The keto diet involves eating lots of fat to bring your body into ketosis for weight loss and increased energy, creating flavorful keto dinner recipes your entire family will love, including kid-friendly options! Here are a few kid-friendly choices, too.
Roasted shrimp and poblano peppers combine beautifully in this keto diet-compliant salad, making a satisfying dish that takes only 20 minutes to put on your table!
One of my most-requested recipes on my site, classic beef stew is an ultimate comfort food. Chunks of well-marbled beef are seared in a hot pan before gently braising with garlic and onions in a rich wine-based broth until it produces meltingly tender meat enveloped by an intense flavorful sauce. Although this process does take several hours to complete, its simplicity means most hands-off. I recommend making it in advance as the flavors will only intensify further over time!
Start this keto-friendly dinner off right by patting the beef stew meat dry, seasoning generously with salt and pepper and patting dry again before searing it over medium-high heat in batches until golden-brown; about 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer any seared pieces to a plate until all your beef has been seared before adding balsamic vinegar and stirring to loosen any browned bits at the bottom of your pot before returning your seared beef along with onions, garlic and tomato paste back to your pot for another round of searing action!
Use any cut of beef that lends itself to stewing, such as chuck roast or shank. Slow low heat cooking will enable the tough connective tissues to break down over time, rendering your stew deliciously succulent and tender.
Once everything is combined in the pot, cover and bake at 375 degrees F for two-and-a-half hours while stirring periodically. Next, slowly stream in gluten-free beef broth or stock while continuing to simmer for 15 more minutes before stirring in peas and finishing off by mixing everything thoroughly together.
Serve warm and enjoy! Leftovers will keep in the fridge for several days or can be frozen to save for later. This dish also pairs well with salad.
Low-Carb Mac & Cheese
Keto diet can be difficult for pasta fans, but this low-carb mac and cheese dish will prove enjoyable! Made with creamy and flavorful melted cheeses complemented by crisp pan-fried shiitake mushrooms and crunchy bacon bits for texture and flavor, Kaizen plant-based gluten-free pasta makes an excellent replacement for traditional noodles in all your keto recipes.
This recipe for Roasted Cauliflower Mac and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food, while also being an enjoyable way to incorporate vegetables. Cauliflower has a mild flavor, taking on any of its sauce’s flavors beautifully; making this dish not only ideal as an alternative to classic macaroni and cheese but also providing an ideal foundation for other comforting dishes like Shepherd’s Pie or Baked Cauliflower Pizza!
If you don’t have time to roast cauliflower yourself, no problem! Store-bought florets are just fine; just drain it thoroughly so the sauce doesn’t become watery. Serve this low-carb mac and cheese alone or mix into soups, casseroles or stews!
This low-carb mac and cheese is an indulgent comforting dish perfect for weeknight dinners or weekend gatherings, thanks to its ease of preparation and classic casserole flavors. Made with tender low-carb noodles soaked in white cheddar cheese sauce and sprinkled with crunchy pork rinds for extra crunchiness – add diced chicken or bacon pieces for even more heartiness in this comforting recipe!
Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles
This simple keto shrimp scampi recipe uses zucchini noodles (zoodles) in its place for an easy yet flavorful weeknight dinner that won’t break the diet. Ready in just 25 minutes and featuring delicious garlic and lemon flavors for maximum taste – try using low-sodium chicken broth as a lower-carb option instead of white wine or vegetable broth to further cut back on carbs!
Assemble your zucchini noodles quickly and effortlessly using any spiralizer available to you, as this step is both simple and timesaving. Spiralizers offer quick results for this process, or do it ahead of time and store zoodles in the fridge before taking another step to cook them when ready – simply bring to room temperature first before draining any extra liquid before adding to your skillet!
Once melted, combine butter and oil in a large skillet and melt over medium-low heat. When hot, add the shrimp seasoned with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper as desired. After one to two minutes flip them and cook another minute. Remove them from the pan to a bowl before returning it to the stove to deglaze by adding remaining butter, fish stock, lemon juice, and parsley to deglaze its bottom.
The sauce comes together quickly, quickly becoming aromatic with garlic, lemon zest, olive oil, and fresh parsley – perfect for busy weeknights or paired with a hearty salad as an evening meal! When ready to serve simply stir shrimp back into the sauce before tossing with zoodles – perfect!
Chicken & Veggie Shish Kabobs
Chicken and vegetables come together for an easy keto dinner idea that’s delicious year-round! This shish kabob marinade recipe uses Mediterranean favorites such as olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, dried oregano and rosemary, red wine vinegar with sugar added for balance, optional additions such as za’atar or sumac to add an extra dimension of flavor, and optional add-ins such as za’atar or sumac for an additional kick of flavor. Once coated in this delectable and tangy marinade the chicken can be threaded onto skewers alongside vegetables such as bell peppers, mushrooms and zucchini; alternatively this dish can also be prepared in the oven if necessary.
This delicious meal makes an impressive statement at any party or gathering, while being perfect for weeknight family meals as leftovers can easily be reheated on the grill or oven to create satisfying and quick lunches. Additionally, meal preppers could use this recipe by creating a batch of marinade before cooking chicken and vegetables on skewers; store their leftovers in airtight containers in the fridge before refrigerating them – be mindful to take steps such as removing them before serving to avoid risk to children from direct contact.
There are so many delicious and simple keto dinner recipes out there for you and your family to enjoy. From roast chicken with brussel sprouts or steak and broccoli to hearty keto hamburgers with cauliflower rice – there’s sure to be something on this list that will satisfy everyone. So get shopping, get cooking! These nutritious keto dinner ideas will become some of your go-to family-friendly keto recipes!
Cheese lovers are sure to savor this easy cauliflower casserole. Caramelized roasted cauliflower florets nestle between indulgent pockets of creamy cheese (a combination of cheddar and gruyere) and crunchy bacon for a dish perfect for serving at any family dinner or holiday gathering. Plus, its healthy substitutions make this low carb/keto friendly dish, plus you can add more veggies (such as broccoli or diced potatoes).
This cheesy vegetarian cauliflower casserole is an easy way to incorporate more vegetables into your child’s diet without them complaining! Covered in an irresistibly creamy cheese sauce, cauliflower is disguised with flavor by added chopped green onion or fresh herbs like rosemary or thyme for even more vegetable goodness!
Cauliflower Casserole is one of the simplest dishes to make and can easily fit into a busy weeknight meal or holiday feast. Plus, this delectable and versatile dish is sure to please every member of your table, regardless of their eating preferences or dietary restrictions!
For this recipe you will need cooked cauliflower, butter, garlic, flour, milk, parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, sour cream, salt and black pepper. If you are following a low carb or keto diet consider swapping out regular sour cream for low fat sour cream or plain Greek yogurt; alternatively you could use full or reduced fat butter – though grassfed butter works particularly well here!