Simple BBQ Ideas (Low Carb BBQ Recipes and Menu Ideas) is a roundup of delicious recipes for your next cookout or barbecue party. For the perfect BBQ meal ideas, pick and choose recipes from main dishes, side dishes, and desserts to create your best menu ever!
These tasty recipes are all low carb, ketogenic friendly, and sugar-free. Even though these recipes are healthy everyone will love them - whether they're on a diet or not. Enjoy!
What Do You Serve At A Cookout?
Figuring out what to serve at a cookout is a challenge! Here are my tips:
- Serve fuss-free, quick and easy recipes
- Easily transportable food
- Foods that can stand up to the elements
- Take into consideration individuals on special diets
Easy BBQ Party Menu
Your BBQ party menu is easy and I've done the work for you! Simply follow the formula below and you're on your way. All recipes in this roundup are delicious for everyone - not just those on low carb and keto diets. This is important since not everyone will be on a low carb or keto diet, right? To satisfy carb lovers, and those on low fat diets, be sure to add additional items for them. Some suggestions are also below.
Appetizer (1 or 2) + Main Dish (1) + Side Dishes (1 or 2) + Dessert (1 or 2) = Easy BBQ Party Menu
BBQ Menu Idea (All Low Carb and Keto):
- Easy Homemade Guacamole
- Assorted vegetables and White Barbecue Sauce for dipping
- The Best Baby Back Ribs Recipe
- Low Carb Coleslaw
- Grilled zucchini, yellow squash, and mushrooms
- Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
Party planning tip - try and accomodate all diets! Maybe have a variety to serve. Add some assorted chips or some garlic bread, or maybe a pasta salad for carb lovers. Try fresh fruit and vegetables with a light dip for those on a low calorie, low fat diet.
More BBQ menu ideas:
- Charcuterie Board + Dry Rub Chicken With White Barbecue Sauce + Three Pepper Salad + Easy Layered Salad + Keto Custard
- Low Carb Pretzel Bites + Grilled Butter Steak + Grilled Romaine + Hawaiian Chicken Salad + Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
BBQ Menu Ideas For A Crowd (Low Carb and Keto Recipes)
I'm super excited about these easy recipes that are perfect for your cookout menu. Most can be made ahead, and you can easily double and triple the quantities if needed.
Low Carb Appetizer Recipes
Ham Roll Ups
The perfect appetizer for a BBQ cookout! These go really fast! 🙂 Recipe: Ham and Cheese Roll Ups
Blue Cheese Dip
So this can be used as a dressing, dip, or sauce over steak or chicken. It makes a great veggie dip for cookouts. And if anyone wants to dip their pieces of chicken or steak they will be super happy. 🙂 Recipe: How To Make Blue Cheese Dressing
Easy Fresh Homemade Guacamole, is a simple recipe that is super healthy and tastes great. Mix it right before you are ready to serve! Dip veggies or chips, or even use it as a topping for burgers or chicken. So good!! Easy Guacamole Recipe, HERE
I cannot say enough about this dip. It's super easy - only 3 ingredients and you literally can just dump the ingredients on your plate and voila! Practically instant homemade dip. Recipe: Shrimp Dip Recipe
More Low Carb Appetizers
- Keto and Low Carb Deviled Eggs - Mommy Mouse Clubhouse
- Low Carb Jalapeno Poppers - Hildas Kitchen Blog
- Low Carb Crackers (Everything Crackers) - Low Carb Delish
- Keto Soft Pretzels Recipe - Kirbie Cravings
Low Carb Main Dish Recipes
The Best Baby Back Ribs Recipe
These baby back ribs are a foolproof and simple recipe resulting in the tastiest, tender, and fall-off-the-bone ribs you've ever eaten! Keeping it simple, you don't need fancy rubs and sauces. Use what you got! With only 3 ingredients and minimal work, you can easily make these tasty ribs - even if you're a grilling novice. Grilled Baby Back Ribs recipe, (HERE)
Dry Rub Grilled Chicken With White Barbecue Sauce
This dry-rubbed grilled chicken is an amazingly simple grilling recipe resulting in the tastiest chicken you've ever eaten! With only a few ingredients and minimal work, you can easily make this tasty chicken - even if you're a grilling novice.
The white barbecue sauce has a zesty flavor that compliments the chicken nicely and also tastes delicious over vegetables, fish, and pork. You're family and friends will rave over this recipe. The Best Grilled Chicken Recipe, HERE
Herbed Butter Steak
Herbed Butter Steak is a simple and easy grilling recipe resulting in melt in your mouth steak! Amazing garlic herb butter melts enticingly over the steak. YUM. Simple steak recipe grilled with garlic herb butter, HERE
Low Carb Side Dishes
Layered Side Salad (Layered Overnight Salad)
Layered Salad (Layered Overnight Salad), is the perfect easy side dish to make for any BBQ or cookout. A super easy salad that is made ahead of time, easily transportable and everyone gobbles it up!
The best part about this overnight salad is that you can make it your own, and substitute vegetables that you love. Layered Side Salad recipe, HERE
Hawaiian Chicken Salad
A perfect chicken salad with coconut, pineapple, macadamia nuts, and a creamy dressing with curry - this is a delicious taste of the tropics. Another really good make-ahead recipe! Hawaiian Chicken Salad recipe, HERE
Grilled Romaine Hearts
Grilled Romaine Hearts (Easy Grilling Recipe), is a super simple recipe for the tastiest – yet surprising – vegetable to grill! So easy to make with only 4 ingredients and 2 minutes on the grill.
This is the perfect foolproof recipe for your next cookout or BBQ. Amazingly good and they keep really well. Great topped with bacon and blue cheese! Grilled Romaine Hearts recipe, HERE
Low Carb Coleslaw (Dill Pickle Slaw)
This low-carb coleslaw is a delicious balance of crunchy and creamy with a surprising ingredient - dill pickles and bacon! So good yet easy to make! Dill Pickle Slaw recipe HERE
More Low Carb and Keto Side Dishes
- Three Pepper Salad- The Bewitchin Kitchen
- Cucumber Greek Salad - The Belle of The Kitchen
- Cheeseburger Salad - Easy Low Carb
Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
Easy and make ahead Sugar Free Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream. Just pull it out of the freezer when you're ready to eat! Quite refreshing on a hot day and having fresh homemade ice cream will be a huge hit at your party! Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream recipe, HERE
These taste great AND keep well so they're perfect for cookouts and picnics where you don't need cold storage. Recipe: Keto Brownies Recipe: Fudgy Dark Chocolate Brownies
More Keto Desserts
- Keto Key Lime Pie Jars - Peace Love and Low Carb
- Creamy Lemon Tart - Sugar Free Sprinkles
- Sugar Free Strawberry Shortcake Trifle - Sugar Free Londoner
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