Easter is just around the corner. And Easter means family and food…lots of food.
But on a keto diet, Easter dinner can be tricky. For instance, classics like mashed potatoes are off-limits, as well as many other foods.
So, how do you enjoy Easter without tanking your keto diet? With these keto Easter dinners!
These dinners are not only keto but utterly delicious. So, you and your entire family can enjoy them.
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1. Asparagus Stuffed Chicken
Don’t you just love stuffed chicken? It’s so much fancier than just plain chicken breasts.
This stuffed chicken is tender and juicy. Stuffed with provolone cheese, asparagus, and five different spices, it is sure to make your tantalize your taste buds.
The smoked paprika adds smokiness to the chicken breasts. While the lemon zest adds some tanginess, beautifully balancing out the creamy cheese.
To make your stuffed chicken, you will need to flatten your chicken breasts. All you need to do to flatten them is to place your chicken breasts in a re-sealable bag and pound your chicken breasts using a meat mallet like this.
Serve with some mashed cauliflower or some roasted radishes. Check out more ketogenic chicken recipes here.
- Calories: 287
- Fats: 18g
- Net Carbs: 5g
- Protein: 28g
2. Bacon-Wrapped Pork Chops
When you think of pork chops, you think of a nice weekday meal. But, surely not Easter.
However, these bacon-wrapped pork chops are sure to change your mind. After all, everything tastes better with bacon, right?
They are so elegant and tasty. Tender crispy bacon slices are wrapped around juicy pork chops.
And all you need to make them are 3 ingredients: bacon, pork chops, and seasoning.
Making them is super easy too. You just season your bacon slices, then wrap your pork chops in them and let your oven do the cooking.
Serve with some cauliflower rice or some roasted asparagus. If you’re inspired by this recipe, check out these ketogenic pork lettuce boats.
- Calories: 513
- Fats: 34g
- Net Carbs: 1g
- Protein: 51g
3. Instant Pot Whole Chicken
When you think of Easter dinner, you automatically think of turkey. But, let’s face it; cooking turkey is a lot of work.
And if you’re only cooking for a few people, it’s a hassle you can avoid. Just make a whole chicken instead.
This Instant Pot Whole Chicken is moist and full of flavor. And the broth you get from making it is divine…you will want to use it to make a nice keto gravy.
The secret to the chicken being so juicy is that you use an Instant Pot. This seals in the juices and prevents your chicken from drying.
For this dish, you will be cooking a whole chicken that weighs about 4 lb. So, you will need a 6 quart Instant Pot which you can find here.
Make sure your chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. The last thing you want on Easter day is to get sick!
Serve your chicken with a nice Garden salad. Check out more ketogenic instant pot recipes here.
- Calories: 278
- Fats: 21g
- Net Carbs: 2.25g
- Protein: 20g
4. Keto Maple Glazed Ham
Aside from turkey, glazed ham is another popular option for Easter. But, unlike turkey, glazed ham is typically not keto.
That is because the glaze is packed with sugar. Sugar from maple syrup, honey, or brown sugar.
This keto maple glazed ham is just as tasty as regular glazed ham. It is juicy on the inside and beautifully caramelized on the outside.
You just want to carve it up and dig right into it. And you’ll be delighted to know that it contains only 5 grams of net carbs.
The Dijon mustard adds a hint of heat. While the coconut aminos add some savouriness and saltiness.
The secret to it being low carb is that you use sugar-free maple syrup. So, you have all the taste and none of the carbs that you get from the regular syrup.
Serve with some crusty keto bread.
- Calories: 573
- Fats: 38g
- Net Carbs: 5g
- Protein: 48g
5. Classic Deviled Eggs
Easter dinner is all about turkey or ham. But, we can’t forget about the sides, right?
These deviled eggs are as beautiful to look at as they are to eat. The egg whites are nicely hard-boiled, and the mayo gives the egg yolks just the right amount of creaminess.
Add a bit of Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, paprika, and salt and pepper… you’ve got the perfect deviled eggs.
Now, you can boil the eggs manually. But for extra convenience, particularly when you are busy cooking your Easter dinner, you can just use an egg maker like this. You could also eat these as a ketogenic snack.
- Calories: 125.3
- Fats: 10.5g
- Net Carbs: 0.7g
- Protein: 6.4g
6. Low Carb Beef Stew
When you think Easter, you may not think of beef stew. But this beef stew is so delicious and so comforting, it may become one of your new Easter traditions!
It has all the ingredients you would expect of a beef stew: beef chuck, onions, garlic, carrots, and even some beef bone broth.
Beef bone broth is not only delicious but good for you too. It is packed with minerals that are good for your bones.
As well as amino acids that support the health of your joints.
One thing that this beef stew does not contain is a lot of carbs. That is because you use celery root instead of potatoes to make the stew.
Celery root is a low carb root vegetable that actually looks and feels like a potato once you boil it up. Your guests even have a hard time telling that it’s not potato.
This beef stew is great on its own. But to mop up all that delicious stew, you can definitely serve it with some low carb flatbread which you can find here.
- Calories: 410
- Fats: 22g
- Net Carbs: 8g
- Protein: 36g
7. Roast Shoulder of Lamb
Turkey and/or ham is traditionally served on Easter. But if you want to try something different, then definitely give this roast shoulder of the lamb a try.
It is tender and juicy and plain melt-in-your-mouth goodness. The balsamic vinegar complements the lamb perfectly.
You’ll feel like you’re eating at a fine dining restaurant.
The key to the lamb being so moist and not dried out is how you prepare it. You roast it at a low temperature for 6 hours.
So, what you’re left with is fall off the bone meat. Serve with a nice cauliflower mash.
- Calories: 479
- Fats: 31.6g
- Net Carbs: 10.9g
- Protein: 29.5g
8. Easy Air Fryer Salmon
Easter time doesn’t mean that you have to slave away in the kitchen. After all, you need to make time to relax with family too, right?
This easy air fryer salmon makes it super easy to do both. And this isn’t any plain old salmon either.
It is seasoned with paprika and ground cardamom, so the salmon is both sweet and has a deep flavor that reminds you of the holidays.
It is also pretty juicy and tender. And unlike regular fried salmon, it’s not too greasy either.
That is because you use an air fryer to make it. If you’re in the market for an air fryer, there is a great deal on this one here.
To make it a meal, feel free to toss some asparagus into your air fryer, along with your salmon. Just make sure they don’t touch.
Then coat with cooking spray and some seasoning. And you’re good to go.
- Calories: 161
- Fats: 7g
- Net Carbs: 2.5g
- Protein: 22g
9. Bacon Cheddar Egg Salad
Easter time is the time for hunting for Easter eggs. And while you, or rather your kids are at it, why not make some egg salad?
This is egg salad with a nice twist. It has shredded cheese and crispy bacon, after all, who doesn’t love cheese and bacon?
Making it is pretty easy too. Just chop your hard-boiled eggs, and add mayo and mustard.
Then mix it with some bacon and cheddar cheese. Serve in a purple cabbage leaf or with some fresh keto bread.
Check out more ketogenic salads here.
- Calories: 458
- Fats: 42g
- Net Carbs: 1g
- Protein: 15g
10. Smoked Leg of Lamb
Do you love lamb? Here is another lamb recipe for you!
This time, you’re cooking lamb leg instead of the shoulder. And it takes only 2 hours.
Also, instead of using an oven, you’ll be using a smoker. If you don’t have one, you can get a really good deal on this one here.
This smoked leg of lamb is packed with Mediterranean flavors. That is because you use rosemary, lemon zest, garlic, and olive oil as your rub.
All you need to do is place the rub on your leg of lamb, and then place it in the smoker. Then, let your smoker do the work.
Then, out it comes moist on the inside, and beautifully crusted on the outside.
Serve with mint sauce.
- Calories: 396
- Fats: 31.1g
- Net Carbs: 1.5g
- Protein: 25.3g
11. Five Minute Garlic Parmesan Chicken Tenders
Now, we can’t forget about what to serve the kids. The grown-ups may love the finer cuts of meat, but not kids.
Chicken tenders are perfect for even the pickiest of eaters. And at only 0.5 grams of net carbs, you can munch on these too.
They are juicy on the outside and cheesy and nicely browned on the outside. And they only take 5 minutes of prep time.
So, you can kick back and relax. Or continue making the rest of your Easter feast.
- Calories: 342
- Fats: 21g
- Net Carbs: 0.5g
- Protein: 33g
12. Keto Buffalo Chicken Casserole
Who doesn’t love casseroles at Easter, or frankly, any time at all? They are so easy to make, and oh, so comforting.
But, nothing is comforting about the carbs. However, with this keto Buffalo chicken casserole, you’ll be glad to know that there are only 2.5 grams of net carbs per serving.
And it is creamy, cheesy, and has a nice heat.
The key to keeping it so low carb is that instead of using pasta, you use cauliflower. This adds freshness and extra nutrition.
It’s a great way to get your veggies into your Easter dinner. Without feeling that you are eating grass.
Check out more ketogenic casserole recipes here.
- Calories: 390
- Fats: 24.8g
- Net Carbs: 2.5g
- Protein: 32g
13. Easy Chicken Green Chili Casserole
Here’s another casserole dish. You can never get enough casseroles, right?
This casserole is packed with shredded chicken and is extra cheesy and creamy. That is because you use 3 kinds of cheese, along with some cottage cheese and sour cream.
And the green salsa, green chilis, and taco seasoning add a nice Mexican flare. Your guests will keep coming back for more.
To make it, you will need some shredded cooked chicken. For extra convenience, just use a Rotisserie chicken.
And to make shredding the chicken a breeze, I recommend using these meat shredder claws, which you can find here.
- Calories: 399
- Fats: 20g
- Net Carbs: 5g
- Protein: 44g
14. Keto Steak with Garlic Butter Mushrooms
Chicken is good and all, but sometimes, you just want a good old steak. So, fire up your grill, and let’s get grilling!
This steak is juicy and tender. The mushrooms roasted in melted ghee and garlic go nicely with the steak.
Serve with some roasted asparagus or a Garden salad.
- Calories: 292
- Fats: 21.7g
- Net Carbs: 0.7g
- Protein: 23.5g
15. Lemon Chicken Piccata with Capers
Do you love Italian? Add some Italian flair to your Easter dinner by making this dish!
This dish is simply delicious. You have beautifully seared chicken breasts in a rich, creamy butter sauce.
The salty capers beautifully complement the creamy sauce. And it surprisingly has only 7.5 grams of net carbs.
The key to it being low carb is that you use almond flour instead of regular flour to bread the chicken. Almond flour is a great low carb flour alternative that is also rich in vitamin E, which is excellent for your skin.
You can use it just like you would regular flour. So, if you’re baking some Easter treats, be sure to stock up on some almond flour here.
Serve with some garlic green beans or zucchini noodles. Check more almond flour recipes here that are low carb!
- Calories: 920
- Fats: 70g
- Net Carbs: 7.5g
- Protein: 55g
So, which one of these ketogenic Easter dinners would you like to try? Share them with your loved ones!