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31 Craveable Keto Comfort Food Recipes

Louise Hendon | May 12
31 Craveable Keto Comfort Food Recipes #keto

What’s your favorite comfort food? Delicious homemade waffles? A creamy bowl of fettuccini Alfredo? I bet you think all these comforting classics are off limits on Keto. Think again!

We all need a little comfort food to help get us through a tough week or to celebrate a special occasion. And we’ve put together a list of our favorite Keto comfort food recipes to help make sure you’re staying on track with your lifestyle goals, even when indulging in fried chicken!

From old-fashioned biscuits and gravy to trendy new favorites like low carb croissant bagels, this list is chock full of comfort food that’s guaranteed Keto-friendly. Just remember that many of these recipes are meant as an occasional treat. Even Keto-friendly French fries aren’t for every day!

Here are just a few of the Keto Comfort Food Recipes we’ve included:

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Keto Comfort Food Recipes – Breakfast

Keto Waffles (Contains Dairy)

– Ditch The Carbs

Keto Waffles

Photo Credit: Libby from Ditch The Carbs

Ingredients: eggs, coconut flour, granulated sweetener, baking powder, vanilla, cream, butter.

Waffles make a scrumptious breakfast, perfect for a slow morning at the weekend. These Keto-friendly waffles are sure to make an appearance at your breakfast table as they are a comfort food which is hard to resist. Don’t worry if you don’t have a waffle maker, this batter is suited to being used in the pan too – just like a pancake.

Keto French Toast

– Keto Summit

Keto French Toast

Ingredients: almond flour, baking powder, olive oil, gluten-free instant yeast, eggs, water or coconut milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, Stevia, coconut oil or ghee.

French toast is not actually an originally French recipe, this way of preparing bread goes back to Roman times and was developed as a way to use up bread that might otherwise go to waste. This recipe uses almond bread which you can make specifically to use for French toast or just enjoy on its own. Enjoy this at breakfast time with a nice bulletproof coffee.

Keto Cinnamon Rolls (Contains Dairy)

– Sugar Free Londoner

Ingredients: mozzarella, almond flour, cream cheese, egg, baking powder, water, granulated sweetener, cinnamon, cream cheese, greek/ full-fat yoghurt, vanilla stevia.

A warm cinnamon roll to start the day is the stuff that dreams are made of – especially if you can get someone else to make these for you and wake you up with that heavenly scent and breakfast in bed… Using fathead dough to make cinnamon rolls really gives them that texture you know and expect from these little buns.

Coconut Flour Fried Donuts

– All Day I Dream About Food

Ingredients: coconut flour, baking powder, salt, eggs, unsweetened almond milk, vanilla, stevia, coconut oil, shredded coconut, powdered Swerve Sweetener or other powdered erythritol.

If donuts are your breakfast weakness, then you will want to try out these coconut flour beauties. To get the best results, these donuts have been baked and then fried – this gives them the slightly crispy outer texture while they remain soft and squishy on the inside.

Garlic Chicken Alfredo Waffle Pizza (Contains Dairy)

– Peace Love and Low Carb

Low Carb Garlic Chicken Alfredo Pizza Waffle

Photo Credit: Kyndra from Peace Love and Low Carb

Ingredients: coconut flour, Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, baking powder, pastured eggs, grass-fed butter, almond milk or coconut milk, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, garlic, sea salt, black pepper, mozzarella cheese, chicken, bacon, mushrooms, red onion, chives.

Waking up can be hard to do, but if you promise yourself a yummy breakfast it is so much easier. This recipe combines multiple comfort foods into one crazy dish which could be enjoyed as a lunch as well as for breakfast. Mixing chicken and waffles as well as pizza… this is definitely a winning recipe.

Healthy Biscuits and Sausage Gravy (Contains Dairy)

– Grass Fed Mama

Ingredients: egg whites, almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, coconut oil, sausage, Italian seasoning, sage, crushed red pepper, salt, garlic powder, almond milk, glucomannan, cream cheese, chicken broth.

This recipe is a true weekend treat, with scrumptious biscuits and gravy, you’ll have everyone out of bed and around the breakfast table. You can choose to use your favorite sausage to make your gravy with, this recipe uses turkey sausages, but pork would work just as well.

Keto Coconut Pancakes

– Keto Summit

Keto Coconut Pancakes Recipe

Ingredients: eggs, coconut flour, coconut milk, vanilla extract, baking soda, Stevia, coconut oil, ghee.

Pancakes are a breakfast staple which can be enjoyed in a whole manner of ways. These simple coconut pancakes are tasty with just a bit of ghee melted on, but you could choose to add some toppings – maybe some berries or greek yogurt. Using coconut flour is a great way to enjoy pancakes without could about any carb-overloading.

Low Carb Croissant Bagels (Contains Dairy)

– Beauty and the Foodie

Croissant Bagel

Photo Credit: Stacey from Beauty and the Foodie

Ingredients: eggs, cream cheese, butter, coconut flour, erythritol or liquid stevia, baking soda, cream of tartar, sea salt.

This is another combination recipe which takes 2 great breakfast comfort foods and combines them into one! Grabbing a bagel or croissant is a great option for a weekday morning (Keto-friendly, of course) but now you don’t have to choose – make a batch of these croissant bagels and use them up throughout the week.

5-Ingredient Baked Plantain Pumpkin Pancakes

– The Curious Coconut

5 Ingredient Baked Plantain Pumpkin Pancakes

Photo Credit: The Curious Coconut

Ingredients: pumpkin puree, plantain flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon, full-fat coconut milk, sea salt.

This egg-free pancake recipe is definitely a one to try on a lazy Sunday morning. Pumpkin puree and cinnamon make for really yummy pancakes and plantain flour gives a slightly different texture to other flours (you could choose your own favorite flour to substitute). With just 5 ingredients, you can’t go wrong with this pancake recipe.

Keto Comfort Foods – Lunch/Dinner

Keto Chili

– Keto Summit

Keto Chili

Ingredients: avocado oil, medium onion, bell peppers, white button mushrooms, ground beef, cayenne pepper, cumin powder, ground coriander, tomatoes, beef broth, garlic, salt, ground black pepper, parsley.

This chili is a winner when it comes to comfort food and is perfect served alone or on top of some cauliflower rice. My recipe has some great ideas for toppings you can enjoy with your chili such as sour cream, avocado or just some yummy cheese.

Eggplant Lasagna

– Paleo Flourish

Eggplant Lasagna

Ingredients: ground pork, ground beef, onion, garlic, tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, fresh parsley, fresh oregano, fresh thyme, fennel seeds, eggs, coconut oil, salt, eggplant.

Regular pasta is obviously off the cards, but this lasagna is such a yummy, comforting recipe to try out. Using thinly sliced eggplant, you can create the layered look of a traditional lasagna. This recipe is Paleo friendly, so does not use cheese, but you could add cheese if you prefer.

Keto Cauliflower Pizza

– Keto Summit

Keto Cauliflower Pizza

Ingredients: cauliflower, almond flour, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, olive oil, egg, tomato, pepperoni, arugula.

Comfort food doesn’t have to mean junk food, this pizza recipe is made with a cauliflower base and topped with whatever Keto-friendly ingredients you prefer. Keep it simple and follow this recipe or make it a family feast and add everyone’s favorite toppings. Movie night food can be healthy!

There are so many reasons to get more cauliflower in your diet. Registered Dietitian Brianna Elliott, RD says, “It is a great source of nutrients, including a few that many people need more of. Plus, cauliflower contains unique antioxidants that may reduce inflammation and protect against several diseases, such as cancer and heart disease.”

Keto Meatloaf

– Keto Summit

Keto Meatloaf

Ingredients: avocado oil, chia seeds, white button mushrooms, ground beef, onion powder, garlic powder, rosemary, salt, pepper, bacon.

Meatloaf is one of those easy dishes which is great for feeding the whole family and will keep everyone fuller for longer. You could switch out the ground beef for another meat if you preferred. The mushrooms in this recipe help to keep the meatloaf from becoming dry.

Cauliflower Pizza Bites (Contains Dairy)

– Low Carb Yum

Cauliflower Pizza Bites

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: cauliflower, egg, Edam cheese, mozzarella cheese, ground mustard seed, ground sage, ground oregano, dried thyme, ground black pepper, ham steak, no sugar added pizza sauce, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, red onion, black olives.

Making mini bites is a great way to enjoy pizza as well as a super way to get your kids eating more healthily. The cauliflower bases can be shaped using cookie cutters to really make them fun. Change up the toppings to suit your tastes and enjoy these snack-sized pizza goodies.

Avocado Tuna Melt Bites (Contains Dairy)

– Ruled Me

Ingredients: tuna, mayonnaise, avocado, parmesan cheese, almond flour, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, coconut oil.

You can in fact enjoy the comforting flavors of a tuna melt without involving any bread at all. These little yummy bites have a crispy outer coating which mimics toast and the tuna, mayonnaise and avocado filling is perfect. Change up the spices you include to add whatever flavor you’re going for – paprika goes super well with tuna and cheese!

Keto Tomato and Basil Soup (Contains Dairy)

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

Keto Tomato and Basil Soup

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: whole plum tomatoes, filtered water, kosher salt, onion powder, garlic powder, butter, mascarpone cheese, granulated sweetener, apple cider vinegar, dried basil leaves, basil pesto.

Some evenings just call for a nice bowl of tomato soup and this recipe from Melissa at IBIH is the perfect low-carb option to satisfy your cravings. In this tomato soup post you will also find a link to a recipe for Keto Cheesy Herb Muffins which are perfect for enjoying dipping into your soup.

Creamy Cauliflower Mash

– Paleo Flourish

Creamy Paleo Cauliflower Mash Recipe

Ingredients: cauliflower, cultured ghee or coconut oil, coconut milk, vanilla extract, salt.

Mashed potato makes a great side to any comfort meal, but there are no potatoes on Keto. Switch out potato for wonder-ingredient, cauliflower! This versatile veg will keep you just as happy as any potato could and it won’t give you any overcarbsumption problems either.

Ground Pork Tacos

– Ditch The Wheat

Ground Pork Tacos

Photo Credit: Carol from Ditch The Wheat

Ingredients: ground pork, garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, cumin, ground pepper, salsa, lettuce leaves, taco toppings (diced green peppers/red peppers/avocado/onions etc.).

The best part of a taco is all of the tasty ingredients crammed inside and these Paleo & Keto-friendly tacos give you just that – wrapped in crunchy lettuce leaves. This is ideal as a throw-together dinner after a busy day and then any leftovers will make a great lunch tomorrow.

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese in 4 Minutes (Contains Dairy)

– Low Carb Yum

Instant Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: cauliflower florets, cheddar cheese, heavy cream.

The ultimate comfort food for a lot of people has to be mac and cheese, but since pasta is a no-go, you have to make good use of cauliflower as a pasta alternative. Cauliflower and cheese are a match made in heaven, so you’re definitely sure to enjoy this recipe.

Keto Fried Chicken

– Ketogasm

Keto Fried Chicken

Photo Credit: Tasha from Ketogasm

Ingredients: pork rinds, thyme, sea salt, black pepper, oregano, garlic powder, smoked paprika, legs and thighs bone-in skinless chicken, egg, mayonnaise, dijon mustard.

This fried chicken is actually made in the oven, but you’d never be able to tell as it tastes just like the real deal. Of course this chicken isn’t breaded in the usual carb-y way, Tasha has used crushed pork rinds alongside a selection of spices to make the perfect southern fried flavor.

Eggplant French Fries

– Maria Mind Body Health

Ingredients: eggplants, pork dust, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, eggs, coconut oil spray.

We can’t have the fried chicken without adding in some fries to this list. Eggplant might not be your first thought when it comes to potato fry alternatives, but they are actually super tasty. If you find a large eggplant, you can chop and prep batches of these fries and keep them in the freezer.

Low Carb Zucchini Fries (Contains Dairy)

– Low Carb Yum

Low Carb Zucchini Fries

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: zucchini, eggs, heavy cream, pork rinds, grated parmesan.

If eggplant fries don’t tickle your fancy, then these zucchini fries might be a better option for you. The batter is made from pork rinds (similar to the fried chicken recipe) and also has a hint of parmesan. Rather than frying, use a baking sheet and roast until golden and starting to crisp.

Healthy Chicken Pot Pie

– Healthful Pursuit

Ingredients: garlic cloves, onions, celery, carrots, chicken, cauliflower, gluten-free chicken stock, onion salt, coconut flour, egg, coconut oil, cauliflower broth, egg white.

Now, it wouldn’t be a comfort food list without a pot pie would it? This healthy, creamy chicken pot pie is full of flavor and warming delights, it makes the perfect option for a Friday night dinner, after a hectic work week. This is a recipe that the whole family is sure to appreciate too.

The Best Keto Chicken Soup (Contains Dairy)

– Wicked Stuffed

Keto Chicken Soup

Photo Credit: Amanda from Wicked Stuffed

Ingredients: chicken breast halves, water, onion, Italian seasoning, lemon, garlic, bay leaves, chicken bouillon cubes, salt, pepper, parsley, Chardonnay, rosemary, parmesan cheese, heavy cream.

A warming chicken soup is the best way to stave off any nasty colds but can also (obviously) be enjoyed by people at peak physical health too! Everyone needs a comforting soup for lunch or dinner every once in a while and Amanda from Wicked Stuffed has created the “best keto chicken soup ever,” so why not give it a try?!

Cabbage Noodle Tuna Casserole (Contains Dairy)

– Peace Love and Low Carb

Cabbage Noodle Tuna Casserole

Photo Credit: Kyndra from Peace Love and Low Carb

Ingredients: olive oil, grass-fed butter, green cabbage, onion, celery, garlic, sea salt, black pepper, dried or fresh dill, dry mustard powder, lemon zest, lemon juice, heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, albacore tuna, frozen peas.

A good ol’ tuna casserole is a great meal to enjoy while winding down on an evening. This cabbage noodle recipe will definitely keep your tum full until bedtime. Even though this is a comfort dish, it could be a great meal to serve to dinner guests since it actually has a fancy take on your typical casserole.

Vivica’s Keto Roasted Chicken

– The Nourished Caveman

Keto Roast Chicken

Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman

Ingredients: whole organic chicken, organic rosemary, garlic, sea salt, herbes de provence.

To round off this yummy section all about Keto Comfort Lunches and Dinners, I’ve chosen this simple roast chicken recipe from The Nourished Caveman. A roast chicken not only smells wonderful, but tastes absolutely divine! Using simple herbs, garlic and salt, this recipe could not be easier to make – with just 5 minutes of prep before roasting.

Keto Comfort Foods – Dessert

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

– Keto Connect

Ingredients: cocoa powder, avocado, Stevia, vanilla extract, pink salt.

Chocolate pudding is one of those go-to desserts which just satisfies your sweet tooth perfectly after dinner. This pudding uses the creamy texture of avocado and is sweetened by Stevia and vanilla extract. With just 5 ingredients, this is a super simple dessert to make.

Strawberry Almond Shortcake Dessert

– Low Carb Maven

Ingredients: almond flour, salt, baking soda, eggs, coconut milk, lemon juice, stevia glycerite or stevia drops, strawberries, heavy cream or coconut cream, sukrin icing sugar or Swerve confectioners, vanilla.

This dessert will take you back to your childhood days, with sweet strawberries gracing creamy toppings – the Keto-friendly shortcake bases are just as good as the ones you might find in the bakers. If you are dairy-free, you can still enjoy this recipe by substituting heavy cream for whipped coconut cream.

Chocolate Pecan Pie

– Healthful Pursuit

Ingredients: ground blanched almonds, Himalayan rock salt, coconut oil, unsweetened dark chocolate squares, eggs, zucchini, pure vanilla extract, alcohol-free stevia, raw pecan halves.

A good pecan pie is often the crowning glory after a lovely meal and this diet-friendly version will be just the ticket! Using no dairy at all, this pie is perfect for any Vegans that you might be inviting over – or who might be residing with you. Zucchini makes a healthy base for this pie texture, but it is not an overpowering vegetable, so works perfectly in creating a creamy texture.

5-Minute Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

– Paleo Flourish

5 Minute Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients: pumpkin puree, ghee, pure cocoa powder, pumpkin pie spice, sweetener of choice.

When it comes to comfort desserts, there’s nothing nicer than a pie. This super speedy chocolate pumpkin pie is the perfect dessert to make when you’re in need of a quick comforting fix, so you don’t end up going AWOL while trying to create something that takes a bit more effort (nibbling on the ingredients)!

Easy Strawberry Ice Cream

– Paleo Flourish

Easy Paleo Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

Ingredients: strawberries, coconut cream, coconut flakes.

A simple, dairy-free ice cream is a great dessert when you’re craving some comfort from your food. This strawberry ice cream is a wonderful addition to a cobbler, but is just as yummy enjoyed on its own (you could top it with blueberries for a ‘berry’ nice contrast).

31 Craveable Keto Comfort Food Recipes #keto

Louise Hendon

Louise holds a Bachelors and Masters in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University (UK). She attended Columbia University for her JD and practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton before co-founding Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. Louise has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love. You can find her on Facebook or LinkedIn.