These 3-ingredient keto recipes are perfect for times when you find yourself hungry, but haven’t exactly had the chance to restock your pantry or for when you don’t have the energy to prep a whole bunch.
Not only are these gastronomic creations low in carbs, they also taste amazing despite only requiring minimal time, effort, and ingredients to make.
We’ve got 3-ingredient low carb recipes from desserts to snacks, and even appetizers that can double as a quick lunch. Everybody wins!
10 common keto pantry staples
When you’re cooking low carb (or any diet for that matter), you’re going to want to have certain ingredients handy in order to avoid eating food that would be against the diet guidelines.
So, what are the usual ingredients that should be readily available in your kitchen to make these 3-ingredient keto recipes at home?
- keto-friendly flour (e.g. coconut flour, ground sunflower seed meal, almond flour)
- sugar-free sweeteners (e.g. monkfruit sweetener, stevia, erythritol)
- oils (e.g. avocado oil, coconut oil, olive oil)
- packed protein (e.g. canned tuna, pepperoni, bacon, etc.)
- nut or seed spreads (e.g. no sugar added sunbutter, almond butter, or peanut butter)
10 super easy yet tasty 3-ingredient keto recipes
These 3-ingredient low carb recipes require minimal preparation and are ready in less than an hour, making them a good choice for keto meal preppers and beginners.
Photo & Recipe Courtesy of Real Balanced
Eggs and bacon are the ultimate breakfast food. Not only do they taste great together, but they’re also perfect for fueling your body and keeping it in the state of ketosis.
This bacon and egg breakfast muffin recipe is great for those of you who like to meal prep without breaking the bank. It’s one of the easiest 3-ingredient keto recipes you can make that stores in the fridge for a whole week.
Plus, it’s compliant with most diets so that makes it even easier for everybody!
Photo & Recipe Courtesy of Coot At Home Mom
Okay, so maybe you like your eggs on the sunnier side… we’ve got just the 3-ingredient recipe for you!!
These prosciutto egg cups are perfect to enjoy on its own OR if you’re feeling extra, then you can totally top it with some fresh avocado slices for the full upscale restaurant effect – but you know, minus the outrageous bill and while in the comforts of your own home!
Photo & Recipe Courtesy of Wholesome Yum
Let’s be clear, I love bacon-wrapped anything and these baked morsels just call out my name every time. Now, this dish takes ingredients that’s commonly found in your fridge and turns it into a mouthful of savory goodness. As if that’s not enough, it also only takes 30 minutes to whip up a batch… and yes, that’s from start to finish!!
These would make a wonderful quick meal and are easy to store in the fridge for later eats. Tasty and convenient – a logical choice!
Photo & Recipe Courtesy of Low Carb Yum
If you’ve decided to start incorporating more greens into your keto-friendly meals, then this prosciutto wrapped asparagus cream cheese dish would make a fine yet easy keto dinner option or as yet another delightful appetizer.
It’s a cinch to make and, honestly, asparagus tastes so much better this way! You get to enjoy the nice crunch from the asparagus, the creaminess from the cheese, and then top it off with the salty yet flavorful prosciutto – absolute heaven.
Photo & Recipe Courtesy of Lowcarb-Nocarb
I used to miss chips and every other snack when I first started going on the keto diet, but that thought didn’t last long because there’s just so many ways you can get creative while you’re on keto.
See, not everything needs to be fried to turn into something crispy and crunchy. These cheese bacon chips, for instance, aren’t as complicated to make as they look! You just need to grate the cheese, shape it into a circle, top it with bacon, and bake.
Only takes 20 minutes to make and has a 24-piece yield. A serving is equivalent to 4 pieces of chips.
Photo & Recipe Courtesy of Divalicious Recipes
Want to make a keto-friendly snack, but only have a microwave at home? That’s no problem! You can try making these microwaved keto nachos, instead.
They’re super cheesy and crispy. It’s also pretty inexpensive compared to the ones on this list since it only takes 1 ingredient and 7 minutes to make these.
This recipe would actually be a great emergency “easy keto snack” for when you’ve run out of other low carb food to munch on.
Photo & Recipe Courtesy of Real Balanced
I know you’ve been itching to get to the 3 ingredient keto desserts, so let’s start with one that doubles as a fantastic energy source and a tasty midday snack!
Now, if you haven’t had fat bombs before and feel a bit intimidated, this is an even simpler way of making them. You’ll need monkfruit sweetener, cream cheese, and sunbutter – easy peasy!
Photo & Recipe Courtesy of Kasey Trenum
Up next on our 3-ingredient easy keto desserts, we have these luscious chocolate macadamia clusters.
It’s too bad I can’t have these (because nut allergies), but for those of you who have no nut intolerance, you’ll be delighted to know that macadamias are easily one of the most keto-friendly nut out there. So, if you’re up for a new chocolatey and nutty dessert, this is a 100% must-try!
Photo & Recipe Courtesy of Whole New Mom
I think we can all agree that the candies we find in the grocery stores are either loaded with sugar or just have some unnecessary ingredients –seriously, why do we even need colors 129, 110, 102, and 133… ugh!
Give it to keto chefs to get in the kitchen and cook up a solution!! These fun and wholesome homemade gummies only have 2g of net carbs and a whopping 6g of protein.
So, if you’re wanting to veer away from the store-bought variety, these would make a fantastic, more nutritious keto-friendly alternative.
Photo & Recipe Courtesy of KimspiredDIY
Before I got diagnosed with nut allergy, I used to bake with almond flour. It’s fragrant and overall makes baked goods taste great. Which is why you can’t go wrong with these keto nutella brownies.
Who doesn’t love a decadent brownie, right? This one is especially phenomenal because the amount of effort you put in will bring you 16 brownie bars!
Just imagine, freshly baked 4g net carb brownies without breaking a sweat? Can’t beat that.