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!
So when a fast food craving strikes, don't cheat on your keto diet, try these easy recipes instead.
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.
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:
- Breakfast copycat recipes - yes, you can enjoy your favourite fast food 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.
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
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.
2. Cafe Eggs Benedict
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.
3. Gluten-Free Toast
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.
4. Nutty Nutty Granola
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.
5. Grab 'N Go Green Smoothie
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.
Bread and Crackers
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
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.
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.
8. Cheesy Garlic Bread
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.
9. Wheat-Free Crackers
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.
Dinners and Takeouts
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.
Read more: What is lazy keto ... and should you try it?
10. KFC Fried Chicken
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.
11. Meatlovers Pizza
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.
12. Mac 'N Cheese
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.
13. Chicken Nuggets
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.
14. Burrito Bowls
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.
15. Chicken Curry Kebabs
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.
16. Pulled Pork
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!
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.
18. Calamari Rings
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.
19. Thai Chicken Cups
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!
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
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.
21. Key Lime Pie Cheesecake
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.
22. Ice Cream Bars
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.
23. Sugar-Free Nutella
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.
Copycat Sauce Recipes
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
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.
25. Berry Jam/Jelly
Think all jellies and jams are packed with sugar? Think again! This sugar-free chia jam has tons of fibre without the sugars.
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
Whipped coffee has the most amazing texture and flavour. You don't need sugar for it either, just follow my whipped Dalgona coffee recipe.
27. Starbucks Coffee
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.
28. Pumpkin Spice Latte
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.
29. Sugar-Free Chia Fresca
When it is warm outside, indulge in a refreshing sugar-free Chia Fresca. It's bright, colourful, and tastes like summer!
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.