The 10 Most Popular Keto Recipes of 2019

updated Dec 27, 2019
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The ketogenic diet, which has been around for nearly 100 years, became buzz-worthy a couple of years ago. In 2019, however, it became a full-blown phenomenon. If you gave it a try and decided to make it part of your life this year, you know that the ultra-low-carb diet is a whole lot easier when you have great recipes to lean on. We developed more than a handful of approachable keto-friendly recipes this year, and these were your favorites.

1. Easy Keto Stuffing with Sausage and Herbs

Stuffing is probably the last thing that comes to mind when you think of keto-approved dishes, but this one fits the diet easily, thanks to using a compliant bread and bumping up the quantity of sausage (never a bad thing).

Get the recipe: Easy Keto Stuffing with Sausage and Herbs

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2. Cheesy Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti Squash

Mixing strands of spaghetti squash with cream cheese, shredded mozzarella, and grated Parmesan is the secret to making this side dish so decadent.

Get the recipe: Cheesy Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti Squash

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3. Easy One-Skillet Cilantro-Lime Chicken

A touch of butter lends richness to this skillet chicken and helps balance its limey tang. Serve it over cauliflower rice to keep it keto-friendly.

Get the recipe: Easy One-Skillet Cilantro-Lime Chicken

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4. Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken

While Frank’s RedHot will give you the most signature Buffalo flavor in this Instant Pot chicken, feel free to use whichever hot sauce is your favorite.

Get the recipe: Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken

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5. BLT Lettuce Wraps with Avocado

Although a classic BLT isn’t keto-approved, this lettuce wrap version easily is — and we don’t think you’ll miss the bread one bit.

Get the recipe: BLT Lettuce Wraps with Avocado

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6. 5-Minute Chipotle Avocado Mayonnaise

This creamy condiment is perfect for the mayo-averse or simply for those looking to add something new to their routine. It also can easily double as a dip if you pair it with a platter of raw veggies.

Get the recipe: 5-Minute Chipotle Avocado Mayonnaise

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7. Easy Keto Egg Muffins

These bacon, cheese, and sweet potato-filled egg muffins freeze quite well so it’s worth making a double batch if you have the time. Then you’ll have a grab-and-go breakfast waiting for you whenever you need it.

Get the recipe: Easy Keto Egg Muffins

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8. Prosciutto-Wrapped Avocado with Goat Cheese and Arugula

This quick appetizer has the bonus of looking pretty fancy. You can also mix and match: Try swapping in feta or blue cheese, or trying baby spinach instead of arugula.

Get the recipe: Prosciutto-Wrapped Avocado with Goat Cheese and Arugula

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9. Garlic Butter Steak Bites

Combine lots of garlic with lots of butter and it’s hard to go wrong. These steak bites are so juicy and flavorful that you may find yourself eating them straight out of the skillet.

Get the recipe: Garlic Butter Steak Bites

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10. 30-Minute Pesto Chicken with Burst Cherry Tomatoes

This quick sheet pan dinner is an easy crowd-pleaser, thanks to store-bought pesto. Pair it with a simple green salad to make it a meal.

Get the recipe: 30-Minute Pesto Chicken with Burst Cherry Tomatoes