Keto Side Dishes


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Stuck on what to serve with your main course or low carb dinners? These keto friendly side dishes are your answer! Over 37 EASY and delicious keto sides that are simple to make.

keto side dishes

All good dinners MUST have a delicious side dish to accompany it.

This should be consistent with any diet out there, including a ketogenic one. There is a false assumption that side dishes are too carb heavy for a low carb diet, but that is far from the truth.

Some of the most delicious keto recipes are sides, as it is a way to showcase creativity with low carb vegetables and grains!

Table of Contents
  1. What sides can you eat on keto?
  2. What are low carb side dishes?
  3. Keto side dish recipes
  4. Frequently Asked Questions
  5. 37+ Easy Keto Side Dish Recipes (Recipe Card)

What sides can you eat on keto?

Where there are a plethora of side dishes to pair with your evening meal, the best ones are so good, you could eat them on their own. Our favorite is this creamy and cheesy baked Brussels sprouts with bacon, which even my non-keto friends adore.

What are low carb side dishes?

These are the BEST keto side dishes and recipe ideas to balance out your evening meal. Every single one of these side dishes pair perfectly with any kind of keto dinner or chicken recipe you have on hand. You’ll find veggie sides, salads, cheesy side sides, and even low carb alternatives to buns and rolls. Plenty of variety will keep things interesting, and we have over 30 delicious options. Side dishes can sometimes be boring, but these all prove otherwise- They’ve been made thousands of times and have five-star reviews!

Keto side dish recipes

Cauliflower mac and cheese

keto cauliflower mac and cheese

Keto mac and cheese

keto mac and cheese

Mashed potatoes

keto mashed potatoes

Cheese bread

keto cheese bread

Cauliflower potato salad

cauliflower potato salad


keto buns


keto rolls

Creamed spinach

Keto Creamed Spinach

Green bean casserole

keto green bean casserole

Cauliflower tortillas

cauliflower tortillas


keto biscuits

Air fryer zucchini

air fryer zucchini


keto cornbread

Air fryer cauliflower

air fryer cauliflower.

Air fryer brussels sprouts

brussels sprouts air fryer.

Chicken salad

keto chicken salad

Air fryer green beans

air fryer green beans with parmesan.

Air fryer asparagus

air fryer asparagus.

Potato salad

keto potato salad

Garlic bread

keto garlic bread


keto crackslaw

Pasta salad

keto pasta salad

Brussels sprouts

keto brussels sprouts

Frequently Asked Questions

Are carrots and potatoes keto friendly?

Carrots and potatoes are vegetables that are higher in carbs, and should be eaten in moderation. I prefer to skip carrots for side dishes and instead, use them for a keto carrot cake instead. As for potatoes, try keto potato salad or mashed potatoes– They taste just like the real deal!

Is there a keto friendly rice?

Traditional white or brown rice is not keto friendly, but instead, try cauliflower rice.

What kind of salad dressing is keto-friendly?

Nearly every kind of dressing can be made low carb. Some favorites include ranch dressing, honey mustard, or one of these eight classic flavors.

Keto side dish recipes

37+ Easy Keto Side Dish Recipes

5 from 234 votes
Stuck on what to serve with your main course or low carb dinners? These keto friendly side dishes are your answer! Over 37 EASY and delicious keto side dish recipes that are simple to make, including the BEST side dish ever.
Servings: 8 servings
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 9 minutes
Total: 10 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 small onions sliceds
  • 2 lbs Brussels sprouts halved
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 5 slices bacon chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 375F/190C.
  • Add the butter into a non-stick skillet and place it over medium heat. Once hot, add the butter, onions, and Brussels sprouts and cook for 9-10 minutes, until tender. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Take the skillet off the heat. Stir through the heavy cream then sprinkle the cheese and diced bacon over the top. Place it in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbling and beginning to go golden brown.
  • Remove the skillet from the oven and serve immediately with your favorite main course or dinner.


TO STORE: Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to five days.
TO FREEZE: Place the cooled side dish in an airtight container and store it in the freezer for up to two months.
TO REHEAT: Either microwave in 30-second spurts until warm or in a preheated oven.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 195kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 8gFat: 15gSodium: 234mgPotassium: 500mgFiber: 7gVitamin A: 1413IUVitamin C: 98mgCalcium: 170mgIron: 2mgNET CARBS: 3g
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. 5 stars
    Arman, this was so delicious and full of creamy goodness, and I don’t even particularly care for brussel sprouts! Will definitely keep this in the rotation.

  2. 5 stars
    Loved it. Even 2 people who do not like brussel sprouts gave it a thumbs up. Used Trader Joe’s brussel sprouts. They tend to be a little smaller and more tender.

  3. Absolutely yummy lovely I love this recipie very much.👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼💖🥰😋😋😋😋😋Thankyou.

  4. 5 stars
    Really yummy side and very versatile, I didn’t have bacon so used 1 smoked sausage. If I was doing as a side for beef ild add one or two teaspoons of mustard.

  5. 5 stars
    What is wrong with some people attacking an article like this? It’s why we can’t have nice things. Keto is not no carb, it’s low carb. If your side dish has carbs, you need to make sure you factor it into the total carb content of the meal and keep it under whatever limit you’re using. Just because a keto recipe says it has potatoes doesn’t mean it really does (that’s so common as people are often looking for low carb replacements for things like potatoes, pasta and rice.) All the recipes I bothered to check were under 5g carbs which fits into a low carb category. Thank you to the author, I’ll be checking some of these out.

  6. Please this is very very very dangerous. Your pushing foods that are NOT keto. What you have to remember is many diabetics use a keto or low carb diet. The dishes your promoting can put them in serious health risk. Please this is crazy

    1. Rick, with all due respect, you should try reading the post and checking out the recipes before making false accusations. Every single recipe included in this post is keto friendly and have less than 5 carbs. Enjoy these keto recipes.

      1. So sorry you have to justify what YOU put on YOUR posts, just because people don’t even bother to READ anymore!! Keep these great recipes coming!!! This is what’s for dinner tonight!!

  7. How are you going to have a article about keto recipes and then include bread, macaroni and potato salad in the same article? What a tease

  8. REAllY!? The ZERO carb side dishes you need! Just like the ZERO carb cookies. Why do you put those headers on your emails? The recipes I have checked have always had 3 – 16 CARBS per serving.

    Nothing NO carb about the. I have made several of your recipes and they are good….but NOT NO carb.