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25 Super Easy Ketogenic Dinners

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Beginning a keto diet can be challenging. These keto dinner ideas are nutritious, flavorful, and delicious, and perfect to incorporate into your meal plan.
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You’ve had a long day at the office. Then you have to battle traffic.

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?”

1. 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. They are beautifully crusted and browned on the outside, and are spicy with a hint of heat.

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 and pulse until they become like crumbs. If you don’t have a food processor, you can get one that’s good but low budget here.

Serve with some mashed cauliflower. You can mash cauliflower with a food processor as well!

Check out more ketogenic pork recipes here!

Per Serving:

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

Recipe

2. 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.

To keep it low carb, you’re not using flour to coat your chicken breasts. Instead, you dip your chicken breasts in the egg to hold your “breading”, and then bread it with Parmesan cheese.

This gives the Chicken Parmesan a nice cheesiness and keeps the chicken breast moist.

Keep in mind that it is quite high in protein. As the keto diet is a moderate protein diet, you may want to split your serving in half.

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

Recipe

3. Keto Tuna Zoodle Casserole

Keto Tuna Zoodle Casserole

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The cold, dark nights of winter are upon us. So, now is the perfect time for comfort food.

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.

But noodles are loaded with carbs. And as good as noodle casseroles are, they’re not worth tanking your diet.

These noodles are baked in a creamy cheese sauce with tuna and nicely browned on top.

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. Now, zucchini noodles are loaded with water, so you don’t want to use them just as they are- your creamy cheese sauce will be super watery if you do.

So, to prevent this from happening, you want to bake your zucchini noodles for about 10-20 minutes before adding your cheese sauce.

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

Recipe

4. 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 mayo adds a nice creaminess. And the Sriracha and Sambal add a nice heat- perfect for warming you up during the winter.

Meanwhile, the Swerve confectioner’s sweetener adds sweetness, balancing out the heat and savouriness of the sauce. What I like about Swerve is that unlike some other sweeteners, Swerve doesn’t leave a bitter after taste. If you’d like to try some, you can find some here.

Best of all, this dish takes only 15 minutes to make. From start to finish.

This is a great recipe for ketogenic meal prep, so give it a try!

Per Serving:

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

Recipe

5. 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.

So, you’re not just eating meat. But getting your veggies as well.

And since it contains a lot of fat and a decent amount of protein, it’ll leave you satiated. And away from the potato chips.

Per Serving:

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

Recipe

6. 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. This adds a nice caramelization to the wings.

And to thicken the sauce, you use xanthan gum in place of corn starch. You can find some here.

Making these wings is pretty easy. All it takes is 10 minutes of prep time, then you let your oven do the work.

First of all, toss your chicken wings in your spice mixture and bake in the oven. Meanwhile, whisk all your ingredients for your wing sauce in a bowl.

Then, place the sauce in a saucepan and cook on medium-high until thick. Once your wings are done, toss them in your sauce.

Serve with some roasted asparagus. Bon Appetit!

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

Recipe

7. Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms Sauce

Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms Sauce

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Need a quick dish that your kids will love? This is the dish to try!

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

The nutmeg adds a nice flavor and a sweet aroma as well. Perfect for a cold winter’s night.

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.

Serve on a bed of cauliflower rice with a side Garden salad. Yum!

Per Serving:

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

Recipe

8. 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.

These meatballs are tender and full of flavor. That’s because you’re using yummy spices like nutmeg, allspice, and garlic powder.

So, they’re much tastier than the meatballs you get at your Swedish furniture store…you know the one I’m talking about! And they’re also much healthier since they only contain 2.75 grams of net carbs.

To keep them low carb, you use almond flour to bind your meat. Almond flour is not only low carb but nutritious as well.

For instance, almond flour is an excellent source of vitamin E, which is great for glowing skin. 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

Recipe

9. Meatball Soup

Meatball Soup

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Looking for even more ways to get you or your kids to eat some veggies? Then, try this meatball soup…after all, everything is better with meatballs, right?

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

The balsamic vinegar adds some sweetness and tartness to the soup. It’s definitely a keeper.

It’s also perfect for meal prep. It stores pretty well in your fridge and freezer in storage containers like these.

Do keep in mind that this dish contains ground beef which has a high carbon footprint. So you may want to eat this dish less often or sub the ground beef with ground pork, turkey, or chicken.

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

10. 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.

You only need 5 ingredients for it: cooked chicken, riced cauliflower, Buffalo sauce, cream cheese, and sharp cheddar cheese.

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.

Then, just stir fry it in a pan!

Per Serving:

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

Recipe

11. 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.

It’s a creamy, spicy tomato-based sauce packed with aromatic spices.

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.

To keep it low carb, you won’t be using corn starch to thicken the sauce. Instead, to thicken it you will need to set your Instant Pot to sauté once it has finished pressure cooking.

Try more of these ketogenic instant pot meal ideas here!

Per Serving:

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

Recipe

12. Instant Pot Crack Chicken

Instant Pot Crack Chicken

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Let’s face it; chicken breasts can be kind of bland. That’s because they’re low in fat, and less fat means less flavor.

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

The chicken breasts are bathed in a creamy, cheesy sauce topped with crispy bacon. It will have you coming back for seconds.

This Crack Chicken is perfect for dinner or lunch. Serve in some nice lettuce wraps for freshness and crunch.

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

Recipe

13. 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!

It’s a comforting casserole with all the delicious flavors of a pepperoni pizza. It has a bottom layer of nicely browned ground beef in some freshly made marinara sauce, topped with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni, and a nicely browned, cheesy pizza crust on top.

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.

This pizza casserole is pretty filling. But if you like, you can serve it with a Garden salad on the side.

Do keep in mind that this dish contains ground beef, which has a high carbon footprint. So, you may want to eat this dish less often.

Per Serving:

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

Recipe

14. 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.

The soy sauce adds a nice umami taste to the sauce. And the brown sugar substitute adds sweetness.

Meanwhile, the freshly grated ginger adds some heat and warmth to the dish. Serve with cauliflower fried rice or roasted broccoli. Delicious!

Per Serving:

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

Recipe

15. 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

Recipe

16. 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.

Serve with some golden zucchini fries and call it a meal.

Per Serving:

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

Recipe

17. 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.

The steak is tender and juicy and has a nice peppery crust on the outside. And the gravy is nice and creamy, and the tender mushrooms and onions give it extra texture and pack tons of flavor… be sure to make extra.

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

18. Buttered Cod in Skillet

Buttered Cod in Skillet

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Need dinner served now? Then, this is the dish for you.

It takes only 10 minutes to cook from start to finish. And it’s sure to wow your family.

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.

Serve over a nice bed of cauliflower rice. To make cauliflower rice, just steam your cauliflower and run it through a food processor.

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

Recipe

19. Baked Crack Chicken Breasts

Baked Crack Chicken Breasts

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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.

Nicely garnished with fresh parsley and green scallions. It’s a pretty-looking and tasty dish that will have your picky eaters asking for seconds.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 492
  • Fats: 37g
  • Net Carbs: 2g
  • Protein: 35g

Recipe

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.

It’s also nice and light. So it’s the perfect dinner to have before sporting activities. After all, you want to feel full, but not too full, right?

And it’s ready in no time at all. Since it takes only 20 minutes to make from scratch, it’s great for those busy sports nights.

Per Serving:

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

Recipe

21. Chili Verde Keto Chicken Casserole

Chili Verde Keto Chicken Casserole

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Do you prefer your casseroles to have a little bit of heat? Then, this is a great option.

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.

The taco seasoning and the mild green chilis add some nice heat. And to balance out the heat, you can add some sour cream too.

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

Recipe

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.

So, your pork has the time to get tender and develop tons of flavor. And since it’s packed with 8 different spices, it develops even more flavor.

The beautiful aroma of slow-cooked pork filling your kitchen and your home will have the neighbors wanting to come over for dinner. So be sure to keep your windows shut.

This dish goes well with a nice keto coleslaw. Bon appetit!

Find more ketogenic crockpot recipes here!

Per Serving:

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

Recipe

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.

They also freeze well, so they’re perfect for meal prep. Take them to work, and your co-workers will be green with envy.

So, be sure to bring extra and share some. After all, sharing is caring.

Per Serving:

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

Recipe

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

Recipe

25. Sesame Shrimp Skewers

Sesame Shrimp Skewers

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Looking for a dish that does not need a ton of ingredients? Then give these sesame shrimp skewers a try!

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.

To infuse flavor in the shrimp you want to marinate your shrimp in your sauces, oil, and garlic. Then, place your shrimp on some skewers and grill your shrimp until done.

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

Recipe

Conclusion

Are you going to try any of these keto dinners? Let me know in the comment section which recipe is your favorite!

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