Best Keto Side Dishes Sure to Please Anyone



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Finding a tasty variety of keto side dishes can be challenging over time. To make planning a bit easier, we’ve rounded up the best keto sides. Let’s face it, dinner isn’t complete without a delicious keto-friendly side dish to match your already awesome keto planned dinner menu. Get out there and widen your horizons with some of these truly delicious and inspired keto side dish recipes!

1) Paleo Stuffed Peppers

These stuffed peppers are a fiesta for your mouth! This recipe can be used as the main dish or a very filling side dish, it’s up to you! With a side of guacamole, these stuffed peppers will complete your Mexican dinner night. Not only are they easy to make and delicious, when plated the assortment of colored peppers makes for a pretty fancy dish.

These stuffed peppers are an easy and delicious way to use up your summer produce and have an impressive dinner for your guests. Plus, they are allergen-free and Whole30-compliant.

Stuffed Peppers

Paleo Stuffed Peppers

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword mains, meat, peppers, stuffed
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 284kcal
Author Kendra Benson


  • 1 medium Yellow Onion
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 tsp Avocado Oil or Olive Oil + more for baking dish
  • 1 lb Grass-Fed Ground Beef or Bison
  • 1 Tbsp Ground Cumin
  • 2 tsp Dried Parsley
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • Ground Black Pepper to taste
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 (4 oz) can Diced Jalapenos or Mild Green Peppers Chiles drained
  • 1/2 can Black Olives drained and sliced
  • 3 large Bell Peppers halved and seeded


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Lightly oil a 9x13 glass baking dish with oil. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat the 1 tsp olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic minced to the skillet and saute until the onions are translucent.
  • Add the ground bison/beef, cumin, parsley, paprika, salt, and pepper to the skillet and cook until the bison/beef is completely browned, breaking up with the back of a wooden spoon.
  • Stir in the can of tomatoes, drained jalapenos/chiles, and 1/2 of the olives until evenly combined. Remove from heat.
  • Using a large cookie scoop (easiest) or a spoon, scoop the meat mixture into the hollowed out pepper halves. sprinkle the remaining half of black olives on top of the stuffed peppers.
  • Place the peppers, cut side up, in the oiled baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  • Serve hot with a side of guacamole and ranch dressing (optional).


Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 757mg | Potassium: 435mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2790IU | Vitamin C: 106.6mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2.8mg

2) Crispy Bacon Broccoli

This easy keto-friendly recipe with bacon delivers great crunch and flavor. This version is easy, totally customizable and perfect for any ketogenic diet. This is one of my go-to sides in the summer because it goes with most mains and the kids love it. If your kids are picky eaters, try this recipe it will have them rethinking and even loving broccoli.

How do you make sure kids will eat all their broccoli and not feed it to the dog? Cook it in bacon, of course! This super simple side dish will get gobbled up in no time, guaranteed.

Crispy Bacon Broccoli {by Our Paleo Life}

Crispy Bacon Broccoli

How do you make sure kids will eat all their broccoli and not feed it to the dog? Cook it in bacon, of course! This super simple side dish will get gobbled up in no time, guaranteed.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 93kcal
Author Kendra Benson


  • 6 cups Broccoli Florets bite-size
  • 3 Tbsp Bacon Fat
  • Sea Salt to taste


  • In a large skillet (either non-stick or stainless is fine), melt the bacon fat over medium-high heat.
  • Add the broccoli and stir to coat all of it with the melted fat. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally to prevent burning and to cook evenly.
  • When some of the broccoli (not all) is crispy and browned, remove from heat and season with salt, to taste. Serve hot.


Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 287mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Vitamin C: 81.2mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 0.7mg

3) House Salad w/ Hot Bacon Honey Mustard Dressing {primal; dairy-free option}

Now we all know salads make for great nutritious sides. But if you are tired of making the same old salads this recipe will get you out your salad rut. This hot bacon honey mustard dressing will transform your salad. You will think you are at an expensive restaurant with these blend of ingredients. Especially when served warmed its mouth-watering taste is definitely one of a kind.

This House Salad w/ Hot Bacon Honey Mustard Dressing is restaurant quality right in your own home. Naturally gluten-free with a dairy-free option.

House Salad w/ Hot Bacon Honey Mustard Dressing {primal; grain-free; dairy-free option}

House Salad w/ Hot Bacon Honey Mustard Dressing {primal}

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 550kcal
Author Kendra Benson


Dressing (yields approx. 3/4 cups)


  • 1/2 head Iceburg Lettuce
  • 1 head Romaine Lettuce
  • 3/4 cup Smoked Ham Slices chopped
  • 3/4 cup Smoked Turkey Slices chopped
  • 3/4 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese leave out for dairy-free
  • 6 Hard Boiled Eggs sliced
  • 20-24 Cherry Tomatoes halved
  • 3/4 cup Sliced Almonds
  • 8 slices Cooked Bacon crumbled


  • In a bowl, whisk together all of the dressing ingredients except the bacon fat. Set aside.


  • Add mixed greens to a large mixing bowl. Add in ham, turkey, shredded cheddar (if using), eggs, cherry tomatoes, almonds, and crumbled bacon. Toss to combine.
  • Divide salad into 6 individual serving bowls.
  • Stir the bacon fat into the prepared honey mustard dressing. Drizzle onto the individual salads.

Make-Ahead Option

  • To make the Hot Bacon Honey Mustard Dressing in advance, combine all ingredients except bacon fat and store in the fridge. When ready to use, heat up the bacon fat and mix in right before pouring onto salad.


Calories: 550kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 237mg | Sodium: 605mg | Potassium: 699mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 10000IU | Vitamin C: 18.3mg | Calcium: 214mg | Iron: 3mg



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Last Updated 03/19/2020

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