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Compared to lots of other lifestyles or diets, keto is one of the easiest to follow. Thanks to its protein-rich, high-fat meals, you can usually find something that’s both filling and comforting. While meat-based main courses are pretty easy to put together, side dishes can be somewhat challenging. I mean, if you think about it, most side dishes are mostly carbs. But, with a little inspiration, you quickly realize that there are so many delicious keto side dishes to make and try. In this post, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite low carb sides. You’ll find that these are packed with low carb veggies, but also cheese, bacon, and other ingredients you and your family will love.
What side dishes are keto-friendly?
With a little inspiration, pretty much any side dish can be made keto-friendly. You can remake some carb-rich classic recipes as I did with my cauliflower mac and cheese and in many of these Keto Comfort Food recipes.
Pasta can be substituted with spiralized veggies such as zucchini and squash. Also, let’s not forget that cauliflower can be turned into almost anything! If you don’t believe me, I was able to collect over 40 cauliflower recipes with something for every meal!
What are good side dishes that go well with chicken?
Chicken is so versatile and goes well with almost any veggie-packed side dish. Some awesome ways to eat chicken are to pair it with this Supreme Green Bean Casserole or these light, but tasty Sauteed Radishes with Vinegar and Herbs.
What keto side dishes go well with steak and beef?
What keto side dishes go well with bbq?
I love pairing BBQ with Southern-inspired side dishes or cold sides (like the kind you get at a summer BBQ). My Keto Coleslaw and Keto Cauliflower Mac & Cheese were perfect sides for Keto BBQ Ribs, Bacon Wrapped BBQ Chicken Kabobs, and the tender Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork.
Types of Keto-friendly Side Dishes in this guide:
I wanted to make sure that you had a range of options, so there’s a mix of hot and cold side dishes that are prepared in a few different ways.
Oven-Baked Keto Side Dishes
These oven-baked keto side dishes have come in handy for things like Keto Thanksgiving. I love that they will practically cook themselves, so you can have the time to relax or cook other dishes.
Cauliflower, spinach, zucchini, mushrooms, and broccoli, are all low-carb vegetables perfect for baking. Use these options to experiment a bit.
Keto Cauliflower Mac And Cheese – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
Creamy Spinach And Mushroom Gratin – Lauren Kelly Nutrition
Loaded Mashed Cheesy Pancetta Cauliflower – Sugar Free Mom
Keto Parmesan Garlic Bread Bites – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
Keto Zucchini Rollatini – I Breathe I’m Hungry
Supreme Green Bean Casserole – Low Carb Maven
Keto Mashed Cauliflower – Hey Keto Mama
Easy Keto Ham And Cheese Rolls Recipe – Sweet C’s Designs
Keto Bang Bang Cauliflower – Peace, Love & Low Carb
Easy Baked Ratatouille Recipe – Wholesome Yum
Roasted Balsamic Zucchini And Mushrooms With Feta And Thyme – Kalyn’s Kitchen
Broccoli Cheese Casserole – Diethood
Cauliflower Bake With Goat Cheese – Food, Faith, Fitness
Stovetop / Grilled Keto Side Dishes
When you’re in need of a quick and easy side dish, one-pan and grilled recipes are an excellent choice. These amazing stovetop and grilled keto side dishes prove that you can make a tasty and clean meal without too much fuss. A lot of these are meat-free, so they go well with a richer meat-based main dish.
Keto Risotto – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
Creamed Spinach – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
Keto Shrimp Scampi – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
Sauteed Radishes With Vinegar And Herbs – Kalyn’s Kitchen
Keto Cauliflower Fried Rice – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
Creamy Garlic Mushrooms With Bacon – Diethood
Cheesy Cauliflower Fritters – Kirbie’s Cravings
Keto Spanish Cauliflower Rice – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
Cabbage Rice With Indian Spices – Low Carb Yum
Bacon Green Beans – The Harvest Skillet
Keto Mexican Cauliflower Rice – Hey Keto Mama
Garlic Butter Parmesan Tuscan Mushrooms Steak House Style Side Dish – Sweet C’s Design
Grilled Cabbage Steaks With Blue Cheese And Bacon – Low Carb Yum
Cold Salad Keto Side Dishes
These salad keto sides are all tried and tested so whether you’re looking for a more substantial side or a lighter salad, options abound.
Keto Coleslaw – Dr. Davinah’s Eats
Loaded Mock Keto Potato Salad – Peace, Love & Low Carb
How To Make Cucumber Noodles – Wholesome Yum
Fried Cabbage With Bacon – Blackberry Babe
Easy Mediterranean Low Carb Broccoli Salad – Food, Faith, Fitness
Keto Cucumber Salad – Seasonal Cravings