45 Keto Recipes Worth Trying (Whether You're on the Diet or Not!) (2024)

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45 Keto Recipes Worth Trying (Whether You're on the Diet or Not!) (1)Rashanda Cobbins

45 Keto Recipes Worth Trying (Whether You're on the Diet or Not!) (2)Lauren Jarvis-GibsonUpdated: Mar. 20, 2024

    Whether you're brand new to the keto diet or a seasoned vet, these keto recipes will satisfy your low-carb diet needs.

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    If you’re on a keto diet or are simply looking for some low-carb recipes, these are our favorite easy options. From breakfast keto ideas, to lunch options like lettuce wraps and salads, to keto-friendly dinnerslike keto chicken nuggets, you will find everything you are looking for in this collection.

    There are several variations of the keto diet, so be sure to double check the ingredients before you cook.


    Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks

    These grain-free “breadsticks” are made with cauliflower instead of flour. You will love these breadsticks as a side for dinner and the kids will love dipping these sticks in their favorite sauce.

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    Here’s our full list of keto-friendly foods.


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    Carrot and Kale Vegetable Saute

    The bacon in this dish adds depth and a ton of flavor. This saute recipe is as colorful as it is flavorful and is sure to be a family favorite.

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    Don’t feel like cooking? Try these keto snack bars that you can purchase.


    Herbed Balsamic Chicken

    This chicken dish is moist and tender without being under or overcooked. The lemon zest adds a wonderful zing to your tastebuds.

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    For more keto recipes, explore our list of keto easter dinners.


    Zucchini Crust Pizza

    My mother-in-law shared the recipe for this unique pizza with me. It’s just right for brunch, lunch or a light supper. Loosen the nutritious zucchini crust from the pan with a metal spatula. —Ruth Denomme, Englehart, Ontario

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    Creamy Dijon Chicken

    This chicken dish is extremely fast and good for your bank account. It makes a nice sauce or stew that works well over brown rice or wide noodles.

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    Naked Fish Tacos

    These tacos are so easy to make and are even more flavorful. The coleslaw adds a refreshing side to the fish. For individuals not on a low-carb diet, feel free to pair it with wild rice, basmati rice or quinoa. People following a keto diet and cheese lovers alike will enjoy these outrageous (and low-carb) cheese taco shells.

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    Denver Omelet Salad

    If you’re a brunch fan, you’re going to adore this salad. Feel free to add your favorite omelet toppings like spring onions and cheese.

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    Also check out how to make keto-friendly chaffles six ways.


    Balsamic Zucchini Saute

    This super fast vegetarian dish is flavorful and uses only a handful of ingredients, so it’s easy to whip up while your entree is cooking.

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    Blackened Tilapia with Zucchini Noodles

    This meal is bright and flavorful without the unnecessary calories. If you prefer a different protein, this dish works well with grilled chicken or shrimp.

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    Asparagus-Mushroom Frittata

    This frittata is an incredible dish to bring to a brunch potluck or gathering. The asparagus and mushroom add an unexpected earthy flavor. Top with your favorite hot sauce and cheese.


    Shrimp Avocado Salad

    This salad can be served as a cool and satisfying dinner or lunch. The delicious taste and smooth texture of avocados mixed with the crisp shrimp salad is nothing short of heavenly.

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    Sage-Rubbed Salmon

    Sage and salmon make a perfect pair in this dish. Serve this with rice, salad or sautéed green beans.

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    This rich and creamy frittata begins in the skillet and ends in the oven. To really bring it on home, add melted cheese over top!

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    Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

    This dish is simple and healthy but also so, so delicious. Cutting the stalks into tall trees turns this ordinary veggie into a standout side dish.

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    Smoky Cauliflower Bites

    These healthy little bites work well as a side or as fun bite size appetizers. Roasting the cauliflower adds deep flavor and a snackable crunch.

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    Avocado Crab Boats

    These boats are wonderful with beans or rice. You can also cover them, pack them on ice, and take them to a picnic or potluck. They look beautiful on a plate as well.

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    Parmesan Chicken

    The savory coating on this chicken has the satisfying flavor of Parmesan cheese without the added calories. It’s juicy, tender and perfect for a weeknight dinner.

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    Roasted Parmesan Carrots

    Carrots not only support health but also taste amazing when roasted and tossed with Parmesan. Yum!

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    Tangy Parmesan Tilapia

    If you want a gluten-free fish coating, this works beautifully! This fish fillet is perfectly flaky and the cheese adds a nice depth to the dish.

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    Coconut Curry Cauliflower Soup

    Step aside tomato soup. This Asian-inspired dish is all we need for some warmth and comfort. Top with cilantro or fresh jalapeños.

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    These Brussels sprouts are smothered with garlic and tangy goat cheese. Even though it’s a side dish, this can also be an easy lunch as well.

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    These delectable spiced burgers are a fun twist to a classic dish. Be ready to make more because they will be gone before you can say “burger”.

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    Parmesan Asparagus

    Nothing could be more simple than this side dish. Since it has just four ingredients, you can have it ready in less than fifteen minutes. It’s simple, yes, but oh so good!

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    This is a standout cauliflower side that is simple and easy to prepare with just a few ingredients. Crushed red pepper flakes add a touch of heat.

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    Shakshuka is a wonderful egg dish made with tomatoes. Leftovers will keep for seven days, so it’s a great dish to make on Sunday and eat all week.

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    Mexican Cabbage Roll Soup

    This hearty soup made with beef, cabbage and green chiles is rich and flavorful. A blast of cilantro gives it a fresh finish.

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    Bright carrots and radishes turn this citrusy salad into a masterpiece. Pile it on tacos or mix it in with basmati rice.

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    Vidalia Onion Swiss Dip

    This is one of those dips that will be gone before you know it! Bake it in the oven, or use the slow cooker to make it ooey-gooey.

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    Citrus Salmon en Papillote

    Salmon en papillote, or salmon cooked in parchment paper, is easy to make yet so delicious, elegant and impressive. It’s also perfectly flaky and tender.

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    Hot Chipotle Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Lime

    The smoky chipotle chiles and tangy lime add an unexpected but welcome kick to this dish. It’s time to start dipping!

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    You truly can’t go wrong with this mix of vegetables! The addicting sauce elevates this dish to become a weekly favorite.

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    Sausage Cobb Salad Lettuce Wraps

    These lettuce wraps are crunchy, flavorful and satisfying. Trust us, you won’t even miss the tortillas.

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    Garlic Asiago Cauliflower Rice

    The garlic seasoning and Asiago really pack a punch, making this five-ingredient low-carb side dish a real weeknight winner. You won’t even miss real rice when you make this stunning dish.

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    Cod and Asparagus Bake

    The lemon pulls this flavorful and healthy dish together. You can also use grated Parmesan cheese instead of Romano cheese if that’s what you have on hand.

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    This dish is full of vegetables and holds a ton of flavor in every bite. This zucchini dish with tomatoes is like a scaled-down ratatouille.

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    Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Yogurt Sauce

    This roasted cauliflower dish is flavorful and tangy thanks to the tahini yogurt sauce. Feel free to add even more vegetables to the mix like sweet potatoes, onions or Brussels sprouts.

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    Cajun Sirloin with Mushroom Leek Sauce

    In 30 minutes you‘ll have a restaurant-quality steak with a bold Cajun flair. This is sure to be a new favorite to add to your dinner rotation.

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    Pancetta and Mushroom-Stuffed Chicken Breast

    This stuffed chicken breast may look fancy, but it’s simple to make. We recommend serving over a bed of pasta or basmati rice. If you aren’t a fan of mushrooms, substitute with baby spinach and shallots.

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    Moroccan Cauliflower and Almond Soup

    This soup tastes rich and decadent but is really very healthy! The Moroccan spices make this dish perfect for rainy days when you want to warm up.

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    Chicken Nicoise Salad

    This salad makes it easy to eat what’s nutritious for you. It’s versatile as well, so you can use asparagus in place of green beans and salmon instead of tuna, or add garden tomatoes.

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    Shrimp Scampi Spinach Salad

    With fresh baby spinach and the burst of flavor from the shrimp and sweet cherry tomatoes, this dish is a summertime favorite.

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    Spicy Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

    This rich and creamy Thai-inspired dish is so easy, with just a touch of special Thai flavors. For an even richer flavor, try using whole coconut milk.

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    Better Brussels Sprouts

    This dish is fast, easy and healthy. It makes a lovely side for any protein.

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    Slow-Cooker Marinated Mushrooms

    This recipe is a healthy and delicious addition for any gathering. Mushrooms and pearl onions seasoned with herbs, balsamic vinegar and red wine are tasty on their own or alongside a tenderloin roast.

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    Originally Published: February 12, 2019

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    Rashanda Cobbins

    Rashanda is a former food editor for Taste of Home. While studying for her bachelor’s degree in culinary arts, Rashanda interned in Southern Living’s test kitchen and later spent nearly a decade developing recipes and food content at ConAgra Brands. In her spare time, she loves scoping out local farmers markets and having picnics in the park.

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    Lauren Jarvis-Gibson

    Lauren has spent more than eight years writing lifestyle, health and wellness content for publishers like Allure, Teen Vogue and Thought Catalog. As Taste of Home's assistant editor, she ran the Holiday, Healthy and Desserts newsletters, and wrote and edited everything from recipe tutorials to healthy eating tips.After work hours, you can find Lauren trying out new pasta recipes, obsessing over her dog, Andre, and working on her third book of poetry.

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