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25 Easy Instant Pot Keto Recipes

25 Keto Instant Pot Recipes with Nutritional Values

Have you tried using the instant pot yet? A pressure cooker is an amazing option for everyone who doesn’t necessarily have a lot of time to cook but want to continue eating low carb diet.

Instant pot truly has the power to make the food flavorful, soft and tasty. So, if you’re looking for quick yet healthy meal ideas, you’ve come to the right place!

Today I’m sharing some of the best keto instant pot recipes out there that are delicious and nutritious. Don’t have an instant pot yet?

You can get this multicooker that does the job and proves to be a good investment. For those on low budgets, don’t worry, this instant pot is slightly cheaper and, trust me, worth every $$.

Now, let’s jump straight into the recipes. I’ve included the nutritional values.

Also, I’m sharing a few keto dessert options that you can also cook in a pressure cooker! Who could have thought it’s possible?

1. TSO‘s Chicken

TSO‘s Chicken


If you’re a fan of Chinese cuisine just like me, you’re almost guaranteed to appreciate this recipe. The best thing about it is that it’s a much healthier version of what you’d probably get in a restaurant.

Plus, it’s not that hard to make. Usually, TSO’s chicken is fried to get that extra crispiness.

However, we’re going to avoid that with this one here. Instead, saute it in the instant pot in avocado oil until the chicken is brownish.

To make this dish low carb, we’re going to use a few tricks. First, we’re going to use almond flour instead of the regular one. You can check out a good deal right here.

Also, I recommend using this sweetener instead of regular sugar. Erythritol is the most gut-friendly sweetener out there right now.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 276
  • Fats: 13g
  • Net Carbs: 5g
  • Protein: 29g

2. Sausage Soup

Sausage Soup


There is nothing better than eating a pot of delicious soup in the evening. A truly delicious meal for the weekend.

Do note that low carb soups are a little bit heavier than the regular ones. Thus, if you’re super busy that day or choose to eat soup for lunch, be careful.

You might get sleepy all of the sudden. Anyway, this dish is great if you’re looking to make something that you could eat for a couple of days.

Just heat up the leftovers and you’re good to eat!

Per Serving (Calculated):

  • Calories: 360
  • Fats: 28.5g
  • Net Carbs: 2.9g
  • Protein: 21.5g

3. Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Broccoli Cheddar Soup


If you’re on a low carb diet, you probably know that broccoli is one of those low carb veggies you can eat on the keto diet.

This little soup recipe will help you to incorporate more of those into your diet. Eating vegetables is very important no matter what diet you’re on!

So, if you’re a bit of a cheddar and broccoli fan, definitely go for this little meal.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 487
  • Fats: 44g
  • Net Carbs: 6g
  • Protein: 18g

4. Sour Cream Pork Chops

Sour Cream Pork Chops


Pork chops are just one of those foods that everyone in the family will enjoy. No matter the choice of diet!

The great thing about it is that you really will only spend a couple of minutes preparing it. The instant pot will do the rest for you.

Here, you have a chance to get creative too. Play with the spices, see what your family enjoys best. You should make the recipe with sour cream.

However, if you want something lighter, you can always skip the sour cream and just add a little bit of water. The pork will be softer and you’ll get a chance to play with some herbs and spices.

You can serve it with cauliflower mesh or your favorite low carb salad. Check a few recipes for those here, in case you need some inspiration.

As for the cauliflower mesh, all you need to make it is a vegetable steamer and a food processor. I’m all about doing things on a low budget, so here is a low budget food processor I recommend.

Also, to save $$ on the steamer, just get a stainless steel steamer basket.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 360
  • Fats: 27.7g
  • Net Carbs: 5.1g
  • Protein: 20.6g

5. Filipino Chicken Adobo

Filipino Chicken Adobo


Here is a quick keto chicken recipe that will give you a taste of Filipino cuisine. And, one thing is for sure, it’ll taste authentic.

The only thing I didn’t like in this recipe was the usage of brown sugar. You can try the recipe with it but it’s better to change it to granulated sweetener.

Once again, erythritol is your best bet here. However, it might alter the taste of the recipe a little bit.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 298
  • Fats: 23g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 17g

6. Chile Verde

Chile Verde


If you thought you can only make pork Chile Verde in a slow cooker, you’re wrong. Just in under an hour you can use a pressure cooker to get all that pork soft.

It’s enough time for the flavors to really get into the meat. Overall, it’s a simple yet very delicious meal to try.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 342
  • Fats: 22g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 32g

7. Brats With Beer

Brats With Beer


This is a perfect recipe for those busy nights when you have absolutely no time to cook. Get a few bratwurst sausages and cook them in an instant pot.

These are great because they’re low carb. However, always make sure to check the label before buying these.

Some of them are flavored and have added sugar that completely not necessary.

Per Serving (Calculated):

  • Calories: 462
  • Fats: 39g
  • Net Carbs: 6.7g
  • Protein: 17.8g

8. Crack Chicken

Crack Chicken


Creamy and full of flavor – these words describe this dish just how it is. I’m loving this recipe because it’s a massive source of protein.

For those who actively exercise and are trying to build muscle, that’s definitely a good dinner or lunch choice. Also, if you have kids, getting protein is important for general growth too.

Another great thing about this dish is that you can make it from frozen chicken. Yes, you simply have to take it out of the freezer and start cooking.

That’s a relief if defrosting the meat is exactly the thing you always forget.  Since you’re going to want to shred the chicken for this recipe, here are a few ways you can do that.

You can use a standing mixer. Here is one of very good quality. I recommend buying it because it’ll literally work forever.

But, if you’re on a lower budget, here is a much cheaper option. If you don’t blend that often, it’ll serve you well.

You could also use a food processor. A budget food processor I always recommend is this one here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 437
  • Fats: 27.6g
  • Net Carbs: 4.3g
  • Protein: 41.2g

9. Chili Verde

Chili Verde


This Chili Verde is made out of chicken. It’s a saucy stew that can get very spicy if you want to be that way.

It’s absolutely delicious with cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles. In case you’re not sure how to make noodles out of vegetables to keep your dishes low carb, here is the device you can use.

Vegetable spiralizer is a must have at any home where eating healthy is important.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 310
  • Fats: 15g
  • Net Carbs: 6g
  • Protein: 37g

10. Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken


Butter and chicken might be two of your favorite things. The dish is full of fats and protein!

What I personally love about this recipe is that you can make it taste whatever way you want. Just play with the herbs and spices here and you’ll be surprised how different the dish will be each time.

Have fun!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 394
  • Fats: 30g
  • Net Carbs: 9g
  • Protein: 20g

11. Chicken Thighs

Chicken Thighs


Chicken thighs are my favorite dish for multiple reasons. First, they are delicious and you can get creative with the sauces you use.

Also, they’re very simple to make and it’s ultimately a perfect ketogenic dinner dish or just a great option for a low carb lunch.

With a nice salad, it really makes for a beautiful and healthy meal no matter what diet you’re on (even if on none at all).

Per Serving (Calculated):

  • Calories: 249
  • Fats: 17.6g
  • Net Carbs: 0.4g
  • Protein: 20.2g

12. Salsa Chicken Soup

Salsa Chicken Soup


A fan of soups? This salsa chicken soup might be just for you. Introduce Mexican flavors into your home so that it’s not always boring.

For this recipe, you’ll need salsa (which you can make or buy) and taco seasoning mix (you can buy it here). These two are very flavorful and will truly give the dish the character.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 310
  • Fats: 20g
  • Net Carbs: 5.5g
  • Protein: 23g

13. Lemon Butter Chicken Thighs

Lemon Butter Chicken Thighs

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Chicken thighs are generally speaking easy to make. However, this recipe has a little bit of a twist on it that makes the dish even more special.

Use lemon juice and lemon zest to give it a beautiful acidic taste. You could also introduce orange to give the chicken a little bit of sweetness.

Chicken tends to absorb the juices quite well. Thus, give it a try!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 380
  • Fats: 29g
  • Net Carbs: 3g
  • Protein: 24g

14. Carnitas



Bring in the Mexican vibes with this easy and yet such delicious dish. Usually, for Mexican carnitas, you have to slow-fry the pork in lard.

Since we’re all just human, this is a much easier version of the recipe. The instant pot will keep the pork very soft which makes it perfect for the meal.

Also, make sure you’re not buying regular tortillas. You’re going to need the low carb ones.

You’ll need to make them yourself. So, that’s a little bit of extra work you need to be aware of.

You could also just use romaine lettuce to wrap it all up. That’s even a healthier way to eat this dish!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 272
  • Fats: 15g
  • Net Carbs: 2g
  • Protein: 30g

15. Pork Chops Dinner

Pork Chops Dinner


These pork chops are very simple but I love this recipe because it incorporates veggies very well. Just get frozen green beans, Brussel sprouts, a can of diced tomatoes and you’re good to go.

A very simple, low carb recipe that you definitely want to try. The whole family is probably going to love it and it’s extra easy to make.

Also, remember that incorporating frozen veggies into your cooking is great. Often, they’re frozen fresh and in the season they’re supposed to grow.

That gives the veggies a little bit of extra nutrition since the soil is naturally ready to grow them.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 282
  • Fats: 10g
  • Net Carbs: 7g
  • Protein: 35g

16. Shrimp With Coconut Milk

Shrimp With Coconut Milk


This shrimp recipe is great if you get tired of eating meat and want something different. It’s absolutely delicious.

Obviously, it’s served with regular rice in the recipe, but you should definitely avoid it. Go for cauliflower rice instead or just have a salad as a side.

You can never go wrong with a healthy salad!

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 192
  • Fats: 12g
  • Net Carbs: 3g
  • Protein: 16g

17. Cioppino Seafood Stew

Cioppino Seafood Stew


If you love stews and usually make them with meat, here is something a little bit different. Try these seafood stew.

What I love about it is that you can use a mix of whatever it is that you like. Whether it’s shrimp, mussels, fish chunks or scallops, it’s completely up to you.

Choose what you love the most and make it into a low carb meal. Why not?

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 241
  • Fats: 10g
  • Net Carbs: 8g
  • Protein: 18g

18. Chinese Braised Spareribs

Chinese Braised Spareribs


If you’re a fan of Chinese cuisine, you know how limited your choices can get once you’re on the keto diet. Fear not, this recipe will save your soul!

The key here is to cook the ribs in the sauce to make sure they absorb the flavors in the small amount of time they have.

For the recipe, you’ll need minced garlic, ginger, this bean garlic sauce, and dark soy sauce.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 399
  • Fats: 32g
  • Net Carbs: 5g
  • Protein: 19g

19. Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings


I’m afraid nothing says ‘’comfort food’’ more than dumplings do. While it’s not the easiest recipe to make, it’s definitely worth it.

You will have to spend some time making the low carb dough that’s in the recipe (make sure to click to get more info). However, if you feel like eating something more special and you have a little more time to spare, give it a try.

The Italian season here is the key! You can get it here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 273
  • Fats: 14g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 28g

20. Low Carb Cauliflower and Cheese

 Low Carb Cauliflower and Cheese


This is definitely comforting food. If you don’t feel like eating anything huge and just want something that doesn’t contain meat, it’s a perfect option.

It’s good to change it up a little bit here and there. Also, it works perfectly fine as a side too.

So, would definitely recommend it if guests are coming or if you have a big a family.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 270
  • Fats: 21g
  • Net Carbs: 7g
  • Protein: 11g

Instant Pot Desserts That are Low Carb

I’m a big believer in desserts. I do think that a healthy diet with whole foods is very important for our health. However, I also believe that deprivation or lack doesn’t help us feel completely happy nor balanced.

So, you always have to treat yourself! Everything, in moderation, is perfectly fine, and might even make you appreciate the things you eat even more.

Thus, I’m sharing a few instant pot desserts that are also low carb! Check them out!

21. Spice Cake

Spice Cake


If you’re a fan of ginger, cinnamon and clove flavors, definitely give this recipe a try. It’s very simple yet delicious.

For me, it’s best with a cup of black coffee or tea. It’s not extremely sweet which makes it a good dessert to serve for any guest.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 229
  • Fats: 21g
  • Net Carbs: 2g
  • Protein: 6g

22. Chocolate Pudding Cake

Chocolate Pudding Cake


If you’re a fan of chocolate pudding, you’re absolutely going to enjoy this cake. It’s easy to make.

Also, make sure to add a few strawberries here and there to introduce a little bit of acidity. A few strawberries are ok to eat when you’re on the keto diet.

These mini cakes are perfectly moist so they’ll just melt in your mouth. Overall, it’s a great recipe for any occasion or guest.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 156
  • Fats: 5g
  • Net Carbs: 7g
  • Protein: 7g

23. Almond Carrot Cake

Almond Carrot Cake


Carrot cake is such a classic that many love. It’s never too sweet and simply perfect for any occasion.

I absolutely enjoy the low carb recipe and I felt the need to share it with you. It’s fairly simple, you’re going to need to use almond flour instead of regular wheat flour.

Also, a sweetener is a must here. As mentioned before, I recommend erythritol. You can buy a pack of it here.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 268
  • Fats: 25g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 6g

24. Instant Pot Cheesecake

Instant Pot Cheesecake


This cheesecake is just so delicious. It‘s great for any occasion whether it‘s a celebration or just a lazy Sunday afternoon.

The cheesecake has almond flour crust which keeps it low carb.

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 460
  • Fats: 45g
  • Net Carbs: 4.5g
  • Protein: 11g

25. Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee


If you love creme brulee, you‘re going to love making it in instant pot. Super easy, doesn‘t require a lot of ingredients and totally worth it.

The recipe uses regular granulated sugar. Make sure to use erythritol to keep it low carb.

I‘ve calculated the number of carbs you‘d get if you used the sweetener instead.

Per Serving (calculated):

  • Calories: 382
  • Fats: 34g
  • Net Carbs: 2.5g
  • Protein: 4g


I’m hoping some of these instant pot meal ideas have given you a very much needed inspiration! Have fun cooking, it truly doesn’t have to be hard and you can eat nutritious food without spending hours making it.