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Ten Tasty Keto Side Dishes Perfect for Your Next Meal!

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  Published on December 9th, 2020
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  Last modified April 10th, 2023
A keto cauliflower gratin side dish

You’ve decided on your main dish; now, you need to choose from delicious keto side dish recipes. Keto diet recipes can bring you the great flavors and pleasures of different foods and still help you stay on track with your health, fitness, or weight loss goals. Here are ten tasty, keto side dishes for you to try for your next meal or when meal planning: 


1.   Low-Carb Roasted Veggies

Low-carb roasted veggies are the perfect keto side dish. Roast them just how you like them! Chop up your other favorite veggies to add in to the mix.

Do you prefer asparagus, mushrooms, or Brussel sprouts? Veggies complement most keto meals.


2.   Keto French Fries!

French fries are always a hit, but they’re not keto-friendly! These keto jicama French fries are flavorful and low-carb! You’ll need 1 hour and 10 minutes to create this tasty side dish, but it’s well worth it and most certainly satisfies your cravings for starchy, carb-heavy comfort foods.

Try these rutabaga keto French fries next time! Pair your fries with a roast chicken, a steak, and keto ketchup!


3.   Keto Mash!

You might crave creamy mash potatoes from time to time. Keto dieters can rejoice in these low-carb potato alternatives:


4.   Keto Mac ‘N’ Cheese

Mac ‘n’ cheese is another carb-heavy comfort food that’s off the keto menu. The good news is you can indulge in one of these tasty keto-approved alternatives:


Mac ‘n’ cheese pairs well with air fryer chicken wings or these keto meat rolls!


5.   Keto Au Gratin!

Potatoes au gratin is another flavorful gourmet side dish that also comes with a lot of carbs. This keto alternative gives you plenty of flavor without the carbs! Replace the potatoes with nutritious cauliflower and create this 35-minute keto-approved cauliflower au gratin. Try this keto au gratin with a steak, pan-seared salmon, or your favorite keto main dish!


6.   Creamed Kale or Spinach

Get more nutrient-rich leafy greens in your diet like spinach and kale. Try this 15-minute keto cheesy creamed kale or this 20-minute homemade keto creamed spinach. Try your creamed spinach with this juicy low-carb pork chop recipe.


7.   Keto Parmesan Broccoli

Broccoli is nutrient-dense and keto-approved. Spruce up your broccoli with this keto parmesan broccoli side dish. This simple dish only requires 6 ingredients.


8.   Keto Onion Rings

Onion rings are a fast-food favorite and a way to get more sulfur-rich veggies in your diet. Most onion rings are a no-go on keto unless you’re talking about these flavorsome keto onion rings. Using finely crushed pork rinds, eggs, garlic powder, and other seasonings, you can make keto-approved onion rings. Most likely, guests won’t know the difference!


9.   Mushrooms with Butter Garlic Sauce

If you like mushrooms, you’ll probably be impressed by this 25-minute keto mushroom recipe. Enhance your mushroom experience with the potent power of butter and garlic.


10.        Keto Alfredo Zoodles

Zoodles or zucchini noodles are an excellent low-carb alternative to traditional carb-loaded pasta noodles. This 25-minute creamy keto alfredo zoodle recipe can take any dish to the next level. Pair your alfredo zoodles with low-carb meatballs, pan-seared salmon, or chicken sausage!

What are Your Favorite Keto Side Dishes?

Do you have a go-to recipe when it comes to keto side dishes? Do you like keto cauli mash, roasted veggies, or a side salad? Follow us on social media for more keto recipes and ideas!

Steph Green is a writer, researcher, and singer/songwriter with a passion for all things wellness. In 2016, after four years of struggling with her own health problems and painful autoimmune disease, Steph developed a life-changing and extensive knowledge of keto, nutrition, and natural medicine. She continues on her healing journey and enjoys helping others along the way.

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