Many people follow the keto diet for one reason or another. Some feel better when they consume less carbs, while others are working towards achieving weight loss or health goals. With so many people living the keto lifestyle, you’re bound to know someone following the keto diet, even if you’re not following it yourself.
Whether you’re a long-time keto follower, interested in giving the keto lifestyle a try, or you have a friend or loved one who’s following the keto diet, you’re bound to find yourself in need of some delicious keto recipes from time to time. The good news is there are many foods you can eat on keto, from salads to dairy and even recipes that are both low carb and vegan for those who don’t eat meats or other animal products. There are even keto friendly fruits and keto friendly nuts, making it easy to satisfy cravings.
Looking for a keto friendly snack that’s sure to satisfy your mid-day cravings? Try a variety pack of these delicious keto friendly bites from Revol Snax, or opt for a fruit and nut box packed with chocolate dipped fruits and tasty nuts for a variety of snack-worthy treats. Feeding a crowd? A platter filled with an assortment of fresh fruits is sure to please.
For more delicious keto recipes, we put out a call for ideas and curated responses below. (Note: Edible Arrangements® is not endorsing any of the companies or ideas discussed below, but we asked for suggestions to get some different perspectives.) Keep reading to find out what the contributors who responded to our query had to say about their favorite keto recipes.
Emily Appelbaum is a contributing writer at Family Destinations Guide. She loves to explore beach resorts and ski destinations together with her 12-year-old son.
“My favorite keto recipe is Keto Tuna Salad. This is a recipe you can play around with. I love to change it up often with the seasonings, add-ons, or toppings. This is actually my favorite keto lunch recipe, and you can make it in just 5 minutes. It’s very easy, plus it has the right portion of vegetables too. And if you don’t like tuna, then you can even do it with chicken or eggs.
- 3 cans (5oz ea.) tuna, drained
- ⅓ cup mayo of choice (or Greek yogurt)
- 2 Tbsp diced red onion
- 3 Tbsp diced celery
- 2 Tbsp relish (dill for low carb, or sweet relish)
- 1 Tbsp pickle juice (optional)
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 3 Tbsp chopped pecans
- Salt & pepper to taste
- To a large bowl, add mayo or Greek yogurt, relish, pickle juice, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Stir well to combine.
- Add drained canned tuna, red onion, celery, and chopped pecans. Mix to coat but don’t over-mix. Season to taste as needed.
- Serve on its own, with crackers, celery sticks, or however you like!
- Transfer to airtight containers and store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
The recipe yields 2½ cups tuna salad. You can choose either pita or sandwich bread to go with the salad. Crackers and celery sticks are good choices too.”
Lucas Travis is the Founder of Inboard Skate.
“My favorite keto recipe is Chicken Keto Lettuce Wraps. My love for wraps is undeniable. As a matter of fact, wraps are my comfort food. Whenever I feel like eating healthy, this recipe from Brit + Co is my go-to snack or even dinner. It’s simple yet very delicious, plus, you can even use your leftover chicken salad to make one.”
MD Kamruzzaman is the CEO of Substitute Foods and a food blogger. Substitute Foods is all about healthy substitute foods and how they can be used to improve your health and lifestyle.
“A high fat, low-carb diet could be even more effective if you find and use the best recipes. It’s like the ability to eat lots of meat and cheese guilt-free while losing weight. Cool, right?
One of my favorite recipes is Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole. Here’s how to make it:
- Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F. While waiting, you may start cutting your uncured bacon and shredding your cheddar cheese.
- Fry your sliced bacon pieces and set them aside. Next, fry 1 to 2 pounds of grass-fed ground beef seasoned with minced garlic, onion, salt, and ground black pepper. As soon as the beef is about to turn brown (evenly cooked), you may put your bacon back in and fry them together. Afterward, transfer it to a casserole dish.
- Whisk together the following in a large bowl: 8 eggs, 1 cup of sugar-free salsa, and 1 cup heavy whipping cream. Add 2/3 of the cheddar cheese to the mixture and mix well.
- On top of the beef that you already placed in the casserole dish, pour your prepared egg mixture as layers. Add the remaining cheddar cheese on top of the casserole and place it in the pre-heated oven for at least 15 minutes. The best indicator of when your casserole is done is when the cheddar cheese topping has formed a crispy layer on top.
- For the final touch, garnish your favorite keto bacon cheeseburger casserole with your choice of keto-friendly toppings, such as lettuce, cheese, onions, and pickles.
Sticking to keto-friendly food with the best choice of recipes is the best way to successfully lose weight on a ketogenic diet.”
Despite holding a master’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Harland never imagined that one day he would be the founder of a website dedicated to fast food menu prices. In his leisure time, he likes to crack jokes, take snapshots of his dog Hyde and assist individuals in promoting healthy eating habits through scientific and food-based strategies.
“Here are two of my favorite keto recipes, which are simple to make and super tasty:
The Classic Bacon and Eggs
- 2 eggs
- 65 grams of bacon in slices
- Cherry tomatoes
I guess this is pretty self-explanatory, but here is a short summary: First fry the bacon on medium heat, take it out and use the bacon oils to fry your egg in any way you like. Take out the egg and gently fry the tomatoes for a few seconds. Then, sprinkle your thyme over the dish.
Keto Pesto Chicken Casserole, with Feta Cheese and Olives
- 170 g boneless chicken thighs
- Salt and pepper
- ½ Tbsp butter or coconut oil
- 20 ml (20 g) red pesto or green pesto
- 75 ml heavy whipping cream
- 21 g (38 ml) pitted olives
- 35 g feta cheese, diced
- ¼ garlic clove, finely chopped
- Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Season with salt and pepper.
- Add butter or oil to a large skillet and fry the chicken pieces in batches on medium-high heat until golden brown.
- Using store-bought low-carb red or green pesto, or making your own, mix pesto and heavy cream in a bowl.
- Place the fried chicken pieces in a baking dish together with the olives, feta cheese, and garlic. Add the pesto/cream mixture.
- Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes, until the dish turns bubbly and light brown around the edges.
And voila, you have yourself a nice casserole!”
Olivia Wyles is the owner and sole creator of OliviaWyles.com, which is a keto lifestyle blog with an emphasis on quick and easy recipes, product reviews, and guides to help real people implement the diet into their daily lives. She loves creating and sharing quick & easy recipes that help you spend more time with family. Many of her recipes are simple to throw together with just a few ingredients.
“My favorite keto recipes are those that you can just throw together with a few ingredients like these 3-ingredient keto desserts (a.k.a. fat bombs – thus named so keto dieters get enough good fats in their diet). These fat bombs taste great, and anyone would love the idea of eating peanut butter cups on a diet!”
Aviad Faruz is the CEO and Founder of Faruzo.
“Keto has always been my favorite weight loss diet. Here’s one of my favorite keto recipes: Keto Brownies.
- 2 eggs (at room temperature)
- 1/2 cup melted butter (cooled)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup swerve
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa or dark chocolate powder
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- Handful of walnuts, almonds, or sugar-free chocolate chips (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease or line an 8×8 baking dish or small round pan.
- Mix everything together until well combined.
- Pour the batter into your baking dish and bake for about 25 minutes. The center should be pretty moist when you pull it out of the oven as it will continue to bake in the pan.
- Allow it to cool for about 10 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!”
Jessica Randhawa is the head chef, recipe creator, photographer, and writer behind The Forked Spoon. She creates delicious family-friendly recipes that anyone can make. Her website has over one million users per month.
“This Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe is everyone’s favorite keto appetizer! Made with juicy shredded chicken, creamy ranch dressing, cream cheese, hot sauce, and loads of cheese, this easy and delicious Buffalo Chicken Dip is baked until golden, bubbly, and perfect for dipping.”
Nadia Charif, RD is a Dietitian and Health Advisor at Coffeeble.
“My favorite keto recipe is Watermelon, Strawberry & Tomato Salad. Here’s how to make it:
- Cube seedless watermelon & colorful heirloom tomatoes from your local farmers market.
- Create a dressing of lime juice, sea salt, balsamic vinegar, and a dash of your favorite natural sugar free sweetener (I like Agave 5 myself).
- Tear leaves of mint and basil, and clip chives with kitchen shears.
- Toast sliced almonds over your burner at the last minute for some warm crispiness (sunflower seeds or pecans can be used in a pinch).
- Feel free to add dairy cheese! Very high quality buffalo mozzarella, feta, or goat cheese would all shine here.”
Heather holds an MS in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), is a Nutritionist at USA Rx, and specializes in holistic nutrition, gut health, and chronic disease management. She believes in using food as medicine and that good health starts with a healthy gut. She enjoys creating anti-inflammatory recipes and spending time in the kitchen, learning all things about food.
“I really like to use eggs in my keto recipes. They’re the perfect keto food: high in healthy fats (as long as you include the yolks) and virtually non-existent in carbs.
Plus, they pair well with vegetables, which are an often overlooked part of the keto diet. However, vegetables are important because they provide vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants that may be lacking in meat and other high-fat foods.
So, for breakfast, I like to make an omelet with spinach, mushrooms, and onions, and for lunch, I may make scrambled eggs with sauteed asparagus and pico de gallo. I also like to have a side of fresh berries for more fiber and antioxidants.”
Lisa Roberts is a keto dieter and the site creator of Making Keto Easy. She posts recipes with serving sizes appropriate for solo or duo keto dieters. All of her recipes include net carbs counts and macro profiles to ensure you can achieve keto nutrient perfection.
“One of my favorite keto recipes was created by my husband. It’s a dippy egg wrap recipe that uses only four ingredients, has 4.8 net carbs, and takes less than 10 minutes to make. Gooey yolk combines with crunchy, salty bacon inside of a low carb wrap for this dippy egg wrap sandwich. It’s the way to go for a quick, easy, and super satisfying breakfast option.”
Brittany Lubeck is a registered dietitian and consultant for Oh So Spotless, a top-notch cleaning website.
“My favorite keto recipes tend to be for snacks. Although I am not a huge proponent of the keto diet as a lifestyle, I am a supporter of snacks. I especially like snacks that are easy to make, can be prepared and stored, and include some fruits and/or vegetables.
Here are a few keto snack recipes I like:
- Celery and Nut Butter: This is a classic, easy snack that happens to be keto too. If following the keto diet, be sure to choose a nut butter that has no added sugar.
- Veggies with Guacamole: Another classic choice, veggie sticks and guacamole are easy to pull out of the fridge and start eating within mere moments. Plus, guacamole is full of healthy fats, potassium, and other essential nutrients found in avocados.
- Homemade Keto Smoothies: A keto dieter can make an endless assortment of homemade smoothies that include keto staples like protein powder, nuts, coconut, and avocados, as well as some amounts of other fruits and veggies. Smoothies are fast, easy, and delicious. Here is a recipe for a blueberry keto smoothie.
- Homemade Trail Mix: Making your own trail mix means you get to control what goes in it. You can avoid added sugar and other non-keto ingredients that are often found in packaged trail mix. Try an assortment of nuts plus ingredients like coconut flakes, sugar-free chocolate chips, and seeds. Here is a great recipe.
- No-Bake Keto Energy Balls: These energy balls are a great snack option, as they don’t require baking and can be stored in the freezer for up to two months. You will get lots of fiber from these energy balls, as they contain two types of nuts plus dates.
- Parm Crisps: For a packaged option, I like these Parm Crisps. They contain only parmesan cheese, making them keto-friendly and a good source of protein. You could easily make these or other cheese crisps at home if desired.”
Brenda Peralta is a registered dietitian and consultant for Sensible Digs, a home improvement website.
“One of my favorite keto recipes is microwave keto bread. You only use a couple of ingredients, and it’s easy to make as an afternoon snack. A few of my other favorites are:
- Cauliflower pizza (It’s a good way of still eating pizza without all the carbs.)
- Keto fried chicken (use almonds as a crust)
- Lettuce wraps with ground beef
- Cheese shell tacos
- Cauliflower fried rice
- Keto cheesecake”
Natalia Maldonado is the founder of Warrior Life Code (WLC). She is a certified hot yoga instructor, wellness advocate, author & certified health coach from Miami, Florida.
“As a fitness and lifestyle blogger, here’s my favorite keto recipe:
Chipotle Avocado Mayo
This scrumptious 5-minute craft is a creamy sauce that can complement any grilled chicken or vegetable. It’s very easy and fun to make. Here are the main ingredients:
- 2 ripe medium avocados
- 1 teaspoon of finely chopped canned chipotle in adobo sauce (1/2 small chile)
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup olive oil
Mix the minced avocados, canned chipotle, dijon mustard, and salt into one bowl and put them into a blender. Blend these ingredients until the mixture becomes smooth and consistent, which will take about 1 to 2 minutes. Later, drizzle olive oil and salt until properly mixed. Use within one day because it is best enjoyed fresh, or you can refrigerate it after sealing it in an airtight jar but still use it within 3 days.”
Lisa Richards is a nutritionist and author of The Candida Diet. She has been featured on Today, U.S. News, Women’s Health magazine, Huffington Post, Healthline, the San Francisco Chronicle, Reader’s Digest, Lifehack, Insider, and Well+Good, among others. Through her website, thecandidadiet.com, she explains the benefits of a low-sugar, anti-inflammatory diet.
“My Cauliflower Tortillas make an excellent addition to a keto diet and provide a rich source of nutrients simultaneously.
Servings: 6 tortillas
- 1 cauliflower, about 1 1/2 pounds leaves trimmed and roughly chopped
- 2 eggs
- Pinch of salt
- 1 Tbsp fresh cilantro finely minced
- Lime wedges
- Chili salt
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
- In the bowl of a food processor, add the chopped cauliflower and pulse until you get a texture that’s a bit finer than rice.
- In a fine mesh steamer basket, add the cauliflower and steam over boiling water for 5 minutes.
- Place the steamed cauliflower in a kitchen towel and squeeze out the excess water. It’s very important to squeeze out as much water as you possibly can.
- Return the cauliflower to the bowl of a food processor along with the eggs, salt, and cilantro. Pulse until well combined, about 30 seconds.
- Spoon the tortilla mixture onto the prepared baking sheets into 6 equal portions, 3 portions per baking sheet. With an offset spatula, spread each portion into thin circles, about 5 to 6 inches in diameter.
- Bake the tortillas for 10 minutes, then flip and cook for another 5 minutes on the other side. Serve warm.”
Annie Lampella is a mom, wife, and pharmacist who loves making keto meals for her family and shares them at Keto Focus. Her specialty is finding meals that everyone can enjoy while on the keto diet.
“My favorite keto recipe is keto lasagna. Not only is this recipe easy to make (less than 30 minutes), but it tastes like real lasagna! Using chicken slices as noodles gives the dish a similar texture and flavor of noodles as it bakes. You can even freeze this lasagna casserole, so it’s perfect for meal prep.”
Melissa Collins is the Partnership Manager of PerfectBrew. She is a chef, brewing, and coffee expert who loves to share recipes and guides on coffee, tea, bar, kitchen, and cooking.
“My favorite keto recipe is Zucchini Fries.
- 1 zucchini
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 Tbsp chili flakes
- 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
- 1 cup parmesan cheese
- 2 eggs
- Take 1 zucchini and cut it into rectangular pieces in the shape of fries.
- To prepare the coating, mix almond flour, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, and chili flakes together.
- In a separate bowl, beat two eggs.
- Now, dip fries in the egg mixture first and then in the coating prepared.
- Spread them evenly on a baking tray and bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 180 degrees.”
Lori Bogedin is a chef and culinary expert from Pennsylvania in the United States. She runs a restaurant & blog, TwigsCafe, that is all about cooking up healthy eating ideas, easy healthy recipes, cooking techniques & hacks, healthy meal plans, and health & wellness tips.
“One of my favorite keto recipes is Keto Corned Beef and Cabbage. Due to its amazing taste and ease of preparation, keto corned beef and cabbage is a must for those who indulge in keto dieting. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
- 4 lbs corned beef
- 4 celery stalks
- Kosher salt and black pepper
- 2 onions
- 1 package pickling spices
- 1 medium cabbage cut into 2” wedges
- 2 carrots peeled and cut into 2” pieces
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons capers
- 2 tablespoons parsley
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- ½ cup dijon mustard
Once you have gathered all ingredients, follow these instructions:
- Place corned beef, celery, onion, and pickling spices into a large pot. Add some water, season with salt and pepper, and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 3 hours.
- Add dijon mustard and apple cider vinegar in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper.
- In another bowl, mix mayo, capers, and parsley.
- Add cabbage and carrots and continue to simmer for about an hour until the cabbage is tender.
- Remove meat, cabbage, and carrots from the pot.
- Slice corned beef and season with salt and pepper.
- Serve with your preferred sauces.”
Christine is an experienced freestyle skier. She loves the snow so much, and she wanted to share her passion for the sport with others who feel the same way through her blog, The Ski Girl.
“Keto tacos are probably my favorite go-to recipe for a quick and easy lunch or dinner. This recipe starts with using ground turkey, beef, or bison.
I saute onions and peppers in a saute pan or wok until they begin to turn translucent. Then put in a few cloves of diced garlic for about 90 seconds. After all of these veggies are thoroughly mixed, it’s time to throw in the meat.
Place your ground meat into the pan and then spice it up however you like. I like to use chili powder, salt, and pepper. Use a wooden spoon or another utensil to chop/mix up the meat until it is thoroughly cooked and looks like taco meat.
Now it’s time to make your tacos. I like using red leaf or green leaf lettuce as the shell. Get your other fixings prepared as well. I use cut avocado, lime, jalapenos, cilantro, cheese, and sour cream.
Place a spoonful (or two) of meat in the bottom of the lettuce leaf and then place all of the other toppings on as well. Wrap the taco up, and enjoy!”
Michelle grew up in sunny Southern California and has been a lover of sweets since day one. She started watching the cooking channel when she was just seven years old. This sparked a passion in her to start cooking and baking. She is the Co-founder of BakingHow.
“I am a huge fan of cheesy garlic bread, so giving it up for keto was challenging. But I’ve come up with a solution. All you need to do is mix your favorite cheeses (I use mozzarella and parmesan), add an egg and some minced garlic (measure with your heart), and bake.
One of my favorite quick and easy desserts (or snacks) is mixing sugar-free cool whip with cream cheese and adding a pack of sugar-free gelatin. Mix all of the ingredients together, and voila! Delicious. You can choose any type of gelatin you’d like, depending on which flavor profile you’re looking for.
Kickstarting vegetables is a cinch on the keto diet, too. I love to use various veggies – broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, and Brussels sprouts. Toss them with some coconut oil or olive oil and parmesan cheese. Place in the air fryer until they’re crispy and delicious, better than a potato chip.”
Alicia Shevetone is a dynamic culinary personality, cookbook author, and creator of Dink Cuisine, a food and entertainment organization that promotes cooking experiences across print, digital, social, and live media. Her newest cookbook, Vegetarian Ketogenic Cookbook for Beginners, hit bookshelves in October 2021 and showcases 75 savory low-carb, plant-based recipes that anyone can master to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
“My perspective is that most keto followers eat a ton of meat (I am one of them). There’s a huge focus on macronutrients, but micronutrients are just as important for sustainable health. So sneaking in sauces and condiments that are keto-friendly is a way to introduce some great variety and nutrition. One of my faves is my Avocado Goddess, a tasty dressing you can slather on meat, use as a dip, and even thin out for salad dressing.”
Jen Wooster is the creator at Peel with Zeal, a gluten free recipe blog. She has been gluten free for over 12 years and has found keto recipes are a great way to ensure she avoids gluten.
“My favorite keto recipe is my creamy egg casserole. It is great for a weekend breakfast, and then I eat the leftovers for lunch with a salad. It’s a great way to meal prep without any extra work.”
Melissa works for Wholesome Yum, a keto recipe website reaching over 8 million per month.
“Here are some of my favorite keto recipes:
Summer Yule, MS, RDN is the face behind Summer Yule Nutrition, a nutrition resource featuring recipes for all seasons. When she’s not tinkering with her air fryer or otherwise making a mess in the kitchen, you can find her running, hiking, and enjoying other outdoor activities.
“My favorite keto recipes usually involve whole food ingredients and are packed with veggies, protein, or both! For example, I love these Air Fryer Radishes because they are a delicious substitute for potatoes. You don’t have to give up veggies on keto, but you may need to switch up the ones you use!
Another keto favorite of mine: Air Fryer Salmon Patties.
Almond flour makes a great binder for these patties instead of wheat flour. It’s pretty easy to make keto recipes that are also heart-healthy. Salmon and other seafood, olive oil, nuts, seeds, berries, non-starchy veggies, and certain legumes are all good for your heart and compatible with keto.”
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