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There isn’t a person on the surface of the earth, who doesn’t like delicious food. It’s all we crave after a long, long day.
But when you’re taking a healthier approach to things, like on a keto diet, you’re sometimes caught in between enjoying those foods you crave, and keeping your carb intake low so as not to fall off ketosis.
This is because a lot of the foods we love are usually carb loaded. But, this doesn’t have to be a problem. And as I always say, both events are not mutually exclusive.
You can still enjoy delicious soul warming food, without necessarily falling off ketosis.
Here, I’ve gathered 22 of the best, outstanding comfort food ideas which are not only keto friendly, but they also deliver less than 5g net carbs per serving.
So you can satisfy your cravings easily and enjoy these without guilt without falling off ketosis.
Let’s dive in.
22 Keto Comfort Food Ideas Under 5g Net Carbs
1) Keto Lasagna
The words “keto” and “lasagna” are probably two words you don’t hear together a lot. The classic lasagna uses pasta, which is too high in carbs and isn’t allowed on keto.
But don’t give up just yet. This recipe uses something even better. Regular lasagna noodles are swapped out for sliced chicken, which holds very well and even adds more yumminess to the meal.
And with all the cheesy goodness you already love, this delight come out at just 4g net carbs per serving.
2) Mom’s Low Carb Meatballs
These Italian style meatballs are certainly one to drool over, whether you’re on the keto diet or not. Packed with flavor and the perfect mix of ingredients, these meatballs are a must try.
And apart from being super easy to make, they deliver just 1g net carb per serving. Top with some marinara sauce, and serve over some zoodles or spaghetti squash and enjoy.
3) Low Carb Chicken Pot Pie
With all the classic flavors you know and love, this keto chicken pot pie is the perfect comfort meal you can enjoy with the family, and no one would have ever guessed that it was low carb.
From its perfect mix of veggies to the delicious chicken, its creamy sauce and the cheesy biscuit topping, there’s no saying no to this.
And luckily, this version comes out at just 5g net carbs per serving.
4) Keto Pizza
If you’ve never heard of or tried keto pizza, please stop everything you’re doing right now and go and try it. You’ll be beyond amazed.
Made with “fathead dough”, which is a low carb friendly alternative to the regular pizza dough, it holds pretty well and tastes just as good. And it only delivers 2g net carbs per serving.
For this recipe, there are amazing 5 topping options for you to try out, one or all of which are sure to leave you satisfied.
5) Easy Keto Pizza Dip
Just because you’re cutting carbs doesn’t mean you have to settle for boring or tasteless dips. This yummy keto pizza dips is packed with all the flavors you love from your favorite pizza, but without the extra carbs.
At just 5g net carbs per serving, it’s perfect for your chips, breadsticks and more, and can even be enjoyed as it is.
6) Cheesy Keto Taco Casserole
Looking for an easy and delicious way to enjoy taco Tuesdays with the family? Well look no further. This taco casserole is the answer to your prayers.
Made with just a handful of ingredients, it is super easy to put together, and is rich in all the Mexican flavors you love. And for all this yummy goodness, it delivers just 3g net carbs per serving.
7) Creamy Garlic Chicken Soup
What better way to keep yourself warm and cozy on a chilly night, than with some good old chicken soup.
This creamy garlic chicken soup is super easy to prepare, requiring just 6 simple ingredients, and is sure to leave you wanting seconds.
Well that certainly won’t be a problem for you, considering that this delicious soup packs just 2g net carbs per serving.
8) KFC Keto Fried Chicken
Who says you can’t still enjoy your favorite foods on a low carb diet? When it comes to delicious chicken that makes you mouth water, you just can’t help but think of the good old KFC.
And now, you can enjoy all that tasty goodness, even on keto. From the crunchy crust, to the perfectly seasoned chicken, this low carb version tastes just as good as the regular KFC, but without the extra carbs.
9) Vegetarian Keto Lasagna
This is another amazing variation of the classic lasagna, which isn’t just keto-friendly, but also vegetarian-friendly too.
It swaps out the regular lasagna noodles for cheese-based low carb noodles, and replaces the ground beef with a plant-based alternative (although regular ground beef would still work just fine).
At just 2g net carbs per serving, it is one comfort food you don’t want to be missing out on.
10) Keto Cauliflower Mac And Cheese
Nothing spells out “comfort food” as well as some good ol’ macaroni and cheese. And even though regular macaroni pasta is too high in carbs, you can still enjoy the next best thing.
Thanks to the wonderful low carb veggie cauliflower, which makes a great substitute for the macaroni, this recipe comes out super delicious, with all the creamy and cheesy goodness you love minus the extra carbs.
And it delivers only 5g net carbs per serving.
11) Heartwarming Keto Chili
Forget the beans. This easy keto chili has all the flavor, good taste and nutritional goodness, minus the guilt.
Each serving delivers just 4g net carbs.
12) Cheesy Keto Enchiladas
Satisfy your cravings for delicious Mexican food, with these cheesy low carb enchiladas. Made with gluten-free zucchini tortillas, they come out at just 5g net carbs per serving, and taste super great.
13) Fully Loaded Burger Bowls
Looking for a way to enjoy your favorite burgers without all the extra carbs? Well one good way to do it is to ditch the buns.
This recipe uses burger bowls topped with cheese, bacon and mushrooms to satisfy your cravings, without having to worry about the buns. And it comes out at only 4g carbs per serving.
14) Keto Shrimp and Grits
Perfectly creamy and cheesy, with the shrimp seasoned to perfection, it’s hard to believe that this tasty comfort food comes out at under 5g net carbs. It does.
15) Kitchen Sink Casserole
Here’s another delicious and healthy comfort food to add to your plate.
It combines tasty chicken, bacon, mushrooms, and a few other amazing ingredients to create a creamy, irresistible and healthy dinner that will leave everyone at the dinner table begging for more.
And each serving delivers just 5g net carbs
16) Keto Carbonara Pasta
Regular pasta may be off limits, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite pasta dishes altogether.
This healthier carbonara pasta uses a low carb alternative (shirataki noodles) which serves as a perfect substitute for regular noodles.
Mixed with a creamy sauce, alongside delicious chicken and bacon, it’s sure to leave you wanting more. Each serving delivers only 4g net carbs.
17) Mashed Cauliflower
Cauliflower is very versatile when it comes to cooking. And in this recipe, mashed cauliflower replaces mashed potatoes.
It still comes out as creamy and delicious as you’d like, and you can enjoy it without falling off ketosis. Each serving delivers 2g net carbs.
18) Bacon-Wrapped Keto Meatloaf
Meatloaf is great, but bacon-wrapped meatloaf is awesome. This delicious keto comfort food is so easy, requires little prep and delivers only 4g net carbs per serving.
You literally have no reason to not try it out.
19) Creamy Taco Soup
Weight loss has never been easier, with this yummy taco soup. Bursting with flavor and also packing a nice nutritional punch, this soul warming soup is sure to keep you warm and cozy during those cold nights.
And for something this good, it only delivers 4g net carbs per serving.
20) Keto Shepherd’s Pie
From the tasty beef and veggie filling, to the mashed cauliflower and cheesy topping, this low carb shepherd’s pie sure has what it takes to get you addicted, whether or not you’re on a ketogenic diet.
With just little prep required, it comes together in very well under an hour from scratch, delivering only 3g net carbs per serving
21) Low Carb Chicken Tetrazzini
The tetrazzini is one meal that can instantly make your mouth water just by thinking about it. It’s just that good.
And although the regular tetrazzini recipe requires pasta, this version swaps it out for zoodles (zucchini noodles) which works great to not only cut carbs, but still deliver a great taste.
In total, this delight contains only 4g carbs per serving, so you can enjoy without guilt.
22) Keto Beef Stew with Bacon
The best low carb beef stew that will keep you coming back for more.
Net carbs per serving: 4g
Enjoy your best foods without falling off ketosis. These amazing keto comfort food recipes are sure to satisfy your cravings and help you burn fat more easily.
Which one was your favorite? Let me know down below.