Treat your dad to a guilt-free feast with these low-carb recipes for Father’s Day dinner. While most dads never really want to be in the spotlight and would prefer something classic and simple for their big day, it’s safe to say that most dads wouldn’t mind a healthy dish from a low carb menu.
It’s in his best interests to keep him healthy so you can show him that a low carb diet can be just as tasty and satisfying as fast food.
So whether he’s a meat and salad kind of guy, wants something off the grill, or is more of a seafood fan, these low-carb recipes for Father’s Day dinner are guaranteed to impress the special man in your life.
Recipes for Father’s Day Dinner
1. Keto Burger Salad Bowl
Any health-conscious father will surely adore this sumptuous Burger Salad Bowl made by a nutrition health coach, Andi Anne. This salad is made from all the best parts of your dad’s favorite traditional burger but without the carbs.
What makes this salad really delicious is the special sauce dressing, which is made with mayo, ketchup, and soy sauce. The salad tastes exactly like a normal burger, something that most dads would be happy to have. The best part is, this salad will only require 20 minutes of your time to prepare!
For more salad ideas check out these tasty 14 Keto Salad Recipes.
2. Keto Salt and Pepper Squid
For low-carb appetizers, this Keto Salt and Pepper Squid is definitely the winner. Made by My Keto Kitchen, these tender, deep-fried calamari are guaranteed to delight your dad on his big day.
They are best served with this Keto Garlic Aioli and lemon wedges. Of course, you can make your own low-carb dip. Even though the recipe requires frying them in a deep fryer, you can also shallow fry them in a frying pan or wok. Just make sure that you place the squid cut side down into the oil.
3. Low Carb Ranch Oven Baked Pork Chops
What would Father’s Day be without red meat of every cut and style? So impress your dad with this juicy Ranch Oven Baked Pork Chops from Roché Woodworth of Living Chirpy. It’s super delicious and you would be surprised to know that it’s made only of four basic ingredients – pork chops, olive oil, ranch seasoning, and salt & pepper.
These juicy pork chops can be prepared in only 30 minutes, so you will have plenty of time to spare for the other delicious recipes for Father’s Day dinner.
4. Keto Fathead Pizza
This flavorful, crispy, and cheesy fathead pizza is guaranteed to show Dad how much you love him. The dough is made with almond flour, mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, baking powder, and egg. It’s absolutely low-carb, so your dad will not feel guilty with every bite.
You can even make the dough in advance, giving you more quality time to spend with your dad. Just make sure you store the dough in the fridge wrapped in some parchment paper and plastic wrap. This Keto Fathead Pizza recipe is from Keto Connect and can be prepared in less than 20 minutes.
5. Keto Marinated Steak Kebabs
These Marinated Steak Kebabs from Denise Wright of Life Cookbook are perfect for dads who love something off the grill. You can marinate the steak in the morning and skewer and grill in the evening, just before your Father’s Day dinner.
The marinade is what makes the kebabs taste so great, yet it’s so easy to make. In fact, if you are in a hurry, you can use a bottled balsamic dressing. But make sure to check the label to find out its carb content.
To make the marinade, combine the balsamic vinegar with olive oil, rosemary, garlic, and salt & pepper. In a few minutes, you’ll have the perfect marinade to marinate your steak overnight.
6. Low Carb Lemon Thyme Roasted Chicken
Most fathers would love a dinner with meat at the center, and there are plenty of options to choose from. Aside from the baked pork chops and steak kebabs, you could grace your dinner table with this low carb Lemon Thyme Roast Chicken from Carla, the founder of Mom Secrets.
Seasoned with lemon thyme, salt, pepper, and lemon juice, the meat is so juicy and flavorful, while the skin is deliciously crispy. This roast chicken is one of the easiest recipes for Father’s Day dinner, so it’s perfect for busy moms out there!
7. Easy Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole
Does your dad love casseroles but you don’t have the luxury of time to prepare them? Then check out this Easy Keto Low-Carb Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole that will only take 30 minutes or less to prepare.
This recipe is made by Brandi of Stay Snatched and contains only 2 grams of carbs per serving. It only requires 15 minutes of your time to prepare while the casserole can be cooked in mere 15 minutes. This super-fast casserole is even more delicious when topped with your dad’s favorite burger toppings.
8. Keto Burnt Basque Cheesecake
Don’t forget to include a low-carb dessert on your Father’s Day dinner menu. This Keto Burnt Basque Cheesecake fcreated by Carolyn of All Day I Dream About Food is so rich and creamy that your dad won’t even notice that it is keto-friendly.
Burnt Basque Cheesecake is the latest trend in desserts. But what makes this cheesecake unique is its deep brown outer skin color. This cake has been intentionally burnt to give it a bitter outer layer with an extra creamy cheesecake inside. The bitterness of the burnt exterior combined with the sweet and creamy taste of the interior is what makes this low-carb dessert super delicious.
9. Keto Donuts
Even if your dad does not have a sweet tooth, he sure can’t resist these luscious chocolate donuts from Vered Deleeuw of Healthy Recipes Blog. These donuts may look sinful, but they only have 5 grams net carbs per serving.
Related reading: What Are Net Carbs And Why Are They Important?
To make this low-carb dessert, coconut flour was used along with the unsweetened cocoa powder and other keto-friendly ingredients. As for the chocolate glaze, it’s made with dark chocolate chips and avocado oil. These chocolate glazed donuts taste almost like the real thing and will be loved not only by your dad but everyone in the family as well!
10. Keto Raspberry Gimlet Cocktail
If your dad has an impeccable taste for cocktail drinks, then this Gin-based cocktail drink created by Joanie from Tasty Low Carb would be perfect. Made with sugar-free syrup, lime juice, raspberry syrup, and gin, this is one of those special recipes for Father’s Day dinner that will make your dad feel truly loved on his big day.
For excellent results, use high-quality gin such as Beefeater London Dry Gin or Tanqueray London Dry. To prepare the sugar-free syrup, boil the allulose with a cup of distilled water and stir in Xanthan Gum to give it a syrupy texture.
Related reading: What is Allulose Sweetener and is it Keto?
For more cocktail recipes check out these Keto Friendly Cocktails.