If you live by the motto “bacon makes everything better!” then you’ll be happy to know bacon is great and commonly found in low-carb diets such as the popular keto diet. Really though, how many other diets out there encourage you to eat bacon?-Craziness!
Bacon is well known for its salty and savory flavor, and it can be incorporated into many recipes including breakfast, lunch, dinner and even dessert. Living the low-carb life can be easy when you get to eat your favorite foods all day long and feel good about it! For all the bacon lovers out there, make sure to get it in bulk because these bacon keto recipes are going to blow your mind and you’ll be making them non-stop!
Along with bacon another encouraged food while on the keto diet is, cheese. Yes, ooey-gooey oh-so-delicious cheese. If that didn’t get you excited then let’s take it up a notch. These cheese sticks are wrapped in salty bacon that makes a stretchy cheesy delicious bite.
The trick to ensure you don’t end up with a mound of melted cheese is to use packaged pre-cooked bacon so that the slices of bacon can easily wrap around the cheese as well as cut down on the cooking time. This recipe is so easy, only 2 ingredients kind of easy, and you’ll have perfect keto-approved snacks ready swiftly.
https://kirbiecravings.com/bacon-wrapped-cheese-sticks PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: KIRBIE CRAVINGS
Traditional white potato french fries are frowned upon the keto diet for being too carby, but do not worry, here is your crave-worthy alternative! The pickle fries are a great substitute because they are still filling and offer a whole new flavor to regular fries that won’t have you missing the old kind anyway.
This recipe is another easy 2-ingredient deal that is perfect for appetizers or served as a sized with your favorite keto meal. The dill pickles give the fries a crunchy bite and tangy flavor while the bacon satisfies your savory craving.
https://mymontanakitchen.com/2017/11/28/bacon-pickle-fries/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MY MONTANA KITCHEN
Are you missing your potato chip binges that used to be your late night snacking habit? Then this recipe has got you covered. The bacon parmesan crisps are great for snacking on their own or dipped into a keto-friendly dip. You could even serve them as a side dish with dinner.
These crisps are crunchy, crispy and cheesy in every single bite. From prep time to cooking time these crisps only take 10 minutes to make. You will feel good about indulging in a delicious diet-approved food and better yet your kids will love these too.
https://tornadoughalli.com/bacon-parmesan-crisps/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: TORNADOUGH ALLI
Fat bombs & bites are growing in popularity with the keto diet because it’s a great way to stock up on extra fats in a small yet satisfying way. These fat bites have loads of fat from avocado, hard boiled egg, mayo, and butter.
The fat bites are seasoned with bold tastes of pepper, zesty lime juice and then rolled into salty bacon bits. It sounds crazy to consume all that fat in one breakfast snack but go ahead, eat your heart out because on this diet you can. These breakfast bacon fat bites will keep you fulfilled all morning long.
https://asimplepantry.com/breakfast-bacon-fat-bombs/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: A SIMPLE PANTRY
Chicken tenders are often a household dinner staple, especially the breaded kind. It is clear that on the Keto diet breaded chicken tenders are a definite no-go. Alas, you have these lovely bacon wrapped chicken tenders instead.
Bacon makes everything better, remember! These two-ingredient tenders take only 5 minutes to prep and that’s definitely the kind of easy we all need in our lives. This recipe also comes with a homemade ranch dip that pairs really well with these chicken tenders, they’ll be gobbled up in no time. Not to mention, kids will love this recipe just as much!
https://joyfilledeats.com/bacon-wrapped-chicken-tenders/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: JOY FILLED EATS
What makes this recipe so awesome is that it starts with what you think is an ordinary meatloaf and then infuses it with sharp flavors of cheese. This recipe goes from bronze to gold with the layers of bacon that are wrapped around the meatloaf.
Classic meatloaf is often baked in a bread pan or the like but this bacon wrapped meatloaf recipe gets a unique look with a bundt pan. The bacon makes this meatloaf extra special with flavor but also serves a practical purpose, it will help keep your meatloaf moist. This low-carb meal is so satisfying and filling and if you’re lucky enough to have leftovers you’ll want to re-heat this meal for lunch all week.
https://www.mypcoskitchen.com/cheese-stuffed-bacon-wrapped-bundt-meatloaf-2/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MY PCOS KITCHEN
Bacon plays a special role in this breakfast recipe. It serves as a perfect edible cup for these delicious eggs. These cups are full of protein and even great for on-the-go mornings and if you live a busy lifestyle on the go breakfasts are definitely what you need.
Following, if you like make-ahead recipes you’ll love this. They store well in the fridge for a couple days and even freeze well. You’ll want to make bulk quantities so you never skip breakfast again.
https://www.seasonalcravings.com/bacon-and-egg-cups/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SEASONAL CRAVINGS
Pinwheels are often served at parties or showers as finger foods but they’re also great for quick and easy lunches. While pinwheels might be delicious with their soft tortilla layer, it isn’t keto-friendly. This recipe takes the same idea of pinwheels and makes it low carb by leaving the flour tortilla out completely of the equation.
These pinwheels use deli sliced meat as the “tortilla” and fill it with bacon, cream cheese, homemade ranch seasoning and tart black olives. While all those flavors won’t appease everyone, it’s easily customizable and you can substitute any fillings you like (as long as they’re keto-approved that is).
https://www.730sagestreet.com/low-carb-pinwheels/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: 730 SAGE STREET
Mashed potatoes were my childhood favorite and still are. Their fluffy texture and buttery taste are what I love so much about them. However, potatoes can be very high in carbs which will derail you from your keto diet.
This loaded cauliflower mash will help fulfill your craving for mashed potatoes but, still loaded with buttery flavors and even have sour cream, cheese, and bacon on top which seriously enhances the mild (ok, bland) flavor of cauliflower. The texture will be relatively the same that you won’t even bat an eye at the difference and best yet, the whole family will love this keto-friendly dish.
https://www.evolvingtable.com/loaded-cauliflower-mashed-potatoes/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: EVOLVING TABLE
Chicken caesar salads and wraps are a timeless favorite. It’s popularly loved for its tangy flavors and protein-packed nutrition and almost all ages love this meal. This casserole takes on the flavors you love about chicken caesar salad or caesar wraps and makes it into a casserole. Don’t forget the bacon, what is caesar salad without bacon, right?
It can be made easily ahead and even in a crockpot, if you wish, which makes this meal a great option for busy weeknights. It remains low-carb as well as completely grain-free and gluten-free. Even if you aren’t on the keto diet or if you’re the only one in your family on the diet everyone will be more than happy to eat it.
https://joyfilledeats.com/bacon-chicken-caesar-casserole/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: JOY FILLED EATS
Spaghetti squash is so great because once it’s been cooked by roasting, microwaving or slow cooking it in a crockpot, it will always turn out the same. Cooked Spaghetti squash has a string-like texture that mimics spaghetti making the perfect substitute for pasta, especially on a low-carb diet.
Spaghetti squash is quite flavorless on its own which allows you to make the seasonings and other ingredients that are added to be the star of the show. In this recipe, it’s definitely the bacon and parmesan making a salty and savory delicious meal.
https://www.skinnytaste.com/spaghetti-squash-with-bacon-and-parmesan/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SKINNY TASTE
If you only use bacon for breakfast, lunch or dinner let me stop you right there. This favorite food just got even better because it can be added to dessert too- say what! Yes, you read that right, dessert, and you’ll love it too.
It’s important to find diet-approved desserts because there’s nothing worse than having a sweet tooth craving and then breaking your diet for that moment of weakness. This bacon pecan brittle stays low-carb which means it’s keto-approved and it will definitely quench your sweet tooth craving.
http://www.resolutioneats.com/blog/low-carb-bacon-pecan-brittle?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes&utm_term=282920400_6772449_229223 PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: RESOLUTION EATS
This recipe is a relatively simple method but shouldn’t be neglected. BLT sandwiches are a classic and have been around for a long time. This sandwich gives you fresh flavors of ripe tomatoes, lettuce and adds savory bacon to the mix to make it the best of both worlds.
So skip the bread and make your next BLT with lettuce wraps instead to keep you in line with your keto diet. It is super easy to throw together and makes a perfect quick lunch or light dinner.
http://jackieshappyplate.com/blt-lettuce-wraps-the-best-late-summer-meal/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: JACKIES HAPPY PLATE
Loaded nachos might just be the most popular food ordered at a restaurant, especially as an appetizer. It’s a giant plate full of delicious food that a whole table can share. When you choose to take on the keto-diet those favorite nachos of yours are no longer accepted.
Don’t give up on a beloved food choice like nachos because you can experience them in a whole new way. This recipe makes a carby-meal like nachos and makes them carb-less. All that’s in this dish is chicken tenders, ooey-gooey cheese and bacon to make it amazing. You’ll experience the same flavors we love about nachos but without the carbs!
http://realfoodbydad.com/texas-chicken-nachos/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: REAL FOOD BY DAD
Grilling food is one of my favorite methods of cooking because it adds flavor to the food that a stove-top can’t. There’s something about a smokey or bbq flavor that can really make the other flavors in the food really come out and shine. This bacon wrapped chicken is no different. Grilling these bacon wrapped chicken breasts give them a crispy outer layer and perfect flavor.
Guacamole can be used more than a dip it can be used to enhance the flavors of something like chicken. The guacamole and bacon help prevent the chicken from drying out during the cooking process. Don’t forget to added shredded cheese on top for an added cheesy taste.
https://www.closetcooking.com/2015/07/bacon-wrapped-guacamole-stuffed-chicken.html PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: CLOSET COOKING
Another dessert recipe all about bacon? I know what you’re thinking, can this get any better? Donut speciality shops are on the rise and getting the perfect Instagram-worthy donut is all the rage. These maple bacon doughnuts are not only Instagram-worthy but you don’t have to go to a special donut shop to get it.
The maple and bacon flavors help balance each other out which gives you a perfect balance of sweet and salty. It also remains low-carb, this keeps getting better! Yes, you can have donuts on your keto-diet, and dreams really do come true.
http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/1041901/low-carb-maple-bacon-donuts PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SHE KNOWS
When picnic season rolls around you might have a hard time deciphering what salad to bring that keeps you in line with your keto diet. No need to worry, because this bacon cheddar broccoli salad is just what you need.
It has a little bit of everything, from the crunchy broccoli to the soft cheesy bites and delicious bacon. The cheese and bacon offer more than flavor, it’s protein-packed too. I’m sure you already know how much of a powerhouse broccoli is so there is no question there why you should have it! This salad is a delicious dish that can make the perfect addition to a potluck whether any other guests follow the keto diet or not.
https://www.homemadefoodjunkie.com/bacon-cheddar-broccoli-salad/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: HOMEMADE FOOD JUNKIE
Scones are awesome because they can be eaten for breakfast, for snacking and pair great with tea. Traditional scones may not be encouraged on the keto diet but these sure are.
In this recipe, almond flour and coconut flour helps keep the scones low-carb. The seasonings, mozzarella cheese, and bacon are what give them flavor. Scones can be enjoyed in a variety of flavors, more often as a sweet treat but this scone is a savory treat. They also happen to be easy to make and will be ready within 3o minutes.
http://www.primaverakitchen.com/low-carb-bacon-and-cheese-scones/#recipe PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: PRIMAVERA KITCHEN
If you’re a true mushroom lover then you’ll love this low-carb dish. It is literally just mushrooms and bacon and the rest is seasoning, delicious! It’s super simple to make and takes next to no time at all.
The trick to this recipe is to roast the mushrooms first, this makes them nice and crispy and then you’ll want to toss them in tasty butter. This recipe makes an excellent side dish but you could also add in chicken bites and transform it into a wholesome meal.
https://www.mypcoskitchen.com/roasted-buttery-mushrooms/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MY PCOS KITCHEN
If you hold back from eating breakfast because you’re stuck eating the same old boring thing then it’s time to put a stop to that. This recipe will spark your love for breakfast all over again all the while staying within the restrictions of your keto diet.
This is a great make-ahead meal that can store in the fridge for several days which means there are no more excuses for skipping breakfast! To get your fat content in you’ll definitely want to top off these low-carb waffles with eggs and bacon you could even add some avocado slices to increase your healthy fats consumption even more! Your whole family will love this too.
https://www.sugarfreemom.com/recipes/low-carb-cloud-bread-cheddar-waffles/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SUGAR FREE MOM