On keto, dinner time is a time to skip about

Updated: September 2019

I like breakfast, they say it's the most important meal of the day and I agree with that so I make an effort to get something in my system before I start the day

Lunch? Well everyone skips lunch. It's either that or you order some Mac and Cheese from Mac Donalds.

But when it comes to dinners, dinners are the BOMB. It's when you get to actually eat some real food. It's when you experience the magic in mama’s fingers. 

And when you are on keto too, dinners can be your one shot at actually preparing something grand the family. Y’know, after the usual bacon and eggs in the morning.

As you begin the keto diet, you would start to wonder if you can really enjoy real dinner time. Cause, the last time you checked the keto food list, they were a gazillion (is that a word?) things you couldn't eat.

But while it's true that you can't eat things (like you'll say bye-bye to pasta) you forgot the part where they are also a countless number of things you can actually eat. 

I mean we've still got meat, eggs, and chicken. Then salmon still stays.

Check out the keto food list for the complete list of what you can eat on keto

But keto dinners can be a real delight. On top of that when you have some really handy keto recipes at bay, dinner will have the family knocking their hats off. 

Excellent recipes have a way of merging Delish and Diet together like these 15 awesome keto recipes that don't seem like diet food.

21 keto dinner recipes that are incredibly delish

These recipes are fully keto and will help you lose weight will the diet. Two things usually happen when one wants to start keto.

They have no idea what to eat and only think that they can blend berries and drink.

They know 2 or 3 things to eat but that's all so it's like rinse and repeat for those foods. That's why some keep eating salads every night.

But with these 21 recipes, you really have no excuse for repetition

Loaded Cauliflower

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A loaded dish indeed. You've got cauliflower (duh), cheese, gracious bacon, sour cream and then chives.

If you’d like a replacement for baked potatoes since your keto membership, this is a recipe to look to. And it doesn't even take all day. In about 20 minutes, dinner can be served. And a delicious dinner at that

Fats: 17g
Protein: 8g
Net Carbs: 3g
Calories: 199

View this recipe on Low Carb Maven Loaded Cauliflower

Tamale Pie Casserole 

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Awesome recipe. plus its low carb, it's keto and it's gluten-free. One of the things that make this so keto-friendly is what is used for the crust.

You don't need to use corn. You've got the awesome pie crust that Maya teaches you to make.

Word on the street is that this pie is totally mouthwatering.

Fats: 26g
Protein: 15g
Net Carbs: 3.5g
Calories: 313

View this recipe on Wholesome Yum Tamale Pie Casserole

Chicken Enchiladas

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It won't be a surprise at all if this turns out to be one of your favorite dishes. Follow the recipe directions and the cauliflower will naturally replace the normal flavor.

It's just a wonder how cauliflower can be a replacement to a lot of dishes and still fit right in perfectly

Fats: 22g
Protein: 31.5g
Net Carbs: 8g
Calories: 360

View this recipe on Tasteaholics Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

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One great thing about casseroles are that they are usually made for many persons to eat.

Often times than not, you'll want to cook more than the estimated amount so everyone can eat. As a result, they'll be leftovers which is always good.

Bacon always goes with anything but when you mix it with chicken it's just exceptional. Then you add a bit of ranch dressing to spice things up

Fats: 31g
Protein: 38g
Net Carbs: 5g
Calories: 469

View this recipe on Wholesome Yum Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Avocado Taco Boats

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You know that you can't have your normal tacos when you're on keto. It's just way too many carbs. 

But this does not mean that you'll throw your taco dreams out the window. Just like we did with those cauliflower remixes, well do the same with tacos

You still get the same taco feel and taste but it's now with avocado. Were getting rid of the tortillas for now.

Fats: 35g
Protein: 32g
Net Carbs: 5g
Calories: 460

View this recipe on Peace Love and Low Carb Avocado Taco Boats

Sesame Chicken

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I've never had Chinese food. I just never had the opportunity to taste it and it never occurred to me to cook.

But it seems this recipe is gonna break the yoke. Just looking at it alone makes my tummy rumble. 

You can't have rice and you would know that if you checked the keto food list. But since we can't have all these things, we just have to find another replacement

And once again, cauliflower flies in with it's cape to the rescue

Fats: 36g
Net Carbs: 4g
Calories: 520

View this recipe on Tasteaholics Sesame Chicken

You Don't Need a Silver Fork to Eat Good Food. Paul Prudhomme

Chicken Sausage Jambalaya

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You just can't help but love this recipe.

It's Jambalaya of course. The meal that mixes different flavors to make something that tastes so golden.

And when you mix in the sausage and chicken, you don't need to doubt if it'll be delish. 
While tastes may vary and what's super in my mouth could be crap in yours, I bet this will get your tongue dancing

Fats: 25g
Protein: 31g
Net Carbs: 10.5g
Calories: 415

View this recipe on Tasteaholics Chicken Sausage Jambalaya

Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast With Cheese

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If you are one who likes to try out very easy recipes but still loves to get that 10-star flavor, you want to save the recipe in your must-make list

It just takes about 30 minutes and what more? It doesn't requre a lot of ingredients and most of them you may have on hand already

Fats: 13g
Protein: 47g
Net Carbs: 3g
Calories: 336

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Garlic Parmesan Chicken

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A lovely keto chicken that can you can get ready in five minutes. Don't get me wrong this won't cook in just 5 minutes. It's chicken it needs to cook through.

But it just takes 5 minutes to prepare. Which is cool as you can just coat the chicken, abandon it in the oven and after 30 minutes remove and eat.

Fats: 21g 
Protein: 33g
Net Carbs: 0.5g 
Calories: 342

View this recipe on Joy Filled Eats Garlic Parmesan Chicken

Keto Chili

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Craig from Ruled.me says that this recipe is best for busy weeknights. It's not always easy having to cook fresh when you're on keto.

With a keto chili like this, you can just cook, store and reheat when it's time to it. 

And if you are part of the cheese family, feel free to spread some Parmesan on this one

Fats: 27.06g
Protein: 31.09g
Net Carbs: 5.11g
Calories: 404.33

View this recipe on Ruled.me Keto Chili

Hamburger Steak Gravy

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When it takes you forever to make a meal, you tire out and you don't want to get in the kitchen anymore. 

As a result, you start rethinking your keto resolution.

But when it doesn't even take up to 30 minutes to get dinner ready, of course it's more joy. 

With the flavors you get and all the ingredients added, it's the perfect way to get healthy this night

Fats: 52g
Protein: 29g
Net Carbs: 4g
Calories: 612

View this recipe on Low Carb Maven Hamburger Steak Gravy

Keto Shepherd's Pie

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I know people who have no idea what Shepherd's pie is not to talk of tasting it. But Shepherd's pie is no different from a casserole

But it's made with gravy, ground beef, and vegetables. To complete it one would add mashed potatoes to the mix but if you've been listening, what can we use to replace potatoes?

Cauliflower!! And this makes it so much healthy and delicious

Fats: 31g
Protein: 17g
Net Carbs: 6g
Calories: 379

View this recipe on Joy Filled Eats Keto Shepherds Pie

Laughter is Brightest Where Food is Best

Keto Lasagna

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You shouldn't dare to eat lasagna when you are on keto. But that's why we have gurus like these.

To figure out how we can eat our faves while maintaining ketosis. And the best part is where Kyndra says that it tastes ‘just like the real lasagna’ (actually, that's the name)

You're making lasagna so of course, this will take more than five minutes but um *cough* you want to watch out for carbs, okay?

Fats: 34g
Protein: 57g
Net Carbs: 9.5g
Calories: 486

View this recipe on Peace Love and Low Carb Keto Lasagna

Pork Egg In A Roll 

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Or also known as Crack Slaw is the meal that's packed with flavor. And it can also be cooked in 30 minutes.

The best part is that it makes a perfect meal prep recipe and it reheats well. And you know that's always a plus when it comes to busy weeknights

Fats: 297
Protein: 20g
Net Carbs: 5.5g
Calories: 297

View this recipe on Peace Love and Low Carb Egg Roll In A Bowl

Keto Cordon Bleu

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Busy weeknight you say? Here's a thought, a delish meal you can make up in a few minutes. The keto cordon bleu

But whether we are busy or not, everyone loves to cook up something that won't take much time. 

It's the remake of the normal cordon bleu (but we won't be use cauliflower as a substitute this time)

Fats: 41.6g
Protein: 46.33g
Net Carbs: 1.69g
Calories: 585

View this recipe on Ruled.me Keto Cordon Bleu

Cheesy Stuffed Pork Chops

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I love the part where Taryn says you don't need to go to a restaurant and pay when you can just have that same quality (and even more cause you use fresh stuffs) from your home

But just because we say it's like restaurant food doesn't mean that the carb number would actually 'blow the roof'. With a total carb of 2g, you can say it's even 'sweeping the floor' (get it!)

Fats: 48g
Protein: 67g
Carbs: 2g
Calories: 734

View this recipe on Joy Filled Eats Cheesy Stuffed Pork Chops

Eating Is a Need. Enjoying Is an Art

Easy Keto Korean Ground Beef

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Time to go Korean this time my friend. I've always fancied the way Koreans spread their dishes. It's great to know that I can finally taste one myself.

But in keto style!!

Again with this recipe, cauliflower comes to save us from low carb hunger. It makes a great substitute for rice (which you don't want to smell on keto)

Fats: 36g
Protein: 35g
Net Carbs: 9g
Calories: 513

View this recipe on Wholesome Yum Keto Korean Ground Beef

Keto Chicken Crust Pizza

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Ordering pizza on keto is a No. Who knows how much carb content a bite will give you. 

But when you make a simple and fresh pizza yourself with your ketofied ingredients, the world is your oyster

Fats: 29g
Protein: 38g
Net Carbs: 5g
Calories: 441

View this recipe on Wholesome Yum Keto Chicken Crust Pizza

Keto Orange Chicken

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A real orange dish indeed. Shouldn't take you more than 20 minutes to make and it requires ingredients you can find commonly. And it only takes just about 5g net carbs

It's another recipe where cauliflower saves the ‘rice’ situation.

Fats: 21.1g
Protein: 28.6g
Net Carbs: 5.2g
Calories: 334

View this recipe on Keto Diet App Keto Orange Chicken

Caprese Chicken

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A lovely breaded chicken and Caprese salad recipe. When I found this recipe I was expecting it to be that kind of recipe where you'll have to cook for hours to get things done.

But after you prep for 15 minutes, you just need to leave it for another 15 to cook!!

Fats: 11.5g
Protein: 37g
Net Carbs: 5g
Calories: 287

View this recipe on Keto Connect Caprese Chicken

Nacho Steak Skillet

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I won't be surprised if you come back and let me know that this is your favorite recipe. If you are not a fan of Jalapenos or you don't have it at bay, you can just use whatever spice you have.

I on the other hand love things a little heated up so I'm thinking of increasing the heat. 

But this has a nice amount of net carbs you don't have to worry about macros after eating this one.

Fats: 30.67g
Protein: 18.87g
Net Carbs: 5.9g
Calories: 385.4

View this recipe on Ruled.me Nacho Steak Skillet

Variety is really the spice of life

You can bookmark, you can write it down, you can Pin it, I don't know what method you decide to use but do not miss these recipes

I really don't want you repeating the same things every day. it'll suffocate you and you begin to view this diet as a fad you'll only undertake for a few weeks

The problem with that approach is that you'll be in for barely a month but you'll feel like you've carried half of the world on your back. You won't last very long cause when you hear the word Keto, you think Torture

Recipes like these are meant to give you variety so that you treat keto as a lifestyle cause it's actually meant to be one. so many things I would love to tell you but why don't you have a look at these recipes to see how to really enjoy keto.

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