The Best Keto Cookout Recipes For Your Low-Carb Backyard BBQ

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cutting into keto bacon wrapped burger bomb

Looking forward to a backyard cookout?

Check out these low-carb BBQ recipes that’ll keep all your guest satisfied without even realizing they’re keto!

Cookout Appetizer Recipes

Keto Spinach Dip Recipe

1. Spinach Dip & Parmesan Crackers

Spinach dip is cool and creamy and perfectly dippable. We bet you won’t stop snacking on the addictive parmesan almond crackers!

plate of pickle, ham, and cream cheese roll ups

2. Ham, Pickle, Cream Cheese Roll-Ups

Kind of reminiscent of sushi, only these bites are fat forward and much easier to make.

Best Homemade Keto Ranch Dip - a platter of veggies and ranch dip

3. Homemade Ranch Dip

Kick the extra carbs all the way back to Hidden Valley. This from-scratch dip will be a delight to all of your guests.

holding up bacon deviled egg

4. Bacon Deviled Eggs

“Boring” and “bacon” are never found in the same sentence, and these poppable bites are proof that crispy bacon bits make everything better.

Hip Tip: Here’s how to make perfect hardboiled eggs.

Dill Dip on Broccoli

5. Classic Dill Dip

Keep things fresh with a cool dill dip just waiting for some crunchy veggies to dunk right in.

Cookout Main Dish Recipes

sugar free bbq sauce for pulled pork

1. Pulled Pork

Want to avoid the grill? You can cook up some pulled pork in the slow cooker (for those who plan ahead) or in the Instant Pot (for when the crowd is getting hangry).

Hip Tip: Slather on some of our favorite keto barbecue sauces.

piece of keto cheeseburger casserole

2. Bacon Jalapeno Cheeseburger Casserole

Out of propane? Weather not cooperating? Grill already full with hot dogs? You can still get all that cheesy beefy goodness with this bacon jalapeno cheeseburger casserole—no grill required!

lettuce-wrapped veggie burger

3. Veggie Burger Patty

Herbivores need love, too! Cater to all guests at your party and blow them away with the best veggie burger patty around.

Hip Tip: Don’t forget the fixins! Check out these relish recipes, keto-friendly condiments, and a hack for the best burger wrap!

cheese oozing out of bacon burger bomb

4. Bacon-Wrapped Burger Bombs

Who wouldn’t want to sink their teeth into a bacon-wrapped burger surrounding an avocado shell with an oozing cheese core? Your guests won’t know what hit ’em.

hot dogs on grill

Hip Tip: Snap into a savory sausage without the guilt thanks to these keto-friendly hot dog and brat links!

Cookout Side Dish Recipes

a serving bowl of low-carb mock potato salad

1. Cauliflower No-Potato Salad

No one will know the potatoes are missing from this tangy “No-Tato” salad where cauliflower is the shining star.

tomatoes and mozzarella with blackberry balsamic glaze

2. Caprese Salad With Blackberry Balsamic Drizzle

Layers of fresh tomato and mozzarella with ribbons of basil are always a cool side on a hot summer day, but the real feature here is the sweet blackberry balsamic drizzle.

plate of loaded cauliflower salad

3. Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

Want to make sure the kiddos get their veggies? That’s no problem when they’re served up with bacon, cheese, and a bit of sour cream!

bowl of bacon egg and avocado salad

4. Bacon Avocado Egg Salad

This keto salad will become your new “BAE” – if not for the delicious flavor, then for how easily it comes together!

bowl of keto coleslaw

5. Creamy Coleslaw

Has there ever been a barbeque without coleslaw? Our crunchy keto side dish gets its kick of flavor from vinegar, mustard, and just a hint of erythritol.

bowl of kale superfood salad

6. Kale Superfood Salad

If raw kale has you thinking this salad will leave you with a bitter taste, you’ll be happy to learn that our method of massaging the leaves with dressing improves both the texture and flavor. Give it a try!

Cookout Dessert Recipes

keto chocolate chip cookies

1. Chocolate Chip Cookies

What’s a more iconic and simple BBQ dessert than a chocolate chip cookie? Ours is soft and gooey and totally customizable to your favorite add-ins!

strawberry cheesecake popsicle with bite taken out

2. Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles

Kids and adults alike will go crazy for these rich and creamy strawberry cheesecake popsicles. No fancy mold required—just use Dixie cups!

keto oatmeal cookies

3. Oatmeal Cookies

The great debate of which cookie texture is better: chewy or crunchy? Whichever side you’re on, our keto no-oatmeal cookie recipe includes instructions for both types so yours come out exactly how you’d like.

cookie on a plate with a bite taken out

4. Chocolate Brownie Cloud Cookies

Both fluffy and luscious, these heavenly cookies are bound to be gobbled up instantly. Definitely double the batch!

Cookout Drink Recipes

a pitcher of keto lemonade next to a glass of iced lemonade

1. Stevia Sweetened Lemonade

Ahh, refreshing lemonade. Stir up a batch for all your guests to sip on while the munch away throughout the day.

glass of lemon citrus water

2. Citrus Water

Like any outdoor part, hydration is key! Our citrus water blend includes just a pinch of salt for added electrolytes.

cocktails in glasses

3. Keto Friendly Cocktails (+ Beer & Wine Suggestions)

For those looking to imbibe, offer up some sugar-free cocktail mixings or keep it simple with a low-carb beer and wine selection. You can also look for flavored spiked seltzers that are low-cal and low-carb!

Make burger prep a cinch with pre-seasoned patties from ALDI.

About the writer:

Emily obtained her Bachelor's degrees from Clarkson University with 5 years of content writing experience specializing in health, beauty, fashion, home, & living frugally.

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