21 Vegetarian Keto Recipes That Will Make Meat Eaters Jealous

Looking for the best vegetarian keto recipes that aren't boring or bland? Your search stops here. We've gathered our favorite low carb and keto vegetarian recipes just for you.

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These delicious keto vegetarian recipes will make your meat-eating friends jealous
Whether you're a full-on vegetarian looking to adopt the keto lifestyle or a low carb dieter looking to change it up on "Meatless Mondays," we've got you covered with these vegetarian keto recipes.

For many low-carb dieters, keto is often (inaccurately!) synonymous with high-protein, meaty meals.

If you’ve made the choice to skip out on the bacon, you may be wondering if you’ve found yourself in a culinary pickle!

Since so many keto recipes call for chicken, pork or beef, what’s a dedicated vegetarian to do?

Contrary to popular belief, the most important ingredient for ketogenic diets is actually the consumption of healthy fats. Giving up meat doesn’t have to mean giving up great flavor!

Check out these awesome vegetarian keto recipes that are sure to make your meat-eating friends salivate with envy.

- Savory Tooth -
Cauliflower “Mac” and Cheese
Photo Credit: Savory Tooth

Mac and cheese – the undisputed king of comfort foods! This simple vegetarian keto recipe takes only half an hour to prepare (so it makes for an easy keto recipe on a busy weeknight), and your tastebuds will thank you generously for the delight of thick, creamy cheese paired with a zesty touch of cayenne.  One of our top vegetarian keto dinners on this list.

- VegAnnie -
Healthy Carrot Cake Bites
Photo Credit: VegAnnie

These carrot cake bites are the epitome of healthy: low-carb, sugar-free, gluten-free, oil-free, and perfect if you’re on a vegan keto diet! What’s not to love? All the flavor of your favorite bakery treats with none of the guilt. Ideal for satisfying that sweet tooth any time of year.  If you’re looking for more vegan keto snack recipes, definitely head over to VegAnnie.

- Cotter Crunch -
Keto Vegetarian Recipe - Curried Cauliflower Rice Kale Soup
Photo Credit: Cotter Crunch

There’s nothing better to warm you up on a cold, rainy day than a piping hot bowl of soup. This is a hearty, bold broth full of flavor that’s guaranteed to bring back memories of snowy weekends spent under cozy blankets at Grandma’s place.

- Kirbie's Cravings -
Keto Vegetarian Recipe - Cauliflower Crusted Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Photo Credit: Kirbie's Cravings
Cauliflower is a staple of vegetarian keto recipes, and for good reason! This veggie is tasty on its own, and also highly flavor absorbent and super versatile. After trying one of these amazing sandwiches, you’ll probably wonder why you ever opted for boring ol’ traditional bread in the first place!
- Tasteaholics -
Grilled Halloumi Salad Keto Vegetarian Recipe
Photo Credit: Tasteaholics
Halloumi is an under-appreciated Greek cheese that just refuses to melt. For this reason, it’s known as the “grilling cheese,” and makes a delicious substitute for meat on the griddle or barbecue. Halloumi is tender and flavorful, complemented perfectly by fresh cucumber, tomatoes, and arugula.
- Ruled.me -
Crispy Tofu and Bok Choy Salad
Photo Credit: Ruled.me
Tofu tastes best baked, there’s no question about it. The undeserved negative reputation of tofu is finally debunked by this recipe, which makes use of crunchy tofu bites so appetizing you’ll forget all about bland store-bought croutons. Raw bok choy adds a pleasant bite of bitter that nicely balances the entire meal.
- 80 Twenty Nutrition -
Low Carb Margherita Pizza with Portobello Mushroom Crust
Photo Credit: 80 Twenty Nutrition

One of my favorite vegetarian keto recipe hacks is portobello mushroom crusts or “breads.” This wonderful pizza recipe takes the concept and knocks it out of the park! Portobello mushroom caps are low-carb and full of nutrients, making them a great option for quick and easy pizzas loaded with delicious, keto-friendly toppings.  These stuffed mushrooms are one of our favorite keto plant-based recipes on this list.

- Simply So Healthy -
The Best Low-Carb Tortilla Chips
Photo Credit: Simply So Healthy
These tortilla chips are made with mozzarella dough, yet another dietary staple for crafty keto cooks. Salsa and guacamole both go great with salad or vegetables, but when you’re craving the crunch that only a handful of baked chips can provide, give this low-carb solution a try!
- Meat Free Keto -
Vegan Keto Sloppy Joes
Photo Credit: Meat Free Keto

Today’s sloppy joes don’t have to be yesterday’s meatloaf! Instead, these sloppy joes are loaded with vegan protein: hemp hearts, pumpkin seeds, and chopped walnuts. This meal is easy to prepare in bulk, ensuring that everyone has access to seconds (or thirds)!  One of the best vegan keto dinner recipes we’ve found yet.

- A Sweet Life -
Zucchini Ricotta Tart
Photo Credit: A Sweet Life
Thin-sliced zucchini is the centerpiece of this delicious ricotta tart, which uses almond and coconut flour to produce a perfectly keto-friendly crust. This meatless dish can be served on its own or as a nutritious low-carb side dish.
- Keto Connect -
Parmesan Crisps Vegetarian Keto Recipe
Photo Credit: Keto Connect
There’s no denying that chips are an excellent vehicle for salsa and dips. Just because you’ve gone keto doesn’t mean giving up chips forever! Try these parmesan crisps – the perfect way to get a satisfying crunch loaded with all the flavor of traditional snack crisps. There’s a reason this is one of our favorite vegetarian keto recipes.
- Chelsey Amer Nutrition -
Mediterranean Mung Bean & Olive “Meatballs” Vegetarian Keto Recipe
Photo Credit: Chelsey Amer Nutrition
Mung beans are super useful for whipping up low-carb noodles – and “meat” balls, too! This Mediterranean-inspired dish uses a combination of olives, mung beans, and onions to produce a healthy, hearty meal that will send your tastebuds to heaven. Goes great with red wine!
- Savory Tooth -
Cauliflower Fritters (Like Hash Browns!)
Photo Credit: Savory Tooth
The savory taste of hash browns can’t be beaten when it comes to breakfast side dishes. But instead of using starchy potatoes, this treat is prepared with our good ol’ friend cauliflower, making your keto meal as guilt-free as it is delicious.
- Perry's Plate -
Keto Roasted Tomato Jalapeno Cheddar Soup
Photo Credit: Perry's Plate
This spicy dish, featuring fresh tomatoes, jalapeño peppers, and garlic, is a lovely choice for wintery winter or any time you’re craving a zesty meal. With or without cheese, this tomato soup is sure to ignite your tastebuds.
- Ketowize -
Crustless Keto Pumpkin Pie Slice
Photo Credit: Ketowize

If you’ve got an Instant Pot and a sweet tooth, this vegetarian keto recipe is for you.  We absolutely love using our Instant Pot in creative ways and I can’t think of anything more creative than a pumpkin pie in the Instant Pot. This crust-free keto version is super low carb but still tastes just like the real thing.

- Keto Diet App -
5-Ingredient Keto Spanakopita
Photo Credit: Keto Diet App
An ingredient list you can count on one hand – deceptively simple? Nope, just genius. This spanakopita, or Greek spinach pie, is a savory little pastry that will have you quickly coming back for more. It’s much like a Hot Pocket – but keto-friendly AND vegetarian!
- Salty Side Dish -
Stuffed Mushrooms with Cream Cheese Keto Vegetarian Recipe
Photo Credit: Salty Side Dish
These may look a bit like deviled eggs, but they’re actually stuffed mushroom caps! You can use any kind of mushroom, including the ever-popular portobello, and whipping up the cream cheese is a breeze. Prepare these tasty delights in bulk for any party or gathering, and they’ll disappear before your eyes!
- A Million Miles -
Broccoli Crust Pizza
Photo Credit: A Million Miles
If you’re looking for a creative way to get the kids to eat their veggies, look no further! These pizzas are made with a broccoli and onion crust that’s chewy and soft, much like microwave pizza but without all the unhealthy additives and extra carbs.
- Paleo Gluten Free Eats -
Whole30 Pan Roasted Portobello Egg Toast
Photo Credit: Paleo Gluten Free Eats
This gluten-free meal is the definition of savory, featuring fried or poached egg, pan-seared portobello mushrooms, and roasted tomatoes. This meal can be prepared in just minutes, making it an awesome keto vegetarian breakfast option for both convenience and great nutrition.
- Kettle & Fire -
Keto Fat Bombs with Cacao and Cashew
Photo Credit: Kettle & Fire

These “fat bombs” are truly bundles of joy – nutty, chocolatey, ketogenic, and delicious. Prepared with organic ingredients like cacao, coconut, and cashews, these bite-sized treats are perfect for snacking on the go.  These are great for anyone looking for those hard-to-find vegan recipes that is still keto.

- Primavera Kitchen -
Low-carb Eggplant Lasagna Vegetarian Keto Recipe
Photo Credit: Primavera Kitchen
Last but certainly not least, this eggplant lasagna makes for a very yummy and satisfying meal, great for dinner, lunch, or next-day leftovers. Replacing the traditional lasagna noodles with thinly sliced eggplant (or zucchini) cuts out carbs, and you’ll love the soft, warm taste of grilled vegetables to round out this cheesy and zesty meal. This very well could be the favorite of all the vegetarian keto recipes on the list.

Did you enjoy these mouthwatering recommendations for quick, tasty vegetarian keto recipes? I certainly hope so. Dietary restrictions, whether implemented for health reasons or otherwise, absolutely do NOT have to be limiting!

Versatile, low-carb veggie staples like zucchini, portobellos, cauliflower, and broccoli can add a lot of nutrition to your meals, and they certainly increase the flavor and quality of a dish when lovingly planned and prepared.

Thank you for reading this article, and please remember to share if it has helped enhance your vegetarian keto cuisine! Feel free to comment with your own thoughts or suggestions as well! 

Also, if you have great keto recipes for vegetarians, please reach out.  We’re specifically looking for some new vegan keto breakfast recipes to add to this roundup since we only currently have two vegan keto recipes on this list.

21 Vegetarian Keto Recipes That Will Make Meat Eaters Jealous

21 Vegetarian Keto Recipes That Will Make Meat Eaters Jealous

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  2. Vegetarian Keto Recipes That Will Make Meat Eaters Jealous are a delightful surprise! Flavorful, low-carb dishes that prove plant-based eating can be both delicious and satisfying. A must-try!

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