After a long day at work, you just want nothing more than a lavish low-carb, high-fat meal. It’s a great way to end the day. Best of all, an opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations with your loved ones.
Delectable keto dinner recipes don’t have to take an hour of prep. They can be simple and made in 35 minutes – even 15 minutes! Feel free to bookmark this list of keto dinner ideas.
If you make a big batch, you can bring some at work the following day. I’m sure you will love them and anyone you serve them to!
1. Chicken Ranch Casserole
Looking for something creamy and cheesy that’s sure to fill you up? With 20.6 grams of fat and only 1.3 grams of net carbs, this chicken casserole recipe is probably going to be your next keto favorite.
2. Keto Cashew Chicken
Cashew lovers out there, this one’s for you. You only need a total of 25 minutes to prepare this high-fat and high-protein keto dinner. It’s a combination of savory and chili. Not to mention, it’s beginner-friendly. In fact, this version of cashew chicken tastes better than takeout versions.
3. Keto Chicken Nuggets
What’s an easy keto dinner that your kids will love as well? That would be chicken nuggets for sure. This recipe is super low-carb, each serving has only 1.3 grams of net carbs. Here’s a quick tip: If you’re going to pair it with ketchup, make sure to choose sugar-free.
4. Keto Pork Chops with Mushroom
Cooked in olive oil and butter, these keto-friendly chops boast of tenderness and juiciness. Lemons perfectly compliment the meat and add freshness to it. You probably already have the ingredients for this dish in your pantry!
5. White Chicken Pizza
Who says you can’t have pizza on a low-carb diet? And believe me, this keto white chicken pizza belongs to your category of quick and easy keto dinner recipes. Ready in 35 minutes, it serves up to 6 people. Have it for dinner or your next pizza night with friends.
6. Mongolian Beef
Traditional Mongolian beef is made with high-carb ingredients like cornstarch and hoisin sauce. But this keto version is just what you need to satisfy your cravings while staying healthy. Each serving has 25.1 grams of protein and 17.3 grams of fat – enough to make you full!
7. Keto Caesar Salad
Yep, you’ve guessed it. You’re actually going to have to skip the croutons. But the good news is, we’ll be replacing them with chicken meat that’s more satisfying and filling. An important note: If you store some of this keto-friendly dinner salad, avoid mixing the ingredients together to keep the salad fresh.
8. Keto Cream of Mushroom Soup
This one’s creamy and perfect for cold nights. Thanks to mushrooms, this hot soup contains many important minerals such as potassium, zinc, and copper. You can use cremini or button mushrooms depending on your preference.
9. Green Turkey Salad
Looking for a quick keto dinner that you can prep in just 15 minutes? Filled with healthy low-carb ingredients, this salad is what you need to feel light but full. Have it as your main meal or a side dish for dinner if you like. Here’s a quick tip: Dark turkey meat packs more flavor.
10. Spicy Beef Ramen
You need to use miracle angel hair noodles to make this ramen recipe truly low-carb. And instead of using soy sauce, use coconut aminos. This keto spicy beef ramen has sodium, which makes it one of your must-eat dinner dishes when you’re having the keto flu.
11. Corned Beef and Cauliflower Hash
Don’t let simple ingredients in your pantry fool you. This dinner dish combines corned beef, cauliflower florets, and eggs to create something extra special when you don’t have a lot of time. Each serving has 9 grams of fat.
12. Keto Taco Salad
Taco salad, anyone? If you’ve got 25 minutes, you can actually prepare this keto salad that combines healthy ingredients like romaine lettuce, ground beef, and grape tomatoes. Aside from ground beef, you can also use ground turkey.
13. Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps
Are you a fan of Asian lettuce wraps? One of the best keto diet recipes for beginners, this one proves that you don’t have to eat rice to be satisfied. You’ll also love the fact that each serving gives only 2 grams of net carbs.
14. Keto Cobb Salad
Can you imagine all your favorite keto diet staples in one place? Keto cobb salad is the answer. It offers plenty of protein, fat, as well as vitamins and minerals to help you overcome the symptoms of carbohydrate withdrawal. That’s how amazing keto foods can be.
15. Keto Egg Drop Soup
Ready in about 10-20 minutes, this egg drop soup recipe uses simple ingredients like chicken broth, butter, and eggs. This deserves to be on your list of easy keto recipes for beginners – soup category!
16. Keto Egg Salad
This may be one of my favorite lunches, but hey, there’s no reason to not have it as a keto dinner. Rich in fat and protein, all you need are six easy ingredients – all the good stuff to ensure that you stay in ketosis. If you have keto bread, it’ll pair nicely with the egg salad.
17. Curried Chicken Skillet
Cauliflower is one of the main ingredients in this delicious curry recipe. If you’re a fan of curry flavors, never miss this. With only 2.8 grams of net carbs for each serving, curried chicken skillet is super easy to prepare. No quinoa, sweet potatoes, and canola oil that will only kick you out of ketosis.
18. Keto Potato Salad
Hello again, cauli! This is one of the keto recipes for dinner that’s beginner-friendly. Despite its name, you’ll be pleased to find out that one serving of keto potato salad has only 2.8 grams of net carbs. Plus, its 13.6 grams of total fat will regulate your appetite.
19. Cajun Parmesan Salmon
Fish is not only free of carbs, but it’s also packed with health-boosting omega-3 fatty acids, B12, and protein. Keto cajun parmesan salmon is a meaty dish that combines sweetness and creaminess – best for typical family dinners and dinner parties.
20. Keto Cucumber Salad
Is it summer? Need a light dinner that’s also hydrating, refreshing, and creamy at the same time? This low-carb cucumber salad takes as little as 10 minutes of prep time. It’s also low-calorie!
21. Garlic Buttery Pork Chops
If you’ve got half an hour to create a satisfying pork dinner, choose garlic buttery chops. You have two options for cooking pork chops – bake them in the oven or fry them in a skillet. Your choice. Serve with your favorite keto veggies or sauteed mushrooms.
22. Turkey Involtini
One might think of this turkey recipe as complicated, but it’s actually simple. You need a pound of turkey breast fillets, some mozzarella, sage, and other typical ingredients that you may already have. We love its elegance and flavor and we hope you will too.
There you have it.
These are easy keto recipes for beginners who are serious about making their low-carb lifestyle healthier. With so many flavors to choose from, you won’t ever get bored following a keto diet. As a final reminder, always check the macros for each recipe so you can stay within your recommended limits.
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