21 Quick Keto Dinner Recipes You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less
By: Amanda Suazo
When busy weeknights strike, these quick keto dinner recipes get food on the table without sacrificing your macros. Using nutrient-dense meats and quick-cooking veggies, you can build a mouthwatering meal with just minutes of prep time.
Make your quick keto dinner recipes do more for you: Add easy sides like salads and steamed veggies with grass-fed butter, or meal prep your ingredients ahead of time to prepare recipes even faster.
From basic beef and chicken to superfast seafood, these quick keto dinner recipes will keep you full without spending hours in the kitchen:
Beef & lamb quick keto dinner recipes
Skip the bun with this quick keto dinner. With a seasoned patty cooked in grass-fed ghee, caramelized onions, and your favorite aioli, you can get all the flavor of a conventional burger for under 7 net carbs. Make this recipe your own with your favorite low-carb toppings.
This downright addictive quick keto dinner loads your bowl with umami-rich flavor from coconut aminos, garlic, and ginger. Since everything cooks in one pan, you can have this recipe ready in 15 minutes for under 15 net carbs.
Thai chiles and a simple herb gremolata combine to turn this quick keto dinner into a mind-blowing flavor experience. You can have this recipe ready in about half an hour (or less, if you marinate ahead of time) for absolutely zero carbs.
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Using the pressure cooking power of your Instant Pot, this quick keto steak dinner combines tender and spicy hunks of beef with cool and creamy avocado. Plus, this recipe only requires a few minutes of active cooking. To stay more Bulletproof, use grass-fed beef, skip garlic, use avocado oil or ghee instead of olive oil, and avoid pepper if you are sensitive to nightshades.
In 20 minutes, this quick keto dinner makes a savory blend of bok choy, broccoli, sliced beef and zoodles — perfect for topping with a heaping scoop of butter or ghee. Plus, just 12 net carbs for every generous portion.
Unlike traditional salsa verde recipes that include nightshades, this keto dinner serves up lamb chops with a flavorful herb-based sauce. Toss together with cabbage or kale, and this quick recipe costs you under 2 net carbs.
Poultry quick keto dinner recipes
Skip the brain fog that comes with conventional pasta dinners and swap in shirataki noodles using this quick keto dinner recipe. Toss zero-carb noodles in a tart, silky sauce infused with grass-fed gelatin, then add tender chunks of cooked chicken. This ultra-filling dinner takes 20 minutes and runs you a miraculous 2 net carbs.
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This zesty keto dinner comes together quickly (in just 30 minutes!) using nourishing ingredients like full-fat coconut milk and bone broth. Brown chicken, then smother in a sauce layered with flavor from jalapeño, garlic, and lime juice for a restaurant-worthy meal in minutes. Stay more Bulletproof and avoid eating garlic and onion too often, plus get pastured chicken and skip the hot pepper if you have a nightshade sensitivity.
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The air fryer makes these chicken strips crispy, kid-friendly, and more Bulletproof than you think. Using just four ingredients, meat gets a 10-minute zap in this wonder appliance for a quick keto dinner the whole family will love.
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Since everything cooks in one pan, this keto dinner keeps your meal quick and easy. Dredge chicken in coconut flour and brown in the pan before adding asparagus and caramelized lemon slices. Finish with a lemon butter sauce for a weekend-worthy dish you can enjoy anytime. Use pastured chicken and grass-fed butter, swap soy sauce with coconut aminos, skip black pepper, and avoid eating garlic too often to stay more Bulletproof.
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You only need 5 ingredients and 20 minutes to make this quick keto dinner — plus, you can make other side dishes while the meat roasts in the oven. Toss chicken with spices, bake, and top with a squeeze of lime juice for a zesty zero-carb main dish. To keep it more Bulletproof, swap olive oil with avocado oil or melted ghee, use pastured chicken, and avoid peppers if you have a nightshade sensitivity.
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This quick keto dinner delivers wow-worthy flavor with minimal effort: Cook chicken in your Instant Pot with zesty ranch spices, then wrap in lettuce and drizzle with more homemade ranch. For more Bulletproof results, swap red wine vinegar with apple cider vinegar, trade olive oil for avocado oil, use high-quality spices, and avoid eating garlic and onion too often.
Quick keto dinner recipes: Seafood
Butter makes everything better — and with this quick keto dinner, it also helps shrimp stay moist and tender. Heat butter or ghee with water, then add fresh herbs and shrimp for a superfast seafood dish with an addictive sauce that cooks itself. This keto dish runs just .5 net carbs.
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Quick-cooking salmon gets a a keto-friendly flavor boost in this 20-minute dinner recipe. Slather your filet in dijon mustard, garlic, and fresh parsley, then bake — that’s it! Plus, this simple recipe keeps carbs low at just 1.4 grams per serving. To stay more Bulletproof, use wild-caught salmon and avoid eating garlic too often.
This keto dinner offers a leaner protein option, leaving you free to make your favorite high-fat side dishes (or just load your filet with butter). With a quick marinade made from dijon mustard and honey, this simple dish still keeps net carbs low at 8 grams.
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Crab legs make a fabulous keto friendly dinner option — and with the Instant Pot, you can cook them quick and easy. Add clusters of crab legs to the pot, then pressure cook with water for 2 minutes. Melt some grass-fed butter on the side for a complete main dish that takes no time at all.
This quick recipe makes the perfect all-in-one keto dinner, and it only takes 20 minutes from start to finish. Fresh salmon filets get an herby upgrade from a blend of grass-fed ghee and fresh thyme, then bakes in an oven and joins together with olives, spiralized cucumber, and fennel. This flavor-packed meal runs just 8.6 net carbs.
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This quick keto dinner does it all: Not only can you have it ready in under half an hour, but it also incorporates paleo and Whole30-friendly ingredients. Shrimp and zucchini noodles cook all in one pan for a four-person meal that only sets you back 7 net carbs. Keep it all more Bulletproof with grass-fed butter or ghee and wild shrimp, plus get fresh spices and avoid eating garlic too often.
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When you need a keto dinner ready in a flash, this quick recipe has you covered. In a total of 10 minutes, you can season cod fillets with garlic and paprika, pan cook them in butter, then garnish with fresh lemon juice. To keep it more Bulletproof, swap the garlic and black pepper for your favorite anti-inflammatory spices, and use grass-fed ghee instead of conventional butter.
In less than the time it takes to order takeout, you can prep this quick keto dinner — all with the same noodle-like texture and spicy flavors you crave. With a nutty sauce and tender shrimp, you can have this meal ready in 20 minutes for only 5 net carbs.
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This dinner delivers delicate flavor from fish and asparagus, all coated in an eggs benny-worthy sauce. This quick keto meal loads your plate with healthy fats from fish, ghee, and egg yolks, takes 15 minutes, and only sets you back 3.3 net carbs. To stay more Bulletproof, only season your sauce with salt and fresh, high-quality spices.
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