20 Best Keto Recipes

Goodbye Carbs, Hello Delicious Alternatives

Keto Meatloaf

The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

If you're on a keto diet, don't get stuck in a rut. You may not be able to eat lots of carbs, sugar, wheat, fruit, legumes, root veggies, or unhealthy fats, but there are still lots of options on the table: meat, fatty fish, eggs, dairy, nuts, seeds, healthy oils, low-carb veggies, and avocados. You can make a lot with these ingredients, including nachos, cookies, pancakes, meatloaf, and more. We've gathered some of our best keto recipes to keep you on track and in ketosis.

  • 01 of 20

    Keto Pigs in a Blanket

    Keto Pigs in a Blanket

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    A quick and easy dough made of cheeses, almond flour, and eggs is wrapped around cocktail wienies for a tasty party snack. Serve these pigs in a blanket with unsweetened mustard for dipping.

  • 02 of 20

    Cloud Bread

    Cloud Bread

    The Spruce / Laurel Randolph

    Made without a grain, flour, or nut in sight, these light and puffy breads are surprisingly tasty. The key to good cloud bread is properly whipped egg whites—they give it a light, airy texture.

  • 03 of 20

    Keto Sugar Cookies

    Keto Sugar Cookies

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    These sugar cookies have all of the flavors you want without grains or sugar. Made with almond and coconut flour and a touch of stevia sweetener, they're easy to make, too. Decorate them for Christmas, Easter, or a birthday.

  • 04 of 20

    Baked Avocado Chips

    Baked Avocado Chips

    The Spruce / Elaine Lemm

    These bright green avocado chips are made almost entirely out of (you guessed it) avocadoes. They're packed with healthy fat and are delicious dipped in fresh salsa.

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  • 05 of 20

    Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

    Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

    The Spruce / Laurel Randolph

    Swap the macaroni for roasted cauliflower in this gluten-free dish. No one will miss the pasta with a sauce this cheesy—even kids will love cauliflower mac and cheese.

  • 06 of 20

    Keto Meatloaf

    Keto Meatloaf

    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

    This meatloaf has a secret ingredient: pork rinds! They add a nice depth of flavor and help bind the meatloaf together without the help of grains. The loaf is wrapped in bacon before cooking, making it a centerpiece worthy of a feast but easy enough for a weeknight.

  • 07 of 20

    Keto Waffles

    Keto Waffles

    The Spruce / Laurel Randolph 

    Light and nutty, keto waffles are made with almond flour and almond butter. Whipped egg whites keep the mixture light and tender. Serve with keto syrup or a simple pat of butter.

  • 08 of 20

    Keto Pancakes

    Keto Pancakes

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Keto-friendly pancake batter is made with cream cheese, almond flour, and eggs before hitting the griddle. The pancakes can be served sweet with keto syrup or served savory, topped with a fried egg and crumbled bacon. Either way, serve with butter!

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  • 09 of 20

    Keto Pretzels

    Keto Pretzels

    The Spruce / Laurel Randolph

    Soft, chewy pretzels don't feel like diet food, but they're totally keto-friendly. Made with cheeses, almond flour, and a little yeast for aroma, they are a very enjoyable snack. Make them for your next game day gathering and let the crowd decide.

  • 10 of 20

    Keto Jalapeno Poppers

    Keto Jalapeno Poppers

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney 

    Guests on and off diet plans will devour these jalapeño poppers. Stuffed with cream cheese and topped with crispy bacon, they taste as good as they look.

  • 11 of 20

    Keto Gravy

    Keto Gravy

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney 

    Instead of the standard flour or cornstarch, this recipe uses egg yolks and gelatin to thicken up. The result is a rich and meaty gravy that is delicious served with roast chicken, turkey, and beef.

  • 12 of 20

    Keto Cornbread

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Totally grain-free and low-carb, this cornbread still has all of the flavor and texture you're looking for. Add chopped jalapeños, crispy bacon, or cheese to the mix to punch it up.

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  • 13 of 20

    Keto Tortilla Chips

    Keto Tortilla Chips

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Even health food tortilla chips tend to be made with grains, corn, or beans, all no-no's on the keto diet. Fortunately, it's easy to make your own using mozzarella cheese, almond flour, and flax. Serve the keto chips with guacamole, salsa, cheese dip, or as nachos.

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    Keto Nachos

    Keto Nachos

    The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

    Loaded with chicken, cheese sauce, guacamole, sour cream, and salsa, these keto nachos are the ultimate comfort food. Swap the chicken for spiced ground beef if you like.

  • 15 of 20

    Keto Chocolate Cookies

    Keto Chocolate Cookies

    The Spruce / Anita Schecter

    Chocolate cookies are just as delicious made the keto way as the traditional way—you're sure to fool all your friends. Don't forget to use sugar-free chocolate chips and top with a sprinkle of sea salt for a nice touch.

  • 16 of 20

    Keto Stuffing

    Keto Stuffing

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney 

    Just because you're on a keto diet doesn't mean you can't enjoy a helping of stuffing. This low-carb recipe is made with keto cornbread and all of the usual stuffing fixings and tastes great all year long.

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  • 17 of 20

    Cauliflower Hummus

    Cauliflower Hummus

    The Spruce / Jennifer Perillo 

    Cut out the carbs by replacing the typical chickpeas with cauliflower. It still has lots of flavor from tahini and garlic and cauliflower hummus is delicious served with fresh veggies for dipping.

  • 18 of 20

    Keto Pumpkin Spice Latte

    Keto Pumpkin Spice Latte
    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Thankfully, a little caffeine is allowed on the keto diet. Make your cup of coffee extra special with some pumpkin spice magic. Espresso, pumpkin puree, spices, heavy cream, and milk are combined to make this spiced latte.

  • 19 of 20

    Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

    Keto Peanut Butter Cookies

    The Spruce / Kristina Vanni 

    Even though peanuts are legumes, they are relatively low-carb and are allowed on the keto diet. These peanut butter cookies are deliciously chewy and a perfect balance of sweet and salty. Stash a few away for when cravings strike.

  • 20 of 20

    Keto Pumpkin Pie

    Keto Pumpkin Pie

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    This keto pumpkin pie is a gluten-free, low-carb, and sugar-free take on an autumn classic. It's a diet-friendly way to celebrate all things fall and is perfect for a Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas gathering.