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Low Carb Recipes: 50 Tasty Ways To Stay In Fat-Burning Mode

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Keto is a marathon, not a sprint. Having tasty recipes at your disposal is crucial for long-term success. While most of the time you’ll want to focus on meats, veggies, and healthy fats – sometimes you’ll want to “keto-fy” your favorite foods – so you can indulge, but stay in ketosis.

And if you’re just following a low carb diet – but not ketogenic – you can get away with slightly more carbohydrates in your diet. With these concepts in mind, here are 50 great low carb recipes – perfect for any point in your ketogenic journey.

1. Keto Bread (In 90 Seconds)

keto bread

With just a few ingredients, and less than 2 minutes, you can have perfect keto bread. While regular bread is off-limits for any low-carb plan, this keto bread removes the less desirable ingredients – but keeps all the flavor.

2. Keto Chicken Parmesan

chicken parmesan

If you love homemade tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese – this might just be one of the best low carb recipes for you. Loaded with taste, protein, and healthy fat – it’s a perfect keto dish.

3. Keto Fried Chicken

keto fried chicken

Traditional fried chicken may taste delicious, but it certainly isn’t healthy. This keto-fied version removes all the inflammatory ingredients, instead using almond flour to hold everything together.

4. Keto Cookies and Crème Ice Cream

cookies and cream ice cream

If you’ve gone low carb, but you still love ice cream – check out this delectable cookies and crème recipe. It will satisfy all your cravings, but not kick you out of ketosis.

5. Keto Cinnamon Roll Scones

cinnamon roll scones

These cinnamon roll scones are absolutely perfect to crush any dessert cravings. The taste of cinnamon rolls, with the texture of scones – what’s not to love?

6. Keto Super Fudge Brownies

keto brownies

What has a delicious fudge taste, is loaded with mega amounts of chocolate, and still only has 1 gram of net carbohydrates? If your answer was this keto brownie low carb recipe, you’d be correct.

7. Keto Birthday Cake Shake

low carb shake recipe

If you love the taste of cake, but are following a low carb approach, this shake is a great choice. Load it up with your favorite protein powder, and any other keto-friendly ingredients (we like pecans or almond butter).

8. Keto Classic Hamburger

Who doesn’t love a good hamburger? This keto version can be endlessly customized – try adding some hot sauce, avocado, and lots of bacon!

9. Keto Frittata (With Tomatoes And Cheese)

low carb frittata recipe

This delicious frittata is easy to make, and you can add a keto-friendly crust underneath, to have a hybrid frittata-pizza. If you want even more protein, add in some pepperoni, bacon, or both.

10. Keto Butter Rum Blondies

We love the walnuts in these blondies, and the taste is off the charts. Try adding a few sugar-free chocolate chips, to sweeten these even more.

11. Keto Cheesecake Fat Bombs

cheesecake fat bombs

I’m not a huge cheesecake fan, but these fat bombs are still one of my favorites. While technically these work at any time of day, they taste like a rich dessert. Not bad at all, for zero net carbs.

12. Keto Salmon Salad

salmon salad

Salmon is one of the healthiest foods on the planet. It’s loaded with protein, contains DHA (which helps with brain function and other essential processes), and tastes great. This salad combines the great nutritional profile of salmon, with a hearty salad. Bon appétit!

13. Keto Cheesy Bacon Bombs

low carb recipies

These little morsels are packed with flavor, and make for a great appetizer at any party. You can add even more cheese, or try adding a second variety, to bring out even more flavor.

14. Keto Chocolate Cookies

Who doesn’t love chocolate cookies? However, they are decidedly not keto. This chocolate cookie low carb recipe keeps the net carbs to just a few grams, but the flavor is still off the charts.

15. Keto Pumpkin Bars (With Cream Cheese Frosting)

pumpkin bars cream cheese frosting

These keto pumpkin bars taste just like pumpkin pie – but they barely have any carbs at all. The sweet cream cheese frosting makes them even more decadent, and you can add a little cinnamon to the base, to really bring out some extra flavor.

16. Keto Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

cinnamon sugar muffins

Is there anything that makes your taste buds happier than a cinnamon sugar donut? This keto variation packs in all of the expected flavor, but keeps the carbs to a minimum.

17. Keto Pumpkin Spice Latte

pumpkin spice keto coffee

Every year, the pumpkin spice latter reclaims its throne as America’s most popular drink. But who doesn’t love making foods and drinks healthier? So we prefer this low carb recipe, which tastes just like the real thing, but still keeps you in fat burning ketosis.

18. Keto Garlic Bread

keto garlic bread

Crispy garlic bread is a high carb favorite, and for good reason. This keto version maintains the classic Italian taste. Pair it with a homemade low carb marinara sauce, and you have a much healthier recreation of the high carb staple.

19. Keto Grilled Cheese

low carb grilled cheese recipe

There’s nothing quite like a grilled cheese and a bowl of tomato soup on a cold winter’s day. Unfortunately, if you eat the traditional version, you’ll be kicked out of ketosis in no time. That’s why this keto grilled cheese is so tasty – simply use almond flour to replace the bread, and you have a perfect low carb recipe.

20. Keto Bacon Pickle Fries

bacon fries

Admittedly, we don’t eat these every day. But their uniqueness cannot be understated. With a nice crisp and sweet taste, these keto bacon pickle fries are perfect for a lazy afternoon.

21. Keto Millionaire’s Shortbread

keto shortbread

If you love caramel, shortbread, and chocolate – but hate carbs – this is the recipe for you. It’s rich, decadent, and packed with flavor – but it won’t kick you out of fat-burning mode.

22. Keto Sugar Cookies

sugar cookies

Sugar cookies have never been healthy. That is, until now. This recipe completely eschews the carbohydrates, and ultimately only contains a miniscule 2 grams of net carbs per serving.

23. Keto Breakfast Burrito

This keto breakfast burrito is very healthy, and also endlessly customizable. Try adding some crispy chopped bacon, extra cheese, or avocado to the mix.

24. Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Fat Bombs

chocolate chip cookie fat bombs

These fat bombs taste just like chocolate chip cookies. Enough said.

25. Keto Pumpkin Pie Spiced Waffles

Everyone loves a nice crispy waffle, and (almost) everyone loves pumpkin pie. This recipe combines the best of both worlds, and you can even add your favorite sugar-free maple syrup, on top.

26. Keto Chocolate Mousse Cake

low carb chocolate mousse cake recipe

If you love chocolate and mousse, this is a great keto variation. Replace regular flour with almond flour, and add some extra eggs, to make sure the volume of this cake is epically large. Each bite tastes like heaven, and you’ll probably be able to fool your whole family into thinking this isn’t low carb.

27. Keto Tacos

low carb tacos recipe

If there’s one thing we love – it’s a great taco. This keto recipe has you making the taco shells out of cheese, and we love to add a little hot sauce to the proceedings, to spice things up even more.

28. Keto Mediterranean Omelet

keto omlette

This fresh and tasty omelet is a great way to start your day, and you can add extra cheese and bacon to bring up the protein content even more.

29. Keto Breakfast Sandwich

keto breakfast sandwich

This breakfast sandwich works at any time of day. Mix in more cheese, crumbled bacon, and some crushed red pepper, to make it even more flavorful.

30. Keto Cinnamon Rolls

keto cinnamon rolls

These keto cinnamon rolls have been shared nearly 200,000 times on social media. You’re going to want to try them – trust us.

31. Keto Pancakes

low carb pancakes

With only 4 grams of net carbs, these keto pancakes are a great breakfast for a sleep weekend morning. Try them with keto hot chocolate, or with your favorite version of keto coffee.

32. Keto Bagels

low carb bagels

Bagels are a classic high carb treat, and the ‘everything’ bagel takes it even further. Using just 5 ingredients, and replacing the traditional flour with almond flour, they’re a great way to indulge – but still stay low carb.

33. Keto Pizza

low carb pizza

With 300,000 shares on social media, this keto pizza is absolutely delicious. You can mix and match with your favorite toppings, and add some extra cheese for even more protein.

34. Keto Banana Bread

sugar free banana bread

While traditional banana bread is loaded with carbohydrates, this keto version only contains 2 grams of net carbs per slice.

35. Keto Broccoli Cheddar Soup

This keto soup is loaded with nutrition, and you can add even more flavor by sprinkling in some extra bacon.

36. Keto Maple Pecan Bars

low carb maple pecan bars recipe

These maple pecan bars may taste like their loaded with sugar, but they’re not. However, be sure to replace the traditional flour with almond flour, and the sugar with erythritol (or a blend – we like Swerve.)

37. Keto Pizza Soup

keto soup

This keto pizza soup is very tasty, but a little bit higher on the carb side. Be sure to check the nutrition for this recipe, and factor in the rest of your day, before consuming.

38. Keto Cinnamon Almond Shake

Technically this is a breakfast shake, but the truth is – it’s great at any time of the day. You can mix in some sugar-free chocolate chips as well, to add in even more flavor.

39. Keto Frosty

A classic drive-thru choice, this keto frosty retains the flavor, but leaves out all of the sugar and carbs. Mix in a hint of mint, or some crushed up, sugar-free chocolate chips.

40. Keto Fries

keto low carb fries

We all love french fries, but no one loves the carb load that comes with them. Try this keto variation, and add your favorite toppings to make them even more interesting.

41. Keto French Toast

keto french toast

With over 13,000 shares on social media, this french toast is crowd approved. We like to sprinkle some confectioner’s style erythritol on top, to really re-create that classic french toast breakfast experience.

42. Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake Shake

low carb pumpkin cheesecake shake recipe

If you’ve ever wanted to re-create pumpkin pie in smoothie form – this is the recipe for you. We like to add some sugar-free chocolate chips, and some cinnamon, to really make this shake stand out.

43. Keto Pepperoni Chips

pepperoni chips

With just one ingredient, this is by far the simplest recipe on our list. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have some of the most flavor. Try cooking them for one extra minute, for an even crispier version.

44. Keto Cheesy Bacon Ranch Chicken

cheesy bacon ranch chicken

Want some high-quality protein, that tastes like a pizza? This is definitely the perfect recipe for you. Sprinkle on some extra cheese, or throw in some pepperoni, if you’re feeling adventurous.

45. Keto Christmas Crack

low carb recipe

This addictive keto treat works great during the holidays, but truthfully you can enjoy it during any time of year. You can drizzle almond butter on top, or try pecans, sugar-free chocolate chips, or even sugar-free candy canes.

46. Keto Baby Back Ribs

keto ribs
Baby Back Ribs + BBQ sauce

Love ribs? You’re not alone. This keto (and Instant Pot) recipe is loaded with flavor, and these ribs couldn’t be easier to make. Add in some extra hot sauce, for a spicier experience.

47. Keto Mac And Cheese

Mac and cheese is a comfort food classic, and this version is no different. Try sprinkling in some extra bacon, or even mix in some extra cheese.

48. Keto Bacon And Egg Fat Bombs

bacon egg fat bombs

These easy-to-make bacon and egg fat bombs are like an entire breakfast, all rolled into one. Highly recommended.

49. Keto 1 Minute Chocolate Chip Cookies

chocolate chip cookies

Have only one minute to make dessert? You’ll definitely want to go with this keto chocolate chip cookie recipe.

50. Keto Chocolate Mug Cake

chocolate mug cake

For some reason, everything just tastes better in a mug. This keto-friendly chocolate mug cake is decadent, delicious, and tastes great at any time of day.

Measure Your Ketones

If you regularly check your ketone levels, make sure you use our ketone levels chart. And if you want a more accurate reading, make sure you check out our ketone breath monitor – we’re the first clinically backed ketone breath device, with results as accurate as blood testing devices.

Author

Casey Thaler, NASM-CPT, FNS

Casey is one of the most highly-regarded voices in the paleo and keto communities. He has written over 200 articles on health, science, nutrition, and fitness. As a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist, he has also helped thousands of people lose weight, look younger, and live their healthiest lives. He is also the author of the best-selling title, The Essential Instant Pot Keto Cookbook.

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