45 Easy Keto Recipes

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


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 dinners, 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.

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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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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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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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Zucchini-Crusted Pizza

You won’t miss normal pizza crust once you try this recipe. Feel free to add additional toppings to add more pizzaz to your pizza like onions, sausage, banana peppers or black olives.
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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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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.
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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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Asparagus & Cheese Frittata

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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Brussels Sprouts with Garlic & Goat Cheese

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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Juicy & Delicious Mixed Spice-Burgers

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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Roasted Herb & Lemon Cauliflower

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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Radish, Carrot & Cilantro Salad

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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Grilled Ribeyes with Greek Relish

The classic Grecian flavors of olives, feta cheese and tomatoes are a surefire hit. When adding these flavors to a ribeye, it complements it perfectly.
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Asparagus, Squash & Red Pepper Saute

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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Sauteed Squash with Tomatoes & Onions

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.

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.
Lauren Jarvis-Gibson
Lauren Jarvis-Gibson is currently an Assistant Editor at Taste of Home. Since 2018, her writing has been published in publications like Allure, Teen Vogue, HuffPost and more. She now has published two poetry books that are available on Amazon. Lauren loves every kind of pasta known to man and can be found singing Taylor Swift songs all day long.