If you’ve just started the keto diet, then you’ll have noticed that there are a bunch of recipes out there that call for zucchini noodles, or ‘zoodles’, as they’re affectionately called in the low carb world.
But, did you know that this vegetable was actually incredibly versatile, and can be used for so many different things that aren’t limited to side dishes.
Zucchini is a great vegetable to consume whilst following a ketogenic diet, as it’s so naturally low in carbs. In fact, did you know that one cup of zucchini only contains only 2.7 net carbs?
This means that you can eat lots of it without forgoing your diet.
Below, we’ve compiled a list of what we believe to be some of the best keto based zucchini recipes on the whole of the internet.
To find some cooking inspiration, simply keep reading below, as we take a closer look.
Why not start off our list with a classic dish that we all know and love?
If you’re a fan of lasagna, and are heartbroken by the fact that you have to give it up when following a low carb lifestyle, don’t worry you’re not alone.
We’re here to let you know that there’s a delicious alternative out there that’s sure to curb all of your cravings.
If you desire nothing more than to chow down on a super creamy, meaty, and zesty lasagna, then we’ve got the perfect recipe for you.
By simply replacing your pasta sheets with some thinly sliced zucchini slices, you can still enjoy one of your favorite weeknight dishes.
This one isn’t just low in carbs either, but low in calories too! So you don’t have to feel guilty at all for indulging in this tasty meal.
Sometimes, there’s nothing that we crave more than some tasty french fries. Unfortunately, these are a definite no go whilst following a ketogenic diet. But, that’s where this handy recipe comes in.
If you want to satisfy your french fry cravings, why not try whipping up these tasty zucchini fries instead. This way, you can indulge in one of your favorite sides, without forgoing your all important diet.
They’re incredibly juicy on the inside, and super crispy on the outside, which is everything you could ever want from the perfect fries.
On the lookout for another zucchini recipe that imitates potato based dishes? If so, we’ve got a great recipe that you’re guaranteed to love.
This one shows you how to make hash browns using zucchinis, and a few other simple ingredients.
This one is super crispy, moist, and tasty, and is filled with delicious savory flavors.
We’d recommend whipping this one up to enjoy in the morning, as it makes the perfect accompaniment to some fried eggs and bacon.
Sometimes, stir fry dishes don’t seem to do a good job of filling us up. But, this recipe is sure to please.
It’s packed to the brim with lots and lots of juicy steak pieces, crunchy courgette, and soft and tender zucchini pieces.
One of the best things about this dish is that it’s super low in calories, so if you’re trying to shed a few extra pounds, we’d recommend whipping this one up.
No matter how long we’ve been following the keto diet, sometimes we just want to indulge in a good loaf of bread. Unfortunately, bread is super high in carbs, and is a definite no go when it comes to the keto diet.
But, that’s where this recipe comes in. If you want to try one of the tastiest bread alternatives of your life, then we’d suggest making this one.
Although it’s one of the more elaborate ones on our list, we promise that it’s definitely worth it in the end.
Because it’s made using almond flour, it’s also packed full of protein, so is great for consuming before hitting the gym.
Potato gratin is a side dish that we all know and love. If you’ve been looking for an alternative recipe that emulates this tasty dish, then we’d recommend that you check out this recipe.
It shows you how to cook your zucchini to perfection, so that it’s super moist and crispy. It’s then baked in super creamy, cheese based sauce that has us salivating.
This recipe makes the perfect accompaniment to meat based dishes, but won’t ruin your diet.
If somebody told us that we could make a delicious chocolate cake using zucchini as one of the key ingredients, we’d think that they’d go mad. But, this recipe shows you how to do exactly that.
If you’ve been craving a sweet dessert whilst following the keto diet, and would love nothing more than a big slice of chocolate cake, then we’re pleased to present you with this tasty recipe.
It’s far healthier than regular chocolate cake, and uses zucchini as one of the main ingredients, which helps it to achieve that super moist texture.
In addition to this, it doesn’t contain any sugar, so you don’t have to worry about ditching your diet.
If you’re looking for a super tasty and filling casserole dish, then please allow us to present you with this delicious recipe.
It’s filled to the brim with eggs, bacon, and tender zucchini pieces. Did we mention that it also has a ton of cheese loaded on top?
One of the best things about this dish, despite it being super tasty, is that it’s incredibly easy to make, and will only take you a few minutes. This makes it a great option for when you have guests staying over.
You can whip up this breakfast casserole in a flash, and serve a large crowd depending on how big of a batch you make.
If somebody were to ask us what our favorite lunchtime meal was before we started the keto diet, we’d have to say a good old grilled cheese sandwich.
It’s definitely one of the things that we miss most, but thankfully, this recipe shows you how to create a low carb alternative.
This zucchini grilled cheese sandwich involves an egg base that works perfectly in place of the bread.
It’s then loaded with any kind of cheese that you like, and baked until it reaches that ooey gooey consistency that we all know and love.
Sometimes, you just get a craving for pizza, but at the same time, you don’t want to ruin your diet. If this sounds like something you’ve been struggling with, please allow us to present you with this recipe.
This one shows you how to make little bite sized pizzas, but without the carbs. All you need to do is chop up your zucchinis into bite sized pieces, then load them with cheese, and whichever other toppings you like.
Have fun experimenting with these snacks, and really make them your own. They’re a great healthy alternative to regular pizza, and are also fun to make with the kids.
If you’ve been looking for the best zucchini soup recipe in town, then you should definitely check out this delicious recipe. This cream of zucchini soup is everything that you could possibly want from a lunchtime meal.
It’s incredibly thick, flavorful, and creamy. It contains oregano, feta, and plenty of garlic to give it the perfect aromatic taste. It’s great for preparing in a larger batch, then you can simply freeze the rest to eat another day.
If you’re looking for an incredibly healthy, filling, and flavorful zucchini skillet recipe, then we’ve got the perfect one for you. This recipe is perfect for when you have some leftover turkey that needs using up.
It’s packed full of herbs, and is super easy to make. In fact, this skillet recipe only takes a total of 30 minutes to prepare, which makes it a great option for when you don’t feel like cooking something elaborate.
To sum up, there are a whole host of zucchini based recipes out there to enjoy. Zucchini, which is incredibly low in carbs, is an incredibly versatile vegetable, and a great staple for the keto diet.
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