Fabulous Recipes to Enjoy the Full Keto Experience.
Whether you are just starting out on your keto journey, or you’ve been keto for a while and looking to shake up your meal plans with new and exciting recipes, this list of The 9 Best Keto Cookbooks for 2021 will help you achieve your culinary wishes in your own kitchen.
When I first started the keto diet I had no idea how to cook delicious, low-carb foods outside basic meat and green veggie plate. All I knew was to add some melted cheese on top. But let’s be honest, That gets boring after a while.
Thankfully, there are many brilliant and talented keto chefs in the world who create fabulous recipes for us to learn how to make and enjoy. The cool part is, once you learn some of the basics of low-carb cooking from these cookbooks, you’ll likely find yourself tweaking a few ingredients to add your own flare.
Be sure to bookmark this page of the best keto cookbooks for 2021, because I will be updating it regularly!
At a Glance
Here is the quick list of the 9 best keto cookbooks for beginners and even advanced keto dieters I’m recommending… I’ll provide more detailed descriptions below.
Keto Soups & Stews by Carolyn Ketchum
Keto Made Easy: 100+ Easy Keto Dishes Made Fast to Fit Your Life by Megha Barot and Matt Gaedke
Southern Keto: 100+ Traditional Food Favorites for a Low-Carb Lifestyle by Natasha Newton
Easy Keto Desserts: 60+ Low-Carb, High-Fat Desserts for Any Occasion by Carolyn Ketchum
#1: Keto Soups & Stews by Carolyn Ketchum
Carolyn Ketchum is the keto-mastermind behind the website, All Day I Dream About Food which has become one of the most popular low-carb sites on the internet. In this book, you’ll find wonderfully crafted, hearty and comforting soups and stews, perfect for warming you up from the inside out.
For a super-simple chicken soup, check out my Chicken Soup for the Keto Soul recipe!
Carolyn shows you what soup-making tools you’ll need in the kitchen, the best soup spices and ingredients to stock your pantry, along with some easy keto-friendly food swaps.
A few recipes the book includes Chicken and Chorizo Stew, Turkey Taco Soup, Italian Meatball Veggie Soup, Spicy Tomato Bisque, Dairy Free Clam Chowder, and many more! In fact, there are more than 50 delicious soup and stew recipes to try for any occasion.
#2: Keto Instant Pot: 130+ Healthy Low-Carb Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker or Slow Cooker by Maria Emmerich
The Insta-Pot is one of the hottest things on the market these days for kitchen tools. Maria Emmerich, the creator of Keto Adapted, Maria Mind Body Health, has published a keto cookbook for all you Insta-Pot lovers out there!
Maria is passionate about helping others through proper nutrition because western medicine failed her early on. You’ll get a bit of her back story in this book and find out why she is eager to help others. And yes, all those awesome recipes!
In addition to recipes, you will also find Insta-Pot accessories, tips for success, meal-prep advice, and a keto diet food list. Also, for those of us that need a set-it-and-forget-it slower option, she also provides slow cooker instructions.
Recipes include Pumpkin Coffee Cake, Homemade Root Beer, Italian Chicken Chili, Philly Cheesesteak, and much more. Desserts, Meals, and Drinks? It’s all included in more than 160 amazing low-carb, high-fat recipes!
#3: Keto Made Easy: 100+ Easy Keto Dishes Made Fast to Fit Your Life by Megha Barot and Matt Gaedke
I was SO EXCITED when I found out these guys put out a keto cookbook. Megha and Matt are known for their website and YouTube channel KetoConnect, where they teach you about the keto diet, test out recipes on video, and experiment with keto-friendly sugars to see how they affect blood sugar. Not only a fun couple to follow on social media but a great resource for low-carb recipes!
Also see, Keto Hamburger Helper!
In Keto Made Easy, Magha and Matt show you how to recreate your favorite recipes in keto style! How would you like to try Crab Mac ‘n Cheese, Hush Puppies, and Gyros? All keto-approved!
#4: The Easy 5-Ingredient Ketogenic Diet Cookbook: Low-Carb, High-Fat Recipes for Busy People on the Keto Diet by Jen Fisch
Can I just say, they had me at 5 ingredients! This cookbook is full of recipes that are quick and easy to prepare, no matter how hectic your life may be. Here you’ll find 130 recipes using 5 ingredients or less, many of them one-pot meals, that can be ready in 30 minutes or less. Sign me up!
Along with a food list, pantry essentials and kitchen equipment, you’ll find recipes for smoothies, soups, salads, entrees, and desserts. Some of Jen’s recipes include Almond Butter Smoothie, Breakfast Quesadilla, Salmon Caesar Salad, Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken, Fudge Ice Pop, and much more!
#5: Simply Keto: A Practical Approach to Health & Weight Loss, with 100+ Easy Low-Carb Recipes by Suzanne Ryan
In Simply Keto, Suzanne Ryan gives you a glimpse into why she chose the ketogenic lifestyle after a life long struggle with weight. After losing 100 lbs. and reclaiming her health, she wrote this book to share her experience and to help others.
Inside you’ll find recipes, grocery shopping tips, and more than 100 easy recipes. As an added bonus, there’s a 30-day meal plan so you can easily get started right away on the keto diet.
And as a double bonus, she includes tips for staying keto while traveling, how to dine-out on keto, navigating coffee shops, and choosing keto-friendly road trip snacks from convenience stores.
#6: The Keto Diet: The Complete Guide to a High-Fat Diet, with More Than 125 Delectable Recipes and 5 Meal Plans to Shed Weight, Heal Your Body, and Regain Confidence by Leanne Vogel
The Keto Diet by Leanne Vogel is a one-stop guide for the ketogenic way of life. In this book, she shows you how to transition into keto life while maintaining a whole-foods, paleo-friendly diet.
With over 125 delicious recipes, you won’t get bored! You’ll find bacon-wrapped meatloaf (we’ve all seen those videos floating around Facebook, right!?), keto-friendly sandwich bread, and even Granola clusters!
Not only that, but her book gives five…count them FIVE 28-day meal plans! I honestly don’t know where else you’d find such a great deal included in a cookbook.
Leanne also realized there are not one-size fits all, even on the keto diet, so it’s a no judgment zone ?
#7: Southern Keto: 100+ Traditional Food Favorites for a Low-Carb Lifestyle by Natasha Newton
If you are from the south, the title alone will have you wanting to buy this book! Keto does not mean you have to give up your childhood favorites…it just means you need to get a little creative to find the right substitutes.
Natasha Newton has succeeded in doing that with this book! Breading, cheesecake, biscuits….oh my! Ground beef stroganoff, Chili-cheese pot pie, skillet cornbread? Need I say more? All your southern comfort foods made keto-friendly!
I even put a “southern flair” on jalapeño poppers with my Pimento Poppers recipe!
#8: Keto Comfort Foods by Maria Emmerich
Maria Emmerich is one of two authors who get two books on this list. Her recipes along with the next author listed are, in my humble opinion, the best out there!
Now, you may wonder why I have two comfort food books back-to-back. For me, a successful keto lifestyle is credited to all the wonderful Keto-friendly comfort foods. If it wasn’t for that, I would have given up a long time ago.
This book includes everything from glazed chocolate donuts to steak fries, Keto Debbie cupcakes to BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches! Take a stroll through the Amazon reviews with pictures and your mouth will soon be watering!
#9: Easy Keto Desserts: 60+ Low-Carb, High-Fat Desserts for Any Occasion by Carolyn Ketchum
Carolyn is the second keto cookbook author to be included on my list twice and with good reason. Folks, if you need an easy to make, low-carb dessert that is sure to WOW even the most skeptical keto critic, search no further!
I don’t know how she does it, perhaps some form of dark magic, but when eating a dessert recipe created by Carolyn Ketchum, you will swear you were cheating!
Easy Keto Desserts includes candies, cookies, cakes, and tarts! And if that isn’t enough, you also get to make frozen desserts, custards, mousse, and ice-cream! Say it isn’t so!
As I mentioned in this article, it was keto-friendly ice-cream that finally won my family over to the low-carb lifestyle. And it was one of Carolyn’s ice-cream recipes that I used. She is a genius in the kitchen, and her low-carb desserts are second to none.
I’m trying not to pick favorites, but if I had to pick a favorite book from this entire list, it would be Easy Keto Desserts. (By the way – you have to try my keto vanilla ice cream. While we’re talking sweet tooth, check out my other keto-friendly desserts as well.)
That concludes my list of The 9 Best Keto Cookbooks for 2021! Do you have a favorite keto cookbook that I did not mention? Comment below and let me know. I’d love to check it out!