If you’re looking for some easy and delicious keto vegetable recipes, you’ve come to the right place!
These are the most popular veggie side dishes and healthy recipes that are perfect for those following a low-carb or keto diet.
Those on the keto diet know that vegetables are a big part of your daily meal plan. But sometimes it can be hard to come up with new and exciting recipes to keep things fresh while also keeping your net carbs in check.
These recipes are all simple and straightforward…because everyone wants easy and new ways to be cooking vegetables. You’ll be sure to find your new favorite keto vegetable recipes on this list!
What are the best keto vegetables?
Any non-starchy vegetable can be eaten. Most people on a low-carb keto diet avoid root vegetables that are higher in carbs such as potatoes, carrots, and sweet potatoes.
The most popular keto vegetables are:
There are also so many keto recipes with lots of vegetables and keto vegetable soup recipes to try.
Keto veggie sides to serve warm
Whether you are craving cauliflower rice or Brussels sprouts, these keto vegetable recipes will hit the spot. As a nice added bonus, all these keto-friendly recipes are naturally gluten-free!
These delicious recipes are perfect to accompany keto meals.
Broccoli cauliflower bake
This easy keto broccoli cauliflower bake is one of my favorite easy keto recipes and works well as a side for any meal. It’s packed with healthy veggies and it’s so simple to make.
Creamed Brussels sprouts
These keto creamed brussels sprouts are the perfect side dish whatever the occasion. It works for any basic dinner or a fancy holiday meal! They are creamy, flavorful, and oh so satisfying.
Cheesy baked asparagus
This cheesy baked asparagus is quick, easy, and so delicious. Plus, it’s low carb and keto-friendly! This is a sneaky, delicious way to get those keto veggies into your kids too!
This roasted cauliflower is a simple and delicious way to enjoy the star of low-carb veggies. It’s packed with flavor and there are dozens of ways to change it up with different seasonings.
If you haven’t tried this before, it’s one of the best keto vegetable recipes out there! Spaghetti squash tastes similar to butternut squash and is the perfect low-carb comfort food. It’s hearty and filling, and it’s a great way to sneak some extra veggies into your diet while keeping net carbs low.
Low-carb zucchini bake
This keto zucchini bake is a great way to use up any extra zucchini you may have lying around. It’s simple to make and so delicious!
This keto mashed cauliflower is a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional mashed potatoes. It’s the perfect keto vegetable and there are so many ways to flavor it to make a filling meal.
These creamed leeks are creamy and flavorful, and they make a great addition to any low-carb dinner. Add a sprinkling of blue cheese or parmesan cheese on the top if you like a tangy taste in your creamy dressing.
This keto spinach carbonara is a delicious and easy way to get your veggies in. It’s packed with flavor and with the addition of bacon and cream to the creamy sauce! Why not use spinach to make this side dish for a quick and easy creamed spinach.
This keto cauliflower rice is a healthy and delicious alternative to traditional rice. It’s low carb, keto-friendly, and also very low calorie if you are in a race to lose weight.
Curried cauliflower rice
You know by now cauliflower is the most versatile keto vegetable, but did you know all the amazing health benefits of cauliflower? It’s full of fiber, folate, potassium, and high in vitamin C. PLUS cauliflower is low calorie too. This spicey curried keto side is incredible.
Buttery roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon
Brussels sprouts have a reputation as a mushy side dish because they’re often boiled to death and served with butter. This Brussels sprouts recipe is the perfect way to get kids excited about eating their greens and it’s also a great dish for adults who don’t like the texture of raw veggies.
Roasting Brussels sprouts in bacon fat gives them that delicious meaty flavor, with a garlic butter sauce These roasted Brussel sprouts are every bit as good as they sound!
Vegetable sides to serve cold
Not in the mood for something hot? No problem! These keto vegetable recipes can all be served cold and are perfect for summer potlucks or picnics.
This keto dish is appropriately named “crack slaw” and is very similar to an egg roll in a bowl. It is a delicious and easy way to get your veggies in that’s packed with both flavor and nutrients!
Broccoli cauliflower salad
This keto broccoli cauliflower slaw is the perfect summer side dish. It’s light, refreshing, and packed with low-carb healthy veg.
Looking for a delicious way to enjoy low-carb vegetables on taco Tuesday? This keto coleslaw is just the thing! It’s filled with fresh vegetables and has a delectable zesty lime dressing that my family can’t get enough of.
This keto avocado salsa is a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional salsa. It’s perfect for those on a low carb or keto diet, and it’s so easy to make!
Keto vegetable soup recipes
An easy way to make keto recipes with lots of vegetables is to make soup. You can use the slow-cooker, Instant Pot, or stove top. Soup recipes can be served as a starter or a side dish in its own right.
Instant Pot cauliflower soup
Slow-cooker low-carb pumpkin soup (vegan friendly)
Cream of mushroom soup
Creamy chicken soup
5-minute vegetable sides
There are just some evenings when time is of the essence, even for those on the ketogenic diet. While I’m a big believer in meal prep, there are some nights when I need to throw together something healthy FAST.
Here are some of my favorite keto side dishes that come together in 5 minutes or less.
Green beans (with caution)
Are green beans keto? Generally, most people on the keto diet avoid beans and legumes because they are higher in carbs, but it depends on how many carbs per day you want to set yourself. So measure and limit how many green beans you have.
Grab a can of green beans (or frozen green beans) and give them a quick saute in some butter for an easy recipe that’s ready in no time.
Celery with peanut butter
This one is so simple but so good! Just slice up some celery and enjoy it with your favorite low-carb peanut butter.
Radishes are one of the most perfect keto vegetables. They’re low in carbs, and high in fiber, and they have a delicious peppery flavor that I can’t get enough of. Just slice them up, drizzle on some olive oil and herbs and enjoy!
Slice up some cucumbers and toss them with sesame oil, salt, and pepper. It’s an Asian twist on one of the best keto vegetables – my kids love snacking on this side dish!
Zucchini noodles, or “zoodles” are a keto dieter’s best friend. They’re low in carbs, and high in fiber, and they make a great alternative to traditional pasta. Just saute them up with some olive oil and your favorite keto-friendly sauce for a delicious and easy meal.
Bagged baby spinach
You can eat baby spinach raw and cold, or you can throw a handful in a frying pan with some butter, garlic, and lemon juice and saute for 2 minutes. it’s one of the easiest vegetable recipes there is after a busy day.
Don’t knock bagged salad! This grocery store staple is an easy way to get your veggies in, and it’s usually pretty low in carbs if you forgo the croutons or other carby bits.
Just be sure to check the label, as some brands can add sugar or other ingredients that you’ll want to avoid. You can always toss the dressing and add your own instead!
Air fryer keto veggies
The easiest way to cook vegetables in the air fryer is to air fry sliced bell pepper, sliced zucchini chips, and best of all, an air fryer is one of the easiest ways to reheat leftovers.
Vegetables you should not cook in an air fryer are those that need water to boil or vegetables such as kale chips that are too light and will fly around the air fryer and burn with the high heat.
More keto vegetable recipes
There are so many creative ways to serve vegetables. These are the most popular side dish recipes that go with almost any main dish.
Thanks for checking out our roundup of keto vegetable recipes! We hope you find some new favorites that you can enjoy on your ketogenic diet. If you’re looking for more keto friendly recipes, be sure to check out our other posts or contact us for help planning a delicious keto meal plan.