15 Keto Side Dishes That Keep the Flavor and Cut the Carbs
Just because you're going low-carb doesn't mean you have to miss out on delicious side dishes. Our collection of keto recipes ranges from cheesy and decadent mashed cauliflower to light and refreshing zoodle salad. No matter what your main dish of choice is, you're sure to find a keto-friendly side that pairs up perfectly. Browse this collection of keto side dishes to find the right partner for your dinner.
Keto Cauliflower Bacon Cheese Mash
Recipe creator Carol Castellucci Miller says, "You will never miss eating mashed potatoes again now that you can have this deliciously creamy, bacon-cheese flavored mashed cauliflower instead!"
Instant Pot® Roasted Brussels Sprouts
By sautéing the Brussels sprouts before giving them a quick cook in the Instant Pot, the exterior gains a caramelized taste that's irresistible.
Greek Zoodle Salad
Can't decide between a salad or pasta for your side? This low-carb option satisfies cravings for both! Zucchini is spiralized into veggie-based noodles and tossed with tangy feta, briny olives, and fresh tomatoes.
Simple Cauliflower Keto Casserole
Quick and Easy Parmesan Zucchini Fries
Move aside potatoes. Zucchini are the base for these super savory fries. Parmesan cheese, seasonings, and egg create a crispy coating, but these get soggy quickly according to reviewers, so eat them right out of the oven.
Creamy Keto Cauliflower Risotto
"This recipe is delicious," says SUZYKAZOO. "I am not crazy about the cauliflower taste of cauliflower rice but the carbs are so much better than rice. I don’t taste the cauliflower in this."
Sheet Pan Ratatouille
The perfect summery side dish, this roasted ratatouille is bursting with fresh flavor. Zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers, and more all roast to perfection on a single baking sheet for easy clean up.
5-Minute Creamy Keto Cucumber Salad
Crunchy, creamy, and tangy, this easy side salad has it all. It makes just enough for two servings, so you don't have to worry about soggy leftover cucumber.
Cheesy Keto Biscuits
Almond flour is key to creating these fluffy yet keto-friendly biscuits. If you're craving garlic bread, reviewer Ana Cawthon suggests adding a dash of garlic powder to spice things up.
Simple Keto Zucchini Hash
Great for breakfast or dinner, this savory hash has all the flavor you've come to expect from the traditional potato version, but none of the carbs.
Easy Low-Carb Cauliflower Mac 'n Cheese
Cauliflower stands in for macaroni in this irresistibly cheesy recipe. "Great for the Keto diet! Even my kids liked it," says reviewer emmypowers.
Keto Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus with Lemon Aioli
Jazz up asparagus with a salty wrapping of bacon and side of creamy sauce. Don't skip the lemon in the aioli, it pairs perfectly with the asparagus' earthy taste.
Sheet Pan Vegan Roasted Eggplant with Garlic
Even picky eaters will enjoy this roasted version of eggplant. Smoked paprika adds a deep savory flavor, while the olive oil helps the veggies bake to golden brown perfection.
This recipe magically transforms a whole head of cauliflower into this Middle Eastern-inspired side dish. Parsley and mint add a fresh flavor, while lemon and olive oil create a tangy dressing.
Keto Smothered Green Beans
"These garlic-seasoned green beans are sautéed until crisp-tender, then topped with cheese and bacon for a delicious keto side dish," says recipe creator France C. "I like to shred my own cheese as I find it melts better than the bagged variety."