30 Tasty Keto Side Dishes You Can Eat with Anything

No doubt about it: The ketogenic diet takes planning, willpower and dedication. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a delish entrée with a side dish (or three) for dinner every night. To make planning a bit easier, we’ve rounded up 30 tasty keto side dishes. The best part? Bacon is involved. Lots of bacon.

1. Cacio E Pepe Brussels Sprouts

The simple combo of black pepper and cheese instantly elevates not only pasta but also pretty much every veggie.

2. Crispy Prosciutto-wrapped Cauliflower Bites

They’re basically inside-out pigs in a blanket, but totally keto! Serve them as an appetizer at your next party, or just make a batch for a good Netflix nosh.

3. Turnip Fries

Two things we love: 1) Turning other vegetables into fries and 2) Baking them in the oven instead of, well, frying them.

4. Gluten-free Cheese And Cauliflower 'breadsticks'

Eat your heart out, Olive Garden. You can make these gluten-free cheesy cauliflower “breadsticks” in less than an hour.

5. Keto White Chicken Chili

About a billion times better than takeout.

6. Easy One-pan Ratatouille

While the traditional version is slow-cooked on the stove, this one is delightfully hands-off.

7. Avocado Pepperoni Salad

It’s the protein one-two punch and you can whip it up with only 3 ingredients. Too easy!

8. Melon Caprese Skewers

Aren’t these little guys by Coterie member Gaby Dalkin the cutest?

9. Cauliflower ‘potato’ Salad

When the carb cravings hit, cauliflower is here to sub in for potatoes! And yes, it works.

10. 20-minute Egg Roll Bowls

Just sub the soy sauce for coconut aminos and you're good-to-go.

11. Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup

Crisp evenings call for an autumnal soup—just skip the maple syrup so it's keto-friendly.

12. Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

For a hearty and cozy side, we give you this sausage-stuffed acorn squash with mushrooms and apples.

13. Mediterranean Low-carb Broccoli Salad

Get those greens, the low-carb way.

14. Corn And Tomato Salad With Feta And Lime

We paired two of our favorite in-season vegetables into one summery side dish. Behold the corn and tomato salad.

15. Roasted Cauliflower With Tahini Ranch

Just because it’s a keto vegetarian dish doesn’t mean it can’t be totally extra. Enter: Your new favorite condiment, tahini ranch.

16. Zucchini & Tomato Ragù

Presenting ratatouille's chic Italian cousin: zucchini and tomato ragù.

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17. Chicken Cobb Salad With Buffalo Ranch

We feel stronger and more energized already.

18. Keto Instant Pot Greek Cauliflower Rice

Plain cauliflower rice is just fine. But this Greek cauliflower rice, from Jen Fisch is even better.

19. Roasted Broccoli ‘steaks’ With Garlic-sesame Vinaigrette

Sure, broccoli ranks high among our favorite veggies, but roast it until caramelized and it becomes transformative.

21. Ina Garten’s Roasted Broccolini & Cheddar

Best of all, it takes less than 20 minutes to make and calls for just five ingredients. This is—dare we say?—genius.

20. Melted Onions

Onions as a side dish? Yes, especially if they’re deeply caramelized, sweet and melty.

22. Ginger-scallion Pork & Kale Salad

We’re suckers for a kale salad, but when the leafy greens are served raw, they can be a little…hard to swallow.

23. Poached Egg With Frisée And Arugula Salad

It’s a dish you’d find on a brunch menu, but is easy to recreate as a side at home.

24. Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Sriracha And Lime

The sweet potato is versatile, healthy and as close as we’ll get to eating candy for dinner.

25. Baby Vegetables With Orange And Thyme

Roasted veggies are a beloved go-to side. Pair these with roast chicken or salmon and you're good-to-go!

28. Minty-fresh Zucchini Salad With Marinated Feta

If you thought the humble zucchini was only good for quick breads and zoodle bowls, we’ve got news.

26. Sweet Potato, Bacon And Broccoli Egg Muffins

They’re quick, filling and healthy to boot (they’re gluten- and dairy-free!).

27. Caprese Salad Boats

Few things are more satisfying than a plateful of ripe tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese.

29. Charred Cauliflower With Crunchy Garlic Chile Oil

Good thing it can be made ahead and keeps for up to a month, because we’re stocking up.

30. Cauliflower Fried Rice

This cauliflower fried rice is super tasty, a breeze to whip up and still really good for you. Win-win-win.

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