For many states, Winter is in full swing and it’s an intense one. If you can, stay indoors and treat yourself to a hot dish. These keto-friendly recipes can be cooked in a slow-cooker, on the stove or in the oven. We’ve got creamy, cheesy, spicy, meaty and veggie options to heat you up from the inside out.
You will notice that a few of these recipes are pretty hefty on the calorie count, as they’re designed for comfort and hibernation. Some of them are quite high in protein too (relative to keto), so it’s wise to pair them with low-protein meals to keep everything in order.
Chicken Jalapeno Cheese Bake
This recipe is a take on the classic jalapeno popper chicken bake. This bake has it all…chicken, bacon, cream, cheese, cream cheese! But it also has spinach and cauliflower to up the plant-based nutrient ratio. It’s not a recipe to call on when you feel like something light and fresh. It’s a recipe to call on when you want something decadent, indulgent and comforting. What’s more, it’s a great dish to make when you have lots of leftover cooked chicken to use up.
Stuffed Bell Peppers
When bell peppers are baked in the oven they become so gloriously soft and yielding. They’re even better when filled with amazing things like beef, tomatoes, herbs and garlic, and topped with a creamy, cheesy sauce. It’s all baked in one dish so you can simply scoop it up and settle in with a bowl of keto-friendly comfort.
Cauliflower, Bacon and Coconut Soup
A big bowl of soup with a side of keto bread and butter…what more do we want? (Apart from some warmer weather!). This soup has a base of cauliflower for creaminess in color and texture, with coconut cream for creamy flavor and a hint of the tropics. We finish the soup with crispy bacon and a good crack of pepper.
Lamb and Peanut Curry
For this incredible curry, you will need a store bought curry paste. It’s just so much easier than sourcing every ingredient you require to make your own paste from scratch. And besides, there are so many amazing, authentic curry pastes out there, why not make the most of them? Serve this with a big, fluffy pile of cauliflower rice.