It’s pretty much impossible to check your Pinterest (or Instagram, or Facebook) feed without coming across a keto recipe—it seems like everyone and their mom is on the keto diet these days.
But it can be hard to wade through all those recipes to see which you should actually try. After all, if you’re on a keto diet there are three major requirements that need to be met: The recipes have to be high in fat, low in carbs, and taste delicious, of course.
Still, it’s a good idea to look a little deeper too. “It’s important to look out for the source of fat in recipes,” says Beth Warren, R.D.N., founder of Beth Warren Nutrition and author of Living a Real Life with Real Food. “Your goal is to choose fats that do not promote inflammation and are more anti-inflammatory.”
When you can, she recommends looking for avocado or olive oils over vegetable oils. Nuts are a good ingredient to look for, too, Warren says, since they’re usually packed with nutrients and can help fill you up.
Keeping those guidelines in mind, here are several delicious keto recipes to try on your own. There’s a mix of everything here—from “treat yo’self” fancy dinners to quick, on-the-go meals or snacks, so you’ll never get bored.
1. Low-Carb Keto Chicken Parmesan
You definitely don’t need to have pasta to enjoy Italian food on the keto diet.
Per serving: 621 calories, 34 g fat, 6 g carbs, 3 g sugar, 1 g fiber, 67 g protein.
2. Instant Pot Bolognese Sauce
Did you know one of Jenna Jameson’s fave meals is bolognese?
Per serving: 191 calories, 8.5 g fat, 12.5 g carbs, 6.5 g sugar, 0.5 g fiber, 12 g protein.
3. Easy Pumpkin Soup
Is there a more perfect October dinner than pumpkin soup? Definitely not.
Per serving: 120 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated), 7 g carbs, 2 g sugar, 786 mg sodium, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.
4. Frozen Cookie Dough Bites
There’s only one thing better than cookie dough: frozen, chocolate-covered cookie dough.
Per serving: 85 calories, 8 g fat 4 g saturated), 3 g carbs, 22 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.
5. Keto Sheet Pan Burgers With Bacon & Jalapeno
This recipe is why the keto diet is so special—it lets you have bacon cheeseburgers.
Per serving: 608 calories, 46 g fat, 5 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 42 g protein.
6. Keto Baked Fish with Lemon Butter
Good-for-you fish with a surprising little kick.
Per serving: 461 calories, 47 g fat (26 g saturated), 7 g carbs, 2 g sugar, 1545 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.
7. Baked Jerk Chicken
Have your chicken with a serious side of spice.
Per serving: 365 calories, 22 g fat, 2.5 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 35 g protein.
8. Grilled Chicken and Peanut Sauce
Per serving: 492 calories, 33 g fat, 3 g carbs, 41 g protein.
9. Philly Cheesesteak Wraps
You don’t need to give up these yummy subs when you go keto.
Per serving: 445 calories, 32 g fat, 3 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein.
10. Low-Carb Breakfast Casserole with Sausage and Cheese
This easy, six-ingredient casserole is perfect for hosting brunch at yours.
Per serving: 281 calories, 23 g fat, 1 g carbs, 0 g sugar, 0.1 g fiber, 17 g protein.
11. Keto Pancakes
Because pancakes deserve a place in every diet.
Per serving: 261 calories, 23 g fat, 6 g carbs, 1 g sugar, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein.
12. Garlic Herb Grilled Chicken Breast
Juicy chicken you can serve with just about anything.
Per serving: 187 calories, 6 g fat, 32 g protein.
13. Cream Cheese Jalapeno Poppers with Bacon
Sure, it’s not exactly health food—but sometimes you’ve just got to splurge.
Per serving: 49 calories, 4 g fat, 1 g carbs, 0 g sugar, 0 g fiber, 2 g protein.
14. Chicken Zucchini Noodle Alfredo
All the deliciousness of chicken alfredo, sans carbs.
Per serving: 407 calories, 30 g fat (17 g saturated), 5 g carbs, 2 g sugar, 1017 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein.
15. Blackened Salmon with Avocado Salsa
Your fish game just went up a notch.
Per serving: 445 calories, 31 g fat (6 g saturated), 10 g carbs, 1 g sugar, 72 mg sodium, 7 g fiber, 35 g protein.
16. Egg Roll in a Bowl
You won’t even miss the crispy shell—promise.
Per serving: 489 calories, 25 g fat (7 g saturated), 18 g carbs, 8 g sugar, 960 mg sodium, 4 g fiber, 47 g protein.
17. Low-Carb Buffalo Chicken Soup
Your fave game day snack—minus the carbs, and the mess.
Per serving: 270 calories, 16 g fat, 4 g carbs, 1 g sugar, 0.4 g fiber, 27 g protein.
18. Keto Crack Chicken
Anything is better topped with bacon, TBH.
Per serving: 437 calories, 28 g fat, 5 g carbs, 420 mg sodium, 0 g fiber, 41 g protein.
19. Instant Pot Lemon Chicken With Garlic
This is the move for a cozy Sunday night in.
Per serving: 558 calories, 46 g fat (15 g saturated), 6 g carbs, 1 g sugar, 268 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein.
20. Keto Low-Carb Chili
Who needs beans when you have this delicious, meaty chili?
Per serving: 306 calories, 18 g fat, 13 g carbs, 5 g sugar, 3 g fiber, 23 g protein.
21. Instant Pot Greek Chicken
Pair this with some leafy greens and cauliflower rice and you’ve got a full-fledged keto meal.
Per serving: 433 calories, 34 g fat (8 g saturated), 6 g carbs, 1040 mg sodium, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein.
22. Easy Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Name a better keto pair—I’ll wait.
Per serving: 291 calories, 25 g fat, 5 g carbs, 1 g sugar, 1 g fiber, 13 g protein.
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23. Easy Low-Carb Taco Soup
You won’t even miss the taco shell (or soft tortilla)—promise.
Per serving: 309 calories, 24 g fat, 7 g carbs, 2 g sugar, 1 g fiber, 13 g protein.
24. Easy Tomato Feta Soup
You won’t be mourning your grilled cheese with the addition of feta in this tomato soup.
Per serving: 170 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated), 10 g carbs, 6 g sugar, 464 mg sodium, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.
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25. Loaded Cauliflower Soup
Consider this the keto-friendly version of loaded potato soup.
Per serving: 323 calories, 26 g fat (16 g saturated), 13 g carbs, 6 g sugar, 1508 mg sodium, 5 g fiber, 14 g protein.
26. Slow Cooker Low-Carb Beef Short Ribs
Picture it: These beef short ribs are cooking in your slow cooker on a chilly Sunday afternoon. Heaven, right?
Per serving: 489 calories, 42 g fat (17 g saturated), 3 g carbs, 1 g sugar, 179 mg sodium, 16 g protein.
27. Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings
Guys, these are chicken wings made in a slow cooker. Winning all around.
Per serving: 426 calories, 34 g fat, 1 g carbs, 0 g sugar, 0 g fiber, 27 g protein.
28. Artichoke Spinach Dip
If you’re looking for a snack to serve next Sunday, I think you’ve found it.
Per serving: 231 calories, 19 g fat, 3 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 13 g protein.
29. Easy Crock Pot Chicken Stew
It’s chicken stew with cream…what more could you ask for?
Per serving: 228 calories, 11 g fat, 6 g carbs, 23 g protein.
30. Keto Burrito Bowl
Who needs rice when you’ve got, uh, cauliflower rice? Chipotle, are you listening?
Per serving: 306 calories, 20 g fat, 7.5 g carbs (4.5 g net), 3 g fiber, 24 g protein.
31. Cauliflower Mash
Cauliflower + butter = your new favorite side dish.
Per serving: 151 calories, 14 g fat (9 g saturated), 6 g carbs, 3 g sugar, 418 mg sodium, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.
32. Supreme Green Bean Casserole
Yes, green bean casserole is a Thanksgiving staple, but who says you can’t eat it whenever you damn well please?
Per serving: 300 calories, 25 g fat (12 g saturated), 6 g carbs, 776 mg sodium, 2 g fiber, 12 g protein.
33. Low-Carb Paleo Cauliflower Stuffing
You know how you can use cauliflower in place of potatoes? Well, you can do it for bread in this recipe, too.
Per serving: 95 calories, 7 g fat, 7 g carbs, 3 g sugar, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.
34. Chicken Cacciatore
“Pasta, who?” –you after trying this recipe.
Per serving (1 thigh with 1/2 cup sauce): 133 calories, 3 g fat (0.5 g saturated), 10.5 g carbs, 273 mg sodium, 5 g sugar, 1 g fiber, 14 g protein.
35. Creamy Salsa Chicken
You’re going to be mixing salsa and cream cheese so much more often after trying this one.
Per serving: 310 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated), 4 g carbs, 2 g sugar, 720 mg sodium, 43 g protein.