The Ultimate Guide to the Best Keto BBQ Sides

Are you craving a sugar-free BBQ feast that won’t derail your low-carb or keto diet? Look no further! We’ve rounded up 16 mouthwatering keto-friendly and low-carb BBQ sides that will steal the show at your next party.

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Embrace the Creativity of Grilling

When it comes to grilling, it’s not just about the massive main dishes. The sides have the potential to shine as well. They offer an opportunity to get imaginative with salads, sauces, and appetizers, which can be challenging with traditional indoor cooking. Thankfully, even if you’re following a low-carb diet, you can still enjoy these flavorful creations.

Low-Carb Cranberry Sauce: Not Just for Holidays

Many people associate cranberry sauce with Thanksgiving or Christmas, but it can be a delightful accompaniment for chicken or turkey year-round. Our low-carb cranberry sauce recipe requires only four ingredients: cranberries, powdered erythritol (a recommended sweetener), brandy, and water. In just 10 minutes, you can whip up a sauce that will fool your sugar-craving friends.

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Pulled Pork Keto Stuffed Mushrooms: A Meaty Delight

Grilled stuffed portobello mushrooms serve as an excellent substitute for meat and heavy carbs like bread. Our recipe combines these fantastic mushrooms with cheese and succulent pulled pork, creating a delicious and satisfying low-carb treat. If you’re a pulled pork lover, don’t miss out on our leftover pulled pork recipes and ideas.

Creamy Garlic Salad Dressing: A Dressing Worth Celebrating

No side salad is complete without a delectable dressing. However, finding a keto-friendly dressing can be challenging due to the high sugar content in many store-bought options. Our dairy-free creamy garlic salad dressing recipe only requires five ingredients, ensuring you get all the flavor without any unnecessary junk.

Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Dip: A Classic, Keto-Style

No BBQ side list would be complete without a mention of chicken buffalo dip. Our low-carb version, made with shredded chicken, cream cheese, and sour cream, perfectly fits the keto bill. But what sets it apart is its undeniably mouthwatering taste.

Keto BBQ Sauce: Take Control of Your Sauce

Traditional BBQ sauces are often packed with sugars, making them unsuitable for keto or low-carb diets. While there are some keto-friendly options available, making your own sauce gives you complete control. Try our keto BBQ sauce recipe, which provides the perfect balance of sweetness and heat without the excessive sugar.

Ultra Thick 5-Minute Mayonnaise: A Creamy Delight

Mayonnaise holds a special place in the hearts of many sauce lovers. Our homemade keto mayo recipe is thick, creamy, quick, and perfect for those who prefer to avoid store-bought options. It’s remarkably simple to make and will elevate the flavor of any dish.

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Crispy Hemp Seed Crusted Chicken Strips: Crunchy Goodness

Sometimes, alongside your BBQ meat, you crave something crunchy. Our crispy hemp seed-crusted chicken strips are the answer. Packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fatty acids, these strips provide a guilt-free crunch to accompany your grilled chicken.

Keto Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps: A Fresh Take

While some may scoff at the idea of using lettuce as a wrap, those who give it a chance are often pleasantly surprised. Our keto chicken salad lettuce wraps feature smoked chicken thighs, garlic, mayo, and herbs, creating a delightful and satisfying wrap filling. Embrace the substitution and enjoy a healthier, yet incredibly delicious, alternative.

Cauliflower Potato Salad Recipe: The Keto Upgrade

Potato salad is a classic BBQ staple, but it’s typically loaded with carbs. Enter our keto-friendly alternative: cauliflower potato salad. By using cauliflower instead of potatoes, you can enjoy a healthier, low-carb version of this beloved side dish.

Low Carb Coleslaw: The Perfect Crunch

This low-carb coleslaw strikes the perfect balance of spice, sweetness, and crunch, making it an ideal keto side dish. Made with mayonnaise, sour cream, and your favorite BBQ sauce, it’s guaranteed to add that dreamy crunch to your barbecue.

Simple Caprese Zucchini Summer “Pasta” Salad: A Refreshing Delight

If you have a spiralizer, you’re in for a treat. Our zucchini summer “pasta” salad is a refreshing side dish or appetizer that perfectly complements a heavy BBQ meal. Say goodbye to carb-heavy pasta and welcome the light and flavorful zucchini strands.

Zucchini Pizza Slices: Healthy and Flavorful

These zucchini pizza slices retain all the best aspects of traditional pizza while swapping out the carb-loaded base for a healthier alternative. Indulge in guilt-free pizza flavor and enjoy your BBQ guilt-free.

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BBQ Bacon Wrapped Smokies: Indulge and Enjoy

Being on a keto diet doesn’t mean you can’t indulge. Our BBQ bacon-wrapped smokies are sweet, smokey, and heavenly delicious. Treat yourself to these bacon-wrapped delights and savor every bite.

Zucchini Nacho Chips: Satisfyingly Crunchy

Crunchy textures are often missed on the keto diet. Luckily, our mandolin-stripped zucchini nacho chips can satisfy your cravings. Quick-fried in oil, these crispy chips will be ready to enjoy in no time.

Harissa Portobello Mushroom “Tacos”: A Vegan Delight

The word “taco” is enough to capture anyone’s attention, and these harissa portobello mushroom “tacos” are no exception. Wrapped in lettuce, these vegan delights feature a blend of portobello mushroom, harissa, guacamole, and mixed spices. While they might not rival meat-filled tacos, they come impressively close.

Grilled Spicy Lime Shrimp: A Tangy Twist

Grilled shrimp skewers are a summer favorite, and this lime-infused recipe adds a delightful tartness to the mix. With a spicy marinade, lime, and cilantro, these shrimp skewers will satisfy even the most discerning palates.

So, there you have it! Our ultimate guide to the best keto BBQ sides. With these tantalizing recipes, you can enjoy a sugar-free and low-carb feast without compromising on flavor. Be sure to let us know your favorite in the comments below!

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