Welcome to Four Score Living where we believe you can achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle through 80/20 living - and that includes a balanced diet. Today we’re sharing a collection of easy keto recipes.
We’ve rounded up some of the best easy keto recipes and easy low carb recipes! From keto chicken fried steak to keto cheesecake —we’ve got you covered.
All of these easy keto recipes are simple to make and they are packed full of healthy fats and protein. These easy low carb recipes are flavorful and filling.
Easy Keto Recipes - Dinner
Marry Me Chicken – One of our favorites! Creamy, tangy, savory and delicious, this easy Marry Me Chicken recipe is super simple to make and quite scrumptious. We LOVE make up a big batch of mashed cauliflower and spooning the savory sauce over it.
Keto Pizza - There might not be anything better than a Keto Pizza topped with spicy pepperoni and Italian herbs and cheeses. Make your own pizza that's better than takeout with this simple keto fathead pizza dough recipe.
Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole - You'll love Keto Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole. It's the ultimate cheesy, rich, comfort food that your whole family will enjoy. If it’s too cheesy for you, might we suggest making a keto chicken bacon ranch burrito with our low carb tortillas?
Keto Chicken Fried Steak - Coated in a crispy Parmesan and pork rind crust and smothered in sausage gravy, you won't believe how filling and delectable this chicken fried steak is. We like to enjoy this chicken fried steak with a big helping of keto broccoli salad.
Keto Chicken Fajitas - Keto Fajitas are a simple and easy way to create a flavorful, high protein, low carb dinner. This chicken is marinated in a delicious blend of spices, lime and seasonings. Prefer taco seasoning flavors? No problem, use a low carb taco seasoning recipe.
If you’re looking for some sides to serve with these easy keto chicken recipes, might we suggest our keto cornbread? It’s fantastic with a big slab of butter served alongside some steaming veggies.
Keto Chicken Salad - Keto Chicken Salad is a staple in our house. Enjoy it with a fork, on top of a salad, or as lettuce wraps. I also love making avocado boats with chicken salad. If you’re in a hurry, scoop some into a sliced keto roll for a quick sandwich.
Keto Stir Fry - Keto Stir Fry is packed with chicken, vegetables, and Asian flavors. We use chicken in our stir fry, but you can use any protein you like. This meal is easy to make, low carb, and a perfect substitute for takeout. We serve ours over cauliflower rice.
If you want more veggie recipe ideas, check out or post on Keto Vegetables.
Keto Chicken Enchiladas - Keto Enchiladas with chicken, melty cheese, and a mildly spicy, savory sauce will quickly become a family favorite meal. We like to make ours in these Keto Tortillas. Finish your chicken enchiladas with your favorite toppings – we like this keto queso and keto salsa.
Low Carb Chicken Taco Soup – Super simple to make and uses minimal ingredients! Top this delightful keto chicken taco soup with your favorite toppings. We like to top it with sour cream, cheese, and sliced jalapenos for a comforting meal. Add some keto cheese chips or keto tortilla chips on the side.
Easy Keto Recipes - Appetizers
Keto Mozzarella Sticks - One of our favorite easy keto recipes! Baked or fried, these keto mozzarella sticks will satisfy your craving for a crunchy, cheesy snack. There are only six ingredients in this keto cheese sticks recipe.
Keto Buffalo Chicken Dip – This keto buffalo dip is insanely delicious. It’s loaded with lots of healthy fats and protein and it’s great as a meal or an appetizer. This recipe only uses a handful of ingredients and it’s easy to make.
Keto Chicken Wings – Keto recipes don’t get any easier than this keto chicken wings recipe. These little tasty chicken wings are super flavorful and filling. Just a note, they can get messy. Dip them in different sauces or some keto BBQ sauce, and enjoy!
Keto Spinach Dip - A simple keto spinach dip recipe that's ready in minutes. You're going to love how quickly this low carb spinach dip comes together. With only seven ingredients this keto spinach dip is healthy and satisfying.
Keto Tortilla Chips - Made from homemade tortillas, these Keto Tortilla chips are low carb, crispy, crunchy, salty, and perfect for dipping into your favorite keto dips. Try these low carb chips with Keto Salsa and Keto Spinach Dip.
Keto Crackers - You're going to love this recipe for Keto friendly crackers. They can be served with cheese and meats, used for dipping, or enjoyed all on their own for a satisfying, crunchy snack.
Easy Keto Recipes - Sides
Keto Coleslaw - Coleslaw is a versatile crunchy salad with a simple sweet and creamy dressing. This easy side dish goes great with BBQ and is perfect for pot lucks or meal prep.
Keto Broccoli Salad - Broccoli salad is the low carb salad you'll want to make and eat all year long. Especially popular with BBQ style meals and parties, everyone will love this sweet and savory cold broccoli dish.
Keto Tortillas - Keto tortillas are thin, pliable, and easy to make with just 8 simple ingredients. Enjoy these low carb tortillas in enchiladas or with your favorite taco fillings.
Keto Dinner Rolls - Simple to make, and the perfect bread-like texture, you're going to love how easy this rolls recipe pulls together. Only eight ingredients and a few simple steps until you are enjoying these amazing low carb rolls.
Keto Biscuits - Flaky, buttery keto cheddar biscuits made with a few simple ingredients that most people who live a keto lifestyle have in their kitchen. These keto biscuits are a spin off my keto blueberry scones recipe and it includes a dairy-free option.
Keto Stuffing - Low carb stuffing using almond flour that is bursting with flavor and simple to make. This keto stuffing recipe has a vegetarian option, vegan option, and a dairy-free option.
Keto Cornbread - A corn-free low carb cornbread that's tender, flavorful and it actually tastes like cornbread. For anyone who is missing a good cornbread you're going to love how easy and delightful this recipe is.
For more sides ideas check out our article on keto side dishes.
Easy Keto Recipes - Desserts
Keto Cheesecake - This Keto Cheesecake will surely impress your family and satisfy your keto dessert cravings. A smooth, decadent, low carb cheesecake made in the traditional way is easy to make and delicious to eat.
Keto Chocolate Cake - Tender, sweet, and chocolatey, this keto chocolate cake is everything you want a chocolate cake to be, and more. Ice this cake with my Keto Chocolate Frosting and you'll have a delicious and beautiful dessert to impress your friends and family or enjoy all on your own.
Keto Vanilla Cake - Keto Vanilla cake is tender, sweet, sugar free, and indulgent. Topped with keto vanilla frosting, it is an out of this world low carb dessert.
Keto Lemon Cake - Keto lemon cake is a classic white cake made bright and citrusy with the addition of lots of lemon flavor. This easy keto recipe is tender, sweet, and delicious.
Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies - Chewy around the edges and soft in the middle, these Low Carb Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies are simple to make low carb sugar-free treat. This low carb chocolate chip cookie recipe has a special ingredient in it that adds depth and gives this keto cookie its incredible texture.
Keto Peanut Butter Cookies - You won't believe how easy it is to make chewy low carb peanut butter cookies at home. These peanut butter cookies require only 5 ingredients and almost no effort at all.
Keto Mug Cake - Easy Keto Chocolate Mug Cake! With just over 5 minutes and a few ingredients, you can have a fudgy, chocolatey low carb mug cake made from start to finish.
Keto Lemon Bars - We couldn't leave these out of our list of easy keto recipes! Sweet, tart, with a chewy yet delicate crust, these keto lemon bars are irresistible and well worth the little bit of time it takes to put them together. They are perfect any time of the year.
Easy Keto Recipes - Breakfast
Keto Quiche - Crustless Keto Quiche is a low carb, filling egg dish that is as delicious as it is impressive. This recipe is versatile enough to suit any flavor preferences and perfect for a family meal or a special event.
Keto Breakfast Casserole - Keto Breakfast Casserole is a hearty, savory dish packed with protein, veggies, and melty cheese to keep you full and happy all day long. It's simple to make and it uses minimal ingredients.
Almond Flour Crepes - Easy to make Almond Flour Crepes are light and delicious and ready for your favorite fillings.
Keto Blueberry Scones - Flaky, buttery keto blueberry scones made with a few simple ingredients that most people who live a keto lifestyle have in their kitchen. This keto blueberry scones recipe is a spin off this keto strawberry shortcakes recipe and it includes a dairy-free option.
Keto Chocolate Muffins - These Keto Chocolate Muffins are scrumptious and packed with healthy fats and protein.
Check out our post on Keto Snacks.
Did you make any of these easy keto recipes? If so, please leave a comment on the keto diet recipe page letting us know what you thought.
What is Keto?
Keto is shorthand for the word ketogenic in ketogenic diet. While keto really refers to burning fat for fuel, it is most popularly used in reference to the keto diet (see below for more information). Some people feel better on a keto, low carb diet, or a moderately low carb diet. The amount of carbohydrates you consume will vary depending on your insulin tolerance and activity level.
Here are the average numbers of carbohydrates to consume for each diet type (depending on which resource you reference):
Keto diet – Under 25g net carbs per day
Low carb diet – 25g - 50g net carbs per day
Moderate low carb diet – 50g - 100g net carbs per day
It usually takes 3 days for your body to enter ketosis, but it can vary by person. Not everyone counts net carbs – some people count all carbs. Just a note that the keto diet isn’t right for everyone. Please follow a lifestyle that works best for you.
What is Ketosis?
Ketosis is the natural process of burning fat for energy and can occur no matter what macro-nutrient ratio your diet is. Depending on activity level you could be burning a large quantity of carbohydrates to fuel the active portions of your day while relying on fat stores for energy the rest of the day.
Since getting into the fat burning mode depends on activity level, your exact carb intake isn’t going to make or break your progress. If the recommended carb intake to reach ketosis is 25 grams a day, eating 26 isn’t going to kick you out of ketosis. The recommendations are a best guess at what works for the majority of people.
What is the keto diet?
The keto diet is a type of low carb diet that is focused on consuming a certain percentage of each macro-nutrient (macros). Macro-nutrients are fat, protein, and carbohydrates.
The purpose of a keto is to put your body in a higher state of ketosis. There are many benefits to eating a keto diet including weight loss, improved mood, mental focus/clarity, fewer cravings, higher energy, and the ability to go longer between meals.
Now you’ve got a great list of keto chicken recipes, some information on chicken, and a good explanation of keto. It’s time to start cooking!
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- 2 cups fine almond flour
- ⅓ cup coconut flour
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 5 large eggs, room temperature
- ⅔ cup granulated erythritol (or monk fruit)
- ½ cup buttermilk
- ½ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 3T pure lemon juice
- ½T lemon zest
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp lemon extract
Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 1 ½ cups powdered erythritol
- 1T heavy cream
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp lemon extract
- Pinch kosher salt
- Preheat the oven to 350 F degrees F. Line the bottoms of three 6-inch OR two 8-inch or 9-inch round cake pans with parchment paper rounds, then spray with nonstick baking spray. Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt set aside.
- In a separate large bowl, combine eggs, erythritol, buttermilk, cooled butter, lemon juice, zest, and extracts. Mix until thoroughly combined.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until combined. Allow to sit a couple minutes so the coconut flour can absorb the liquid.
- Divide the batter evenly between the prepared baking pans and bake for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Allow the cakes to cool in the pan for at least 30 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely. Remove the parchment paper liner and frost as desired.
- In a mixing bowl or stand mixer, beat cream cheese and butter for 4-5 minutes, until smooth and creamy.
- Add the powdered erythritol and mix until smooth and creamy.
- Add heavy cream, zest, extracts, and salt. Mix until fluffy, adding more cream if desired for a smoother frosting.
- Spread the frosting between the cake layers and on sides using a spatula. Serve or refrigerate until ready to serve.
Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
- Store leftover cake in the refrigerator for up to three days.
- Allow ingredients, especially almond flour and eggs, to come to room temperature before mixing.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 419Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 211mgSodium: 544mgCarbohydrates: 12gNet Carbohydrates: 8gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 14g
The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands.
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