20 Keto Comfort Foods

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Sometimes you just need a yummy, comforting meal in the evening. You can have your comfort foods without breaking your ketosis with these delicious recipes.

It’s just nice to have some comfort food once in a while. But that can be so hard to do when the very definition of comfort food means carbs, carbs, carbs!

So, that’s where having a couple of keto comfort food recipes comes in handy! Today I’m sharing 20 keto comfort food recipes that are oh, so comforting. But won’t tank your ketogenic diet!

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1. Zucchini Lasagna

Zucchini Lasagna

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Italian cuisine offers plenty of comfort foods that most of us genuinely love. However, Italian dishes are most often very high in carbs since the whole cuisine revolves around all types of pasta.

Instead of pasta sheets, we’re using slices of zucchini. The lasagna is just as flavorful as the original one but it doesn’t have the carbs!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 368
  • Fats: 25g
  • Net Carbs: 7g
  • Protein: 26g


2. Cauliflower “Mac” And Cheese

Cauliflower Mac And Cheese

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Macaroni and cheese is one of those traditional American dishes that we all know of. It’s the ultimate, easy-to-make comfort food for a cold evening.

This cauliflower ‘’mac’’ and cheese comes with no pasta but cauliflower instead. Make sure you get Dijon mustard and cayenne pepper to enrich the sauce with flavors.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 350
  • Fats: 31g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 12g


3. Pizza Margherita

Pizza Margherita

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However, a slice of your neighborhood pizza can pack tons of carbs. Just one slice of regular pizza can pack a whopping 37 grams net carbs. Almost twice your typical net carbs for the day.

This is where having a keto-friendly pizza recipe comes in handy. Instead of regular flour, we’re using almond flour, which is naturally low in carbs.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 237
  • Fats: 17g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 15g


4. Chicken Parmesan Casserole

Chicken Parmesan Casserole

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Crushed pork rinds give this dish that extra crunch on top, just like the extra-crispy top layer of a traditional dish!

the red pepper flakes add a bit of a kick to the dish. Just make sure you use the no-sugar-added marinara sauce. You can get good quality pork rinds here. Check more keto casserole recipes here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 438
  • Fats: 25.6g
  • Net Carbs: 3.4g
  • Protein: 43.8g


5. Chicken Quesadilla

Chicken Quesadilla

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Do you crave Mexican comfort food? Chicken quesadillas can hit the spot when you are craving Mexican food. Yet, one serving could set you back by more than 50 grams net carbs!

Instead of tortillas, we’re using mozzarella and cheddar cheese baked in the oven to make the “taco” shell.

Since cheese tends to stick to wax paper, you will want to bake these cheese tacos on parchment paper. Get it here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 599
  • Fats: 40.5g
  • Net Carbs: 5.4g
  • Protein: 52.7g


6. Fried Chicken Tenders

Fried Chicken Tenders

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Fried chicken is classic Southern comfort food. However, the chicken is typically dredged in flour and breadcrumbs, making this a no-no on a ketogenic diet…until now!

Instead of wheat flour or breadcrumbs, we’re using almond flour and pork panko to dredge the chicken tenders.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 193.6
  • Fats: 9g
  • Net Carbs: 1.1g
  • Protein: 26.8g


7. Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken

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If you are craving Indian comfort food, butter chicken is the way to go as it is naturally low in carbs.

Cumin, turmeric, and garam masala create an aroma that will make your stomach growl. It’s also great for meal prepping and bringing to work for a ketogenic lunch.

You can use these keto cauliflower thins or keto naan to mop it all up. Getting a good quality wok stir fry pan is a must. Here is a good quality one.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 367
  • Fats: 22g
  • Net Carbs: 6g
  • Protein: 36g


8. 2-Ingredient Keto Pasta

Keto Pasta

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One cup of pasta contains more than 40 grams net carbs! This simple 2-Ingredient Keto Pasta will satisfy your pasta cravings without all the carbs.

Served with no-sugar-added marina sauce and a side Garden salad, this is a complete meal perfect for the days you don’t meat. And the best thing of all is that it only contains 3g net carbs!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 358
  • Fats: 22g
  • Net Carbs: 3g
  • Protein: 33g


9. Paleo Turkey Burger

Paleo Turkey Burger

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There is probably nothing more American than lighting up the grill and making some burgers. Burgers are so comforting especially when topped with your favorite fixings.

If you don’t have an outside grill, the indoor grill will do just as well! Here is a good quality one that you can use. There are great for keto meal prep too!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 223
  • Fats: 15g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 17g


10. Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

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Meatballs are another classic Italian American food that brings us comfort.

In our recipe, we use almond flour instead of wheat flour to bind the meat. Blended with spices and hot sauce, these chicken meatballs are not your mom’s meatballs.

They are light, spicy, moist, and best of all- low carb. Serve with your favorite keto ranch dressing. Here is the one I recommend.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 104
  • Fats: 8g
  • Net Carbs: 1g
  • Protein: 5g


11. Bacon-Wrapped Avocado Burger Bombs

Bacon-Wrapped Avocado Burger Bombs

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For a twist on your all-American cheeseburger, you will want to try our bacon-wrapped avocado burger bombs.

Avocado stuffed with cheese wrapped in a ball of ground beef and bacon, grilled to perfection will make these your go-to bombs when you need to get some extra fat in your diet.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 618
  • Fats: 46g
  • Net Carbs: 5g
  • Protein: 48g


12. Keto Pizza Bread

Keto Pizza Bread

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Instead of wheat flour, we’re using almond flour to cut way down on the carbs. This keto pizza bread is a cheese lover’s delight.

Mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, cream cheese, and sharp cheddar cheese add layers of flavor that are sure to delight your taste buds. Check out more keto almond recipes here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 142
  • Fats: 9.8g
  • Net Carbs: 2g
  • Protein: 11.1g


13. Peanut Curry with Chicken

Peanut Curry with Chicken

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If you are craving Thai comfort food, then this will hit your sweet spot. This creamy, mild dish goes great with shirataki noodles or cauliflower rice, so make sure to pick some up!

If you want to make cauliflower rice, you’ll need a steamer and a food processor. Here is a low budget vegetable steamer. For a low budget, sturdy food processor, you can get this one here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 367
  • Fats: 31g
  • Net Carbs: 3g
  • Protein: 25g


14. Mozzarella Chicken

Mozzarella Chicken

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Parmesan chicken is another classic Italian American comfort food. With our recipe, there is no breading. However, this one-pan dish is so saucy and cheesy that you will not even miss the breading.

The key to this recipe is the fresh home-made tomato sauce. You will need some crushed tomatoes, so make sure you grab some! The sauce only takes 5 minutes to make – and oh so worth it!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 309
  • Fats: 25.9g
  • Net Carbs: 6g
  • Protein: 37g


15. Low Carb Nachos

Low Carb Nachos

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If you love Mexican food, chances are that you love nachos. Instead of using flour, we’re using baked parmesan and cheddar cheese to make our nachos.

For this recipe, you will need a good pizza cutter to cut the baked cheese into pieces, so make sure you have one! Low carb nachos are also a delicious keto snack.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 324
  • Fats: 26g
  • Net Carbs: 2g
  • Protein: 20g


16. Keto Pizza Rolls

Keto Pizza Rolls

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The perfect marriage between a pizza and a roll, pizza rolls are the perfect comfort food when you need a snack- or two. However, your typical pizza rolls don’t really fit into a keto diet.

We’re using almond flour to make our pizza rolls low carb. Filled with mozzarella cheese and cream cheese, you can also serve these pizza rolls as elegant appetizers.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 203
  • Fats: 16.5g
  • Net Carbs: 2.1g
  • Protein: 12.4g


17. Original Chicken Tenders

Original Chicken Tenders

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Chicken tenders are the perfect comfort food for dipping. However a 3.0 ounce serving of regular tenders has about 12.0 grams net carbs.

Once again, we are using almond flour to dredge our chicken tenders to make them low carb. Once you have dredged your chicken tenders, place them in a Ziploc bag and shake, shake, shake!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 285
  • Fats: 14.7g
  • Net Carbs: 3g
  • Protein: 29.3g


18. Chocolate Cake with Whipped Cream Icing

Chocolate Cake with Whipped Cream Icing

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There’s something about chocolate cake that is so comforting. Make our chocolate cake with whipped cream icing!

Instead of regular flour, we’re using coconut flour. Compared to regular flour, coconut flour has only 8 grams net carbs per cup!

If you fancy low carb dessert, try these low carb doughnut cookies and keto shredded coconut cookies. Both contain either coconut flour or unsweetened coconut flakes!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 358
  • Fats: 33g
  • Net Carbs: 5g
  • Protein: 8g


19. Creamy Chocolate Pudding

Creamy Chocolate Pudding

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Chocolate pudding is wonderful for those occasions when you want some melt-in-your-mouth goodness.

Unfortunately, a 4.0 oz. serving of regular pudding contains about 25 grams of net carbs. Instead of sugar, we are using Lakanto’s monk fruit sweetener to sweeten our pudding.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 407.5
  • Fats: 44.4g
  • Net Carbs: 2.75g
  • Protein: 4.4g


20. Fluffy Low Carb Waffles

Fluffy Low Carb Waffles

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There is something comforting about having the smell of waffles wafting through the air on a Saturday morning. But did you know that 1 waffle contains almost 13 grams net carbs?

These waffles come out fluffy and buttery and go great with your favorite sugar-free syrup. If you love waffles, you probably appreciate pancakes too! Check out these low carb pancakes recipes.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 291
  • Fats: 27g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 9g



Hopefully, these comfort food ideas have convinced you that eating keto doesn’t mean that you can’t indulge in your favorite comfort foods. Just make them keto!

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  1. Fitoru Keto says:

    Great food ideas! I’ll definitely try these someday. Thanks a lot for sharing!

  2. Fitoru Keto says:

    These recipes really look so tasty! Can’t wait to try these someday. Thanks a lot for sharing!

  3. Fitoru keto says:

    Great content! Love the recipes and will surely try these someday. Thanks for sharing!