7 of Our Favorite Keto-Friendly Comfort Food Recipes

updated Nov 13, 2019
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We all crave comfort food regardless of our diet. However, some of the most well-loved comfort foods (pizza, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes) have one thing in common: carbs. So if you’re eating keto, what exactly are your options? Don’t worry! You still have plenty of cozy meals to choose from. Here are seven of our favorites.

1. Easy Keto Chili

Bacon adds fatty richness and smoky flavor to this keto-friendly chili. And topping bowls with shredded cheese, sour cream, or pickled jalapeños still keeps things low-carb!

Get the recipe: Easy Keto Chili

2. Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Warm, gooey Buffalo chicken dip is just about as crowd-pleasing as you can get. Serve it with celery sticks, carrot sticks, or red pepper slices to keep it low-carb.

Get the recipe: Easy Buffalo Chicken Dip

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3. Slow Cooker Brisket and Onions

This old-fashioned pot roast is best made a day ahead of time. Let it chill overnight, scrape away the hardened fat with a spoon, then reheat it gently in a covered dish in the oven. 

Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Brisket and Onions

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4. Spicy Ground Pork & Zucchini Stir-Fry

This simple stir-fry is most definitely better and quicker than takeout. To keep it low-carb, serve it over cauliflower rice.

Get the recipe: Spicy Ground Pork & Zucchini Stir-Fry

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5. Roast Chicken

A roast chicken just might be the OG of comfort food. And it’s definitely low-carb! To make it a meal, toss a sheet pan of vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, or even green beans) in the oven to roast while the chicken cooks.

Get the recipe: How to Roast a Chicken

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6. Garlic Butter Steak Bites

It’s hard to go wrong with bite-sized pieces of tender New York strip steak dripping in garlic butter sauce. In fact, you may find yourself eating them straight out of the skillet.

Get the recipe: Garlic Butter Steak Bites

Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman/Kitchn; Food Stylist: Jesse Szewczyk/Kitchn

7. Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken

With just three ingredients — chicken, hot sauce, and butter — this recipe is an easy low-carb choice. Spoon it into lettuce cups and crumble blue cheese on top for a handheld meal — or serve it over zucchini noodles.

Get the recipe: Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken