The Essential Keto BBQ recipes you need for summer! We’re talking easy grilled main dishes, low carb sides, appetizers & Keto-friendly desserts – perfect for cookouts & entertaining a crowd!
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Sticking to the keto diet or any diet for that matter-at a family cookout or summer celebration can be a struggle. And explaining to your Great Aunt Linda why you can’t eat her famous potato salad is always a blast. My first-holiday experience on the keto diet was a
little tough HUGE DISASTER and consisted of me picking through carb-filled casseroles and eating nothing but bunless hamburgers as I watched my family chow down on all my favorite foods.
It took all the willpower I had not to cheat, and when I say cheat I mean dive face first into the strawberry shortcake! I was miserable, and I was starving. I figured out if I was ever going to enjoy people or a family meal again, I’d have to take matters into my hands-literally-and learn to cook the classics keto-style.
Here are my favorite go-to summer sanity (& diet) savers: The best Keto BBQ Recipes – organized by appetizer, main, sides & then – of course, dessert!
Keto BBQ Recipes – Appetizers
7 Layer Dip
Fabulous appetizer that keeps it low carb via I Breathe I’m Hungry
Fun & easy appetizer via Peace, Love and Low Carb
BBQ Bacon Wrapped Smokies
Everything is better with bacon! Baked or grilled – everyone loves this crowd-pleasing keto BBQ recipe appetizer via Ruled.Me
Bacon-wrapped mushrooms stuffed with cream cheese via Word To Your Mother Blog
Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
Cheesy jalapeño popper stuffed peppers with bacon are one of my all-time favorite keto BBQ recipes – grilled or baked via Word To Your Mother Blog
Deviled Eggs with Bacon
This classic deviled egg recipe is keto, low carb, paleo, and Whole30, but what makes it a stand out is the one of a kind rich and creamy texture that will not disappoint. Get the details on Word To Your Mother Blog
Easy low carb guacamole stuffed deviled eggs via Word To Your Mother Blog
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
Another bacon-wrapped appetizer that comes together in 30 minutes via Appetite For Energy
Keto BBQ Recipes – Mains
The ultimate bundles burger recipe via Word To Your Mother Blog
Don’t forget to marinade ahead! Recipe via Noshtastic
Barbecue Dry Rub Ribs
Very little effort required for one of the best keto summer recipes via Peace, Love and Low Carb
Grilled Lobster Tails
With lemon butter via What Great Grandma Ate
Grilled Salmon With Avocado Salsa
Leave the onions out of this recipe via The Cookie Rookie to keep it keto!
Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Tenderloin
No grill? No problem! Try this bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin via Ruled.Me
Steak With Rosemary Garlic Butter
Steak-house quality, swoon worthy steaks at home via All Day I Dream About Food
Fabulous recipe for sugar-free & Keto-friendly pork ribs via Vindulge
Texas Style Beef Brisket
Perfect for a crowd or meal prep via Paleo Leap
Grilled Apple Cider Chicken
Sweet & savory via Our Salty Kitchen
Pork Chops Al Pasteur
A low carb spin on the traditional Mexican marinade via I Breathe I’m Hungry
Keto BBQ Recipes – Sides
German (Cauliflower) Potato Salad
Cauliflower + bacon + green onions in a tangy vinaigrette via Cast Iron Keto
Bold & creamy side dish (perfect for a crowd) with 3.4 net carbs per serving! Via Word To Your Mother Blog
Summer Confetti Salad
One of the all-time greatest keto summer recipes for a crowd by Melissa Sevigny via Sugar-Free Mom
Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower
With Parmesan & garlic via Wholesome Yum
Grilled Portobello Mushrooms
Greek-inspired grilled mushrooms are fabulous via Tastaholics
Roasted Asparagus & Mushrooms
Baked with garlic via Ahead of Thyme
Keto BBQ Recipes – Desserts
Yes, you can eat this delicious almond flour cake topped with strawberries & low carb whipped cream via Low Carb Maven
The low carb version of the ultimate summer treat via All Day I Dream About Food
Key Lime Popsicles
Cool off with one of these creamy & healthy avocado popsicles via Keto Diet App
No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake
Keeping dessert keto without the oven via Wholesome Yum
Related: 31 Flavors of Keto Ice Cream
Do you have a favorite keto BBQ recipe? Let me know in the comments!
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