8 Delicious Keto Diet Recipes

  1. Stuffed Zucchini
  2. Romaine Bunless Burgers
  3. Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
  4. Easy Cheesy Snack Crisps
  5. Buffalo-Style Cauliflower
  6. Creamy Microwave Scrambled Eggs
  7. Keto-Friendly Salad Dressing or Dip
  8. Low Carb Brownies

These days, the keto diet is all the rage with people who want to lose weight. The first trick of cutting fat, inches, and pounds following this eating plan is by severely cutting back on carbohydrate-rich foods such as bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, and other foods.

Regardless of whether you are just getting started on a ketogenic, or a low-carb, diet plan, here are eight delicious keto diet recipes that keep your eating plan aligned for success following this approach.

Stuffed Zucchini

Stuffed zucchini is sure to be a seasonal favorite. All you need is a few extra ingredients to turn an ordinary zucchini into an extraordinary keto-friendly main dish.

stuffed zucchini keto recipe

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 medium zucchini – Cut in half lengthwise
  • 4 oz. of softened cream cheese
  • 1/4 c. artichoke hearts chopped finely
  • 1/4 c. fresh spinach, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c. mozzarella shredded
  • 1/4 c. Parmesan freshly grated
  • 1 Garlic clove, minced
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Ground black pepper

Optional:

  • 2 slices of bacon per boat

Preparation Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and line your baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a spoon, remove the vegetable seeds from the center of the zucchini.

Using a medium or large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients other than the zucchini boat and mix well. Be sure to add any additional seasoning.

Add the vegetable and cheese mixture to the hollowed-out zucchini. If desired, you can wrap the halves in two slices of uncooked bacon for extra flavor.

Put the zucchini boats in the oven and bake for approximately 40 minutes, or until the zucchini is tender. If wrapped in bacon, the bacon should be crisp. Allow a few minutes for the dish to cool and then serve.

If cooking for more than one person, this recipe can easily be doubled or tripled, as per your requirements. This recipe contains approximately 6 – 9 carbs per serving.

Romaine Bunless Burgers

What’s more satisfying than a tasty, juicy burger? When following a low carb diet, you can still enjoy a hamburger – with cheese if you prefer! Wrap it with romaine lettuce and remove the buns for a keto-friendly meal option.

Romaine Bunless Burgers

What You’ll Need

  • Romaine Lettuce – 1 Head
  • Bacon – 4 slices
  • 1 sliced red onion
  • Lean Beef – 1 Pound
  • Tomato – 1 Sliced
  • Seasonings

Optional

  • Cheese slices
  • Ranch salad dressing – for dipping

Preparation Instructions

Cut eight leaves of lettuce from the head of romaine lettuce. Wash and rinse thoroughly, leaving them intact.

Over medium heat, cook the slices of bacon until they are crispy. Remove cooked bacon and use a paper towel to blot away extra fat. Reserve all of the excess bacon fat in the pan and cook red onion slices until they are tender. Remove, set aside, and wipe the skillet clean.

Form four large ground beef patties, making sure to add seasonings. Place the patties into the skillet, heating, and flipping until they are cooked through. Alternatively, burgers can get cooked on a BBQ grill, an electric skillet, or a double contact grill.

If desired, top with cheese. Use a fitted lid to cover the skillet, allowing the cheese to melt to perfection.

When building the burger, use the romaine lettuce in place of a bun. Top the burger with cooked bacon and tomato. If desired, add a bit of ranch dressing and use another leaf of romaine as the other part of the bun.

Serve and enjoy!

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

If you are craving a favorite, classic comfort food sans all the carbs, Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese is sure to hit the spot! Cauliflower florets replace elbow macaroni, so your keto diet stays on track.

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

What You’ll Need

  • A head of cauliflower – cut into bite-size florets
  • Seasonings – Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Olive Oil – 3 tablespoons
  • Shredded Cheese – 1 cup shredded
  • Heavy whipping cream – 1/2 cup
  • Butter or Ghee – 1 tablespoon
  • Parmesan Cheese – 3 tablespoons

Preparation Instructions

Using aluminum foil, line a baking sheet and preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

Arrange cauliflower florets on the baking sheet and sprinkle with seasonings, then drizzle olive oil over the top, taking care to make sure all pieces are coated evenly. Roast in the oven until the florets are crisp, typically around 15 minutes. Place roasted cauliflower into a square 8-inch baking dish.

In a medium saucepan, mix the shredded cheese, butter or ghee, and heavy cream together, simmering until the mixture is bubbly, typically around 5 minutes. Pour the cheesy blend over the roasted cauliflower and mix well. After mixing, top with grated parmesan.

Put the baking dish in your preheated oven, allowing the cauliflower to bake until it turns a golden brown, typically around 10 minutes.

This dish works perfectly as a main or a side dish, depending on the occasion.

Easy Cheesy Snack Crisps

Just because you’re watching what you eat doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice snack foods. That is so long as the snack foods you choose do not exceed your allowable carbohydrate count for the day. Easy cheesy snack crisps satisfy your cravings and couldn’t be simpler to prepare! You can substitute and use any kind of shredded cheese that you like, whether it is classic cheddar, asiago, Colby-jack, or another type of cheese variety.

Easy Cheesy Snack Crisps

What You’ll Need

  • Shredded cheese – 1 cup

Preparation Instructions

Using parchment paper, line two baking sheets and preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Place the shredded cheese into 24 small piles on the parchment paper-lined baking sheets.

Arrange Cheddar cheese in 24 small heaps on the prepared baking sheets and place in the oven, cooking until the cheese is golden brown. Typically, this takes about 5 – 10 minutes.

Allow them to cool for around 10 minutes on the baking sheets, then remove and enjoy!

Buffalo-Style Cauliflower

If you have a taste for a zesty, guilt-free snack or dinner option, Buffalo-Style Cauliflower is a satisfying and spectacular dish, perfect for nearly any occasion. Kid-friendly and made with only a handful of ingredients, you can whip some up in virtually no time at all.

Buffalo-Style Cauliflower

What You’ll Need

  • Head of fresh cauliflower – cut into bite-size florets
  • Your Favorite Buffalo Wing Sauce – 1/3 cup
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Butter – 1 tablespoon
  • Parmesan cheese – 1/4 cup

Preparation Instructions

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit

In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the hot buffalo sauce, butter, and olive oil. Place the sauce mixture in the microwave and heat until the butter melts, typically around 1 minute. Stir well to combine.

Then add cauliflower florets, mixing until all pieces get coated evenly.

Place cauliflower on a baking sheet and put in your preheated oven for approximately a half an hour. Remove from the oven and shake parmesan cheese on top of the florets and return to the stove for approximately 10 more minutes, or until the cauliflower is golden brown and lightly toasted.

Allow to cool slightly and serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing on the side for dipping.

Creamy Microwave Scrambled Eggs

When you need to get your day off to a great start, creamy microwave scrambled eggs are economical, easy, and fast. The best part? You don’t even need to slave over a hot stove!

Creamy Microwave Scrambled Eggs

What You’ll Need

  • Eggs – 4 large white eggs
  • Milk – 1/4 cup
  • Seasoning to taste

Preparation Instructions

In a microwave-safe bowl, crack the eggs. Add milk and your preferred seasonings. Mix well.

Cook the eggs in the microwave for 30 seconds on high power. After 30 seconds, remove the bowl, scrape the sides of the bowl and mix eggs well. Cook the eggs for 30 more seconds.

Repeat the step mentioned above every 30 seconds until the eggs reach your desired consistency. Typically, eggs should thoroughly cook within two and a half minutes.

If desired, mix in shredded cheese for an excellent keto-friendly recipe ideal for breakfast or any time of the day.

Keto-Friendly Salad Dressing or Dip

Are you bored or tired of the same old salad dressings and dips? If so, this keto-friendly dressing is perfect for salads or used as a dip.

Keto-Friendly Salad Dressing or Dip

What You’ll Need

  • Mayonnaise – 1/4 cup
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 1/4 cup
  • MCT Oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Lemon juice – 2 tablespoons
  • Dijon mustard – 1 tablespoon
  • Garlic cloves – 2 crushed and peeled
  • Himalayan Pink Salt – to taste
  • Black pepper – to taste
  • Fresh parsley

Preparation Instructions

Using a mason or similar style jar, combine all ingredients, excluding parsley. Be sure to add salt, pepper, and other seasonings. Close with a secure lid and shake well. After mixing thoroughly, add the chopped parsley and close with a secure lid. Shake again until the dressing is mixed well and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Creamy Cucumber Salad

Keto-friendly cucumber salad is the perfect side dish for home or to take to potlucks and gatherings where keto-friendly food options may not be readily available. The best part about this delicious recipe is that it takes – literally – almost no time to prepare. However, for the best taste and results, you should allow a few hours or overnight so that the dish can ‘set.’

Creamy Cucumber Salad

What You’ll Need

  • 3 cucumbers – Sliced and quartered
  • Mayonnaise – 3 tablespoons
  • Lemon juice – 1/4 cup
  • Black pepper and seasonings to taste

Preparation Instructions

Slice and quarter fresh cucumbers. In a large mixing bowl, combine sliced cukes with the remaining ingredients and chill. Pairs easily with other keto-friendly dishes, including lean proteins and low carb vegetables.

Low Carb Brownies

Following a low carb, keto-style diet doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your favorite desserts! This low carb, keto-friendly brownie recipe satiates your sweet tooth without pushing you out of the ketogenic burn zone.

Low Carb Brownies

What You’ll Need

  • Cocoa powder- 3/4 cup
  • Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coconut oil – 2/3 cup divided
  • Boiling water – 1/2 cup
  • Stevia – 1 cup
  • Eggs – 2 whole
  • Almond flour – 1 1/3 cups
  • Vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon

Preparation Instructions

Lightly oil a square 8-inch baking pan using coconut oil. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Using a large mixing bowl, use a whisk to combine the baking soda and the cocoa powder.

After mixing these dry ingredients thoroughly, add the boiling water and 1/3 cup of coconut oil and mix well. Then add the rest of the coconut oil, eggs, and stevia, continuing to mix and blend well.

Using a spatula, fold in vanilla extract, salt, and almond flour. Once well blended, pour the prepared batter into your oiled pan from step one.

Place the brownie batter into the preheated oven and cook for approximately 40 minutes, or until the edges pull away from the walls of the pan and the top appears to be dry.

Allow the dessert to cool before slicing them into equally sized squares.

 

 

We hope that you enjoy some – or all – of our top keto diet recipes the next time you need to cook!

 

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