For a quick, less-complicated bread recipe, try this almond butter-based one. With only five ingredients, it's very simple to whip up in a pinch. This recipe can be finicky, so if it needs more than the recommended time in the oven to set, don't panic. At such a low oven temperature it's possible to have fluctuations in cooking time.
55 12 5 / 5
Possibly one of the simplest dinner recipes for keto diet is an avocado chicken burger. Packed with healthy fats, avocado is the ultimate addition to any protein-based meal. Top these burgers with alfalfa sprouts and goat cheese or a slice of Swiss-however you serve them, they're a palate pleaser.
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Bacon and leeks pair brilliantly, as you get a mild onion flavor from the leek when it’s roasted with salty, crispy bacon.
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Although I love a good crushed pork rind in Mini Mozzarella Sticks, did you know that bacon is basically the duct tape of keto? You can wrap anything with it, including mozzarella sticks. These are best served with blue cheese or ranch dressing.
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You know what they say: Everything is better with bacon. That saying is even more true when bacon is served with Ranch Dressing. Topped with ranch, bacon, and cheese, these chicken breasts are moist and tender, and prefect for an easy weeknight meal. Serve with a lighter side dish, like steamed vegetables.
These chicken breasts get a healthy dose of spice from the chopped jalapeño, while the cream cheese mellows the heat. Serve with a side of Cauliflower Mac and Cheese.
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Wrapping pork tenderloin in more pork may seem redundant but you'll realize quickly after this dish starts baking what an impact the bacon wrap has on the overall flavor. In addition to the added flavor, the bacon helps keep the pork moist on the inside. Serve this with your favorite steamed vegetables and Cauliflower Mash.
Anyone can wrap scallops in bacon, but why not go bigger? The smoky bacon provides a savory saltiness to this light white fish, while a delicate lemon cream sauce balances it all out.
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Traditional Italian meatballs are a beauty to behold. Their texture is hard to replicate without the use of bread crumbs, but a mixture of almond flour and Parmesan cheese stands in quite nicely. Combined with sugar-free Pasta Sauce and heaps of mozzarella cheese, this dish pairs perfectly with a plate of Zucchini Noodles or is just as delicious on its own.
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Every kids favorite meal gets a keto twist with a non-bread "breading" made from some surprising ingredients. Instead of bread crumbs, crushed pork rinds and Parmesan cheese create a crust that is both crunchy and crisp. Dip in Ranch Dressing or Sugar-Free Ketchup for a real childhood treat.
Sausage and sage are a perfect marriage of savory and seasoning. When paired with haddock, they create a complex surf and turf that sends “Do you love me?” notes in class. Hint: They always check “Yes!”
Maybe you associate rich butter with shellfish like lobster and crab, but there’s no better pair than fresh cod and butter.
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Bangers and mash is a traditional English meal that can become keto-friendly in a snap by substituting Cauliflower Mash for the usual mashed potatoes. Use any type of sausage you prefer, but traditional Italian varieties tend to taste best.
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Nothing says backyard barbecue like a plate of ribs. Skip the hassle of hauling out the grill with this oven preparation. Covered in your favorite sugar-free barbecue sauce or served with just the rub, these ribs pair well with Cauliflower Mac and Cheese or cabbage slaw.
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Straight from your favorite Chinese takeout kitchen, this beef and broccoli dish eliminates hidden carbs like cornstarch and sugar for a tasty meal. Try this with Cauliflower "Rice" or tossed with Zucchini Noodles.
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Fajitas are a Mexican favorite and are very keto friendly when you remove the carb-laden tortillas they're usually served with. The serrano pepper adds spice, which can be tempered by omitting it. Pair with low-carb tortillas and sour cream for an authentic flavor.
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Though typically made with noodles, this beef stroganoff recipe uses cabbage to achieve a similar texture with a minimal amount of carbohydrates. Cabbage is also high in nutrients like vitamin C, which keeps your immune system healthy. Store a portion of this dish in the freezer for a quick weeknight meal.
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If you’ve ever felt magnetically pulled to a high-end Chinese buffet, invariably the pot of gold was the black pepper chicken. It might be breaded or it might be grilled, but here we’re going with baked.
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For a quick snack or a party dish you can serve with fancy little toothpicks, these slightly spicy buffalo balls, packed with rich blue cheese, are just the ticket.
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If you love pulled pork or chicken this is a recipe must try. Cooking this in the crock pot will make things a lot easier and the chicken tastier and stay keto friendly.
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For buffalo chicken lovers, this is like a Super Bowl party in a tuxedo.
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These classic wings are perfect for football Sundays or weekend gatherings. Baked instead of fried, these wings also save time and the expense of oil. For a smoky flavor, cook the chicken for the same amount of time on the grill over medium heat.
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This is the perfect snack when you are craving the flavor of buffalo wings but don't want to deal with the hassle of making them. Cauliflower is an amazing, incredibly versatile vegetable that is able to take on many flavors. Try this recipe with other marinades and sauces, like fajita mix and sour cream.
Crispy chicken skin tops these flavorful thighs that cook in a garlic, onion, thyme, and tarragon base. Definitely lip-smacking and finger-licking good.
In addition to being a great pasta substitute, cauliflower is excellent as "rice," as well. You may not even be able to tell the difference in a stir-fry or when it is served with a flaky piece of fish. Fresh cauliflower is key for this recipe, so save the bagged cauliflower for other recipes.
Cauliflower is an extremely versatile vegetable, especially on the keto diet. It can take on many forms and flavors, which makes it the perfect carbohydrate substitute. In this recipe, cauliflower pairs with a rich, creamy cheese sauce that will curb any pasta craving. This recipe was one of the first that I tested when starting keto, and it is an incredibly easy way to develop a love for the lifestyle. My friends beg for this dish when they come over for dinner-it's that good!
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Mashed potatoes are a staple food missed frequently by many on the keto diet. Fear not, for the magic of cauliflower strikes again in this delicious Cauliflower Mash recipe, which provides a perfect way to sneak vegetables into your diet while enjoying something that feels indulgent. Add bacon bits, chives, and Cheddar cheese on top to recreate a loaded baked potato.
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You can do almost anything with cauliflower on the keto diet. It's capable of substituting for pasta, rice, and pizza crust. In this recipe, cauliflower is paired with cheese as a binder to create a well-textured crust for a basic pizza.
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Is there anything that cauliflower can't replicate? It would seem not, based on the versatility of this incredible vegetable. Enjoy these cauliflower tortillas with your favorite fajita meat or pulled pork. They also serve as a great wrap for breakfast scrambles to eat on the go.
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Salmon is a perennial favorite at most dinner tables, but some people (like my significant other) can't get past the specific flavor of salmon. For those folks (and my live-in taste tester), try this recipe, which is bursting with spices and accompanied by my favorite side dish, garlicky green beans. Allow the salmon to marinate in the rub overnight for the best flavor.
The way to any Italian-American’s heart is through a plate of inauthentic but totally delicious chicken Parmesan. Bake a batch of these crowd-pleasers as hors d’oeuvres and win over all your guests. Or serve for dinner with Rhode Island Red Marinara Sauce and zucchini noodles.
If you need a pizza crust that will make everyone in the family happy, try this crispy Cheesy-Crust Pizza made with cheese only. Bound together with an egg, the cheese crisps thoroughly before any toppings are added. If you like a lot of toppings on your pizza, try the Cauliflower Pizza recipe.
If you need a pizza crust that will make everyone in the family happy, try this crispy Cheesy-Crust Pizza made with cheese only. Bound together with an egg, the cheese crisps thoroughly before any toppings are added. If you like a lot of toppings on your pizza, try the Cauliflower Pizza recipe
Say good-bye to the pasta and let the chicken and broccoli soak up the lemony, peppery cream sauce. Feel free to add zucchini noodles.
30 2 5 / 5
Traditional crêpes are basically very thin pancakes filled with wonderful ingredients. This recipe borrows the same concept but uses big, juicy chicken breasts pounded into a thin layer to wrap around garlicky ricotta cheese and green leafy spinach.
A restaurant classic gets the keto makeover with a surprise ingredient for the outer, crispy breading. Pork rinds substitute for bread crumbs to create a crunch that's not only unique but also extra flavorful. Serve with steamed vegetables or Cauliflower Mash for a filling meal.
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Eat in tonight with these delicious Mexican-inspired stuffed bell peppers. Rich with flavor from homemade fajita seasoning, you can adapt these with other vegetables or different meats depending on your mood. Try a dollop of sour cream and a dash of chili powder on top for added presentation value.
Almond flour and Parmesan cheese combine to create the perfect coating for this keto Chicken Parmesan recipe. Topped with sugar-free Pasta Sauce and melted mozzarella, this entree pairs well with sauteed vegetables or Zucchini Noodles. Try this recipe with chicken thighs for added fat content.
55 6 5 / 5
An Italian restaurant classic gets the keto treatment in this dish. The unique flavor of the capers and lemon juice pairs well with the chicken and white wine. Traditionally made with chicken breast, this recipe calls for chicken thighs to increase the amount of fat.
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Drumsticks are one of the least expensive meats, next to chicken thighs and pork cutlets. Here the drumsticks are coated in a spicy, sweet chili-lime dressing.
Salty, crispy bacon is dipped in buttery, melty chocolate for a sweet and savory treat that’s neither breakfast, dinner, nor dessert—but somehow all three.
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Cilantro and spicy chili come together on these tangy chicken skewers mixed with peppers and onions. Full of flavor from the fresh cilantro, this dish can be made by using the broil setting in your oven or over medium-high heat on the grill. Enjoy with a low-carb tortilla or a scoop of Cauliflower "Rice".
Bread is pretty hard to come by on the keto diet, but not when you get a little creative. This nut-based bread recipe yields a fluffy, thick loaf that's perfect for sandwiches or enjoyed with a thick pat of butter. Don't omit the cooling time or the loaf will fall.
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Nothing says tropical paradise like a batch of coconut shrimp. Paired with a tangy aioli, these are just as good as the non-keto version, if not better.
Tuna steaks, appropriately named for their meaty flavor and texture, are best cooked rare. This peppery coffee rub adds a deep, smoky flavor to the tuna.
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It took more than 30 years for me to try lobster and another two before I liked it. It took a trip to Maine for my taste buds to turn, and then I spent a week in Boothbay Harbor eating sweet, buttery Maine lobster for as many meals as I could get it. I haven’t looked back. This creamy dish uses sweet, tender, and affordable lobster-like langostinos. (If your pockets are padded, you can use lobster instead.) This is a beloved regular at our family holiday parties.
If you love sweet juicy red bell peppers, you’ll love this infusion of tender chicken in a creamy red pepper sauce.
Rich coconut milk is spiced with curry powder in this excellent chicken curry recipe. Accompanied by bamboo shoots and onion, the chicken thighs absorb the deep flavors of paprika and ginger for a bright, crisp curry. Serve over crisped Cauliflower "Rice" or, for something different, Zucchini Noodles.
For a Mediterranean vibe, try this feta and olive stuffed chicken recipe. Great on their own or served with Zucchini Noodles, these chicken thighs are bursting with Greek flavor. Top with extra feta for a cheesier bite.
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Salmon is a spectacularly excellent ketogenic fish because it’s full of omega-3 fatty acids. Atlantic salmon has the most fat, with about 18 grams of fat per 6-ounce portion.
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Mild but flavorful green chiles blend with a creamy enchilada sauce in this tasty casserole that gets made at least once a month at my house. Sprinkled with strips of low-carb tortillas, this dish also captures the flavor of traditional enchiladas but without the high amount of carbs.
Hanger steak may not be a familiar cut; it's often referred to as the "butcher's steak" or "butcher's cut" since it's so flavorful that butchers often reserve it for themselves. Nowadays you can find hanger steak at most meat markets. If you can't locate it, just ask the butcher, who may have some in the back. Paired with an herbaceous cilantro crema, this steak cooked rare is one that you'll never forget.
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This light but refreshing combination of grilled shrimp and avocado gets its inspiration from traditional dishes served on tropical islands. Remember, shrimp cook quickly and can be overcooked easily. Avocados are also delicate, and should be handled minimally before serving.
Taco salad is one of the easiest recipes to whip up on a busy weeknight. The best part about this recipe is that the taco meat can be doubled and reserved for other dishes, such as the Cheesy Taco Shells. This recipe freezes well, but be sure to thaw completely before reheating.
Fresh herbs play off the rich flavor of lamb in this herb-crusted recipe. Best served with simple side dishes like Cauliflower Mash and steamed vegetables, this classic preparation is the perfect way to impress your guests with minimal effort. Do not substitute dried herbs for fresh in this recipe, as the bright flavor of the fresh herbs is what makes this simple dish so delicious.
A kitchen classic, roasted chicken is great not only for a family meal but also for leftovers-you can slice chicken breast for sandwiches or wraps, and chop up the meat for things like chicken salad. The basic herb blend in this recipe can be changed to whatever rubs you like to use. Jicama, full of fiber, roasts well with the chicken for a texture similar to roasted potatoes.
A taste of the islands is not far away with this authentic jerk chicken recipe. Traditionally made with sugar, this jerk marinade is keto friendly and can be made in advance or doubled for multiple uses. While most jerk chicken is made over an open flame, the addition of some liquid smoke does that work for you while the chicken roasts in the oven.
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Although it’s not advisable to eat all the onion used here due to the high carb count, there’s nothing wrong with infusing your whole dish with their flavor, and snagging some sweet and sticky caramelized ones at the end.
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One of my favorite dinners as a kid was fish sticks dipped in ketchup, while watching cartoons with my cousins. My ode to those TV dinners? These crispy, flaky fish sticks that have evolved into adult-friendly dippables. I like to offer Homemade Champagne Ketchup and/or Lemon-Dill Tartar Sauce on the side.
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Sausage and banana peppers are two of my favorite pizza toppings. In this deconstructed version, banana peppers are the boats to float herbes de Provence–spiced sweet sausage down a river of tomato sauce with little mozzarella hats.
Salty bacon, savory sauce, and spicy Mexican chorizo come together for a dinner dance that celebrates every angle of pork, dressed in eggs.
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Pot roast is a weeknight classic at my house and also serves as a hearty comfort food. While potatoes and carrots aren't allowed on the keto diet, I like to substitute other root vegetables like turnips or radishes for a similar texture and equally great flavor. My tried-and-true secret of thickening the gravy with heavy cream instead of flour also yields a uniquely rich take on this family favorite dish.
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Prosciutto is a delightful alternative to bacon—lighter in flavor and better for wrapping chicken. Here, the crispy, salty pork completes the dish.
A true Southern classic, pulled pork is one of the easiest dishes to prepare in a slow cooker while you're at work. Served with a light cabbage slaw, this recipe can be eaten as is or with homemade Barbecue Sauce. Enjoy this delicious pork and slaw with a fork or pair with a low-carb bun for a treat. If you do not have a slow cooker, cook the pork in a Dutch oven in a 200°F oven for the same amount of time.
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On a cold day, there’s nothing I love more than a bowl of curry. What’s even better are the leftovers; you’ll wake up to an even spicier version the next day, and the next, and the next. Serve with zucchini noodles or a side of steamed veggies.
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Mozzarella and red peppers make this dish slightly sweet but still high enough in fat for our ketogenic purposes.
This recipe for roasted cod with bok choy is a personal favorite. Quick to make with the aluminum-foil steaming method, this dish will impress with little effort. Bok choy is available year-round, but its peak season is winter. If you're making this dish during other times of the year, substitute a more seasonal vegetable, like broccoli or broccoli raab.
Juicy tomatoes, sweet and spicy whiskey-caramelized onions, and refreshing goat cheese combine for this delectable dish. Enjoy on a summer evening with fresh-picked tomatoes from your garden or your local farmers’ market.
After a long day out fishing, nothing tastes better than a simply roasted trout and some fresh vegetables. Even if the catch came from the supermarket, trout is an incredibly delicious fish and cooks very easily with this recipe's foil method. Paired with fresh dill and fennel, the fish is impressive in flavor and presentation.
Sweet and spicy sausage is married with earthy, fragrant sage in this meatloaf, which is topped with a tart orange zest.
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If you crave Chinese takeout as much as I do, whip up these quick and delicious sesame chicken thighs instead of reaching for your phone. The deep, nutty flavor of sesame oil tempers the sweetness of the maple syrup in this sweet and savory dish. I like to serve these with a steamed and buttered vegetable like broccoli and Cauliflower "Rice" for a filling meal. Add optional sesame seeds for a presentation to rival your local takeout joint.
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Chinese food may seem like a world away while eating on the keto diet, but not with this modified stir-fry. Pair this with Cauliflower "Rice" or enjoy on its own. It is equally good both ways. The bamboo shoots provide a nice texture alongside the shrimp and broccoli for a filling meal.
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Shrimp scampi is a pasta classic that gets a twist in this "keto-fied" recipe by substituting zucchini noodles for the pasta. A spiralizer, used to create the zucchini noodles for this dish, is a versatile tool to invest in for your kitchen arsenal that is extremely useful on the keto diet. If you have a mandolin, you can also achieve the unique "zoodles" cut with that.
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Chicken is complemented by a light coconut and lemongrass infusion, which is married to kale in the end.
Sushi cravings while on the keto diet are a real challenge. While sashimi is still fair game, getting the experience of a sushi roll without rice is often difficult at most restaurants. Make your own with this simple recipe that has all the flavors of your favorite sushi. Serve with pickled ginger and low-carb soy sauce.
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Salmon doesn’t have to be boring. In this dish, shallots and sun-dried tomatoes are enveloped in a creamy ricotta cheese mixture, sandwiched between two nutrient-packed salmon fillets.
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Chicken thighs are a great cut of meat to enjoy on the keto diet, especially when stuffed with delicious ingredients. This recipe highlights the combination of bacon and spinach for a rich, hearty meal. Served with a light salad and a citrusy vinaigrette, this is a great meal to make for dinner and save for lunch the next day.
While freshly steamed mussels are higher in carbohydrate than many other shell sh, nothing beats the taste. Paired with fresh thyme and a heaping serving of garlic, these flavorful morsels are perfect for an appetizer or a main course. Serve with toasted Coconut Almond Flour Bread or a crunchy vegetable medley, like celery and bell peppers.
While teriyaki sauce traditionally does contain sugar, our keto-friendly version uses a sugar-free substitute that is still highly comparable and tastes almost the same on a protein like salmon, which absorbs flavors very well. Topped with a spicy aioli, this flaky fish dish is served with buttered asparagus for a classic-style dinner. If you enjoy an added crunch, toss some slivered almonds in with the asparagus right before serving.
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It’s no secret that pork chops are the Harry Potter of the protein world (the Potter that still lived under the stairs, not the Potter that defeated Voldemort—that would be Maine lobster). But what I love about pork chops is that they’re cheap, and with the right ketogenic “breading” you can take the flavor anywhere you want. Thick-cut pork chops work best because they stay juicy through the cooking process, but even with thin-cut chops you won’t care about juiciness because you’ll be enjoying so much more of the delicious coating. Serve this over zoodles for a great meal.
Nothing warms you up on a cold night like a warm bowl of chili. If beef chili just isn't your thing, this white chicken chili is sure to hit the spot. Green chiles are tempered with Cheddar cheese and sour cream but overall , this is a very mild chili. Add a jalapeño or serrano pepper to heighten the heat.
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Meatloaf is a staple food that many people grew up with, but that was a different breed of meatloaf entirely. Although meatloaf is usually bulked up with oats or bread crumbs, this recipe relies on zucchini and added fat from bacon to achieve the same texture. Serve a slice of this meatloaf with some Cauliflower Mash for a hearty and heartwarming meal.
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