Fast and Easy Keto Dinner Ideas (Lazy Keto Meals for Busy Nights), are two week’s worth of simple ketogenic and low carb recipes that any busy person can whip together in a hurry. These easy recipes will help you stay on your healthy eating plan! Oh, and they are family friendly recipes too!
Fast and Easy Keto Dinner Ideas Make Weekdays Easier
Here is over two week’s worth of fast and easy Keto dinner ideas for people who need dinner on the table quick. I don’t know about you, but I work a demanding full time job and after a long day it is really a struggle to whip together a whole keto meal!
While I may not be lazy at work during the day, I get tired in the evening and become quite lazy! 🙂 I love lazy keto meals where I can fix them up in a hurry! Any simple recipe is a favorite of mine!
I’ve found that if I don’t plan ahead I will give in and end up getting takeout or making something more processed because I didn’t have the energy to make dinner.
Planning ahead is key to staying on your healthy diet! Don’t get overambitious and don’t over complicate. Try and keep it simple. There are many fancy and delicious dinners on Pinterest and the web – but they don’t always work if you’re tired or in a hurry. Save those for the weekend!
Remember, just do your best! That’s all you can do. You got this! These meals are a great healthy step towards improving your health and getting your weight on track. Email me if you need encouragement 🙂
Quick Keto Dinner Ideas
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Feeling Lazy and Need Easy Keto Ideas For a Quick Keto Dinner?
Here are several quick and easy keto dinner ideas and what to serve with to make it a whole meal. Using the recipes below as a main dish, I’ve included non low carb ideas because as you know in my house I’ve got a mix of low carb followers and non low carb followers.
Fast and Easy Keto Meals
Low Carb Sloppy Joes
- Grilled Portobello Mushrooms (low carb and keto)
- Hamburger buns (for non low carb followers – like kids)
- Pickle Slaw
Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff
- Riced cauliflower (here’s how to cauliflower the easy way!)
- Steamed broccoli
- Egg noodles (for non low carb followers)
Low Carb Chicken in Tomato Basil Cream Sauce
- zucchini noodles
- fettucine (for non low carb followers)
- green salad with a keto friently homemade italian dressing
Quick Keto Dinner For One
What if there is only one of you? I know it’s hard to cook for one. Several of the recipes below can easily be made with one portion, and several can be made with the full recipe but as a meal prep and you could portion them out and freeze for later. Here are 2 examples of recipes that can be adapted to one serving. The following paragraph lists the recipes that make great leftovers or freezer meals.
- Salmon and asparagus bake. You can bake 1 piece of salmon and 1 porton of asparagus.
- Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats. Only cook 1 portion of meat and season meat to your taste. Stuff 1 zucchini and bake.
Quick Keto Dinner Ideas to Make Ahead, Freeze, or Take For Leftovers
- Low Carb Sloppy Joes
- Perfect for freezing, easy make ahead dish, and makes great leftovers to pack for lunches.
- Quick Keto Stuffed Taco Zucchini Boats
- Great make-ahead dish. Keeps well for leftovers and is a perfect item to pack for lunches.
- Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff
- Easily doubled if serving a crowd. Easy make ahead dish. Freezes well and makes great leftovers and perfect for lunches.
- Low Carb 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 next day!
- Keto Instant Pot Chicken Soup
- It’s simple, quick to make, and freezes well. Makes great leftovers and is a great comforting thing to take to work for lunch.
- Easy Slow Cooker Pork Roast
- One of the best fast and easy keto recipes! Easily adaptable into other recipes (like BBQ pulled pork, pork verde, etc). Freezes well. Extremely easy to make. Makes delicious leftovers.
Quick and Easy Keto Dinner Recipes
This is a nice variety of quick and easy keto dinner recipes!
I think it’s a good balance of proteins with beef, chicken, pork, seafood, eggs.
I’ve also thrown in some low carb and keto international dishes – Mexican (Taco Boats and Chicken Green Enchilada Stuffed Zucchini), Russian (Beef Stroganoff), and Italian (Chicken in Tomato Basil Cream Sauce and Broccoli Alfredo).
Several of the dishes are a one pan meal, a few are made in a slow cooker (great for busy days), and one is in an instant pot but can be adaptable to the stove if you don’t have a pressure cooker!
Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes (Low Carb Sloppy Joes)
Slow cooker sloppy joes are a delicious low carb and keto recipe that everyone will love whether following a diet or not. An easy recipe to make so it’s the perfect weeknight dinner idea. Low carb sloppy joes can be made in an instant pot pressure cooker, or the meat mixture can become delicious keto stuffed peppers. Really good served over a grilled/broiled portobello mushroom, riced cauliflower, or other favorite veggies! For the non low carb follower serve on a bun. A kid friendly recipe! Low Carb Sloppy Joe Recipe can be found, HERE
Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Low carb taco stuffed zucchini boats, take only 10 minutes of prep. The zucchini is pre-baked in the oven and the meat mixture is super quick and simple. Easily stuffed, pop these in the oven and a delicious dinner is on the way! These are a perfect make ahead meal and also make great leftovers for lunch. I do often cook these on a Sunday for make ahead lunches during the week. Taco Zucchini Boat recipe, (HERE)
Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff
Cozy comfort in a bowl! Super Easy to make in the slow cooker! Incredibly good and a family favorite of ours. It is easily doubled if you’ve got extra guests coming. Love that you can fix it and forget it. Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff recipe, (HERE)
Low Carb Tuna Casserole (Keto Seafood Casserole)
A tasty low carb easy cheesy tuna casserole that is delicious and super easy to make! I love that you can easily substitute shrimp, scallops, smoked salmon, or other favorite seafood. My husband and boys all love this recipe! It is family friendly, and with the vegetables is really a healthy one dish meal. Low Carb Tuna Casserole Recipe can be found HERE
Keto Instant Pot Chicken Soup
Extremely easy to make with your Instant Pot pressure cooker! Don’t worry if you don’t have a pressure cooker you can make this directly on the stove. This low carb instant pot chicken soup is a warm comforting soup filled with bits of tender chicken, vegetables, herbs, and delicious broth. Keto Instant Pot Chicken Soup recipe (HERE)
Low Carb Chicken Enchiladas (Keto Zucchini Enchilada Boats)
With melted cheese, zucchini, and a delicious green chili enchilada sauce these easy healthy chicken enchiladas are low carb and keto friendly! This is the perfect healthy dinner recipe that you’re family will love. Low Carb Chicken Enchiladas (Keto Zucchini Enchilada Boats) recipe (HERE)
Easy Slow Cooker Pork Roast
Literally the easiest and most tender pork roast! It uses only 3 ingredients and takes less than 5 minutes of prep. This is a must make! Easy Slow Cooker Pork Roast recipe, (HERE)
Smoked Salmon Frittata (Low Carb and Keto)
This Low Carb Smoked Salmon Frittata is so good! I especially love it topped with sour cream and fresh chives or dill. This is a simple one dish meal that goes from stovetop to oven. Feel free to play around with this recipe – frittatas are a great way to use up eggs, vegetables, and meats. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest so I LOVE smoked salmon. Actually anything salmon! 🙂 A great way to introduce salmon to those who are hesitant about fish. Recipe for Low Carb Smoke Salmon Frittata can be found HERE
Low Carb Chicken in Tomato Basil Cream Sauce
This healthy chicken recipe is made extra delicious with a creamy sauce of sun dried tomatoes, heavy cream, feta cheese, garlic, fresh basil, and parsley. While definitely amazing served over pasta, those watching their carbs will be loving with this dish if served with zucchini noodles or riced cauliflower. Low Carb Chicken in Tomato Basil Cream Sauce recipe, (HERE)
Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo
Delicious chicken and broccoli with a creamy alfredo sauce makes this a perfect recipe for everyone in your family! Recipe by Midget Momma, (HERE)
Chicken and Bacon Keto Casserole
Chicken, bacon, and cheese? I’m all in! Chicken and Bacon Keto Casserole recipe by Wholesome Yum, (HERE)
One Pan Keto Sausage Dinner
This is a super simple and delicious dinner! The actual recipe calls for potatoes, which works perfect in our house because while my husband and I are following a low carb keto diet – our kids are not. My favorite recipes are those that can be adapted easily to meat everyone’s needs. I usually half the potato quantity and then substitute cauliflower florets for the rest. Substitute any keto friendly vegetable you want. One Pan Healthy Sausage and Veggies recipe by Chelseas Messy Apron, (HERE)
One Pan Salmon and Asparagus
One Pan Salmon and Asparagus recipe by Natasha’s Kitchen, (HERE)
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