It’s late, you are tired and simply don’t feel like spending too much time in the kitchen, but you also want a healthy and nutritious meal? It seems like all you really need are some good quick keto dinner recipes!
Whether you are in a rush or you just ran out of some good ideas, these recipes are definitely going to provide you with a few creative yet delicious combos that will satisfy your food craving! Don’t forget to choose your favorite one (like that’s easy), and share it with us!
Our Top 9 Picks
1. Low Carb Cauliflower Mac and Cheese with Keto Cheese Sauce
How about starting our list of quick keto dinner recipes with some good old mac & cheese? If you have been practicing a ketogenic diet for a while now, you know how traditional mac & cheese contains many ingredients that are not quite keto-friendly or gluten-free. On the other hand, that’s why we’re here – to remind you that a keto diet offers many healthy and delicious versions of our favorite meals!
Although you won’t find ”real” pasta in this 30-minute recipe, cauliflower and the rest of these ingredients are definitely going to fulfill a food craving!
P.S. We believe that secret is in this insanely delicious and creamy low-carb cheese sauce. Let us know what your favorite part of this tasty meal was!
Get full recipe here: Wholesomeyum.com
2. Creamy Garlic Parmesan Chicken Breasts with Mushrooms
Taking a skillet and mixing some of your favorite keto ingredients can sometimes truly give the best, most delicious and the quickest results. Well, at least this recipe comes as a quite good example for that part, wouldn’t you agree? It takes only 25 minutes to prepare everything, and, at the same time, you are getting an excellent and pretty tasteful dish.
Butter, olive oil and heavy cream are important parts of the sauce and, at the same time, ingredients that are highly rich in fats – that part makes this meal extremely keto-friendly. On the other hand, chicken is a great source of protein, which implies this meal can also come as a handy after-gym solution.
P.S. You can also use this recipe if you need a quick, but effective way to impress your family or guests with your cooking skills!
Get full recipe here: Eatwell 101
3. Keto Chicken Lettuce Wraps
If you are up for turning your dinner into a healthy yet delicious snack, keep reading because this recipe is going to provide you with nothing but that! Lettuce sometimes seems like a long-forgotten traditional ingredient our grandma used to make us eat. But, meanwhile, we all grew up and became fond of healthy food on our own, right?
Well, that’s especially the case when you know how delicious it can be when you prepare it the right way! This simple recipe combines blue cheese, yogurt, walnuts, raspberries, chives, and chicken.
Doesn’t seem a likable combo to you? Give us some of your own examples on how to set your perfect lettuce salad!
Get full recipe here: brit.co
4. Keto Garlic Chicken with Broccoli and Spinach
Green veggies somehow turn out to be my favorite part of every meal which is exactly why I am a huge fan of recipes like one we have over here.
As I have already mentioned, spinach is definitely in a pretty high position in my top favorite vegetables. Not only it is extremely easy to prepare, but it’s also loaded with plenty of valuable nutrients.
In other words, it’s a rich source of iron, fiber, vitamins, magnesium, potassium, etc. Leafy, dark greens such as spinach are quite important when it comes to taking care of our hair, bones, and skin health. Oh, and did I mention it’s always a perfect ingredient if you want some low-calorie dinner options?
In addition to that, you may already be familiar with how great broccoli is when it comes to protecting your cardiovascular system, aiding digestion, reducing the risk of diabetes, etc.
So, which green veggies would you prefer to combine in your own version of this recipe?
Get full recipe here: Gimme Delicious
5. 19-minute Keto Chicken Tomato Zoodles
It seems not many of our top-recipe lists can go without including zoodles. Well, we really can’t help it since zucchini comes as a great choice when you want to replace regular noodles or pasta with some healthy, low-carb solution.
Not only they are quite delicious, but we are talking about an ingredient that is extremely keto-friendly. In other words, one cup of sliced zucchini has approximately 19 calories which makes it easy to combine with plenty of other ingredients that possibly contain more calories as well as include it in a diet if you want to lose weight. Either you eat raw or cooked zucchini, you are packed with fibers, vitamins, manganese, lutein, and lots of other important nutrients.
How do you prepare zoodles? Well, I would definitely recommend vegetable spiralizer to make the process of turning zucchini into zoodles much easier and to reduce it to a few seconds. I must admit I was quite lazy so it took me a while before I got one, but it quickly became inevitable as well as one of my favorite kitchen tools. Don’t repeat my mistake and wait for too long – get it right away and enjoy plenty of creative and healthy food combos you can prepare with it!
Get full recipe here: Healthy Laura
6. Keto Poached Butter Shrimp
I used to think seafood is a quite expensive and fancy ingredient whose preparation requires lots of time so I wasn’t keen on adding it to my menu. It took me a while, but I finally realized that the truth is somewhere else. In other words, it’s easy to cook, healthy and suitable for adding it to your weekly menu (according to price and other elements) as well as to these quick keto dinner recipes.
Seafood is also an excellent source of fatty acids that’s endowed with plenty of important nutrients like selenium, potassium, vitamins, and many others. It’s also adaptable to your favorite spices, sauces, and herbs – and this magnificent tasty recipe proves nothing but that!
Get full recipe here: Bulletproof
7. Broccoli, onion and cheese-tart
If you are up for a delicious yet healthy combo of flavors, this tart is a perfect dinner choice! It doesn’t contain many ingredients, it’s delicious, easy to prepare, and you can have it in less than 30 minutes. Seriously, what more can we ask for?
In addition to that, how often do you add cheese to your meals? This ingredient is highly recommended in a ketogenic diet since most of the cheese types are high in fat and low in carbs. To be precise, cheddar cheese is made of 72% of fats, 26% of protein and only 2% of carb. It’s a great source of saturated fats, but the good thing is that researches haven’t actually shown that part increases the risk of potential heart diseases.
Get full recipe here: Redonline.co.uk
8. Keto Ground Beef Enchiladas
One of my favorite things to do whenever I go to a new country is to try out the best of their specific, domestic food. Well, since Mexico is still on my ‘to-do list’, I have nothing to do but to search for comfort in quick keto dinner recipes like this one. To tell you a truth, it totally works!
So, what makes this recipe keto-friendly? First of all, it replaces corn with cheese. We have already mentioned some cheese benefits in the previous recipe – but, what about corn? Well, you probably already know that unofficial rule that describes veggies that grow under the ground as less keto-friendly ingredients since they contain more carbs. The same rule works in the opposite direction, which implies those that grow above the ground are more suitable for ketogenic diet.
On the other hand, every rule has exceptions the same as legumes are in this case. To be precise, beans, peas, lentils, and grains like quinoa or corn are pretty high in carbs. Eating them is not going to keep you below 20 g of carbs per day, which is a recommended amount while being on keto.
So, nothing actually left to do but to let your imagination run wild and seek some more traditional recipes you can turn into some tasty keto-friendly options!
Get full recipe here: Hip2Keto
9. Keto Smoked Salmon Plate
Less is definitely more sometimes, wouldn’t you agree? If you run out of ideas for quick keto dinner recipes and simply don’t know what to cook, here you have a perfect option – especially when you know this meal doesn’t demand cooking at all. Coupled with that, it contains only 5 ingredients: smoked salmon, baby spinach, mayonnaise, olive oil, and lime.
Feel free to replace salmon with any other delicious fatty fish, like herring, sardines, anchovies, etc. Any healthy solution that doesn’t require cooking and spending time in the kitchen will be suitable since we all need a break from time to time, don’t we?
Treat yourself – just lay on your couch, turn on your favorite movie and enjoy this simple, healthy and guilt-free delicacy!
Get full recipe here: Diet Doctor
The best thing about these quick keto dinner recipes is that you can always change a list of ingredients, play around, explore and search for some interesting options that suit your preferences better. They are actually here to provide you with some good ideas, but the rest is really up to you. And, don’t forget, sharing is caring – that’s why we can’t wait to see your own creative combos!
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