40 Quick & Easy Keto Recipes in Under 30 Minutes (2024)

Following a new diet can be both exciting and daunting and following through with that diet is never easy! However, if you have quick and easy recipes accessible at your fingertips it can put you on the road to success. The keto diet is all about indulging in foods that are low carb, high fat and moderate protein.

I’ve explored the internet to find you some of the most delicious recipes that will satisfy you all day long. These recipes range from breakfast ideas to lunch, snacks, dinner, and even decadents desserts. As a bonus, all of these recipes can be prepared in 30 minutes or LESS! So let’s dig into the most delicious keto-approved foods!


1. Energy-Boosting Bulletproof Coffee (3 Ways!)

Start your day off with a delicious energy-boosting drink! Bulletproof coffee is a great way to fuel your morning or afternoon if you’re feeling sluggish!

Combine the energy-boosting capacity of coffee with healthy fats of grass-fed butter, coconut oil, and heavy cream that actually make you feel full! This recipe has three different options, including a boozy version.

http://www.forkly.com/recipes/energy-boosting-bulletproof-coffee-3-ways/ PHOTO AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY


2. Starbucks Copycat Egg Bites: Fire-Roasted Red Pepper & Cheese

Starbucks has long been the coffee and breakfast-on-the-go queen and with their recent release of the Sous Vide Egg Bites, the craze has continued. Their bites are creamy and delicious and altogether fairly healthy, but they’re also super expensive – totaling just shy of $5 for two of them!

We took a look at their recipe and realized that it’s so easy to recreate them at home and with cleaner ingredients. And as a bonus, they’re made in the Instant Pot which helps make this recipe incredibly quick and easy!

http://www.forkly.com/recipes/starbucks-copycat-egg-bites-fire-roasted-red-pepper-cheese/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY


3. One-Minute Keto Mug Bread

If you’re a carb-loving human, you’re bound to crave bread from time to time. With this bread, you can whip it up in one minute, in the microwave and slice and enjoy whenever you please.

Since it’s fairly small and yields about 6 slices you can eat the whole loaf, guilt-free. It also toasts well, freezes for later, and is versatile for many different snack options. Cheese and meat? yup! Toasted with butter? sure! Spread with peanut butter? Oh heck yes you can!

http://www.forkly.com/recipes/one-minute-keto-mug-bread/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY


4. Low Carb bacon & Eggers

Breakfast sandwiches are one of the best grab-and-go meals especially if you order them from the drive-through! This recipe transforms a breakfast favorite into a keto-approved snack so that you can enjoy it any time of the day!

Sandwich a crispy piece of bacon and cheese between a hard-boiledegg. It’s so easy to do and could help to keep those carbcravings at bay!



5. Avocado Bacon And Eggs

Have you jumped on the latest avocado obsession? Most fruits are considered to be high in carbs, which is a no go on the Keto diet. Unlike traditional fruits, avocado is low in carbs and high in good healthy fats.

This breakfast recipe is a triple threat when it comes to necessary fats for the Keto diet. The combination of cheesy egg topped with crispy bacon will have your mouth watering just by the sight of it. Make sure to photograph this breakfast because it is definitely Instagram-worthy.



6. Bacon And Egg Cups

Bacon plays a special role in this breakfast recipe. It serves as a perfect edible cup for these delicious eggs. These cups are full of protein and even great for on-the-go mornings and if you live a busy lifestyle this is definitely what you need.

Further, if you like make-ahead recipes you’ll love this. They store well in the fridge for a couple of days and even freeze well. Be sure to double or triple this recipe so you never skip breakfast again.



7. Keto Egg Wraps

Who need tortillas when you can have an egg wrap! Pan cook some eggs like you would an omelet, thin and easy to roll up!

This recipe is easy to make especially when you fill the wraps with precooked bacon and sausage! Try making a whole batch because they freeze perfectly, too!

http://www.forkly.com/recipes/low-carb-breakfast-egg-wrap/ PHOTO & RECIPE HERE: FORKLY


8. Fast & Easy 5-Ingredient Keto Waffles

The next time you’re craving waffles be sure to try our easy recipe! It’s not only quick but requires just 5 simple ingredients too.

The combination of egg whites and coconut flour helps to make these waffles light and fluffy – just how we like them! They’re also sweetened with a keto-friendly sweetener called stevia. Serve them with your favorite keto-approved toppings!

http://www.forkly.com/recipes/fast-east-5-ingredient-keto-waffles/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY


9. Keto Spinach Dip

Dips are always a good idea for any party, gathering, or to indulge in a delicious snack by yourself. After all, spinach and artichoke dip is everyone’s restaurant favorite.

The dip is loaded with flavorful ingredients and only requires 15-20 minutes in the oven. Serve it hot with your favorite veggies or low-carb crackers.



10. Cajun Avocado Devilled Eggs

You can never go wrong with deviled eggs. They’re great for parties, potlucks, and holiday dinners! However, this time try something different and serve a platter of these delicious cajun avocado deviled eggs.

Our recipe adds avocado and Cajun seasoning to a traditional recipe. The avocado not only increases the fat content but also creates an unforgettable creamy texture while the Cajun seasoning gives the eggs an added zing!

http://www.forkly.com/recipes/cajun-avocado-deviled-eggs/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY


11. Keto Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits

These low-carb keto biscuits take less than 30 minutes and will crush those Red Lobster cravings you’re having! They’re tender, soft, cheesy, and oh so garlicky.

If you serve them to a crowd be prepared because everyone will be begging you for this recipe. As a bonus, your guests won’t even know they’re keto diet approved!



12. Charcuterie Kabobs

These no-bake kabobs are perfect for a potluck or party, or just for an afternoon snack! Choose your fav low-carb meats, cheeses, and other charcuterie ingredients and slide them onto a wooden skewer.

Furthermore, these kabobs are perfect for packed lunches and snacks and completely customizable! That’s a win in our books.

http://www.forkly.com/recipes/quick-and-easy-party-pleasing-charcuterie-kabobs/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY


13. Low-Carb Tuna Pickle Boats

Our tuna pickle boats went viral and there is no question as to why! This simple idea combines tuna salad with dill pickles and together they make epic finger food.

If you regularly eat tuna in your house, odds are you’ll already have all of the ingredients on hand. They literally take a couple of minutes to make and can effortlessly serve a crowd!

http://www.forkly.com/recipes/low-carb-keto-tuna-pickle-boats/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY


14. Keto-Friendly Baked Cheese Crisps

Do you love the idea of keto chips but want something a little bit more simple? Then be sure to give our baked cheese crisp recipe a try! This 1-ingredient recipe is insanely easy and will allow you to bake a large batch quickly!

These cheese crisps taste great on their own, however, you can serve them with your favorite keto dip too! Your friends will be amazed that these crisps are made from just 1 ingredient!

http://www.forkly.com/recipes/keto-friendly-baked-cheese-crisps/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY


15. Tuna Stuffed Avocados

You don’t need a tuna sandwich when you can snack on these delicious tuna stuffed avocados! This snack is loaded with healthy fats, is a great source of protein and will surely satisfy your taste buds.

To create this snack you’ll first need to prepare the tuna salad. This is made with cans of tuna, mayo, dijon mustard and a few additional ingredients that add flavor. Scoop the tuna salad onto the avocado and enjoy!



16. 5-Ingredient Mug Lasagna

Cut the carbs and save yourself some serious time and effort by making this 5-ingredient and keto-approved lasagna. It has all the fun layers we love about lasagna but without the carbs.

Instead of pasta, zucchini slices are used as a low-carb substitute. Once the layers of sauce, ricotta cheese and mozzarella are added you’ll hardly even notice it’s missing the lasagna noodles altogether.

http://www.forkly.com/recipes/5-ingredient-keto-mug-lasagna/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY


17. Low-Carb Buffalo Chicken Bites

If you love buffalo chicken wings or dip you are certainly going to love these delicious bites! This satisfying snack comes together in just 10 minutes!

Mini sweet peppers are the perfect size to host the creamy buffalo chicken. These delicious bites are loaded with flavor and cheesy goodness.

http://www.forkly.com/recipes/low-carb-buffalo-chicken-bites/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY


18. One-Minute Keto Cheesy Garlic Mug Bread

Most people on the Keto diet miss breada lot. But the carbs in traditional wheat bread are just way too high and easily make you slip out of ketosis! This cheesy garlic mug bread is low-carb, packed with flavor, and easy to whip up when the craving hits.

Whether you just need an afternoon snack or desperately want some garlic bread to go with dinner, we’ve got you covered with this easy microwave mug recipe. The ingredients are simple (you may even have them already!) and the instructions are straightforward, making this one of our favorite Keto snacks!

http://www.forkly.com/recipes/one-minute-keto-cheesy-garlic-mug-bread/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY


19. Keto Pigs In A Blanket

These party-friendly, lunch-box worthy hot-doggity bites are made to perfection in just 10 minutes of prep and 20 minutes of cook time. Hot dog!

Made with almond flour, egg, cheese, and baking powder as the key ingredients of the bread-like “blanket”, this recipe makes 4 servings of delicious bite-sized pigs in a blanket that you really need to try.



20. Keto Pizza Chips

Don’t be tempted by a big bowl of potato chips. Instead, create a platter of these delicious keto pizza chips. Most people won’t even know that they’re keto-approved but instead, will be focusing on how delicious they are!

The chips require 4 simple ingredients. These include pepperoni, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, and Italian seasoning. They definitely taste amazing on their own but you can also dip them into keto-friendly ranch dip or a low-carb marinara sauce.



21. Microwave Low-Carb Bread Grilled Cheese

Growing up, grilled cheese sandwiches were one of the first foods I learned to cook for myself. The simple ingredients are what have kids falling in love with it. Grilled cheese happens to be extremely easy to throw together that almost everyone can do it. Bread may not be tolerated on the keto diet but this low carb version definitely is.

To make things extra quick, the bread is made conveniently in your microwave. The bread takes just over a minute in the microwave and then you’ll be all set to make your traditional family-friendly grilled cheese’s.



22. Keto Parmesan Chicken Casserole

Casseroles are always a good idea because it’s a great way to feed a crowd without spending hours in the kitchen. Serve this tasty parmesan chicken casserole for dinner.

Traditionally chicken parm is breaded and that is clearly not keto-friendly, however, this recipe proves how you can still eat the foods you love while staying on track with your diet. Even your non-keto friends or family will love this dish.



23. Keto Almond Crusted Chicken Dinner

Sheet pan dinners are the saving grace to our busy weeknights. Cooking this way allows you to throw your entire dinner onto one pan. This means easy preparation, a quick cooking time, and even faster cleanup.

The chicken breasts in this recipe are covered in an almond crust made from crushed almonds, Italian seasoning, paprika, and salt. Make sure to use your food processor to finely chop up the almonds and seasonings. The vegetables in this recipe will only need a gentle tossing in olive oil and Italian seasoning.

http://www.forkly.com/recipes/low-carb-almond-crusted-chicken-dinner/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY


24. Easy Low Carb Taco Soup With Ranch Dressing

Try this delicious keto-approved dinner for your next Taco Tuesday. Your kids might have a hard time giving up the delicious soft tortillas but after they taste this soup they won’t even think twice about what they’re missing.

This soup combines all the flavors we love about tacos into one deliciously warm bowl. It only takes 20 minutes to throw together which means it’s a great weeknight contender. It also only requires 5 simple ingredients and that is the type if simple we need in our lives.



25. Copycat Chik-Fil-A Keto Fried Chicken Tenders

We all have cravings and many of those cravings aren’t always the healthiest choices. When that deep-fried chicken craving creeps up don’t’ run to your nearest drive-thru, make this recipe instead.

You’ll experience the crispy texture you love about fried chicken but without the carby batter. The secret in this recipe to achieving the perfect crunchy deep fried layer is to cover the chicken tenders in a mixture of almond flour and pork panko.



26. Keto Pizza Skillet

Having a designated pizza night was always a family favorite growing up. It was a delicious meal that everyone looked forward to. Whether or not this is a tradition in your household this pizza skillet with surely be a crowd pleaser.

Instead of carb-loaded crust, the base is made up of ground beef, Italian sausages, chopped veggies, and marinara sauce. To finish, load the pizza with shredded cheese and set it under the broiler until it’s gooey, golden and perfect. In just 20 minutes time you’ll have this meal from stove to table.



27. Easy Low-Carb (Keto) Big Mac Bites

These Big Mac Bites are absolutely drool-worthy and the Copycat Big Mac Sauce is spot on! They’re perfect for barbeque and patio season.

They’ll be enjoyed by everyone – keto-dieters and carb-lovers alike – so no need to double up on the dishes you bring. You’ll also be pleasantly surprised at how truly filling these big mac bites are!

http://www.forkly.com/recipes/easy-low-carb-keto-big-mac-bites/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY


28. Ham Roll Ups

These delicious meat, cheese, and veggie roll-ups are a perfect mid-day snack! They would also make an excellent quick and easy lunch option.

To make them no-bake, easier, and the prep less messy, we suggest using pre-cooked bacon. Aside from the bacon, all you’ll need is slices of ham, lettuce, avocado, and tomato.

PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: Low Carb With Jennifer


29. Better Than Take-Out Spring Roll In A Bowl

Takeout egg rolls are delicious, let’s be honest. But they’re crazy unhealthy and definitely not Keto.

But we’ve got a workaround here with this Egg Roll in a Bowl which is essentially the filling of a traditional egg roll. It’s as delicious as it sounds, we promise. And it’s quick to make with a little help from your Instant Pot.

http://www.forkly.com/recipes/better-than-takeout-low-carb-instant-pot-egg-roll-in-a-bowl/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY


30. Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Many meatball recipes call for breadcrumbs and because of that, they’re often not keto-friendly. By substituting a few simple ingredients like in this recipe, you’ll soon see how easily adaptable a classic can be transformed to be keto approved.

Almond flour assists in this recipe to make it low carb and cheddar cheese and an egg help make these meatballs delicious and high in fat. What makes these meatballs stand out from any other ordinary recipe is the delicious buffalo and ranch sauce.



31. Low-Carb Italian Sausage And Veggie Foil Packets

When the warm weather arrives we like to maximize our time spend outside and cook outside. Aka: grilling season. This keto-friendly foil pack is so easy to prepare and even easier to cook. It’s full of delicious ingredients that will please the entire family.

A variety of chopped vegetables add color and a crunchy bite to this meal. Italian sausage slices will provide the meal with added protein and a unique flavor. Combine all these wonderful ingredients with a drizzle of olive oil, and a few seasonings for a delicious meal.

http://www.forkly.com/recipes/low-carb-keto-italian-sausage-and-veggie-foil-packets/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY


32. Bacon Wrapped Guacamole Stuffed Chicken

Grilling food is one of my favorite methods of cooking because it adds flavor to the food that a stove-top can’t and this bacon wrapped chicken is no different. Grilling these bacon wrapped chicken breasts provides them with a crispy outer layer and perfect flavor.

The guacamole and bacon help to prevent the chicken from drying out during the cooking process. Don’t forget to add shredded cheese on top for an added cheesy flavor.



33. Cheesy Mexican Taco Skillet

Save this recipe for your next Taco Tuesday. You won’t have to cheat on your diet and your whole family will love it too! The best part is it only takes 25 minutes from start to finish– perfect for a busy night.

The base is made of ground beef, diced onions, peppers, tomatoes, and green chilies. Taco seasonings provide this meal with an authentic Mexican flavor while the cauliflower rice adds substance. Top it off with a layer of shredded cheese, sliced jalapenos and a large dollop of sour cream.



34. Creamy Keto Irish Cream Bailey’s Liqueur

Bailey’s Irish Cream anyone? So delicious. But also packed with sugar, which is a definite no-no when you’re on the Keto diet. In fact, most alcoholic drinks and co*cktails aren’t keto-friendly. Welp!

But Irish Cream Liqueur is a summer drink staple, whether it’s in your coffee at the cottage, topped with marshmallows roasted around the campfire, or on ice on a hot afternoon. Not to leave Keto-dieters out, we created thissupersimplelow-carb Creamy Keto Irish Cream Liqueur that you can easily make at home!

http://www.forkly.com/recipes/creamy-keto-irish-cream-liqueur/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY


35. Keto Cookie Dough

I don’t know about you but when I’m making cookies I’m always tempted to snack on the dough, however, it’s not really healthy to do so. This recipe allows you to purposely snack on cookie dough guilt-free and safely!

This snack will surely hit the spot and comes in at only 1 net carb per serving – WOAH! Coconut flour makes this recipe low-carb and other ingredients such as liquid stevia, erythritol, heavy cream, and butter make it keto-approved.



36. Keto Peanut Butter Chocolate Mug Cake

If you have a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup craving but really need to stay on track with your diet then you’ll love this recipe. After all, peanut butter and chocolate pair perfectly together.

Coconut flour is used to help keep this recipe remain low carb and dark sugar-free chocolate chips will keep things interesting. Thanks to the microwave you can enjoy this sweet treat in just 5 minutes.

http://www.forkly.com/food/keto-peanut-butter-chocolate-mug-cake/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY


37. Mixed Berry Keto Cobbler for One (or Two)

Have a craving for a cobbler? Why make a big batch of cobbler when you can whip a single serving together in a matter of minutes!

Our delicious berry cobbler recipe is keto-approved and certainly delicious. The combination of xylitol and frozen berries help to make this dessert irresistibly sweet!

http://www.forkly.com/recipes/mixed-berry-keto-cobbler-for-one-or-two/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY


38. Keto Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

This dessert recipe is another excellent option for all chocolate and peanut butter lovers! This treat will surely satisfying any sugar craving and would be a great addition to any dessert table.

This dessert starts with a creamy peanut butter layer and is topped with melted sugar-free chocolate chips. It’s rich and delicious and a great dessert choice that won’t derail you from your diet.



39. Keto Chocolate Mug Cake

Chocolate cake is a timeless treat that many enjoy for their own guilty pleasure or often while entertaining guests. If you don’t’ want to miss out on the fun or want to enjoy your treat secretly on your own then consider making this quick and easy chocolate cake for one.

The unsweetened cocoa powder will give this cake the rich chocolatey flavor we love about chocolate cake. Almond flour makes this cake keto-approved and if you feel the desire to make your cake a little extra sweet you may want to add a dash of erythritol sweetener.



40. Low-Carb Cream Cheese Fudge

Satisfy your chocolate cravings with this cream cheese fudge! The fun thing about cream cheese is that it is so versatile. It can compliment a lot of savory dishes but can make an excellent ingredient for sweet recipes too!

This recipe calls for 5 simple ingredients and only takes 10 minutes to prepare. You’ll then want to let it rest in the freezer so it can harden. This savory fudge also makes a great frosting substitute so be sure to save this recipe for your cookie and cake decorating too!


40 Quick & Easy Keto Recipes in Under 30 Minutes (2024)


What is the simplest way to do keto? ›

Keto Diet for Beginners
  1. Decrease carbs (but eat more veggies) Eating a very low carb diet is important to achieving ketosis, but low carb does not mean no carb. ...
  2. Decrease stress. ...
  3. Increase healthy fats. ...
  4. Increase exercise. ...
  5. Increase your water intake. ...
  6. Maintain your protein intake. ...
  7. Maintain your social life!

What is the lazy keto plan? ›

Lazy keto is a low-carb diet that limits your daily net carbohydrate intake to under 20–50 grams per day. Unlike a strict keto diet, you don't need to track how much protein or fat you eat. You also don't need to track how many calories you consume.

How to do keto when you're broke? ›

Eggs are an incredibly affordable, keto-friendly food that you can use in a variety of meals to cut back on food costs. You can also save money by buying cooked whole chickens and using or freezing all parts, and getting cheaper cuts of meat like pork, beef sirloin, ground chuck, and chicken thighs.

What is the trick to keto? ›

Cutting your carb intake is the best way to get into ketosis. Other actions, such as consuming MCT oil and exercising in a fasted state, may also help. Quick and easy methods, such as using special urine strips, can let you know whether you're maintaining ketosis or you need to make some adjustments to your diet.

What foods get you into ketosis fast? ›

Almonds, walnuts, chia seeds, and flaxseeds are some excellent choices that can help you get into ketosis fast. These crunchy snacks are perfect for curbing hunger and providing an extra dose of healthy fats. However, keep in mind that nuts and seeds are calorie-dense, so portion control is key.

How do I start keto ASAP? ›

Strategies for encouraging the body to enter ketosis include:
  1. Significantly reducing the carbohydrate intake. ...
  2. Increasing physical activity. ...
  3. Fasting for short periods. ...
  4. Increasing healthful fat intake. ...
  5. Testing ketone levels. ...
  6. Checking protein intake. ...
  7. Consuming more MCT oil.

What happens if you eat too much protein on keto? ›

#1: Eating too much protein.

The body can convert the amino acids from excess protein into glucose, potentially sabotaging your weight loss efforts and keeping your body out of ketosis. For a 2,000-calorie diet, this translates to about 75g of protein at about 10-20% protein.

What is dirty keto? ›

Dirty keto diet is a type of ketogenic diet that is high in ultra processed foods (fast foods), artificial ingredients, and pre-packaged foods. Unlike traditional keto diet or clean keto, it has no regard for the quality of food consumed, as long as it fits into the dieter's daily macros.

What foods to avoid on lazy keto? ›

What should you avoid on the lazy keto diet?
  • High-carb foods: Bread, pasta, rice, potatoes and sugary snacks.
  • Starchy vegetables: Potatoes, yams, corn (including corn based foods) and peas.
  • High-sugar fruits: Apples, bananas, oranges, peaches and melons.
  • Processed foods: Pre-packaged snacks, fast food and sugary desserts.
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How do beginners get into ketosis? ›

Fasting for 12 hours is the fastest way to get into ketosis. 3 When you're initiating a very low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet, the fewer carbs you eat in the first 24 hours and the next few days, the more quickly your glycogen reserves will get depleted and the faster you'll get into ketosis.

What are the basic rules of keto? ›

Ketogenic diets vary but will consist of about 70–75% fat, 15–20% protein, and 5–10% of carbs per day. Focus on high fat, low carb foods like eggs, meats, dairy, and low carb vegetables, as well as sugar-free beverages. Be sure to limit highly processed foods and trans fats.

How does the keto diet work for beginners? ›

How does the keto diet work?
  1. It requires that you deprive yourself of carbohydrates, fewer than 20 to 50 grams of carbs per day (keep in mind that a medium-sized banana has about 27 grams of carbs).
  2. It typically takes a few days to reach a state of ketosis.
  3. Eating too much protein can interfere with ketosis.
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How can I get my body into keto fast? ›

A 72-hour fast, or fasting for three consecutive days without any food intake, can help your body enter a state of ketosis. Ketosis is a metabolic state in which your body burns stored fat for energy instead of glucose from carbohydrates.


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