The keto diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet. It has been proven to lower blood sugar and insulin levels and shift the body’s metabolism away from carbs and towards fat and ketones. It is trending today and many have had success with weight loss and overall feeling better. Here are 35 of our favorite recipes to get you started in this new year with this new lifestyle diet.
Breakfast Keto Recipes
Breakfast is the start of many people’s day. If you need a quick and easy meal to get you started for the day on keto check out these keto recipes to satisfy your breakfast needs.
1Keto Breakfast Casserole by Food Network
This casserole is packed full of flavor with cheese, sausage, eggs, radishes, and heavy cream. It can be cooked, stored, and heated later keeping its full flavor. It’s a perfect keto breakfast recipe and its high-fat content is perfect for a keto diet.
2Keto Egg Cups by Food Network
Prosciutto, egg, and cheese are the perfect high fat combination. Made in muffin tins these are the perfect individual breakfast dish. You can make multiples and save them in the fridge to reheat on another date.
3Keto Baked Eggs Florentine by Food Network
The classic eggs florentine will not disappoint. Keto style with high fat cream and cheese makes it creamy and fluffy and the perfect indulgence for entry into keto.
4Keto Pancakes by Food Network
Think you are missing carbs? Don’t miss them anymore with this keto recipe for pancakes. Almond flour and coconut flour are the perfect low carb substitutes.
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Lunch Keto Recipes
Need lunch for at home or work? These quick and easy keto recipe lunches will not disappoint. Focused on keeping it low carb, moderate protein and high fat, the variety of lunch choices and flavors is endless. These are a couple of favorite quick and easy keto lunch recipes to get you started.
5Keto Tuna Salad by Food Network
Skip the bread and use lettuce wraps instead and you have a tuna salad sandwich. Sour cream and oil provide your key fat essentials packed with the flavors from the tuna and seasoning. These tuna salad cups/wraps will have you coming back for more.
6Keto Cobb Salad by Delish
Cobb salad provides all the key essentials in a keto lifestyle. Egg, bacon, and avocado are three staples in a keto lifestyle. Combine that with a high punch dressing from mayonnaise, yogurt, and red wine vinegar and this cobb salad is a perfect keto lunch.
7Keto Power Salad by The Keto Plate
Power salad says it all. Packed with high-fat ingredients like steak, avocado, blue cheese, and walnuts, this salad is a keto dream. When you need to increase your fat for the day this salad is the perfect addition and keeping it low carb makes it keto-friendly.
8Keto Hawaiian Chicken Salad by Seeking Good Eats
This is a chicken salad unlike any other. It’s packed with a punch of flavor with its coconut, curry powder dressing and the keto-friendly macadamia nuts. This chicken salad has so many elements and flavors. This is the perfect salad to eat on its own or top on a piece of lettuce for a delicious lettuce wrap.
9Keto Chipotle Lime Turkey Burgers by Perfect Keto
No need to miss the joy of eating burgers. This turkey burger is a nice light lunch choice but the chipotle mayo brings in keto-friendly, high-fat flavor.
10Keto Caesar Salad by Wholesome Yum
Caesar salad is an easy transition into keto. A family familiar item in many households, this caesar salad with homemade parmesan croutons is high fat, low carb, and keto-friendly.
11Keto 5 Ingredient Salad by Keto Diet App
Only 5 ingredients to get a packed high fat quick and easy salad. Chicken, avocado and bacon, and ranch dressing. Need we say more?
12Keto Greek Salad by My Keto Kitchen
Classic greek salad is a perfect keto-friendly option. Feta cheese is high in fat and olives are a high-fat, no carb food. Top with red wine vinegar and a dose of healthy fats from olive oil as well.
13Keto California Turkey and Bacon Wraps by Iowa Girl Eats
This wrap is the perfect lunch for at home, at work or on the go. Turkey, bacon and homemade basil mayo, this wrap will satisfy. The lettuce wrap lets you enjoy all the full flavor high fat goodness but keeps it clean and low carb.
14Keto Sushi by Keto Connect
Who would think you could eat sushi on Keto? Well, you can! By replacing the rice with cauliflower you can create your own sushi masterpiece. This easy recipe is loaded with cream cheese, cucumber, and avocado for a keto twist on a Philadelphia roll.
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Appetizer Keto Recipes
If you need a snack or are having a dinner party there are many snacking items and great appetizers that are keto-friendly.
15Keto Crab Stuffed Mushrooms by Savory Tooth
High fiber, high flavor. Crab and cream cheese stuffed mushrooms are perfect for serving for a party or snacking on for yourself.
16Keto Biscuits by Keto Connect
Feel like your missing bread. Don’t miss bread with these moist cheddar biscuits that are keto-friendly. Eat them alone or serve them with a meal and satisfy those cravings bread.
17Keto Charcuterie by Healthful Pursuit
The classic charcuterie is extremely keto-friendly. Create your plate however you see fit with different meats, cheeses, and olives. High fat and low carb, this is the perfect keto snack.
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Dinner Keto Recipes
Transitioning into keto is about maintaining a low carb diet but that does not mean you have to substitute flavor to accomplish this. Keto recipes are full of flavor and there are many selections to satisfy all cravings for dinner. Below are a wide variety of keto recipes that pack flavor and are sure to satisfy those tastebuds.
18Keto Crack Chicken by The Keto Queens
Does the name not say it all? This recipe is rich and creamy and packed with flavor. Cheese, cream cheese, chicken and spices are thrown in the slow cooker for an easy dinner everyone will love. You will appreciate eating a high-fat, low carb meal with this one.
19Keto Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon by Savory Tooth
Don’t feel like your missing stew this winter season. This hearty beef bourguignon is packed with vegetables, beef and a delicious gravy keeping you warm and cozy on those cold winter days.
20Keto Spinach Stuffed Artichoke Stuffed Chicken Breast by Evolving Table
Stuffed chicken brings dinner to the next level and stuffing it with cream cheese, spinach, and artichokes is like having an appetizer and dinner all together. Your mouth will be watering with this savory creamy high fat delicacy.
21Keto Mac and Cheese by Delish
Here is a mac and Cheese you don’t have to feel bad about! Cauliflower instead of pasta makes this dish. Creamy cheese sauce and a crispy parmesan topped you won’t feel a single ounce of guilt.
22Keto Meatballs by Delish
Get all the good of the meatballs, minus the carbs from the breadcrumbs. By replacing the breadcrumbs with parmesan and adding in cheese to this recipe you can keep all the flavor in these meatballs but stay keto-friendly.
23Keto Tuscan Butter Shrimp by Delish
Shrimp is a 0 carb protein source which makes topping it with creamy sauce a perfect keto option. Cooking shrimp with butter is your keto-friendly option to flavor. Mix with heavy cream, spinach, and tomato for this perfect dinner dish. Pair with a salad or a side of veggies for a low carb, high-fat meal.
24Keto Alfredo Zoodles by Delish
If you feel like your missing pasta, zoodles are a great substitute. Zucchini made into noodles is an easy low carb substitute that you can sauce and flavor and you won’t think you are missing anything. This zoodle recipe is alfredo allowing you to still enjoy that full flavor creaminess.
25Keto Garlic Parmesan Salmon by Delish
Salmon is packed with good fats such as Omega 3. It’s a great staple item to have in your diet. The garlic parmesan and parsley sauce will have your tastebuds enjoying each bite especially knowing this high-fat, low carb meal is doing wonders for your body.
26Keto Bacon Weave Pizza by Delish
A take on pizza that is a bacon lovers dream, make your crust with a bacon weave in this extremely high fat keto option.
27Keto Fathead Pizza Crust by Wholesum Yum
This is a staple dough if you want to make your own pizza. This dough is made with almond flour, cream cheese, and mozzarella and can satisfy that pizza craving. Top with your favorite pizza toppings.
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Dessert Keto Recipes
Following a keto diet does not mean you have to give up sweets. The principal of keto being high-fat means you get to enjoy many of the delicacies. Making some ingredient substitutions but still bringing all the flavor and sweetness you can will satisfy all those cravings while staying low carb and keto-friendly.
28Keto Nutella Pie by Pretty Pies
Dairy-free, vegan, paleo, and keto-friendly, this dessert is an enjoyable treat. Homemade Nutella, homemade whip this dessert is easy and sure to please. Enjoy each smooth slice guilt-free.
29Keto Wendys Chocolate Frosty by Hip2Keto
This Wendy’s inspired frosty is made keto-friendly with a substitute of ingredients but not a substitute for flavor. With 5 ingredients only this frosty is simple and delicious.
30Keto Sex In A Pan by All Day I Dream About Food
You don’t need to skimp on options or flavors when on Keto. This dessert says it all in the name. Luscious and creamy this keto recipe is sugar-free, so it’s a delicious way to indulge. Layers of cheesecake and creamy chocolate pudding, with a chocolate cookie crust make this one a keto-friendly favorite.
31Keto NewYork Style Cheesecake by All Day I Dream About Food
Cream cheese can be a keto staple as it’s high fat and low carb. This makes cheesecake a delectable dessert to still enjoy and indulge. Skip the crust and create a creamy, sweet, low carb dessert and savor each bite while you enjoy this being part of your lifestyle.
32Keto Caramel Cakes by All Day I Dream About Food
There are alternative ways to make most things when living a keto lifestyle. This includes cake and caramel sauce. This vanilla cake is moist and tender made with almond flour and topped with a rich homemade caramel glaze.
Fat Bombs are quick and easy snacks to make you when you need to get a low carb burst of high fat. They can be made savory or sweet depending on your needs or cravings. These three sweet fat bombs are easy keto recipes that deliver in macronutrients and flavor.
33Keto Cheesecake Fat Bombs by Gimme Delicious
Get a burst of cookies and cream with this keto fat bomb. This quick and easy bomb is sure to delight. They are creamy and only 1g of net carb making them a perfect fat bomb to add to your day.
34Keto Brownie Fat Bomb by All Day I Dream About Food
Want a quick pop of sweet but don’t want to make a whole dessert. This brownie fat bomb is a perfect combination of chocolate and nutty to give you a burst of flavor and fat. Eat one and save the rest.
Keto Household Staples
Finally, to help you get started here is a list of a few key grocery staples to have in the house for a successful keto journey and cooking.
- Almond Flour
- Coconut Flour
- Erythritol Sugar and Erythinrol Powdered Sugar
- Swerve Sugar and Swerve Powdered Sugar
- Cocoa Powder
- Coconut Oil
- Lillys Chocolate Chips
- Parmesan Whisps
- Moon Cheese
Entering into the keto lifestyle can seem overwhelming but finding simple recipes and understanding key ingredients can make the transition that much easier. There are so many amazing recipes out there and these are just a few to get you started. These 35 keto recipes are an amazing start to every meal and include breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and even delicious keto-friendly desserts. Enjoy!
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