The right accompaniments, that complement and enhance a meal, make such a difference! This collection of keto sides has a huge range of recipes to add to your meal plan.
Changing how and what you cook, to make your dinner sides keto, can be confusing for beginners. My free meal plans are a great resource to get you on track with building your own.
Easy Low Carb Side Dishes
Some of the low carb recipes in this collection will become regulars, and even favourites, on a keto diet. Cauliflower rice is one of the first side dishes you’re likely to want to make. Cauliflower is one of the most used ingredients in keto vegetable side dish recipes. It is a very versatile vegetable, and there are many ways to cook it. From a simple, roasted cauliflower to a Cauliflower Mac and Cheese.
With a rice substitute taken care of, the next side dish you need a good, easy keto recipe for is bread. There are lots of keto bread recipes on my website, and the star, (literally!) would have to be my Keto Garlic Star Bread. It has an amazing keto friendly and low carb dough, oozing with garlic butter – yum!
A keto meal of hearty soup with a low carb bread roll is the perfect choice for a cool wintery day. On a warm summer’s day, a tasty salad as a side dish is light, refreshing and filling. One of my favourites is the Keto Tabbouleh Salad, which is bursting with flavour and colour.
There is no shortage of keto vegetable side dishes that are suitable for a ketogenic diet. If you’re a fan of the earthy flavours of mushrooms, garlic butter mushrooms are simple and tasty! Take them one step further and try my Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms for the tastiest side dish!
A tray of roasted vegetables; like broccoli, spaghetti squash and green beans, drizzled with keto condiments is a hearty side dish.
Keto Sides For All Occasions
A lot of the side dishes you may have enjoyed before tend to be carb-heavy. Finding a keto friendly substitute means you can still enjoy them!
My Keto “Potato Salad” is the best faux-tato salad with all the good things added in! Cheese, bacon and tangy spice gives it a delicious flavour and you won’t even miss the actual potatoes! Creamy Cauliflower Mash is the perfect side dish to any meal, but without the extra carbs!
A lot of the keto friendly side salads could be either main meals or side dishes. I prefer to add a salad as a side dish to some protein, especially during BBQ weather!
My Keto Roasted Pumpkin Salad is a vibrant low carb ketogenic side dish that everyone will love. It is great served alongside BBQ meat of any sort. For a salad that has the protein in it already, I love my Smoky Ranch Chicken Salad. It is easy to make vegetarian or vegan, and you’ll want that ranch dressing on everything!
Keto Onion Rings are a tasty side dish for when you want some crunch added to your meal. Serve tossed on top of a salad for texture and flavour or as an accompaniment to the Best Keto Burger!
With so many recipes and more added all the time, I am sure you will find lots of inspiration for keto side dishes here. For more keto and low carb recipes, check out our HUGE range of keto cookbooks. I also have some free meal plans on the website that will get you started. The 365 club is the ultimate keto lifestyle support, with meal plans, recipes and an active, vibrant community.
If you have any other suggestions for recipes you’d like to see, let me know in the comments. I look forward to seeing some of what you make in our Facebook group or on Instagram!