39 Keto Comfort Food Recipes for People Who Love Cozy Meals
By: Amanda Suazo
Keto comfort food doesn’t have to taste bland — with these recipes, you can prepare mouthwatering meals that still play nicely with your macros.
Whatever comfort food you crave, you can often make it keto-friendly with low-carb flours, low-glycemic sweeteners, and plenty of healthy fats. Even if you crave pasta, pizza, or pancakes — there’s a ketogenic hack for that.
Make these keto comfort food recipes, and you’ll never miss carbs again:
Breakfast keto comfort food
This comfort food bubbles up into a sweet and cakey breakfast using no white flour or sugar. The batter gets all its flavor from coconut flour, vanilla, and cinnamon, then sizzles in grass-fed ghee until golden brown. Make these hotcakes for a comforting breakfast with only 2 net carbs.
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Yes, keto cereal is real — and this comfort food recipe packs every crunchy bite with real butter, cinnamon, and almond flavors. Each bowlful only sets you back 2 net carbs, too. Keep it all more Bulletproof and use Ceylon cinnamon, plus avoid eating xanthan gum too often since it irritates your gut.
Whip up these satisfying donuts in under 20 minutes with the help of green banana flour: A natural source of gut-friendly resistant starch. Add a chocolatey coconut butter icing to each cakey donut, and this comfort food tallies up to just under 6.5 net carbs.
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Get drive-through flavor without running your diet off the rails. This comfort food keeps every bite keto and paleo-friendly by swapping the bun with two cooked egg rounds, then fills the middle with savory sausage and guacamole. To keep this low-carb recipe more Bulletproof, use pastured sausage and skip the black pepper (plus, avoid cooking eggs this way too often — keep your yolks runny most of the time).
Skip the keto cinnamon rolls made with inflammatory cheese, and use this comfort food recipe instead. Roll up your coconut flour dough with a sweet cinnamon filling, then bake and drizzle with a silky coconut glaze. Every warm and gooey roll runs you just 5 net carbs.
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Nutella lovers, take note: You can transform the flavor of this comfort food into an easy, keto-friendly breakfast! Eggy crepes fold up a sinful-tasting cacao and almond butter spread for a 25-minute breakfast with only 3 net carbs. Stay more Bulletproof and choose full-fat canned coconut milk as your dairy source, plus use raw almond butter.
Like ordinary French toast, this comfort food recipe uses a skillet to toast up your bread into a sweet base for toppings. However, this dish elevates every bite using low-carb coconut flour bread, a whipped coconut topping, and fresh berries. Every plate of this satisfying breakfast sets you back about 9 net carbs.
No oats here: This warm and comforting cereal still tastes rich and chocolatey, and gets a fiber-packed upgrade from riced cauliflower. Add in extra protein using pastured collagen peptides, and your 10-carb breakfast has everything you need to stay fueled.
Keto comfort food: Main dishes
Just like mom used to make: This keto comfort food uses hands-off help from your slow cooker to make meat moist and tender without much babysitting. Prep your sprouts in the last half hour of cooking for a complete low-carb meal loaded with flavor.
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This comfort food gets classic Swedish meatball flavors from nutmeg, ground beef, and dijon mustard, and keeps it all dairy-free using a cauliflower sauce thickened with pastured gelatin. Keep this 4-carb dish more Bulletproof and use fresh, high-quality spices and coconut oil, plus avoid eating black pepper, nutmeg, onion, and garlic too often. If you are sensitive to fermented foods like coconut aminos or fish sauce, skip this recipe.
For the ultimate comfort food main dish, make these super-simple ribs. By cooking low and slow for hours, meat falls off the bone and pairs well with just about any keto side dish.
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Make comfort food kid-friendly with help from your air fryer! This recipe makes chicken easy to cook: Bread your tenders in egg and gluten-free flour, then set and forget in your air fryer. To make this main Bulletproof-friendly, use pastured chicken and coconut flour, plus skip the pepper.
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Big deli flavor doesn’t need extra carbs: This comfort food take on a classic sandwich simply tosses the bread and adds high-fat upgrades from avocado and homemade ranch. Stay more Bulletproof and use pastured bacon, plus avoid eating onion and garlic too often — plus, skip the tomatoes if you have a nightshade sensitivity.
Bring takeout taste to your kitchen with this quick and flavorful comfort food recipe. Juicy chunks of beef blend with a spicy sauce for a main dish ready to pair with zoodles or low-carb bread. Best of all, every serving runs just over 1 net carb.
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With only 5 ingredients and 1 net carb, you won’t believe how much flavor you can pack into this easy dish. Tender spiced shrimp rest on a bed of seasoned steamed cauliflower for a southern-style meal without the comfort food crash. Stay more Bulletproof with wild-caught shrimp, fresh and high-quality spices, and grass-fed butter or ghee — plus, avoid eating garlic too often.
Craving tacos? Get them back on your ketogenic diet with this 2-carb comfort food recipe. With warm spices and slow-cooked texture, this beef is ready for lettuce wraps or a generous scoop of guacamole.
Keto comfort food: Pasta
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Many keto pastas use inflammatory dairy to build a stretchy dough — but this recipe keeps it simple with wholesome ingredients like almond flour, salt, and eggs. Since every serving is just 4 net carbs, you can use it as a filling base for all your favorite low-carb sauces. To stay more Bulletproof, cook finished pasta in grass-fed ghee instead of butter and oil, and skip the garlic.
This comfort food transforms an ordinary pasta dish into keto recipe packed with fiber and nutrients. Using zoodles, grass-fed ghee, tender shrimp, and herbs, you can have this meal for two ready in 20 minutes for a miraculous 3.6 net carbs.
Cauliflower makes this comfort food sauce naturally creamy without adding any extra flavor. With under 5 net carbs, it makes the perfect addition to zoodles, roasted veggies, or even meatballs.
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Just like other piccata dishes, this keto pasta incorporates tangy capers and a lemony butter sauce — then mixes it all together with spiralized zucchini instead of pasta. To make this comfort food more Bulletproof, use wild-caught shrimp and pastured chicken stock, but avoid eating garlic too often.
This comfort food classic takes on a few flavorful upgrades to stay keto. Spiralized zucchini rests under a creamy, cheesy butternut squash sauce, then gets topped with salty bacon and fried sage for pasta so good, you won’t miss the grains. This dish tallies up to just over 10 net carbs.
Satisfy your noodle cravings with this 20-recipe that only runs you 5 net carbs. Keto-friendly shirataki noodles fry up with tender shrimp before getting smothered in a nutty sauce infused with Brain Octane Oil. Coconut aminos, green onions, and crushed cashews add flavor and texture without running up your macros.
Keto comfort food: Soup, stew, & broth
No potatoes needed: This comfort food classic gets a ketogenic upgrade with a variety of fresh, low-carb veggies instead. Since it cooks in the Instant Pot, this recipe also tastes like you spent all day preparing it.
This creamy, beefy concoction delivers all the energizing benefits of a latte without the caffeine. Pastured beef broth blends with grass-fed butter, Brain Octane Oil, and anti-inflammatory turmeric for a buttery pick-me-up with less than 2 net carbs.
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To keep your soup as slurpable as ever, this keto spin on comfort food swaps noodles with spiralized daikon radish. With added flavor from soup staples like celery and herbs, this warming dish comes together in under half an hour and sets you back 6 net carbs. To keep it Bulletproof-friendly, use meat and stock from pastured chickens and skip the black pepper.
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Make it for sick days (or any day): Tender chunks of chicken and cauliflower give this soup a comforting texture while keeping carbs down to 7 net grams. Make this soup more Bulletproof using pastured meat and broth, get grass-fed ghee, and skip the onion.
Keto comfort food side dishes & bread
Dip it, toast it, sandwich it… no matter how you bake it, this low-carb comfort food will become a staple in your kitchen. Simple ingredients like pastured collagen, almond flour, and eggs cook up into a spongy loaf with a whopping zero net carbs per slice!
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When you need a more wrappable, stuffable version of keto bread, make this comforting recipe. They use a dough made from almond and coconut flours and only cost you 2 net carbs each, yet still remain perfectly pliable and chewy. Stay more Bulletproof and avoid eating xanthan gum too often, since it can irritate your gut.
Mashed potato fans, this recipe is for you. Neutral cauliflower purees into a creamy base perfect for smothering in butter — plus, each serving is just 1 net carb.
Get warm, steamy rolls without the carb crash using this easy comfort food recipe. Psyllium husk gives the buns a spongy texture that holds up well to hamburger patties, sandwich toppings, or thick layers of butter. Each roll is only 6 carbs.
Who says veggies can’t be comfort food? This recipe delivers warm, satisfying flavors from crisp bacon, fresh herbs, and buttery grass-fed ghee — not bad for a 15-minute side dish with under 4 net carbs.
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Don’t skimp the salt: This flavorful 3-carb bread makes a spongy loaf perfect for dipping in olive oil and finishing with flaky salt. To keep this almond and coconut flour bread more Bulletproof, avoid eating garlic and xanthan gum too often, plus swap the olive oil in the batter with avocado oil or ghee.
Keto comfort food desserts
This low-carb comfort food dessert will surprise you. With a chocolatey exterior and creamy cacao butter center, these cookies load your plate with flavor and use no white flour, sugar, or hydrogenated oil. Plus, each cookie is well under 3 net carbs.
Make the ice cream man jealous: With grass-fed gelatin, egg yolks, and chocolate powder, these pops become perfectly fudgy while adding healthy fats to your dessert. Each sweet serving of this comfort food sets you back 5 net carbs.
For comfort food in a flash, this 5-ingredient recipe delivers. Crisp dark chocolate surrounds a fudgy almond butter center for a ketogenic candy that tastes store-bought. Best of all, each sweet little cup only tallies up to 3.2 net carbs.
Make this show-stopping cake your go-to recipe for all your special occasions. For less than 7 net carbs a slice, this dessert layers an almond and coconut flour cake base with tart raspberry jam and a creamy coconut vanilla frosting.
Bacon makes all comfort food better — including cookies. This savory twist on a classic recipe still includes melty chocolate chunks and vanilla, but also adds chewy bacon chunks and enough pastured collagen to make every bite soft and tender. Each mouthwatering cookie is 1.6 net carbs (so you get full permission to have two).
Bring comfort food to your next date night with this sinful-tasting recipe. Using real chocolate, almond flour, ghee, and eggs, this dessert naturally adds healthy fats to your plate — plus, the iconic molten lava center will win over anyone at your table. This rich and melty dessert keeps every bite keto-friendly at less than 4.5 net carbs per cake.
Ice cream and cookies? Match made in heaven. This comfort food dessert stays keto using almond flour-based cookies and a high-fat chocolate ice cream loaded with egg yolks, butter, and cacao butter. With less than 7 net carbs, these crash-free cookie sandwiches fit easily in your macros.
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