5 Ingredient Meals for Keto Dinners (Easy Weeknight Meal Plan + Grocery List)

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Here’s how to make 5 ingredient meals for an entire week’s worth of keto dinners! 

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Love easy meal plan ideas with minimal ingredients? Try these 5 ingredient recipes!

These recipes not only taste delicious, but they also only require around 5 key ingredients while still using a handful of other cooking components that you may already have in your pantry.

Note: These selections feature main dish recipes using around 5 ingredients, not including spices and cooking oils.

ingredients to make one of our keto 4-ingredient meals, beef enchiladas

We’ve even included a FREE printable grocery list for our keto meal plan that you can take with you to the store. Or, if you’re like me and love shopping for groceries in your pajamas, you can click through the links on our grocery list and add all of the ingredients to your Walmart Grocery cart for a quick and easy pickup.

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Here are our five easy and yummy 5 ingredient dinner recipes for keto:

keto stuffed bell peppers, one of our favorite 5 ingredient recipes, meals, and dinner ideas

1. Low Carb Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes | Serves: 6

Instead of carby sandwiches, try these meat and cheese stuffed bell peppers using flank steak, sauteed veggies, and provolone cheese! This is one of our favorite 5 ingredient dinner recipes. It’s full of flavor, hearty, and definitely a simple yet innovative meal!


    • 1.25 pounds flank steak thinly sliced
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 teaspoons paprika
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • salt & pepper to taste
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1 cup sliced onion
    • 7 bell peppers (6 green, 1 red)
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 12 slices provolone cheese

See the full recipe directions.

hand holding a plate of keto shrimp scampi which is part of an easy keto meal plan

2. Keto Shrimp and Cauliflower Scampi

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes | Serves: 4

This buttery shrimp scampi recipe is one of my family’s favorite meals, and it’s so very easy to serve keto style using a tray of delicious roasted cauliflower instead of noodles.


For the Cauliflower:

    • 1 head of cauliflower, chopped into bite-sized pieces
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
    • pinch of black pepper

For the Scampi:

    • 4 tablespoons butter
    • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1/4 cup chicken broth
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
    • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • pinch of black pepper
    • 16 oz. cooked shrimp
    • optional topping: shaved parmesan cheese

See the full recipe directions.

low carb pesto chicken recipe

3. One-Pan Keto Chicken Pesto and Veggies

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 25 minutes via Instant Pot | Serves: 5

Here’s one of the quick and convenient no-fuss 5-ingredient dinner recipes. It’s a comforting roasted chicken and veggie meal! Chicken, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and asparagus get coated with basil pesto, for a flavorful and comforting sheet pan meal all will love!


    • 1/2 cup prepared pesto
    • 12 oz. fresh Brussels sprouts trimmed, cut
    • 10 oz. fresh cauliflower florets
    • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes
    • 1 cup fresh asparagus, chopped
    • 1.5 pounds raw chicken breast, chopped into one-inch pieces

See the full recipe directions.

a plate of keto beef enchiladas, one of our favorite 5 ingredient meals

4. Keto Ground Beef Enchiladas

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes | Serves: 4

Enjoy Mexican-inspired enchiladas again by making low carb shredded cheese “tortillas”! This is one of our 5 ingredient meals that is fun and easy to make and we know you’ll love too! Better yet, it’s one of the true 5 ingredient dinner recipes!


    • 2 cups Mexican blend cheddar cheese, shredded
    • 2 cups prepared ground beef, taco seasoned (about 1 pound raw ground beef)
    • 1/2 cup red enchilada sauce, warmed in the microwave
    • 4 teaspoons sour cream
    • 2 green onions, sliced

See the full recipe directions.

Side Dish Idea: Consider making a quick veggie side salad or picking up a couple of mixed greens salad bags at the store!

a bowl of bacon cacio e pepe, one of our favorite 5 ingredient meals and dinner recipes

5. Keto Bacon Cacio e Pepe

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes | Serves: 4

This keto bacon Cacio e Pepe is a super simple and tasty Italian classic that means “cheese and pepper” in English. Plate your dish high with spiralized squash noodles cooked with garlic, olive oil, topped with parmesan and bacon. As far as 5 ingredient meals go, this one is a winner!


    • 8 slices bacon
    • 4 medium-sized yellow squash or zucchini, spiralized
    • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
    • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
    • pinch of salt and ground black pepper when plating

See the full recipe directions.

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Breakfast, Lunch, & In-Betweens

You don’t even need special 5 ingredient recipes to create an easy morning meal! Breakfast can be as simple as a slice of bacon and half an avocado sprinkled with Everything But the Bagel seasoning on top. You can also go the extra mile and make these amazing keto breakfast sausage muffins! Another idea would be to prepare these copycat Starbucks keto egg bites, and reheat them during the week.

For lunch or a snack, try these ham and cream cheese roll-ups or perhaps make a copycat Jimmy John’s Unwich!

Plus, this is a great week to try out our intermittent fasting plans! One of the plans you could try is to fast all day (basically for breakfast and lunch) and have a 4-hour “eating” window at night. Check out our post on intermittent fasting plans for details and instructions!

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Have a busy week ahead? Cut down on kitchen time with our keto Crock Pot recipes!

About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 5

  1. Beth platko

    Great recipe and food lists

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Yay! Thanks, Beth! Glad you are loving this week’s meal plan!

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  2. Melinda Ivey

    Do you email these meal plans and shopping lists? Everything looks so good, I’d love to have this sent to me weekly. Thank you for this!

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