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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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5. Keto White Chicken Chili

About a billion times better than takeout.

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6. Easy One-Pan Ratatouille

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

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7. Avocado Pepperoni Salad

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

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8. Melon Caprese Skewers

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

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9. Cauliflower ‘Potato’ Salad

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

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10. 20-Minute Egg Roll Bowls

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

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11. Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup

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

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12. Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

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

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13. Mediterranean Low-Carb Broccoli Salad

Get those greens, the low-carb way.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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18. Keto Instant Pot Greek Cauliflower Rice

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

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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.

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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.

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20. Melted Onions

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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26. Sweet Potato, Bacon and Broccoli Egg Muffins

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

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27. Caprese Salad Boats

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

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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.

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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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