Need healthy and easy ideas for your dinner? Check out these keto-friendly meals. Including skillet, crockpot, and family recipes!
On the keto diet, you might be concerned about leaving behind your favorite carby dishes, but don’t worry– you can still enjoy delicious dinners that are so good, the whole family will love them! The keto diet is fantastic for losing weight because it forces your body to burn fat by entering ketosis. However, because it is so easy to kick yourself out of ketosis with small amounts of sugar, you have to ensure that each and every recipe you pick is going to be suitable for the dietary limitations you have.
Keto-friendly recipes are typically loaded with low-carb substitutes for many of your favorite classic ingredients. For example, you might use zucchini noodles instead of traditional noodles. Or, you use cauliflower rice instead of rice. Even if the thought of leaving behind those dietary staples leaves you balking, you’ll discover that these dishes are absolutely worth it.
Eggplant & Lamb Moussaka
Moussaka is the epitome of hearty food. Our keto moussaka blends eggplant and lamb for a low-carb spin on a classic Greek dish. Traditionally layered with potato, we swap in slow-fried aubergine strips and pour in sautéed lamb with a yogurt-parmesan cheese sauce. It’s oozing with flavor, has a touch of Mediterranean spice, and is the ideal weekend dinner.
15-Minute Lemon Garlic Butter Steak
Need dinner quick, but don’t want to skimp on flavor? This dish takes just 15 minutes! Marinate your steak in low-sodium soy sauce, Sriracha, olive oil, and lemon juice, then sear it to perfection. Serve alongside zucchini noodles cooked in the same pan and you have an irresistible meal.
Low-Carb Crustless Taco Pie Recipe
This meal is essentially a crustless quiche filled up with taco flavors without any of the carbs. Filled with ground beef, eggs, and cheese, this dish is worth every bite. Top with your favorite taco fillings, like guacamole, tomatoes, onions, or sour cream.
Vegetarian Eggplant Parmigiana
This keto eggplant parmesan is gooey, cheesy, and filling. It’s made with just a handful of ingredients, including pan-fried aubergine slices, mozzarella cheese, and homemade marinara sauce, and takes less than an hour to make. Best of all, it’s easy to store or freeze, giving you days of leftovers. If this takes your fancy, make sure you check out our guide to our favorite keto eggplant recipes.
Keto Baked Crack Chicken
This recipe is perfect if you’re looking for something the whole family will love. This recipe is addictive for just about anyone, melding the flavors of bacon, ranch, cheese, and chicken. Just bake your bacon, create your topping for the chicken, and bake for 30 minutes.
One Skillet Chicken Thighs
Chicken thighs tossed in a skillet with a creamy, herby mushroom sauce in just 30 minutes? It sounds like a dream. If you’re in a rush but want something decadently rich for dinner, give this dish a try! Simmering mushrooms and herbs gives you a rich sauce to prepare your chicken.
Boneless Pork Chops in Creamy Garlic Spinach Sauce
If pork’s on the menu, try cooking it in this delicious creamy garlic spinach sauce. It’s loaded up with delicious richness, healthy spinach, and hearty pork, all cooked together in heavy cream and chicken stock. In just 20 minutes, it’s on the table!
Garlic Butter Brazilian Steak
Enjoy a delicious char on your tender steak with this garlic butter Brazilian steak recipe. All you need to do is season your meat, sear it for a few minutes per side, and let it rest while creating a decadent garlic sauce.
10-Minute Keto Pizza
In just 10 minutes, you can have a fantastic keto pizza that actually keeps the same consistency and taste of a typical, carb-filled crust. The secret? A perfect ratio of almond and coconut flour. Give it a shot–but stick to the recipe’s ratio for perfection.
Stuffed cabbage may not be traditionally keto-friendly, but by substituting out the rice for cauliflower rice, you can enjoy this great meal. Each cabbage leaf is baked while stuffed with a meaty cauliflower mixture and topped with tomato sauce. Yum!
Fried chicken is usually full of carbs. But, in this case, by skipping flour in favor of pork rinds, parmesan cheese, and almond flour, you can still enjoy fried chicken. Serve with a side of spicy mayo and prepare to be amazed! It’s crunchy. It’s savory and salty. Perfection!
Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles
If you’re missing shrimp scampi, you’re in luck. By replacing the pasta with zucchini noodles, you can have a healthy, lightened version of the dish without losing any flavor. You’ll get a garlicky, lemony dish worth all 25 minutes of prep time.
Low-Carb Meatball Subs
Low-carb meatball subs? Yes! You just replace the carb-heavy bread with a mozzarella and almond flour dough. Then, toss the spaghetti sauce, cheese, and meatballs into your dough, wrap it, and bake to get your very own low-carb subs.