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Eating Keto? Over 30 Low-Carb Recipes We LOVE!

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Need some low-carb recipe inspiration?

If you’re eating keto, here are 40 low-carb recipe ideas that we love! They’re easy to make, and they’re also super yummy and satisfying! Some of these can even be compiled ahead of time for convenient freezer bag meals. 🙌🏻 And many of these keto meals can be served in different ways to accommodate your family member’s tastes.

We’ve got 20 more free keto recipes in our Hip2Keto ebook!

Check out some of our favorite keto recipes:


1. Keto Kung Pao Chicken (P.F. Chang’s Copycat Recipe)

If you miss eating this delicious Chinese dish at P.F Chang’s, listen up! It’s actually super easy to make a low-carb, keto version at home, and it’s bursting with the same garlic, ginger, and chile flavors we all love.


2. Keto Alice Springs Chicken (Outback Steakhouse Copycat Recipe)

Skip the steakhouse and make a yummy copycat KETO version of Alice Springs chicken at home! It’s a hearty and delicious crowd pleasing keto chicken recipe all will love!

low carb chile enchiladas

3. Green Chile Chicken Cabbage Enchiladas

The yummy cilantro, cheese, and green chile flavors make these grain-free chicken enchiladas a perfect addition to your low-carb recipes file, and a way to enjoy a popular Mexican dish!

keto zucchini pizza casserole

4.  Zucchini Pizza Casserole

This easy to assemble ground beef casserole is filling and delicious. My kids actually really enjoyed this one!


5. Sausage Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

This is such an easy keto dinner idea to add to your weekly meal rotation. A portobello mushroom cap gets stuffed with a flavorful marinara sausage filling, and then topped with cheese, for a melted gooey meaty mushroom.

easy skillet chicken fajitas

6.  Easy Skillet Chicken Fajitas

You can never go wrong with a one pan flavorful meal like Skillet Chicken Fajitas. Serve in lettuce cups or in a salad for a yummy low-carb meal.

One Skillet Keto Classic Chicken Pot Pie

7. One Skillet Keto Classic Chicken Pot Pie

With a buttery crust and a creamy and savory filling, everyone in the family will be asking for this one-skillet chicken pot pie. This recipe is beyond simple, too!

low-carb cabbage soup in a slow cooker

8. Slow Cooker Cabbage Roll Soup

This comforting keto soup recipe has tomatoes, ground meat, smoky seasonings, and cauliflower rice for a satisfying slow cooker meal.


9. Keto Broccoli Pizza Crust

Did you know that you can create a perfectly delicious pizza crust using green veggies like broccoli and spinach?! It’s delish!

Salsa Verde Keto Cauliflower Casserole

10. Salsa Verde Keto Cauliflower Casserole

This inexpensive, low-carb, easy to make salsa verde keto cauliflower casserole recipe will have you dancing in your seat! It’s THAT good.

Cream Cheese Chicken recipe in a slow cooker

11. Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken

Ever heard of “Crack Chicken”? This low-carb recipe version has lots of flavored cream cheese and bacon!

keto sausage sheet pan meal

12. Italian Sausage & Veggies Sheet Pan Meal

Sheet pan dinners are a breeze to throw in the oven on busy weeknights! This low-carb idea is DELICIOUS!


13. Buffalo Chicken Taquitos

Make this delicious keto-friendly version by replacing traditional corn tortillas with crispy cheese shells! Plus, you’ll appreciate how simple this recipe is. I love that you can use leftover rotisserie chicken for this or shred leftover chicken breast meat.


14. Flank Steak Beef Fajitas

These flank steak fajita ingredients can be compiled ahead of time for a yummy, low-carb freezer meal idea.


15. Skillet Steak Nachos

If you’re craving all the bold flavors of cheesy keto nachos, try creating them on the stove as a one-skillet steak nachos meal! It’s an easy low-carb weeknight meal I just know you’re gonna LOVE!

low-carb hearty beef stew recipe

16. Hearty Vegetable Beef Stew

You’ll family will love this hearty slow cooker stew recipe with lots of healthy veggies!


17. Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

If your family loves the tangy flavor of buffalo wing sauce, consider this easy to make keto Buffalo Chicken Lettuce wraps recipe!


18. Crispy Bacon-Wrapped Avocados

hese easy, crispy bacon-wrapped avocado fries are low-carb and basically use just two ingredients! Enjoy an avocado “fry” dipped in your favorite condiment or dipping sauce.

low-carb carnitas nachos in the slow cooker plated and ready for serving

19. Carnitas “Nachos”

Sliced mini bell peppers make low-carb nachos healthy and great tasting! These Carnitas Nachos do not disappoint.


20. Chicken Bacon Chowder

We loved this flavorful creamy chicken soup featuring leeks, cream cheese, and bacon!


21. Cheesy Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash

Love spaghetti squash? You’ve gotta try baking it with two types of cheese, garlic, butter, and fresh herbs. It’s seriously the BEST way I’ve ever served spaghetti squash!


22. Baked Ham & Cheese Cups 

Here’s an easy make-ahead breakfast idea that will come in handy for those busy school/work mornings. Bake these yummy ham and egg cups in a muffin tin for a handy low-carb breakfast on the go!

low carb egg roll in a bowl

23. Egg Roll in a Bowl 

This low-carb dinner idea features Chinese food inspired flavors, sliced veggies, and ground pork for a yummy and filling one pan meal idea.

zucchini noodles on a plate

24. Bacon Cacio e Pepe

Check out this one-pan meal idea using spiralized squash or zucchini “noodles”, bacon, garlic, and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. YUM!


25. Buffalo Chicken & Cauliflower Casserole

This keto Buffalo chicken & cauliflower casserole recipe is the ultimate low-carb comfort food for anyone who likes a little spice in their life!

buffalo chicken zucchini boats low-carb meal idea

26. Buffalo Chicken Zucchini Boats

This is the type of meal that’s super yummy and happens to be low-carb! I love when that happens. Such a great way to use up summer zucchini as well!


27. Bacon-Wrapped Broccoli Cheddar Stuffed Chicken

You’ve gotta check out this insanely delicious cheese and broccoli stuffed chicken that’s wrapped in bacon and baked in the oven. It’s a filling and satisfying meal we all LOVED, and I know you will, too.

can of tuna ceviche in a lettuce leaf

28. Can of Tuna Ceviche

Here’s how to upgrade a can of ordinary tuna for this unique low-carb lunch idea!

egg bites on plate

29. Copycat Starbucks Keto Egg Bites

I know it’s tempting to head to Starbucks, but it’s brutal for your wallet, and some of their options aren’t as low-carb as you’d think, including their egg bites. We’ve come up with an almost identical Starbucks copycat recipe that won’t break the bank.

Low Carb Zuppa Toscana Olive Garden

30. Low-Carb Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana

This low-carb version of this popular chain’s sausage and potato soup swaps out the potatoes for fresh cauliflower florets and tastes amazing! One of my favorite soups EVER!

fathead pizza recipe

31. Fat Head Pizza (Low-Carb Pizza Crust) 

Hands down this is the BEST low-carb pizza crust EVER! Fathead pizza is a must try favorite you won’t regret making.

Low Carb Fathead Pigs in a Blanket on a serving tray

32. Low-Carb “Fathead” Pigs in a Blanket

Use that same Fat Head crust to make other low-carb dishes such as these grain-free Pigs in a Blanket!


33. Lemon Roasted Chicken

There’s nothing more comforting than roasted chicken and this fresh-tasting dish is super easy!

Cheddar Cheese No Carb Taco Shells

34. Low-Carb One-Ingredient Taco Shells

Just because you’re not eating carbs doesn’t mean you can’t eat TACOS! These cheese shells are genius!

easy roasted brussels sprouts on a plate

35. Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts 

This is such a simple side dish that looks and tastes fantastic. Roasted Brussels sprouts are insanely delicious and easy to make!

keto pesto zucchini noodles on a plate

36. Pesto Zucchini Noodles 

If you’re trying to incorporate more healthy veggies into your meals, try replacing pasta with noodles made from zucchini! Add this flavorful pesto sauce and some grilled chicken and you’ll have an amazing meal. This will be a wonderful addition to your low-carb recipes.

Low-Carb Avocado Chicken Salad on a fork

37. 3-Ingredient Avocado Chicken Salad 

Serve this 3-ingredient salad with lettuce leaves, on top of celery, cucumber boats or on top of additional sliced avocado for a flavorful quick and easy low-carb meal idea!

bacon wrapped brussels sprouts on toothpicks

38. Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts

Try wrapping Brussels sprouts in bacon for a melt in your mouth heavenly experience! Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts are super easy to make and look kind of fancy to serve as a party appetizer or snack. Plus they score bonus points for being a fantastic low-carb recipe option!

keto cauliflower hummus in a bowl

39. Roasted Cauliflower Hummus 

Cauliflower is one of those mild versatile veggies that can easily be made into mock mashed potatoes, rice, pizza crust, and even delicious hummus!


40. Low-Carb Chicken & Broccoli Casserole

This casserole is so delicious that you’d think it took hours to prepare. Luckily for those who love an easy weeknight meal, this dish can use leftover shredded chicken (or you can boil chicken breasts in a pinch).

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Comments 58

  1. Yesenia L

    I’ve been wanting to try keto for a while. Anyone who has tried it: is the hunger/tiredness really as bad as people say it is?

    • Maggie C

      The tiredness was bad but I was NEVER hungry, in fact I had to make myself eat dinner most nights. I was on it for 6 weeks, and I never cheated once! I loved the food and could have stayed on it forever BUT after 6 weeks I lost 0 pounds and I was still exhausted (which is the opposite of the normal results). It just wasn’t’ right for me. I would still encourage others to try it, I do think it works great for a whole lot of people and this is a nice comprehensive list of recipes! I will be making some of these dinners again even though I’m not still doing Keto.

      • Yesenia L

        Thank you Maggie!

    • Jessica

      I’ve done keto off and one for about the past year and lost about 20 lbs. You may feel a little tired and have some body aches (keto flu) for a few days but after that you’ll feel amazing! I hardly feel hungry once I’m in ketosis, and I often have to remind myself to eat something. If you’re thinking about it, I would recommend doing some research before you jump in. There are ways to reduce symptoms of the keto flu and it’s good to understand the science behind what is happening to your body. I recently convinced my husband to join me and he loves it! He lost 7lbs in two weeks, and wants to keep going. Good luck!

      • Yesenia L

        Thank you for sharing!!

      • CaraR

        I agree with Jessica- it’s definitely important to understand the science behind keto and how it changes the way your body utilizes the ‘fuel’ you are ingesting. it’s not a fad; rather it’s a way of eating that is part of a healthy life-style. I am keto under the supervision of my primary care physician. I have degenerative disk disease and mild to moderate osteo arthritis in my spine, knees and hands. Since I’ve been eating clean keto my general pain level has dropped significantly, my skin is clearer, my digestion improved significantly as well. Yes, energy level is thru the roof, and like a few other keto-ers stated here, I often have to remind myself to eat. I do not miss the sluggish heavy bloated feeling or the intensity of the joint and spinal pain I once felt from eating all those processed grains and sugars. Plus my clinically depressive state has done a 180 and my ADHD has also improved past what prescription medication had done for me . If you don’t believe or understand the difference that getting past an addiction to unhealthy over processed carbs can make, then do some research before you blast the folks rightly singing the keto praises. I mean really…

    • Ashley

      I’ve been on it a month and even with 3 kids who hate sleep, I have way more energy then with my previous WOE. The first week does suck a little but I quickly transitioned into the not starving and not tired mode.

      • Yesenia L

        Have you lost any weight so far?

        • Ashley

          Yes 12 lbs in 3.5 weeks!!

        • Shelby Brady

          I’ve lost from 178 to 155
          And my husband lost from 280 to 242
          It’s easiest diet we’ve been on
          After 3 months were just Now starting to exercise n walk 30 minutes a day.

    • Maggy

      I’ve been on keto for two years and have lost 230 lbs. The first two weeks was hard as I was breaking a very strong sugar and carb addiction, but I wasn’t hungry…just hungry for. I took magnesium supplements so I didn’t suffer from the tiredness or flu like symptoms some people experience. After the initial two weeks, it’s been a total breeze. I don’t have cravings and there are plenty of great substitution recipes for just about anything I want. Just Google keto plus the recipe you want to convert, and you’ll find tons! I’ll never go back to eating crap.

      • Angela V.

        Wow, way to go Maggy! That’s awesome! 🙂

      • Lina D

        That is so inspiring! Congrats and thanks for sharing Maggie.

      • Gryfalcon

        It takes time to end the carb addiction but I am actually less tired and less hungry not more. It took. Few days to get into keto but was not fully fat adapted until 6 to 8 weeks. Now that I am fat adapted I can go days without eating and only occasionally get slightly hungry and I still have energy all day because I am continuously burning fat. I have lost 40 lbs in about 6 mos.

      • CaraR

        Maggy, you are an inspiration! Congrats!

    • Gryfalcon

      It takes time to end the carb addiction but I am actually less tired and less hungry not more. It took. Few days to get into keto but was not fully fat adapted until 6 to 8 weeks. Now that I am fat adapted I can go days without eating and only occasionally get slightly hungry and I still have energy all day because I am continuously burning fat. I have lost 40 lbs in about 6 mos.

    • Brandon

      I have been on keto for a few weeks now and I have lost 15 pounds. There is no hunger issues. Keto is not a starvation or calorie deficit diet. It’s important to track your macro nutrients and follow them closely for results. You can’t just go “low carb” and achieve ketosis. There is a balance between carbs, fat, and protein that is needed for ketosis. You could eat zero carbs and still not hit ketosis if your protein intake is too high. Even the tiredness you will feel while starting a keto diet is treatable and not long lasting.

    • Kristy

      There’s no reason to suffer from the keto flu. Manage your potassium, sodium, and magnesium intake and you’ll be fine.

    • Amanda

      I started the end of May last year and lost 40lbs by the end of the year. I don’t feel tired or hungry and I don’t feel like I’m sacrificing anything with the food choices. My boyfriend and 10 year old also do low carb.

    • Seanna

      I’ve very recently tried keto and I haven’t been hungry or tired. The only time I get tired is when I dont know what to make and go several hours between eating. The fat bombs are life savers though. They help me get through any craving I’ve been having.

    • Foobar

      Yes it works! I just lost 17lbs in 14 days! The trick is to stick with low fat protiens and low carb veggies the first 30 days. Drink a ton of water too! No alcohol of any kind. You will loose weight quickly the first few days because you loose water weight an also the 5 pnd’s or so thats in your liver. After that you can loose on avg. a pnd. a day. Don’t eat packaged foods! You need control over what you eat. They put sugar in everything even cheese. Snack cravings go away after about 14 days. There are so many great recpies too. You can also just change recipes you already know. Just swap out the carb and sugar ingredients. Again, it works if you follow the rules and dont cheat! You will be amazed how fast the weight come off!

  2. Linda

    I’ve been doing keto for 8 months now and lost 48 lbs. At first you will feel tired, have some headaches/flu like symptoms and have cravings, but after a week or two you will adjust. For me cravings are completely gone, I have so much more energy than when I was eating carbs, and I just feel amazing. You will also feel full and not as hungry. I follow strict keto in which I do not eat berries even though some are allowed and I do not eat dairy which a lot of keto recipes have. Dairy for me causes inflammation so I avoid it. I also make sure I have electrolytes bc with keto you expel more water so you can loose electrolytes quicker, and no I don’t mean drinking Gatorade lol. I measure out pink salt, magnesium supplements and I make sure to eat a lot of potassium such as avocados and spinach. Overall, I wish I found this WOE sooner, bc I definitely feel amazing on it.

    • Yesenia L

      Those are crazy results!!! Thanks for sharing

  3. Linda

    Thanks for posting these, love how your including keto recipes now.

  4. Andrea

    Thank you!! Do you have any tips for making good zucchini noodles? Mine always come out soggy and watery 😞

    • Linda

      I spiral them, place them in a bowl and microwave them for about 2 minutes they still have a little crunch but you can cook longer if you’d like.

  5. LR

    I’d like to suggest something 100% different for whoever is interested. I started the WFPB Diet and lost over 60lbs in about 7 months. I feel amazing and am healthier than ever. It’s a lifestyle for me. I’m never going back!

    Carbs are such an essential part of our diet!!! Limiting them only makes us feel horrible. We thrive on carbs!! There’s so much misinformation out there.

    • Andrea

      Says the person who is spreading misinformation 🙄

    • Amy

      I’ve been vegan (sometimes 100% raw) for 5 years and have never felt better. Never get sick, so much energy,etc.

      I will say that carbs aren’t the devil like some diets would like you believe. I also believe that it depends on the person and how they feel when they eat a certain way. I can’t go without carbs because I feel sick, but at the same time my sister gets headaches/low energy when she tries to go vegan. All a matter of personal preference.

    • Maggy

      Yes, carbs are necessary, but on keto, we eat healthy carbs, not sugar or starchy carbs. I’m glad you like your diet, but please don’t pass on misinformation. Keto has been proven to be an extremely healthy diet. I’ve lost 230 lbs, no longer have congestive heart failure or diabetes and have perfect numbers on my blood tests now. My blood pressure is no longer high and my resting heart rate is now 50 instead of 70. Facts don’t lie.

      • Me

        I’m sorry to say this, but it is very misleading when you say “healthy carbs, not sugar or starchy carbs”. Starchy carbs have been scientifically proven to be some of the healthiest foods we can eat. Societies with the healthiest individuals and the most centenarians eat a diet that is over 80% starchy carbs. In our Western world we are so confused about what is actually healthy. We have the highest rates of heart disease and cancer. People don’t seem to relate that to diet, but we are what we eat, and that is very clear to whoever wants to pay a little bit of attention.

    • Minnie

      There are ESSENTIAL fatty acids (you must ingest because the body requires them for good health but cannot synthesize them) and ESSENTIAL amino acids (ditto). There are NO ESSENTIAL carbohydrates. Your body can use fats for fuel directly, especially when keto-adapted, and can, through a process called Gluconeogenesis, synthesize glucose to use for fuel from non-carb foods we eat. The fact that most people make carbs a large part of their daily diet does NOT make them “such an essential part of our diet!!!” nor does limiting them make everyone feel horrible. The replies in this thread testify to that. If what you are eating works for you and makes you feel well, I’m glad that you have found it. However, that does NOT make it the ONLY way for everyone, nor disprove the personal experiences of the others who replied. The original question was about others’ experiences with starting keto, and your reply added no information about that. Beware of being part of the “misinformation” you decry.

    • Foobar

      Yes they are but most people eat the wrong ones and too many of them… thats why Keto. On the 2nd phase of keto you start to introduce good carbs in moderation back into your diet.

  6. Olivia

    And I ate WFPB (vegan, whole foods, plant based), for almost a year and I didn’t lose a single ounce and I felt like CRAP. I was getting constant migraines, always tired, and the last straw was when I tried to give blood and they wouldn’t take it because I had extremely low iron. Despite constantly eating broccoli and kale and other dark leafy veggies that have iron in them! I was also on a supplement. Went back to eating red meat and I feel great again. Obviously it just depends on your body!

  7. Workaholic

    Thank you!!

  8. Shannon

    I don’t get these diets. Don’t you just gain all the weight back as soon as you start eating carbs again?

    • M

      You just make it your lifestyle & stay on it forever ☺️… Fad diets don’t really work. It has to be lifestyle change forever.

    • Me

      Shannon, carbs don’t make you fat. Fat makes you fat. I have lost an incredible amount of weight and my diet is about 80% carbs.

    • Tasha

      You get fat when you go back to old habits of eating unhealthy not adding in carbs (let’s say the appropriate/needed amount).
      Example: long ago I had a fear of water but wanted to do a triathlon. Swimming was my biggest hallenge by far. Eventually with much practice, I finally could swim the amount needed without having a panic attack. Years later, I stopped swimming and as time went on, I lost my strength for swimming long distances and even some of my fear came back…..
      moral of the story, if you don’t continue practicing what you have learned you will likely lose what you have gained or in a weight loss relation…. you will likely gain what you loss.

      This year I loss 30 lbs doing a weight loss program. I have now translations out of it and have added a normal balance of nutrients, count my macros and exercise and continue to lose weight. I even have ice cream every once in a while!!!!! Guess what? I’m fine and not gaining but losing. Most people gain weight because they treat themselves to unhealthy snack/snacks and overeat EVERDAY! You have to be smart.

      • Tasha

        Totally have lots of misspellings, but hopefully you get the point 🤦‍♀️😂

      • Nichele

        Good for you. Keep up good work.

    • deziree

      My husband does keto on and off. It is probably different for everyone, but he’s lost a total of 30 lbs and doesn’t put any weight back on when he goes off it. And when he goes off, he goes OFF, lol. Doughnuts, soda, pie, you name it.

    • Kim

      You can slowly incorporate carbs back after your initial weight loss. Can I go back to toast for breakfast, sandwich for lunch and spaghetti with garlic bread for dinner? No. I will end up right back where I started. But, I can have the occasional spaghetti. Just not every day.

  9. Nancygaye

    Having an issue saving these recipes. Thoughts?

  10. JJ

    Thank you so much for sharing! Love having a great selection of keto recipes all in one place…they all look yummy!

  11. Lisa

    Absolutely Shanon I have tried every diet out there I finally got down to a size 1 and I looked so sick when I got with my husband I started eating regularly and went up to a size 9-11 Only diet that makes me feel great is a low calorie one it is a lifestyle but I have to if not I have a lot of stomach issues but overall my stomach has went way down in 2-3 weeks the shape of my body is changing

  12. mariel

    I’m not doing Keto but i do have 2/3 of a head of cabbage in the fridge i was wondering what i should do with! INSPIRED! thanks!

    • Lina D

      Yes! Sure – enjoy 😀

  13. Jen

    Have been trying to eat low carb, but running out of inspiration as far as recipe ideas. These look amazing….thanks for sharing!!

    • Lina D

      Sure! Enjoy

  14. dropofrain

    this list is just great! I’ve been trying keto in the past and it did start my weight to go down (I’ve hit a plateau for a few months). I have to say that I only want to lose maybe 10-12 lbs, not much. I felt great, wasn’t hungry. On my normal day I would eat quite a lot of carbs and about 30 min later my mind is already thinking about next snack time. With keto – to my surprise- those thoughts were really rare. I was also surprised that I did not miss much bread and sweets. However, I love tomatoes and fruit, so that what I missed the most.

  15. cm

    oh my goodness THANK YOU!!! i can’t always find great keto recipes. We are trying to go dairy free but its a challenge…

  16. Sheri

    Can somebody please suggest any supplements that should be taken when eating low carb? I’ve been doing research because I am going to start this way of eating and there is just SO much information that I’m totally confused now. Any information is greatly appreciated!

  17. Nila

    Have you lost any weight so far? can I get that too?

  18. Molly

    I’ve lost 40 pounds. 14 away from my goal weight. What worked for me* was quitting sugar FIRST (candies, soda, sweet tea, etc.). Then I cut the other carbs. Energy SOARED through the roof. As a mom of a special needs kiddo….I can’t remember a time where I wasn’t thinking of my next chance to sleep. I BOUNCE out of bed, SUPER CLEAR mind….the fog lifting is the most amazing thing honestly; weight loss is a bonus. I did not experience the keto flu. Also, (before starting) I had a required health check up last year (insurance requirements) and have had a required health check up this year….my triglycerides, LDL, HDL, total cholesterol, and glucose numbers are in the PERFECT range. Couldn’t be happier/healthier/ready to start the day.

  19. Mama6

    Thank you so much for these! Great to have so many all in one place for reference 🙂

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You’re so welcome!

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