The 45 Best Keto Recipes

If you’ve been looking into the keto diet, you’ll see that it’s one of the few scientifically backed strategies that can get you to lose weight fast…

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Avoiding carbs and sugars puts your body into a state of ketosis, and your body starts burning fat for energy rather than glucose from carbs, and your excess fat starts to come off.

But, in order to stick to the strict minimum carbohydrate intake of just 50 grams or fewer per day, you’re going to need some great tasting and filling recipes, so you won’t be tempted to stray.

That’s where this article comes in. I’ve been checking out some of the best keto recipes on the net, and I’m rounding up a long list of keto recipes that you can really enjoy and still lose some weight.

Here goes!

1. Garlic Butter Steak Bites

We’ll kick things off with a dish that’s super simple and takes a mere 15 minutes to make.

But despite its simplicity, it’s packed with flavor – the garlic butter is so moreish. And pan searing the chunks of steak gives them a nice char on the outside while keeping it super juicy inside.

And you can pan sear your favorite to go with it at the same time.

For the full recipe, please click here.

2. Crustless Ham And Swiss Cheese Quiché

If you love cheese, you will love this dish. It’s a great make-ahead dish that can be enjoyed both hot or cold. And you can throw in some seasonal vegetables, too.

And because this version has no pastry crust, it’s 100% keto friendly. And it’s also gluten-free to boot.

For the full recipe, please click here.

3. Mediterranean Zucchini Boats

Vegetables and meat are often the main ingredients for a keto dish, and this is a perfect example…

You simply hollow out some zucchinis, throw in some cooked ground beef, and add in some cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs, bake in the oven, and sprinkle on some crumbly, creamy feta cheese to serve.

For the full recipe, please click here.

4. Creamy Parmesan Chicken Meatballs

Now, this dish is just so deliciously creamy. And it comes packed with protein, thanks to the chicken meatballs. It makes for excellent comfort food. There are some great flavors in there, and the parsley garnish really finishes it off.

And because you’re baking the dish in the oven, you don’t have to worry about any frying or spluttering oil.

For the full recipe, please click here.

5. Barbacoa Beef Lettuce Wraps

The shredded beef in this recipe is just the perfect texture. The sauce it’s in is just delicious, too. And having it served up in a crispy lettuce wrap is perfection itself, especially when you add in a few cherry tomatoes and chopped onion in to add to the flavor.

For the full recipe, please click here.

6. Baked Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

Did you know that you can still enjoy classic American comfort food on the keto diet?

Well, you certainly can with this dish. It simply uses cauliflower in place of the macaroni, and you get to add salt, pepper, onion, and garlic powder to taste.

And if cheddar is not to your liking, why not try a different cheese instead?

For the full recipe, please click here.

7. Easy Creamy Chicken Skillet

This dish is super simple to make, and super tasty too.

It’s all made in one pan, and takes a mere 30 minutes to make, which makes it a perfect option for weekday meals.

I love the addition of bell peppers – it gives the dish both color and crunch.

For the full recipe, please click here.

8. Creamy Pesto Chicken Skillet

If you love basil, trust me, you will just love this dish. It’s made with a creamy pesto sauce, which features basil and pine nuts as its main ingredients.

You can also throw in plenty of healthy vegetables. I think plum tomatoes go really with it, adding both juice and flavor.

Better yet, it’s ready in just 30 minutes, which makes it perfect for busy weeknights.

For the full recipe, please click here.

9. Flank Steak Fajitas

Now, this is an amazing little dish. You get big chunks of tender, juicy marinated steak, plenty of healthy vegetables for the all important crunch factor. And the chili really packs a punch.

And to make it keto friendly, you simply switch from using flour tortillas to using corn one instead.

For the full recipe, please click here.

10. Keto Taco Salad With Creamy Dressing

Fresh rainbow salads always make for great tasting diet food. But a common problem people have on the keto diet is finding a sufficiently low carb dressing.

Well, worry not, because we’ve found a great one here. It’s creamy and rich and goes down a treat. And the squeeze of lime at the end really makes it something special.

For the full recipe, please click here.

11. Classic Southern Style Keto Meatloaf

I bet you thought you couldn’t enjoy classic meatloaf on your keto diet. Well, I’m more than happy to prove you wrong.

To make it keto-friendly, you need to use a mix of Parmesan cheese and almond flour in place of regular breadcrumbs. And if you add a little parsley, it will taste just like Italian breadcrumbs.

For the full recipe, please click here.

12. Easy Keto Pancakes

I imagine you also believed that fluffy American pancakes were off the cards while you’re on keto, too?

All you have to do is switch your regular flour with almond and coconut flour, and switch your regular milk for a non-dairy option such as almond milk.

You use Stevia to replace the sugar, and you still get to use vanilla extract for flavor. And it tastes sweet enough that you can skip serving with syrup.

For the full recipe, please click here.

13. Cheesy Keto Meatball Casserole

I just love this recipe! You get filling homemade meatballs topped with a variety of creamy cheeses, which has a taste that really contrasts with the marinara sauce.

And it doesn’t take as long to make as you might think. It’s ready to eat in a mere 45 minutes.

For the full recipe, please click here.

14. Garlic Butter Chicken With Parmesan Cauliflower Rice

I think you’re gonna love this dish. It’s got chicken that’s crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, with an amazing Parmesan crust.

And the riced cauliflower makes an excellent healthy, low-carb alternative to regular rice. And I just love how it soaks up the juices of the garlic butter sauce.

For the full recipe, please click here.

15. Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups

This pretty little dish is easier to make than you might think, and it has all the great taste of a regular lasagna. To make it keto-friendly, all you have to do is use strips of healthy, low-carb zucchini in place of the lasagna noodles.

For the full recipe, please click here.

16. Keto Chicken Stir Fry

I don’t know about you, but I just love foods with a bit of a crunch. And you really get that in this colorful little dish, with its sliced red and yellow peppers, water chestnuts, and green sugar snap peas.

And what really makes it is the ginger and the chili pepper flakes that really pack a punch.

For the full recipe, please click here.

17. Instant Pot Keto Tuscan Soup

If you have an Instant Pot machine at home, why not take advantage of it to this amazing dish? It’s creamy and hearty, and contains the likes of Italian sausage, sun-dried tomatoes, onion and garlic. It’s incredibly easy to make and makes for perfect comfort food.

For the full recipe, please click here.

18. Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

Do you like Philly cheesesteak sandwiches? If you do, you’re gonna love this!

You get to use several of the same ingredients, like sirloin steak, red onion and mozzarella cheese. But instead of placing it all between two slices of bread, you use them as a filling for some green peppers. Full of flavor.

For the full recipe, please click here.

19. Keto Brownies Recipe

I’m pleased to report that you can even enjoy chocolate brownies on the keto diet, thanks to recipes like this one. It uses a few different clever ingredient substitutions to ensure that they’re keto-friendly, but I assure you they’re just as delicious as regular brownies.

For the full recipe, please click here.

20. Healthy Baked Buffalo Chicken Casserole

Now, this is comfort food at its finest. And it’s super simple to make, too.

The only tweak you need to do to make it keto friendly is to omit the carrot.

It does take quite some time to cook, but I promise you, it’s absolutely worth it.

For the full recipe, please click here.

21. Easy Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken

There’s something special about Jamaican Jerk chicken. Especially this version. Because the chicken is cooked in a slow cooker, the meat becomes really juicy and tender on the inside.

And it’s super simple to make. You simply throw everything in the slow cooker and sit back and wait for 3 hours for best results.

For the full recipe, please click here.

22. Keto Breakfast Fried Rice

What a way to start the day! This great tasting breakfast dish is made with turkey sausage, and it features riced cauliflower instead of regular rice to make it both keto and paleo friendly.

And it’s all ready to eat in a mere 20 minutes.

For the full recipe, please click here.

23. Keto Beef Stew

Looking for a warming stew for those cold winter months, that’s also keto friendly?

Check out this recipe. A few simple substitutions, and you’re good to go,

It does take some time to cook, but I promise you it’s worth it.

For the full recipe, please click here.

24. Keto Fried Chicken

Now, who doesn’t love fried chicken?

To make this version keto-friendly, it uses almond flour, finely crushed pork rinds and freshly grated Parmesan cheese instead of breadcrumbs, and garlic powder and paprika for seasoning.

The accompanying dip is also super simple to make, made up of just two tasty ingredients.

For the full recipe, please click here.

25. Cheesy Bacon Ranch Chicken

I just love the combination of textures and flavors in this dish, with the melted mozzarella, bits of crispy bacon, and chopped chives for garnish.

And it goes great with a nice rainbow keto salad side dish.

For the full recipe, please click here.

26. Garlicky Lemon Mahi-Mahi

For the uninitiated, mahi-mahi is a fish. But don’t worry, if you can’t find it in the grocery store, you can simply replace it with halibut.

It has a gorgeous garlicky lemon sauce, and you can enjoy it with some healthy vegetables, all cooked in one pan.

For the full recipe, please click here.

27. Easy Broiled Salmon

I just love the slippery texture of broiled salmon. And it’s so good for you, too, packed with healthy omega-3.

And this version has an excellent topping, composed of minced garlic, minced shallots, grainy mustard, fresh herbs such as thyme and rosemary, and slices of lemon to serve.

For the full recipe, please click here.

28. Keto Chili

Man, I just love a good chili, the chili powder really packs a punch. But if you don’t like it too hot, simply go for mild chili powder, or alternatively add a little less.

There are other great spices in this mix, too, such as cumin, paprika and oregano. And there’s a whole lot of healthy vegetables too, celery, mushrooms, bell peppers.

For the full recipe, please click here.

29. Zoodle Alfredo With Bacon

An Alfredo dish is such a people pleaser – even picky eaters will chow down.

For the uninitiated, zoodles are basically zucchini noodles. You simply put a zucchini through your spiralizer, and hey presto, you’ve got healthy, keto-friendly zoodles.

And the sauce in this recipe is delicious, made with white wine and heavy cream. Divine.

For the full recipe, please click here.

30. Creamy Tuscan Chicken

This creamy chicken dish is surprisingly low in calories at just 380 calories per serving.

I love how it’s brimming with garlic and butter, and how that contrasts against the cherry tomatoes.

For the full recipe, please click here.

31. Keto Chicken Soup

This simple little soup makes for excellent comfort food (perfect for nursing a hangover).

And it comes packed with plenty of protein in the chicken and plenty of healthy vegetables, too.

And to really give it some punch, it’s got fresh ginger and crushed red pepper flakes.

For the full recipe, please click here.

32. Keto Pork Chops With Garlicky Cream Sauce

If you like your pork chops well done, but can’t stand it being too dry, this is the recipe for you.

There’s a gorgeous garlic cream sauce that keeps the chops from drying out.

For the full recipe, please click here.

33. Bacon-Wrapped Cauliflower

I bet you’ve never seen this before! This dish is to die for. Such a great comfort food.

Now, this dish does take quite some time to cook, but I promise you it’s 100% worth it!

For the full recipe, please click here.

34. Cheesy Bacon Butternut Squash

I just love how the savory flavor of the mozzarella blends with the sweetness of butternut squash in this creamy recipe. And the chopped bacon really adds more flavor to the dish.

And it doesn’t take long to prep – a mere 10 minutes at the most.

For the full recipe, please click here.

35. Taco Stuffed Avocados

If you’re looking for a spectacular buffet dish or appetizer, that’s also keto-friendly, then this is it.

It has all the ingredients of a taco, but instead of a taco shell, it’s replaced by creamy, healthy avocados.

For the full recipe, please click here.

36. Iceburgers

This is such an inventive dish, I just had to share it. It basically has all the elements of a cheeseburger, but instead of being in a high carb bun, you sandwich all the fillings between pieces of healthy iceberg lettuce. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!

For the full recipe, please click here.

37. Bacon Avocado Bombs

This is such a great idea – I wish I had thought of it.

It’s basically an avocado that’s been stuffed with cheddar cheese and wrapped in bacon.

You can prep it in a mere 10 minutes, shove it in the oven to bake, and it’s ready in just 10 minutes more. And it’s amazing!

For the full recipe, please click here.

38. Keto Breaded Shrimp

I think you’re gonna love this – the crushed pork rinds on the shrimp really give it some crunch, and it’s deliciously salty too. Excellent finger food for a buffet.

And be sure to use a keto-friendly dipping sauce!

For the full recipe, please click here.

39. Keto Dogs

For those of you who love hot dogs, this is an excellent alternative.

Instead of regular hot dog buns, you make your own dough out of eggs, mozzarella, cream cheese, almond flour and baking powder. And bake it twisted around the dogs.

For the full recipe, please click here.

40. Buffalo Skillet Chicken

This stunning little dish is made in just one pan and is ready in just 25 minutes tops.

Better yet, you can use your favorite buffalo sauce with it!

For the full recipe, please click here.

41. Low-Carb Cauliflower Pizza

Everybody loves a good pizza, right?

Well, this is one you can enjoy on keto. You make your very own cauliflower dough out of a cauliflower and some almond meal. And once golden, you can throw on your favorite toppings, bake some more, and enjoy.

For the full recipe, please click here.

42. Low-Carb Spaghetti

Once you try this version, I don’t think you’ll go back to regular spaghetti!

Using your spiralizer you make spaghetti noodles out of a butternut pumpkin, and you throw it in the oven with other tasty ingredients like sage, garlic, and prosciutto, and it’s ready in no time.

For the full recipe, please click here.

43. Goats Cheese And Vegetable Frittata

Ever tried a Spanish Frittata? It’s kinda like an omelette, but is packed with healthy veg.

This version is packed with flavor, with soft crumbled goats cheese and cherry tomatoes.

For the full recipe, please click here.

44. Spiced Chicken And Eggplant Skewers

This a nice, simple dish for a summer barbecue. I just love the Indian flavors that come through thanks to the garam masala.

Be sure to use a keto-friendly dressing!

For the full recipe, please click here.

45. Hoisin Pork With Chinese Greens

I just love this dish – the pork is soft and tender, the greens are crunchy and full of fiber and goodness. And the use of fresh ginger really brings out the hoisin sauce.

Avoid serving with rice, as this does not count as keto.

For the full recipe, please click here.

That’s all for now, enjoy!

Brandon White