22 Easy Ketogenic Recipes to Try This Fall


When the air gets chilly and sweaters make a comeback, we’re ready to dive into a big bowl of something warm and cozy. And the best news? Plenty of keto-friendly dishes fit the bill (and many also involve bacon). We’ll prove it with 22 easy ketogenic recipes to try this fall.

80 Keto Dinner Recipe Ideas to Try Tonight

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  • Time Commitment: 25 minutes

  • Why We Love It: ready in <30 minutes, <10 ingredients

With all the meat and cheese your heart desires, the keto diet is pretty swell. But sometimes you want something that won’t leave you feeling weighed down. These “nests” are high in protein and fat, but go easy on the dairy. (Plus, they’re darn cute.)

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  • Time Commitment: 35 minutes

  • Why We Love It: low sugar, gluten free, crowd pleaser

There’s nothing like a new finger food to make even the most boring football game completely fascinating.

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  • Time Commitment: 35 minutes

  • Why We Love It: sheet pan recipe, beginner-friendly

PSA: Comfort food doesn’t have to be unhealthy or require a thousand dishes. This gorgeous meal requires one sheet pan and just 35 minutes.

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Hey Keto Mama

  • Time Commitment: 20 minutes

  • Why We Love It: ready in <30 minutes, beginner-friendly

Whether you’re nursing yourself back from the inevitable sick day or just crave the soup equivalent of being curled up in front of a roaring fire, this keto-friendly wonder is your ticket.

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I Heart Umami

  • Time Commitment: 25 minutes

  • Why We Love It: ready in <30 minutes, high protein

Almost as easy as ordering takeout, and so much more delicious. Use skirt steak, beef flap, flank or sirloin, make sure it’s sliced ​​thinly on the bias and give it enough time to marinate for the best results.

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Low Carb Yum

  • Time Commitment: 15 minutes

  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, ready in <15 minutes, <500 calories

This unicorn does exist. Instead of pasta, you’ll find tender cauliflower florets, and instead of breadcrumbs, it’s crisp pork rinds. (They’re technically optional, but we wouldn’t skip ’em.)

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Hey Keto Mama

  • Time Commitment: 45 minutes

  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly

The shells for these tacos might sound impossible to make (not to mention a little out there), that is until you realize they start with a bag of crushed up pork rind snacks.

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Leslie Grow/Keto In an Instant

  • Time Commitment: 15 minutes

  • Why We Love It: Instant Pot recipe, ready in <15 minutes, <10 ingredients

Use any type of sausage you prefer—kielbasa, chorizo ​​and Italian sausage are all great—and depending on what you choose, you can really change the flavor profile of this soup. (The goes for the greens. Hate kale? Try spinach or Swiss chard.)

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Helene DuJardin/The Essential Vegan Keto Cookbook

  • Time Commitment: 35 minutes

  • Why We Love It: vegan, low sugar, high protein

The ketogenic diet may be all butter and heavy cream, but this dish is proof that you can eat plant based at the same time. (Thanks, creamy coconut milk.)

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Donna Griffith/The Primal Gourmet Cookbook

  • Time Commitment: 4 hours, 55 minutes

  • Why We Love It: high protein, low sugar, paleo

You can never have too many roast chicken recipes in your back pocket. This one is flavored with southeast African piri piri peppers for a kick, but if you can’t source them, use fruity, mild red finger or Anaheim chiles instead.

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Melissa Sevigny/Squeaky Clean Keto

  • Time Commitment: 55 minutes

  • Why We Love It: crowd pleaser, <10 ingredients, no sugar

That game day staple is back on the menu. These bites are low-carb, keto-friendly and baked instead of fried. Read: They’re giving buffalo sauce a run for its money.

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Dana Carpender/Keto for One

  • Time Commitment: 15 minutes

  • Why We Love It: ready in <15 minutes, <10 ingredients, high protein

It’s a weeknight and you really because pasta. Well, have you ever tried Japanese shirataki noodles? They’re made with konjac starch, so they have practically no calories and tons of fiber.

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Leslie Grow/Keto in an Instant

  • Time Commitment: 20 minutes

  • Why We Love It: ready in <30 minutes, Instant Pot recipe, gluten free, high protein

Behold, a butter chicken that has the same flavor as your takeout go-to, but far away from the bread basket. (We love you, naan.) Pair it with sautéed cauliflower rice and more cilantro to complete the experience.

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The Modern Proper

  • Time Commitment: 4 hours

  • Why We Love It: slow cooker recipe, dairy free, gluten free, Whole30

Sure, it fits the bill for keto and paleo dieters, but you wouldn’t know it by taste alone. With chuck roast, ground beef and plenty of vegetables and spices, you won’t miss the beans one bit.

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Two Sleevers

  • Time Commitment: 29 minutes

  • Why We Love It: vegetarian, <30 minutes, <10 ingredients, Instant Pot recipe

low carb? check. Works as a main or a side? check. Bonus points for gorgeous presentation? You already know we’re making this for dinner tonight.

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The Defined Dish

  • Time Commitment: 25 minutes

  • Why We Love It: ready in <30 minutes, Instant Pot recipe, gluten free

Swapping the usual noodles for cauliflower ‘rice’ keeps this soup cozy, but lightens up the carb content.

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Christopher Testani/Instant Family Meals

  • Time Commitment: 20 minutes

  • Why We Love It: Instant Pot recipe, no sugar, ready in <30 minutes

Aside from the fact that it’s lightning fast and full of flavor, we love that this Instant Pot number isn’t designed to be diet food at all—a happy (keto) accident, friends.

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All Day I Dream About Food

  • Time Commitment: 1 hour, 5 minutes

  • Why We Love It: crowd pleaser, vegetarian

Skip the canned stuff and make this jazzed up version of a childhood fave. The secret to getting a thick, velvety texture is adding zucchini, then blending it with the jammy, oven-roasted tomatoes.

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Food Faith Fitness

  • Time Commitment: 40 minutes

  • Why We Love It: under 500 calories, <10 ingredients

When nothing will satisfy your craving but a creamy, rich casserole, look no further. This one comes together with ingredients you can count on your hands, and it only dirties one or two dishes in the process.

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The Modern Proper

  • Time Commitment: 40 minutes

  • Why We Love It: make ahead, gluten free

Yep, teenage snack time bliss is totally on your diet. Even better, these can be frozen and reheated for on-the-go breakfasts and last-minute meals.

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The Defined Dish

  • Time Commitment: 20 minutes

  • Why We Love It: one pan, ready in <30 minutes, gluten free

Crumbled sausage is the star for easy flavor, and searing the gnocchi instead of boiling it yields an irresistibly crisp texture. Besides, fresh basil has a way of making everything taste like you spent way more time cooking than you really did.

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  • Time Commitment: 35 minutes

  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, gluten free, vegetarian

Think of these minis like cheater’s pizza: There’s no dough to make and they take less than an hour to prepare. But don’t worry, plenty of cheese is still involved.

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