Easy Keto dinner recipes for weeknights, families, and meal prep. Low-carb meal ideas from instant pot beef stew to cauliflower rice risotto, and garlic butter chicken to vegetarian eggplant parmigiana. Find your new favorite keto dinner recipe today.
When it comes to keto-friendly dinners, it’s important to have a bank of dependable low-carb recipes you can rely on for busy weeknights when you’re short on energy and time. This will help you stay on track with your diet plan without letting impulse or ingredient limitations dictate your meal.
These quick and easy keto dinner ideas are here if you’re not sure where to start. These protein-packed and vegetable-rich meals are delicious, filling, and completely keto-friendly. Whether you’re a fan of one-pan chicken dishes or meat-free vegetable curries, we have something for everyone.
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.
Kerala-Style Beef Fry
If you’re a fan of Indian spices, this quick beef dish is for you. Kerala beef fry blends chunks of chuck steak with classic Indian spices and coconut to create an incredibly rich and spicy dish, perfect for a dinner sharing platter. It’s cooked twice, with the first stage in the pressure cooker and the second in a skillet. This gives it a simultaneously tender and caramelized flavor that’s unlike any other curried beef you’ve had before.
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.
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.
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.
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 & 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.
Almond Flour 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!
Almond Flour Fried Chicken
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 & 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.
Chicken Taco Lettuce Wraps
By replacing taco shells with fresh, crunchy lettuce, this recipe helps you enjoy your favorite Mexican flavors while lowering the carb content and following a keto diet program. The chicken is the star of the recipe, but don’t forget the toppings such as creamy avocado, tomato, and a flavorful cilantro sauce.
Start the recipe by marinating the chicken in taco seasoning, then grill and cut it into cubes. Make the cilantro sauce by putting cilantro, Greek yogurt, olive oil, and lime juice in a blender. Assemble the tacos in the lettuce leaves and enjoy!
Cauliflower Rice Beef Stroganoff
Creamy beef stroganoff is the ultimate comfort food, but the thick sauce and noodles it is usually served with aren’t very keto friendly. This recipe uses ground hamburger instead of beef strips to make the meal come together faster and replaces traditional noodles with low-carb noodles or cauliflower rice.
Besides the hamburger meat, you will need mushrooms, onions, brandy, stock, cream cheese, and sour cream. Build the flavors by browning the mushrooms, sautéing onions with ground hamburger, then adding the brandy and seasonings. Finish the sauce with sour cream to make it creamy.
You can follow a keto diet and enjoy specialties from anywhere in the world as this keto empanadas recipe proves. Empanadas are delicious, stuffed pastries that are common in Latin America. Although pastry doesn’t seem keto-friendly, this recipe uses almond flour to keep the carb content low.
Once you make the pastry, make the filling by browning well-seasoned ground beef and adding vegetables of your choice. Cut the rolled-out dough into circles, then fold them into half-moon shapes.
One-Pan Garlic Butter Chicken
When you want a recipe that’s keto-friendly but also doesn’t require that much effort, this one is perfect. This meal comes together in only 20 minutes and uses just one pan so you save money on dishes. Well-seasoned chicken cooks in a rich sauce made of butter, oil, sriracha, chicken broth, and plenty of garlic. Cook some asparagus in the sauce for some crunch.
To make this recipe, start by sautéing seasoned chicken in melted butter. Then, remove the chicken from the pan and prepare the sauce and asparagus. Finish together and serve garnished with parsley.
Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower Casserole
A casserole is always a great way to get a delicious dinner on the table without dirtying too many pans.
To make this recipe, blanch the cauliflower florets. Make a sauce by combining cream cheese, hot sauce, ranch dressing, and eggs, then add the cauliflower, shredded cheese, chicken, and chopped-up celery. Pour into a casserole dish, top with shredded cheese, and bake.
Lasagna, the ultimate Italian comfort food, can be keto-friendly if you replace the noodles with zucchini slices. Besides zucchini, you will need ground beef, spinach, marinara sauce, and plenty of cheese.
To make this recipe, brown the ground beef and make the cheese sauce. Layer the lasagna by alternating meat sauce, zucchini slices, ricotta mixture, and shredded cheese. Bake until the cheese on top browns.