26 Easy Keto RecipesApril 5th, 2019
What’s for dinner? It’s hard to believe three simple words can elicit so much dread, but when it comes to getting healthy keto meals on the table—breakfast and lunch included—there’s a lot of prep that needs to happen to make home cooking seamless and pain-free. This is especially true when you’re following a specific diet like keto. That’s why we’ve rounded up more than 25 of our best keto recipes. Just bookmark, shop, and get cooking for dishes you’ll love to make on repeat for however long you’re giving the ketogenic diet a go.
Keto Ingredients Overview
Before we dig in to menu planning, let’s review the basics for keto-friendly cooking. You’ll want to focus on rich fats and moderate amounts of protein, which includes meat, seafood, eggs, cheese, nuts and nut butters, seeds, non-starchy veggies, and plant-based oils.
Be sure to avoid:
- Sugar and artificial sweeteners
- Vegetable oils
- Higher-carb nuts (pistachios and cashews)
- Starchy root vegetables (potatoes, carrots, corn, and parsnips)
26 Easy Keto Recipes
Now let’s get into the kitchen! From breakfast to dessert, these 26 recipes will make it easy to learn the ropes of keto eating
Healthy Keto Breakfast Recipes
Start your day with keto breakfast recipes that deliver healthy fats to help kick you into ketosis.
Nothing against the always-popular almond milk, but it’s time to give walnuts some love when it comes to dairy alternatives. Just let walnuts soak overnight, then whirl them in the blender.
These tender keto pancakes are blended with rich ricotta and lemon juice, while almond extract adds a subtle, nutty flavor. Skip the syrup and top with coconut whipped cream and fresh berries.
Put your Instant Pot to work in the a.m. with these MCT oil–spiked egg bites that’ll fill you with energy.
Scrambled eggs are always a winner, but this recipe takes things up a notch with coconut-creamed spinach for extra nutrients.
Keto-Friendly Lunch Recipes
Don’t make your midday meal an afterthought. Bookmark these easy keto lunch recipes to enjoy throughout the week
This bread is extra light and made without flour so it’s keto-compliant. You’ll love the perfect-for-sandwiches airy texture that comes from whipped egg whites.
This filling recipe blends gamey lamb with a fragrant pesto that’ll fuel you straight through the afternoon—no bun needed!
Yes, pizza is possible, even while eating a keto diet. It’s all thanks to cassava flour, a popular AP flour alternative. The dough is baked with caramelized onions and anchovies, then topped with peppery arugula and, for a citrusy finish, lemon juice.
Tender carnitas are pretty irresistible, especially when they’re seasoned with bold spices like cumin, cayenne, paprika, and garlic powder. Not to mention, this hands-off recipe is made in the Instant Pot!
If you love the flavors of an everything bagel, channel your affection into zesty cheese balls. They’re great for an appetizer platter or a lunch medley with fresh veggies.
For Hawaiian comfort food, it doesn’t get any better than Loco Moco. To keep things keto, we use cauliflower rice and grass-fed beef.
Another bread option, this loaf is practically begging to be turned into avocado toast. The recipe combines gluten-free flours and melted coconut oil, both staples in any keto-friendly pantry.
Keto Made Easy: Dinner Recipes
Winner, winner … veggies, beef, pork and yes, chicken, dinner! Add these tasty dishes to your keto dinner rotation, stat.
This vegetarian version of a classic French dish cooks up meaty portobello mushrooms, then nestles them in a thick coconut milk sauce for the ultimate (guilt-free) indulgence.
If your spice cabinet is well-stocked, you’ll be good to go for this keto-friendly Indian dinner made extra easy in the Instant Pot. Serve with cauliflower rice to keep your meal grain-free.
Are you sensing a theme? Cauliflower is a powerhouse ingredient anytime, but even more so when you’re eating keto. Enjoy Italian night without derailing your diet with these pillowy soft (and compliant) gnocchi tossed in brown butter.
It’s all about the comfort food, keto-style! This hearty lasagna dish nixes noodles in favor of sturdy cabbage leaves so you can indulge any night of the week.
Enjoy a keto date night in with tender pork chops and creamy mushroom sauce made with the essentials—butter and cream.
The secret to easy weeknight cooking? An Instant Pot chicken dinner! Just add chicken, cover it in aromatic spices, and let the pressure cooker do all the work.
Forget the all-day cook time and enjoy quick(er) cooking ribs in the pressure cooker. The dry rub is made sans brown sugar for a keto-friendly option anyone will love.
Delicious Keto Desserts
Enjoy a post-dinner nosh with these compliant (and crave-worthy) keto desserts.
Like little flavor explosions in your mouth, these citrus bombs are sweetened with a sugar alternative.
Chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in keto heaven, especially with the addition of energizing MCT oil.
Craving sweets? Keep ’em in check with this practically instant treat made with GF flours, warm spices, and a sugar alternative. The best part is it comes together in 10 minutes and is cooked in the microwave!
If you’re the sweet and salty type, this treat fits the bill. Top yours with favorite nuts and seeds—anything goes!
Although you could certainly enjoy this pudding for breakfast, we also love it as an after-dinner bite. You can prep it ahead with ingredients like MCT oil, chia seeds, and fall spices.
Keto Drink Recipes
Enjoy your favorite sips with a keto-inspired twist.
Visit London in a mug with this tea latte that infuses classic Earl Grey with lavender, MCT oil, and your favorite non-dairy milk alternative.
This will be your morning go-to in no time! Spice things up with tea, milk, spices, and grass-fed butter for added vitamins and minerals.
This dreamy lavender “moon milk” made with CBD oil, vanilla, and milk, is the perfect sip right before bed. Bonus: it blends up in 10 minutes flat.