These high protein keto recipes are filling and flavorful! Whether you are searching for high-protein meals to fit a low-carb diet or you're simply looking for tasty, healthy meals you can make on busy weeknights, each one of these is big on flavor and ease.
These high protein recipes contain at least 30 grams of protein per serving or an easy way to increase the protein to fit your own personal protein goal.
This list of high protein keto recipes offers a mix of breakfast, lunch and low-carb dinner ideas that are:
- gluten-free and keto diet friendly
- wonderful for meal prep
- low-glycemic with zero added sugar
- simple recipes that are versatile
- healthy, hearty and made with real foods.
I hope you love these low carb meals and find that it's entirely possible to prepare delicious dishes with simple ingredients that the whole family will enjoy!
25 High Protein Keto Recipes (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free)
Low Carb Pot Roast with Gravy
Pot roast is a great way to enjoy a hearty, homestyle meal with 47 grams of protein! This recipe will give you a low carb pot roast with gravy that is fall-apart-tender and so flavorful.
It's one of my favorite low-carb recipes because it's comfort food (to the max!) that still fits well into a healthy lifestyle.
Serve it with creamy cauliflower mash and keto cornbread to complete your meal.
Garlic Chicken and Steak Stir Fry
Fresh veggies, tender beef and chicken are all tossed in a savory, garlic-infused tamari soy sauce. This chicken and steak stir fry recipe makes a low-carb and high-protein dish with incredible flavor!
It's a healthy recipe with enough protein to keep you full for hours. And since it comes together in 30 minutes, you can enjoy this stir fry any night of the week.
Banana Almond Milk Smoothie
This creamy and delicious banana almond milk smoothie has big flavor but is low in carbs. Whether you're looking for a healthy and nutritious breakfast or a post-workout snack, you'll appreciate how simple and delicious this smoothie is. Add more grams protein with extra protein powder, cottage cheese or a big of Greek yogurt.
Taco Stuffed Peppers
Taco stuffed peppers are zesty, bold and mildly spicy, with a hint of chipotle and a flavorful cilantro crema.
This meal is a healthy swap for taco night! Your taste buds will love this perfect, 30-minute meal and not even know that it also happens to be low-carb, keto-friendly and gluten-free.
Easy Keto Meatloaf (without Bread Crumbs)
Meatloaf is a classic and a good choice for meal prep, too!
This easy recipe makes a delicious homestyle meatloaf without breadcrumbs. Instead, use a homemade pork rind "panko" to add more protein and flavor to the meatloaf. And a simple meatloaf baking tip will give you a juicy meatloaf with the perfect outer crust.
Low-Carb Mac and Cheese
A rich white cheddar sauce, tender low-carb noodles and a crispy pork rind topping bake until bubbly.
This low-carb mac and cheese recipe happens to be high protein thanks to a protein-packed lupin bean pasta, a cheesy creamy sauce and crunchy pork rinds.
It is pure comfort food without compromises! And it's an easy meal to make on a busy night.
Keto Mississippi Pot Roast
Melt-in-your-mouth tender and packed with flavor, this keto Mississippi pot roast is a healthier, low-carb and gluten-free version of the famed original recipe.
We're swapping grocery store bought seasoning mixes for simple pantry staples that will add major flavor to this high-protein keto recipe.
Tender chuck roast, zesty pepperoncinis, homemade ranch seasoning and rich butter create the most flavorful pot roast ever! Prep it in the Dutch oven or make it in your slow cooker for an extra low-effort meal loaded with protein and healthy fats.
Creamy Paprika Chicken Thighs
Creamy paprika chicken thighs are easy to make and super flavorful!
This low-carb meal is ready in under 30 minutes. Use chicken thighs (or tender chicken breasts) and cook them with smoked paprika and caramelized onions.
The pan drippings are turned into a savory cream sauce that is so, so good. Serve it with zucchini noodles, spaghetti squash or cauliflower rice to keep your total grams of net carbs low.
Keto Egg Salad
Egg salad has so many uses and is one of those quick recipes that can hit the spot. Serve it the traditional way as a sandwich with low-carb and high-protein bread, or pile it onto fresh lettuce to create a simple lettuce wrap.
One of my favorite things to do with egg salad is to add a bit of olive oil to turn it into a classy "sauce gribiche" of sorts and serve it over roasted asparagus or a protein like chicken or fish.
Pan-Seared Halibut with Brown Butter
Pan-seared halibut with brown butter is the perfect special occasion dinner and ready in 15 minutes!
Brown butter and sage create a rich, flavorful sauce that is drizzled over each tender piece of halibut. The brown butter sauce is delicious spooned over cauliflower rice, high-protein pasta and even roasted veggies.
Air Fryer Pork Chops with Onions
Tender and juicy with the perfect amount of savory, sweet and spicy, these keto air fryer pork chops and onions are delicious comfort food!
Pop the thick, seasoned pork chops into the air fryer with onions and let them cook together until done. It doesn't get much easier! Serve it with your favorite vegetable and enjoy.
Brussels Sprouts Hash
Brussels sprouts hash works as a simple, savory breakfast recipe or even a quick dinner.
The delicious flavors of Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes and bacon come together in this unique and tasty skillet topped with yolky eggs. It's easy to make and ready in 30 minutes.
Low-carb Bruschetta Chicken
One of my favorite easy low carb recipes! Low-carb bruschetta chicken is a fresh and flavorful meal.
Tender, marinated chicken thighs are baked (or grilled), then topped with mozzarella and a tomato mixture infused with basil and balsamic.
This fusion of flavors is extra delightful with perfectly ripened tomatoes at peak season.
Mediterranean Ground Beef Kabobs with Whipped Feta
Mediterranean ground beef kabobs are boldly flavored and versatile. Middle Eastern spices, fresh herbs and juicy beef create a delicious meaty mixture that pairs perfectly with a creamy whipped feta cheese dip.
Enjoy them on top of spaghetti squash or a simple salad. You will love everything about this 30-minute meal!
Kale Caesar Salad with Cajun Shrimp
There's nothing like a classic Caesar salad, and this cajun shrimp salad is a zesty and healthier take on a traditional Caesar.
Chopped kale, sliced radishes (for crunch!) and juicy, seasoned shrimp are topped with a homemade spicy Caesar dressing. Creamy avocado and Parmesan add extra yum to this bold salad.
This keto chili is an easy and delicious no-bean chili recipe you will love!
While a black bean chili may be your chili go-to, black beans contain too many grams of carbs per serving if you're looking for low-carb meals.
This no-bean chili is meaty, hearty, and packed with veggies and spices. Swap in ground turkey or ground chicken for the beef, if you'd like a lower fat option.
It's a keto chili recipe that is big on flavor and requires little effort. The best part? Leftovers for days!
Air Fryer Chicken Meatballs (Greek Style with Tzatziki)
Greek-style air fryer chicken meatballs are tender and juicy and packed with herbs and seasonings.
Pile them onto a bed of cauliflower or broccoli rice and load them up with sliced red onion, pepperoncinis, and other fresh veggies. Drizzle everything with a fresh and creamy tzatziki sauce for a flavorful meal that's ready in 30 minutes! Best of all, it's keto, low-carb and gluten-free.
Smoked Salmon and Dill Egg Muffins
Smoked salmon and dill egg muffins make an easy and unique high-protein and low-carb breakfast! Wild Alaska smoked salmon, fresh dill and green onion are a winning combination in this low-carb meal. They're great for meal prep, too.
Sheet Pan Harissa Chicken with Roasted Vegetables
Harissa is that amazing super ingredient that can transform anything! These harissa chicken thighs with roasted vegetables are juicy and packed with flavor.
Crisp and spicy chicken thighs pair perfectly with a creamy lemon-cilantro Greek yogurt. This easy sheet pan chicken dinner is the meal to make when you don't feel like making anything.
Crab Cake Benedict
Tender crab cakes are loaded with the classic poached egg/hollandaise combination in this low-carb spin on a traditional eggs Benny.
Crab cake Benedict is perfect for any day, whether it's a brunch-y Saturday or a special occasion. To keep active prep time to a minimum, you can even make the keto crab cakes a day in advance.
Citrus Salmon with Crème Fraîche
Tender and flaky wild sockeye salmon is baked with a citrus-infused crème fraîche and optional pomegranate and pistachios. Serve it with your favorite side.
Whether you're cooking for a special occasion or you're looking for different ways to elevate salmon, this 20-minute dinner will not disappoint!
Keto Steak Salad with Dijon Balsamic Dressing
Steak salad is a must on a high protein diet! This keto steak salad features flavorful ribeye steak on a bed of greens, topped with Dijon balsamic dressing. It is packed with healthy fats and so much flavor.
If ribeye is too fatty for you, feel free to swap in any steak of choice.
Easy Air Fryer Chicken Bites
These easy air fryer chicken bites (with no breading!) are seasoned, flavorful morsels that cook in under 10 minutes.
They are low-carb and keto friendly, and require only six ingredients. Best of all, there are so many great options for how you can enjoy juicy chicken breast bites!
Serve them as a yummy, kid-approved finger food, toss them on top of a salad or create your own protein bowl.
Keto Cobb Salad
This keto Cobb salad is made with the classic Cobb ingredients you love. A creamy, savory, homemade ranch dressing is low carb diet friendly and even dairy optional.
A loaded salad with hard-boiled egg, crisp bacon and blue cheese might just be the best way to eat fresh greens.
Filipino Chicken Adobo
This Filipino chicken adobo recipe is one you'll return to again and again! Tender chicken thighs are simmered in a tangy, savory sauce and slightly browned at the end. This low-effort recipe creates a keto and gluten-free version of a favorite Filipino dish.
The great thing about high protein keto recipes is that they work for a variety of goals, including weight loss, muscle-building, maintaining ketosis or simply trying to eat clean, nutrient-dense meals.
Whatever your "why" may be, it's important to enjoy good food along the way!
If you give any of these recipes a try and love them as much as we do, feel free to drop a comment below or leave a five-star rating on the recipe itself.
I always appreciate your feedback. You can also tag @stemandspoon on Instagram- I love seeing what you're making!
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