12 Delicious Low Carb Keto Dinner Ideas to Prepare Tonight

Keto Dinner Ideas – Are you on a keto diet? Do you always find it difficult to decide on what to eat after a busy day? I guess it’s normal. There is so much to think about – work, kids, grocery, gym, shopping, and many more. All in a single day!

At the end of it all, we are right in the kitchen thinking of what to eat. Don’t stop reading to get some keto dinner ideas that will come in handy any night.



Read Also: 11 Ketogenic Diet Recipes for Beginners


1. Low-Carb Keto Pizza



Getting to pull away from my regular pizza when I started my Ketogenic diet was quite a task. Having to see people flaunt boxes of pizza in my face all day long at work didn’t help too. I get back home with a massive craving for pizza.

But this low-carb keto pizza recipe saves the situation always. I can enjoy my pizza at home without the fear of being kicked out of ketosis. Here is what it takes to make it:


Pizza Crust

  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tbsp cream cheese, softened
  • One egg
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 tsp psyllium husk
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • 1/3 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/16 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper


  • 12 slices pepperoni
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella

How to Prepare

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line your baking pan with parchment paper
  • Melt mozzarella in a microwave
  • Add all crust ingredients to the melted mozzarella
  • Knead the mixture and blend well
  • Make a dough, roll to form a ball and spread into ¼ inch circle on the prepared baking sheet
  • Allow to bake for 10 minutes before removing from oven, flip, and bake for another 2 minutes.
  • While you’re baking the crust, mix the tomato sauce in a small bowl with the other sauce ingredients.
  • Remove crust from oven and top with sauce, cheese, and pepperoni.
  • Replace pizza to oven and bake for 5-7 minutes.
  • Take out the pizza, allow to cool for 5-10 minutes, cut, serve, and enjoy!


2. Low- Carb Keto “Fried” Chicken

Can it indeed be a fried chicken? On a ketogenic diet? NO, it is not. This recipe is your best bet for night fried cravings. This recipe is one of the fantastic keto dinner ideas you do not need to thank me for.

Discover the superfoods that make up this recipe, try it out, and I bet you would love the taste.


  • Two tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • Fine Himalayan salt (1 teaspoon)
  • Ground black pepper ( 1 teaspoon)
  • One teaspoon dried Italian herbs
  • A pound boneless skinless chicken thighs

How to Prepare

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Rub avocado oil on a baking sheet
  • Blend the sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, and seasonings in a food processor to a fine powder
  • Put the seasoned seed mix in a large container with a lid
  • Drop a chicken thigh into the container, cover it, and shake till the chicken is well coated. Do the same to the remaining chicken laps.
  • Then arrange all chicken thigh on the oiled sheet pan.
  • Roast for 30 minutes, turning the chicken thighs over with tongs after 15 minutes.
  • And that’s it. Enjoy the taste with your family for dinner.


3. Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl



Are you tired and need a quick dinner fix? This keto egg roll in a bowl recipe will come in handy. You need less than 30 minutes to prep, and it has a taste that would lift your mood.

With this recipe, you can get your dinner table set faster than you expect.


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • A head cabbage (thinly sliced)
  • ½ onion medium, thinly sliced
  • One tablespoon sesame oil
  • ¼ cup of soy sauce
  • Clove garlic, minced
  • One teaspoon ground ginger
  • Two tablespoons chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Two stalks of green onion

How to Prepare

  • Put the pound of ground pork in a large pan over medium heat and leave it until it is browned
  • Then, add sesame oil and onion to it before mixing. Continue cooking over medium heat.
  • Mix the soy sauce, garlic, and ground ginger in a small bowl till they are thoroughly blended.
  • Once onions have browned, add the sauce mix to the pan.
  • Then, pour in the cabbage mixture and toss to distribute the ingredients evenly.
  • Add chicken broth to the pan and mix. Allow cooking for three minutes over medium heat while stirring frequently.
  • Garnish with salt, pepper, and green onion.


4. Keto Taco Cups



Most often, you get tempted to backslide on your keto diet. Usually, this happens at the point when you get bored of the low-carb routine.

At moments like this, one of the keto dinner ideas that creep into my mind is this Keto Taco Cups. The enticing look on my table is enough for me never to want to quit keto.


  • 3 1/2 c. shredded cheddar
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • A medium-sized onion, chopped
  • Three cloves garlic, minced
  • A pound ground beef
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • Kosher salt


  • Sour cream
  • Diced avocado
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Chopped tomatoes

How to Prepare

  • Preheat oven to a 375° and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Spoon a tablespoon of cheese a few inches apart.
  • Bake until edges turn golden and leave to cool on baking sheet for a minute.
  • Grease muffin cups and gently place melted cheese slices on the bottom of a muffin tin. Set aside to cool
  • Over medium heat and in a skillet, heat olive oil.
  • Then, add garlic and ground beef. Keep stirring until the beef is no longer pink.
  • Then, drain fat, season with chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Remove cheese cups from muffin tins and place them on a serving platter.
  • Fill with cooked ground beef then top with sour cream, avocado, cilantro, and tomatoes.
  • And dinner is set!


5. Shrimp Keto Stir Fry



You can tick this recipe suitable for low carb, sweet taste, quick prep, and weight loss. This keto-friendly stir fry can be served with a vegetable side dish like cauliflower rice for more nutrients.


  • 1lb shrimp (peeled, tail on)
  • The 2-inch nub of ginger root
  • Four stalks green onion, chopped
  • Two garlic cloves, diced
  • Four baby Bella mushrooms
  • A 1inch piece of lemon rind, sliced
  • Two teaspoons pink Himalayan salt, more to taste
  • 3 tbsp. bacon fat
  • 12oz frozen riced cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp. MCT oil

How to Prepare

  • Preheat your oven to 400F.
  • Then, on a sheet pan, spread your cauliflower rice, drizzle liberally with MCT oil and sprinkle with pink salt.
  • Allow baking in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Heat a skillet on medium heat before adding the bacon fat and all of your spice in. Sauté until tender and fragrant.
  • Then stir in the shrimp and sauté, often stirring until they are pink and coiled. Add in the salt, stir another 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Serve your shrimp over a plate of cauliflower rice! You can dress with more green onion, sesame seeds, or chili flakes.


6. Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup



A filling soup on a winter night couldn’t be a bad idea. Get the best of the Mexican spice loaded in this recipe to keep you in ketosis and also have a memorable dinner.


  • 400 grams boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 200 gms plum tomato Fire-roasted
  • Diced onion (medium)
  • Minced garlic (1 tbsp)
  • One red bell pepper
  • Roasted Cumin powder – 1 Tsp
  • Dried Oregano – 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp Mexican Seasoning (optional)
  • 1.5 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika (optional)
  • 1.5 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1/2 Cup Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp oil (optional)
  • Fresh Cilantro leaves for garnishing

How to Prepare

  • Heat oil in a pan. When hot, add minced garlic and onion. Fry till onion turn slightly brown
  • In a preheated Slow cooker, put the chicken breast, crushed tomatoes, cooked Onion and garlic mixture, all the spices, warm Chicken Stock, and salt.
  • Cover and let it cook for 2-3 hours.
  • After cooking, use two forks to shred the chicken breast.
  • Stir in chopped bell peppers, cream, cream cheese, shredded cheese to the crockpot.
  • Put on fire again to cook for 20-30 minutes.
  • Serve using fresh cilantro, sour cream, and Avocados as toppings.


7. Slow Cooker Taco Soup

You would love this slow cooker taco soup. A bowl of this soup is a keto-friendly meal packed with spicy flavors and nutrients.


  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2,8 oz. packages cream cheese
  • 2, 10 oz. cans diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

How to Prepare

  • Cook the ground beef in a pan till it turns brown. When cooked, drain the grease
  • Put the beef, spices, cream cheese and diced tomatoes with green chiles in a slow cooker
  • Stir together properly and pour in the beef broth and heavy cream
  • Mix ingredients and set your slow cooker to low for about 4 hours
  • Serve your soup and garnish with sour cream, cilantro, shredded cheddar cheese, or a thinly sliced jalapeño.


8. Broiled Salmon



This is one of the easy and delicious keto dinner ideas that should come to you any night. The simplicity is the beauty of this dinner recipe.


  • 4-oz salmon fillets
  • 1 tbsp. grainy mustard
  • Two cloves garlic (finely minced)
  • 1 tbsp.  shallots (minced)
  • Two teaspoons of fresh thyme leaves, chopped, plus more for garnish
  • Two teaspoons of chopped fresh rosemary
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Lemon slices, for serving

How to Prepare

  • Heat broiler and line a baking sheet with parchment
  • Mix mustard, garlic, shallot, thyme, rosemary, and lemon juice in a bowl
  • Season the mixture  with salt and pepper
  • Coat the salmon fillets all over with the spice mixture
  • Then, broil for  7 to 8 minutes.
  • Garnish with more thyme and lemon slices and serve


9. Garlic Rosemary Pork Chops



The aroma of this meal in the course of preparation will attract non-keto dieters in your home. Fill your kitchen with the scent of rosemary with garlic, and be sure to have not just the great aroma but also an excellent dinner.


  • Four pork loin chops
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. freshly minced rosemary
  • Two cloves garlic, minced
  • One stick butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

How to Prepare

  • Preheat oven to 375°
  • Season your pork chops with salt and pepper
  • Mix  butter, rosemary, and garlic in a small bowl and set aside
  • Heat olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium heat.
  • Then add pork chops. Cook until golden and flip to cook the other side too
  • Brush pork chops with the mixture of garlic, butter, and rosemary
  • Place the skillet in an oven and cook for about 10-12 minutes.
  • Serve your dinner garnishing with more garlic butter.


10. Avocado Greek Salad




You know avocados are your healthy source of fat when on a keto diet, right? So just for you to know, you can have your avocado included in your diet anyhow you desire.  And here is a keto dinner recipe idea you can make with avocado.


For The Salad:

  • One large cucumber, sliced
  • Four vine-ripened tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • One green pepper deseeded and sliced
  • ½ red onion, sliced thinly
  • 200 g  creamy feta cheese, cubed
  • 80 g pitted Kalamata olives
  • One large avocado, diced

The Dressing:

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Two tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • One teaspoon minced garlic
  • Two teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

How to Prepare

  • Whisk together the dressing ingredients in jug or jar.
  • Mix all of the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Toss with dressing. Season with extra salt if necessary
  • Serve your salad at dinner with chicken, fish, lamb, beef, ANYTHING!


11. Low-Carb Southwest Chicken Salad with Chipotle Ranch Dressing



No! I know what’s on your mind. It is not just salad; it is a special kind of salad. The Chipotle Ranch dressing for this salad is what you need to try.

This is one of the healthy, keto dinner ideas that should come to your mind quickly.


For the Salad

  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1/4 cup Chipotle Ranch Dressing
  • 1-2 heads Romaine lettuce, chopped and spun dry with a salad spinner
  • Six red, orange, or sweet yellow mini-peppers, seeds cut out and sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese

For the Dressing

  • 2 cups Ranch Dressing
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Chipotle Chile Pepper

How to Prepare

  • Put salsa in the food processor and puree. Then, add Ranch Dressing and ground Chipotle and process 30 seconds more to mix properly. Put the dressing in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours
  • In a bowl, mix diced chicken with the desired amount of salad dressing and put aside
  • In a large bowl, combine lettuce, red pepper, and cilantro
  • Add in the chicken with dressing and mix well
  • Then add the grated cheese and olives and stir a few more times gently, then serve.


12. Low-Carb Cauliflower Vegetable Fried Rice with Chicken



Fried rice with chicken on a keto diet? Yes! Coming last of my list of keto dinner ideas is this super sumptuous meal you can prepare any night for supper. This meal is healthy, rich in protein, and loaded with natural spices.


  • 12 oz skinless chicken breasts
  • Two packets Riced Cauliflower
  • Six tablespoons Egg Beaters Southwestern Style
  • Two medium eggs
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 3-4 garlic cloves minced
  • Two green onions chopped
  • One tablespoon of red pepper flakes
  • Three tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • One tablespoon fish sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • One tablespoon sesame oil
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 lime, juice of
  • 1 tbsp cilantro optional

How to Prepare

  • Cut the chicken breasts into small chunks
  • Heat a skillet on medium heat and put cooking spray
  • Add the chicken and season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook the chicken on both sides for 5-6 minutes. Then, place aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the eggs and add  salt and pepper to taste
  • Put a cooking pan over medium heat and add some cooking spray
  • Then, make you eggs scrambled in the pan
  • Pack the scrambled eggs in a plat and set aside
  • Add the sesame oil to the pan. Then stir in the garlic, onions, green onions, and red pepper flakes.
  • Pour in the riced cauliflower and cook for 3-4 minutes until it becomes soft.
  • Add the fish and soy sauce and lime juice and stir.
  • Include the cooked eggs and chicken. Mix well, sprinkle with cilantro and serve.



Not knowing what to prepare for dinner after a busy day should not be an excuse to cheat for keto dieters. Pen down some of these easy keto dinner ideas now, and you can make use of them when you need a quick and delicious keto dinner.

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