16 One-Pot Keto Recipes That Prove Cheese and Bacon Are Good for You
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If you’re in the market to try out a new diet, allow us to suggest the ketogenic (or Keto) one. We promise that this low-carb approach to eating isn't as limiting as it sounds; there are so many delicious foods that aren’t carbs. In fact, you can have bacon, cream cheese, butter, and a whole host of other yummy ingredients that many other diets don’t permit. The downside? It often requires a lot of attention to shopping and meal prep. However, there are exceptions, and the solution to this dilemma revolves around one-pot meals. Scroll on for 16 one-pot recipes that make keeping Keto easy.
BLT Skillet Frittata: Generally, frittatas are served for breakfast, but because this one incorporates BLT elements, it’s just as acceptable to have for lunch. Pro tip: Make sure you pre-heat a well-seasoned cast iron skillet for this recipe — it'll give your frittata that crispy crust you long for. (via The Cookie Rookie)
Sausage and Slaw Skillet: This one-pot recipe has a shortcut that makes it doable even with the busiest of schedules: It calls for a bag of store-bought bagged slaw mix, because sometimes you really need to let someone else do the chopping for you. (via Fox and Briar)
Crock Pot Low-Carb Lasagna: Maybe your dream of finding a no-noodle lasagna that actually tastes good has never worked out, but that's about to change. This eggplant-based, no-carb lasagna is exactly what you’ve been searching for. (via Well Plated)
Chicken Enchilada Bowl: A bowl of deconstructed enchilada is exactly what you need just about every day, particularly if there's a no-carb version available. This Mexican classic might become a repeated answer to the question, “What’s for dinner?” (via Hey Keto Mama)
Crock Pot Chicken Stew: There's nearly zero preparation effort required for this. And even though it looks creamy and decadent, this soup won't slow you down. It's brimming with vegetables and lean meat to give you a powerful boost of energy and keep you full. (via The Keto Diet Cafe)
Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breast: It’s indisputable that bacon makes everything better. The balance here is that it's wrapped around chicken breasts and stuffed chock-full of vegetables. The key is to wrap the bacon tightly to keep the rest of the dish succulent and moist throughout the cooking process. (via Dinner at the Zoo)
Beef and Butternut Squash Stew: Not only are the colors in this dish enough to make you hungry just by looking at it, but anything that involves butternut squash has got be good. Pick up pre-chopped squash and beef at the store, and you’ll have a steaming pot of stew in no time. (via Noshtastic)
Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs and Mushrooms: Garlic butter sauce is so basic and yet it never fails to satisfy. Pour it over some earthy mushrooms and luscious chicken thighs, and you'll find that the swirling aromas will make you lick your lips before your plate has even been filled. (via Sweet C's)
Zuppa Toscana: This recipe is as old as the ages. However, cooking it in an Instant Pot is not, and the ability to do so is a game-changer. This soup also happens to be super versatile, so you can easily make it dairy-free, Keto, or Whole30 compliant. (via Perry's Plate)
Sheet Pan Sausage and Vegetables: Sheet pan chicken and vegetables is a standard. Switch things up and try the same method but with sausage. The natural fats in sausage will help the vegetables fry slightly, leaving them with a crispy crust to surround all the fresh flavor. (via Averie Cooks)
Cheesy Cauliflower Soup With Bacon and Green Chilis: Cauliflower is essential to a low-carb diet, but roasted cauliflower on repeat can get really old. The solution? Blend your cauliflower up with bacon, cheese, and green chilies. You won’t even remember that it was a cauliflower in the first place. (via Kalyn's Kitchen)
Slow Cooker Low-Carb Granola: Granola is the secret to enjoying carbs without the carbs. Loaded with seeds, coconut, and spices, and sweetened with maple syrup, this granola will begin to make an appearance anytime you don’t want to cook and just want a bowl of cereal. (via Recipes from a Pantry)
Roasted Spicy Garlic Shrimp: When dinner needs to be served at lightening speed, roll out the sheet pan. A few chops and a 400-degree oven later, and dinner is served. (via Jessica Gavin)
Lemon Pepper Salmon and Garlic Parmesan Asparagus: Veggies cooked alongside a main dish is always a good idea — less effort and less mess. You just have to be sure that the flavors of what you're baking complement each other. Good thing salmon, asparagus, lemon, garlic, and Parmesan is a combination that will happily cohabitate in the oven and deliver an irresistible melding of flavors to your dish. (via Cooking Classy)
Pesto Chicken Alfredo Zucchini Noodles: Well-cooked zoodles are great; it just takes a little practice to get them *exactly* right. Use this recipe as an opportunity to hone your skills — the chicken and Alfredo sauce make for a tasty palette! (via Whole and Heavenly Oven)
Coconut Curry Shrimp: Coconut milk is a nutrient-rich choice to sub in for dairy. If you sprinkle in some ginger and curry, along with shrimp, snow peas, and bell peppers, you'll find that your dinner tastes almost like your favorite takeout — only healthier. (via Plating Pixels)
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