|November 21, 2023

Keto Comfort Food Recipes for People Who Love Cozy Meals

By Amanda Suazo
Reviewed for Scientific Accuracy

Keto Comfort Food Recipes for People Who Love Cozy Meals

Going on the keto diet can be a big, life-changing decision. It can feel like you’ve lost all of the comforting foods that you turn to when life gets tough. Don’t despair! You can still prepare mouthwatering keto comfort food that not only plays nicely with your macros, but also warms your belly and soul.

Whatever comfort food you crave, you can often make it keto-friendly with low-carb flours, low-glycemic sweeteners and plenty of healthy fats. Even if you crave pasta, pizza or pancakes, there’s a ketogenic hack for that.

Make these keto comfort food recipes and you won’t think of carbs the same way again.

Breakfast keto comfort food

A short stack of blueberry pancakes with a fork

Keto Coconut Flour Pancakes

This comfort food bubbles up into a sweet and cakey breakfast using no white flour or sugar. The batter gets all its flavor from coconut flour, vanilla and cinnamon, then sizzles in Bulletproof Grass-Fed Ghee until golden brown.

Make these hotcakes for a comforting breakfast with only 2 grams of net carbs.

Cauliflower Fritters

For many, a crisp stack of hash browns is an essential breakfast comfort food. But potatoes are not keto-friendly, and it can be hard to create a dish that mimics the crunch of perfectly fried spuds.

Enter cauliflower. These fritters fry up perfectly in grass-fed ghee, creating rich, crisp and flavorful rounds that are only 1.1 grams of net carbs per serving.

Keto Eggs Benedict

A brunch staple and comfort food classic, this low-carb version of eggs Benny delivers on flavor without hitting you with all the carbs.

At 6 grams of net carbs per serving, this breakfast is perfect for any keto low-carb meal plan, whether you have it for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Chocolate Cinnamon Keto Donuts

Whip up these satisfying donuts in under 20 minutes with the help of green banana flour, a natural source of gut-friendly resistant starch.

Even after you add a chocolatey coconut butter icing to each cakey donut, this comfort food tallies up to just under 6.5 grams of net carbs.

Paleo Sausage Egg McMuffin

Get drive-through flavor without running your diet off the rails with this recipe from Nom Nom Paleo. (At only 1 gram of net carb per serving!)

This low-carb recipe keeps every bite keto and paleo-friendly by swapping the bun with two cooked egg rounds, then fills the middle with savory sausage and guacamole.

Paleo Keto Cinnamon Rolls

Want keto cinnamon rolls, but can’t tolerate cream cheese?  Use this sweet dairy-free recipe instead.

Roll up your coconut flour dough with a sweet cinnamon filling, then bake and drizzle with a silky coconut glaze.

Every warm and gooey roll runs you just 5 grams of net carbs and is a perfect companion to a hot cup of coffee.

Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Crepes

Nutella lovers, take note: You can transform the flavor of this comfort food into an easy, keto-friendly breakfast with this recipe from I Heart Umami.

Eggy crepes fold up a decadent cacao and almond butter spread for a 25-minute breakfast with only 3 grams of net carbs.

Coconut Keto French Toast

Like ordinary French toast, this comfort food recipe uses a skillet to toast up your bread into a sweet base for toppings. However, this dish elevates every bite using low-carb coconut flour bread, a whipped coconut topping and fresh berries.

Every plate of this satisfying breakfast sets you back about 9 grams of net carbs.

Keto Chocolate Noatmeal

No oats here: This warm and comforting cereal still tastes rich and chocolatey, and it gets a fiber-packed upgrade from riced cauliflower.

Add in extra protein using pasture-raised collagen peptides, and your breakfast has everything you need to stay fueled with just 10 grams of net carbs.

Keto comfort food: Main dishes

Hamburger salad with avocado

Hamburger Salad

Who says salad can’t be a comfort food? This low-carb take on a deconstructed burger is versatile and easy to put together.

Use whatever ground meat you prefer, though we recommend grass-fed beef, and add some shredded cheddar cheese or Parmesan if you tolerate dairy.

At only 6.6 grams of net carbs per salad, this is one burger recipe you can enjoy any time.

Slow Cooker Pot Roast and Brussels Sprouts

Just like Mom used to make: This keto dinner recipe uses hands-off help from your slow cooker to make meat moist and tender without much babysitting.

Tip: Prep your brussels sprouts in the last half hour of cooking for a complete low-carb meal loaded with flavor. Perfect for a weeknight or a week of meal prep recipes.

Dairy-Free Swedish Meatballs

Classic Swedish meatball flavors from nutmeg, ground beef and Dijon mustard combine to create a savory favorite at 4 grams of net carbs per serving in this recipe from The Castaway Kitchen.

The bonus is that this recipe is dairy-free, using a cauliflower sauce thickened with pasture-raised gelatin.

Note: If you are sensitive to fermented foods like coconut aminos or fish sauce, skip this recipe.

Air Fryer Chicken Tenders

Make comfort food kid-friendly with help from your air fryer! This recipe from Two Sleevers makes homemade gluten-free keto chicken tenders easy to cook.

Just bread your tenders in egg and almond flour, then set and forget in your air fryer. Whip up some keto ranch or honey mustard for a nostalgic meal the whole family can enjoy at just 2 grams of net carbs per serving.

Keto Thai Red Beef Curry

Bring takeout taste to your kitchen with this quick and flavorful comfort food recipe. Juicy chunks of beef blend with a spicy sauce for a main dish ready to pair with zoodles or low-carb bread.

Best of all, every serving runs just over 1 gram of net carb.

Keto Shrimp and Grits

With only five ingredients and 1 gram of net carb per serving, you won’t believe how much flavor you can pack into this easy dish from 40 Aprons.

Tender spiced shrimp rest on a bed of seasoned steamed cauliflower for a southern-style keto meal without the comfort food crash.

Keto Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Beef

Craving tacos? Get them back on your ketogenic diet with this comfort food recipe that clocks in at just 2 grams of net carbs.

With warm spices and slow-cooked texture, this beef is ready for lettuce wraps or a generous scoop of guacamole.

Dairy-Free Paleo Lasagna

We can all agree that lasagna is a Western comfort food favorite. But it tends to be loaded with carbs not only from the pasta, but added sugar in the sauce.

This recipe from Cassidy’s Craveable Creations is perfect if you live in a keto/paleo household, or simply can’t tolerate dairy. (There are adjustments suggested in this recipe for those cheese lovers out there!) At only 6 grams of net carbs per slice, you can indulge in peace.

Keto comfort food: Pasta

Bowl of gluten-free mac and cheese

Gluten-Free Macaroni

Who doesn’t love a fresh bowl of macaroni and cheese? This recipe is dairy-free, and the silky sauce is only 6.2 grams of net carbs per serving.

Skip the gluten-free macaroni and partner with shirataki noodles for a perfect keto paleo meal!

Carbonara Zoodles With Crispy Bacon and Sage

This comfort food classic takes on a few flavorful upgrades to stay keto.

Spiralized zucchini rests under a creamy, cheesy butternut squash sauce, then gets topped with salty bacon and fried sage for pasta so good, you won’t miss the grains.

This dish tallies up to just over 10 grams of net carbs.

Fresh Egg Pasta

Many keto pastas use dairy to build a stretchy dough—but this recipe from Gnom-Gnom keeps it simple with wholesome ingredients like almond flour, salt and eggs.

Since every serving is just 4 grams of net carbs, you can use it as a filling base for all your favorite low-carb sauces.

Keto Shrimp Scampi

This comfort food transforms an ordinary pasta dish into keto recipe packed with fiber and nutrients.

Using zoodles, grass-fed ghee, tender shrimp and herbs, you can have this meal for two ready in 20 minutes for a miraculous 3.6 grams of net carbs.

Shrimp Piccata Pasta

Just like other piccata dishes, this keto pasta recipe from PaleOMG incorporates tangy capers and a lemony butter sauce—then mixes it all together with spiralized zucchini instead of pasta.

Low-Carb Shrimp Pad Thai With Shirataki Noodles

Satisfy your noodle cravings with this 20-recipe that only runs you 5 grams of net carbs. Keto-friendly shirataki noodles fry up with tender shrimp before getting smothered in a nutty sauce infused with Bulletproof Brain Octane C8 MCT Oil.

Coconut aminos, green onions and crushed cashews add flavor and texture without running up your macros.

Keto comfort food: Soup, stew and broth

Slow cooker keto chili recipe

No-Bean Keto Chili

Warming, satisfying and comforting, this keto chili brings all the things you love about chili without the carbs. (Or beans.)

Have a busy day that begs for a cozy dinner? This recipe also has a slow cooker option for comfort food when you want it.

Keto Instant Pot Beef Stew

No potatoes needed: This comfort food classic gets a ketogenic upgrade from The Keto Queens with a variety of fresh, low-carb veggies instead.

Since it cooks in the Instant Pot, this recipe also tastes like you spent all day preparing it.

Low-Carb Keto Chicken “Noodle” Soup

To keep your soup as slurpable as ever, this keto spin on comfort food from Healthful Pursuit swaps noodles with spiralized daikon radish.

With added flavor from soup staples like celery and herbs, this warming dish comes together in under half an hour and sets you back 6 grams of net carbs.

Chicken Cauliflower Rice Soup

Make it for sick days (or any day): Tender chunks of chicken and cauliflower give this soup a comforting texture while keeping carbs down to 7 grams of net grams.

This filling recipe from Healthy Delicious is also versatile. Adjust the veggies to make it truly your own.

Keto comfort food side dishes

Keto green beans with bacon and herbs

Keto Green Beans With Crispy Bacon and Herbs

Who says veggies can’t be comfort food?

This recipe delivers warm, satisfying flavors from crisp bacon, fresh herbs and buttery grass-fed ghee—not bad for a 15-minute side dish with under 4 grams of net carbs.

Collagen Keto Bread

Dip it, toast it, sandwich it…no matter how you bake it, this low-carb comfort food will become a staple in your kitchen.

Simple ingredients like pasture-raised collagen, almond flour and eggs cook up into a spongy loaf with a whopping zero net carbs per slice!

Perfect for anything from meatloaf sandwiches to pepperoni pizza toast.

Fluffy Keto Buns

Get warm, steamy rolls without the carb crash using this easy comfort food recipe.

Psyllium husk gives the buns a spongy texture that holds up well to hamburger patties, sandwich toppings or thick layers of butter. Each roll is only 6 grams of net carbs.

Garlic and Herb Focaccia

Don’t skimp the salt: With 3 grams of net carbs, this flavorful bread from Inspector Gorgeous makes a spongy loaf perfect for dipping in olive oil and finishing with flaky salt.

Keto comfort food desserts

Stack of keto ice cream sandwiches

Keto Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Ice cream and cookies? Match made in heaven. This comfort food dessert stays keto using almond flour-based cookies and a high-fat chocolate ice cream loaded with egg yolks, butter and cacao butter.

With less than 7 grams of net carbs, these satisfying cookie sandwiches fit easily in your macros.

Keto Oreos

This low-carb comfort food dessert will surprise you. With a chocolatey exterior and creamy cacao butter center, these cookies load your plate with flavor and use no white flour, sugar or hydrogenated oil.

Plus, each cookie is well under 3 grams of net carbs.

Magical Frozen Fudge Pops

Make the ice cream man jealous: With grass-fed gelatin, egg yolks and chocolate powder, these pops become perfectly fudgy while adding healthy fats to your dessert.

Each sweet serving only sets you back 5 grams of net carbs.

Coconut Raspberry Keto Birthday Cake

Make this show-stopping cake your go-to recipe for all your special occasions.

For less than 7 grams of net carbs a slice, this mouthwatering dessert layers an almond and coconut flour cake base with tart raspberry jam and a creamy coconut vanilla frosting.

Chocolate Keto Lava Cake

Bring comfort food to your next date night with this sinful-tasting recipe. Using real chocolate, almond flour, ghee and eggs, this dessert naturally adds healthy fats to your plate—plus, the iconic molten lava center will win over anyone at your table.

This rich and melty dessert keeps every bite keto-friendly at less than 4.5 grams of net carbs per cake.

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