44 Easy Keto Recipes You’ll Want to Make Right Now

Calling all keto dieters: I’ve compiled this list of my favourite must-try keto recipes, which includes everything from pancakes, coconut pesto and oven baked pork ribs to yummy cheesecake. Net carb counts included for all recipes.


Soooooo, let’s talk keto.

Keto recipes, and the keto (or ketogenic) diet in general, have skyrocketed in popularity lately. I feel as though the food blog world has exploded with keto recipes – keto this, keto that. I’ve felt a bit behind on the whole keto diet craze, but a friend of mine recently started on a keto diet and asked me if I had any keto recipes to share.

That led to sorting through my blog recipes and asking her: ‘is this keto?’ ‘what about this one?’ (I confess I sometimes struggle to remember the specifics of the keto diet. I asked my friend if plantains were keto. She laughed. I reckon that is a no.)

I dug up quite a few keto recipes from my blog (yaye me – a keto-er without even knowing it) for this post, plus I included a few from fellow food bloggers. I’m quite happy with the results, and I hope you enjoy them too.

Oh, and you’ll be happy to know these recipes are all easy keto recipes – nothing too complex. Sticking to a diet (keto or otherwise) is difficult enough, so the recipes should be simple.

Let’s get on with these 44 Must-Try Keto Recipes.

Keto Breakfasts

Perfect Keto Pancakes {2g net carbs/serving}

These light, crepe-like pancakes are quick and simple to make and are a perfect ketogenic way to start your day.

keto pancakes (low carb pancakes) on a plate with a knife, butter and a grey cloth and toasted coconut

Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole {4g net carbs/serving}

This is a great low carb breakfast casserole that requires almost no effort to make and is packed full of everyday breakfast staples.

One slice of Crockpot Breakfast Casserole served on a white plate with a silver spoon and placed next to a yellow coffee mug

Slow Cooker Low Carb Granola {6g net carbs/serving}

This Low Carb Granola is made in a slow cooker from the best low carb goodies: an assortment of nuts, seeds, shredded coconut, spices, sugar-free maple syrup, and olive oil.

Easy and Delicious slow cooker low carb granola made with mixed nuts, seeds, coconut, cardamom and nutmeg. It is gluten-free and refined sugar free. recipesfromapantry.com #lowcarbgranola #sugarfreegranola #crockpotgranola #slowcookergranola #granola #grainfreegranola

Slow Cooker Casserole {3g net carbs/serving}

Prep and start this breakfast casserole the night before so you can easily start your day with a healthy and delicious ketogenic meal.

Top-down view of Crockpot Breakfast Casserole with one slice removed and served on a white plate

Low Carb Pancakes {4g net carbs/serving}

These delicious Low Carb Pancakes are a flavourful combination of almond flour, orange and thyme.

Keto Appetisers & Snacks

7-Ingredient Coconut Pesto {1g net carbs/serving}

7-Ingredient Coconut Pesto is a keto, dairy-free, vegan pesto that uses coconut milk and coconut flakes instead of cheese.

This awesome coconut Pesto is made with just 7 ingredients. It is a gluten free and vegan recipe that is over-the-top delicious. recipesfromapantry.com #coconutpesto #veganpesto #pesto #vegan

Crispy Roasted Okra {9g net carbs/serving}

Crispy Roasted Okra is the perfect finger food and only takes a few mins to prepare: a quick trim of the stalk ends of the okra, a coating of vegetable oil and salt (chilli flakes optional), and pop it into the oven.

Easy crispy roasted okra – makes a great snack. Recipesfromapantry.com

Turkey Meatballs {5g net carbs/serving}

It only takes 5 mins to cook these flavourful and juicy ketogenic turkey meatballs in the Instant Pot.

Air Fryer Meatballs (Turkey Meatballs) on a plate with coloured toothpics

Air Fryer Chicken Wings {1g net carb/serving}

These crispy air fryer chicken wings are so tasty and versatile. The perfect game day snack or a fun family-friendly meal.

A hand dipping one of the Air Fryer Chicken Wings into ranch sauce next to the rest of the chicken wings that are set on white parchment paper

Basil Pesto {6g net carbs/serving}

Homemade Basil Pesto sauce is super easy to make. Dry roast cashews, whiz up the ingredients in a food processor, and add olive oil. Good enough to eat with a spoon.

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Wings  {0g net carbs/serving}

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Wings are so crave-worthy, no one will miss the chicken. Perfectly suited to serve as a satisfying snack or a healthy side dish.

air fryer buffalo cauliflower wings in a aplate

Bacon Cream Cheese Dip {3g net carbs/serving}

This warm bacon cream cheese dip is a real crowd pleaser, and just the thing to serve up at your game day spread.

Bacon onion cream cheese dip with tortilla being dipped in

Zucchini Dip {2g net carbs/serving}

Made with coconut yoghurt and fresh mint, this keto zucchini dip is light, refreshing and versatile enough to serve all year long.

a vegan dip with sliced pepper on a table

Mexican Garlic Butter Shrimps {0g net carbs/serving}

These Quick Mexican Garlic Butter Shrimps are full of bold flavour and will be ready to serve in just 12 mins.

quick garlic butter chilli shrimps on a plate with lemon, buttered bread and wine

And for even more options, check out this collection of tasty Keto Snacks.

Keto Main Dishes

Instant Pot Chicken Breast {0g net carbs/serving}

This recipe give you flavourful, tender, perfect ketogenic chicken breasts using fresh or frozen chicken. Excellent for meal prep and make-ahead meal solutions.

BBQ Spicy Pulled Pork {0g net carbs/serving}

Learn how to make easy spicy keto pulled pork on the BBQ. Pork shoulder seasoned with a mixture of coriander, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, chilli flakes, black pepper, and salt, and cooked to perfection on the BBQ.

How to make spicy pulled pork on the bbq. A fun and easy spring bbq or summer bbq recipe. Recipesfromapantry.com

Instant Pot Whole Chicken {1g net carbs/serving}

Yeap, you can cook a whole chicken right in the Instant Pot. This ketogenic recipe takes less than 45 mins and gives you a truly moist and flavourful whole chicken.

overhead view of instant pot whole chicken on a platter next to a knife

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin {2g net carbs/serving}

This keto Instant Pot Tenderloin is infused with delicious Vietnamese flavours. And thanks to the Instant Pot, it is also so quick and easy to make.

closeup of instant pot pork tenderloin cut next to lemons and limes

Air Fryer Salmon {0g net carbs/serving}

This recipe for Air Fryer Salmon give you perfectly-cooked salmon fillets that make an ideal healthy keto lunch or dinner.

The finished Air Fryer Salmon served on a white plate with a green salad

Herb Loaded Beef Burgers {3g net carbs/serving}

Just remove the bun from these tasty herb loaded beef burgers and you have yourself a perfect keto beef recipe.

The herb loaded beef burgers are really tasty and packed full of flavour with parsley, coriander and basil and perfect for a BBQ. recipesfromapantry.com

Air Fryer Steak {0g net carbs/serving}

The Air Fryer makes it so easy to cook a juicy, nicely seared ketogenic steak. Serve with delectable herb lemon butter for the perfect celebratory meal.

close of up of air fryer steak sliced on a plate with herb butter

Air Fryer Pork Chops {3g net carbs/serving}

This Air Fryer Pork Chops recipe is keto friendly since it uses a combination of almond flour and Parmesan cheese instead of a traditional breadcrumb mixture. 

One serving of Air Fryer Pork Chops on a white dinner plate served with fresh greens and tomato salad

Oven Baked Ribs West African Style {2g net carbs/serving}

Oven Baked Pork Ribs are heaven on a plate. So many ribs recipes are loaded with high-carb sweeteners, but not these ribs. These Sierra Leone style (salone style) ribs are savory and nearly carb-free.

overhead view of sliced oven baked ribs next to a knife and a head of garlic

Grilled Mackerel Fillets with Green Goddess Dressing {2g net carbs/serving}

This keto recipe combines delicious grilled mackerel fillets (my favourite fish) with a high-fat Green Goddess Dressing.

These grilled mackerel fillets with a green goddess dressing are quick, simple and easy to whip up. recipesfromapantry.com

Air Fryer Chicken Thighs {1g net carbs/serving}

These Air Fryer Chicken Thighs are full of flavour, thanks to a delicious blend of Cajun spices, Herbes de Provence and Parmesan cheese. Put a new spin on the usual weeknight keto chicken thighs with this tasty recipe.

2 air fryer chicken thighs on a plate with some salad

Air Fryer Whole Chicken {0g net carbs/serving}

This recipe for Air Fryer Whole Chicken gives you perfectly juicy, tender keto chicken with a delicious crispy skin. Equally perfect for Sunday suppers, quick weeknight dinners, cooking a whole chicken in the air fryer is also a great meal prep solution.

Side view of the finished Air Fryer Whole Chicken sitting on butcher paper and ready to e served

Shrimp Foil Packets with Zucchini {7g net carbs/serving}

These easy make-ahead Shrimp Foil Packets are full of juicy shrimp, quick cook veggies and flavourful spices. With minimal prep and virtually no cleanup, these packets are a great ketogenic meal solution for those hectic weekdays.

Shrimp Foil Pack with a fork

Nutmeg Orange Chicken {1g net carbs/serving}

Nutmeg Orange Chicken is an awesome chicken ketogenic recipe that is roasted in a delicious nutmeg orange sauce.

This simple nutmeg orange chicken recipe is a stunning dish that can be served at any meal. #orangechicken #nutmegchicken #spicyorangechicken #paleorecipe #paleochicken #nutmegorangechicken #orangechickenrecipe #paleo #keto #lowcarb

Crunchy Healthy Turkey Salad {13g net carbs/serving}

This ketogenic turkey salad is a perfect balance of colourful, crunchy and creamy. Plus it requires only a few ingredients and comes together in as little as 10 mins! Perfect for using up leftover turkey throughout the week.

Sheet Pan Proscuitto Wrapped Chicken Breast {5g net carbs/serving}

This delicious one-pan meal of cheese-stuffed chicken breast wrapped in delicious Prosciutto di Parma tastes amazing and comes together so easily. Sheet Pan Proscuitto Wrapped Chicken is a meal that will please everyone at the table.

Finished Proscuitto wrapped chicken and vegetables on a sheet pan and ready to serve

Keto Sides

Herbed Cauliflower Rice {13g net carbs/serving}

Cauliflower Rice is the perfect keto side dish. Easy to make and super versatile, it pairs well with so many main dishes. Prepare this recipe without the tahini  yoghurt for a lower net carb count.

How to make cauliflower couscous recipe @ Recipes From A Pantry

Instant Pot Broccoli {4g net carbs/serving}

Broccoli is a nutritional powerhouse, and this recipe for Instant Pot Broccoli gives you gorgeous green broccoli that is perfectly cooked every time. Serve this Instant Pot Broccoli with all sorts of ketogenic dishes for a truly healthy and satisfying meal.

Bowl of instant pot broccoli on a table

Grilled Broccoli {4g net carbs/serving}

This Grilled Broccoli with garlic, lemon and chilli is healthy, quick to make, tender, slightly spicy and so deliciously charred. This is one side dish that packs a whole lot of flavour in every single bite.

Grilled Broccoli in a bowl seasoned with garlic and chili

Roasted Courgettes {5g net carbs/serving}

This recipe for Roasted Courgettes (Zucchini) is full of flavour and makes a great accompaniment to all sorts of ketogenic dishes.

Simple roasted courgettes make a great side dish. How to roast courgettes. How to roast zucchinis. Zucchini recipe. Courgette recipe. recipesfromapantry.com

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts {6g net carbs/serving}

These deliciously crispy Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts make the perfect keto side dish or snack.

plate full of crispy air fryer brussels sprouts

Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts {7g net carbs/serving}

This Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts recipe is healthy, quick, easy and so amazingly tasty. And you can make this ketogenic side dish using  fresh or frozen Brussels sprouts.

a bowl of instant pot brussels sprouts

Keto Soups

Instant Pot Vegetable Soup {16g net carbs/serving}

This quick and easy keto soup is nourishing, satisfying and full of beautiful colour and flavour.

2 bowls of low carb vegetable soup

Curried Tomato Soup {9g net carbs/serving}

Curried Tomato Soup is a flavourful and nutritious meal. Perfect for a quick keto lunch or busy weeknight supper.

a bowl of vegan tomato soup on a table with a spoon

African Pepper Soup {6g net carbs/serving}

It only takes a few everyday ingredients and minimal effort to whip up this popular ketogenic African Pepper Soup.

African Pepper Soup in a pot with lime garnish

Instant Pot Goulash {6g net carbs/serving}

This recipe for Instant Pot Goulash gives you a moist and flavourful Hungarian style beef goulash. A hearty, healthy and delicious meal that can be enjoyed all year round.

bowl of instant pot goulash with a spoon sticking out sitting on white towel

West African Groundnut Spicy Chicken Soup {10g net carbs/serving}

If you like peanuts and chicken, you’ll love the wonderful flavour combination of groundnut soup, an easy West African peanut soup/stew recipe.

closeup of spicy chicken soup showing chicken thighs

Keto Desserts

Low Carb Cheesecake {5g net carbs/serving}

Treat yourself to oh-so-delicious cheesecake without any of the guilt. This Low Carb Cheesecake with Raspberry Jam recipe  is not only low carb, it is also sugar-free and gluten-free.

slice of keto cheesecake with a drizzle of jam

Keto Fat Bombs {2g net carbs/serving}

Chocolate Keto Fat Bombs are a super easy and delicious dessert that involves only 5 ingredients and just 10 mins of prep.

A plate of keto fat bombs on a white plate

Keto Peanut Butter Cookies {2g net carbs/serving}

These 5-ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Cookies are not only deliciously soft and chewy, but super quick and easy to make.

If you are looking for even more delectable ketogenic sweet treats, check out this collection of 17 Unbelievably Good Keto Dessert Recipes.

Keto Diet Food List

If you’ve scratched your head while reading this post and said ‘ket-o-what?’ – it is a ‘low carb, high fat’ diet. A keto diet food list includes foods such as:

  • Fatty cuts of meat
  • Oils like coconut and and olive
  • Butter and ghee
  • Low carb vegetables

No grains, and most keto recipes do not include fruit unless it is a small portion of the recipe. (And no plantains, as I learned.)

Enjoy These Ketogenic Recipes

I hope you enjoyed this list of keto recipes. If you would like to see more ketogenic diet recipes, please do let me know in the comments.

Thank you for reading my Ketogenic Recipes post. And please come visit again as I continue dreaming up recipes, traditional African recipes, African fusion recipes, Sierra Leone recipes, travel plans and much more for you. Thanks for supporting Recipes from a Pantry, UK food blog.

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  1. Hi every one
    the Keto Recipes is all is to easy and helpful for me, we like you are such a good ideas , thanks
    we have also like a kito diet for weight lose

  2. What a great collection of keto recipes. I really like how you put the recipes into categories making it super easy and fast to find the perfect recipe for your needs. Great work!

  3. All of these sound delicious. I will be saving these for myself and keto loving friends.

  4. So many amazing options! With the new year upon us and so many trying new diets, this is so helpful to break it all down for a beginner following the keto diet.

  5. I’d try the grilled mackerel fillets with green goddess dressing, looks lovely 🙂

  6. I don’t follow a specific diet — unless you count omnivorous… so Keto approved or not, I’d eat everything here! Especially that chicken, yum!