50+ Quick and Easy Keto Dinner Ideas (aka - lazy keto meals) are simple ketogenic and low carb recipes that any busy person can whip together in a hurry. These delicious family-friendly keto recipes will help you stay on your healthy eating plan! Enjoy!
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Quick and Easy
I don't consider myself a lazy person, but by the time evening rolls around I don't always feel like cooking! After a busy day, I'm usually looking for the lazy way out. 😉
Some of these keto recipes require you to start in a crockpot before you leave for the day, others are made in a skillet, or use an Instant Pot. Some may even need to be made a few days ahead (but they are totally worth it). Choose the recipes that will work best for your week - and require minimal effort.
Planning Made Simple
Planning ahead is key to staying on your keto diet! Don't get overambitious and overcomplicate things. Try and keep it simple. There are many fancy and delicious keto recipes on Pinterest and the web - but they don't always work if you're tired or in a hurry. Save the complicated keto meals for the weekend!
All of the low carb keto dinner ideas in this post are gluten-free, low-carb, keto, and have no added sugar. Most of the recipes will work for families with mixed dietary needs. Adjust where you see fit to stay on your weight loss plan.
Keto Chicken Recipes
Ahhhh chicken. It's so diverse and one of the most popular proteins for most people. Here are 12 of our most popular, and totally delicious, chicken keto dinner recipes you should try:
These chicken soup recipes are wonderful low carb and keto dinner ideas! From creamy to classic one of these one pot meals is the perfect choice.
Green Chicken Enchiladas Soup
This keto soup is easy to make in your crockpot or Instant Pot. Customize any number ways. Serve it with a side salad with Avocado Dressing. Otherwise, it's a tasty meal in one.
Chicken and Sun Dried Tomato Soup
Your two favorite soups combine into one - tomato soup and chicken! Serve a side salad with Italian Salad Dressing, and maybe breadsticks for anyone not following a low carb keto diet.
Instant Pot Chicken Soup
"Souper" simple and fast, and the perfect weeknight one pot meal. Serve with a tossed salad and a favorite dressing like blue cheese dressing.
These chicken casserole recipes are wonderful keto dinner ideas! They are usually made in one pot, and they often have cheese, cream, and easy ways to add that healthy fat.
Chicken Asparagus Bake
Chicken Fajita Bake
A one pan super simple low carb keto dinner! Eat it as is, or wrap the casserole in a chaffle or low-carb tortillas.
Parmesan Chicken Casserole
Parmesan chicken casserole is so good - and your family will LOVE it! Serve with rice cauliflower and some pasta for the rest of the family. Pairs well with broccoli or these extremely easy air fried frozen green beans.
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
This chicken cordon bleu casserole is SO delicious, and it's the perfect meal-in-one skillet dinner. This can just be served by itself or with a tossed salad. Voila! A tasty dinner!
This delicious selection of chicken breast and chicken thigh recipes is sure to tantalize your taste buds.
Keto Chicken Tenders
They are what the name says - tender! Make these in your air fryer or oven. Serve with a side of air fryer frozen broccoli, and sprinkle with some cheese. The perfect low carb keto meal idea!
Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Wings
Drool-worthy chicken wings in a snap. No need for takeout anymore! These are perfect for your keto dinner and would pair really well with air fryer broccoli and cauliflower.
Italian Crockpot Chicken Thighs
Serve over zucchini noodles, riced cauliflower, or pasta for the rest of your family. This keto dinner idea pairs well with steamed or air fried roasted broccoli.
Keto Chicken Parmesan
You will love this low carb and keto dinner that's family friendly - who doesn't love chicken parm? Serve with cauliflower and green beans or broccoli.
Chicken in Tomato Basil Cream Sauce
Serve over zucchini noodles, riced or mashed cauliflower, or fettuccine (for non-low carb followers).
Keto Beef Recipes
Craving a keto beef recipe? Here are 12 amazing keto dinner ideas I know you'll LOVE! From steak to roast, to burgers - let's get cooking:
If you love the taste of juicy steaks and beef roasts, then you're in luck! This collection of recipes is sure to satisfy any beef craving you have.
Herbed Butter Steak
A delicious tender juicy steak with the most wonderful herbed butter! A simple side dish salad like this cherry tomato caprese salad is the perfect side.
Keto Beef and Broccoli
A delicious keto dinner idea here! So satisfying. This Mongolian beef and broccoli is better than takeout! Serve with riced cauliflower.
Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff
The ultimate comfort food and family-friendly keto recipe. Serve with steamed green beans or roasted vegetables. Fabulous with Buttery Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes. Make the mashed cauliflower in advance and reheat.
Italian Roast Beef
This Italian-style beef roast has so much flavor, and it's so easy to make in a crockpot or Instant Pot! Serve with a fresh salad and a favorite dressing. It's also nice to serve over steamed broccoli and cauliflower.
Texas-Style BBQ Chili
All meat and no beans it's perfect if you're following a keto diet. A delicious and satisfying meal!
Ground beef is an affordable and versatile ingredient that can be used to make a variety of nutritious and flavorful meals.
Crock Pot Sloppy Joes
An absolutely delicious keto dinner idea! Serve over chaffles, keto buns, or even grilled portobello mushrooms. Provide hamburger buns for the non-low-carb followers in your home. Top with Pickle Slaw! So very good!
Cheese Stuffed Meatballs
Creamy Taco Soup
This is total comfort food and the ultimate keto dinner. Serve with a tossed green salad if you want to pair with something fresh. Make it in your Instant Pot or on stovetop.
Taco Stuffed Peppers
Hugely popular and delicious! A meal-in-one. They are freezable too!
Cheeseburger Stuffed Peppers
A family favorite here! Be sure to serve with my copycat Big Mac Sauce.
Are you looking for a delicious burger? Look no further than these 2 fabulous recipes!
Peanut Butter Burger
Crispy bacon, melty peanut butter, pepper jack cheese, and the optional spicy 'n sweet pepper relish make for a dream burger to drool over. (Keto followers: use a keto bun or wrap in lettuce. Make the sugar free sweet pepper relish or use a favorite keto-friendly jelly.)
Cheese Curd Bacon Burger
My husband is from Wisconsin so any chance he can get to have cheese curds and he's happy! These are a delicious keto dinner idea - if served on a chaffle or wrapped in lettuce.
Keto Pork Recipes
Pork makes for perfect keto dinner recipes. Pork is usually, depending on the recipe, very fast cooking so you'll have these low carb recipes on the table in a hurry!
You'll find the perfect dinner in these delicious pork recipes!
Baby Back Ribs
With this recipe you cook in your Instant Pot or Oven then finish off on a grill. If this is a busy weeknight, I recommend that you pre-cook and then pop them on the grill the night you want to serve. Goes really well with this keto coleslaw.
Crock Pot Pork Roast
Start this easy recipe in the morning. When you come back in the evening you'll have a very tender shreddable roast. We love to shred it, add bbq sauce, then serve on a chaffle. Pairs well with coleslaw or shredded cabbage with catalina French dressing.
Skillet Pork Chops
So simple and easy. Pair with Steakhouse Creamed Spinach and steamed vegetables.
Cheesy Ham Casserole
Leftover ham casserole is delicious and cheesy (cream cheese and gouda) - and the perfect way to use up any extra ham! (p.s. if you don't have leftovers you can use a ham steak). A meal-in-one.
Enjoy these delicious keto dinner recipes with sausage and ground pork!
Crockpot Sausage and Peppers
A super simple keto dinner idea that you can throw together in minutes. Serve over riced or mashed cauliflower.
Ground Pork Stir Fry
A simple dinner in a flash! Serve with pan-fried cauliflower rice.
Lasagna Stuffed Peppers
Tomato sauce, sausage, herbs, and melted cheese come together in a perfect healthy serving that tastes delicious! A meal in one. Serve with a caesar salad.
Broccoli Cheese Soup with Beer and Brats
A delicious cozy comfort soup - minus the carbs - using low-carb beer, savory brats, broccoli, gooey melted cheese, and cream. Instant Pot and stovetop instructions provided. Perfect!
Keto Seafood and Fish Recipes
These keto seafood and fish recipes will help you stay on your keto diet easily! These keto dinner ideas are amazing - if you want a quick dinner, seafood is the way to go!
These salmon recipes are the perfect choice - quick and simple to make, plus they're tasty!
Smoked Salmon Frittata
A perfect keto dinner in one pan from stovetop to oven with eggs, salmon, cheese and veggies. This keto recipe makes great leftover and freezes well too!
Salmon with Dill Sauce
One of my favorite ways to make salmon. The dill sauce is a must make. Serve with air fryer green beans.
Smoked Salmon Sushi Bowl
A meal in one and with so much freshness! Serve this keto dinner recipe over riced cauliflower.
Salmon with Mayo
You'll love the crusty pork rind parmesan topping with Italian herbs. Serve with any steamed or roasted vegetables.
Here are some delicious, easy seafood and fish keto dinner ideas that you will love!
Air Fryer Crab Cakes
This version uses pork rinds instead of bread crumbs for the crust, resulting in a crispy outside and tender inside. Oh YUM. Make some now and freeze some for later.
A seriously good enchilada recipe - be sure to use a low-carb and keto-friendly tortilla when you make these. This dish can be made ahead and reheated.
Keto Shrimp Tacos
You'll love these shrimp tacos they make a delicious and satisfying keto dinner recipe. Serve in lettuce wraps or a low carb keto tortilla option.
Shrimp Stir Fry
A super easy one-pan Chinese-inspired recipe you can whip together in no time! Serve over cauliflower rice.
Keto Tuna Casserole
So delicious! I usually assemble this ahead of time then bake it when I'm ready. Use any combination of canned salmon, shrimp, or crab too!
Parmesan Crusted Air Fryer Tilapia
Keto Lamb Recipes
Lamb is such a flavorful meat and because it is higher in fat content than other meats it is perfect if following a low carb and keto diet. Here are some EASY lamb keto dinner ideas:
Air Fryer Lamb Chops
Very flavorful, tender lamb chops make a perfect keto dinner! Serve over mashed cauliflower and with a side of air fryer green beans. My new favorite!
Pressure Cooker Lamb Curry
You'll love the tender lamb and savory broth. This keto dinner tastes like you've cooked it for hours, but you'll have it ready in 45 minutes start to finish.
Roasted Lamb Breast
This is an easy recipe to prepare, but it does need to roast in the oven for several hours. Roast in advance (skip the broiling step), then reheat in an air fryer or grill!
Easy Lamb Korma
A beautiful Indian-inspired dish packed full of flavor! Serve over cauliflower rice.
💭 Top Tips
Here are a few general tips for planning, prepping, and serving these low carb keto dinner recipes:
All of these easy keto recipes have menu suggestions - what to serve to make it a whole meal.
Note that I've included non-keto and low-carb serving ideas because many of you have families with mixed dietary needs and preferences!
Quick Keto Dinner For One
What if there is only one of you? I know it's hard to cook a delicious meal just for one. Here are several examples of recipes that can be adapted to one serving:
- Salmon and asparagus bake. You can bake 1 piece of salmon and 1 portion of asparagus.
- Taco Stuffed Peppers. Halve the recipe, then portion into individual containers. Freeze what you don't eat.
- Sloppy Joes. Halve or cook the whole recipe, and portion it into single servings. These make great leftovers. Anything you don't eat can go into the freezer for later.
Make Ahead Ideas
Here are some great low carb and keto dinner recipes that you can meal prep, make ahead, or freeze for later!
Further details, serving suggestions, and links for all the keto dinner recipes are above!
- Low Carb Sloppy Joes: Perfect for freezing, easy make-ahead dish, and makes great leftovers to pack for lunches.
- Taco Stuffed Peppers: The perfect meal prep and make-ahead recipe. Assemble and bake later or bake them and eat or freeze.
- Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff: Easily doubled if serving a crowd. Prep this recipe ahead of time (in your crock) and store in your fridge until the morning you are ready to cook! Any leftovers can be frozen or used for lunches.
- Low Carb and Keto Tuna Casserole: Recipe is easily doubled and easily halved. Make ahead and bake later. Makes great leftovers. One could argue that it's even better the next day!
- Easy Low Carb Slow Cooker Pork Roast: One of the best fast and easy gluten free low carb keto dinner ideas! Easily adaptable into other recipes (like BBQ pulled pork, pork verde, etc). Freezes well. A super easy meal that makes delicious leftovers.
✔️ More Easy Keto Dinner Ideas
Here are a few more easy keto dinners from some of my favorite bloggers - I know you will love!
- 40+ Easy Keto Recipes For Beginners
- Low Carb Shrimp Scampi | by Two Sleevers
- Buttery Garlic Steamed Clams | by The Blonde Cook
- Pork Chops and Cabbage Skillet | by Ketogasm
- Low Carb Pork Egg Roll In A Bowl | by My Montana Kitchen
- Hamburger Steak With Cream of Mushroom Gravy | by I Breathe I'm Hungry
- Broccoli Bacon Cheddar Chicken | by Julias Kitchen
- Keto Beef Casserole | by Kasey Trenum
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