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Most of us love the grilling season, from the smells of cooking meat to the warmth of the sun to being surrounded by friends, family, and delicious food. However, those following a keto diet may find themselves groaning when grilling season rolls around.
It can be difficult being on a keto diet. Sometimes, you just don’t know what to do when it comes to family cookouts.
Most of the bread is too high carb to eat, most of the side dishes like pasta salads are also too high carb, and you can be left feeling hungry and miserable.
Luckily for you, we know exactly how to stop that from happening! We have a list of wonderful low-carb recipes that make for delicious keto side dishes for a BBQ cookout. Read on to find your perfect side dish so you can enjoy your keto summer!
Keto Side Dish Recipes for BBQ
First on our list of keto recipes are keto stuffed peppers, and who doesn’t love those? Some people consider stuffed peppers to be an ideal starter, but we think they’re perfect as a BBQ side dish, and we think you will too!
You can choose a variety of foods within the keto diet to stuff the peppers, but we love using a combination of cauliflower and beef. Don’t forget to season your food!
Find the recipe here!
When it comes to the keto diet, butternut squash is an often overlooked ingredient. However, with just 10 net grams per 100 grams, we think it should be at the top of your list!
The best thing about butternut squash is that it works well with both sweet and savory flavors, so it’s an extremely versatile ingredient.
When it comes to BBQs, we think to blend brown sugar swerve and cinnamon for the best possible results (that works a-mazingly with grilled steak!)
You can find the recipe here!
Tasty. Healthy. Light. We think this coleslaw will quickly become a favorite keto recipe for both those who follow a ketogenic diet and those who don’t! It is important to have a few light dishes to pair with the heavy, rich meats at a family cookout. One that we think this keto coleslaw should definitely be on your list!
Coleslaw is super easy and quick to make because it only requires a handful of ingredients, making it a great last-minute option if you want to tie your BBQ meal together.
If you want to try your hand at making keto coleslaw, then you can find the recipe here!
Calling all mushroom lovers and haters alike, you’re going to want to try some of these! You will love the combination of sausage, onion, and cheese packed in a bite-sized ‘shroom.
In fact, sausage stuffed mushrooms are one of our favorite keto recipes. They are full of flavor, protein, and best of all, there is only 1 net carb per serving. Perfect for fulfilling your keto needs!
The recipe calls for stuffing the mushrooms with cream cheese, but you can use cheddar cheese or any cheese you like!
If you want to try this fan-favorite keto recipe, then you can find the recipe here!
What you consider to be a delicious, low-carb snack, we consider the ideal keto side dish for your next family cookout!
This recipe is super easy to make, and with only 0.5 average net carbs, you’ll want to eat them all the time! Another great thing about this recipe is that there are actually 4 recipes to choose from!
Do you like your deviled eggs with sriracha? Or, perhaps you prefer them with avocado? These recipes have it all, and we know you won’t be disappointed!
You can find the deviled eggs recipes by clicking the link here.
If you’ve been following a keto diet for some time, then you might be missing your favorite potato salads right about now. We totally get it, and that’s why we think this delicious side dish would be perfect for your next keto BBQ!
This cauliflower ‘potato’ salad only contains 2.5 net carbs per serving, and you can pair it with a loaded jalapeno burger or BBQ chicken wings for cookout perfection.
If you want to eat this cauliflower potato salad at your next family BBQ, then you can find the recipe here.
Our next keto-friendly side is the bacon-wrapped jalapeno popper! Jalapeno poppers are a quintessential keto side dish, and they are even better when wrapped head to toe in some tasty bacon!
You can make this keto recipe on the BBQ, or you can put them in the air fryer while you wait for your burgers or another low-carb recipe to finish grilling. Either way, they’re sure to be the talk of the cookout!
You can find the recipe for bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers by clicking the link here!
Not quite a side dish but important to a summer cookout nonetheless! If you love to cover your favorite meat recipes in BBQ sauce, then this low-carb BBQ sauce is a must-have tool for your keto arsenal.
This homemade BBQ sauce recipe is the right balance of flavors, it’s smoky, it’s rich, and it’s absolutely delicious! Not only that, but this recipe replaces the sugar traditionally used in BBQ sauce with maple syrup, which really makes it stand out!
This low-carb BBQ sauce recipe requires only 8 ingredients, and tastes great!
While following a keto diet during grilling season can be difficult, we hope that these tasty keto recipes will be a game-changer for your next family cookout and will allow you to enjoy your keto summer!
Serve these delicious side dishes, and will have both those following a keto diet and those who love their carbs craving their next serving!