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.
This Havarti-slathered pork dish flavored with Tuscan herbs is juicy, delicious, and hard to share.
Pulled pork is so easy to make, especially if you have a slow cooker (and you should). Serve this slightly spicy dish with lime wedges and let your palate take a magic carpet ride to Austin, Texas—pulled pork dreamland.
Pork rinds have this amazing ability to take on the flavor of whatever you spice them with, making these a crave-worthy sour cream and onion “chip.” You can usually get pork skin from a butcher or at your local international market; otherwise you can purchase “pork rind pellets” online.
These thick-cut pork chops are coated in a dry ranch rub, then slow-cooked to juicy perfection. They’re wonderful when served with a salad or wilted greens and garlic.
This spicy, meaty sauce can be served over just about anything, but it’s especially captivating over lightly sautéed zucchini noodles.
Spicy soups seem most appropriate on chilly winter days, and this light, creamy soup has just enough spice to draw you inside and keep you there.
Succulent and flavorful pork medallions are seasoned with fresh rosemary and balsamic vinegar in this recipe. The herbaceous rosemary cuts through the usually thick flavor of the balsamic vinegar for a perfect pairing. Serve with Cauliflower Mash or steamed asparagus for a complete meal.
Garlic-infused olive oil should be a staple in any kitchen. It certainly is in mine. It comes in handy in recipes like this where the garlic acts as more of a side than a seasoning. After roasting in the oven, the garlic cloves turn into little pillows of creamy, garlicky lusciousness. You can eat them bite by bite, or make a Roasted Garlic Cream to add to the green bean mixture.
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.
Salty bacon, savory sauce, and spicy Mexican chorizo come together for a dinner dance that celebrates every angle of pork, dressed in eggs.
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.
This casserole is easy to toss together, but it feels like a special occasion. Sweet green beans are high in fiber; here they are tossed in a rich cream cheese Alfredo sauce on top of a savory pork base.
As a kid I ate a lot of chicken Florentine but always felt that the chicken overpowered the delicate flavor of the sauce. Here, I’ve used thin pork cutlets, which are happy to let the lemon-caper sauce steal the show.
Though tortilla chips are nowhere to be found on the keto diet, you can still enjoy nachos with the crunchy, salty flavor of pork rinds. Serving as the base for just about any type of nacho you can think of, this basic cheese recipe can be built on with your keto favorites. For a spicy kick, try pickled jalapeños.
Bacon can be its own meal when sprinkled with this savory and spicy dust before baking in the oven. It’s also the perfect snack when you’re on the go.
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.
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.