These easy keto recipes are ideal for high protein diets or when you need a low-carb dinner that’s flavorful and filling. Either way, they’re sure to fill you up.
Below you’ll find 50 of the most delicious keto dinner ideas to satisfy your taste buds and your waistline.
Keto Dinner Ideas
The best thing about keto is that you can indulge in meats and cheeses while still technically following a “diet.” Although with these recipes, “diet” will be the furthest thing from your mind.
With these keto recipes, you won’t even miss the carbs!
What’s better than a delicious, Italian-style keto meal? A recipe that you prep in just one skillet, of course!
This creamy Tuscan garlic chicken recipe is similar to what you’ll find at the Olive Garden, minus the colossal-carb damage, of course.
You get a bonus addition of tomatoes and greens to bump up your vitamin intake, while the tender chicken breasts are seared to perfection and pack a big protein punch.
The fact that it’s delicious doesn’t hurt either.
One of my favorite discoveries of 2021 has to be the almighty Air Fryer. Not only does it cook food in a shorter amount of time, but it creates a crispy finish without the excessive calories.
This easy Air Fryer lemon chicken recipe comes with an easy cook time of just five minutes!
The lemon adds a sprite of refreshing citrus, making it a perfect summertime staple for when you don’t want the oven to heat up the whole house.
If you find yourself with a hankering for tacos, this recipe will serve you well.
This Mexican keto dish is a fresh take on the comfort food we all look forward to on Taco Tuesday.
Not only is this recipe healthier than Taco Bell, but it comes together in under 20 minutes! That’s faster than starting up the car to head to the nearest drive-through.
Who doesn’t love spinach dip? Every Super Bowl Sunday, I know I look forward to indulging in the classic game-day snack.
With this recipe, you’ll recreate the classic dip in meal form. And best of all, this keto dish packs a punch of nutrients from all the spinach.
With gooey mozzarella melted on top, this dish tastes like a lasagna mashed together with chicken florentine in the best way possible.
These Air Fryer chicken thighs are finger-licking-good, and they still turn out nice and crispy – even without the breading!
The Adobo seasoning adds a little kick to each bite. The traditional Puerto Rican spice is a blend of salt, garlic, oregano, and black pepper.
Together, the blend creates a burst of flavor that will have you going back for seconds.
Who doesn’t love a classic pot pie? This comfort food just got a lot more comfortable since it uses almond four instead of the typical carb-heavy pastry flour.
The creamy filling with chicken, peas, and carrots is super warm and satisfying, making it perfect for all those cold wintery nights.
Cheeseburgers on a diet? It’s possible with this addictive keto casserole recipe.
Between the beef and bacon, this meal becomes a crowd-pleasing staple that’s a hit even with the picky eaters.
Shrimp scampi is such a treat for me, and this recipe makes it a little less of a guilty pleasure.
This healthy one-pan meal uses zucchini noodles in place of spaghetti to create a carb-free concoction.
It’s full of zesty lemon and garlic flavor, combined with the seared shrimp and fresh parsley; this recipe equals pure deliciousness.
If you’re a fan of chicken noodle soup, then here’s a new take I think you’ll really enjoy.
With some help from the Instant Pot, you can quickly prep this for a simple weeknight meal.
All you have to do is toss the ingredients together and rest easy knowing a wholesome keto meal is just minutes away.
Any chicken parm lover will know the main ingredient in this dish is the breadcrumbs. But this is one crowd-pleasing, low-carb ‘parm that will leave you speechless.
Not only is it keto, it’s also grain and gluten-free. Instead of coating the chicken in flour, this recipe uses parmesan cheese and a spice mixture.
One bite of this dish will have you wondering why you needed breading in the first place.
Fall-off-the-bone ribs without hours in the oven? Really?
Yes! This oven-baked ribs recipe recreates a typically slow-cooked family favorite by slashing the prep time in half.
In just two hours, you’ll have juicy and tender ribs that will transport you to a summertime barbeque state of mind.
Have you ever met someone who doesn’t like fried chicken? Unless you’re a vegetarian, it’s pretty much one of those universally loved recipes.
With this version, you’ll get your fix without the unnecessary carbs. It’s crispy and crunchy on the outside yet succulent and juicy on the inside.
Using almond flour instead of regular flour, you can recreate the comfort food staple without excessive breading.
This dish is one protein-packed recipe that’ll warm you up on even the coldest of days.
Chili is the perfect thing for when you’re craving something hot and filling that will feed the whole fam.
With the Instant Pot or slow cooker, you can craft this cozy recipe in just 15 minutes! Not bad for a Friday night in.
Are you craving a rich, homestyle meal that doesn’t feel like diet food?
This recipe takes juicy fried chicken breasts and smothers them entirely in a decadent onion gravy that tastes like it took hours to make.
If you want to beef it up a bit, serve with a side of cauliflower rice or salad. The flavors in this dish are super versatile and work with just about any side dish.
Turn this holiday staple into your new favorite weeknight meal! After all, why wait until November to enjoy a good keto Thanksgiving recipe when it’s this easy and satisfying?
This chicken, cheese, and broccoli casserole is a one-pot meal full of homestyle goodness. It’s also gooey, salty, and totally kid-approved.
Who knew this restaurant staple could be so easy to recreate at home?
Cordon Bleu is the perfect mashup of ham, chicken, and Swiss cheese that gives you a burst of savory flavor in every bite.
This version keeps it nice and simple. So, instead of stuffing the chicken breast with the filling, you’ll just layer it on top.
Your favorite takeout staple just got a whole lot healthier!
This yummy keto shrimp recipe recreates a restaurant fave and turns it into a version you can happily eat on a keto diet.
Not only is it loaded with protein and veggies, but it tastes like the real thing too! (Maybe even better).
Not only does cauliflower make the perfect substitute for rice, but you can also concoct a delicious crust out of it.
These cheesy keto cauliflower breadsticks are the perfect finger good to serve at parties and are easy to whip up to boot.
Use cookie cutters to create fun, festive shapes for the holidays, or keep it classic and cut them into strips.
Serve with your favorite marinara sauce, or top with pepperoni. This recipe is versatile, so have fun with this one.
If you love Buffalo chicken wings (and honestly, who doesn’t?), you’ll love this recipe.
Though you typically coat meatballs in flour, that’s not the case with these bad boys.
Instead, you’ll use almond flour to help give the traditional texture, minus the carbs.
This recipe creates a delectable, savory pulled pork that comes together quickly – with a little help from the Instant Pot, that is!
Each bite is jam-packed full of flavor, thanks to the 8-10 hours of marinating.
Luckily, after that, you don’t have to do anything except throw the ingredients in the slow cooker and forget about it!
This salmon is creamy with a kick!
The sauce coats the salmon beautifully, adding a silky texture to each bite. The cajun seasoning brings that enticing spice to balance out the blandness of the cream.
Together, you have a restaurant-worthy meal that only uses eight simple ingredients.
The great thing about this recipe is that the creamy sauce prevents the salmon from drying out, so it’s hard to mess up.
Soup is a hard one for Keto dieters as there’s usually some type of carb tossed into the pot to make it more filling.
This soup is different, though! With the punch of flavor embedded into the broth, you’ll forget all about the rice and pasta.
The cheese on top compliments the shredded pork, creating a thick, rich soup.
Plus, the avocado adds some Omega-3’s, making it a wholesome, filling meal.
Cauliflower is my secret weapon when it comes to vegetarian keto recipes. That’s because it takes on flavor easily and crisps up nicely when baked.
If you’re looking for an alternative to chicken wings, this recipe provides a healthier twist on the game-day staple.
The cauliflower gets coated in almond flour and parmesan to create a tasty, crispy crust full of flavor.
Serve with celery and blue cheese dressing on the side, and these will go like hotcakes.
Okay, butternut squash is a bit higher in carbs than other veggies, but this recipe is worth including on the list because it’s so darn scrumptious!
The squash soaks up the bacon grease as it cooks, adding loads of flavor to every bite.
This meal would make a great side dish to serve at Thanksgiving or during the holidays. I know I would be going back for seconds.
This is such an easy recipe to throw together, and you probably already have a lot of the ingredients in your fridge.
The broccoli brings the green to the meal, and the onions and pepper bring some savoriness.
Don’t skip out on marinating your chicken beforehand if you want to unlock even more flavor in this easy keto recipe.
This recipe is a fresh take on the picnic classic.
I like to serve it as a cool side with steak, burgers, or on its own as a light lunch.
It’s low-carb, paleo, keto, gluten-free, and pretty darn healthy. Oh, and it tastes great too!
Serve this chicken dish for dinner or as an easy and filling lunch. Either way, it’s pretty to look at and healthy to boot.
It uses cauliflower rice instead of regular rice to add nutrients and lightness to every bite.
Better still, it’s super versatile, so throw in whatever veggies you have on hand. From green beans to leftover sweet potatoes, you really can’t go wrong.
This recipe is a healthier take on the classic Irish dish. No guilty carbs found here!
If you’re craving a beef stew to warm you up on a dark winter night, this is the recipe for you.
Using slow-cooked corned beef brisket with a medley of veggies, this is a hearty meal that makes great leftovers!
If you want a keto beef stew that takes only ten minutes to make, you’re in luck! This recipe is effortlessly flavorful, and you can easily prepare a bunch to store for later.
The secret to this keto beef stew is the celery root, which takes like potatoes but doesn’t have the added carbs.
This stew is packed with warm, wholesome flavors, and it’s an excellent make-ahead meal to reheat on busy weeknights.
Mac & cheese is one of my guilty pleasures, but it’s hard to find a version that doesn’t have an excessive amount of carbs.
That is why this recipe is so great. It tastes exactly like the traditional homemade mac & cheese, but there’s only seven grams of carbs per serving.
It uses a low-carb brand of elbow macaroni to keep the carbs low and the taste high. Mixed in with the gooey cheesy sauce, this is one tasty treat.
There’s something about the sweet and tangy flavor of cabbage rolls that I just can’t get enough of. Not to mention they’re loaded with goodness and are super filling!
These cabbage rolls don’t have rice but still have every ounce of flavor. It won’t come as a surprise to hear that you’ll use cauliflower instead.
While it does take a second to get the hang of making these rolls, the result is definitely worth all the work.
Sometimes it’s hard to find keto options that are also vegan, but this recipe is like finding the needle in the haystack.
Using cashew cream instead of milk provides a rich base, and when it’s blended with cauliflower, it becomes wonderfully thick and creamy.
This soup would be great to make and freeze for easy weeknight meals.
Make this traditional Chinese soup by dropping a whisked egg into hot broth and stirring. That’s how you get the signature noodle-like strands.
Then, instead of using real noodles too, this recipe calls for zucchini noodles to shave off the carbs.
It’s such a simple way to make something classic into a keto soup that’s healthy and filling.
Anyone whose been on the keto bandwagon for a while will know that you can order and enjoy most burgers, so long as you ask for it without the bun.
So, why not make one for yourself, only ensure it’s loaded with protein and healthy fats? It’s as easy as adding an egg and some guac.
This dish is especially great for picky eaters since it combines our favorite comfort foods into one burger.
This is one visually stunning dish that would make a perfect summertime lunch.
You can make this recipe in an easy, breezy ten minutes by simply chopping everything up and tossing it in a bowl.
Instead of regular rice, use cauliflower rice to keep those carbs far away.
Another summertime favorite, this slaw is a hit at backyard barbeques and makes a great side dish to compliment burgers and ribs.
You’ll replace the sugar with Erythritol to add some sweetness to balance the savory.
If you want to beef it up a bit (literally), add your favorite protein to transform this into a healthy, filling lunch.
Finally! A way to enjoy lasagna and still eat keto.
Spaghetti squash is an excellent alternative to regular pasta since it has a similar texture to noodles, only with much more flavor.
This recipe is also super simple to make. Just stuff a halved spaghetti squash with beef, marinara, and cheese, bake it up, and voila!
A delectable, filling Italian-style meal ready to be consumed in no time at all.
Goodbye taco shells, hello…avocados?
You heard that right. These avocado boats create the perfect taco alternative without the pesky carbs.
Using the halved avocado to house the yummy taco filling, these taco boats are full of healthy fats, and they’re super delicious too!
Sandwiches are tricky for keto diets, but this dish provides a tasty solution.
For this clever keto sandwich recipe, you’ll use a halved zucchini instead of bread to save on carbs.
It looks like tuna melt flatbread, with lots of melted gooey cheese on top.
Slice and serve on a plate for a simple appetizer, or prepare for a tasty lunch that’s easy to divvy up. The options are endless.
Frittatas are a great meal idea for keto dieters.
This one-pan egg, asparagus, and tomato dish is a fantastic breakfast, lunch, or even dinner recipe that packs protein and nutrients into each forkful.
The fresh flavor of this simple meal comes from the bacon and herb combo. Yum!
If you need a quick weeknight dinner idea that’s deceptively indulgent, this might be the recipe for you.
You won’t find any breadcrumbs on these keto pork chops, but you will find loads of flavor from the parmesan, rosemary, and garlic.
Cripsy and sauteed to perfection, all that’s missing is a yummy keto side dish to make it a complete meal.
Wedge salads are one of my go-to side dishes at a backyard barbeque.
This recipe is full of bacon, boiled eggs, and blue cheese dressing and can be a great addition to any meal.
Or, if you’re like me, and love a good salad during brunch, then go heavier on the bacon and eggs and serve with mimosas (the last part is optional, of course).
This restaurant-worthy recipe will be a sure-fire hit at your next dinner party. It looks fancy but is surprisingly easy to make.
Inside the tender chicken breast is a savory spinach and cheese filling. The sauce takes on the flavor of the caramelized onions and mushrooms, making a tasty main entree.
What’s not to love about chicken breast topped with Ranch dressing, mozzarella cheese, and crispy bacon?
Here’s a hint: nothing!
This recipe concocts a succulent baked chicken that is juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside.
While Ranch and bacon aren’t the first things that come to mind when thinking of fancy garnishes, they totally work here.
Finish with a dash of fresh parsley, and you have some comfort food that looks like the star of the show.
Sushi is hard to give up when following a keto diet, but this recipe lets you get your fix.
Quick and convenient, this sushi bowl is the type of light lunch you can make in a snap.
Not only is it healthy, but you don’t even need to roll sushi by hand – which is a lot harder than it looks, trust me.
Now here’s a twist on sushi I bet you weren’t expecting.
Instead of wrapping with rice and seaweed, two carb-heavy ingredients, this version cleverly uses bacon to keep the rolls contained.
Now you can have the whole sushi experience, sans the carbs.
Besides, doesn’t everything tastes better with bacon?
Meatloaf is tough to pull off when eating keto, but the proper substitutions make it all possible.
Just swap out breadcrumbs with almond flour and parmesan to seal in the moisture and add flavor.
Then, use unsweetened ketchup to coat this delicious loaf for something nostalgic and delicious.
Just looking at this recipe makes my mouth water.
The great thing about broiling salmon instead of baking it is that you can achieve a crispy finish in only 8-10 minutes.
This recipe teaches you how to lock moisture in the salmon while still achieving flakiness on top.
A quesadilla with only three grams of carbs per serving?
This recipe makes it happen with low-carb tortillas and keto-friendly veggies. Serve it as a light lunch or as a side to something spicy.
Cobb salad and egg salad are a match made in heaven. If you don’t believe me, try this recipe out and see if it changes your mind.
This recipe is ingredient-heavy, but it pays off in a big way.
Plus, you’ll get a showstopping salad to bring to your next picnic. Just be sure you’ve made enough as it won’t last long!
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