A collection of the best Keto friendly and Low Carb side dishes that you'll want to try! Pair your favorite protein with any of these recipes for a complete and satisfying meal!
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On a Keto Diet, we eat a balance of protein, healthy fats and carbs. The largest percentage of our calories come from fat and we consume a moderate amount of protein and low carbs, which most often come from vegetables.
Sometimes we consider a side dish, as more of an after thought. So you have your protein planned and you think -what can I serve along side it? There are so many ways to prepare vegetables to make them really special! Many of these recipe have a great balance of Low Carb veggies and Keto fats, so all you have to add is your protein!
This is a collection of 50 of the tastiest and most satisfying side dishes that you'll find yourself wanting to make again and again! These Low Carb side dishes include a wide variety of ways to prepare cauliflower like mashed, riced, roasted and Keto"mac" and cheese substitutes. Other Keto veggies include broccoli, zucchini, green beans, cabbage, asparagus and much more!
Loaded with fiber, cauliflower also contains Choline, Vitamin C, K and B6, folate and potassium. Carbs in cauliflower: 3g net carbs per 1 cup (plain).
Cauliflower Mushroom "Risotto"
Creamy cauliflower with fresh sautéed mushrooms made into a risotto-like dish!
Ranch Roasted Cauliflower
Needing a way to jazz up your veggies? Look no further! This Ranch Roasted Cauliflower has the zesty flavor you're looking for!
Ranch Roasted Cauliflower Casserole
Warm and cheesy roasted cauliflower casserole with zesty ranch seasoning is a hearty, comfort food side dish the whole family will love!
Loaded Cauliflower Salad
If you love a loaded baked potato but without the extra carbs, you're going to fall in love with this healthy version.
Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Mashed Cauliflower
Roasted garlic and fresh rosemary give cauliflower great flavor and an elegant twist, making it perfect for special occasion dinners.
Keto Cauliflower Potato Salad
Need a low carb side dish to serve at your next barbecue? Cauliflower replaces potatoes in this blend of egg and potato salad... Keto Style!
Mexican Cauliflower Rice
Cauliflower rice gets a boost of flavor with a Mexican flair! This easy to make Low Carb side dish can be served in under 15 minutes. It makes a perfect busy weeknight side!
Mashed Cauliflower "Potatoes" with Roasted Garlic
Serve this cozy & healthy vegetable side dish alongside your favorite main course to satisfy a starchy potato craving with fewer carbs.
Jalapeño Popper Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese
All the flavors of jalapeño poppers made into a creamy and delicious cauliflower “mac” and cheese!
Keto Cheesy Bacon Cauliflower Rice
This keto cheesy bacon cauliflower rice is the perfect side dish for your next meal. Cheese and bacon… What more can you ask for?
Lime Cilantro Cauliflower Rice
Dress up plain cauliflower rice with some fresh squeeze lime juice, zest and chopped cilantro!
Roasted Cauliflower with Bacon and Caramelized Green Onion
Cauliflower roasted with bacon and caramelized green onions is an easy low carb side with knock-out flavor.
Instant Pot Whole Roasted Cauliflower in Indian Masala
Instant Pot Whole Roasted Cauliflower served in a thick creamy Indian Masala Sauce. A perfect centerpiece for the holiday season, this dish is sure to wow the crowd.
Buffalo Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese
Cauliflower replaces macaroni, smothered in a cheesy buffalo sauce flavored and topped with crumbled blue cheese!
Loaded Creamy Cauliflower Casserole
All the flavors of a classic loaded baked potato blended with cauliflower and baked with cheddar cheese!
Dijon Mustard & Lemon Roasted Cauliflower
A side dish of roasted cauliflower roasted in Djjon mustard and lemon butter sauce which is just delicious.
Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower
Shredded cheddar and mascarpone cheese make this mashed cauliflower so creamy and full of flavor!
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese with Bacon and Jalapeños
My Low Carb Cauliflower Mac and Cheese with Bacon and Jalapenos will satisfy your cravings without knocking you out of ketosis–and with no pasta for a lovely, gluten-free side dish.
Also high in Vitamin C, K, Iron, Fiber and Potassium, broccoli is higher in protein than most vegetables. Carbs in broccoli: 3.5g net carbs per 1 cup (plain).
Easy Broccoli Salad with Bacon
Looking for a great dish to take to your next barbecue or potluck lunch? This broccoli salad is so easy to make, is packed with flavor, no one will ever know it’s low carb!
This Broccolini recipe is seasoned and grilled to perfection! It's bright and fresh flavor makes the most delicious Keto side dish.
Keto Broccoli Bacon Alfredo
Tender broccoli with a delectable bacon cheesy alfredo sauce is one Keto side dish that will leave your whole family asking for more.
Keto Broccoli Casserole
his rich and creamy keto broccoli casserole is a delicious addition to any meal. It’s so quick to make and is the perfect comfort food!
Lime Cilantro Broccoli Slaw
A creamy and refreshing slaw mix with a punch of lime flavor, that super healthy and easy to make!
Healthy Cheesy Cheddar Broccoli Rice
This cheddar broccoli rice recipe is easy to make with just 5 ingredients! And, cheesy broccoli rice makes a healthy low carb side dish.
Mushrooms are high in Potassium, higher the most other veggies. They also contain Antioxidants, Fiber, Vitamin B, C and Folate. Carbs in mushrooms: 2g net carbs per 1 cup (raw).
Easy Sautéed Mushrooms
Mushrooms sautéed in butter, garlic and white wine is an easy Keto side dish that is packed with flavor!
Oven Roasted Mushrooms with Balsamic, Garlic and Herbs
You’ll want to put these oven roasted mushrooms with balsamic on EVERYTHING!
Mushroom Side Dish with Bacon
It takes just three ingredients and ten minutes of cook time to make an amazing Mushroom Side Dish with Bacon that is full of flavor.
Cabbage is one of the healthiest Keto friendly veggies! High in Fiber, Vitamin K and C, it also contains Folate, Potassium and Magnesium. Carbs in cabbage: 2g net carbs per 1 cup (raw).
Easy Cole Slaw
This creamy cole slaw is incredibly quick and easy to make, perfect for your next barbecue!
Keto Fried Cabbage with Bacon
Enjoy this classic southern fried cabbage Keto friendly side dish with just about any protein. This tender cabbage is loaded with bacon flavor and is super easy to make.
Keto Red Cabbage And Carrot Slaw
This is the perfect spring & summer side dish that features a tangy apple cider vinaigrette that makes it light, crunchy, and slightly spicy salad.
Buffalo Cole Slaw
All the flavors of buffalo wings transformed into this easy and Low Carb cole slaw!
Keto Spicy Bang Bang Coleslaw
Sugar-free sweet and spicy Bang Bang Sauce coats slivers of crispy, crunchy cabbage to make an amazing Keto coleslaw that's just bursting with flavor!
A good source of Folate, Magnesium, Fiber and Vitamin C, artichokes are another great Low Carb vegetable. Carbs in artichokes: 1.5g net carbs per 1 ounce serving.
Parmesan Baked Artichoke Hearts
Tender artichoke hearts baked with a flavorful parmesan cheese, lemon and garlic topping!
Cheese and Herb Stuffed Artichokes
This low-carb recipe for Cheese and Herb Stuffed Artichokes is an impressive and delicious side dish for your dinner table. These artichokes have a cheesy herb filling that is steamed in the artichoke leaves
Roasted Artichokes with Lemon Tarragon Butter
Delicious fresh artichokes roasted in the oven and drizzled with a lemon tarrgon butter!
Asparagus is a great source of Vitamin K, C, A, Fiber and Folate. Carbs in asparagus: 4g net carbs per 1 cup (cooked).
Cheesy Roasted Asparagus with Crispy Prosciutto
Fresh asparagus roasted in the oven with gooey melted mozzarella cheese and crispy prosciutto crumbled over the top. This is the perfect Keto side dish to serve at your next special occasion or holiday dinner!
Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
Mouth-watering bacon wrapped asparagus grilled to perfection, then brushed with a sugar free glaze makes a delicious and decadent Keto side dish!
Keto One-Skillet Balsamic-Glazed Sautéed Asparagus with Bacon
Keto One-Skillet Balsamic-Glazed Sautéed Asparagus with Bacon is the perfect side dish for spring!
Keto Asparagus Almondine
This Keto Asparagus recipe is an easy and delicious side dish that’s perfect for the holidays!
Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce (brown butter)
Asparagus with Hollandaise sauce – tender asparagus with an easy brown butter Hollandaise sauce that’s made in a blender. An easy yet elegant side perfect for low carb diets.
An excellent source of Vitamin A, zucchini also contain Antioxidants, Vitamin C, K, Fiber and Potassium. Carbs in zucchini: 3g net carbs per 1 cup (raw).
Zucchini Noodle "Pasta" Salad
Traditional pasta salad turned Keto! Spiralized zucchini replaces pasta in this Low Carb version that is refreshing and loaded with flavor!
Cheesy Zucchini Casserole
Deliciously cheesy, low in carbs and keto friendly, this zucchini bake makes a wonderful summer side dish that even the kids will love. A great way to use up that bounty of summer squash.
Baked Caprese Zucchini Roll Ups
Low carb, naturally gluten-free, and meatless Baked Caprese Zucchini Roll Ups that make dinner a delicious yet easy task.
A great source of Fiber, Vitamin B6, C and Manganese. Carbs in spaghetti squash: 7g net carbs per 1 cup (cooked).
Brown Butter Spaghetti Squash with Pine Nuts and Sage
An amazing low carb side dish! Roasted spaghetti squash with delicious browned butter, parmesan, sage, and pine nuts. A great way to round out a keto meal.
Harvest Squash Casserole
Harvest squash casserole marries the flavors and textures of fall into a beautiful, delicious side dish.
Keto Spaghetti Squash Au Gratin
This Keto Spaghetti Squash Au Gratin is a delicious low-carb side dish that’s perfect for holiday dinners but easy enough for any night of the week.
High in chlorophyll, green beans also contain Potassium, Phosphorous, Iron and Calcium. Carbs in green beans: 6g net carbs in 1 cup (cooked).
Slow Cooker Southern Green Beans
These fresh and tender crock pot green beans cooked Southern style are loaded with so much flavor, they take veggies to a whole new level!
Keto Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
An elegant Keto side dish to serve at your next special occasion or holiday dinner! Green beans wrapped in bacon, with a brown sugar like topping!
Green Beans Almondine
Green Beans Almondine is a delicious way to dress up ordinary green beans, making them an elegant, Keto side dish that's perfect for the holidays!
Supreme Green Bean Casserole
This low carb Supreme Green Bean Casserole is everything the other one wishes it was: rich, creamy, flavorful and made from wholesome ingredients.
Roasted Green Beans with Parmesan and Garlic
Roasted Green Beans seasoned with parmesan, himalayan salt and garlic! This delicious and simple healthy side dish compliments any of your favorite meals.
Chinese Style Dry Fried Garlic Green Beans
These Chinese style, dry fried garlic green beans are blistered until perfectly wrinkled & sautéed with lots of garlic. Inspired by Din Tai Fung green beans. The perfect Asian side dish!
Loaded with Vitamin K, brussels sprouts also contain Vitamin C, A, Folate and Fiber. Carbs in brussels sprouts: 4g net carbs per ½ cup (cooked).
Keto Shredded Brussels Sprouts
Sautéed Shredded Brussels Sprouts with grated parmesan and topped with a rich, savory balsamic glaze is a healthy and delicious Keto side dish!
Brussels Sprouts with Hot Bacon Dressing
These Keto Brussels sprouts are tossed in a hot bacon dressing that is tangy and sweet and topped with crumbles of goat cheese!
Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto
Roasted Brussels sprouts with prosciutto and sweet balsamic vinegar, dressed up with toasted slivered almonds over the top for a little added crunch!
Keto Bacon Brussels Sprouts Casserole
Brussels Sprouts are an acquired taste. Or are they? They certainly don’t have to be with this Keto Brussels Sprouts Casserole (WITH BACON) recipe because everyone will LOVE them!
Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Crispy, Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts that taste incredible, are simple to make, and are ready in four easy steps. These roasted Brussels sprouts are going to be your new favorite Brussels sprouts recipe!
Asiago Cheese Brussels Sprouts
There’s just nothing quite like Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with salty yummy Asiago cheese!!
Stuffing isn't just for Thanksgiving! Pair with any of your favorite proteins and you've got a filling and hearty meal!
Herb Sausage Stuffing
A Low Carb and Keto friendly version of stuffing with cubes of herbed bread and ground sausage makes a perfect edition to any meal!
Thought there was no way you’d get to have stuffing on Keto? Think again! Whether you’re whipping up traditional holiday dishes or just find yourself in the mood for this fall favorite, this Keto stuffing recipe is sure to transport you.
Low Carb Stuffing
Made with low carb cornbread, this dressing recipe tastes like the classic cornbread dressing without all of the carbs!
More Keto Friendly Sides
Easy Creamed Spinach
Chopped spinach in a creamy cheesy sauce makes a great side dish to go with just about any meal!
All the comfort of a loaded baked potato bowl, but with less carbs! You’ll be amazed at the flavor!
Radish Potato Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing
A radish potato salad but made low-carb with poached radishes. It's a keto-friendly, vegan, tangy, creamy, potato-less potato salad.
Roasted Rutabaga with Rosemary and Onions
Roasted rutabaga is a great lower carb potato substitute with an earthy sweetness and the faint peppery tang of radishes. Serve with roasted meats.
Pumpkin & Goats Cheese Gratin
A pumpkin gratin recipe with goats cheese makes a rich and delicious side dish. The sweetness of the pumpkin is balanced by the sharpness of the creamy goats cheese.
I hope you are inspired by some of these delicious Keto side dishes!
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*Originally published on April 27, 2019, updated on November 26, 2021 with more recipes.
What an amazing collection of recipes! Thanks for including me!
Keto Cooking Christian
Thanks so much for contributing to it!
Wow - who knew you could create so many delicious keto side dishes! I've shared and saved - thanks so much!
Keto Cooking Christian
Awesome, thanks so much!
These keto side dish recipes are perfect! I'll absolutely try these someday. Thanks for sharing!