Looking for Easy Keto Appetizers & Tailgate Recipes for a crowd? Wondering how you can have chips, dip, saucy wings and desserts at your next football party without added sugar and carbs?
This post includes more than 20 of the best easy keto & low carb recipes for a crowd. They include a mix of low carb appetizers, zero carb chips and dips, and easy keto-friendly desserts. Perfect if you’re like me and you love football food, but want to enjoy it with less guilt.
Why share this low carb appetizer and keto tailgate food post?
I’m not really a sports fan, but I love game day food! The chips, dips, appetizers, wings, and sandwiches always inspire the foodie in me to root for a team so that I have an excuse to eat some amazing dishes!
Considering that the Super Bowl is coming up and that there is always some sort of sports event happening throughout the year, I decided to round up a list of the very best keto and low carb recipes that would be perfect game day dishes. These easy keto recipes for a crowd include appetizers, main dishes, keto chips and dips, and even a dessert dip.
My hope is that this list will give you Super Bowl food ideas and provide a range of easy keto recipes and appetizers for a crowd.
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What Keto Appetizers & Tailgate food will you find in this guide?
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Keto Bang Bang Shrimp – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
This recipe takes only 20 minutes. The shrimp are lightly breaded with coconut flour. The sauce takes a few minutes of stirring. You can use the sauce as a topping for chicken or even on burgers!
Keto Fried Bacon Jalapeno Poppers Cheese Bites – Ketofy.Me
This recipe is everything that you might imagine from Jalapeno Poppers with a twist. They’re filled with ooey-gooey cheeses, bacon, and jalapenos then crusted with pork rinds.
Party Low-Carb Turkey Burger Kabobs -Bliss Health Coaching
This such a fun idea! It’s basically a burger on a stick! You could absolutely turn this into a make your own kabob bar by laying out all of the toppings, allowing each guest to make their own kabob.
Meat Lovers Mini Meat Dish Pizza – Taste and See
These are adorable little pizzas that have a meatball surprise in the center. They are made with fathead dough, making them the perfect keto-friendly appetizer.
Keto Meatballs – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
These are super easy to make and are perfect for a crowd. These can be eaten alone or on a low-carb roll!
Cilantro Lime Air Fryer Shrimp Skewers – Recipes from a Pantry
These are why I love air fryers. They are so versatile and make cooking delicious things super quick. These shrimp skewers are not only keto, but perfect for your Whole30 guests too!
Chick-a-Roni Skewers – Mom Foodie
This idea is pretty awesome! Chicken, sharp cheddar and basil all wrapped up in a slice of pepperoni.
Keto Philly Cheesesteak Pockets – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
This dish is for all of my cheesesteak lovers! It has all the ingredients of a Philly Cheesesteak but swaps the roll for fathead dough.
Paleo Chicken Satay with Cashew Sauce – What a Girl Eats
This easy recipe only requires 5 ingredients. It’s actually Paleo (because it contains coconut sugar), but it easily converts to Keto & Whole30. To maintain the sweetness in the dipping sauce, I’d recommend swapping the coconut sugar with a keto-friendly sweetener or another brand of erythritol.
Blistered Shishito Peppers with Soy Sauce, Sesame and Lime – She Keeps a Lovely Home
These look amazing and like the perfect way to have more veggies. You could use the sauce or leave some sauceless so that they could become a game day dipper.
Bacon and Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers – The Savvy Mama Lifestyle
If you’re looking for a Jalapeno Popper recipe minus the spicy, then this keto appetizer is perfect. Instead of jalapenos, it has mini sweet bell peppers.
Bacon-Wrapped Scallops – Pinch and Swirl
Scallops are one of my favorite proteins. These bacon-wrapped scallops take less than 30 minutes to make and only have 2g net carbs.
Buffalo Deviled Eggs – Thrifty Jinxy
If you’re wanting to add a bit of a twist to your deviled eggs recipe then you should try these. They could easily be made ahead.
Keto Bagel Dogs – Fit Mom Journey
This is an awesome kid-friendly recipe and can be made with so many variations. They are made with fathead dough so it’s likely you have most of the ingredients in your pantry. I’d love to try these with some sort of spicy sausage!
Instant Pot Palak Paneer – Code 2 Cook
Palak Paneer is creamy, flavorful and delicious! I usually serve this with some sort of cauliflower rice.
Keto Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Chicken – Moore or Less
I’ve never had bacon stuffed chicken, but this looks delicious! It could easily become the main dish. The best part is that it only requires 10 minutes of prep!
Smoked Salmon Cucumber Appetizer – Keto Cooking Christian
These remind me of a Nova Lox sandwich but on a cucumber. I love that you could add toppings to this like capers, red onions, and even tomatoes.
Caprese Salad Skewers – The Gingham Apron
These are the perfect appetizer to have your kiddos help with! They are easy to make and fool-proof.
These only require 3 ingredients and less than 30 minutes to make. All you have to do is wrap your favorite kind of pickle in a slice of bacon and put it in the oven.
Dill Pickle Wraps – Beyer Beware
For the pickle lovers out there, here is another pickle keto app. These only require 3 ingredients!
Keto Chicken Wing Recipes
There’s no such thing as a game day party without wings! So, here are some drool-worthy wing recipes that are sure to please a bunch of taste buds!
Many of the recipes are for one dish. But, the first one is a collection of some of my favorite keto-friendly chicken wings recipes. It includes no sugar added substitutes and options for things like Asian Sticky Wings, Nando’s wings, and Garlic Parmesan. It also gives tips for making wings in a Ninja Foodi, Instant Pot, the grill and in the oven, making it perfect for your keto tailgate party.
Spicy Dry Rub Wings – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
Crispy Baked Chicken Wings – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
Keto “Honey” Sriracha Wings – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Wings – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
Asian Sticky Chicken Wings – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
Air Fryer Buffalo Wings – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
Thai Red Curry Chicken Wings – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
Keto Chips & Dips
Chips and dip usually make up most of the Super Bowl snack table. While on keto, most of those chips don’t really fit into the lifestyle. With that in mind, here are a few options that allow us to enjoy these delicious dips.
What kinds of things can I use as keto chips?
- Chopped Vegetables (cucumbers, bell peppers, and celery)
- Pork Rinds
- Cheese Crisps
- Meat Sticks/Skewers
- Cali’thins Low Carb Crackers
- Crispy Pepperoni or Bacon
Kale Artichoke Dip – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
This Kale Artichoke dip is super easy to make and can be served hot or cold. I love enjoying these with pork rinds or sliced vegetables.
Easy Healthy Cauliflower Nachos – Wholesome Yum
If you want nachos, but want to fill it with veggies, then this nachos dish is for you! It has all the layers of Loaded Nachos with cauliflower as the base.
Loaded Pork Rinds – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
This is by far one of my favorite keto appetizers. I love it because it could easily become the main dish. It is loaded with chorizo, a quick queso sauce, and a homemade Pico De Gallo.
Hot Gruyere and White Wine Chicken Dip – Heartbeet Kitchen
This recipe is one that I’m looking forward to making. It mixes great flavors like gruyere cheese with organic chicken, wine and sweet onions. This would be the perfect dip for some pork rinds, toasted & cut cauliflower pizza crust or low carb crackers!
Jalapeno Popper Chicken Dip – Keto Cooking Christian
I love dip recipes that require you to dump and stir. This is one of those kinds of recipes. Featuring shredded chicken, cream cheese, fresh jalapenos, and a bacon ranch dressing mix, this dip is perfect for homemade crackers or vegetables.
Cheesy Seafood Dip – Babaganosh
If you’re a seafood lover then you’ll love this dip! It comes cheese, shrimp, and crab meat and easily reheats in the microwave!
Dill Veggie Dip with Cream Cheese – Low Carb Yum
This dip seems full of flavor and takes about five minutes to make! It has a lot of the same flavors as ranch dressing so as shown above, I’d pair it with lots of fresh veggies.
Keto Instant Pot Chili Queso Dip – Beauty and the Foodie
Whether you’re dipping vegetables or meat sticks, serving up great queso is a must. This recipe takes less than 25 minutes and uses only 8 ingredients.
Easy Vegan Queso – Veg Annie
If you know someone who is vegan and keto, then don’t leave them out of the fun! This vegan queso has no sugar added and is very low carb. Believe it or not, it only takes 5 minutes.
The Best Easy Guacamole Recipe – 24 Carrot Kitchen
Besides queso, another game day food staple is guacamole. You can dip into this with vegetables, crispy bacon, or cheese crisps.
Personally, I love to have something sweet after a meal! These are perfect small bites that help cure your guest’s sweet tooth!
Keto Cupcakes – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
Keto Snickers Cheesecake Bars – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
Maple Pecan Keto Cinnamon Rolls – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
No-Bake Coconut Cookies – Whole New Mom
I love no-bake desserts! Especially, those that take 5 minutes. You could leave these as is or add chocolate and almonds to make them more like an Almond Joy!
Cream Cheese Caramel Dip – TJ’s Taste
With all of the savory dip options, this one will cure your guests’ sweet tooth. Pair it with berries for an easy dessert.