This collection of 25 recipes features side dishes and main courses that are Keto and easy to make in your Instant Pot! From decadent veggies to savory stews, these recipes are healthy, delicious, and quick to make!
There is not one season during the year where my Instant Pot gets a break. It’s definitely an appliance that I use consistently, and Instant Pot family friendly dinners are some of my favorite recipes to develop! As a nutritionist, I am always trying to find shortcuts in making healthy meals that are super easy! That’s where the Instant Pot comes in handy.
If you are living a low carb or Keto lifestyle, having a one stop place to find amazing dinner, soup, or side dish recipes can be so helpful!
Even if not following a strict Keto diet, you will still find plenty of tasty options that the entire family will love. The good news is that you can also adapt some of these recipes to make them more kid friendly (i.e. wrapping your carnitas in a tortilla for kids).
Let’s get to it!
Table of Contents
- Breakfast Recipes
- Vegetable Sides
- Soup recipes
- Chicken recipes
- Beef and Pork recipes
- Seafood Recipes
Breakfast Casserole with Sausage recipe from Food Faith Fitness
Vegetable Side Dishes
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese recipe from Two Sleevers
Creamy Brussels Sprouts recipe from Diethood
Loaded Cauliflower Mash recipe from Confessions of a Fit Foodie
Beef and Pork Recipes:
Mexican Shredded Beef recipe from the Bettered Blondie
Sour Cream Pork Chops recipe from Wholesome Recipe Box
25 Keto Instant Pot Recipes: Lemon Pepper Salmon
Instant Pot Lemon Pepper Salmon comes together with only 5 minutes of prep time and a handful of ingredients! So simple with a perfect salmon texture.
- 3/4 cup water
- few sprigs of parsley, dill, tarragon, basil, or combo
- 1.5 lbs filet of salmon (skin on)
- 2 tbsp ghee or butter (divided)
- 1/4 tsp sea salt + more to taste
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 lemon thinly sliced + more to taste
- 1 zucchini julienned
- 2 carrots julienned
Place water and herbs in the Instant Pot and then put in the steamer rack making sure the handles are extended up.
Drizzle salmon with 1 tbsp ghee/fat, season with salt and pepper, and cover with lemon slices. Place salmon, skin down on rack.
Close the Instant Pot and make sure the vent is sealed. Select the “Steam” function (you can also use manual/high pressure) and press the + or – buttons to set it to 3 minutes.
While salmon cooks, julienne your veggies.
When cooking is complete, use a quick release. Select the cancel button. Remove lid, and using hot pads, carefully remove rack with salmon and set on a plate.
Remove herbs and discard. Add veggies and select the “Sauté” function and let the veggies cook for another 2 to 3 minutes using the residual butter/ghee and lemon juice.
Serve salmon with veggies on top. Add remaining tbsp of butter/ghee to the pot and pour a little of the sauce over veggies and salmon if desired. Top with any additional fresh herbs and a squeeze of lemon juice.
The cooking time will vary, depending on the thickness of your salmon. 3 minutes is perfect for a filet that’s about 1 inch at its thickest part. Ask your seafood person for a center cut piece, or heat end. The tail end is much thinner.
If you don’t want to julienne the veggies, you cut them up bite sized and cook them longer, or steam them in a separate pot while the salmon cooks