You’re probably looking for some inspiration to come up with your own keto-friendly recipes for Easter. As you know, Easter is just right around the corner.
And just like Christmas and Thanksgiving, it is usually during this time that people gather around and indulge in their favorite treats.
If you’re following a low carb diet like keto, there’s really no need to deprive yourself of your favorite Easter treats. In fact, most of the traditional Easter dishes that you know can be made keto-friendly.
Below is a roundup of some of the most delicious keto-friendly recipes to serve during your Easter dinner. You can gather ideas from this list and come up with your own Keto Easter menu. These recipes might be modified but they are absolutely delicious and no one will notice that they are actually low-carb!
Keto Friendly Recipes For Easter
1. Keto Cranberry Glazed Ham
The classic glazed ham is one of those dishes that are traditionally served during Easter. This Cranberry Glazed Ham from Carolyn at All Day I Dream About Food would make for a great inspiration for a low carb Easter ham.
It makes use of a low carb cranberry glaze that complements the ready cooked ham so well. Plus, it’s less sugary than the traditional glazed ham, yet it’s absolutely tasty and something that everyone will surely love! This recipe makes use of a 4 to 6 lb. cooked ham so it’s perfect if you’re feeding a large crowd.
2. Succulent Keto Slow Cooked Easter Lamb
Lamb is a traditional Easter meal for many cultures. Although the custom has been attributed to Christians making it a symbol of Jesus being the “lamb of God”, it is thought to have its roots in early Passover observances before the birth of Christianity.
This recipe for a leg of lamb done in a slow cooker from Craig Clarke the keto cook behind ruled.me certainly helps to keep the meal fairly stress free. It’s flavored with whole grain mustard, thyme, mint, rosemary and garlic which make for a very tasty dish.
Done this way the lamb is super tender. I love spring lamb so I can’t wait to try it out.
3. Keto Herbed Butter Roasted Chicken
While most of the traditional Easter dinners are centered on a glazed ham, you could have a tasty roasted chicken if just want a simple small family meal. It’s something that everyone will love. Plus, it’s tasty, affordable, and easy to prepare!
This Herbed Butter Roasted Chicken by Kyndra Holley from Peace Love and Low Carb would be a great recipe to try. It’s very flavorful, thanks to the generous amount of butter and seasoning slathered all over the meat. What’s more, the crispy chicken skin will make this dish even more tempting for your guests!
4. Low Carb Cheesy “Potato” Casserole (faux potatoes)
Your Easter dinner menu won’t be complete without some cheesy potatoes to go with your glazed ham or roasted chicken. Since you can’t have real potatoes on your low carb diet, you can use other low-carb alternatives.
This Low Carb Cheesy “Potato” Casserole from Sarah, blogger at My Montana Kitchen, uses daikon radish (aka oriental radish, mooli radish or white radish). This vegetable has a very subtle flavor that is somewhere between the taste of radish and potato.
It’s a cruciferous vegetable and is often used on detox diets as they can help to boost the liver detox enzymes. The mild tasting radish is also said to be good for the kidneys.
This decadent side dish is delicious and creamy, and tastes just like the original cheesy potato recipe!
5. Low Carb Cheddar Bacon Cauliflower “Potato” Salad
A “faux potato” cauliflower salad is another delicious side dish that can go well with your glazed ham or roasted chicken. This Cheddar Bacon Cauliflower Potato Salad by Karly Campbell of That Low Carb Life is loaded with cheddar and crispy bacon.
Both the cheddar cheese and bacon are low in carbs but high in fat, which makes them a perfect fit for your keto diet. While this cauliflower potato salad does not exactly taste like the real potato salad, it is certainly delicious and will surely be a favorite of your guests.
6. Low Carb Braised Cabbage with Goats’ Cheese
You just have to have a green vegetable dish to serve to get those alkaline minerals into you when you’re eating keto style. Cabbage is very low carb and so healthy too.
This braised cabbage recipe with goat’s cheese, hazelnuts and parsley oil is really tasty and takes cabbage to another level. Do give it a try.
7. Easter Low Carb Frittata
Frittatas are egg-based recipes that originated in Italy and are somewhat similar to omelets. Traditionally, the recipe is made with meats, cheeses, vegetables, and eggs.
This Easter Frittata from Martina at Ketodietapp is a great recipe to add to your menu. It’s made with low-carb ingredients, such as goat cheese, asparagus, herbs, pancetta or bacon, and eggs.
It seems like a lot of ingredients when you look at the recipe but it really does not take much time to whip up. What’s more you can binge on this dish without the fear of going out of ketosis.
8. Keto Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms
Both adults and kids will surely love munching on these Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms from Craig Clarke the blogger behind Ruled.me. So if you are looking for some inspirations of a low carb appetizer for Easter, this recipe would be perfect.
They will not take up much of your time to make and will only require four basic ingredients – mushrooms, bacon, cheese, and pesto! Of course, you can always experiment and come up with your own version.
For example, you can use button mushrooms instead of the cremini mushrooms used in this recipe. And if you have more time to spare, consider making your own homemade pesto.
9. Keto Deviled Eggs
The Classic Deviled Eggs are a truly fun Easter recipe that both adults and kids will love. For a low-carb twist, take inspiration from these Keto Egg Deviled Eggs recipe from Mellissa Sevigny over at I Breathe I’m Hungry.
She used these eggs as part of her keto egg fast but I’m not recommending that you do that. (I feel another blog post coming on!) The deviled eggs recipe is fine but the egg fast is not a balanced diet and there are other ways of getting back on track if your keto diet stalls.
If you don’t have the luxury of time to prepare meals for your Easter Dinner, this is a recipe that you may want to try. It requires only a handful of ingredients and will take absolutely less time to prepare!
10. Low Carb Strawberry Shortcake
Doesn’t this strawberry shortcake look delicious? It’s a really impressive looking dessert to serve to your Easter dinner guests and who would ever believe it’s low carb?
It may take some time to put together but if you can get some fresh ripe organic strawberries your effort will definitely be worth it.
Regular strawberries are one of the most pesticide sprayed fruit there is and come top on on EWG’s 2019 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce.
This Low Carb Strawberry Shortcake dessert from Kim, the blogger at Carb Maven, is made with almond flour, which is one of the best low carb flour alternatives. Its base is absolutely moist and goes perfectly well with the heavy cream and strawberry toppings.
11. Sugar and Dairy Free Keto Easter Eggs
Having some healthy chocolate Easter eggs for your Easter dinner menu is a must and a fun idea. These egg-shaped chocolate eggs will make for a perfect mini dessert that the little ones will surely love!
You can have a low carb version of this popular Easter treat inspired by Libby over at Ditch the Carbs. These Keto Easter Eggs are made with shredded coconut, coconut oil, coconut cream and dark chocolate.
So even if you’re on the keto diet, you’ll not feel guilty indulging in these mouthwatering chocolate desserts!
12. Keto-Friendly Easter Bunny Cake
Add more fun to your Easter dinner menu with this tasty Easter Bunny Cake from Leesha at Mayhem in the Kitchen.
The cake is made from almond flour and other low-carb ingredients, such as Stevia and salted butter. It’s then decorated with sweetened flaked coconuts and low carb icing that’s made with cream cheese, butter, and erythritol.
You can follow your own recipe to come up with the low carb cake and follow the recipe when making the bunny. This dessert might look sinful on the outside but it’s absolutely keto-friendly!
So you see it’s not difficult at all to find keto friendly recipes for Easter at all. As more and more people are finding the huge benefits of a keto diet more and more bloggers are creating recipes that are both easy to make and very tasty. Enjoy your healthy Easter!