29 Low-Carb Keto Copycat Recipes You MUST Try — Ditch The Carbs

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Discover how to make food that tastes like takeout – without all the carbs. These keto copycat recipes taste just like the real thing. So much so, you can’t tell the difference!

When that craving hits for some delicious takeout or treats, these copycat recipes are going to be your best friend. Pin this post and keep it somewhere you can find it. I make at least something from this list once a week.

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29 Low-Carb and Keto Copycat Recipes

You won’t have to spend tons of time searching for restaurant nutrition calculators and menus to see how many carbs are in your favourite foods. When you cook the food yourself, you know what’s in it. That’s why I prefer to make my own food at home instead of eating out!

Today, I am sharing the ultimate keto copycat recipe guide showcasing recipes from some of our favourite places.

I’ve split this guide up into easy sections to help you find what you are looking for. Scroll through and find exactly what you are craving!

In this low-carb and keto copycat recipe roundup you will find:

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  • Breakfast copycat recipes – yes, you can enjoy your favourite takeout breakfasts at home
  • Bread & Cracker copycat recipes – missing your favourite chili crackers or your gluten-free bread? I’ve got you covered.
  • Dinners & Takeouts, low-carb and keto style – this is the most popular section. Fried chicken, KFC, meat-lovers pizza, nachos, burrito bowls … they’re all here for you.
  • Desserts & Sweet Treats – these too got the low-carb and keto makeover. Yay! Cheesecakes, chocolate spread and even ice-cream bars.
  • Copycat sauces – stop the tantrums when you’re kids aren’t allowed regular ketchup made with sugar, just make your own in the Instant Pot, easy peasy. Jam/jelly, I’ve got that too.
  • Copycat drinks – this is the one you’ve been waiting for. Copycat keto Starbucks, whipped coffee (TikTok coffee) and even your favourite heartwarming pumpkin spice latte.

Breakfast Copycat Recipes

Eating breakfast or brunch in a restaurant can be so satisfying, especially if it fits within your meal plan. Try these copycat recipes out and make your favourites right at home.

1. Waffle House Waffles

Keto Copycat Recipes showing keto waffle with whipped cream and berries

This recipe tastes just like the real thing but made without added sugar and they are gluten-free. These Waffle House keto waffles have an amazing texture. Top them with some sugar-free whipped cream for an unforgettable breakfast.

Keto Waffles

Keto waffles are my award winning breakfast that has won over many high-carb lovers! Keep any extras and use them as sweet sandwich bread for school lunches. Place cream cheese and berries inside for a yummy lunch box.

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2. Cafe Eggs Benedict

low-carb eggs Benedict on a plate

This is a perfect eggs benedict recipe – and it takes only minutes in the Instant Pot. You’ll also learn how to make a single-serve English muffin (low-carb) in just 90 seconds.

Wow, breakfast in under 5 minutes! #ketoeggsbenedict #instantpot #ditchthecarbs #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #sugarfree #healthyrecipes #familymeals

3. Gluten-Free Toast

healthy low-carb almond flour bread and butter on bread board

If you want a slice of toast in the morning, then this almond flour bread recipe is exactly what you’re looking for. The psyllium husk helps it have a more bread-like texture.

Low-Carb Almond Flour Bread

The easiest recipe for low-carb almond bread … with only 2 steps! A low-carb almond flour bread that slices like the real thing. Perfect sliced for a low-carb sandwich, toasted or even used for a bread stuffing.

Check out this recipe …

LOOK at how easy this healthy low-carb almond flour bread recipe is to make. Gluten free, grain free and healthy family recipe. | ditchthecarbs.com

4. Nutty Nutty Granola

keto copycat recipe for sugar-free nutty granola - coconut free, on a bread board with yoghurt

I like putting this nutty grain-free granola in my yoghurt or snacking on it while I work. It’s low-carb and high protein to help you stay in ketosis.

Nutty granola – coconut free

Finally … an easy healthy sugar-free nutty granola – coconut free. It’s also gluten-free and your kids will LOVE it. Say goodbye to sugary granola forever!

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Finally ... an easy healthy sugar-free nutty granola - coconut free

5. Grab ‘N Go Green Smoothie

keto copycat recipe for keto green smoothie in a mason jar

A nutrient-packed way to start your day is with this mega-healthy keto green smoothie. It has tons of fibre and vitamins from the kale, avocado, chia seeds, yoghurt, and other leafy greens.

Keto Green Smoothie

Start your day with a quick and easy keto green smoothie. Easy, healthy and a fresh lovely mint taste to disguise the kale and green veggies.

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Bread and Crackers Copycat Recipes

Do you ever get a craving for something salty and crunchy? You’ll love these crackers and bread recipes. They are scrumptious!

6. Chili Cheese Crackers

Easy keto copycat recipe for Chilli Crackers on a bread board

When you make your own chili cheese crackers, you’ll never go back to boxed again. It’s pretty amazing how easy they are to whip together. The best thing is that they are low-carb and have an amazing flavour.

Easy Low-Carb Chilli Crackers – Gluten Free

Crazy easy chilli crackers and just as spicy as you like them.

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Easy Low-Carb Chilli Crackers - Gluten-Free

7. Bagels

KETO copycat recipe for mozzarella dough bagels filled with ham and salad on a grey plate

These mozzarella dough bagels taste wonderful when you spread some cream cheese on top. There are only 2.4 net grams of carbs per bagel! No more craving those New York-style bagels.

Keto Mozzarella Dough Bagels

 Incredible mozzarella dough keto bagels. Perfect for salmon and cream cheese.

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Easy recipe for Keto mozzarella dough bagels. #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #LCHF #sugarfree #healthyrecipe | ditchthecarbs.com

8. Cheesy Garlic Bread

keto copycat recipe for cheesy keto garlic bread on parchment paper

This same mozzarella dough is used to make super-cheesy garlic bread. You can munch on it during lunch or even grab a slice when you are hankering for a snack.

Cheesy Keto Garlic Bread – using mozzarella dough

The BEST recipe for cheesy keto garlic bread – using mozzarella dough. At only 1.5g net carbs per slice, this is an absolute keeper for your low-carb recipe folder.

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The MOST POPULAR recipe for cheesy keto garlic bread

9. Wheat-Free Crackers

wheat-free crackers on a green plate

Do you like sunflower seeds? Then you’ll love these fibre-packed wheat-free crackers. They are crunchy, salty, and fill you up so you aren’t hungry anymore.

Wheat Free Crackers

Wheat free crackers can be jazzed up with the addition of parmesan, chilli flakes, beef stock or garlic.

Check out this recipe …

Watch the quick cooking video "How to make wheat free crackers". An easy recipe for amazing grain free, gluten free and low carb crackers. | ditchthecarbs.com

Dinners and Takeouts

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The best thing about copycat recipes is that you can eat your favourite meals guilt-free!

It’s so liberating to know you are eating something that’s good for you and is low-carb.

All of these recipes are restaurant favourites. Browse them and put them on your upcoming meal plan.

10. KFC Fried Chicken

keto copycat recipe for fried chicken on a white plate with red background

Finally, a grain-free fried chicken recipe! The end result is a crispy chicken drumstick with juicy meat. You’ll definitely want to make this again.

Grain-Free KFC

Rejoice! You can now enjoy grain-free KFC inspired fried chicken. The grain-free coating can be used for chicken wings, breast, strips and nibbles.

Check out this recipe …

Homemade grain free KFC. It's also paleo, gluten free, and low carb. No processed oils here, just a few ingredients makes this magic version of my secret recipe. | ditchthecrabs.com

11. Meatlovers Pizza

keto copycat recipes for meat lovers pizza, holding a sturdy slice

Pizza is one of those meals that I missed when I ditched the carbs. That’s why I just had to find a pizza crust recipe that I could indulge in. I adore this meat-lovers pizza recipe and I’m sure you will too.

Keto Meatlovers Fat Head Pizza

If you love Fat Head pizza, you’ll absolutely adore meatlovers fat head pizza. This is a keeper. See the conversion below to see how to make these using almond flour or coconut flour.

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Keto meatlovers pizza with FatHead pastry is the most delicious pizza I have ever made. Low carb, grain free keto pizza heaven. | ditchthecarbs.com

12. Mac ‘N Cheese

keto copycat recipes for Creamy Cauliflower Bacon Mac And Cheese with cooked crispy cheese topper

This copycat mac ‘n cheese dish tastes so cheesy that you won’t even miss the noodles. Serve it with some oven-roasted veggies for an unforgettable meal.

Creamy Cauliflower Bacon Mac And Cheese

This is THE BEST recipe for easy Creamy Cauliflower Bacon Mac And Cheese – print it off and keep this one!

Check out this recipe …

Creamy Cauliflower Bacon Mac And Cheese

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13. Chicken Nuggets

keto copycat recipes for chicken nuggets served with sugar-free ketchup on the side

These homemade low-carb chicken nuggets have a crispy outside and a juicy inside. They are an ideal grab and go lunch and taste like your favourite food from your childhood.

Low-Carb Chicken Nuggets

Ditch the chicken nuggets today and start making low-carb chicken nuggets. Grain-free and using 100% chicken meat. Even the adults adore these.See the recipe notes below how to use coconut flour instead or almond flour if you wish.

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GENIUS! Low-Carb Chicken Nuggets

14. Burrito Bowls

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When you don’t have much time, make these burrito bowls in the Instant Pot. Save even more time by doing all your food prep ahead of time. This tastes just as delicious as what you would get from Chipotle.

Low-Carb Instant Pot Chicken Burrito Bowls

Make these delicous low-carb Instant Pot chicken burrito bowls for dinner or lunch in only a handful of minutes.

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Low-carb instant pot chicken burrito bowls

15. Chicken Curry Kebabs

keto copycat recipes keto chicken curry served in an Indian metal dish and ivory fork

If you find cauliflower rice boring, then try the turmeric version that comes with this easy keto chicken curry recipe. The flavours on the chicken are incredible! It tastes like you are eating out at your favourite Indian restaurant.

Easy keto chicken curry.

Easy keto chicken curry with a tasty turmeric cauliflower rice. The perfect healthy keto family dinner.  

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Easy keto chicken curry with a tasty turmeric cauliflower rice. The perfect healthy keto family dinner. #ditchthecarbs #lowcarbrecipes #lowcarbdiet #lchf #nosugars #glutenfree #grainfree #lowcarbfamily #ketogenic #lowcarbketo #ketorecipe #ketodinner #ketocurry #lowcarbcurry #ketocauliflowerrice  

16. Pulled Pork

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Making pulled pork in the slow cooker breaks down the meat so it’s incredibly tender. I also love the flavour that this pork has. It tastes smoky and slightly sweet, but it is sugar-free!

Keto Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

This keto slow cooker pulled pork recipe is an easy prep and forget meal. The best part is no bbq sauce is needed to enjoy the flavours of pulled pork.

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The SECRET method to making EASY keto slow cooker pulled pork recipe - the famous prep and forget meal. No bbq sauce is needed!  #ketoslowcookerpulledpork #slowcooker #pulledpork #ditchthecarbs #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #sugarfree #healthydinner #ketofamilymeals

17. Nachos

keto copycat recipes for nachos in a white long serving dish with guacamoles and cream cheese

Sometimes you just want to dig into a plate full of cheesy nachos! These fat head nachos are in my top 10 favourite recipes of all time. Fill it up with yummy keto toppings like avocado, sour cream, and green onions.

Fat Head Nachos

Whilst the meat and sauce are cooking, you make the Fat Head tortilla chips. See the conversion below to see how to make these using almond flour or coconut flour.

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Fat Head nachos. Absolutely a stroke of genius. Low carb, grain free nacho heaven. #ditchthecarbs #lowcarbrecipes #lowcarblove #lowcarbliving #lowcarbdiet #lowcarbfood #lchf #realfoods #wheatfree #nosugars #glutenfree #grainfree #lowcarbfamily #fatheadrecipe

18. Calamari Rings

Paleo calamari rings, coated in a simple almond and lemon zest crumb. Grain free, gluten free, diary free and bread free. | ditchthecarbs.com

Believe me, even if you don’t think you like eating calamari, you will love these crispy calamari rings. They taste just like onion rings, they just have a slightly different texture.

Paleo Calamari Rings

Who misses calamari? Well now you have found paleo calamari rings, you can snack away to your hearts content and remain grain free and use only healthy oils.

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Paleo calamari rings, coated in a simple almond and lemon zest crumb. Grain free, gluten free, diary free and bread free. | ditchthecarbs.com

19. Thai Chicken Cups

Watch the cooking video and learn how to make Thai lettuce cups. The perfect low carb and gluten free dinner for tonight. Children absolutely LOVE these. | ditchthecarbs.com

I absolutely love Thai chicken lettuce cups, and these have all of my favourite flavours in them. This is a perfect way to get introduced to Thai food and cooking, it’s so yummy!

Thai Chicken Lettuce Cups

Thai chicken lettuce cups are perfect for children to fill up with their favourite vegetables.

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Watch the cooking video and learn how to make Thai lettuce cups. The perfect low carb and gluten free dinner for tonight. Children absolutely LOVE these. | ditchthecarbs.com

Desserts and Sweet Treats

Even on a low-carb diet, that sweet tooth starts screaming. Silence your cravings with these healthy dessert recipes.

20. Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake

keto copycat recipes for low-carb berry cheesecake

There are three incredible layers to this cheesecake. Have you ever made a cheesecake in the slow cooker? It’s amazing how perfect it turns out. The almond flour crust is what sets it apart.

Slow Cooker Vanilla Berry Cheesecake

Vanilla berry cheesecake is an easy slow cooker dessert that is low-carb, keto friendly, sugar-free, and gluten-free.

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Wow! This cheesecake was make in a slow cooker! #SlowCookerVanillaBerryCheesecake #SlowCooker #ditchthecarbs #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #sugarfree #healthyrecipes #familymeals

21. Key Lime Pie Cheesecake

Wow! This key lime cheesecake is perfection! #instantpotkeylimecheesecake #instantpot #ditchthecarbs #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #sugarfree #healthyrecipes #familymeals
Top and serve. Enjoy!

This key lime pie cheesecake is both sweet and delightfully tangy. You’ll enjoy this low-carb sugar-free treat when you are craving a sweet treat.

Instant Pot Key Lime Cheesecake

This Instant Pot Key Lime Cheesecake is perfection! It is tangy, light, creamy, and keto friendly. The best part is it is easy to make!

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Wow! This key lime cheesecake is perfection! #instantpotkeylimecheesecake #instantpot #ditchthecarbs #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #sugarfree #healthyrecipes #familymeals

22. Ice Cream Bars

Low carb ice cream bars with my no churn method. No ice cream make is required. The easy recipe is sugar free, low carb. | ditchthecarbs.com

You can stop staring at those store-bought ice bars in the freezer section. These ice cream bars don’t have a crust – so they will melt in your hands if you try to hold them. Eat them with a fork. Dig in! You’ll love the dairy-free chocolate chip ice cream bars.

Low-Carb Chocolate-Chip Ice Cream Bars – Dairy free

No ice cream maker is required for these easy Low-Carb Chocolate-Chip Ice Cream Bars. You can use any berry you like, fresh or frozen. Why not throw some walnuts in there too?

Check out this recipe …

Low carb ice cream bars with my no churn method. No ice cream make is required. The easy recipe is sugar free, low carb. | ditchthecarbs.com

23. Sugar-Free Nutella

Try this super simple version of a sugar free nutella. It is incredibly simple to make and uses walnuts rather than roasting and removing the skin from hazelnuts. #lowcarb | ditchthecarbs.com

Keep a jar of this sugar-free nutella on hand. It’s creamy and has the hazelnut and chocolate flavour I adore! Spread it on a slice of keto bread for an easy and sweet breakfast.

Sugar Free Nutella

Sugar free nutella is quick and easy to make. Best of all, it contains plenty of healthy walnuts and they don’t need to be roasted and peeled. 

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Try this super simple version of a sugar free nutella. It is incredibly simple to make and uses walnuts rather than roasting and removing the skin from hazelnuts. #lowcarb | ditchthecarbs.com

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Copycat Sauce Recipes

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I also have a few copycat sauces that you’ll enjoy too. I use these almost daily, so I definitely recommend making a bunch.

24. Homemade Ketchup

Delicous sugar-free ketchup made from fresh tomatoes! #sugarfreeinstantketchup #instantpot #ditchthecarbs #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #sugarfree #healthyrecipes #familymeals

This homemade sugar-free ketchup is so easy to make – it cooks faster if you use your Instant Pot. The basic ingredients are tomatoes, mushrooms, secret spices, and vinegar.

Sugar-Free Instant Pot Ketchup

Make sugar-free ketchup easily in the Instant Pot using fresh tomatoes.

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Delicous sugar-free ketchup made from fresh tomatoes! #sugarfreeinstantketchup #instantpot #ditchthecarbs #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #sugarfree #healthyrecipes #familymeals

25. Berry Jam/Jelly

Super easy recipe for sugar free chia jam. Use on low carb bread, on cakes, on cookies or inside a mug cake. | ditchthecarbs.com

Think all jellies and jams are packed with sugar? Think again! This sugar-free chia jam has tons of fibre without the sugars.

Sugar Free Chia Jam

An easy recipe for sugar free chia jam that can be ready in under 20 minutes with no boiling or sterilising. Spread on low-carb 3 seed bread, keto waffles or low-carb pancakes.

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Super easy recipe for sugar free chia jam. Use on low carb bread, on cakes, on cookies or inside a mug cake. | ditchthecarbs.com

Drinks – Copycat Recipes With Fewer Carbs

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Finally, I have some refreshing drinks that you’ll enjoy all year long! Maybe you’ve seen them on social media or you are seeing them for the first time today. Either way, you should try one of them!

26. Whipped TikTok Dalgona Coffee

How to make Sugar-Free Keto Whipped TikTok Coffee.

Whipped coffee has the most amazing texture and flavour. You don’t need sugar for it either, just follow my whipped Dalgona coffee recipe.

Sugar-Free Keto Whipped TikTok Coffee (Dalgona coffee).

How to make Sugar-Free Keto Whipped TikTok Coffee (Dalgona coffee). An easy homemade coffee recipe that is sugar-free and keto too.

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How to make Sugar-Free Keto Whipped TikTok Coffee.

27. Starbucks Coffee

These home Keto Starbucks are AMAZING! #KetoStarbucks #coffee #ditchthecarbs #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #sugarfree #healthyrecipes #familymeals

I have 3 of my favourite copycat Keto Starbucks recipes for you to try. Try them all from the vanilla frappuccino to the mocha or the chai frappuccino.

3 Keto Starbucks Recipes to Try at Home

Make your favourite keto Starbucks recipes at home with these 3 delicious keto frappuccino recipes. Save money AND stay keto.

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These home Keto Starbucks are AMAZING! #KetoStarbucks #coffee #ditchthecarbs #lowcarb #keto #glutenfree #sugarfree #healthyrecipes #familymeals

28. Pumpkin Spice Latte

Ah-mazing easy keto low-carb pumpkin pie spice latte. NEW quick cooking video just added. | ditchthecarbs.com

Even when it’s not autumn, I still crave a pumpkin spice latte. This low-carb Pumpkin spice latte even has a recipe for your own pumpkin spice.

Keto Low-Carb Pumpkin Pie Latte

Ah-mazing easy keto low-carb pumpkin spice latte. This can be enjoyed hot or cold AND it’s all made in the blender.

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Ah-mazing easy keto low-carb pumpkin spice latte. NEW quick cooking video just added. | ditchthecarbs.com

29. Sugar-Free Chia Fresca

Do you need a refreshing drink right now but don't want the sugar? Try these super easy sugar free berry chia fresca. Incredibly thirst quenching, nutritious and high in protein. Simply amazing. | ditchthecarbs.com

When it is warm outside, indulge in a refreshing sugar-free Chia Fresca. It’s bright, colourful, and tastes like summer!

Sugar Free Berry Chia Fresca

The perfect summer drink is sugar-free berry chia fresca. It is fresh, vibrant and filling with plenty of protein from chia seeds.

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Do you need a refreshing drink right now but don't want the sugar? Try these super easy sugar free berry chia fresca. Incredibly thirst quenching, nutritious and high in protein. Simply amazing. | ditchthecarbs.com

I hope you have enjoyed this list of the best keto copycat recipes! Add a few of these to your weekly meal plan—you won’t regret it.


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