drain and rinse your noodles and submerge in cool water. Set aside.
  11. Heat the skillet where the meatballs were browned and add a little extra avocado oil. Then add in the sliced garlic and fry until golden. Remove from the skillet.
  12. Drain the noodles, add to the skillet, sprinkle with salt and sauté in the garlic infused fat for a few minutes while you finish the sauce. They will coat in the fat and get brown and yummy!
  13. Remove the bone broth reduction from the heat, scoop in the solid coconut amino-gelatin mass and whisk into broth until smooth and thick. Set aside.
  14. Remove the toasty brusssel sprouts and cooked meatballs from the oven.
  15. Assemble your bowls.
  16. Divide the noodles in between 4 large bowls, then the brussel sprouts. Add 3 meatballs to each bowl. Garnish with fried garlic, minced cilantro. Peel the eggs and halve them. Add ½ -1 egg to each bowl.
  17. Spoon thick teriyaki sauce generously over each bowl and dig in!!


  • Serving Size: 4


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47 Replies to “Teriyaki Meatballs Noodle Bowl (Keto, AIP, Paleo)”


    1. I buy the bags of shredded brussel sprouts at my grocery store! But I think a pound would make about 4 cups. The gelatin I use is grass fed beef gelatin, the real thing, not those knox packages. A scoop is about 2 tbsp.

  2. I made this tonight…oh my! Sooo yummy! Never knew those noodles coukd taSte do good! Will make this again! ❤️

  3. Wow! Just wow! I’d say you nailed it for sure. This looks incredible! I’ve got to find those noodles, I’ve never tried them before.

  4. I made this last night. My husband was skeptical, to say the least. I loved it and he said I should make it agin. I did use soy sauce instead of the cocnut aminos (sorry)… I found myself craving it this morning. Very satisfying meal. Thank you for sharing!

    1. That is awesome Sheila!! Haha don’t apologize about the soy sauce if you can eat it, good for you! Hehe I still react to soy ;( So glad you enjoyed it!

    1. Where are you? Gelatin is available on Amazon. Agar agar works similar but is a vegan option. You can use tapioca or arrowroot starch but it won’t be keto any more. So really depends on your location and what you can source.

  5. Is there anything I can sub in place of the fish sauce? or leave it out all together? i’d hate to buy for just this because i tend to waste things when it’s not something i typically buy. 🙁 but this looks so delicious.

    1. I guess you could leave it out… I love fish sauce and use it in a lot of recipes… it also lasts for a long time. It add umami… savory/salty flavor which makes the sauce taste authentic. Up to you 🙂

  6. I made this For dinner tonight. The flavors wErE amazing. I love the way you wrote the recipe, it made it easy for me to keep track of what To do next. My dauGHter wasn’t sure if she waNted to eat, but after i let her taste it she Ate with us. I will definitely be makIng this aGain!

  7. I have these noodles but haven’t tried making them yet…. this seems like the perfect recipe!
    Can you make this ahead of time and reheat? Wondering how that will
    Be for the noodles… How long would this last you think? Thanks! Can’t wait to try!

  8. Made these bowls for dinner last night and man did it hit the spot! The meatballs and sauce were so flavorful and the noodles satisfied that take-out food craving I was feeling. Love it!

  9. Soooooo amaaaaziiiing!!! Simple to make, beautiful presentation, and most importantly, DELICIOUS flavor!! Five big stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  10. So glad you recommended zoodles as a sub for those shirataki noodles cause I find the shirataki noodles absolutely horrible in taste and texture, plus no matter how much I rinse I still smell that fishy smell, just cannot eat them! BUT zoodles are a favorite!

  11. I have not been able to locate the nutrition amounts for the TERIYAKI MEATBALLS NOODLE BOWL. I am working with a 75 year old brain, so that could be the problem.
    Really want to try this recipe. Looks fantastic.
    Thank you!

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