15 Keto Friendly Appetizers

Sometimes, all you need is a salty or sweet snack to help you through that afternoon slump. But a lot of snack foods are heavy in carbs and sugar.

So, how can one maintain a ketogenic diet while continuing to snack?

Look no further if you’re seeking tasty appetizers that fit your diet and flavor, whether you’re serving them to a large group of people on game days or as a snack or light lunch.

You may still get the between-meal boost you need from these keto-friendly snacks without consuming as many carbohydrates.

Continue reading for my selection of tasty and filling keto appetizers.

1- Mini keto crab cakes

Try these keto little crab cakes for a simple and delicious appetizer on any occasion, especially around the holidays.

These little crab cakes are low in carbohydrates and gluten, but most importantly, they taste great.

These keto crab cakes, which are made with actual crab, are soft and tasty with a crispy golden brown exterior. You won’t believe that each dish has only 1g of carbohydrates!

  • Calories: 306kcal 
  • Carbohydrates: 1g 
  • Protein: 30g 
  • Fat: 19g

2- Sausage stuffed sweet mini peppers

These mini peppers with stuffed sausage make perfect game-day appetizers or holiday party snack food!

The ideal snack to serve at your next gathering,  loaded with cream cheese, sausage, garlic, and chives, these bite-size peppers have something for everyone!

Serve these filled tiny peppers with ranch dressing or marinara sauce as a dipping sauce.

3- Avocado goat cheese cucumber

The ideal starter is this lovely cucumber goat cheese dish!

The flavorful avocado and goat cheese combination and a vibrant garnish of sun-dried tomatoes and fresh herbs are placed atop each of the little cucumber bites.

They’re tasty, light, very simple to create, and healthful! Also, they are gluten-free, low in carbohydrates, ketogenic, and vegetarian.

  • Calories: 36kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Fat: 3g

4- Best buffalo chicken dip recipe

This recipe for buffalo chicken dip is the go-to snack for game days or parties.

This simple and tasty buffalo chicken dip is made with juicy shredded chicken, creamy ranch dressing, cream cheese, hot sauce, and lots of cheese.

It is then baked till golden, making it the ideal dipper.

  • Calories: 346kcal 
  • Carbohydrates: 9g 
  • Protein: 16g 
  • Fat: 27g

5- Easy salad kabobs

You should prepare these simple salad kabobs for an upcoming holiday or dinner gathering. Your family and children will adore these!

They are quite enjoyable to eat and are very quick and easy to prepare!

This meal doesn’t need to be cooked and can be prepared in only 20 minutes. It’s extremely amazing, easy to put together, and satisfying!

  • Calories: 102kcal

6- Velveeta cheese dip with sausage

It’s incredibly simple, rich, and creamy to prepare this Velveeta cheese dip!

Warm and creamy Velveeta dip is so wonderful that it’s hard not to adore dipping, scooping, or dunking your favorite tortilla chips into a large bowl.

All you need for the perfect party appetizer is 20 minutes and a few basic items, including butter, Velveeta cheese, ground breakfast sausage, and your favorite ro-tel canned tomatoes.

  • Calories: 745kcal 
  • Carbohydrates: 26g 
  • Protein: 37g 
  • Fat: 51g

7- Homemade guacamole without cilantro

In less than ten minutes, you can prepare this 5-ingredient homemade guacamole without cilantro!

It has a tart, creamy texture and is loaded with flavor. Enjoy it as a tasty appetizer with homemade pita chips or tortilla chips.

This dip is really flavorful, perfectly balanced between creamy and chunky, and i’m sharing my favorite ways to eat it. 

  • Calories: 111kcal 
  • Carbohydrates: 7g 
  • Protein: 2g 
  • Fat: 9g

8- Sauteed asparagus with lemon cream sauce

Sautéed asparagus with lemon cream sauce is a simple method to cook fresh asparagus. The ideal vegetable for any season of the year is asparagus.

This recipe is a wonderful example of the traditional French culinary combination of lemon and cream.

For those following a ketogenic diet, creamy sautéed asparagus is an ideal side dish because it is low in carbs.

  • Calories: 144kcal 
  • Carbohydrates: 5g 
  • Protein: 3g 
  • Fat: 13g 

9- Keto oven-roasted broccoli and cheese

When you’re looking for a low-carb side dish, keto oven-roasted broccoli with cheese is ideal. Making cheesy broccoli has never been easier! You only need to use one sheet pan!

There are moments when you truly want comfort food favorites, like cheese sauce and broccoli. Carbs are included in the cheese sauce. You can skip that.

  • Calories: 172kcal 
  • Carbohydrates: 11g 
  • Protein: 11g 
  • Fat: 9g

10- Baked taco dip

The wonderful combination of melting cheeses, creamy beans, savory meat, and spicy spices creates this delightful baked taco dip.

This delicious baked taco dip is guaranteed to become a crowd favorite if you’re looking for a warm baked dip to serve as the focal point of your upcoming sports party or movie night. Ideal for any kind of event!

  • Calories: 451kcal 
  • Carbohydrates: 24g 
  • Protein: 24g 
  • Fat: 29g 

11- Guacamole bites

These delicious, healthy guacamole bites are bursting with vibrant aromas and juicy tomatoes packed full of creamy guacamole!

Without a doubt, this is now one of my favorite go-to snacks, especially when I have a little more time.

Occasionally, it’s worthwhile to put in a little bit more time and effort in the kitchen. It’s one of those moments.

12- Cucumber bites 

This is a really simple appetizer made using canned tuna that you will love. It has a crunchy texture, a flavorful, creamy filling, and a blend of naturally sweet and salty notes.

Delicate sweet and anise-like tastes are added by using fresh vegetables such as raw fennel and European cucumber. Meanwhile, tuna combined with parsley, olive oil, capers, and soft brie cheese becomes a substantial Mediterranean garnish.

  • Calories: 178kcal 
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Protein: 19g 
  • Fat: 9g 

13- Lupini bean hummus 

This high-protein and delicious lupini bean hummus is a great spread with deep Italian tastes.

It’s delicious, creamy, and really simple to prepare, making it ideal for low-carb diets. Savor it as a snack, starter, or filler in sandwiches; it’s gluten-free, vegan, and keto-friendly.

  • Calories: 106kcal 
  • Carbohydrates: 1.7g 
  • Protein: 1.2g
  • Fat: 10.7g 

14- Best keto guacamole recipe

Not only is this keto guacamole minimal in carbs, but it’s also among the finest you’ve ever made! This dip is really flavorful, perfectly balanced between creamy and chunky, and i’m sharing my favorite ways to eat it.

You can eat it with keto-loaded nachos, shrimp tacos, keto burrito bowl, and keto taco salad.

This naturally keto-friendly guacamole pairs well with virtually everything.

  • Calories: 114kcal 
  • Carbohydrates: 8g 
  • Protein: 2g 
  • Fat: 10g 

15- Shirazi salad

This light Persian cucumber and tomato Shirazi salad is crispy and full of fresh tastes! It comes together really quickly and easily!

It goes well with so many different cuisines as a side dish, appetizer, topper, or accent!

This traditional Iranian salad dish is naturally vegan, paleo, keto, and gluten-free, and it will quickly become your new favorite!

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