When cold weather hits, there's nothing better than cozying up with a classic comfort food recipe. Just because you eat low carb or keto doesn't mean you have to give up your go-to fall or winter comfort foods.
This list of 40 low carb keto comfort food recipes provides all of your classic American comfort food favorites but with a low carb twist. Whether you want mac 'n cheese, chicken pot pie, chili, lasagna, pizza, or something sweet. This keto comfort food collection will inspired you to get into the kitchen.
What are the BEST comfort foods?
According to The Food Network, the most popular comfort food amongst Americans is...pizza. No surprise there!
But there are almost too many to choose from! Some of the top comfort food options include:
- Chicken Noodle Soup
- Mac 'n cheese
- Fried Chicken
- Mashed Potatoes
- Grilled cheese
You might be thinking that being on a low carb or keto diet excludes you from enjoying these comfort food favorites--think again. I've curated a list of 40 of the best easy keto comfort food recipes that includes a low carb version of just about everything on that list!
40 Best Low Carb Keto Comfort Food Recipes
A collection of 40 of the best low carb and keto comfort food recipes to keep you warm and cozy all winter long!
Baked Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese Casserole
Nothing screams comfort food more than mac 'n cheese! This low carb and keto-friendly baked cheesy cauliflower has all the gooey, cheesy goodness of the traditional recipe but with no pasta.
Crispy Keto Pizza Crust
No matter the season, pizza ranks high on the comfort food list. Also known as Fathead dough, this keto pizza crust is thin, crispy, and a perfect substitute for a traditional wheat-based dough. Top with your favorites!
The BEST Low Carb Keto Meatloaf Recipe
This keto low carb meatloaf recipe is EASY to make, using common ingredients + quick prep. It comes out tender and juicy, with a simple glaze.
Keto Classic Baked Cake Donuts
For me, donuts are the ultimate comfort food! If you are missing donuts on a low carb diet, this Keto Classic Baked Cake Donuts recipe is a delicious, easy at-home version to satisfy your craving.
Instant Pot Loaded Cauliflower Soup
This creamy cauliflower soup is rich and satisfying, and it takes only a few short minutes to make in your Instant Pot! Low carb comfort food at its finest.
Low Carb Chicken Pot Pie Casserole
Classic comfort food, this Low Carb Keto Chicken Pot Pie is a delicious casserole your entire family will love. Chunks of chicken with veggies, herbs, and a creamy cauliflower sauce topped with a flaky almond flour pie crust is the kind of hearty dinner that you won’t want to miss. No one will ever believe this is low carb!
No Noodle Keto Lasagna
A low carb, keto-friendly adaptation of lasagna, this no noodle version features sliced chicken as protein noodles instead.
Easy Low Carb Spaghetti Casserole
Keto Spaghetti Casserole is the ultimate comfort food. It has layers of browned meat, spaghetti squash, marinara sauce, and four kinds of cheese.
Best Instant Pot Roast with Gravy - Keto and Low Carb
Mouth-watering pot roast made in your Instant Pot then smothered in gravy; so tender you can cut it with a fork! Pot Roast isn’t just for weekends anymore!
Cheesy Chicken Bacon Broccoli Casserole
This easy week-night low carb casserole is enough to serve a crowd or provide plenty of left-overs to make your busy week a breeze. This is one of our FAVORITE winter meals!
Low Carb Keto Apple Crisp
Apple pie is a favorite comfort food, so why not try this low carb Apple Crisp?
Low Carb Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Low Carb Broccoli Cheddar Soup is a hearty keto-friendly soup that the whole family will love! This gluten-free broccoli soup is loaded with cheddar cheese and easy to make comfort food for those chilly nights.
Easy Low Carb Cheeseburger Soup
Nothing beats a bowl of soup in the winter. If you're having a busy day or week, then Easy Low Carb Cheeseburger Soup will revive your soul with just one pot, 30 minutes and maybe a little bacon.
Low Carb Shrimp and Cheesy Cauliflower Grits
Cheesy grits soothe the soul. Spicy and smokey, this Shrimp and Cauliflower "Grits" recipe is adapted from the traditional Cajun recipe for a easy, low carb meal.
Easy Keto Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
This comforting Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole is easy to assemble and is a constant crowd favorite.
Grandma's Chicken Zoodle Soup
Nothing comforts better than Chicken Soup. Just like Grandma used to make, load this home-style Chicken Zoodle Soup with zucchini noodles and save big on carbs!
Loaded Cauliflower Casserole
Ultimate low carb comfort food! Creamy cauliflower smothered in cheese, bacon, and green onions. What's not to love?
Keto Biscuits and Gravy
Super easy keto biscuits piled high with keto sausage gravy…makes a delicious and filling breakfast. The biscuits are filled with cheddar cheese and are really easy to make. The keto sausage gravy only requires 4 ingredients!
Keto BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole
This easy low carb keto bacon cheeseburger casserole features a BBQ bacon and ground beef layer smothered with a cheesy shredded radish “hashbrown” layer. Top with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and your favorite sauce, and you have the perfect bunless cheeseburger in casserole form.
Spicy Cauliflower Soup
Spicy cauliflower soup is the definition of pure comfort food. It is rich, creamy, and has just the right amount of heat to warm you up and make you feel cozy!
Low Carb Mexican Chorizo Casserole
You'll never miss the tortillas with this low carb Mexican-style casserole. A hearty and simple weeknight low carb dinner featuring cauliflower rice, chorizo, zucchini, mushrooms, and a spicy chipotle sauce.
Baked Sausage with Creamy Basil Sauce
This easy 5 ingredient main dish features Italian sausage in a creamy basil pesto sauce. It preps in minutes for a warm comforting dinner the whole family will love.
Keto Cinnamon Rolls
Nothing beats the smell of cinnamon! Whether you're enjoying them as an afternoon treat or as part of a weekend breakfast, these keto cinnamon rolls will blow your mind. They're soft, chewy, fluffy and utterly delicious... yet without all the carbs and sugar of regular cinnamon rolls.
Spinach Artichoke Cauliflower Casserole
Rich, creamy, and cheesy, this cauliflower side dish combines spinach artichoke dip with a mac 'n cheese style casserole. The perfect low carb comfort food!
Low Carb Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff
This Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff recipe might be the best beef stroganoff you've ever had! Ready and on the table in 35 minutes. It's creamy, rich, and best of all, it's gluten-free low carb and keto friendly!
Low Carb Middle Eastern Shepherd's Pie
A delicious, healthy Middle Eastern twist on the traditional Low Carb Shepherd’s Pie topped with a goat cheese mashed cauliflower crust. Filling and hearty, this Shepherd’s pie features ground lamb, radishes, butternut squash, tomatoes, and spinach.
Keto & Paleo Chicken Parmesan
This Easy One-Skillet Keto & Paleo Chicken Parmesan is your perfect Italian comfort food fix. It features lightly breaded chicken that's crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, then covered in a homemade cheesy red sauce on top of zucchini or gluten-free noodles.
Low Carb Chicken Tamale Pie
Low Carb Chicken Tamale Pie is a hearty casserole that the whole family will love! Grain-free almond flour cornbread is topped with a homemade red enchilada sauce, shredded chicken, and mounds of cheese for the perfect low carb twist on this classic recipe.
Low Carb Chicken and Waffles
Chicken and waffles? Now that IS comfort food. With this low carb version, there's never a bad time to treat yourself! Enjoy this tasty dish without any guilt!
Roasted Garlic Goat Cheese Mashed Cauliflower
Mashed potatoes are absolutely comfort food, but not when you are on a keto diet! This Roasted Garlic & Goat Cheese Mashed Cauliflower is the ultimate in creamy, savory side dishes. If you’re eating low carb or keto, or simply want to switch it up, you won’t miss the potatoes in this luxurious version of the classic comfort food.
Crispy & Saucy Keto Chicken Wings Recipes
Don't forget about chicken wings! With so many different sauces, you'll find a flavor that fits your foodie mood.
Three Cheese Bacon Brussels Sprouts Gratin
Three Cheese Bacon Brussels Sprouts Gratin is the ultimate in indulgent vegetable side dishes. Featuring three different cheeses, crispy bacon, and walnuts, this casserole is the perfect accompaniment for your next fall dinner or holiday meal.
Keto Chili Mac
Can't have a list of comfort foods without mentioning chili. This keto Chili Mac will keep you cozy all winter long.
Low Carb Jalapeno Popper Casserole
This naturally gluten-free, low carb keto chicken jalapeno popper casserole makes the perfect dinner or appetizer! This easy chicken recipe is so delicious everyone will ask for seconds.
Instant Pot Keto Green Bean Casserole
Green Bean Casserole is a comfort food classic, regardless of it having holiday connections. This warming dish satisfies every time, and this low carb version ensures you stay on track.
Keto Chicken and Dumplings
Keto chicken and dumplings is the perfect dish when you’re craving comfort food without the carbs. Shredded chicken in a rich and creamy sauce combined with low carb almond flour dumplings is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser!
BEST Crispy Keto Fried Chicken Recipe
Fried chicken always makes the cut for best comfort food. Crispy, flaky and juicy keto fried chicken fried to absolute perfection using the BEST low carb breading recipe out there. This low carb fried chicken recipe is entirely grain free, gluten free, nut free and pork free.
Cheesy Low Carb Keto Cornbread with Jalapenos
This low carb keto cornbread fits easily into a low carb lifestyle without sacrificing taste or texture. Though this cornbread doesn’t contain any corn, you’d never know it.
Easy Low Carb Keto Beef Stew Recipe
Beef Stew is the perfect winter comfort food recipe. This easy keto beef stew recipe takes just 10 minutes to prep, with a secret ingredient that tastes like potatoes. Low carb beef stew is rich and hearty - without the carbs!
Shrimp Chowder with Chipotle
Any time of year is the perfect time for this amazingly flavorful Shrimp Chowder with Chipotle. Are you a chipotle fan? Add more if you like it SPICY!
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