Keto Side Dishes Recipes

Keto Side Dishes Recipes

If you’re following a keto diet, you’ve probably got your go-to lunches and dinners down. But then you probably think of what to serve with keto meals. You know some classic side dishes like potatoes and rice are out.

Maybe that’s a bit of a bummer if your life before keto included these carb-heavy sides on the regular. So what can you actually enjoy? Plenty! There are many low-carb vegetables that fit into the diet, leaving lots of room for creativity.

Get to know things like cauliflower, leafy greens, and mushrooms and you might just find you hardly miss your mashed potatoes of the past. These Keto side dishes are anything that you can take with any meal.

The low carb keto side dishes recipes can also be taken as a keto snack or appetizer.  Sharing with you some of the keto side dishes recipes to have on your brunches with friends and family.

Keto Side Dishes Recipes

1. Keto Mashed Cauliflower-

Only A four-ingredient recipe for you! Cauliflower is the staple of the keto diet. So it\’s one of the easiest ways to make cauliflower delicious is here!

  • 1  large cauliflower (chopped florets of cauliflower)
  • 2 tbsp butter (cut into chunks)
  • 2 tbsp Cream cheese (cut into chunks)
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 3/4 tsp Sea salt 
  • Chives (optional, for garnish)


  • Fill a large saucepan or pot with enough salted water to come right below a steamer basket fitted over it. Bring the water to a boil.
  • Now, place the cauliflower florets into the steamer basket and fit on top of the pan. Cover the basket with a lid. 
  • Next, you have to reduce water to a simmer and cook, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes, until cauliflower is very soft and mushy.

Make the Mashed Cauliflower:

  • Firstly, place the cauliflower into a food processor together with all other ingredients, except chives.
  • Puree for a couple of minutes, until smooth. Scrape the sides occasionally as needed.
  • Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with chives if desired. You can also drizzle some melted butter on top if you\’d like.

Nutritional Info Per Serving :

  • Calories-128
  • Fat-8g
  • Protein- 4g
  • Total Carbs- 11g
  • Fibe-r4g
  • Sugar-3g


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2.Keto French Fries

Rutabaga (shalgam)fries make the best keto french fries! You\’ll love the crispy exterior. These low carb fries contain only 6 g net carbs!

  • 2 medium rutabagas
  • 1/4 cup Avocado oil
  • 1 tsp Sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C).
  • Peel the rutabagas. Slice them into circles, 1/4-inch thick. Stack the circles and slice them into sticks, 1/4-inch wide.
  • In a large bowl, you have to toss the rutabaga sticks with avocado oil, sea salt, and black pepper.
  • Place an oven-safe rack onto a large baking sheet.  The next step is to Arrange the fries in a single layer on the rack.
  •  Lastly , Bake them 35-45 minutes, until they are soft on the inside and crispy on the outside.

Nutritional Info Per Serving – serving size-10 fries

  • Calories 96
  • Fat 6g
  • Protein 1g
  • Total Carbs 8g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 4g
Serving tips!
  • You can use Low carb homemade sauce, keto ranch dressing, keto avocado oil mayo could be a great option for dips.
  • Serve this keto fries recipe alongside your favorite juicy burgers, or as part of the ultimate appetizer platter with keto onion rings, healthy fried pickles, and keto sausage balls.  You\’re going to love this new keto substitute for french fries!

3. Broccoli Cheese Nuggets-

Here is a new recipe for you and your kids \” Broccoli Cheese Nuggets \”. With just five ingredients, it is easy to whip up broccoli nuggets as a side dish or snack. This easy recipe is low carb, keto, gluten-free, grain-free, and sugar-free.

  • 2 cups cooked broccoli florets  (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 egg whites (or one whole egg)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese 
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Use a potato masher to break up the broccoli into small pieces. Add the other ingredients and mix well. Drop 20 scoops onto the prepared baking sheet and press into a nugget shape.
  • Now, Bake for 20 min until firm and golden around the edges.

Nutrition Info Per Serving :

Serving: 5nuggets 

  • Calories: 146kcal 
  •  Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Protein: 10g 
  • Fat: 9g 


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4. Garlic Butter Roasted Mushrooms-

This recipe for all Mushroom Lovers! Easy Garlic Butter Roasted Mushrooms is a simple yet impressive healthy, gluten-free side dish recipe that’s totally mouthwatering!

  • 1/4 cup butter 
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 500grams mushrooms 
  • salt and pepper
  • Take a large cast-iron skillet into the oven then preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Or you can use a pie pan or casserole dish – do not preheat either of those.
  • Now, add butter and garlic to a small dish then microwave until melted, 30 seconds. 
  • Now, Trim ends off mushrooms with a small knife then place cap side down in skillet or baking dish. 
  • Use garlic butter to drizzle each cap, taking care to get garlic on the mushroom vs on the skillet or baking dish.
  • Season the top with salt and pepper. 
  • At last, roast for 25-30 minutes, or until tender, basting mushrooms with butter in the bottom of the skillet.

 Nutritional Info Per Serving: 100g

  • Calories -118
  • Proteins -2.75g
  • Fats- 11.26g
  • Carbs- 3.53g

5. Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Pasta-

Missing your favorite Pasta Dish? Not to worry all you need to do is substitute your regular spaghetti with some fresh zucchini noodles, and you can turn any Italian classic into a keto-friendly meal. This pasta dish is a treat to eat with zucchini noodles, olive oil, parmesan cheese, and more. This Italian dish gluten-free and low carb and is perfect for the whole family. 

  • 4 medium zucchini (spiralized into noodles)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Take a large pan or skillet and add olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Turn to low-medium heat. Add the zucchini noodles around the garlic once the oil heats up.
  • Toss the noodles and cook for 3-4 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  • Take a spoon to stir in the tomatoes, basil, lemon juice, and parmesan cheese. Toss to coat.
  •  You can serve it with grilled chicken, steak, or fish of choice.
  • Garnish with extra parmesan cheese if desired.

Nutrition Info Per Serving :

Serving Size: 1 cup

  • Calories: 83 kcal
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 1g

6. Low Carb Onion Rings-

Ever thought of making onion so crispy and pleasing? The onion rings are perfects for side meals. A great and easy snack on a low carb keto diet.

  • 1 medium white onion
  • 1/2 cup Coconut flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 oz Pork Rinds
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Slice onion widthwise in half-inch-thick rings.
  • Break apart rings and set aside all the inside pieces you won\’t be using.
  • Use three different bowls to make coconut flour, egg wash and heavy whipping cream, and pork rind parmesan coating stations.
  • Starting with coconut flour go through all the steps of coating and place on the baking rack as pictured above.
  • Once all onions are coated, double back and recoat them starting with the egg wash.
  • TIP: reprocessor remake the pork rind parmesan coating if it begins soggy/clumpy.
  • Places double-coated rings back on greased baking rack and place in a 425-degree oven for 15 minutes.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

Nutritional Facts Per Serving :

  • Calories- 211
  • Fats – 12.5g
  • Carbs- 7.5g
  • Fiber – 3g
  • Protein – 16 g


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7. Low Carb Naan

Naan lovers! This a low-carb naan recipe for you! Naan recipe is fairly simple and quick to make. You can enjoy your low carb naans with your dinner meals like keto butter chicken, paneer makhani, and other favorite dishes.

  • 1/2 cup Coconut flour
  • 1.5 tbsp psyllium husk powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1-1.5 cups hot water
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt

NOTE: You can make 6 naans out of this dough to serve it to two people so 3 naans per serving.

  • Combine the coconut flour, psyllium husk powder, baking powder, salt, and coconut oil.  Also, Add the minced garlic to the mixture. 
  • Pour 1 cup of hot water to start and combine. Add more hot water if needed.  Add more psyllium husk powder If the consistency is too wet.
  • Knead the batter in your hands for a minute and let it sit in a bowl for 15 minutes.
  • Pull apart the dough into balls ( big or small) as you\’d like and roll out using some parchment paper and a rolling pin.
  • Heat a skillet to medium heat and add a naan to the heated skillet. Flip after a couple of minutes (it will be brown on the other side), and cook until browned on both sides.
  • Tip: If the naan starts to puff up, you know it\’s done!
  • Complete until all naans are cooked and enjoy!

Nutritional Facts Per Serving :

  • Calories- 138
  • Fats- 9g
  • Carbs- 12g
  • Protein – 2g

8. Bacon Jalapeno Poppers

There is always time throughout the year where a quick, go-to appetizer recipe can come in handy. New years party, Super Bowl party, Valentine\’s dinner, Easter dinner, Fourth of July party, Halloween party, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.  So, you can make this Bacon Jalapeno Poppers recipe 8 times a year and even on holidays! Also, a great weekend snack for you on a keto diet.

  • 8 medium jalapenos
  • 6 oz ground beef
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 2 oz Cream Cheese
  • Salt 
  • Pepper
  • Place ground beef in a pan on medium heat and allow it to fully cook.  Now, Season beef with salt and pepper and set aside to cool.
  • Take a knife and Cut jalapenos in half lengthwise and remove the seeds.
  • Spread cream cheese inside each jalapeno half. Fill the cream cheese normally don\’t overfill it.
  • Add the ground beef on top of the cream cheese.
  • Cut each slice of bacon in half lengthwise. Wrap the bacon around the jalapeno, being sure to trap all of the fillings in. We use a 1/2 slice of bacon per popper.
  • Place them on a baking rack and bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. If you do not have a baking rack a simple baking sheet will work. Enjoy!

Tip! Go heavy on the cream cheese if you don\’t like spicy food! You can also use other kinds of jalapenos too like the yellow and orange ones tend to be sweeter.

Nutritional Facts Per Serving :
  • Calories- 57
  • Fats- 4.6 g
  • Carbs- 0.8g
  • Proteins- 3.5g


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9. Keto Sauteed Radishes-

This super simple sauteed radishes recipe! Keto fried radishes take only 10-15 minutes to prepare and are similar to potatoes.

  • 500grams radishes (trimmed and quartered-without greens)
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the quartered radishes in a single layer. Season with sea salt and black pepper.
  • Saute the radishes, stirring occasionally, for about 8-10 minutes, until radishes are soft and browned. Don\’t stir constantly, which will prevent browning.

Nutritional Info Per Serving :

  • Calories-46
  • Fat-4g
  • Protein-1g
  • Carbs-3g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugar 1g

10. Keto Garlic Dinner Rolls-

These keto garlic dinner rolls are fluffy, cheesy, and low carb! Perfect rolls on the side during dinner or can be used for making sliders or mini sandwiches. They’re also delectable with a pat of butter or cream cheese!

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 oz full-fat cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups Almond flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp EACH baking powder.
  • 1 tsp garlic powder and Italian seasoning


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For Garlic Butter Topping

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp minced parsley or Italian seasoning
  • ¼ cup parmesan or cheddar cheese optional, for topping
  • Preheat oven to 350F.  You have to Grease a baking dish or oven-safe pan with butter or oil and set it aside.
  • In a large microwave mixing bowl, place mozzarella and cream cheese and microwave on high in 30-second intervals until the mozzarella begins to melt. stir mozzarella and cream cheese until fully incorporated.
  • Add the almond flour, eggs, baking powder, and garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Mix the batter with a spatula until the mixture is completely combined and smooth. Make  8-10 equal size balls from the dough and place in baking dish.
  • In a small microwave-safe bowl melt the butter. Add the minced garlic & parsley and whisk.  Whisk with garlic butter mixture and sprinkle with parmesan cheese and more mozzarella cheese if desired. Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown.


Nutritional Info Per Serving :

Serving size- 1 roll

  • Calories- 269
  • Carbs- 6g
  • Protein- 13g
  • Fats- 23 g
  • Fiber- 2g
  • Sugar – 1g

Side dishes are perfect options to add to your main course dishes. These keto side dishes recipes are easy and tasty. Whenever you crave a snack or sides make these amazing recipes and enjoy the meals with your family.

We love them and we know you will too. This is as easy as it gets, so what is your excuse now? Get yourself started today and Stay tuned for more such keto weight loss stories, health content, and recipes! Also, don\’t forget to follow us on Instagram for the daily dose of the Keto Lifestyle.


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