Easy Keto Dinner Recipes (2024)

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50+ deliciouseasy keto dinner recipesfor busy weeknights. Chill out friends, we’ve got this! These simple and healthy low carb dinners are sure to please the whole family.

Hey there, friend, you look busy. You ARE busy, what with work and family and other social obligations.

Seems to me that you could use a nice big collection of keto dinner ideas to streamline your hectic life. Am I right?

Of course I am. That’s why I put together this awesome list ofeasy keto dinners. Because you know what? I am just like you. I’m busy, and overwhelmed, and I need more easy ideas too.

Simplify your keto diet routine

We all have a knack for making things unnecessarily complicated sometimes.

Who doesn’t, right? You automatically think things are going to have more steps or require more work than they actually do. And you automatically think you have more time to do it than you really do.

But weeknight dinners need to be easy. We’re all so busy these days, none of us have the time or the inclination to spend hours in the kitchen preparing a gourmet keto meal.

Well, my friends, I wrote the book on Easy Keto Dinners (quite literally!), and I want to help you streamline the process and make things easier for you and your family.


One of the most important components of creating easy keto recipes is having the right ingredients on hand. My comprehensive list of keto pantry staples is designed to help you identify the basics.

Stock your freezer with plenty of hearty protein like ground beef and chicken thighs.

And make sure you have a good selection of fresh and frozen vegetables. Frozen cauliflower rice and pre-cut zucchini noodles are a godsend for quick keto meals.

I also recommend having eggs, cream cheese, cheese, and bacon in the fridge. And plenty of spices and herbs for flavor.

Cooking methods

When it comes to easy keto dinner ideas, it’s important to consider the method in which the dish is being cooked. Is there a lot of prep work? Do you need to stand there stirring constantly? Or can you just dump in all the ingredients and attend to other concerns?

Don’t be fooled by overall cooking time. Prep time is a much better indicator of how easy a recipe is. Recipes that take hours in a slow cooker sometimes require much less active work than one that takes 30 minutes in a skillet.

Some of my favorite quick recipes are soups, casseroles, and stir fry.

Utilize your Instant Pot or air fryer, if you have them. They can really cut down on the time it takes to get a healthy dinner to the table.

Be sure to check out all of my keto instant pot recipes!

The Best Easy Keto Meals

Now on to the recipes! These are 50 of the best and easiest low carb dinner recipes you could possibly hope for. They are broken out by main ingredient so you can easily find what just the dish you crave.


  • Keto Taco Pie
  • Mexican Cauliflower Rice
  • Stuffed Pepper Skillet
  • Keto Korean Beef
  • Air Fryer Steak Bites
  • Keto Beef Stew
  • Short Rib Chili
  • Mexican Shredded Beef
  • Keto Meatball Casserole
  • Cheeseburger Casserole
  • Keto Mongolian Beef


  • Tomato Basil Chicken
  • Keto Chicken Fajitas
  • Jalapeno Popper Chicken
  • Chicken Broccoli Casserole
  • Keto Salsa Chicken
  • Tuscan Chicken Soup
  • Easy Pizza Chicken
  • Keto Jerk Chicken
  • Caprese Chicken
  • Sheet Pan Chicken and Vegetables
  • Chicken Yakitori
  • Keto Chicken Enchilada Skillet


  • Easy Keto Pork Tenderloin
  • Keto Pulled Pork
  • Crustless Pizza
  • Air Fryer Pork Chops
  • Italian Sausage Soup
  • The Best Keto Ribs


  • Keto Seafood Chowder
  • Oven Roasted Salmon
  • Keto Bacon Shrimp Chowder
  • Easy Keto Jambalaya
  • Keto Tuna Patties
  • Air Fryer Fish Sticks
  • Keto Crab Cakes

More Easy Keto Dinner Ideas

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Nutritional Disclaimer

Please note that I am not a medical or nutritional professional. I am simply recounting and sharing my own experiences on this blog. Nothing I express here should be taken as medical advice and you should consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I provide nutritional information for my recipes simply as a courtesy to my readers. It is calculated using MacGourmet software and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count, as it does not affect my own blood glucose levels. I do my best to be as accurate as possible but you should independently calculate nutritional information on your own before relying on them.I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

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  1. Melissa says

    What an incredible collection of recipes — thank you so much!! I’ve saved many of them to Paprika (If you’re not familiar with Paprika, it’s a wonderful recipe manager software and app that syncs between my laptop and phone — it’s a life saver for meal planning and grocery shopping!) so that when I sit down to meal plan, they’re already there for me to choose from. I have all of your cookbooks and must download at least one recipe a day from you to the app. (I sound like a commercial, but I promise I’m just a real person who loves Keto and your blog — and Paprika.) Blessings — keep the amazing recipes coming!


  2. Cheryl B says

    Are these recipes available as digital downloads for purchase? I just don’t have time to print out this many recipes.
    Thanks for the awesome recipes.


    • Carolyn says

      Not at the moment. You might like the Kindle version of my book, Easy Keto Dinners, though. Not the same recipes (a few crossovers) but it’s a good one! https://amzn.to/2LIaDnL


  3. Mary says

    I want to order the cookbook but don’t want to go through amazon, they tried to automatically enroll me in a membership charging monthly fees. Had to cancel my card. Any other way to order


    • Carolyn says

      Barnes and Noble carries it too!


  4. Robin says

    Thank you so much! I’m doing Modified Atkins Diet for seizure control and LOVE keto recipes! The MAD is working and I feel great. Thank you for all you do!


  5. Brenda Moore says

    Taco pie: absolutely deli and so easy. Everyone in my family loves it!! Try it. You won’t regret it.


    • Brenda Moore says

      Not ‘deli’; delicious! ????????????


      • Carolyn says

        Haha, stupid autocorrect.


  6. Valérie Bilinski says

    I need your cookbooks.need means that are taste butalso quick. love your vifeod


  7. Heather says

    Are all of these recipes in one of your cookbooks? They look perfect. I just prefer a printed cookbook. Thank you!


    • Carolyn says

      No, they are not. A few are but publishers want original material in printed cookbooks. Many readers simply print my recipes and keep them in a binder.


  8. Lisa Mikkelsen says

    I would love to make one or all of these recipes, but I can’t find any links. Help!


    • Carolyn says

      All the recipes are linked by the name of the recipe right under each photo. Are they not working for you?


  9. Bee says

    Awesome roundup! Looks like I have all the meals I’ll need for the week!


  10. Ann says

    I looked through your recipes and think they will work for me. I have COPD and it’s hard for me to cook so my recipes must be simple. Thank you. Will keep watch for your future posts.


    • Carolyn says

      Hope it helps!


  11. Debbie says

    Thank u for listing the top 5 Keto books of 2017 I bought all of them but I did have to return Keto Slow Cooker & one pot meals.


    • Carolyn says

      Oh dear. Did it not suit you? Good to know.


  12. Kassandra says

    Absolutely wonderful recipes! Thank you! My daughters and I are on the keto diet and always looking for easy yummy recipes! Thanks again! 😉


  13. Monica M says

    I can’t wait to try these recipes!


  14. CJ Maust says

    Carolyn, I’ve been a low-carber on and off for several years when I needed to get my BP and cholesterol under control. It worked! However, I tend to get in a rut so you have changed my life, dear girl! I have not found one of your recipes that didn’t hit it out of the park for me. I am a loyal fan for sure! Thanks a bunch!


    • Carolyn says

      Well, thank you. That makes me smile!


  15. janet says

    Thanks for this post, I am always on the look out for new blogs I haven’t discovered yet and you have provided a couple. I am also on the look out for new dinner recipes ( this is not to say I don’t appreciate your dessert recipes cause boy do I ) but my husband cannot eat red meat of any kind so this makes it even harder to make a low carb dinner for us. I have gotten used to subbing ground turkey for beef and have discovered that using broth from dried porcinis gives it a very beefy flavor. Now I have a few more recipes to try, Thanks for that.


    • Carolyn says

      Great tip on the mushroom broth!


  16. KalynsKitchen says

    I’m all about easy, especially at dinner time, so I love these ideas! And thanks for featuring a couple of my favorites.


    • Carolyn says

      You’re welcome, Kalyn!


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