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25 Easy Keto Dinner Ideas

Beginning a keto diet can be challenging. These keto dinner ideas are nutritious, flavorful, delicious, and perfect to incorporate into your meal plan.

The last thing you want to think of when you get home is, “What’s for Dinner?” Take-out is a pretty simple option. But takeout gets expensive after a while- and it’s usually not keto.

Today, I’ve compiled 25 delicious keto dinners. They are tasty and will definitely take the guesswork out of “What’s for Dinner?”

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1. Baked Crack Chicken Breasts

crack chicken

Looking for a dish that your entire family will love? Then, try this dish!

It’s tender, juicy chicken breasts in a ranch-cream cheese sauce, topped with gooey cheddar cheese. And the crispy pieces of bacon on top make this dinner a home run.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 445
  • Fats: 25g
  • Net Carbs: 3.4g
  • Protein: 48g

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2. Pecan Crusted Pork Chops

Pecan Crusted Pork Chops

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These pork chops are as beautiful to look at as they are to eat. The secret to keeping them low carb is the crust. To crust your pork chops, you use ground pecans.

Grinding your pecans is super easy. All you do is place your pecans in a food processor. If you don’t have a food processor, you can get one that’s good but low budget here.

Check out more ketogenic pork recipes here!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 625
  • Fats: 51.4g
  • Net Carbs: 3.6g
  • Protein: 38.5g

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3. Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

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This Chicken Parmesan tastes amazing. The chicken breasts are tender and juicy and seasoned to perfection with Italian spices, all covered in melted Parmesan cheese and marinara sauce for freshness.

As you can see, this chicken parmesan has a total of 4g net carbs. Check out more ketogenic recipes that are just under 5g net carbs here!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 442
  • Fats: 17g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 62g

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4. Keto Tuna Zoodle Casserole

Keto Tuna Zoodle Casserole

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Noodle casseroles are one of those classic comfort foods. You dump your ingredients in your casserole dish, place it in your oven, and outcomes delicious cheesy goodness.

To keep it low carb, you’re using zucchini noodles. Making zucchini noodles is pretty easy. All you need to do is spiralize your zucchini using a spiralizer like this.

Check out more ketogenic casserole recipes here! They are delicious and nutritious.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 295
  • Fats: 20.6g
  • Net Carbs: 3.3g
  • Protein: 23.4g

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5. Bang Bang Shrimp

Bang Bang Shrimp

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In the mood for more seafood? Then try this dish! The shrimp is tender and nicely crusted. But the star of the dish truly is the Bang Bang sauce.

The Swerve confectioner’s sweetener adds sweetness, balancing out the heat and savouriness of the sauce. If you’d like to try some, you can find some here. This is a great recipe for ketogenic meal prep.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 204
  • Fats: 16g
  • Net Carbs: 3g
  • Protein: 20g

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6. Sausage and Cabbage Foil Packs

Sausage and Cabbage Foil Packs

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Hotdogs and hamburgers are your standard barbecue fare. But, if you want something more for the grownups, this is the dish to try.

You have tender and juicy sausage slices topped with parmesan cheese. And crispy, yet tender bell pepper, onion, and cabbage perfectly cooked in a foil pack over your grill.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 371
  • Fats: 32.7g
  • Net Carbs: 6.5g
  • Protein: 11.6g

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7. Sweet Chili Sticky Asian Chicken Wings

Sweet Chili Sticky Asian Chicken Wings

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Are you in the mood for some Chinese food takeout? Try this dish instead! They’re crispy, spicy, sweet, and finger-licking good. You won’t believe they’re keto.

To keep it low carb, you use Swerve brown sugar replacement, which you can find here. And to thicken the sauce, you use xanthan gum in place of corn starch. You can find some here.

These chicken wings also serve as a nice ketogenic lunch. So, give these a try.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 254
  • Fats: 17g
  • Net Carbs: 6g
  • Protein: 18g

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8. Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms Sauce

Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms Sauce

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These chicken thighs are well-seasoned, succulent, and tender. Covered in a creamy, savory mushroom sauce, they’ll tantalize your taste buds.

And since it only takes 30 minutes to cook from scratch, you’ll want to put it on your weekly dinner rotation. Packed with protein, it’s great nutrition for your kids as well.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 558
  • Fats: 41g
  • Net Carbs: 7g
  • Protein: 41g

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9. Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

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Are you looking for authentic Swedish meatballs without all the carbs? Then, you’ve come to the right place.

To keep them low carb, you use almond flour to bind your meat. You can find some here. Serve with mashed cauliflower, and dinner is ready.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 399
  • Fats: 34g
  • Net Carbs: 2.75g
  • Protein: 17g

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10. Meatball Soup

Meatball Soup

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The meatballs are delicious; they even have some spinach sneaked into them. And the soup is packed with veggies and tons of flavor.

It’s also perfect for meal prep. It stores pretty well in your fridge and freezer in storage containers like these. Get more ketogenic soup ideas here! You can never have too many of these!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 323
  • Fats: 19g
  • Net Carbs: 9g
  • Protein: 25g

Recipe

11. Creamy Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower Casserole

Creamy Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower Casserole

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Do you love things spicy? Then, this dish is a perfect option! It’s creamy and cheesy. And the Buffalo sauce provides plenty of heat.

Making cauliflower rice from scratch is super easy. All you need to do is cut your cauliflower into florets and then pulse in a food processor like this until it becomes like rice.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 504
  • Fats: 33g
  • Net Carbs: 6g
  • Protein: 43g

Recipe

12. Instant Pot Butter Chicken

Instant Pot Butter Chicken

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In the mood for Indian food? This dish will satisfy your cravings. The chicken is nice and tender. And the sauce is divine.

To make the sauce nice and smooth, you will need to use an immersion blender to puree the sauce. If you don’t have one, there’s a great deal on this one right now.

Try more of these ketogenic instant pot meal ideas here!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 394
  • Fats: 30g
  • Net Carbs: 7g
  • Protein: 20g

Recipe

13. Instant Pot Crack Chicken

Instant Pot Crack Chicken

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This Instant Pot Crack Chicken is anything but bland. It’s made with chicken breasts but tastes amazing.

Now you can make it using a slow cooker. However, using an Instant Pot saves lots of time; in under 30 minutes, it will be ready. I recommend this Instant Pot because it’s super versatile.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 471
  • Fats: 35g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 32g

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14. Upside Down Pizza Casserole

Upside Down Pizza Casserole

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Not quite sure if you want a pizza or a casserole for dinner? Then, give this dish a try!

To keep it low carb, you make the crust out of fathead dough. Fathead dough is essentially a low carb dough made of mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, eggs, baking powder, and a low carb flour.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 509
  • Fats: 38g
  • Net Carbs: 6g
  • Protein: 32g

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15. Teriyaki Chicken

Teriyaki Chicken

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Craving Teriyaki Chicken, but want to avoid all the carbs? This is the dish to try.It’s juicy, tender chicken in a delicious Teriyaki sauce, topped with crunchy sesame seeds and fresh green onions.

And it contains 0 grams of net carbs. Much less than your local takeout.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 316
  • Fats: 15g
  • Net Carbs: 0g
  • Protein: 44g

Recipe

16. Instant Pot Sour Cream Pork Chops

Instant Pot Sour Cream Pork Chops

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Are you sick and tired of dried out pork chops? Then, this is the recipe for you! These pork chops are super juicy and tender. There’s nothing dry about them.

And the gravy is amazing. Your kids (or you) will want to lick it right off the plate. Serve with mashed cauliflower and some sautéed mushrooms.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 360
  • Fats: 27.7g
  • Net Carbs: 5.1g
  • Protein: 20.6g

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17. One Pan Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Skillet

Bacon Cheeseburger Skillet

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Missing cheeseburgers? Give this dish a try.

You have all of the flavors of a cheeseburger with a fraction of the carbs. It’s packed with nicely browned ground beef and crispy bacon in a tasty cream cheese sauce, topped with oeey, gooey cheddar cheese.

And all it takes to whip up this deliciousness is 20 minutes. Less time than it would take for takeout.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 284
  • Fats: 18.2g
  • Net Carbs: 3.6g
  • Protein: 25g

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18. Hamburger Steak and Gravy Recipe (with Mushroom Gravy)

Hamburger Steak and Gravy Recipe

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Looking for an elevated yet cheap beef dish that your dinner guests will enjoy? Serve them this.

To keep it low carb, you won’t be using breadcrumbs to bind your hamburger steak. Instead, you’ll be using ground pork rinds which you can find here.

Serve with some mashed cauliflower and some roasted green beans or other low carb vegetables.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 612
  • Fats: 52g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 29g

Recipe

19. Buttered Cod in Skillet

Buttered Cod in Skillet

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It’s tender, flaky, nicely seasoned cod fillets cooked in butter and topped with fresh herbs. And it’s so simple to make but so good.

To steam vegetables, I just usually use this steel steamer basket and this food processor.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 294
  • Fats: 18g
  • Net Carbs: 3g
  • Protein: 30g

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20. One Pan Keto Sesame Pork and Green Beans

Sesame Pork and Green Beans

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Is it one of those weeknights, when you come home from work and need dinner ready quickly? Just before you take your kids to their sporting activities?

Then this dish fits the bill. It’s tender, juicy, nicely browned pork chop slices in a sweet and savory Asian style sauce with green beans for added freshness and nutrition.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 257
  • Fats: 19.3g
  • Net Carbs: 5.1g
  • Protein: 15.5g

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21. Chili Verde Keto Chicken Casserole

Chili Verde Keto Chicken Casserole

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On the menu is a tender, shredded chicken in a savory chili Verde sauce, topped with bubbly, gooey cheeses- 3 kinds of cheese to be exact.

Now, you will need cooked chicken. So for extra convenience, you can use store-bought rotisserie chicken. And to make shredding your chicken easier, you can use these meat shredder claws.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 399
  • Fats: 20g
  • Net Carbs: 5g
  • Protein: 44g

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22. Super Easy and Delicious Keto Pulled Pork

Keto Pulled Pork

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Is it a lazy Saturday afternoon, but you’re already wondering what to make for dinner? This keto pulled pork would work beautifully.

This pulled pork is so tender that it’ll practically melt in your mouth. That’s because you let it cook in your slow cooker for 4 hours. Find more ketogenic crockpot recipes here!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 486
  • Fats: 31.37g
  • Net Carbs: 2.3g
  • Protein: 45g

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23. Stuffed Peppers Topped with Cheese

Stuffed Peppers Topped with Cheese

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Green peppers are the perfect vegetable to stuff. Not only are they low carb, but they are pretty tasty as well.

These green peppers are stuffed with nicely seasoned ground beef, fresh marinara sauce, and two types of cheese. They’re a party in your mouth.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 243
  • Fats: 14g
  • Net Carbs: 7g
  • Protein: 21g

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24. Keto Instant Pot Chicken and Mushrooms

Keto Instant Pot Chicken and Mushrooms

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Are you looking for a Mediterranean-inspired dish? This will satisfy your cravings.

It’s extra juicy chicken with beautifully sautéed mushrooms, topped with crumbly feta cheese and sliced olives. It will transport your taste buds to Greece.

Serve with some cauliflower rice. And you’re good to go.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 190
  • Fats: 9g
  • Net Carbs: 5g
  • Protein: 19g

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25. Sesame Shrimp Skewers

Sesame Shrimp Skewers

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They’re juicy, savory, and have a nice umami taste. And all you need are 5 ingredients: shrimp, sesame oil, soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, and minced garlic.

I recommend metal skewers like these because you can reuse them and reduce waste.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 232
  • Fats: 14.2g
  • Net Carbs: 2.5g
  • Protein: 24.1g

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