Keto can be daunting, so finding delicious keto recipes that make eating easy and tasty can make all the difference in how it’s received by family, friends, or guests at dinner tables across America. Check out these keto dinner ideas that will be sure to please every guest at your table!
Traditional pizza crust is off limits on the keto diet, but this tasty alternative features cauliflower instead. Not only is this recipe dairy- and meatless-friendly, it also packs in tons of flavor thanks to goat cheese and mozzarella!
Chicken Thighs with Cauliflower Rice
This flavorful keto recipe will please anyone who appreciates delicious dinner! Chicken thighs seasoned with dill pickle juice and pan drippings add plenty of delicious flavor, enough for 5 people and even meal prep purposes! For maximum flavor and juicy chicken use bone-in/skin-on chicken thighs as this will deliver maximum taste and juice!
This low carb and healthy recipe comes together in one skillet for an effortless meal! Cheesy cauliflower rice makes this an irresistibly creamy substitute to pasta while chicken, vegetables and sauce round out this hearty feast that everyone will love!
This delicious skillet meal can be ready in just 30 minutes! Plus, using less than a cup of cauliflower rice means you’re saving yourself tons of carbohydrates – making this an ideal healthy dinner to keep handy on busy weeknights!
Zoodles with Egg
Finding satisfying keto recipes that everyone in your family will love can be challenging when following a low-carb diet, but with some creativity and healthy ingredients you can easily craft satisfying, delicious keto meals!
Baked Egg Nests with Zoodles is an exciting vegetarian breakfast that is both nutritious and enjoyable. Zucchini noodles (commonly referred to as zoodles) can serve as an ideal replacement for pasta or potatoes in various recipes; spiralizers make this process simple or you can buy premade ones from many grocery stores!
This recipe is an ideal way to utilize any leftover zucchini from a recent meal or when time doesn’t permit an elaborate morning meal. Your children and adults alike will quickly become fans of this tasty morning treat! Top your eggs off with some dollop of mashed avocado and crusty bread for a complete meal!
Chicken Hasselback with Spinach
This delicious keto dinner can be created quickly in just one pan! Packed full of tasty flavors like bacon and cheese, you can prepare this dish ahead for lunchtime snacking or quickly heat it back up later on busy nights in your oven.
Hasselback was created at a restaurant in Stockholm where small slits are cut in potatoes before filling them with butter and other ingredients for an enjoyable dining experience. Not only can this technique be found with potatoes but now chicken too!
Start by cutting 6 crosswise slits into a large chicken breast, taking care to not cut all the way through to its base. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Next, fill each slit with spinach leaves and cheese of choice (I used goat cheese but mozzarella would work just as well!). Finally, top your creation off with additional spices of your choice for extra flavour!
Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Cauliflower pizza crust is a tasty way to incorporate more veggies into your diet while enjoying pizza, while remaining low in carbohydrates (5g per serving). Furthermore, cooked cauliflower provides ample amounts of fiber that may help you feel satisfied after each meal.
Grate cauliflower using either a food processor or box grater. Microwave or steam the grated cauliflower for 5 minutes until soft and most of its moisture has been lost, then drain and squeeze dry using a dish towel or nut milk bag, taking care to squeeze out all excess moisture.
Combine drained cauliflower with eggs, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese and seasonings in a bowl until evenly mixed. Spread this onto a baking sheet and bake until golden brown (if you wish, use a pizza stone for an even crispier crust!). When cool enough to store either in the refrigerator or freeze for future meals.
Hot Sauce Salad
Eating keto does not have to mean forgoing flavor! With some creativity, you can craft healthy dishes that taste delicious while meeting your keto goals! These easy keto dinner recipes feature low-carb options as well as protein, vegetables and healthy fats – the perfect combo!
This salad features an exquisite combination of flavors: sweet mango, citrusy tangerines and spicy habanero serrano peppers for extra heat! Perfect for summertime serving hot or cold.
This recipe for chicken features an easy, yet flavorful way to add heat and spice without increasing calories or carbs. Just soak your chicken for 30 minutes in a buffalo sauce marinade. This simple technique adds heat and spice without adding unnecessary calories or carbs.
This keto shrimp avocado salad is an effortless light lunch or side dish, made with dairy-free dressing and packed full of delicious healthy vegetables! Enjoy an easy yet nutritous meal that everyone in the family will love.
This Italian classic pairs beautifully with fresh broccoli salad or spicy bruschetta. Enjoyed alongside crusty bread, you’ll be left wanting more!
Preheat the oven to 375degF and lightly season eggplant slices with salt before placing them in a colander set over a rimmed baking sheet and weighting down with a heavy pot for 45-100 minutes of drainage time before patting dry with paper towels.
Make or purchase the sauce (if homemade) and set it aside.
Whisk eggs and 2 tablespoons water; in another bowl combine breadcrumbs, oregano, pepper, and 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Working one eggplant at a time, dip it first in flour then egg mixture before finally breadcrumb mixture; transfer onto rack. Continue with remaining eggplants.
Arrange half of the breaded eggplant in a lightly greased 9-by-13-inch baking dish by pressing down gently and trimming as necessary to fit. Cover this layer with 2 cups of sauce; scatter half of mozzarella and 1/2 cup Parmesan overtop before baking for 20 to 25 minutes until it has become golden-brown on top and bubbly at its core. Decorate as desired before serving by garnishing with slices of basil for extra visual interest.
Coconut Curry Seafood Soup
Your hearty keto coconut curry soup recipe will delight your senses! The comforting broth is rich and creamy with delicious Thai flavors; fresh herbs, veggies and aromatic seafood simmer in this flavorful coconut broth that features red curry paste, fish sauce and soy sauce for maximum enjoyment!
Red curry paste brings out the distinctive Thai flavors in Thai food, and can usually be found in Asian sections of most grocery stores. Used instead of curry powder, this ingredient combines ingredients such as ginger, garlic, lemongrass and sometimes shrimp paste for maximum savory goodness. Fish sauce adds salty umami notes that complement soups, sauces and stir fries perfectly.
Make this dish a complete meal by adding rice noodles or cauliflower florets to the broth, or try swapping out shrimp for chicken or pork instead.
Cauliflower Rice Bowl with Tofu
This vegan coconut cauliflower rice Buddha bowl with tofu makes an indulgent plant-based dinner that’s quick and simple. Packed full of tasty broccoli, carrots and greens plus delicious peanut sauce for maximum nutrition, this meal will fill you up without making you feel heavy!
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and line one or more extra large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Combine olive oil, soy sauce and cornstarch before mixing tofu cubes into one layer on baking sheets ensuring no overlap occurs.
Stirring constantly until softened. Combine cauliflower rice, remaining olive oil, ginger and garlic; cook for approximately 30 seconds before adding cauliflower. Continue stirring and cooking for another three minutes. Then stir in soy sauce, Sriracha sauce and sesame oil before seasoning with salt and pepper for taste. Finally transfer onto serving dish before topping with Teriyaki Tofu!
Starting off in Thai curry requires some essential ingredients; once you have those ready, any of my other curries (red, green, yellow and massaman) should come easily to you.
This recipe for Thai Yellow Curry is easy, using homemade yellow curry paste instead of store-bought pastes. As a result, the curry will be milder than some found at suburban Thai takeout places but still packed full of delicious spices like coriander, turmeric, bay leaves, lemongrass and fenugreek.
Adjust the spice level by varying the number of fresh chillies you use – 1 chilli for mild heat, 2 for moderate, 3 for spicy (but not overbearing heat), 4 for extra spicy heat! As is traditional for Thai meals, this curry should be enjoyed alongside cooling dishes like gaeng joot (mild soup) or fried salty fish over room temperature jasmine rice.