Heat up your frying pan! If you’re trying a ketogenic diet, there are a number of tasty skillet recipes for you to discover.
Most skillet recipes can be cooked entirely in one pan, making them ideal for when you want a fast meal that doesn’t require a lot of prep and that can be cleaned up easily. Skillet meals are best cooked in stainless steel cookware sets, ceramic cookware sets, or cast iron cookware sets. This is because they’re free of Teflon, a chemical that has been linked to health concerns such as kidney disease and cancer.
Something important to note about cooking with any of the above types of cookware sets is that heating your pan will be frequently referenced. If you’re cooking on the stove, this is an important part of the process. You need to warm your pan on medium heat, then add butter or oil to your pan. Once the butter or oil is bubbling, you can add your ingredients. This process helps to ensure that food won’t stick to the bottom of your pan.
So grab your pan and get cooking! Here are some delicious keto skillet recipes that you won’t want to miss out on.
Everything but the Bun Cheeseburger Casserole
This recipe is packed full of flavors and only requires a few ingredients. For this casserole, you’ll create a mixture of cream cheese, onion, garlic powder and sea salt. Once it is blended, you’ll mix in some cheese, spread it in your heated skillet, and let it bake at 350 degrees. You’ll end up with a nice, crispy casserole. This recipe is particularly nice for when you need to warm up on a chilly fall night. Click here for the full recipe.
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Parmesan Cream
Brussel sprouts often get a bad reputation because they’re cooked incorrectly. If the idea of eating soggy, boiled brussel sprouts disgusts you, try roasting them in a skillet! For this recipe, you’ll need to warm up some butter in your pan. Once it is heated, add your brussel sprouts and a few pinches of onions, and saute until the sprouts are golden brown.
To add some extra flavor, drizzle a parmesan cream sauce over the dish. You can use store-bought cream or make your own. To make your own, you’ll want to mix heavy cream and grated parmesan cheese, then season with garlic, pepper, and salt.
Ribeye Steak with Mushrooms
If you want perfectly seared steak, you’re going to need to master the art of skillet cooking! While there are many different cuts of steak you can choose from, this particular recipe calls for ribeye. Sear your steak with a simple seasoning of salt and pepper. As it cooks in the oven, cook your sliced mushrooms in the skillet with some butter. Once they are brown, add some garlic for seasoning. Once your steak is thoroughly cooked, add the mushrooms over your steak. While this recipe only uses a few ingredients, it has some big flavors.
Salt and Pepper Shrimp
If you’re a fan of shrimp, making your own is simple when you have a skillet. Toss your unpeeled shrimp in some salt, pepper, and canola oil. Heat your skillet and then cook your shrimp. Make sure all the shrimp are laying flat in the pan. Flip the shrimp frequently until they turn pink. This is when you’ll want to add any additional seasoning, such as chopped garlic or cilantro. If you add seasoning, cook the shrimp for a few more seconds to allow the flavors to set it. This recipe is best served warm.
Fried Chicken Taco Shells
Love tacos? Try this twist, which calls for taco shells made out of fried chicken. To make your shells, you’ll coat think pieces of chicken breast in a mixture of coconut flour, followed by egg wash, followed by crushed pork rinds. You’ll then fry them in your heated skillet. Click here for the full recipe.
Once you have your shells, you can then fill them with your favorite veggies. Getting the thickness of the shells just right can be tricky, but remember that it is better to aim for thin shells so that you can fold your tacos up.
Making delicious keto meals is easy when you have a skillet! Above are some favorite recipes, but a simple internet search will bring up plenty more. As you see from the recipes mentioned here, most skillet recipes only call for a handful of ingredients.
If you’re currently following a keto diet, do you have a favorite skillet recipe? Comment down below!