Most popular keto and low carb recipes of 2021

Happy New Year, Diet Doctor readers!

This year has been full of inspiring collaborations and creative recipes for the Recipe Team. As we continue to prepare for the new and exciting year ahead, we thought it would be fitting to revisit some of our blockbusters.

Here, we’ve rounded up the most visited, liked, and shared recipes of 2021! It’s good to see so much variety in your preferences: main courses, appetizers, desserts, and even a soup made it to the top 10. 

One thing is clear — there’s nothing you enjoy more than a quick and simple high-protein recipe. Delicious creations from our collaborators like Katie Caldesi, Pascale Naessens, and Sahil Makhija dominate the list full of strong contenders for the number one spot.


Top 10 recipes 2021

Below, you’ll find the full list of the Top 10 recipes of 2021. It is listed from tenth to first; scroll down to see the winner!

10. Loaded keto breakfast wrap

It didn’t take long for Libby Jenkinson’s hearty breakfast wrap to become one of the most popular recipes on this site. What’s not to love?

9. Low carb strawberry and cream pie

Last summer, there was one dessert you couldn’t get enough of. And who could blame you? Few things can compete with this creamy strawberry pie on a sunny summer day.

8. Broccoli cheddar soup

This velvety soup was the go-to to comfort food for many this year. It should come as no surprise; we all turn to quick and easy soups when temperatures drop!

7. Baked mascarpone and blueberry dessert

A dessert so simple, even a complete novice can feel like a master chef. With only 3 ingredients and 14 minutes of cooking time, this decadent mascarpone dessert rapidly climbed to the top 10.

6. Low carb deep dish pan pizza

Ah, what kind of top 10 would it be without the beloved pizza? This low carb version has all the necessities: sausage, pepperoni, onions, and a thick crust. Top it off with a melty layer of mozzarella, and you’ve got yourself the number six spot!

5. Low carb Danish skillet

We’d be lying if we told you that we didn’t see this coming. It’s fluffy, egg-based pastry heaven in a pan, after all!

4. Chicken skillet with mushrooms and parmesan

A hearty chicken meal under 30 minutes is essential to maintaining a nutritious keto diet. This skillet by Lisa MarcAurele checks all the boxes.

3. The high protein bread

Finding the perfect keto bread recipe can be difficult, but it seems like you’ve found yours! Not only is this high protein bread low in carbs, but it’s also gluten-free.

2. Keto crack chicken

This recipe immediately caught everyone’s attention and never let up. The classic combination of cream cheese, ranch seasoning, and bacon plus fuss-free preparation = second place secured!

1. Keto mini-quiche with ham

Pascale Naessens’ mini-quiche is versatile, nutritious, simple, and quick to prepare. Enjoy it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, warm or cold. It even works as finger food. You don’t need an excuse to enjoy this well deserved first-place winner!