And here we are! We’ve spent ages scouring the web, testing, tasting and testing again – and we’ve come up with our TOP 10 VEGETARIAN KETO RECIPES!
To even be considered for this list of veggie exclusives, recipes have got to be quick, tasty and naturally vegetarian and suitable for the ketogenic diet.
Generally, those on the ketogenic diet try to consume to no more than 20g-50g carbs per day. Usually, after a couple of days – or up to three or four days – you’ll enter ‘ketosis’.
This is when the body starts to break down fat and protein for energy – as it suddenly has no (or few) carbs to use, as it normally would.
However – it is not always easy to maintain – especially for vegetarians. The keto diet tends to lean very heavily on meat and fish – vegetarian keto recipes are few and far between.
We would always advise speaking to a doctor before embarking on any type of new diet or lifestyle.
So without further ado –
Here they are – the best vegetarian keto recipe for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
A vegetarian keto breakfast isn’t always easy to come by – well, it wasn’t anyway. Now it certainly is! Our faves are:
Low Carb Cream Cheese PancakesCheck out the recipe here
Bonus: very easy, quick and super-tasty 🙂
2.7 g carbohydrates per serving
The 2 ingredient Low Carb Cream Cheese Pancakes. Just mix eggs and cream cheese to get delicious low carb, high taste pancakes. Ready in 10 minutes.
Low Carb Breakfast Egg Muffins (25 Minutes, Vegetarian)Check out the recipe here
Bonus: quick and nutritious breakfast, very delicious!
4 g carbohydrates per serving
Delicious and Healthy Breakfast Egg Muffins. Simple recipe, great taste. Low carb and high in protein. Perfect as a full meal or filling snack.
We all need a good lunch and these are our favourite current vegetarian keto lunches. Yummy!
Tomato Mushroom Spaghetti SquashCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 40 minutes (just 10 minutes to prepare)
Recipe by: WhataGirlEats
Bonus: tasty and full of health benefits, can be stored for a while in the fridge
Tomato Mushroom Spaghetti Squash is a delicious Whole30 recipe. Whether you eat Whole30 or not, it’s a light, healthy alternative to pasta.
Low-carb PizzaCheck out the recipe here
Bonus: real, lush pizza taste!
13 g carbohydrates per serving – including toppings and crust!
Everybody loves pizza, don’t they? They do if it’s low-carb! A real treat – the popular dish made low-carb. Who says veggie ketos have to miss out?
Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower CasseroleCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 48 minutes (just 15 minutes to prepare)
Recipe by: BrooklynFarmGirl
Bonus: simple ingredients, easy to make, delicious high protein meal
BAKED Cheddar Cheese Cauliflower Casserole recipe! This Loaded Cauliflower Cheese Bake is vegetarian and easy to make. This low carb, keto casserole can be either a side dish or a main dish!
These dinners may look complicated – but they’re not. With quick prep times you throw them together and let heat do the rest. Dinner is ready!
Low-Carb Spinach and Cheese Pie
Bonus: healthy and delicious, full of health benefits, can be stored for a while in the fridge
7 g carbohydrates per serving
This low-carb pie that’s keto-friendly is incredibly tasty – and the best thing – it takes only five minutes to prep! Seriously!
- 8.8 oz spinach (8.8 oz = 250g) (if frozen, let defrost)
- 5 eggs
- 1.5 cup cheddar cheese (1 cup = 125g)
- 2 tomatoes
- ½ tsp garlic powder (or garlic salt)
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp basil (dried is also fine)
- 1 tbsp oregano (dried is also fine)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp olive oil (for greasing the tray)
- Preheat the oven to 200°C/390°F.
- Beat the eggs in a large bowl.
- Add the garlic, nutmeg, onion powder, salt and pepper.
- Grate the cheese.
- Give it all a stir then mix in the spinach and cheese.
- Make sure everything is thoroughly coated in egg and spice mix.
- Pour into a 9 inch pie tin (grease with a little oil first), spread it evenly and get it in the oven!
- Slice the tomatoes.
- After about 20 minutes of cooking, take out the pie and layer the tomatoes on top.
- Cook for another 15-20 mins.
- When ready, sprinkle on the basil, oregano and a little more salt and pepper.
- Done! Serve, and enjoy.
The Perfect Omelette (7 Min, Vegetarian)Check out the recipe here
Bonus: mega quick, perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
1 g carbohydrates per serving
Just eggs in this deliciously simple and perfect natural omelette. Omelettes the way they should be. Vegetarian, healthy and ready in 7 minutes.
It shows vegetarian keto recipes certainly don’t need to be complicated!
Three Cheese Melanzane Parmigiana (Eggplant Parmesan)Check out the recipe here
Ready in: 70 minutes (just 30 minutes to prepare)
Recipe by: EmmaEatSandExplores
Bonus: nutritious and extremely delicious, can be stored for a while in the fridge
This is such a great dinner party dish which is why I make it in such huge portions. Also it freezes amazingly well so it’s a great one to make more than you need and freeze the extra portions for another night.
A quick note on this one – some Parmesan cheeses are not vegetarian because they contain rennet. In the US they’re usually fine, but unfortunately (and due to EU law), European Parmesan must be made the ‘traditional’ way – i.e with Rennet. Just ask at your cheese counter if you’re not sure. Many other hard cheeses will suffice, and are rennet-free.
Lemon Garlic Butter Spaghetti SquashCheck out the recipe here
Ready in: 50 minutes (just 5 minutes to prepare)
Recipe by: ElkeLiving
Bonus: simple ingredients, quick preparation, very delicious 🙂
Whether you are low-carb or looking to increase your vegetables, you’ll love this spaghetti squash dish.
Need a keto snack or something to get you in the mood for main course? This is our go-to.
Vegetarian Mushroom SoupCheck out the recipe here
Bonus: simple and healthy ingredients, quick and extremely delicious, can be stored for a while in the fridge
10.9 g carbohydrates per serving
Vegetarian Mushroom Soup – Quick, Creamy, Delicious. We sort out the myths from the facts to make sure you get a great soup each and every time.
This brings up to the end of our Top Ten Vegetarian Keto Ideas, we hope you enjoy them!
Are you looking for more weight-loss recipes? We have a whole load right over here as well. They’re not all keto, but they’re all delicious. Have a browse!