Why's it gotta be so hard?!?!
Do you ever feel like there’s not enough time in your busy schedule to maintain the Keto lifestyle? Do you feel like there are no easy Keto recipes out there? Has grabbing something “to go” become your regular routine? Maybe you opt for some low carb Taco Bell using a meal delivery service like Uber Eats or DoorDash
Work and family life can sometimes be difficult to balance, but one thing we should never compromise is good healthy food. Making mouthwatering keto-friendly meals is well within your grasp, and we’re here to help.
From tasty Keto ground beef recipes to low-carb pepperoni pizza, we’ve got you covered. Here are 27 easy Keto recipes for effortless weeknight dinners. Most importantly, they’re all delicious and healthy meals!
Our Favorite Easy Keto Recipes
- Eatwell101 -
This casserole is loaded with deliciousness. The combination of shredded chicken breast, broccoli florets, and creamy bubbling cheese is sure to quickly become a family favorite. With only 20 minutes of cook time, you can whip it up and get back to binge watching Netflix. Plus, the leftovers are great for the next day’s lunch. Just pop it in the microwave and go.
- Ketowize -
This recipe somehow manages to deliver the flavors of a delicious Rueben sandwich, but with only 3 grams of net carbs. This generous serving size can stand alone or be paired with a vegetable for a more complete dish. Above all, what I love the most about this recipe (besides the flavor), is the easy 15-minute prep time.
- Ketowize -
I love grilled chicken and this awesome dish hits all the right notes. These flame grilled chicken tender morsels are juicy and flavorful. Infused with an Asian inspired marinade and weaved on a skewer, this meal works nicely for lunch, dinner, or as a party appetizer. Yes, in less than 30 minutes you can whip up a highly satisfying main dish that everyone will love.
- Evolving Table -
You can now enjoy guilt-free Taco Tuesdays with this exciting keto-friendly Mexican dish. Ready in under 30 minutes, this easy Keto recipe is super easy to make. Just throw all the ingredients together in a skillet and voila! That’s right, warm, savory turkey wrapped inside cool crisp lettuce makes this dish the perfect keto comfort food.
- Whole Kitchen Sink -
Steak on a weeknight sounds so good but is far from easy. Fortunately, this meal only requires a mere 25 minutes of your precious time. Best of all, it’s flexible. Almost any vegetables you have hiding in your fridge will blend nicely with steak and cauliflower rice.
- Ketowize -
Introducing the Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl, a delightful twist in our collection of easy Keto recipes. Packed with vibrant flavors and just 4g net carbs per serving, it’s perfect for those seeking unique keto dinner plans. This dish takes a familiar recipe and improves it by reducing carbs and amplifying flavor, making it a popular choice for keto make-ahead meals. Its nutritional benefits and delectable taste truly set it apart.
- Kalyn's Kitchen -
When you’re craving pizza, but have sworn off carbs, this recipe will come in handy. Chock full of everything we love in a pizza but stuffed inside a pepper, this is one of our favorite easy Keto recipes on this list. Oozing with mozzarella cheese and baked to perfection, this meal only takes 25 minutes to prepare and 45 minutes to cook. Plus, the peppers can be reheated and enjoyed again the next day.
- Cafe Delights -
For the ultimate no-stress dinner, this 10-minute salad will certainly do the trick. Simply pick up a rotisserie chicken from your local supermarket, cut, mix, and serve. For additional flavor, drizzle it with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Your taste buds will thank you.
- Rasa Malaysia -
This steak is so good; you won’t believe it only took 15 minutes to make. Prepared with the most tender cuts of beef, this recipe will make you feel like you’re eating in an expensive restaurant. Partnered with a smooth garlic butter sauce, this steak will melt in your mouth. For a truly Keto-friendly Brazilian style meal, pair with marinated tomatoes.
- Crafty Morning -
Of all of the easy Keto recipes in our roundup, I bet you never thought you’d see this one! Yes, it is possible to enjoy a grilled cheese sandwich while following the Keto lifestyle. The bread in this recipe is made from almond flour and only takes 90 seconds in the microwave! Next, add cheddar cheese and your choice of meat for a quick and easy low-carb meal that is sure to be nostalgic.
- Kit's Coastal -
Do you feel like a Keto fish dish sounds too complicated? On the contrary, this recipe is super simple and yet highly sophisticated. Mouthwatering cod fillets wrapped in a crisp slice of prosciutto, over a bed of well-seasoned spinach. This meal is gluten free, dairy free, and low carb. Plus, the whole thing is ready in just 20 minutes.
- Stylish Cravings -
Looking for cheap and easy keto meals or cheap low carb meals for one? Our Keto Lasagna in a Bowl recipe checks all those boxes. This hearty, comforting dish is packed with layers of ricotta, meat, and cheese, providing a satisfying and delicious keto meal in just about 30 minutes. Ideal for lunch or a quick dinner, it’s also perfect for meal planning due to its reheating capabilities. Serve with baby kale salad, veggies, or keto Italian breadsticks for a complete, budget-friendly feast.
- Fit Foodie Finds -
This recipe is low carb and high protein. Flawlessly flavored with citrus and fresh herbs, the chicken can be served hot or cold. The cauliflower rice is mixed with black beans and red onions. The entire meal can be prepped in just 20 minutes. Prepare on Sundays and enjoy it throughout the week for a delicious weeknight dinner.
- Kalyn's Kitchen -
This recipe will be a hit with pizza lovers who are watching their waistlines. After all, this casserole is packed with all your favorite pizza toppings: sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes, cheese, and pepperoni – but without all of the carbs. The recipe makes enough for the whole family, and best of all, it only takes 25 minutes to prepare and toss in the oven, making it the perfect easy Keto recipe for a delicious weeknight dinner.
- Ketowize -
The name says it all. You will hardly believe there’s no hidden carbs lurking in this salad. Rich and creamy and made in under 15 minutes, the bountiful supply of fresh herbs and veggies creates a hearty and delightful meal. Even more, two types of onions, a delicate balance of acidity, and a zing of cayenne pepper will have you licking the bowl.
- Mama Shire -
These scrumptious morsels will become your “go-to” on days when slaving in the kitchen is not an option. Just pour the eggs over the chicken, pour on the breading, and stir. The nuggets only take 4 to 5 minutes on each side to cook. When they’re done, they’ll be golden-brown and irresistible.
- Well Plated -
This recipe was inspired by the lettuce wraps featured at PF Chang’s Restaurant, but some say this vegetarian recipe is much better. Made with finely diced tofu and mushrooms, these wraps are both vegan and low carb. Moreover, you can make these wraps in just under 25 minutes. Scramble the leftovers with eggs for a satisfying breakfast the next day.
- EatWell101 -
This is the ultimate seafood delight. Shrimp paired with zucchini noodles make a complete meal that is gluten free, and Keto friendly. Best of all, it only takes 10 minutes to prepare and 10 minutes to cook. Plus, you won’t have many dishes to clean, as the entire meal can be cooked using one skillet.
- I Eat Keto -
I love this recipe because it’s delicious and nourishing. Parmesan, garlic, and bacon will have your taste buds doing backs flips. Plus, avocado, spinach, and zucchini will supply your body with precious vitamins and minerals. Everything is ready in less than 15 minutes and you’ll feel like a celebrity chef with all the compliments you’ll receive from family and friends.
- Paleo Newbie -
The creators of this recipe did a unique take on a traditional surf and turf meal. Made with fresh veggies, shrimp, and sausage, this meal is surprisingly easy to make. We added onions, bell peppers, and old bay to ours, but this meal is quite versatile, so get creative!
- Joy Filled Eats -
You can make this easy Keto recipe in the oven or in a crockpot. It’s a breeze to make and only takes 10 minutes to prepare. Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses, roasted garlic powder, and of course, bacon, make this meal a family favorite among many health-conscious households. Even more, it’s budget friendly.
- I Save A to Z -
This quick Keto chili is made in a pressure cooker in just 10 minutes. The added sausage and jalapeños create a savory addition to the sweetness of the chili. For a complete meal, top this hearty dish off with cheese and serve with the best Keto cornbread.
- The Recipe Critic -
Another great addition to our effortless weeknight dinner menu is this creamy Tuscan inspired meal, which cooks in just 15 minutes. Thinly sliced chicken breast smothered in a rich creamy garlic sauce and mixed with spinach and sun-dried tomatoes. Serve over zucchini noodles for a more filling feast.
- The Big Man's World -
Wondering what are the easiest keto meals? Look no further than this Best Ever Keto Fried Chicken recipe. This crispy, flavorful dish boasts of a KFC-style fried chicken that’s crunchy on the outside yet moist and juicy within. Perfectly seasoned, it’s an explosion of taste in every bite, making it a delightful addition to your keto dinner recipe ideas. Prepare to indulge in this low-carb delight that’s even better than its fast-food counterpart.
- Maebells Simply Easy Recipes -
This One Pan Keto Cheesy Jalapeño Chicken is a fan-favorite chicken dish and one of the most popular on this list on this list of amazing keto recipes. Combining tender chicken breast with a creamy, cheesy, and spicy jalapeño sauce, this meal delights the palate while fitting neatly into a keto-friendly lifestyle. Prepared in just 16 minutes, it’s not only a time-saver but also ranks among the best-rated keto recipes on the web for its flavorful simplicity and quick preparation.
- Mince Republic -
Not your ordinary empanadas, this easy Keto recipe is made with low-carb fathead dough, and then stuffed with a flavorful ground beef mixture. Feel free to use other ingredients as your filling, such as seasoned chicken, for versatility. This works as a great “on-the-go” meal and takes only 35 minutes to complete from beginning to end.
- Glue Sticks & Gumdrops -
The prep-time for this meal is just 5 minutes! And in less the 25 minutes total, you’ll be at the dinner table enjoying a meal with your family. Toss in some green onion or jalapeños to play with the flavors. Add different types of cheese. Serve with a salad or cooked veggies on the side. Sit down and enjoy. Yes, Keto really is that easy!
- Brit + Co -
Anyone who’s been on the Keto diet for any length of time knows that you can get ravenously hungry at a moment’s notice. Luckily, this easy Keto recipe is just what you’ve been looking for. Sturdy leaves of romaine act as the nest for a blue cheese chicken salad made with lemon juice and full-fat Greek yogurt instead of traditional mayo. Hunger be gone!
- Healthy Recipes Blog -
This easy Keto recipe gets rid of the carb-heavy noodles without loosing any of the delicious flavor. With only 2 grams of net carbs, this is a guilt-free version of the original tuna casserole. Moreover, it bakes in just 15 minutes.
- Ketowize -
The name means it’s so delicious it’s addictive! But that’s not all. This meal is made with bacon, onion, and fresh garlic for a bevy of wonderful flavors. Surprisingly, this dish requires very few ingredients. Conveniently made in an Instant Pot, you’ll be done cooking in less than 30 minutes.
- The Chunky Chef -
Rounding out our list of easy keto recipes are low-carb chicken tenders coated with a scrumptious crust, and absolutely no breading! A mixture of parmesan cheese and an assortment of spices create the crust that makes these tenders so darn delicious. The kids will hardly suspect that they’re eating healthy! The best part is the whole dish is done in 35 minutes, leaving you with plenty of time to make dessert – perhaps our keto pumpkin pie.
- Seeking Good Eats -
Exploring fast and easy keto meals? Try this Low Carb Keto Creamy Chicken Bake Recipe, a tantalizing casserole that’s as flavorful as it is healthful. This one-pan wonder melds tender chicken and asparagus in a cheesy Dijon and lemon cream cheese sauce. With just a few steps – sauté, assemble, and bake – you’ll have a sumptuous meal that fits right into your keto dinner ideas. With 26g fat and only 6g net carbs, it’s an excellent choice for low-carb and keto-friendly dining.
- The Girl Who Ate Everything -
Discover a delightful addition to your low-carb diet with this Keto Broccoli Salad recipe, a vibrant blend of broccoli florets, bacon, cheese, onion, and sunflower/pumpkin seeds, tossed in a tangy mayonnaise dressing. Quick to prepare and bursting with flavor, this dish is one of our easy keto recipes that offer excellent easy weekday dinner ideas. Serve it as a standalone dish or a satisfying side – it’s keto perfection on a plate.
So, there you have it! 27 easy Keto recipes for effortless weeknight dinners + plus several more we added in 2023 because who doesn’t like more.
These recipes will not only help you to maintain your Keto lifestyle painlessly, but they will ensure that you spend less time in the kitchen, and more time doing the things that matter most. After all, eating healthy should never feel like a chore.
No need to go for one of those expensive Keto meal delivery services like Focus Keto Meals or HelloFresh. You deserve to eat restaurant quality food every day for a fraction of the time and the cost.
Now go try some of these recipes! We hope you’ve enjoyed this list. If you did, be sure to comment and share!