Embrace the hectic school routine with our pick of the FASTEST, family friendly, EASY keto recipes for busy weeknights (and weekends!) From one-pan dishes to the tastiest skillet recipes, you won’t be caught off guard again!
Get out your books and sharpen those pencils because school is going back for kids in many parts of the world.
Getting back into the swing of routine after a long break is not easy. Suddenly, it’s all go-go-go and the first thing to fall apart is your meal plan.
Give yourself a head start and create a meal plan each week with these 30-minute easy keto recipes. I know when I haven’t planned my meals out for the week that I always fall off the low-carb wagon.
Knowing that dinner can be made in 30-minutes from start to finish feels like a weight off your shoulders when you arrive home after a busy day. You’ll keep your own keto macros intact while the rest of the family will be fed and happy.
Do you want to know the secret to being a kitchen ninja during the week? – only commit to recipes that are simple (read – few ingredients) and can be cooked in lightning fast time.
We’ve compiled a list of unbelievably easy keto recipes that deliver maximum flavor in minimal time.
You are going to love this collection of recipes so bookmark this page for future reference and hit the new school term the most organized you’ve ever been!
10 EASY KETO RECIPES THAT CAN BE MADE IN 30-MINUTES OR LESS
1. LOW-CARB, BEEF MEATBALLS – make it in 30 Minutes
Kick your week off with this easy recipe for keto meatballs. They are juicy and tender and heavenly when drizzled with full flavored marinara sauce.
★ Pro cooks tip: For the low-carbers, serve them with zucchini noodles or on a bed of crunchy pre-mixed slaw, avocado, olives and a sprinkle of parmesan.
Once you discover how easy this recipe is AND how it can easily be adapted for low-carbers and the carb eaters in your family, you’ll want to make it every week!
2. LEMON BAKED COD WITH PARMESAN CHEESE – make it in 30 minutes
LEMON BAKED COD WITH PARMESAN CHEESE from Savory Tooth
Feeling bored with the same old fish recipes? You need to try this recipe for lemon baked cod.
Who needs to use breadcrumbs to make fish tasty when you can use butter, garlic and parmesan?
Your whole family will love this recipe because it is bursting with divine flavors but simple to cook on a busy weeknight. This great keto friendly recipe will land on your table in 30-minutes flat.
★ Pro cooks tip: While the fish is baking, steam or saute up some low-carb vegetables such as zucchini or asparagus and let them soak up that garlic butter sauce. Hungry?
3. EASY LOW CARB PIZZA CHICKEN SKILLET – 20 Minutes & One Pan
EASY LOW CARB PIZZA CHICKEN SKILLET from Low Carb Yum
This tasty recipe for Low Carb Pizza Skillet is super simple and satisfies any pizza cravings in 20-minutes.
It’s simply a matter of browning the chicken with some garlic, adding pizza sauce, topping the chicken with slices or mozzarella and pepperoni and covering with a lid until cheese is melted and gooey.
I love recipes like this that don’t make dinner complicated. What kid is not going to love being served Pizza Chicken for dinner?
★ Pro cooks tip: Add a fresh salad and/or half an avocado to complete this meal.
Get the recipe here
4. ONE PAN CHICKEN GARLIC MUSHROOM SAUTE – 25 Minutes & One Pan
ONE PAN CHICKEN GARLIC MUSHROOM SAUTE from Beauty & the Foodie
As the week progresses, it’s time to pull out more one-pan recipes! A recipe that can be whipped up in 30 minutes is a life-saver on busy school nights but if it can also be made in one pan then I’m sold! Less washing up is an added bonus.
Apart from being practical and speedy, this Garlic Mushroom Saute recipe packs a lot of flavor for an easy keto recipe. Use chicken thighs because they deliver more flavor and a higher fat content.
★ Pro cooks tip: smother the chicken in delicious mushroom sauce. Try it with some hearty roasted cauliflower.
Cut cauliflower into small florets, toss in olive oil, salt and pepper and roast at 355°F (180°c) for 20 minutes.
5. HEALTHY & EASY BEEF FAJITAS – make it in 15 Minutes
HEALTHY & EASY BEEF FAJITAS from Diabetes Strong
This is probably the easiest and quickest meal in this collection of FAST and easy keto recipes. It uses spices, lime juice and avocado to add that authentic Mexican taste.
A stir fry is a great recipe to add to your weeknight repertoire because it’s easy to adapt the ingredients based on what you have on hand.
★ Pro cooks tip: This recipe uses bell peppers and onion but of course you could use any low-carb vegetables that stir fry quickly: asparagus, kale, spinach, broccolini, zucchini & mushrooms.
6. EASY CHEESY LOADED CAULIFLOWER CASSEROLE – 30 Minutes Cooking (10 minutes prep)
EASY CHEESY LOADED CAULIFLOWER CASSEROLE from Wholesome Yum
What’s not to love about a casserole laden with cheese, cream, cauliflower & bacon… and ready in 30 minutes?
This ketogenic casserole is quick to prep. All that’s required is to chop the cauliflower into florets and mix up the sour cream, cheese and garlic.
Roasting the cauliflower before adding the sour cream mixture gives them those lovely crispy edges that only add to the flavor.
★ Pro cooks tip: this is a great make-ahead dish for entertaining guests. Bake the cauliflower and make the sour cream mixure. When ready to serve, combine the cauliflower with the creamy sauce and bake for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.
Reluctant veggie eaters will be scoffing this low-carb dish down in seconds!!
7. ZUCCHINI NOODLES IN SPINACH BASIL SAUCE – make it in 25 minutes
ZUCCHINI NOODLES IN SPINACH BASIL SAUCE from Divalicious Recipes
I had to include at least one super fast keto vegetarian recipe here.
This creamy “pasta” recipe is perfect for those nights when you don’t feel like eating meat but want something wholesome and comforting.
Zucchini Noodles in Spinach Basil Sauce is a creamy and fragrant recipe that comes together in less than half an hour. Serve it up on Meatless Monday and start your week off with a nice hit of vegetables.
This recipe is as simple as they come. Spiralize the zucchinis, then pan-fry with garlic for a few minutes. Add the cream cheese, spinach & basil and saute until a sauce forms. Grate over some parmesan and voila!
★ Pro cooks tip: Add half an avocado to this recipe to round it out or cook a simple piece of protein and serve the noodles as a side dish.
8. CHEESEBURGER FRITTATA – 5 ingredients & 25 minutes
CHEESEBURGER FRITTATA from Snacking in Sneakers
I’m a huge fan of frittata for dinner. Needing only 5 ingredients, this recipe is a no-brainer for a lightning fast weeknight meal.
To make Cheesburger Frittata, grab some ground beef, scallions, can of green chilis, eggs and cheddar cheese. Instead of the chilis, try another vegetable like thinly sliced bell peppers.
★ Pro cooks tip:
The beauty of a frittata is that it’s incredibly forgiving. As long as you add the right amount of eggs and some dairy, there are lots of other low-carb ingredients that can go in.
I often add some cherry tomatoes, asparagus or pieces of cheese that need using up. If you think you need more liquid, add some cream.
9. LOW CARB SUMMER CHICKEN TRAY BAKE – make it in 30 Minutes
LOW CARB SUMMER CHICKEN TRAY BAKE
Tray bakes are perfect when you’re looking for easy keto recipes and this one is no exception.
This easy recipe is bursting with all your favorite Mediterranean flavors like tomato, olives and prosciutto.
The asparagus and tomatoes roast alongside the chicken so it doesn’t need a separate vegetable side dish.
★ Pro cooks tip: substitute broccoli or cauliflower for the asparagus and tomato.
If it’s not enough to feed my carb eating family, then I serve some crusty bread for them.
10. PAN FRIED SALMON WITH AVOCADO JALAPEÑO SALSA – make it in 20 minutes
PAN FRIED SALMON WITH AVOCADO JALAPEÑO SALSA
This recipe is top of the class for easy keto recipes! The combination of pan-fried salmon topped with a spicy avocado jalapeño salsa puts the kick into a Wednesday night. It’s brimming with fresh flavor and low-carb, high fat goodness.
The only cooking required is to pan fry the salmon so it takes no time at all to serve this easy low-carb dish up.
★ Pro cooks tip: The avocado, jalapeno salsa is an absolute hit every time I make it. I usually split the recipe in half and only add jalapeño to one half. Just to keep the kids happy!
This salsa can be served with any seafood or piece of protein.
Try this simple recipe – you’ll be sure to add it to your regular ketogenic meal plan!!
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Good morning! Great list of Keto recipes. I am always looking for something new or improved so these are a real lifesaver for my household. Keep them rolling, I will be happy to print them and pin them.
Have a lovely day.
Glad that you find this list of keto recipes helpful, Heidy 🙂
Now that summer’s over, I’ll have less time to cook with all the kids activities. So these recipes are perfect! Thanks for sharing!
I say keep it simple and quick for weeknights 🙂
Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
So many delicious meals here – I love easy weeknight dinners, so handy when you have got kids!
Yes – these recipes are perfect for families!
Lots of good ideas here. Meatballs are always good, as you can prepare them in advance.
So true – I sometimes prepare meatballs in advance and I also make extra and freeze them for another night!
Such great ideas for dinner or weekdays meal preps for work. Everything looks so delicious!
Darlene @ Dip Recipe Creations
Easy weeknight meals are a true life saver! My husband would totally dig those meatballs!
The meatballs are one of my favorite recipes – I hope you try them…