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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
- Tasteaholics -
- Ruled.me -
- 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 -
- 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 -
- Keto Connect -
- Chelsey Amer Nutrition -
- Savory Tooth -
- Perry's Plate -
- 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 -
- Salty Side Dish -
- A Million Miles -
- Paleo Gluten Free Eats -
- 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 -
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.