Our 13 Best Keto Recipes That Make the Keto Diet Easy (and Delicious)
Breakfast: Crab and Asparagus Frittata
Don’t be crabby! You can—and should—still eat seafood on the keto diet. Start your day with a real “catch” of this keto breakfast recipe, which features low-carb asparagus for fiber and freshness. Use whole milk or cream instead of low-fat or fat-free milk to round out the macronutrient ratios to more keto-appropriate levels.
Breakfast: Blue Cheese-Bacon Cloud Eggs
Your keto breakfast recipe forecast: cloudy with a chance of bacon! This speedy option separates the egg whites from the yolks—then utilizes them both in different ways for a light-as-air (and light-in-carbs) meal. You’ll call for a repeat after one bite of the bacon and blue cheese pairing.
Snack: Spinach Party Dip
Love spinach-artichoke dip? You’re in luck! It’s totally invited to the keto party—especially when you enjoy this Parm-rich easy keto recipe with crudites.
Tip: Celery sticks, cucumber coins, blanched asparagus spears, and cherry tomatoes are among the lowest-carb veggies in the produce pool.
Lunch: Salmon with Tomato Pesto
For a grate keto recipe idea come noon, grill salmon on a cedar plank to infuse the filet with flavor. It takes just 10 minutes or so to score a perfect flaky doneness level. Top with a simple homemade tomato pesto and an extra drizzle of olive oil, if you please.
Lunch: Grilled Shrimp with Red Pepper Dip
This easy keto recipe makes a lovely light lunch or party appetizer. The full-fat sour cream in the luscious dunking sauce makes lean shrimp even fitting for keto (as does the 4 gram carb count for the entire dish).
Lunch: Cocoa Almond-Crusted Salmon
We’re cocoa-nuts about this 30-minute keto diet recipe and its creative crumb coating. Chopped almonds and unsweetened cocoa powder sound like strange partners for salmon. Trust us: It works, and it works well. Plus this low-carb lunch satisfies your chocolate fix without all the sugar!
Snack: Macadamia Nut Hummus
Chickpeas are far from high in fat and low in carbs. Luckily, the Test Kitchen dreamed up a keto recipe version of the popular party snack that offers a whole 12 grams of fat per tablespoon—and just 2 grams of carbs.
Tip: Whip up a batch to nosh on over the weekend; this recipe keeps for three days in the fridge.
Side Dish: Chilled Avocado Soup with Ginger and Basil
No need to wait in line for the microwave at work during the lunchtime rush. This keto side-dish soup is at its best chilled. We crown this creamy chilled soup with a healthy drizzle of chili oil for warm flavor on a cold dish.
Side Dish: Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto
Like bacon? Then you’ll love this savory side dish that’s topped with prosciutto, a similar pork product. It takes just 20 minutes, so this skillet side is the perfect addition to any of our keto dinner recipes.
Dinner: Flat Iron Steaks with Avocado Butter
Dinner: Lemon-Thyme Split-Roasted Turkey
For a holiday—or for Sunday supper—try this oven-roasted keto dinner recipe. Get a leg up on prep time by slicing pieces prior to cooking. The herb butter-rubbed bird will reach the perfect temp in less than two hours.
Dinner: Rosemary Porterhouse Steaks with Olive Mayo
Porterhouse is one of the richest steak selections already, and it gets even more keto-compliant when you slather the keto dinner recipe with mayo that’s dressed up with salty olives and vibrant fresh herbs. Since this entire entrée has just 1 gram of carbs, this is a stellar supper for days when you had a slightly carb-ier lunch.
Dinner: Sheet-Pan Chicken with Lemon and Green Olives
Had your fill of steak and salmon? Turn to keto chicken recipes like this easy sheet-pan supper. A mix of oil and butter delivers loads of flavor (and plenty of fat for your quota) in this Mediterranean meal.
Tip: In place of mashed potatoes or couscous, pair this dish with cauliflower rice mashed with some cream cheese or sour cream.