The low-carb community has grown tremendously over the past few years that there’s literally hundreds, if not thousands of ketogenic recipes on Pinterest.
These range from main meals like breakfast, lunch, and dinner, to snacks, to desserts, to instant pot recipes, to casseroles, and basically any type of food you can think of.
I mean it. Whatever food that’s in your mind right now, someone from the keto community most likely has a recipe you can borrow.
That’s how big this diet has gotten and I’m so happy about it! More recipes mean more variety, so you and I don’t have to keep eating eggs and avocados everyday.
On that note, I’ve classified these recipes to regulate the clutter but, really, I don’t want to be the person who boxes you in. If you want to have breakfast for dinner, I fully support that. Pizza for snacks? Go for it!
With that said, here are hundreds of keto recipes on Pinterest from some of my favorite bloggers and home cooks.
Keto Millenial’s 30+ easy ketogenic dinners
Straight up, Keto Millenial’s list is chocked full of meat-heavy meals. That means a lot of chicken breasts and thighs, pork chops, cod, salmon, meatballs, steak, ground beef… you get the point.
I’m not saying there’s no keto-friendly vegetables on this blogger’s list though (because there are!), but if you’re looking for a meaty meal, this is a compilation you need to check out.
Here are some of my favorites from the list:
Baked Italian meatballs
This is a recipe from TastyGalaxy(.com) and I like it largely because I’m in love with Italian cuisine. Putting my own biases aside though, it’s legit a tasty recipe.
I love that instead of just using ground beef, you can mix in Italian sausage. I think the sweetness of the sausage makes for better flavor but if you don’t like that, pure ground beef works just fine.
Korean ground beef bowl
Again, I have my biases here. I think Korean-inspired meat recipes are incredible! But, trust me, you have to try this out!
This recipe comes from the genius of Wholesome Yum. She uses ground beef but feel free to substitute with any type of ground meat if you want. All in all, I think she does a fine job of incorporating Korean flavors while still keeping everything low carb.
Keto pork chops on a cast iron skillet
First of all, if you don’t own a cast iron skillet yet, now is the time. It’s one of the very few things that I truly believe gets better over time (along with wine, of course). The more you cook with it, the more seasoned it gets which also upgrades the flavor of your food.
On that note, I think pork chops are one of the best things to cook in a cast iron skillet. Cook it with butter and a bunch of herbs and you’re good to go. This recipe from Dr. Davinah’s Eats has a little more to it though, like mushrooms and cream among others. Just take it a step at a time and it should still be pretty easy!
Pan-seared salmon with chimichurri sauce
You know what else you can cook with a cast iron skillet? Salmon — and The Rising Spoon’s recipe is a good way to get started.
The recipe details how you can easily pan-sear a cut of salmon as well as how to make an amazing chimichurri sauce. The end result is a tasty low carb dish with plenty of healthy fat and protein that you can dig into in as little 20-30 minutes.
Low carb meatloaf
I don’t know about you but I think a perfectly cooked meatloaf has to be one of the best things in the world. I mean, it tastes like meat but it sort of feels like sliced bread at the same time. How in the world is that even possible? And then you brush the top with ketchup or whatever sauce you want… oh my goodness! My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
Before I get carried away, you can catch an amazing keto meatloaf recipe at Four Score Living. It uses unsweetened ketchup, too, to keep everything low carb. The protein and fat content in this thing is quite impressive as well.
Whole Lotta Yum’s compilation of 30 low carb lunches (for meal-prepping)
This list was made to cater meal prep lunches but, honestly, I’d be more than happy to down a few of these dishes on the spot or for both dinner and breakfast. Still, to Whole Lotta Yum’s credit, these keto recipes on Pinterest do make terrific make-ahead meals.
And, as any meal prep should, these recipes are the complete package. I’m talking main dishes, sides, the whole nine yards. That means you’re going to be cooking in bulk but it also gets you multiple dishes that you can easily reheat within the week. If that fits what you’re looking for, check out the recipes on the list.
Here are some that I highly recommend:
PIzza chicken with a side of broccoli
Look, I love pizza. New York thin crust pizzas, Chicago deep dish pizzas, Detroit-style pizzas, Italy’s neapolitan pizza… I love them all!
Now, I know this isn’t real pizza but when I squint my eyes, I honestly see a thick crust pepperoni — and I think that’s a good thing! And not only does it look good, it tastes good, too. The rich tomato sauce, the stringy mozzarella, the pieces of deli meat, the chicken… all of it just begs to be eaten. Thank you Meal Prep on Fleek for this amazingly simple but tasty recipe!
Zucchini noodles with bang bang sauce (and your choice of protein)
First of all, bang bang sauce. Doesn’t that sound cool to you? I never even knew that was a thing until this recipe. I mean, I for sure had food with this sauce before but I never knew that’s what it was called.
Anyhow, this “pasta” dish from Kirbie’s Cravings is keto-friendly because instead of actual pasta, she uses zucchini noodles (a.k.a zoodles). You can do this yourself with a knife but for a quick and fail-proof experience, a spiralizer works wonders. Also, the bang bang sauce replaces half of the mayonnaise with greek yogurt. Give it a try!
20-minute keto beef stroganoff
This recipe came from Whole Lotta Yum themself. In my opinion, the quick and easy beef stroganoff pairs well with your favorite broccoli rice. Not only is this combo hearty but, at just 7 net carbs (for the stroganoff), it’s hella keto-friendly.
Red coconut curry meatballs
Like the previous recipe, these meatballs from Fit Foodie Finds goes great with cauliflower rice. The recipe even comes with step by step instructions for a simple cauliflower rice as well.
On that note, you’re going to need ground chicken and a whole bunch of herbs and spices for the meatballs. That and the fact that it’s coated with curry sauce tells you that this is going to be one hell of a flavorful dish.
Creamy chicken salad
I’m a big meat eater and I know a lot of you are, too. But some days, you really just have to put some greens in your system and I think this chicken salad from KetoConnect will do a great job of tricking your mind into eating your vegetables.
Here, you can either use canned chicken, rotisserie chicken, pan-seared chicken, or whatever chicken fits your time and budget. I personally like using rotisserie because I like the flavor (and the fact that I get to do very little work). You’re also going to need mayo and sour cream, as well as parsley, pecans, and a few others. With all your ingredients at the ready, you should have a perfectly good low carb meal in about 15 minutes.
16 Keto breakfast recipes (a list from yours truly)
First of all, did you know that NOT eating your breakfast might be the reason why you’re having trouble losing weight? In fact, there are studies associating wider waists and higher BMI with skipping breakfast.
I understand why you might be skipping breakfast though. Sometimes, it’s just a pain in the butt waking up early, cooking up breakfast, and getting your nutrients in. Hopefully, some of the dishes in our list of keto breakfast recipes to jump-start your day help fix that. Here’s what I recommend you start with:
Scrambled eggs with cream cheese
You and I know that scrambled eggs are one of the quickest ways to get breakfast. You don’t have to go all gourmet about it either. Crack a couple eggs, season ‘em, whisk, then drop all that goo in a hot buttered pan and let the flames and the spatula do the work.
The Worktop’s recipe isn’t really all that different. Except, of course, for the fact that it has cream cheese in it which, to me, gives the eggs sort of a tangy taste.
Keto chorizo omelette
Here’s another eggs recipe that’ll get you started in the morning. This one’s from Hey Keto Mama and it’s one of the tastier omelettes I’ve ever cooked.
However, cleaning up after cooking chorizo can really be a hassle, especially if you’re short on time during the day. If you decide to try this out, I highly recommend using a good non-stick pan to make the aftercare so much easier.
Keto waffles (using almond flour, almond milk, and almond butter)
This is a recipe from Mom Secrets and if you couldn’t already tell, this mom and her family love almonds — from flour, to milk, to even butter. This is a blessing to us in the keto community since these almond-based products have significantly lower carbs and higher fat than their more traditional counterparts.
That being said, there’s not a lot of things better for breakfast than waffles, so give these a try.
No bake keto crunch bars
Having said that, this recipe from The Big Man’s World does highlight almonds, cashews, and pepitas so you can use those, too. Either way, the end product will be a delicious, crunchy, and relatively low carb. Plus, the recipe makes 20 servings. So, if you’re short on time, just grab a couple bars from the fridge and take them with you to wherever you need to go. Breakfast: Solved.
Triple berry smoothie with some of the most low-carb berries in the world
Strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries. There’s a lot of berries around the globe but among all of them, these three have some of the least amount of carbohydrates. I’m talking 3-4g of carbs per quarter cup! With minimal calories, too!
On that note, you can be sure that this smoothie from Sugar Free Mom is both low carb and low calorie. And, like other smoothies, just dump all your ingredients in a blender, give it a few pulses, and it’s ready to pour.
Our very own list of 20 keto casseroles for weight loss
Like the list from other bloggers, our list contains a plethora of recipes borrowed from other bloggers and home cooks. I personally hand-picked these recipes so I’m more than confident that these are some of the best keto casserole recipes for weight loss online.
But, like everyone else, I still have my favorites. Here’s some of them:
Low carb keto lasagna with amazing cheese dough noodles
I’m going to be honest. Substituting zucchini for flat pasta? It’s great, but I’m really not too big of a fan. Cheese noodles, on the other hand, are more my type — and I think that’s exactly why I think this keto lasagna from Kirbie’s Cravings is one of the best ones out there.
Here’s the thing though: it doesn’t actually taste like pasta. It tastes exactly like what it’s supposed to be, which is cheese. Now, I don’t know about you, but I think that’s great. It still does the job of creating layers but now with the added bonus of making a cheesier, low carb lasagna.
Chili cheese dog in a casserole — nostalgia on a plate
Everyone loves hotdogs and everyone loves cheese. That’s probably the most basic reason why the cheese dog is so popular around the world and not just on the baseball bleachers.
Having said that, KetoSizeMe’s chili cheese dog casserole gives me nostalgic vibes. It takes me back to date nights with my wife, just downing hotdogs at the cinema. It takes me back to my dad playing ball at the local Y and me just not paying attention because I’m off bugging the hotdog vendor. So many memories flood my mind whenever I make this and when I take out the oven and the nostalgia ends, I’m left with an amazing, tasty, casserole that I can reheat anytime — and the blast from the past starts all over again.
Baked cheesy cauliflower (keto “mac and cheese”)
In pretty much any keto mac and cheese recipe, they replace the macaroni with cauliflower. I won’t tell you these dishes taste the same as the traditional mac and cheese because it just doesn’t. Cauliflower is simply not macaroni.
HOWEVER! It does taste amazing, particularly How To This And That’s cheesy and savory version. Plus, if you’re craving mac and cheese but looking out for your carbs, this might help you take your mind off of the high-carb staple while staying in ketosis.
Deconstructed pizza casserole
As I’ve said before, I love pizza and if you imagine pizza without the crust, this is what you get. Kalyn’s Kitchen assembles diced tomatoes, Italian sausage, mushrooms, pepperoni, and mozzarella in a casserole then bakes it for about 25 minutes. The result, in my opinion, is just crazy good.
Most of the time though, I disregard the mushrooms and just add more sausage. I think it’s better because it’s meatier but, hey. You do you.
Philly cheesesteak (but not really?) casserole
My Montana Kitchen designed this recipe with the actual Philly cheesesteak in mind. That means delicious beef, a lot of cheese, and sauteed onions. In that sense, this casserole definitely has those Philly cheesesteak elements.
But, at the same time, it’s not quite Philly cheesesteak either. First of all, there’s no bread. That bread is vital! Second, it uses provolone cheese instead of cheez whiz. Finally (and perhaps most importantly), it uses ground beef instead of thinly sliced steak. These changes make the casserole more affordable and keto friendly. And, although it might not be the closest thing to authentic Philly cheesesteak, I know for sure that it’s delicious.
More from us! 20 keto slow cooker recipes you need to try
Convenient and delicious — that’s how I’d describe these keto slow cooker recipes. Dump everything in the slow cooker, do whatever you need to do for a few hours, and come back to tender, bursting-with-flavor meals.
If you don’t have a slow cooker yet, I highly recommend Crock Pot’s 6-Quart Metallic Cooker. It’s not the most expensive slow cooker out there but it’s what I use at home and it’s never failed to give me an amazing meal every time I use it.
Having said that, check out some of these recipes:
No barbecue sauce keto pulled pork
Pulled pork has to be one of the best things you can cook in a crock pot. It just has it be — and pork shoulders are at the very pinnacle of these kinds of dishes.
The long cooking time lets the supposedly tough cut of pork absorb the flavors of whatever you put in it, and it also softens it to an almost unbelievable tenderness. Check out Ditch The Carbs’ recipe for a simple yet amazing slow-cooked pulled pork.
Crispy slow cooked pork carnitas
I told you — pork shoulders are at the peak of slow cooked pork. So, if the previous recipe doesn’t quite suit your taste buds, how about you take a look at Chef Savvy’s pork carnitas?
Aside from the browning which, to me, adds a welcome layer of flavor and texture, this recipe just tastes different. As it is with carnitas though, you’re going to have to put your pork in the oven after hours in the slower cooker. It takes a little bit more work but it’s worth it.
The easiest Mexican shredded beef
Very minimal prep work needed. No browning or sautéing required. It’s basically fool-proof is what I’m saying.
According to Fox and Briar’s recipe, just mix all the powdered spices (plus chili flakes) in a bowl, add the onions and garlic to the slow cooker along with some tomato paste, lime juice, and a bit of the spice mix, stir everything together, coat your beef chuck with the rest of the spice mix, and add it to slow cooker. After about 8 hours, the beef should be tender enough to shred and eat.
Dump and go beef stroganoff
Yeah, yeah, I get it. There’s another beef stroganoff in this recipe and it only takes 20 minutes to make (if you skipped it, here it is). But I can’t help it. I love the flavor profile of stroganoff, so here’s another one.
This one came from Seeking Good Eats and although it takes longer to cook (8 and a half hours to be exact), it’s also easier. Literally dump your ingredients in the crock pot and leave it for about 6-8 hours. Add cream cheese and sour cream before serving, and that’s it.
Crock pot shrimp tacos with fire roasted tomatoes
I don’t cook a lot of seafood on the slow cooker but when I do, this recipe from Cotter Crunch is what I go back to most of the time. The hardest part about this recipe is peeling the shrimp. The rest of it is a breeze. What I like best though, is the eating.
It doesn’t take as long as cooking beef, pork, or poultry either. 3 hours, maybe less, and you’re good to go. Serve the shrimp on keto-friendly tortillas, some greens, peppers, avocado, shredded cheese, and maybe some cauliflower rice if you want.
30+ of Hip2Save’s favorite keto-friendly recipes
This list, in particular, isn’t classified as breakfast, lunch, dinner, or whatever so I think it’s best to just scroll through the page and cook whatever you find appetizing. If you ask me, here’s what I recommend:
Fathead pizza dough
If you haven’t had fathead pizza dough, now’s the time to do it. It’s basically a dough made out of mozzarella, egg, cream cheese, and almond flour. You could probably use coconut flour but like Hip2Save, I’ve only ever tried almond flour.
Anyhow, this dough is not only low carb, it’s also quicker to make than regular dough because you don’t have to wait for the dough to rise. You can add any toppings you want, too. I like traditional pepperoni so mine’s usually just tomato sauce, cheese, and pepperoni.
Pigs in a blanket using fathead dough
I forgot to tell you: the fathead dough is quite versatile. You can make all sorts of pizza, garlic bread, flat bread, and yes, even pigs in a blanket.
Use the same dough recipe that you used to make pizza but divide it into 8 equal-ish balls. Flatten those balls with a rolling pin, wrap ‘em around a hotdog, and bake. Easy, low-carb, and absolutely delicious. For more details, you can get the full instructions at Hip2Save.
Keto-friendly copy of P.F. Chang’s kung pao chicken
This one’s another tasty recipe from Hip2Save themselves. The way I see it, they made P.F. Chang’s kung pao chicken keto with 2 simple ways:
- They didn’t use flour or cornstarch to coat the chicken
- They replaced brown sugar with Swerve
Everything else is pretty much done the same way. That means you still get that gingery, nutty taste generally associated with kung pao chicken as well as the sweet, salty, and umami notes you get from soy sauce.
30+ easy keto desserts from Diet Doctor
When we talk about desserts, our mind generally drifts towards carbs. But in keto, there’s a whole number of ways you can substitute traditional ingredients for low-carb alternatives to make dessert that’s just as good, if not better.
Diet Doctor has a list of these low-carb dessert recipes but I’m going to be honest, I’ve only ever tried making a few of these. But just so I can maybe help you out, here are some of their highest rated ones:
*NOTE: All these recipes are from Diet Doctor themselves
Creamy saffron panna cotta
For this panna cotta recipe, you’re going to need unflavored gelatin powder, whipped cream, vanilla extract, water, and of course, saffron. Those are the basics but if you want, the recipe says you can also add honey, almonds, and raspberries. However, if you do add these ingredients, the carb count will be higher than what’s listed (which is only a low 2g).
If you decide not to add these ingredients though, the recipe also has tips on how you can add flavor to your panna cotta without bringing the carb count too high.
Cinnamon and cardamom fat bombs
Fat bombs are huge in keto and there’s plenty of amazing recipes out there. Specifically for this list though, these cinnamon and cardamom fat bombs seem to be the best ones from Diet Doctor.
Seems quite easy to make, too, because it doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. Just unsalted butter, shredded coconut, ground cardamom, vanilla extract, and ground cinnamon.
Crunchy keto berry mousse
I don’t know about you but I think it’s hard to go wrong with berries. This recipe specifically uses raspberries, strawberries, or blueberries. You might even get away with making this mousse with all 3.
This keto mousse also has notes of citrus in it because of the lemon zest and what makes it crunchy are the chopped pecans. All in all, I think this would make for a great dessert that you can whip up in minutes.
You see? Although the keto diet has an extreme restriction on carbs, that doesn’t necessarily mean an equal degree of restriction when it comes to food choices. In fact, these 175+ ketogenic recipes on Pinterest are just a few drops in an ocean full of amazing keto dishes.
If you want to give any of these recipes a try, simply pin or bookmark them and shop for whatever you need the next time you go shopping.
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