A keto dinner party, potluck, or game-day get together is always a fun affair, but these events call for recipes that satisfy a crowd. If your standard weeknight cooking involves only yourself or one other person, a slightly different mindset is in order. Forget tripling a dip recipe to have enough to fill everyone’s plate; instead, say hello to dishes you can keep all for yourself. Today we’re sharing easy keto dinners for two, healthy keto dinner recipes, and meal planning tips for a smaller household.
Cooking for one or two? Here are some tips to get the most out of your meal plan.
This cheat sheet includes some of the best keto-friendly ingredients to keep in your pantry. So whether you wing it in the kitchen or follow a recipe, you’ll already have a head start with a lot of the basics you need.
Whenever possible, stick to saturated and monounsaturated fats or natural fats like:
Your keto dinner menu doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are some simple ketogenic dinner ideas to add to your meal plan.
For more, check out our ultimate guide to the keto diet!
No sugary dry rub here. This Instant Pot recipe uses keto-friendly ingredients to amp up flavor, such as garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. It’s an easy keto dinner you can set and forget.
Cooking for two? Here’s a date-night-worthy dish made with tender pork chops, earthy mushrooms, and a decadent butter and cream sauce. Wash it down with a glass of crisp clean wine.
Primal Kitchen founder Mark Sisson shares his succulent lamb burger recipe, complete with a nutty pistachio pesto. It’s the perfect keto summer dinner recipe!
Eggs don’t have to be a breakfast-only ingredient. This is a quick and easy keto dinner recipe that nestles coconut creamed spinach around perfectly cooked eggs.
If the grill’s on, throw a head of lettuce on the grates. The char adds smoky flavor to your salad, and a bright avocado-lime dressing perks up every bite.
Cauliflower is a must-have ingredient to make keto-friendly dinner recipes. In this dish, we use cauliflower rice as a base for roasted salmon and sautéed veggies seasoned with allspice, cinnamon, and cumin.
Try this Korean dish with a ketogenic twist. Our balanced bibimbap bowl uses ground beef, veggies, and grated pear for sweetness. There’s also plenty of spice from gochujang.
When you have the time to cook low and slow, put this mustard roast beef in the oven. It makes plenty of leftovers, so you can freeze individual portions for easy dinners in the weeks ahead.
Keto carnitas are fit for a crowd, but this dish will send you to leftover heaven if you save it all for yourself. Just freeze what you don’t eat to build future meals in a flash.
Craving a ketogenic sauce or dip? Kale-hemp pesto for the win! This pesto comes together in a food processor with hemp seeds, kale, salty parm, garlic, and lemon. After enjoying it with grilled fish or steak, use the leftovers to add flavor to scrambled eggs the next morning.
Minimize waste with this pair of keto cauliflower recipes: creamy mashed cauliflower that’s fit for a holiday spread and a hearty and flavorful curried cauliflower soup that uses the leftover cooking liquid. Freeze your leftovers for quick and easy keto meals.
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