Keto Side Item Recipes (Page 2)

One-Pan Pepper Jack Brussels Sprouts

One-Pan Pepper Jack Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts have not always been a fan favorite of the vegetable world. Even my own mother refused to cook them due to her traumatic childhood experience with the miniature cabbage! But the truth about this stalky cabbage, grown for the edible buds, is that it is packed with vitamin C and vitamin K and a moderate amount of fiber. In fact, one cup of Brussels sprouts has nearly double the amount of vitamin C as the same amount of oranges!This one-pan side dish begins with blanched ...

Garlic Butter Braised Cabbage

Garlic Butter Braised Cabbage

It seems like I am continually trying to find the perfect side dish to keep me from sneaking and snacking on the carb-laden foods that my family provides for parties. I’m always tempted with the creamy, flour-based sauces and the starchy root vegetable and breading combos. My mother so ritualistically shares these, so this year I am showing everyone up with this fantastic buttery, creamy, braised cabbage!Braising is a cooking technique often used for meat. The first step involves searing ...

Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower Wings

Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower Wings

Cauliflower wings seem to be all the rage right now - and for a good reason! They are great for vegetarians, crispy, crunchy, and naturally low-carb! One of my favorite kinds is garlic Parmesan.There are many ways to cook this. You could roast the cauliflower for some added crunch before coating it in the sauce, or bake them in the sauce. I chose to bake them so the cauliflower could absorb the flavors of this cheesy sauce. If you want extra crispiness, you can broil the "wings" after ...

Roasted Celery and Macadamia Cheese

Roasted Celery and Macadamia Cheese

Celery that's roasted in the oven turns buttery and sweet. Pair this with a completely dairy-free macadamia cheese and you've got yourself a side dish that's rich but also low in carbs. Perfect for those of you who are unable to eat cheese.The macadamia nut cheese alone is worth making just so you can spread it over keto friendly crackers. The nutritional yeast is really important for making it taste great, so make sure you don't skip this ingredient. You can find it inexpensively in the ...

Keto Queso Dip

Keto Queso Dip

A while back I talked about my love of pimento/sweet cherry peppers. Well, I still love them! I’m beginning to put them on everything and after having a delicious queso dip at a restaurant, I knew I had to recreate it with sweet cherry peppers.The best thing about this recipe is that it is incredibly easy! There are also many things you can do with it, add it to cauliflower for a low-carb macaroni and cheese, top your broccoli with it, put it on nachos... anything, really!The only ...

Instant Pot Deviled Egg Salad

Instant Pot Deviled Egg Salad

I love egg salad, but I don't make it nearly as often as I desire. There's just so much time involved in hard boiling, then peeling all of the eggs needed. You probably know we've already got some pretty good recipes for egg salad as well, so if I was going to post another one it would have to be pretty spectacular. Enter the Instant Pot deviled egg salad.This recipe will show you how to quickly hard boil a ton of eggs in your Instant Pot, then chop it all up. No peeling necessary! It ...

Loaded Cauliflower Salad

Loaded Cauliflower Salad

Potato salad is a staple of BBQ season, so of course there needs to be a keto version. In this potato salad recipe, we switch out the potatoes for cauliflower. With this low-carb trick, you can’t even tell it’s not potatoes! Plus, they’re easy to make! You’ll be eating them poolside in just minutes.Usually potato salad calls for sugar, so in this recipe I used Xylitol. However you can use sucralose, stevia, or any other sugar-free sweetener. Just be cautious of the sugar-to-substitute ...

Garlic Parmesan Keto Croutons

Garlic Parmesan Keto Croutons

Nothing adds to a salad or soup quite like the crisp, buttery, texture of a crouton. Cheese crisps or low-carb crackers can do in a pinch, but since I’ve started a low-carb way of life I’ve missed the lovely crunch of a fresh crouton. These keto croutons have a crisp exterior with a warm, soft, interior that has hints of garlic and butter can turn a boring side salad into a satisfying main dish. These are croutons are packed with fiber and protein in every handful!To make these delicious ...

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole

One of the most delicious dishes I’ve ever had is one that my mother makes. A yummy, creamy and cheesy potato casserole. Today I decided it’s time to create a keto version of this delicious meal.Of course, we’ll need to ditch the potatoes, but using cauliflower is a great substitute! Even the kids will like this meal.The best thing about this dish is that it’s incredibly easy to make and only has 4 ingredients! It’s great for parents or hard-workers who just don’t have the time to ...

Jalapeno Cornbread Mini Loaves

Jalapeno Cornbread Mini Loaves

Cornbread is a great accompaniment to soups and stews in the winter months. This version uses almond flour and golden flaxseed meal to mimic the hearty texture of cornbread while keeping the carbs low. The addition of sharp cheddar cheese and jalapenos is a twist on traditional recipes but adds great flavor and just a touch of heat. It also makes a perfect side dish for a summer barbecue.I grate my own cheese straight from a large block. Pre-shredded cheese can be used as well, but many ...