Are you looking for some delicious low-carb recipes to try out? Well, then look no further because we’ve got 33 mouth-watering keto side dish ideas for you.
These recipes are perfect for those who want to enjoy their meals without feeling guilty or depriving themselves.
They also contain ingredients that are high in fiber and protein, making them great options for anyone who wants to eat well.
Keto is a type of diet where you consume fewer carbs and instead focus on consuming fats and proteins.
This means that you’ll get plenty of energy from these foods, but they won’t give you the same amount of carbohydrates that other types of food provide.
Ketogenic diets are becoming increasingly popular due to the positive health benefits associated with them.
The ketogenic diet has been shown to improve blood sugar levels, cholesterol, and triglycerides. In addition, it helps reduce inflammation and improves brain function.
1. Egg And Avocado Salad
This egg and avocado salad recipe is perfect for lunch, dinner, or even breakfast.
It’s packed with protein, healthy fat, fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and essential nutrients. You won’t believe how satisfying and filling this simple meal is.
Place everything into a bowl except salt and pepper. Mash together with a fork. Add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy immediately.
2. Keto Broccoli Salad
This salad is a great side dish for parties or potlucks because it takes only 30 minutes to prepare. It’s delicious and versatile — you can easily swap out different ingredients depending on what you have on hand.
If you want to add some protein, try adding cooked chicken or turkey breast into the mixture.
We love how this keto broccoli salad tastes the best cold, so feel free to serve it warm or at room temperature.
And don’t forget to check out our keto broccoli salad video tutorial to see exactly how to put together this healthy keto side dish.
3. Bacon Curry Coleslaw
This Low Carb Vegetable Side Dish is delicious and easy to make. A creamy slaw mix gives way to a crisp, crunchy topping.
This is one of our favorite recipes because it uses ingredients we always have on hand. If you are looking for something quick and tasty, try this Bacon Curry Coleslaw today!
4. Keto Caesar Salad With Homemade Keto Caesar Dressing
The keto diet craze has been around since 2012, but it seems like everyone wants to try it now. This is probably due to the fact that it allows people to lose weight while still enjoying delicious foods.
A lot of people are making homemade dressings because store-bought ones aren’t cutting it anymore. If you want to keep things simple, just use olive oil and balsamic vinegar. You can add some garlic powder and salt, too.
5. Pressure Cooker Garlic And Parmesan Spaghetti Squash
Do you know how you always hear about people making pasta out of zucchini noodles?
Well, we did too, and we loved it. But we wanted to make something different. So we tried it with spaghetti squash, and it worked great! We used a food processor to cut up the spaghetti squash into long strands.
Then we sautéed some onions and added some spices like cumin, coriander, turmeric, paprika, salt, and pepper.
Once everything was cooked down we mixed together the sauce ingredients – cheese, butter, cream, Parmesan, basil, garlic, parsley, and oregano.
6. Low Carb Fried Rice (Fried Riced Cauliflower)
This super simple, low-carb side is one of our favorite recipes because it’s quick, easy, healthy, and delicious.
We love how versatile it is too – use whatever vegetables are around the house, add some meat, make it vegan…the possibilities are endless.
7. Cheesy Baked Green Beans
The keto diet is one of the most popular diets today. People want to lose weight and live healthier lives.
They try different ways to do it, including eating fewer carbs, cutting down on sugar, and even taking supplements to help their bodies burn fat faster.
But what about veggies? Can we eat those too? Yes, we can. This dish combines some of our favorite things into one meal.
8. Oven Roasted Broccoli With Garlic And Herbs
Roasting broccoli brings out its natural sweetness and caramelizes it. This recipe takes advantage of the fact that broccoli becomes sweeter when you cook it at very high heat.
You’ll want to make sure you roast the broccoli in a heavy skillet or Dutch oven because it needs to sit in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to the oven.
9. Cauliflower And Bacon Casserole
The cauliflower bacon au gratin is a fantastic recipe. We love how it tastes like bacon and cheese together, but without having to add extra fat.
This dish is super easy to make and perfect for entertaining. You can serve it warm or cold, and everyone will think you spent hours slaving over a hot stove.
10. Low Carb Egg Drop Soup
Making your own egg drop soup is super easy and simple. You can make it ahead of time and freeze it, making it even easier to whip up a quick meal.
This low-carb egg drop soup is perfect for those days when you’re craving something warm and comforting.
There are many variations of egg drop soups out there, but we wanted to try one that wasn’t overly sweet and didn’t contain a ton of carbs.
11. Keto Cauliflower Mac And Cheese
Mac and cheese is one of those dishes that we love because it tastes great, looks good, and is easy to prepare.
But sometimes, making the classic comfort food requires some prep work. Luckily, there are many alternatives to traditional mac and cheese that are just as delicious and satisfying. One of our favorites is cauliflower mac and cheese.
12. Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus
Roasting asparagus brings out its natural sweetness while caramelizing the stalks. This dish pairs well with grilled meats, fish, chicken, and even eggs.
13. Cheesy Cauliflower Mash
Cauliflower is one of those vegetables that people either love or hate. We fall into the former category. But once you try it, you might change your mind.
This dish is a great example of how versatile cauliflower really is. This creamy cauliflower purée tastes just like mashed potatoes, but with some subtle differences. And it takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.
14. Creamy Garlic Mushrooms With Bacon
These creamy garlic mushrooms are another delicious side dish, ready in just 20 minutes or less.
They’re packed full of flavor thanks to the combination of spicy garlic, sweet onions, savory bacon, and hearty mushroom broth. You’ll love how quickly you can whip up a batch of these easy appetizers.
15. Cheesy Bacon Spinach Dip
The best part about making this dip is that it takes less than 10 minutes to make. You don’t even need to cook anything except the bacon. And since it’s dairy free, we’ve got no problem eating it every day.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese and bacon pieces.
Stir in spinach and garlic powder. Season with salt and pepper. Spread mixture into a greased baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes, or until heated throughout. Serve warm.
16. Bacon And Brussels Sprout Salad
This recipe is one of our favorites because it’s quick, easy, and delicious. We love how it combines some of our favorite ingredients into one dish.
This salad is great served warm or cold. If you want to serve it hot, just pop it under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes.
17. Crispy Low Carb Keto Cauliflower Bites
Cauliflower is super versatile. We love making it into pizza crust, mashed cauliflower, steamed cauliflower rice, or even just roasted cauliflower. But what we haven’t done much with is fried cauliflower bites. Until now.
These crispy, delicious bites are perfect for dipping in guacamole or salsa. They’re also great served alongside a salad or paired with some chicken for a quick dinner.
The key to making these tasty little bites is to use the same recipe used for our famous cauliflower croutons.
Instead of frying up the whole head of cauliflower, we cut pieces of the florets and pan fry them. Then we add a few spices and seasonings to give them a kick.
18. Spaghetti Squash Pizza Nests
You might think you know everything about pizza, but it turns out there are some things you didn’t even know existed.
Take, for example, the spaghetti squash nest. This pizza creation uses spaghetti squash noodles as a substitute for traditional pizza crust.
Instead of being cooked on a flat surface like regular pizzas, this one gets baked inside a hollowed-out spaghetti squash shell.
19. Keto Jalapeño Bacon Cheese Bread
Keto bread is one of those things you don’t really think much about until you see it sitting there on the countertop waiting for you to eat it. But once you do, you’re hooked.
The bread itself is made out of almond meal, flax seed, coconut flour, and spices. It tastes like a cross between a baguette and focaccia.
20. Keto Oven Roasted Vegetables
This dish is perfect for those days when you want something delicious without spending too much time in the kitchen. You won’t believe how easy it is to make and how healthy it tastes.
This recipe uses just five ingredients, including four veggies. All you’ll need to do is chop everything up, toss it together, and pop it into the oven.
21. Best Keto Garlic Bread Recipe
Keto garlic bread is one of our favorite foods. It tastes like pizza without the carbs. And it doesn’t take much effort to make.
You’ll need a few ingredients, a food processor, and about 10 minutes of prep time. This recipe makes enough for 2 large loaves of garlic bread.
22. Cauliflower Potato Salad Recipe
This cauliflower “potato” salad is perfect for a holiday party or potluck dinner. You can serve it warm or cold, depending on how much heat you like in your food. We prefer ours served cool, but it’s great hot too.
You can easily swap out the potatoes for sweet potatoes, russet potatoes, yams, or even white potatoes. Or, you could just skip the potatoes altogether and go straight for the cauliflower.
Whatever you do, don’t forget the bacon bits. They’re the secret ingredient that makes this recipe so delicious.
23. Keto Broccoli Salad
This keto broccoli salad recipe is perfect for those days when you want something light and healthy without having to spend too much time in the kitchen.
It takes just 15 minutes to make, and it tastes great. This is one of our favorite keto salads because it doesn’t include any heavy dressings or sauces.
Instead, it relies on simple ingredients such as broccoli florets, shredded carrots, avocado, cherry tomatoes, red onion, sunflower seeds, and a few slices of bacon.
24. Keto Onion Rings
Ketogenic dieters want to enjoy some sweet treats without feeling guilty about it. But what do you eat when you don’t feel like making traditional fried foods?
Well, there are plenty of options out there, including these keto onion rings.
These keto onion rings are baked rather than deep-fried, so they’re much lower in calories and fat. Plus, they taste just like regular onion rings.
25. Baked Zucchini Fries Recipe
If you’ve ever had zucchini bread, you know how good it tastes. But what about fries? You might think that zucchini fries are just a novelty item.
However, there’s actually a lot of potential here. And we’re talking about a dish that doesn’t require much effort. In fact, all you really need is a vegetable peeler, some oil, salt, and a little time.
The secret ingredient in this recipe is Parmesan cheese. This stuff is pretty amazing. Not only does it add flavor, but it also adds moisture.
So, if you want to keep your fries crispy, go ahead and sprinkle on some extra Parmesan.
26. Cauliflower Rice
Cauliflower rice is basically just steamed cauliflower florets cooked in a little oil and seasoned with salt. If you’ve never had it, you’re missing out. It tastes like nothing else, and it goes well with everything.
To make cauliflower rice, simply steam some cauliflower florets in a pot over high heat. Add about 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a pan over medium heat.
Once hot, add the cauliflower florets and sprinkle them with salt. Cook for 4-6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Remove from heat and let cool slightly before serving.
27. Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup
Broccoli cheese soup is one of those dishes that people love because they think it tastes great. But if you look closer, there are some things that could use improvement.
For example, broccoli cheese soup usually contains way too many breadcrumbs.
You can fix that by adding broccoli florets to your recipe. As long as you add enough water, you’ll end up with something delicious. And since broccoli is naturally low in carbohydrates, you won’t feel guilty eating it.
28. Low Carb Zucchini Fritters
These savory zucchini cakes are so good. They’re perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, snacks… you name it.
And since they’re low-carb, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly, and vegan, they’re great for anyone trying to eat healthier.
29. Low Carb Cauliflower Tots Recipe
Cauliflower tots are easy enough to make, especially if you use frozen cauliflower florets. You’ll want to thaw them out overnight in the fridge, though.
Once they’re ready, it’s time to add some spices and breadcrumbs.
For the crumb topping, we used almond flour, coconut flour, and Parmesan cheese. After mixing everything together, you can shape your tots into little patties and bake them for about 20 minutes.
30. Roasted Zucchini And Mushrooms
This particular recipe uses mushrooms and zucchini, both of which provide a lot of texture and flavor.
But my favorite part of this recipe is the marinade. You’ll use just a few basic ingredients, including olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and herbs. Then you’ll toss everything together and roast away.
The end result is a delicious side dish that tastes great served hot or cold. It’s perfect for summer entertaining because it’s light and refreshing.
31. Zucchini Noodle Recipe
If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to pasta, look no further. These zucchini noodles are quick, easy, and delicious. They’ll satisfy your carb cravings without sabotaging your weight loss goals.
Plus, they’re loaded with fiber and protein, making them perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even dessert.
32. Keto Creamed Spinach
Creamed spinach is one of those dishes that everyone loves, but no one really knows how to make it properly.
This creamy spinach side dish is easy to prepare and full of flavor, especially when you add cheese.
Cooking creamed spinach isn’t hard, but there are a couple of things you’ll need to know.
First, you’ll need plenty of spinach. Second, you’ll need to cook it quickly. Third, you’ll need to drain off most of the liquid.
33. Keto Cranberry Sauce
You’ve probably heard about the wonders of the ketogenic diet. But did you know that there are many delicious ways to enjoy it without having to give up your favorite foods?
If you’re looking for something different to serve over your Thanksgiving turkey, try this creamy, tangy, and tart keto cranberry sauce.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Sides Can You Eat On Keto?
Keto dieters often find themselves asking, “Where do I go wrong?” There are many great recipes out there, but sometimes we just want to know what foods work well together.
So we asked some of our experts to give us their recommendations for pairing up some delicious keto-friendly side dishes (see also ’26 Side Dishes That Pair Perfectly With Chicken‘).
From creamy broccoli to crispy cauliflower, we have the tastiest choices above that are sure to satisfy anyone looking to add healthy carbs to their keto lifestyle.
Is The Keto Bread Dairy-Free?
This recipe calls for melted butter. But you can swap that out with whatever kind of dairy-free fat you like best. Ghee, coconut oil, or avocado oil would all make excellent substitutes.
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