11 Keto Recipes That’ll Make You Forget You’re On a Diet

Sometimes being on a diet can be a struggle. You are doing some things you don’t want to do and you’re just not really enjoying anything you eat. Some diets are hard and really restrictive about what you can and can’t have.

Luckily, on a keto diet, you’re able to eat amazing meals without even knowing you’re on a diet. Yes, the carbs are minimal, but when you make a meal as delicious as the ones below, you’ll forget about the side of bread or pasta.

That’s what is going to help you through this diet. Eating meals that cause you to forget that you’re eating something technically categorized as a “diet” food.

11 Keto Recipes That You’ll Love

Below are recipes that will make you forget you’re even on a keto diet.

Some of these recipes may not have many vegetables at all in them. If you need certain vitamins or just want a side dish as part of your next meal then you’re going to need to know your low carb vegetables that are allowable on the keto diet. They aren’t hard to know, it’s just good to have that knowledge.

Another thing to note before we get into these recipes is that heavy whipping cream is going to become one of your staples when you’re on the keto diet. Get used to it. If you doin’t like it, you can make your own heavy whipping cream to try and change the flavor a little bit.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

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This is a casserole that you’re going to want to make every week after having it for the first time.

It’s nothing that special, but the combination of flavors that you’ll be getting is going to be like heaven in your mouth.

If you’re a bacon lover, then you know that it makes everything better. This is no exception. The bacon adds that bit of saltiness this recipe will need in the end. It really ties everything together.

Per Serving:
Calories:498
Fats:36g
Protein:37g
Net Carbs:4g

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Keto Swedish Meatballs

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Meatballs by themselves are something that is already delicious. When you add together the right ingredients, you’re going to have meatballs that are more than just a little special.

The good thing about this recipe is that you can have the meatballs by themselves or add some zucchini noodles to the mix to get that pasta feel to the dish.

You’re going to love these meatballs without question.

Per Serving:
Calories:544
Fats:46g
Protein:28g
Net Carbs:1g

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Chicken Avocado Casserole

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Image courtesy of Caveman Keto.

If you’re somebody that happens to cook a lot for their family, then you know that casseroles can be lifesavers. They are typically easy to make and allow you to serve everyone without any of them being hungry.

This chicken avocado casserole is going to do just that.

It’s so simple to make that it takes minimal effort. You don’t need to strain yourself when making this casserole.

When you take it out of the oven, be prepared for it to be gone quickly. The recipe makes about 6 servings, but when your family starts to dig in, they are going to want more. You will literally forget that you’re on a diet and you may even convince your family to start it too.

Per Serving:
Calories:549
Fats:40g
Protein:39g
Net Carbs:6g

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BBQ Pot Roast

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I don’t know about you, but when my mom made pot roast when I was a kid, the smile that was usually on my face got even bigger.

The best thing about this recipe is that you’re going to more than likely have leftovers so you won’t need to worry about not having anymore for a couple days.

If you’ve ever made a pot roast before, you’ll know that it takes some time for it to cook completely. However, when it’s done, you’ll have the juices from the meat sink into the vegetables and create even more flavor. Your taste buds are in for a treat.

Per Serving:
Calories:701
Fats:22g
Protein:75g
Net Carbs:4g

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Juicy Lucy Sliders

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If you’ve never heard of a Juicy Lucy before, they are typically made at burger restaurants and are burgers filled with cheese. My mouth is watering just thinking about one.

This recipe is the same thing, however, there won’t be a bun. You won’t need it because, if anything, the bun takes away from the great taste of these sliders. You want to be able to enjoy the pure goodness that is going to come from the beef and melty cheese.

Cooking them is going to take some practice, but once you get that down, you’re going to feel as if you’re making the best bunless gourmet burger in town.

Per Serving:
Calories:285
Fats:21g
Protein:22g
Net Carbs:0g

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Stuffed Peppers

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Now, I’ll be the first to tell you that I was not a fan of peppers at all for the longest time. It wasn’t until I decided to try this stuffed pepper recipe that I started to actually enjoy the taste of peppers. I only tried it because I figured I needed to branch out more since my carb intake is very limited.

This is a very simple recipe that doesn’t take much time prepare.

If you are even the slightest fan of peppers then you’re going to love this recipe without question. Just make sure you take the seeds out of the peppers.

Per Serving:
Calories:484
Fats:35g
Protein:30g
Net Carbs:11g

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Pumpkin Pancakes

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right?

You might as well start it with something that’s delicious instead of a small pastry that’s going to make you hungry in a couple hours anyway.

These pancakes aren’t your average pancakes. The pumpkin flavor you get from the pancakes is going to satisfy your taste buds in a way that’s going to have you prepared for to attack the day ahead.

For those that don’t mind breakfast for dinner, this is a great way to end your night as well.

Per Serving:
Calories:91
Fats:7g
Protein:3g
Net Carbs:2g

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Keto Shrimp Scampi

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If you’re a fan of seafood then you are probably a fan of shrimp scampi. Well, obviously regular shrimp scampi is going to an option that you can’t have on a regular keto diet. The pasta is the only thing that typically makes this a non-keto meal.

However, when you’re able to find a way around the pasta, you’ll be perfectly fine.

This recipe calls for summer squash and that’s what will be used as the pasta. It may not have the same exact texture as pasta, but it’s definitely an option that’s as close to pasta as you can get.

Per Serving:
Calories:366
Fats:15g
Protein:49g
Net Carbs:5g

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Having a cheeseburger in the form of a casserole just sounds like something everyone should get behind.

It’s going to create less of a mess. You’ll get all the flavor without the worry of a bun.

The bun doesn’t really add much flavor to a regular burger anyway. It’s there to hold all the ingredients together anyway.

Per Serving:
Calories:613
Fats:51g
Protein:33g
Net Carbs:3g

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Keto Meat Lovers Pizza

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Let’s be honest, we all want a good pizza from time to time.

Since you’re on the ketogenic diet, pizza is usually out of the question. Luckily, this recipe is going to give you everything you love about a pizza without the worries of carbs.

It’s going to be so good that you may not ever want regular pizza again.

Per Serving:
Calories:203
Fats:16.8g
Protein:11g
Net Carbs:2.4g

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Biscuits and Gravy

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Who doesn’t love a good old fashioned southern comfort food? That is exactly what you’ll be getting with this recipe.

You’re going to be eating biscuits and gravy! If that doesn’t get you excited then I don’t know what will. The biscuits are keto friendly and the gravy is sausage gravy that will have you thinking you were in the south (if you aren’t there already).

When you’re eating something like this, your mind will never be focused on the diet at hand. It’s going to taste like you aren’t on a diet anymore.

Per Serving:
Calories:460
Fats:39.8g
Protein:17.4g
Net Carbs:5.3g

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Let Your Mind Drift Away

The great thing about these recipes is that it’s going to taste like you’re not even on a diet. You’re going to wonder if these meals are actually allowing you to stay on track with the keto diet. I have news for you, they will.

If you follow the recipes and don’t stray too far from them, you are going to be able to thoroughly enjoy every meal without having to worry about gaining weight or more fat.

Keep in mind that these recipes may not allow you to fully fulfill your daily macros. As good as they are going to be, you still need to keep track of your macros and make sure you’re hitting them. If you need some help hitting your macros, fat bombs are always an excellent solution.

Joining Keto Bootstrap is a great way to start your keto journey. Join the hundreds of people that have lost weight with the recipes above and maintained a healthy lifestyle while forgetting they’ve been on a diet.

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