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20+ Recipes That Will Make Eating Keto at Cookouts Easy and Delicious

Being Keto is something that I’ve been doing for more than 9 months, and I love the way I feel and look (hello, 70+ pounds gone and kept off!)  It’s summer down here in Texas and as we head into the 4th of July week when everyone is cooking out, spending time with friends and family who may not be Keto, it’s important to me that I have some recipes that will appeal to not only my Keto family but to everyone who celebrates with us.  I have many Keto friendly recipes and easily Keto adaptable recipes here on A Southern Fairytale, but I reached out to some of my favorite Low Carb and Keto blogger friends, and I’m happy to have more than 20 Keto Recipes to help make eating keto at cookouts easy and delicious!!! 

20 Keto Recipes for Summer 

20+ recipes for eating keto at cookouts

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We love having friends and family over for summer cookouts and we love attending summer cookouts at others houses, and being keto doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy all the yummy summer cookout recipes, but it can mean being a little more creative and often bringing our own foods.  What I’ve learned, is eating keto at summer cookouts means when I bring recipes like the ones I’m about to share with y’all, often means even my non-keto friends are going to dive in and love what we’ve brought without realizing they’re ‘eating keto’.

For your summer cookout pleasure, I bring you 20+ Recipes for Eating Keto at Summer Cookouts 



These Low Carb Sweet & Spicy Kielbasa Bites from All Day I Dream About Food WILL be making an appearance at our 4th of July cookout this week!

I am a Southern Girl and I grew up eating Pimiento Cheese, which means I am obsessed with these Pimento Cheese Stuffed Peppers from Peas and Crayons

keto friendly pimento cheese stuffed peppers

These Grilled Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs from Kaylyn’s Kitchen could be an appetizer or a main dish, and I think they’re positively mouthwatering!

Buffalo Shrimp has been one of our favorite appetizers since back in my restaurant days.  I LOVE these Buffalo Shrimp Lettuce Wrapped Tacos from Peas and Carrots

Avocados are always a win for Keto and for cookouts and these Baked Avocado Egg and Bacon Boats are a delicious app (or breakfast option) for a cookout

Cream Cheese Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos are a family tradition for over 20 years, but let’s turn that recipe up a notch with this GUACAMOLE stuffed Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos recipe!


The Main Event

These Spicy Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Bowls are a delicious way to have your burger and eat it, too.

These Grilled Moroccan Chicken Kabobs from Food Faith Fitness are packed with flavor and we all know finger foods are summer cookout favorites!

grilled moroccan chicken kabobs

Let’s talk fancy-not-fancy cookout mains with these Quick Garlic Butter Prawns from Recipes from a Pantry.  Y’all.. these are gorgeous, quick, and easy!

Fajitas are a must at most of our summer cookouts because they’re a crowd pleaser, and I am loving this Low Carb Fajita Stuffed Grilled Flank Steak from All Day I Dream About Food

Kabobs and finger foods are easy for cookouts and these Grilled Shrimp and Scallop Kabobs from Culinary Ginger are a delicious way to eat keto at your cookout.

If your summer cookouts are like ours, the grill is always full, and people are always hungry – These Instant Pot West African Inspired Ribs from Recipes From A Pantry allow you to serve more food to your guests and use one of the hottest kitchen gadgets around… The Instant Pot.  << amazon affiliate link


Side Dishes

I am obsessed with Cobb Salads, and the only reason I’m calling this Lettuce Free Keto Cobb Salad from Kaylyn’s Kitchen a side dish, is because I think everyone will want some of it (I would totally eat it as a main and a side – LOL)

lettuce free keto cobb salad


Bacon, Basil, Blue Cheese, and Avocado come together in this bright, rich, Triple B Summer Salad that will pair with steak, chicken, or seafood.

If Potato Salad is your side dish jam, don’t worry!  You can still have potato style salads and I’ve got TWO different versions for you!

This Cauliflower Potato Salad Recipe from Wholesome Yum offers the tang of Dijon Mustard and Apple Cider Vinegar for those who like a little bite.

For those who like egg in their Potato Salad, this Low Carb Mock Cauliflower Potato Salad from Food Faith Fitness offers the bite of Dijon Mustard and Apple Cider Vinegar with fresh herbs and eggs.

Bacon makes everything better and is the best friend of Keto lifestyles everywhere, right?  This Low-Carb Fried Cabbage with Bacon from Kaylyn’s Kitchen makes my heart and tummy happy!  Can’t wait to throw this together and serve with grilled sausage! YUM!

Bacon and More Bacon!  This Bacon Wrapped Asparagus can be grilled or made in the oven, just adjust for your favorite Keto-friendly seasoning.

Love this Healthy Cucumber, Tomato, Avocado Salad recipe filled with bright colors and summer garden flavors  from Peas and Crayons



These Gluten Free, Paleo & Keto Strawberry Shortcakes from Gnom-Gnom are a perfect summer dessert!

This Gluten-Free Sugar-Free Strawberry Pie is another yummy option for a keto summer cookout dessert option!

How about these Low Carb Fudgesicles from All Day I Dream About Food for the Chocoholics at your cookout!

Sugar Free Keto Fudgesicles



some of these recipes may need a little tweaking depending on whether you’re Strict Keto, Lazy Keto, or Dirty Keto

I’d love to hear what Keto Recipes you’ll be having at your summer cookout!

For More Keto Deliciousness – Check out these 18 Delicious Keto Friendly Snacks and Treats


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