These easy keto recipes are ideal for high-protein diets or when you need a low-carb dinner that’s flavorful and filling.
Either way, they’re sure to fill you up.
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Keto Dinner Ideas
Below, you’ll find 50 of the most delicious keto dinner ideas to satisfy your taste buds and your waistline.
The best thing about keto is that you can indulge in meats and cheeses while still technically following a “diet.”
Although with these meals, “diet” will be the furthest thing from your mind.
With these easy keto recipes, you won’t even miss the carbs!
What’s better than a delicious, Italian-style keto meal? A recipe that you prep in just one skillet!
This creamy Tuscan garlic chicken recipe is similar to what you’ll find at the Olive Garden.
You get a bonus addition of tomatoes and greens. The tender chicken breasts are seared to perfection and pack a punch.
The trusty air fryer creates a crispy finish without the excessive calories.
This easy air fryer lemon chicken recipe has an easy cooking time of just 5 minutes!
The lemon adds a refreshing citrus flavor. It’s the perfect staple when you don’t want the oven to heat up the house.
If you have a hankering for tacos, this recipe will serve you well.
This Mexican keto dish is a fresh take on the comfort food we all look forward to on Taco Tuesday.
Not only is this recipe healthier than Taco Bell, but it comes together in under 20 minutes! That’s faster than starting up the car to head to the nearest drive-through.
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Who doesn’t love spinach dip? Every Super Bowl Sunday, I look forward to indulging in the classic game-day snack.
With this recipe, you’ll recreate the classic dip in meal form. Best of all, this keto dish packs a punch of nutrients from all the spinach.
Ittastes like a lasagna mashed together with chicken florentine in the best way possible.
5. Keto Lasagna
Anyone following a low-carb diet will admit lasagna is one food they miss. But with this keto lasagna, you can still indulge!
This recipe is different from other keto lasagnas in that it actually contains noodles! They’re a homemade keto-friendly version.
With this easy keto meal, you’ll feel like you’re eating the real deal.
Who doesn’t love a classic pot pie? This keto version uses almond four instead of the typical carb-heavy pastry flour.
The creamy filling with chicken, peas, and carrots is super warm and satisfying. It’s so perfect for cold, wintery nights.
Can you really eat cheeseburgers on a diet? It’s possible with this addictive keto casserole recipe.
Between the beef and bacon, this meal becomes a crowd-pleasing staple. It’s even with the picky eaters.
This easy keto recipe will be a new staple for sure.
Shrimp scampi is a treat, and this recipe makes it a little less of a guilty pleasure.
This healthy one-pan meal uses zucchini noodles instead of spaghetti to create a carb-free concoction.
It’s full of zesty lemon and garlic flavor. Combined with seared shrimp and fresh parsley, this recipe is pure deliciousness.
I love sheet-pan meals for how easy they are to prepare and clean up. And this salmon version is a winner in my book!
It only requires a few ingredients, and it’s ready in 20 minutes.
The salmon is seasoned with dill, garlic, and Dijon mustard for the perfect savory flavor. And you’ll love how crispy the asparagus gets in the oven!
Any chicken parm lover knows the main ingredient in this dish is the breadcrumbs. But this is one crowd-pleasing, low-carb ‘parm that will leave you speechless.
Instead of coating the chicken in flour, this recipe uses parmesan cheese and a spice mixture.
One bite of this dish will have you wondering why you needed breading in the first place.
Fall-off-the-bone ribs without hours in the oven? Really?
Yes! This oven-baked ribs recipe recreates a typically slow-cooked family favorite by slashing the prep time in half.
In just 2 hours, you’ll have juicy and tender ribs to transport you to a summertime barbeque state of mind.
Have you ever met someone who doesn’t like fried chicken?It’s a universally loved recipe.
With this version, you’ll get your fix without the unnecessary carbs.It’s crispy and crunchy on the outside yet succulent and juicy on the inside.
It’s easy to recreate the comfort food staple without excessive breading.
This keto dinner idea is one protein-packed recipe to warm you up on even the coldest of days.
Chili is the perfect thing for when you crave something hot and filling.
With the Instant Pot or slow cooker, you can make this cozy recipe in just 15 minutes! Not bad for a Friday night in.
Are you craving a rich, homestyle meal that doesn’t feel like diet food?
This recipe takes juicy fried chicken breasts and smothers them entirely in a decadent onion gravy. It tastes like it took hours to make.
If you want to beef it up, serve it with a side of cauliflower rice or salad.
The combination of broccoli and cheese is always a winner. And this keto soup will warm you from the inside out!
It’s thickened with cheese instead of cornstarch, making it low-carb. The best part is, it’s made in the slow cooker!
This broccoli cheese soup is a one-pot meal full of homestyle goodness. It’s also gooey, salty, and totally kid-approved.
Believe it or not, keto-friendly deep-dish pizza does exist! It’s the ultimate way to indulge those carb cravings.
The crust is gluten-free, and it’s made with almond flour and whey protein isolate. It’s light, fluffy, and is as close to real dough as you can get.
Finish it with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!
Your favorite takeout staple just got a whole lot healthier!
This yummy keto shrimp recipe recreates a restaurant fave and turns it into a version you can happily eat on a keto diet.
Not only is it loaded with protein and veggies, but it tastes like the real thing, too! (Maybe even better).
Not only does cauliflower make the perfect substitute for rice, but you can also concoct a delicious crust out of it.
These cheesy keto cauliflower breadsticks are the perfect finger food to serve at parties.
Use cookie cutters to create fun, festive shapes for the holidays, or keep it classic and cut them into strips.
If you love Buffalo chicken wings (and honestly, who doesn’t?), you’ll love this keto dinner idea.
Though you typically coat meatballs in flour, that’s not the case with these bad boys.
Instead, you’ll use almond flour to help give the traditional texture, minus the carbs.
This recipe creates a delectable, savory pulled pork. It comes together quickly with a little help from the Instant Pot!
Each bite is jam-packed with flavor, thanks to the 8-10 hours of marinating.
After that, you don’t have to do anything except throw the ingredients in the slow cooker and forget about it!
This bacon-wrapped shrimp is the perfect party appetizer!
Shrimp is irresistible enough as it is. But wrapping it in bacon takes it over the top!
These tasty bites are made in the oven, making cleanup a breeze. You might want to double the recipe, as these will disappear quickly!
Many soups contain carbs, which is tricky for keto dieters.
This soup is different, though! With the punch of flavor embedded into the broth, you’ll forget all about the rice and pasta.
The cheese on top compliments the shredded pork, creating a thick, rich soup.
Cauliflower is my secret weapon when it comes to vegetarian keto recipes.
If you’re looking for an alternative to chicken wings, this recipe provides a healthier twist on the game-day staple.
The cauliflower gets coated in almond flour and parmesan to create a tasty, crispy crust full of flavor.
Butternut squash is a bit higher in carbs than other veggies. But this recipe is worth including because it’s so darn scrumptious!
The squash soaks up the bacon grease as it cooks, adding loads of flavor to every bite.
This would make a great side dish to serve at Thanksgiving or during the holidays.
This is such an easy low-carb dinner to throw together, and you probably already have the ingredients in your fridge.
The broccoli brings the green to the meal, and the onions and pepper bring some savoriness.
Don’t skip out on marinating your chicken beforehand. It unlocks even more flavor.
This recipe is a fresh take on the picnic classic.
I like to serve it as a cool side with steak, burgers, or on its own as a light lunch.
It’s low-carb, paleo, keto, gluten-free, and pretty darn healthy. Oh, and it tastes great too!
Serve this low-carb dinner for a meal the entire family will enjoy. It’s pretty to look at and healthy to boot.
It uses cauliflower rice instead of regular rice to add nutrients and lightness to every bite.
Better still, it’s super versatile, so throw in whatever veggies you have on hand.
This recipe is a healthier take on the classic Irish dish. No guilty carbs found here!
If you’re craving a beef stew to warm you up on a dark winter night, this is the recipe for you.
Using slow-cooked corned beef brisket with a medley of veggies, this is a hearty meal that makes great leftovers!
This recipe is effortlessly flavorful, and you can easily prepare a bunch to store for later.
The secret to this keto beef stew is the celery root, which tastes like potatoes but doesn’t have the added carbs.
This stew is packed with warm, wholesome flavors. It’s an excellent make-ahead meal to reheat on busy weeknights.
Mac & cheese is one of my guilty pleasures. But it’s hard to find a version that doesn’t have an excessive amount of carbs.
That’s why this recipe is so great. It tastes exactly like traditional homemade mac & cheese, but there are only seven grams of carbs per serving.
It uses a low-carb brand of elbow macaroni to keep the carbs low and the taste high.
There’s something about the sweet and tangy flavor of cabbage rolls I can’t get enough of. They’re loaded with goodness and are super filling!
These cabbage rolls don’t have rice but still have every ounce of flavor.
It won’t come as a surprise to hear you use cauliflower instead.
Sometimes, it’s hard to find keto options that are also vegan, but this recipe is like finding the needle in the haystack.
Using cashew cream instead of milk provides a rich base. When it’s blended with cauliflower, it becomes wonderfully thick and creamy.
This soup would be great to make and freeze.
This easy chicken casserole belongs in every keto lover’s weekly rotation.
It’s full of zucchini, chicken, and a blend of delicious cheeses. The pork panko sprinkled on top gives it a nice, crispy finish.
From start to finish, this dish only takes 30 minutes. It’s perfect for hectic days when you want to get a nutritious meal on the table!
It’s easy to make burgers keto by forgoing the bun.
So, why not make one for yourself, only ensure it’s loaded with protein and healthy fats? It’s as easy as adding an egg and some guac.
This dish is especially great for picky eaters since it combines our favorite comfort foods into one burger.
This is one visually stunning dish that would make a perfect summertime lunch.
You can make this recipe in an easy, breezy 10 minutes by simply chopping everything up and tossing it in a bowl.
Instead of regular rice, use cauliflower rice to keep those carbs far away.
Another favorite, this slaw is a hit at backyard barbeques and makes a great side dish to compliment burgers and ribs.
You replace the sugar with erythritol to add some sweetness to balance the savory.
If you want to beef it up a bit (literally), add your favorite protein to transform this into a healthy, filling lunch.
Spaghetti squash is an excellent alternative to regular pasta since it has a texture similar to noodles, with much more flavor.
This recipe is also super simple to make. Just stuff a halved spaghetti squash with beef, marinara, and cheese, bake it up, and voila!
It’s a delectable, filling Italian-style meal ready to be consumed in no time.
Goodbye taco shells, hello… avocados?
You heard that right. These avocado boats create the perfect taco alternative without the pesky carbs.
Use the halved avocado to house the yummy taco filling. These taco boats are full of healthy fats, and they’re super delicious, too!
Sandwiches are tricky for keto diets, but this dish provides a tasty solution.
For this clever keto sandwich recipe, use a halved zucchini instead of bread to save on carbs.
It looks like a tuna melt flatbread with lots of melted gooey cheese on top.
Frittatas are a great meal idea for keto dieters.
This one-pan egg, asparagus, and tomato dish is a fantastic breakfast, lunch, or dinner recipe. It packs protein and nutrients into each forkful.
The fresh flavor of this simple meal comes from the bacon and herb combo. Yum!
If you need a quick weeknight dinner idea that’s deceptively indulgent, this might be the recipe for you.
These chops are smothered in a mushroom garlic cream sauce and topped with bacon.
The dish is also full of heavy cream and cream cheese, making it tempting and luxurious. You won’t be able to resist it.
Wedge salads are one of my go-to side dishes at a backyard barbeque.
This recipe is full of bacon, boiled eggs, and blue cheese dressing.
If you love a good salad during brunch, go heavier on the bacon and eggs and serve it with mimosas. (The last part is optional, of course.)
This restaurant-worthy recipe will be a sure-fire hit at your next dinner party. It looks fancy but is surprisingly easy to make.
Inside the tender chicken breast is a savory spinach and cheese filling.
The sauce takes on the flavor of the caramelized onions and mushrooms, making a tasty main entree.
What’s not to love about chicken breast topped with Ranch dressing, mozzarella cheese, and crispy bacon?
This recipe produces a succulent baked chicken that’s juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside.
Finish it with a dash of fresh parsley. This comfort food will be the star of the show.
Sushi is hard to give up when following a keto diet, but this recipe lets you get your fix.
Quick and convenient, this sushi bowl is a light lunch you can make in a snap.
Not only is it healthy, but you don’t even need to roll the sushi by hand.
Now, here’s a twist on sushi I bet you weren’t expecting.
Instead of wrapping with rice and seaweed, this version cleverly uses bacon to keep the rolls contained.
Now you can have the whole sushi experience without the carbs.
Besides, doesn’t everything taste better with bacon?
Meatloaf is tough to pull off when eating keto, but the proper substitutions make it all possible.
Just swap out breadcrumbs with almond flour and parmesan to seal in the moisture and add flavor.
Then, use unsweetened ketchup to coat this delicious loaf for something nostalgic and delicious.
Just looking at this recipe makes my mouth water.
The great thing about broiling salmon instead of baking it is you can achieve a crispy finish in only 8-10 minutes.
This recipe teaches you how to lock moisture in the salmon while still achieving flakiness on top.
A quesadilla with only three grams of carbs per serving?Yes, please!
This recipe makes it happen with low-carb tortillas and keto-friendly veggies. Serve it as a light lunch or as a side to something spicy.
Cobb salad and egg salad are a match made in heaven. If you don’t believe me, try this recipe and see if it changes your mind.
It’s ingredient-heavy, but it pays off in a big way.
Plus, you get a showstopping salad to bring to your next picnic. Just be sure you’ve made enough, as it won’t last long!
50 Best Keto Foods for Dinner
Course: DinnerCuisine: American
These easy keto dinners are low-carb, tasty, and filling. Between the creamy Tuscan chicken and the cheesy cauliflower breadsticks, there’s a lot to choose from. But Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Wings are my favorite! Try them out tonight!
2 1/2 pounds chicken wings
1/2 cup Frank’s® RedHot® Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce
1/3 cup melted butter or margarine
- Preheat the oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Add a rack on top of the tray and lightly spray with cooking oil.
- Using a sharp knife, cut the wings at the joints and throw away the tips. Arrange the wings on the rack, leaving a couple of inches between each one.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the chicken is cooked and the skin is crisp. Flip the wings over halfway through to ensure even cooking.
- While the wings are in the oven, mix Frank’s® RedHot® sauce with the melted butter in a large bowl.
- Carefully take the wings out of the oven and transfer them into the large bowl. Gently toss to coat the wings evenly in the sauce.
- Serve with a cool dipping sauce and enjoy!
- Pat the chicken wings dry before baking to help the skin crisp up nicely in the oven.
- Use a wire rack on your baking sheet to allow heat circulation for evenly crispy wings.
- Calories: 507kcal
- Carbohydrates: 0g
- Protein: 35g
- Fat: 40g
- Saturated Fat: 15g
- Cholesterol: 169mg
- Sodium: 239mg
- Potassium: 3mg
- Fiber: 0g
- Sugar: 0g
- Calcium: 36mg
- Iron: 2mg
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The article discusses 50 easy keto dinner recipes that are suitable for high-protein diets or low-carb dinners. The ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet that aims to put the body into a state of ketosis, where it burns fat for energy instead of carbohydrates. These recipes focus on using ingredients that are low in carbohydrates but high in flavor and satisfaction.
Here are some concepts and terms used in the article:
Keto Diet: A low-carb, high-fat diet that aims to put the body into a state of ketosis, where it burns fat for energy.
High-Protein Diet: A diet that emphasizes consuming a higher proportion of protein-rich foods to support muscle growth and repair.
Low-Carb: Refers to foods or recipes that are low in carbohydrates, typically avoiding starchy foods like bread, pasta, and rice.
Flavorful and Filling: The recipes mentioned in the article are described as both flavorful and filling, meaning they are tasty and satisfying to eat.
Skillet: A type of frying pan with a long handle, often used for cooking one-pot meals.
Air Fryer: A kitchen appliance that uses hot air circulation to cook food, similar to deep-frying but with less oil.
Ground Beef Taco: A Mexican-inspired dish made with ground beef, spices, and toppings, often served in a tortilla or lettuce wrap.
Casserole: A baked dish made with various ingredients, usually including a protein, vegetables, and a sauce or cheese.
Lasagna: An Italian pasta dish made with layers of pasta, sauce, cheese, and often meat or vegetables.
Chicken Parmesan: A breaded and fried chicken cutlet topped with marinara sauce and melted cheese, typically served with pasta.
Shrimp Scampi: A dish made with shrimp sautéed in garlic, butter, and lemon juice.
Sheet Pan: A baking sheet or tray used for cooking a meal in the oven, often with all the ingredients placed on the same sheet.
Pot Pie: A savory pie filled with meat, vegetables, and a creamy sauce, typically topped with a pastry crust.
Cheeseburger Casserole: A casserole dish that combines the flavors of a cheeseburger, often made with ground beef, cheese, and toppings.
Zucchini Noodles: Noodles made from spiralized zucchini, often used as a low-carb alternative to pasta.
Salmon and Asparagus: A combination of salmon fillets and asparagus cooked together, often on a sheet pan.
Cauliflower Rice: Finely grated cauliflower that resembles rice, often used as a low-carb substitute for traditional rice.
Broccoli Cheddar Soup: A creamy soup made with broccoli and cheddar cheese.
Deep-Dish Pizza: A thick-crust pizza baked in a deep pan, often with a variety of toppings.
Stuffed Chicken Breast: Chicken breasts filled with a stuffing, often made with cheese, vegetables, or other ingredients.
These are just a few of the concepts and terms used in the article. If you have any specific questions or need more information about a particular recipe or concept, feel free to ask!