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15 Skillet Keto Meals That Will Make Your Dinner Prep a Breeze

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Skillet Keto Meals

If you’re looking for quick, delicious, and low-carb meals, then skillet keto recipes are your perfect solution. These meals are not only easy to prepare but also help keep you on track with your ketogenic diet.

Imagine whipping up a mouth-watering garlic butter chicken with asparagus or a cheesy jalapeño chicken in just one pan. Skillet meals mean fewer dishes and more time to enjoy your food. The recipes we’ll explore are packed with flavor, require minimal ingredients, and can be made in under 30 minutes.

Get ready to discover a variety of tantalizing dishes including lemon garlic butter steak with broccoli, or a creamy chicken with mushrooms and parmesan. These hearty, keto-friendly skillet recipes will become your go-to for any busy weeknight dinner.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Skillet

Ingredients needed:

  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 2 chicken breasts, diced
  • 1 packet of Ranch seasoning
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions:


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Remove the bacon and set aside, leaving the drippings.



  2. Add the diced chicken breasts to the skillet. Cook until the chicken is browned and cooked through, about 8-10 minutes.



  3. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Add the Ranch seasoning, cream cheese, heavy cream, and chicken broth to the skillet. Stir well to combine.



  4. Cook the sauce for about 5 minutes, until it thickens slightly.



  5. Crumble the cooked bacon and add it back to the skillet. Stir to combine.



  6. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese over the top. Let it melt for 2-3 minutes.



  7. Serve hot and enjoy your delicious Chicken Bacon Ranch Skillet!


Sausage and Vegetable Skillet

Ingredients:

  • 2 fully-cooked sausages (such as garlic herb sausage)
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 oz. sliced white mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons ghee or butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste if needed

Instructions:


  1. Heat your skillet: Put 2 tablespoons of ghee or butter in a large skillet over medium heat.



  2. Cook the veggies: Add chopped onion, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, and sliced mushrooms to the skillet. Stir occasionally until the veggies are tender.



  3. Season the veggies: Sprinkle the garlic powder, onion powder, and ground black pepper over the veggies. Stir to mix the seasonings well.



  4. Add the sausage: Slice the sausages into coins and add them to the skillet. Stir and cook until the sausage is browned on both sides.



  5. Combine and finish: Mix everything together, taste, and add salt if needed. Cook for another 2-3 minutes to let the flavors blend.


Enjoy your easy and tasty Keto sausage and vegetable skillet!

Creamy Tuscan Chicken Skillet

Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes (chopped)
  • 3 cups spinach
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions:


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil.



  2. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides.



  3. Place the chicken in the skillet and cook until golden brown on both sides. Remove and set aside.



  4. In the same skillet, add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant.



  5. Pour in the chicken broth, heavy cream, and sundried tomatoes. Stir to combine.



  6. Let the sauce simmer for 4-5 minutes until it thickens.



  7. Add the spinach and Parmesan cheese to the skillet, stirring until the spinach wilts.



  8. Return the chicken breasts to the skillet, coating them in the sauce.



  9. Cook for another 5-7 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked through.



  10. Serve hot and enjoy!


Keto Pizza Skillet

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef or sausage
  • 1 cup riced cauliflower or chopped zucchini
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Pepperoni slices
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and drizzle with olive oil.
  2. Brown the ground beef or sausage. Drain the excess grease.
  3. Add riced cauliflower or zucchini, mushrooms, and bell pepper to the skillet.
  4. Cook for about 7-8 minutes until the vegetables are tender and any excess moisture has evaporated.
  5. Stir in the pizza sauce and mix well.
  6. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the mixture.
  7. Add pepperoni slices on top.
  8. Cover the skillet and cook for a few more minutes until the cheese has melted.
  9. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese before serving.

Salmon and Asparagus Skillet

Ingredients

  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1 bunch of asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Asparagus: Rinse the asparagus and trim the tough ends.
  2. Heat the Skillet: Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Cook the Asparagus: Add the asparagus to the skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Move the Asparagus: Push the asparagus to one side of the skillet.
  5. Cook the Salmon: Add the remaining butter to the empty side of the skillet. Place the salmon fillets skin-side down into the skillet. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Add Garlic: Sprinkle the minced garlic over the salmon fillets.
  7. Cook Salmon: Sear for about 3-4 minutes on each side, until the salmon is cooked through.
  8. Finish the Dish: Drizzle lemon juice over the salmon and asparagus just before serving.

Enjoy your tasty, low-carb meal!

Beef and Broccoli Skillet

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound beef, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1 teaspoon monkfruit sweetener
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum

Instructions:


  1. Season and Cook Beef: Season the beef with pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon of sesame oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the beef and stir-fry until just cooked through. Remove from skillet and set aside.



  2. Cook Broccoli: Add the remaining sesame oil to the same skillet. Toss in the broccoli florets and cook for 1-2 minutes until they turn bright green.



  3. Prepare Sauce: Lower the heat to medium. Add minced garlic and ginger. Stir in soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, monkfruit sweetener, and beef broth. Simmer for 5 minutes.



  4. Thicken Sauce: Sprinkle xanthan gum over the sauce and stir quickly to mix well.



  5. Combine Ingredients: Return the beef to the skillet. Toss everything together until well combined and heated through. Serve warm.


Mushroom and Spinach Frittata

Ingredients

  • 10 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).



  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, heavy cream, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.



  3. In a large oven-safe skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.



  4. Add the sliced mushrooms and cook for about 4-5 minutes. Stir often until the mushrooms are soft.



  5. Add the spinach to the skillet and cook until wilted, stirring occasionally.



  6. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet over the mushrooms and spinach.



  7. Let the frittata cook on the stovetop for about 3 minutes, until the edges start to set.



  8. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, until the frittata is fully set and slightly golden on top.



  9. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.


Keto Shrimp Scampi

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions:

  1. Heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Cook the chopped onion until soft and translucent, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add minced garlic, red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, and lemon zest. Cook until the garlic is fragrant, around 30 seconds.
  4. Add shrimp and season with salt and pepper. Sauté for 1-2 minutes on each side until shrimp are just pink.
  5. Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  6. Add lemon juice and sprinkle with fresh parsley before serving. Enjoy!

Cheesy Cauliflower Rice Skillet

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of cauliflower, riced
  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:


  1. Crumble and cook the ground sausage in a skillet over medium heat until browned. Drain any excess fat and remove the sausage from the skillet.



  2. Add the butter to the same skillet and allow it to melt over medium heat.



  3. Stir in the riced cauliflower and garlic salt, cooking for about 5-7 minutes until the cauliflower is tender.



  4. Lower the heat and add the cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, and milk. Stir until everything is melted and well combined.



  5. Return the cooked sausage to the skillet and mix it with the cheesy cauliflower rice.



  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm and enjoy!


Steak and Mushroom Skillet

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound steak (strip, sirloin, or tenderloin)
  • 2 cups mushrooms (sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:


  1. Season the steak: Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of the steak.



  2. Heat the skillet: Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter to a large skillet over medium-high heat.



  3. Cook the steak: Sear the steak on each side for about 4 minutes, or until it reaches your desired level of doneness. Remove steak from the skillet and set aside.



  4. Cook the mushrooms: In the same skillet, add the remaining olive oil and butter. Add the mushrooms and minced garlic. Cook until mushrooms are tender, about 5 minutes.



  5. Combine and serve: Slice the steak and add it back to the skillet with the mushrooms. Mix well and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Serve hot.


Keto Cheeseburger Skillet

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (or cooking spray)
  • 1 pound ground beef (preferably grass-fed)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil.
  2. Add the chopped onion to the skillet and sauté until it starts to become soft, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the ground beef to the skillet. Cook until the meat is browned, breaking it up with a spatula as it cooks.
  4. Stir in the garlic powder, tomato paste, and mustard. Mix well.
  5. Add the cream cheese to the skillet. Stir until the cream cheese is melted and combined with the meat mixture.
  6. Reduce heat to medium. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese over the top. Cover the skillet and let it cook until the cheese is melted.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot and enjoy your Keto Cheeseburger Skillet!

Bacon and Egg Skillet

Ingredients:

  • 4 strips of bacon
  • 4 large eggs
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives (optional)
  • 1 tbsp grated cheese (optional)
  • Fresh herbs (optional)

Instructions:


  1. Cook the bacon: Place the bacon strips in a cold skillet. Turn the heat to medium and cook until crispy, flipping as needed. Remove bacon and set aside on paper towels.



  2. Prepare the skillet: Reduce heat to medium-low. Keep the bacon grease in the skillet for added flavor. Be cautious as it may splatter.



  3. Cook the eggs: Crack the eggs into the hot skillet. Let them cook for about 15 seconds before stirring gently. This helps prevent sticking and allows the eggs to start setting.



  4. Add toppings: If desired, sprinkle with salt, pepper, chives, or grated cheese as the eggs cook. Cook until the eggs reach your preferred doneness.



  5. Combine: Crumble the cooked bacon and sprinkle it over the eggs in the skillet.



  6. Serve: Transfer to plates and garnish with fresh herbs if desired. Enjoy your hearty keto-friendly meal!


Zucchini Noodle Carbonara

Ingredients

  • 3 medium zucchinis (spiralized into noodles)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 4 slices cooked bacon (crumbled)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley (chopped)

Instructions


  1. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, Parmesan cheese, and black pepper.



  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant.



  3. Add the zucchini noodles to the skillet. Cook for about 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.



  4. Push the zucchini noodles to one side of the skillet. Pour the egg mixture into the other side. Let it cook for a few seconds until the edges start to set.



  5. Quickly combine the zucchini noodles with the egg mixture using a spatula. Stir continuously to coat the noodles evenly.



  6. Add the heavy cream and bacon to the skillet. Stir until everything is well-mixed and heated through.



  7. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with fresh parsley before serving.


Keto Chicken Alfredo Skillet

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken breast, cut into cubes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions:


  1. Heat Oil:
    Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the avocado oil or olive oil.



  2. Cook Chicken:
    Season the chicken cubes with salt and black pepper. Add the chicken to the skillet. Cook until the chicken is browned and cooked through, about 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.



  3. Prepare Garlic:
    Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside. In the same skillet, add butter and minced garlic. Cook until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.



  4. Add Cream:
    Reduce the heat to medium. Slowly pour in the heavy cream. Stir continuously and let it warm up, but do not let it boil.



  5. Melt Cheese:
    Gradually add the grated parmesan cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth.



  6. Combine:
    Add the cooked chicken back into the skillet. Stir to coat the chicken with the Alfredo sauce. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until everything is heated through.


Enjoy your delicious Keto Chicken Alfredo Skillet!

Benjamin Happy Muncher

Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.