You CAN eat low carb on a budget! With this giant list of Cheap Keto Meals you’ll have lots of new keto recipes to try!
How to Eat Keto on a Budget
There’s a common misconception that eating healthy or a specialized diet is expensive. And of course, it can be if you’re buying expensive food, supplements, etc. But it doesn’t HAVE to be expensive and you can eat keto on any budget!
Here’s how our family eats healthy, real food…even when we’re trying to save money:
- Plan Ahead — Meal planning and a detailed grocery list ensures that you already know what you’re going to prepare for the week so you’re less likely to make impulse purchases at the grocery store.
- Prep, Prep, Prep — Prepping your ingredients or making recipes that have lots of leftovers will help you to have food ready to go, even when you’re short on time.
- Buy Less Processed Food — Ready made meals and packaged foods usually cost more. Plus they often contain more additives, like sodium. Cooking your own real food will save you money and mean that you know exactly what’s in your dinner.
- Buy In Bulk — Since many low carb recipes utilize a lot of meat, it helps to stock up when you see a low price and freeze the extra for another time.
100 Cheap Keto Meals
Ok, I’ll be honest…I actually lost count when putting together this collection of budget friendly keto recipes! There are about 100, but I’m not sure the exact number. It’s a LOT!
With all the amazing recipes out there, it can sometimes be hard to choose what to eat on the keto diet. All those options are great, but some require all sorts of hard-to-find, and often expensive, ingredients. Luckily, it really isn’t that hard to eat keto while not breaking the bank!
This list of cheap keto meals will keep your table full of delicious keto dishes at delicious prices! From cheap keto dinner recipes, to easy and thrifty low carb desserts, there are so many options here! You’ll never be bored!
Cheese Taco Shells Super crunchy taco shells made out of cheese that are keto and gluten-free. Makes the most craveable tacos ever!
Keto Garlic Bread This delicious keto garlic bread is full of flavor and low in carbs! It’s our favorite fathead bread recipe because it goes with just about anything!
Big Mac Salad — Skip the drive-through and make this keto-friendly big mac salad right at home. All you need are a few ingredients to make this delicious meal.
Keto KFC Chicken Save your hard-earned cash and make these at home.
Keto Pork Chops – A cheap keto meal that’s ready in under 20 minutes and under $20! Make these juicy chops in the air fryer!
Copycat Keto Taco Bell — Stop wasting money at the drive-through with this delicious keto homemade taco bell.
Keto Meatballs — Ground beef is cheap but can be boring. Make these delicious meatballs and the whole family will be back for more.
Kielbasa and Cabbage Skillet — Kielbasa and cabbage is classic Polish comfort food you can eat on the keto diet.
Keto Pork Chops in Parmesan Cream Sauce — These pork chops in rich creamy Parmesan sauce is a budget-friendly keto dinner the whole family will love.
Keto Creamed Spinach Casserole — Creamed spinach is a steakhouse classic comfort food side dish. This keto version is rich, comforting, & soulful like any great creamed spinach should be.
Grain-Free Fried Chicken Nuggets — A few simple ingredients makes for the best crispy grain-free chicken nuggets. Fry these homemade keto chicken nuggets up & watch the whole family devour them.
Cauliflower Rice Risotto — Light and fluffy basic Cauliflower Rice recipe used to make delicious gluten-free and low carb sides, risotto, fried rice, salads, soups, burrito bowls, sushi, and more!
Vegetarian Red Curry Stir Fry — Easy and wholesome Vegetarian Red Curry Stir Fry Recipe makes for a nutritious weeknight dinner ready in just 30 minutes! It’s also vegan, gluten-free and paleo, not to mention flavorful and easy to make!
Easy Keto/Low Carb Egg Bake — Easy Keto Egg Bake is the breakfast casserole you need to meal prep your way to a keto low carb lifestyle.
Healthy Homemade Chicken Salad — A nutritious chicken salad that is easy to make and deliciously infused with olive oil and healthy herbs. Enjoy as-is with any side dish, or top it with some add-ons like creamy avocado or roasted veggies for a healthy low-carb chicken salad.
Keto Big Mac with Copycat Big Mac Sauce — This Big Mac Salad which is Keto friendly is definitely a meal on its own as it has it all: your lettuce, meat, and cheese. This Salad is super easy to put together as well.
Low Carb Keto Cornbread —Easy keto cornbread is the side your chili and soups need! My low-carb almond flour cornbread recipe is made with a secret ingredient that makes it taste like the real thing.
Keto Cauliflower Fried Rice — A delicious, easy cauliflower fried rice recipe – all the same flavors, much fewer carbs. Make low-carb keto fried rice in just 20 minutes, with simple ingredients.
Corned Beef and Cabbage — Canned Corned Beef and Cabbage is the ultimate budget-friendly keto meal! Bonus: it’s ready in a jiffy!
Egg Salad — Start the morning off right with this nutritious and filling egg salad recipe. Also makes an easy, low-calorie, keto lunch idea.
Keto Zucchini ‘Noodles’ with Creamy Tomato Sauce — These zucchini noodles are a delicious and healthy way to swap out your pasta for something that’s a little more nutritious.
Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks — Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks are an easy, super family-friendly weeknight dinner choice. They’re ready in under 30 minutes and require a fraction of the oil called for in other methods.
Chicken Bites — A clean and easy oven method creates these tasty low-carb Chicken Bites. Load up a sheet pan and pop them in the oven for a meal the whole family will love.
Southwestern Pork Tenderloin — A Southwest seasoning mix and easy stove to oven roasting technique creates this tender, incredibly flavorful Southwestern Pork Tenderloin. This quick method has dinner on the table in about 30 minutes!
Tuna Salad Boats — Keto-friendly tuna salad on dill pickles! Nothing could be easier!
Keto Crack Chicken — This tasty keto crack chicken can be easily made in the slow cooker. Ingredients like chicken thighs, bacon, ranch, cheese and more make this recipe so decadent and delicious.
Healthy Tuna Egg Salad — Made with canned tuna, this healthy tuna egg salad recipe is a super delicious and affordable keto lunch idea that will also look amazing on your table. Rich, with healthy fats and proteins, this easy gluten-free keto tuna with eggs salad won’t leave you hungry.
Mushroom Side Dish with Bacon — It takes just three ingredients and ten minutes of cook time to make an amazing Mushroom Side Dish with Bacon that is full of flavor. This is one of the easiest Keto side dishes you’ll ever make, and it is so unbelievably good.
Baked Chicken Thighs — A super easy and flavorful chicken recipe that comes out crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside.
Keto Cheesecake Fluff — This easy keto cheesecake fluff with 3 ingredients is a soft, light, sweet keto dessert or snack with only 2 grams of net carbs per serving.
Keto Cobb Salad — This Keto Cobb Salad Recipe is a healthy complete keto lunch made of chopped romaine lettuce, crisp bacon, roasted chicken breast, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, and Roquefort cheese.
Keto Coconut Flour Waffles — The best keto coconut flour waffle recipe with a fluffy texture and ready in 5 minutes for a quick sweet keto breakfast. Bonus, these keto waffles with coconut flour are also dairy-free, paleo-friendly, and contain less than one gram of net carbs per serving.
Easy Thai Chicken Salad With Canned Chicken — Budget-friendly Thai Chicken Salad uses canned chicken. This quick and easy salad is an affordable way to keep you on track.
Fried Cabbage with Bacon — Fried cabbage with bacon is an easy, inexpensive, flavorful recipe that you can serve as a side dish or light supper. One serving of this recipe prepared according to the directions contains approximately 2 carbohydrates, making this a very Keto-friendly dish.
Chicken Pepperoni Cauliflower Casserole — Cheesy, saucy, Chicken Pepperoni Cauliflower Casserole is a dreamy weekday meal your entire family will devour. Easy prep, and bakes in less than 30 minutes with only 5 main ingredients!
Loaded Roasted Radishes — Roasted radishes are a delicious, healthy substitute for potatoes: so easy to make and surprisingly mellow and soft. Try them with melted mozzarella and sour cream!
Tandoori Roast Chicken Legs — A foolproof easy recipe for tandoori chicken in the oven, marinated with aromatic spices and yogurt, roasted to reddish-brown perfection with a yummy, healthy twist! Learn how to make tandoori chicken at home!
Easy Baked Chicken Breasts — The secret recipe for tender juicy oven-baked chicken breasts made with a simple marinade. Quick and easy weeknight dinner with loads of flavor. Say hello to hands-free, no-mess cooking!
Cauliflower Rice With Masala Chicken — Delicately seasoned low-carb cauliflower ‘rice’ with spicy chicken – a healthy wholesome low-carb alternative to rice and also quick & easy.
Crispy Keto Whole30 Carnitas — These Keto Carnitas are easy, healthy, and delicious! Pork butt is a cheap and budget-friendly cut of meat.
Peanut Butter Cookies — These peanut butter cookies are tasty, easy to make, and completely budget-friendly. Made with only 3 ingredients that you’re likely to have at home already!
Easy Low Carb Keto Cheeseburger Casserole — With common ingredients, this easy keto cheeseburger casserole recipe is a one-dish low-carb dinner for the whole family.
Low Carb Keto Meatloaf Recipe — Tender, juicy, delicious, and easy! Is there a better combo for a keto meatloaf?
Cream Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Bell Peppers — These stuffed peppers are filled with bacon and cheese and even though they are low in carbs, they are also a very family-friendly recipe. They’re delicious and easy to make.
Sheet Pan Eggs — Easy sheet pan eggs recipe that makes a perfectly healthy breakfast, brunch, or light lunch. It is a great breakfast meal to cook for meal planning as well as to feed a crowd.
Zucchini Curry — Try this zucchini curry cooked in Indian style, a perfect weeknight meal that happens to be vegan, gluten-free, low in calories, and ready in under 30 minutes.
Keto Greek Salad (in a Mason Jar) This easy make-ahead lunch recipe will make sure that you’re getting lots of delicious and healthy vegetables in your diet too!
Keto Ham and Pimento Cheese Wraps Crisp lettuce, sweet honey ham, and creamy pimento cheese — these Keto Ham and Pimento Cheese Wraps are the perfect fresh and easy lunch for spring and summer!
Keto Blooming Onion A low carb and low-calorie version of the steakhouse classic — this Keto Blooming Onion is a guilt-free indulgence! It’s Paleo and gluten-free too!
Steamed Eggs Easier to peel than hard-boiled – this steamed eggs trick is genius!
Buffalo Chicken Keto Cauliflower Tots Crispy, cheesy Buffalo Chicken Keto Cauliflower Tots are guilt-free and totally crave-able!
Crispy Baked Kale Chips Crispy, salty, and a touch of sweet — these Baked Kale Chips are so tasty you might just eat the whole batch!
10-Minute Keto Nachos Keto nachos are a delicious low-carb appetizer or lunch idea that’s fresh, flavorful, and ready in about 10 minutes!
Greek Eggplant Dip Simple and flavorful, this Greek Eggplant Dip shines with hints of lemon and garlic. It’s also keto-friendly and vegan.
Easy Keto Jalapeño Poppers Zesty jalapeños stuffed with melty cheesy goodness — a guilt-free game day or party appetizer!
Keto Cheese Crisps With only 1g net carbs per serving, they’re so delicious they almost seem too good to be true!
Keto Peanut Butter Waffle Light and fluffy and full of creamy peanut butter flavor, you won’t believe they’re low carb!
Homemade Mayonnaise Our keto mayo is also Paleo, no-carb, and gluten-free!!
Keto Buffalo Wings These keto buffalo wings are crispy on the outside and coated in finger-licking good sauce! Just the way you like ’em, but without all the carbs!
Keto Chicken Enchilada Soup Hearty and flavorful, this Keto Chicken Enchilada soup is a low-carb version of a classic Tex-Mex dish! It’s easier than ever to make in the Instant Pot!
Cheesy Brussel Sprouts It doesn’t get more delicious than these low-carb cheesy Brussel sprouts topped with crispy bacon! Even kids will love them! Only 4g net carbs per serving!
Keto Whipped Coffee Cappuccino A low-carb version of the fluffy Dalgona coffee, this keto whipped coffee is a decadent treat that you can enjoy and still lose weight!
Instant Pot Chicken Breast — This method produces flavourful, tender, perfect chicken breasts using fresh or frozen chicken. Excellent for meal prep and make-ahead meal solutions.
Pizza Flavored Keto Stuffed Tomato These Keto Stuffed Tomatoes are packed with pizza flavor…not carbs! An easy 20-minute meal with only 4g net carbs!
Easy Keto Cabbage Soup Packed with fresh veggies, it’s delicious AND nutritious! Easy to make and ready in around 30 minutes!
Cauliflower Dirty Rice This cauliflower dirty rice is one of the most flavorful keto side dishes you’ll ever try! Ready in about 15 minutes!
Baked Keto Chicken Skin Chips Keto Chicken Skin Chips are the perfect alternative to greasy potato chips! Crispy and salty, these chips aren’t actually chips at all!
Strawberry Chocolate Keto Cheesecake Bark It’s a decadent treat with less than 2g net carbs per serving!
Cauliflower Rice (Keto Rice) Cauliflower rice is a great low-carb substitute, with only 2g net carbs per serving!
Keto Taco Pie Ditch the chips and dig into this delicious and filling Keto Taco Pie! All the good stuff and only 4g net carbs per serving!
Keto Chocolate Coffee Fat Bombs Made with real espresso and lots of good fats, these keto chocolate coffee fat bombs are delicious fuel to keep your body in fat-burning mode!
Keto Churro Fat Bombs w/ Cinnamon Cheesecake Filling Crispy cinnamon sugar coating wrapped around a smooth cheesecake filling — they’re a delicious way to get the good fats your body needs to stay in ketosis!
10 Minute Keto Cauliflower Fried Rice Fluffy and flavorful, it only takes 10-15 minutes to make!
Easy Keto Fudge Only 3 ingredients and takes just minutes to make — this low-carb chocolate fudge recipe is a quick and easy way to crush those cravings!
Keto Skillet Cookie A warm, buttery cookie filled with chocolate chips, it’s a real treat, but you don’t have to feel guilty about indulging!
Keto Blueberry Pancakes Easy almond flour pancakes topped with a low-carb fresh blueberry syrup — tastes like a diner-style treat, but way better for you!
Keto Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes Only 4 simple ingredients! They’re rich, creamy, and flavorful and take just minutes to make!
Keto Bread This is the best low-carb version of white sandwich bread we’ve ever tried — it totally beats those expensive, crumbly store-bought breads!
Keto Goulash This Hungarian-inspired beef stew recipe is full of rich traditional flavors and is family-friendly!
Keto Broccoli Salad Sweet, crispy, and full of fresh veggies. Tastes just like the cookout classic, but THIS Keto Broccoli Salad contains no added sugar and only 2g net carbs!
PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps This spot-on copycat recipe is keto-friendly and ready in only 20 minutes!
Roasted Red Pepper Soup This rich and flavorful Keto Roasted Red Pepper Soup is a delicious blend of sweet red peppers, onions, garlic, and spices!
2 Ingredient Keto Ice Cream Bites Cool in both looks and temperature, these Keto Ice Cream Bites are a great bite-size dessert that’s still keto-friendly!
Easy Keto Bagel These perfectly chewy Keto Bagels are delicious enough to enjoy on their own, or to make a savory Keto Bagel Breakfast Sandwich!
Keto Crack Dip Dip it, spread it, or just eat it with a spoon, Keto Crack Dip is THAT good! And with only 1 gram net carbs per serving, it’s guilt-free!
Crispy Baked Lemon Pepper Wings Perfectly crispy on the outside, these baked Keto Lemon Pepper Wings rival any you’d find in a restaurant!
Keto Buffalo Chicken Meatballs Easy, delicious, and less than 1g net carbs per serving!
Keto Vanilla Latte This low-carb latte is so rich and creamy that it tastes like a decadent coffee shop drink, but there are less than 1g net carbs in each cup!
Keto Peanut Butter Cookies All you need are 3 simple ingredients to bake this easy low-carb treat! Only 2g net carbs per cookie!
Keto White Chicken Chili This healthy low-carb white chicken chili is also packed with immunity-boosting vitamins and minerals.
Keto Chocolate Mug Cake This is one of my go-to low-carb desserts because you only need a few simple ingredients, it’s quick and easy to make, and it’s delicious!
Keto Chocolate Chaffle This decadent Keto Chocolate Chaffle Recipe satisfies both chocolate and comfort food cravings at once!
Keto Whipped Hot Chocolate Smooth, rich, and velvety — this keto whipped hot chocolate is a decadent-tasting treat that’s surprisingly guilt-free!
Keto Zucchini Boats Our Stuffed Keto Zucchini Boats are quick, easy, and delicious!
Healthy Avocado Chocolate Cookies These avocado chocolate cookies are unbelievably rich and fudge-y and only about 115 calories each!
Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Dip This quick and easy Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Dip is the perfect keto-friendly game day dip and low carb Tex-Mex appetizer!
Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai This easy Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai is so flavorful and delicious that you’d almost swear it’s the real thing!
Keto Microwave Omelette In A Mug This easy Keto Microwave Omelette in a Mug is ready in 2 minutes and is only 3g net carbs!
Keto Wedge Salad w/ Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing Crisp lettuce, savory bacon, and creamy homemade blue cheese dressing make this Keto Wedge Salad a restaurant-worthy dish. Even better, it’s low carb and easy to make at home!