I have gathered together 50 of my favorite keto diet side dishes recipes that are perfect for those following a low carb diet. People often worry that they won’t get enough vegetables on a keto diet, but if you choose wisely then you can actually have generous portions of these low carb vegetable dishes.
✅Keto Cauliflower Side Dish Ideas
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Delicious low carb cauliflower mash recipe, that would be a great alternative to mashed potatoes. Personally I just love the taste of garlic so this dish would suit my taste perfectly.
Roasted Cauliflower Low Carb Side Dish
✅Spinach Low Carb Side Ideas
These are some great keto friendly side dishes made from spinach, that will pair well with most meat and fish dishes.
✅Asparagus Keto Side Dish Recipes
When it comes to low carb vegetable sides it is difficult to beat asparagus, it is low in carbs and is quick and easy to cook, plus it really delicious.
✅Broccoli Low Carb Side Dish Ideas
Broccoli is a great choice for keto sides. It is one of the lower carb vegetables that are readily available and is so quick and easy to cook.
✅Low Carb Roast Vegetable Recipes
✅Keto Diet Squash Side Dish Ideas
✅Cabbage and Bacon Keto Side Dish Recipe
Of all the keto vegetable dishes I still find that a mixture of cabbage and bacon is top. This recipe makes one of those great keto side dishes for chicken.
Ingredients – Serves 4
450g or 1lb finely shredded savoy cabbage
50g or 2oz streaky bacon cut into small pieces.
1 large onion chopped finely
2 cloves of crushed garlic
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the onion and bacon together for around 5 minutes. Add the garlic and continue to fry for around 2 minutes.
Add the shredded cabbage and cook the cabbage for about 10 minutes. Add a lid at the beginning to allow the cabbage to steam.
Season to taste with salt and pepper to taste.
The cabbage is done when it is tender, that is the point of a knife will not meet any resistance when the cabbage is pierced.
✅Low Carb Keto Roasted Kohlrabi Recipe
Kohlrabi is a vegetable that is closely related to the turnip. It is a strange looking vegetable but don’t let that put you off. This dish is delicious as a side dish with roast meats.
Ingredients – Serves 4
700g or 1 1/2lbs kohlrabi peeled and diced into 1″ dice.
1 tbsp olive oil
4 cloves of crushed garlic
Salt and pepper
Pre-heat the oven to 200C/400F.
Place the diced kohlrabi into a roasting dish, add the olive oil, crushed garlic, salt and pepper and mix together well.
Roast for 30 – 35 minutes.
✅Keto Broccoli with Herb and Garlic Butter Recipe
Ingredients Serves 4
450g or1 lb broccoli
25g or 1 oz butter
A couple of tablespoons of fresh herbs, e.g. parsley, thyme, chives.
3 cloves of garlic crushed.
Salt and pepper.
Trim the broccoli, by cutting the florets off the stems.
Peel the broccoli stems so that you remove all the tough skin. Chop the peeled stems into rough 1/2″ dice.
Set up a vegetable steamer, by bringing in a few inches of water to the boil in a steaming pan.
Add the broccoli florets and cubed broccoli stems to the steamer insert and steam until just tender, try not to over
In a frying pan melt the butter and add the garlic then warm through for a minute, then add the herbs to the butter.
Once the broccoli is tender place into a serving bowl and pour over the butter and herb mixture, gently mix through.
✅Gratin of Tomatoes and Zucchini (Courgettes) Recipe
This is a delicious mixture of zucchini (courgettes), tomatoes and Gruyere cheese.
Ingredients – 4 servings
2 medium zucchini (courgettes) – cut into 1/4″ slices
4 medium tomatoes – ripe. Cut into 1/4″ slices
100g Gruyere cheese grated
Tomato sauce – ingredients
1 clove garlic crushed
2 tablespoon olive oil
400g tin of chopped plum tomatoes
20g basil leaves shredded finely
To make the tomato sauce, cook the garlic in the olive oil for about a minute, then add the
tin of tomatoes.
Simmer stirring occasionally until the tomato mixture thickens, add the basil at the end of the cooking time.
Place this tomato mixture into a gratin dish. Over the top of the tomato sauce place the courgettes and tomatoes in overlapping rows. Sprinkle the Gruyère cheese all over the top of the dish.
Cover the dish with foil and place into the oven for 20 minutes. Then remove the foil and
continue cooking for another 20 minutes. The finished dish should be hot and bubbly and the cheese should have melted and have taken on a brown color.
✅Low Carb Garlic Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
This delicious low carb recipe that is just so quick and easy to make.
Ingredients – 4 servings
4 large mushroom caps
1 packet Boursin cheese
Trim the stems of the mushrooms.
Place the mushrooms onto a baking tray gills upwards.
Fill the caps with a quarter of the Boursin cheese per mushroom.
Bake at 170C/325F for about 15 – 20 minutes, until the Boursin cheese has melted and has taken on a bit of color, by this time the mushrooms will be cooked through.
I very much hope you will try out my low carb side dishes recipes.