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24 Lazy Keto Meals That Are Quick, Easy, And Delicious

This list of lazy keto meals will help you stay on track even when your schedule is packed! No more last-minute trips for takeout.
24 Lazy Keto Meals That Are Quick, Easy, And Delicious
24 Lazy Keto Meals That Are Quick, Easy, And Delicious
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Are you following a ketogenic diet but feeling bored with your food options? Don't worry; you're not alone. Keto can be a great way to lose weight and feel healthier, but getting stuck in a rut is easy.

These 24 Lazy Keto Meal recipe ideas will help you stick to your diet and enjoy variety. Even better, you can make these recipes in 30 minutes or less - Lazy Keto in every way.

If you are a Keto beginner or don't want to follow the strict rules and do a more relaxed version of the Keto diet, lazy keto meals are a great option.

What Is Lazy Keto?

Lazy Keto is a more flexible and relaxed version of the clean Keto diet. It gives you more freedom with food choices, making it perfect for beginners.

This means you don't have to worry about counting macros or eating only certain types of food. But you can still enjoy the benefits of the low-carb lifestyle, including improved health and weight loss.

The lazy keto diet is not the same as the dirty keto diet. Dirty keto allows for processed foods, whereas lazy keto focuses on whole, unprocessed foods.

Lazy Keto is a great way to start your journey into the Ketogenic Diet without feeling overwhelmed by rules and calculating macros.

Tips For Sustainable Lazy Keto Meal Prep


  • Choose simple recipes.
    Go for easy one-pan meals, quick sheet pan dinners, and one-pot recipes that are low-carb, high fat, and easily put together. Don't try to make complicated dishes when you're short on time. Less is more when you're lazy keto meal prepping.
  • Use leftovers.
    Cook once, eat twice (or more!). Meal prep lazy keto meals that can be easily reheated or transformed into something new.
  • Have Keto-friendly ready-to-eat ingredients available.
    Make sure you have ready-to-eat Keto staples like chopped veggies, shredded cheese, sauces, dressings, and seasonings at hand. You can easily find those in most stores or make your own ahead of time.
  • Get an air fryer.
    Using an air fryer can save a lot of time not only for cooking but for cleaning up as well.
  • Try intermittent fasting.
    Intermittent fasting is a great addition to a Keto lifestyle - fasting for a certain number of hours means fewer meals to plan.
  • Make freezer-friendly recipes.
    If there is a Keto-friendly freezable meal you know you enjoy, double the recipe and always have it at hand. This makes the Keto lifestyle even easier to sustain.
  • It's fine to slip into dirty Keto every once in a while.
    Dirty Keto allows processed foods and pretty much anything as long as it's low-carb. So when you are really wiped out, and cooking is the last thing on your mind, bend the rules a bit - it will only help you stay on track in the long run.

Best Lazy Keto Meals To Start

These 24 recipes are some of the best lazy Keto meals to get you going. They are simple, don't take more than 30 minutes to prepare, and are delicious and satisfying. They will be the keto your success!

1. Keto Chicken Nuggets

KETODINNER

Keto Chicken Nuggets

Nicko's Kitchen

Keto chicken nuggets is one of those perfect freezer-friendly options you always want to have at hand.

2. Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

POPULARLUNCH

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

SideChef

Make this Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas recipe when you crave some Mexican flavors but don’t have much time to cook! Chicken fajitas are ready to be served in only 30 minutes! Chop the vegetables you already have, throw them on a baking sheet, and put them in the oven.

Enjoy them with these Keto Tortillas and some freshly squeezed lime!

3. Keto Chicken Curry

DINNERMAIN DISH

Keto Chicken Curry

Nicko's Kitchen

This delicious Keto Indian chicken curry is a mildly spiced delight - the perfect low-carb weeknight dinner. Goes great with some Cauliflower Rice.

4. Keto California Roll Sushi Bowls

HEALTHYLUNCH

Keto California Roll Sushi Bowls

Nicko's Kitchen

It only takes 15 minutes to make these Loaded California Roll Sushi Bowls without the carbs!

5. Dijon Salmon and Roasted Asparagus

HEALTHYLUNCH

Dijon Salmon and Roasted Asparagus

Chef'd

Salmon is loaded with protein, Omega 3, and deliciousness! It's perfect for a quick lazy Keto meal on a busy weeknight.

6. Torn Buffalo Mozzarella with Tomatoes & Fresh Basil

SALADKETO

Torn Buffalo Mozzarella with Tomatoes & Fresh Basil

Gather & Feast

A fresh Caprese salad with protein-packed Buffalo mozzarella and fragrant basil is a great lazy Keto meal option that is light yet satisfying.

7. Cheeseburger Deluxe Casserole

DINNERMAIN DISH

Cheeseburger Deluxe Casserole

SideChef

Picture a bunless cheeseburger: Delicious, cheesy, and full of juicy flavor. Now multiply that by an entire baking dish, add some eggs, heavy cream, and a whole pound of bacon, and you’ve got yourself a keto-friendly Cheeseburger Casserole!

8. 15-Minute Thai Beef Salad

SALADKETO

15-Minute Thai Beef Salad

StreetSmart Kitchen

The secret to an authentic Thai beef salad is the dressing, which is also used to marinate the beef. And even though it calls for brown sugar, you can find Keto brown sugar in most stores or easily make your own Keto brown sugar replacement.

Combine 1/2 cup allulose, 1/2 cup erythritol, and 1 tablespoon of molasses, mix in a food processor, and store in the fridge.

9. Cauliflower Rice Carbonara

KETOLUNCH

Cauliflower Rice Carbonara

Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen

This is a quick, simple, amazing, and low-carb cauliflower rice carbonara with lots of bacon, mushrooms, egg, and parmesan! Lazy Keto meal gold!

10. Hot Mess Skillet

LUNCHDINNER

Hot Mess Skillet

Buy This Cook That

A one-skillet lazy Keto meal full of flavor and color.

11. Bacon-Wrapped Keto Sushi

APPETIZERSQUICK AND EASY

Bacon-Wrapped Keto "Sushi"

Nicko's Kitchen

This keto sushi recipe is delicious, with bacon covered in cream cheese and crunchy vegetables.

12. Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

KETODINNER

Low-Carb Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Nicko's Kitchen

This is a keto recipe you don't want to miss! You only need five ingredients and 5 minutes to prep!

13. Sausage Stuffed Keto Mushrooms

LUNCHDINNER

Sausage Stuffed Keto Mushrooms

Todd's Kitchen

Sausage Stuffed Keto Mushrooms are packed with pork sausages, onions, and cheese into one giant portobello mushroom. They are super yummy and are so easy to make.

14. Keto Cheesy Chicken Meatloaf

DINNERMAIN DISH

Keto Cheesy Chicken Meatloaf

Nicko's Kitchen

Keto Cheesy Chicken Meatloaf is perfect for dinner, a low-carb twist on a classic. It is also a great make-ahead recipe to enjoy the next day.

15. Steak and Egg Cauliflower Rice Bowls

KETODINNER

Steak and Egg Cauliflower Rice Bowls

SideChef

Hearty, filling, and protein-packed, this delicious steak and egg bowl will quickly become one of your go-to lazy keto meals.

16. Antipasto Salad

SALADLUNCH

'Make It Your Way' Antipasto Salad

A Hint of Rosemary

A no-cook summer salad with a lemony, garlicky dressing and items you'd typically find on your basic antipasti tray. You don't have to follow this recipe to a t; just make sure you use Keto-friendly ingredients.

17. Keto Chicken Enchiladas

LUNCHDINNER

Keto Chicken Enchilada

Cooking with Jack

Quick, delicious, and full of flavor, these enchiladas are sure to satisfy any hunger without carbs to slow you down!

18. Broccoli Cheddar Soup

SOUPLUNCH

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Compelled to Cook

Thick, creamy, loaded with broccoli, and swirled with cheddar cheese, Broccoli Cheddar Soup is incredibly satisfying!

19. Keto Sweet & Sour Pork

DINNERMAIN DISH

Keto Sweet & Sour Pork

Nicko's Kitchen

This Keto sweet and sour pork recipe is a dream come true! From the tender battered pork to the sticky red sauce, you won't believe it's all low-carb!

20. Keto Big Mac

LUNCHDINNER

Keto Big Mac

Nicko's Kitchen

This is a fantastic lazy keto meal for when you are missing fast food!

21. Keto Chicken Parmigiana with Cauliflower Mash

DINNERMAIN DISH

Keto Chicken Parmigiana with Cauliflower Mash

Nicko's Kitchen

Chicken Parm is one of the dishes you can find in every Italian restaurant worldwide because it's delicious! Here we give it a low-carb twist while keeping all that cheesy, chickeny goodness intact.

22. Chicken Alfredo Zoodle Bake

HEALTHYLUNCH

Chicken Alfredo Zoodle Bake

Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen

This chicken alfredo zoodle bake is a hearty, simple, and low-carb dinner that comes together in one pan with lots of veggies!

23. Keto Cashew Chicken

HEALTHYKETO

Keto Cashew Chicken

Nicko's Kitchen

Perfect a lazy Keto meal for a busy night that is ready to eat in 15 minutes.

24. Low-Carb Chicken Pan Pizza

KETOMAIN DISH

Low-Carb Chicken Pan Pizza

A Fork's Tale

If you love pizza, you will love this Chicken Pan Pizza Recipe! It has all the benefits of a pizza minus the carbs of a crust! This chicken pan pizza recipe is a tasty, low-carb, gluten-free entree perfect for a lazy keto meal.

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