The ketogenic diet, or keto diet, has become one of the trendiest diets for in recent years but it’s actually been around for about a century. A ketogenic diet was initially used as a treatment for epilepsy, and its benefits have since expanded to aid with weight loss, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. One of the main challenges of a keto diet is discovering new recipes that are keto-friendly, which is why we’ve compiled our favourite keto recipes for you to enjoy.
In a nutshell, keto recipes are low in carbohydrates and high in fat. They include items like non-starchy veg, nuts, seeds and animal products, while eschewing sugars, grains, beans and legumes. You can learn more about the specifics + benefits of the keto diet here.
If you’re looking to explore the ketogenic diet, we hope you find some inspiration in these fantastic keto recipes. They’re gluten-free and dairy-free, with Paleo, Whole 30 and even some vegan options.
Easy Eggs with Kale + Sausage Crumb
Easy Eggs with Kale + Sausage Crumb by Keto Diet App
Start off your great day with this protein-rich and simple brekkie.
Crispy Turmeric Cauliflower
Crispy Turmeric Cauliflower by A Zesty Bite
Add some colour to your keto recipes by adding turmeric, which is highly anti-inflammatory. In this recipe, we like to use ghee or coconut oil in place of butter.
Power Greens Super Smoothie
Power Greens Super Smoothie by Better with Cake
A power-packed smoothie recipe with greens, avocado, mint, dairy-free yogurt and a few extra goodies.
Pizza Stuffed Peppers
Pizza Stuffed Peppers by What Great Grandma Ate
Who needs a pizza crust when you have great keto recipes like this on the scene? Bell peppers are the perfect vehicle for all of your favourite pizza toppings – yes, you’ll need a knife and fork, but these pizza peppers are delicious so you won’t mind.
Keto Sheet Pan Chicken
Keto Sheet Pan Chicken by Gnom Gnom
Sheet pan dinners are a blessing – they truly help you get dinner on the table quickly. Just bung everything into a pan, roast, and you’re laughing.
No Bake Ferrero Rocher Cookies
No Bake Ferrero Rocher Cookies by Big Man’s World
These 4-ingredient cookies are decadent, satisfying, keto and vegan. And they involve chocolate. Need we say more?
Instant Pot Keto Salmon with Chili Lime Sauce
Instant Pot Keto Salmon with Chili Lime Sauce by Savory Tooth
Keto recipes like this one in the instant pot are super easy – all you need is five minutes and you have a glorious dinner at the ready.
Tuna Avocado Salad
Tuna Avocado Salad by Fearless Dining
A super quick and easy keto recipe that is perfect for a hearty snack or light lunch.
Herbed Chicken and Mushrooms
Herbed Chicken and Mushrooms by Peace Love and Low Carb
Keto recipes don’t need to be time consuming – this chicken recipe only takes about 30 minutes to cook and with handy meal prepping in advance it will come together easily.
Keto Cinnamon Almond Breakfast Shake
Keto Cinnamon Almond Breakfast Shake by I Breathe I’m Hungry
A dreamy breakfast smoothie that is so tasty and satisfying it’s hard to believe it’s keto and great for you.
Crispy Almond Butter Waffles
Crispy Almond Butter Waffles by Inspector Gorgeous
Yes, you can still have waffles on the keto diet. And we highly recommend you do.
Keto Chicken Soup
Keto Chicken Soup by Cast Iron Keto
Hunker down with a bowl of this keto chicken soup and you’re sure to feel comforted and happy.
Creamy Keto Slaw
Creamy Keto Slaw by Fat For Weight Loss
This keto recipe has a few twists that we’re sure you haven’t seen in a slaw recipe before.
Sheet Pan Taco Bowls
Sheet Pan Taco Bowls by Castaway Kitchen
The best part about these easy taco bowls is that they are very customizable – pick your beloved sauces and toppings, or have each family choose their favourites.
Grain-Free Bacon Risotto
Grain-Free Bacon Risotto by Healthful Pursuit
Most grain-free or keto recipes for risotto involve cauliflower rice, but this one has a surprise base ingredient that works amazingly well.
Balsamic Roasted Cabbage Steaks
Balsamic Roasted Cabbage Steaks by Diethood
Move over, cauliflower steaks – there’s a new game in town and it’s sweet, savory and delicious.
Dark Chocolate Strawberry Coconut Butter Fudge Bites
Dark Chocolate Strawberry Coconut Butter Fudge Bites by Better with Cake
You won’t regret making these tri-layered fudge bites – they are simple and satisfying healthy treat!
Dairy-Free Curry Chicken Salad
Dairy-Free Curry Chicken Salad by Food Faith Fitness
Make your next lunch a whole lot tastier with this chicken salad that has a bit of a spicy kick.
Avocado Deviled Eggs
Avocade Deviled Eggs by Downshiftology
With this keto recipe, you’ll feel like you’re having eggs and guacamole all rolled into one.
Sheet Pan Cauliflower Fajitas
Sheet Pan Cauliflower Fajitas by Kirbie’s Cravings
These keto fajitas are a nice change if you want a vegan meal. You can serve these on their own, or with homemade cauliflower tortillas.
No Bake Lemon Energy Bars
No Bake Lemon Energy Bars by Cotter Crunch
Add some brightness to your life with these keto-friendly energy bars that offer a sugar-free option.
Anti-Inflammatory Keto Porridge
Anti-Inflammatory Keto Porridge by Keto Diet App
You don’t have to give up breakfast porridge on the keto diet – and this version is loaded with healthful ingredients that will boost your health.
Keto Breakfast ‘Potatoes’
Keto Breakfast ‘Potatoes’ by Cast Iron Keto
Breakfast gets a nutritional upgrade with a cruciferous vegetable that is an excellent stand-in for traditional white potatoes.
Low Carb Beef Bourgignon
Low Carb Beef Bourgignon by Simply So Healthy
A hearty recipe that can be made in the Instant Pot or the slow cooker – either way, you can relax while your appliance does the work of cooking awesome keto recipes.
Low Carb Crackers
Low Carb Crackers by Real Balanced
These keto crackers are a fantastic snack and are perfect for dunking into your favourite dips and spreads.