8 Lazy Keto Meals

Perhaps you want to shed a few pounds so you can fit into that outfit you have in mind. Maybe you just want to slim down to restore your self-confidence. Perhaps you’re looking for a way to improve your overall health with the added benefit of losing weight. Whatever the case may be, you might be thinking about jumping on the keto diet bandwagon.

One of the most popular diets in the world, the keto (short for ketogenic) diet has been proven to be extremely effective for weight loss. It’s also been found to offer numerous health benefits. It can effectively suppress hunger, lower blood pressure, improve heart health, and manage blood glucose levels; just to name a few of the benefits.

Another major benefit of the keto diet: It’s relatively easy to stick to. However, in order for this diet to work, you do need to make sure that you’re eating keto-friendly (high fat, low carb) foods. Fortunately, you don’t have to invest tons of time, effort, energy, and thought to whip up keto-approved meals. With lazy keto meal prep, you’ll have no trouble achieving your weight loss and health goals.

What is lazy keto?

Also known as dirty keto, lazy keto is a less strict way of doing the ketogenic diet in which you only pay attention to your carb intake. Typically, you’ll consume no more than 20g of carbohydrates per day. You don’t need to pay attention to your other macros, and you don’t need to eat ‘clean’ by avoiding processed foods as you do on a more traditional keto diet.

As the name suggests, lazy keto meals also tend to be quick, easy recipes that are made using low carb, high fat ingredients. Usually, they only need a single pan to make. Keto casseroles, for example, would qualify (though we don’t include any on this list as we’ve covered it elsewhere).

Can you still lose weight doing lazy keto?

Absolutely! As long as you stick to keto-approved foods and cooking methods (which really isn’t hard to do), you should have no trouble shedding pounds.

Lazy Keto Recipes

So, what are some lazy keto recipes? To start you off on the right foot and help you achieve success, we’ve put together some simple, easy to make, and totally delicious lazy keto meals. Find them below:


Nutritional information (per serve)


1. Beef and Broccoli Bowls with Sunshine Sauce

  • 6g net carbs
  • 29g protein
  • 32g fat
  • 460 calories

Prep time: 10 mins | Cook time: 20 mins

2. Keto Butter Chicken

  • 9g carbs
  • 29g protein
  • 17g fat
  • 293 calories

Prep time: 10 mins | Cook time: 20 mins

3. Taco Stuffed Avocados

  • 3g carbs
  • 26g protein
  • 21g fat
  • 410 calories

Prep time: 5 | Cook time: 15 mins

4. Lazy Keto Chicken Tendies and Peppers

  • 10g net carbs
  • 28g protein
  • 2.6g fat
  • 174 calories

Prep time: 15 mins | Cook time: 10 mins

5. Keto Fried Rice with Pork

  • 10g net carbs
  • 22g protein
  • 18g fat
  • 310 calories

Prep time: 10 mins | Cook time: 10 mins

6. Loaded Cauliflower

  • 5.5g net carbs
  • 11.4g protein
  • 27.4g fat
  • 315 calories

Prep time: 10 mins | Cook time: 10 mins

7. Keto Shrimp Scampi

  • 8.49g carbs
  • 48.4g protein
  • 13.1g fat
  • 334 calories

Prep time: 20 mins | Cook time: 10 mins

8. Low Carb Keto Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

  • 5g net carbs
  • 11g protein
  • 20g fat
  • 252 calories

Prep time: 5 mins | Cook time: 20 mins

1. Beef and Broccoli Bowls with Sunshine Sauce

keto beef and broccoli bowl with sunny butter sauce

Just the name of this lazy keto meal will put a smile on your face. It’s totally keto-friendly, easy to make, and totally delicious, which is sure to put a smile on your face, too. In about 30 minutes, you’ll be munching on yummy goodness.

It makes four bowls and each serving has around 460 calories with 6g of net carbs and 29g of protein.

You can find this delightful lazy keto recipe right here: Keto Beef & Broccoli Bowl With Sunny Butter Sauce.

2. Keto Butter Chicken

lazy keto butter chicken in a skillet

Just the title of this lazy keto meal has us licking our lips. It’s a low carb, high fat take on a traditional Indian dish, and it’s absolutely amazing. It takes just 30 minutes to make and the recipe yields 6 servings, so you can make it as a simple keto dinner for the family, or use it for lazy keto meal prep.

Each serving has about 295 calories.

See the full recipe right here on Tis Yummy: Lazy Keto Butter Chicken.

3. Taco Stuffed Avocados

lazy keto stuffed avocados on a white plate

Talk about a low carb taco that’s incredibly taste bud tantalizing and super good for you! It’s also very easy to make and takes just about 15 minutes to whip up, which is why it’s featured on our list of lazy keto meals. It’s probably one of the quickest keto meals you can make!

It makes 6 servings and each serving has about 410 calories.

Get the full list of ingredients and instructions here: Keto Taco Stuffed Avocados

4. Lazy Keto Chicken Tendies and Peppers

lazy keto chicken tenders and peppers on a white plate

This lazy keto meal recipe yields four servings with each serving containing 8g of fat and just 230 calories.

You can whip up this tasty and satisfying lazy keto recipe in just 20 minutes, and it’s so delicious that everyone in the family will be sure to love it.

Full list of ingredients and instructions: Lazy Keto Chicken Tenders and Peppers.

5. Keto Fried Rice with Pork

keto fried rice with pork on a white plate

You don’t have to forego your favorite Chinese food just because you’re on the keto diet! Not only is this recipe keto-friendly, but we bet you’ll find it’s even tastier and more fulfilling than the pork fried rice from your favorite Chinese restaurant.

This lazy keto meal serves two and each serving has about 399 calories. Make it early in the week and have it as leftovers, or even as a quick and easy keto breakfast on the go.

You can get the complete recipe here: Keto Fried Rice with Pork (Keto Fried Caulirice)

6. Keto Loaded Cauliflower

keto loaded cauliflower mash in bowls

Loaded baked potatoes may be a no-no on the keto diet, but loaded cauliflower isn’t! This lazy keto recipe substitutes cauliflower for a potato, so it’s way lower in carbs, yet it features all of the other yummy goodness a standard loaded backed potato has; bacon, sour cream, cheddar cheese, and even butter.

The recipe yields 4 servings, and each serving has about 298 calories.

Get the full recipe and instructions here: Lazy Keto Loaded Cauliflower Mash

7. Keto Shrimp Scampi and Zoodles

lazy keto shrimp scampi on a plate with a fork

For this lazy keto meal, it’s the standard pasta and sub squash noodles. You read that right: squash noodles! It might sound hard to make, but it’s actually pretty quick and easy. This one pot meal takes about 30 minutes to whip up.

Each serving has about

Find the complete ingredients and instructions right here at Tis Yummy: Keto Shrimp Scampi and Zoodles

8. Low Carb Keto Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

keto cauliflower mac & cheese on a white plate

We’ll round out our list of lazy keto meals with another beloved comfort food in mac and cheese. Except this rendition is made with cauliflower instead of pasta, so it’s totally keto-friendly. In less than 30 minutes, you’ll have an absolutely delicious and satisfying meal. You could also serve this as a yummy keto appetizer at your next soiree!

It makes about 4 servings, and each serving has just around 252 calories.

Get the full recipe and instructions here: Easy Keto Mac and Cheese (Using Cauliflower).

Our Thoughts on Lazy Keto Meals

If you’re putting together a lazy keto meal plan, the eight recipes highlighted above are definitely great options to include on your list. Quick and easy to make, super delicious, and good for you, too; these lazy keto meals are simply amazing.