Vegetarian keto recipes

Whether you’re a full-time vegetarian, not in the mood for meat, or are getting ready for Meatless Monday, we have some excellent vegetarian keto recipes for you and your family.

Keto doesn’t have to mean eating a carnivore diet. We offer plenty of vegetarian choices, enjoyed by dedicated low-carb vegetarians and meat-eaters who like to mix it up.

If you choose to follow a lacto-ovo vegetarian way of eating, low carb will provide all the nutrients you need. Lacto-ovo means avoiding meat, poultry, and fish, and eating primarily vegetables, nuts, eggs, and dairy. Check out our guide on how to follow a healthy vegetarian keto diet.

Hemp seeds — top protein source on a vegetarian keto diet
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Top protein source: Hemp seeds
9 grams of protein and 1 gram of net carb
per ounce (28 grams)

Greek yoghurt — top protein source on a vegetarian keto diet
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Top protein source: Greek yogurt
15 to 20 grams of protein and 4 to 7 grams of carbs
per 6 ounces (170 grams)

Eggs — top protein source on a vegetarian keto diet
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Top protein source: Eggs
14 grams of protein and 1 gram of carb
per two large eggs

Cottage cheese — top protein source on a vegetarian keto diet
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Top protein source: Cottage cheese
20 grams of protein and 6 grams of carbs
per 6 ounces (170 grams)

Parmesan and Romano cheese — top protein source on a vegetarian keto diet
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Top protein source: Parmesan and Romano cheese
9 to 10 grams of protein and 1 gram of carb
per ounce (28 grams)

Hard and semi-hard cheese (cheddar, gouda, provolone, Swiss, etc.) — top protein source on a vegetarian keto diet
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Top protein source: Hard and semi-hard cheese
6 to 8 grams of protein and 0.5 to 1.5 gram of carbs
per ounce (28 grams)

Soft cheese (Brie, Camembert, feta, blue cheese, queso blanco, etc.) — top protein source on a vegetarian keto diet
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Top protein source: Soft cheese
4 to 6 grams of protein and 0 to 1 gram of carb
per ounce (28 grams)

Peanut or almond butter — top protein source on a vegetarian keto diet
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Top protein source: Peanut or almond butter
7 to 8 grams of protein and 4 grams of net carbs
per 2 tablespoons (32 grams)


What vegetables are preferred on a keto diet? A good rule of thumb is to avoid vegetables that grow below ground and instead eat above-ground vegetables. Check out our popular video, 10 best keto vegetables, to learn more.


Lastly, choosing vegetables that are in season is often a smart move. Why? When produce is in season, it’s usually easier to find options that are organic, locally grown — and they’re often more affordable.

Our favorite vegetarian keto breakfasts

There are many options for healthy and filling keto breakfasts. Classics, like scrambled eggs, boiled eggs, and cheese omelets, are perfect high-protein, low-carb options that will keep you satisfied for hours.

Scrambled eggs with basil and butter

Jumpstart your day with scrambled eggs with cream, cheese, fresh herbs, and butter.


Keto mushroom omelet

This hearty omelet is vegetarian and healthy, and just takes just minutes to cook!


Keto cauliflower hash browns

These rich, buttery, keto hashbrowns totally wow even the traditional hashbrown fanatics.


More vegetarian keto breakfasts


The easiest vegetarian keto meals & dinners

Vegetables in vibrant colors served with eggs cooked the way you like them and a nice dollop of smooth mayo on top sounds like a winner to us. Experiment with different textures and seasonings to create your own favorite recipes.

Keto gnocchi

Did you think pasta was off-limits on keto? Think again with this delicious keto gnocchi.


Keto cheese pie with mushrooms

This delectable flavor-packed cheese and mushroom pie makes a perfect vegetarian keto meal.


Keto Caprese omelet

This super easy, keto dish works for breakfast, lunch, or dinner — and is sure to be a new favorite.


More keto vegetarian meals

Our favorite vegetarian keto sides

Indulge in all of our side dishes and combine them with your favorite meals and condiments for the perfect keto meal.

Butter fried broccoli

Even veggie skeptics will have a hard time turning down broccoli fried in butter with a sprinkle of sea salt.

Creamed green cabbage

This smooth, creamy low-carb side dish is so adaptable, you can make a double batch and enjoy it all week.

Baked cauliflower parmesan

This delicious cauliflower side dish takes just minutes to prep.


More vegetarian keto side dishes