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2-INGREDIENT KETO IDEAS (99+)

Discover tasty 2-Ingredient Keto Ideas that fit into a busy lifestyle. These recipes make it easier to stay on track with low-carb meals.

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2-ingredient Keto Ideas are ideal to have on hand. These recipes and ideas make the preparation of meals and snacks super easy, especially if you live a busy and active lifestyle or you’re budgeting or you’re focused on getting into ketosis. Personally I have discovered that when I spend less time in the kitchen, working with ingredients, the less cravings I experience.

DO 2-INGREDIENT KETO COMBO’S INCLUDE SEASONINGS AS INGREDIENTS?

Seasonings for 2-Ingredient Keto Recipes

When preparing 2-Ingredient Keto Ideas don’t count the seasonings. The seasonings are not actual ingredients. In fact, getting a balance of our 5 taste sensations within 2-ingredient keto recipes can be the key to feeling satisfied or eliminating cravings. The 5 taste sensations are salty, sweet, butter, tangy (sour) and umami.

Umami is the 5th taste sensation and is the Japanese word for yummy. This sensation refers to roundness and depth of flavor. Some seasonings can create the 5th taste sensation for your 2-Ingredient Keto Recipes. Seasoning loaded with umami include soy sauce, miso paste, dash, fish sauce, oyster sauce, truffle oil, match, and more!

2-Ingredient Keto Ideas with Wine

Due to the way wine effects ketosis and weight loss, I highly suggest you only sip wine with dinner and maybe just on the weekends. If you are following a low-carb lifestyle and have already reached your weight and fitness goals, then there’s every reason to enjoy a low-carb wine with dinner.

If preparing a 2-Ingredient Keto recipe for dinner always consider the most predominant taste sensation in the 2-ingredient combination and pair that taste sensation with the wine. Here are some examples:

Baked Chicken Thighs and Rosemary:

Chicken is the most predominant ingredient here.  Normally white wine works nicely with chicken. 

But it can also work with light, fruity reds, too.  Fresh rosemary offers a pleasant bitter flavor that we cannot ignore in the food and wine partnership.  Choose Pinot Noir for this partnership.  This light, fruity red has some pleasant bitterness of its own that will complement the rosemary flavor.  The wine’s acidity will nicely offset the rosemary, too. 

Add some salt.  This will also bridge this combination together and with the wine.

Salmon and Dill Sauce:

Salmon is a fatty food and so demands a white wine with some weight to match.

Lamb Chops and Mint Yogurt:

Lamb is fatty and needs a red wine.  Yogurt is tangy and lighter in nature.  So we have a light ingredient and a heavy ingredient working together.  Choose a wine in the middle, such as a light, fruity red – Pinot Noir.  The wine’s acidity will complement the yogurt.  The wine also has enough structure to stand up to lamb.

Pork Tenderloin and Mustard
Glaze:

Pork and mustard can work with Pinot Noir, as well.  The wine’s complexity will complement the flavor of mustard.  The wine is also structure enough to work with pork.

Baked Cod and Lemon:

White wineworks with fish, of course.  Lemon is tangy.  Let’s go with a light, fruity wine with good acidity to complement the tanginess of lemon.  Think Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, or a dry Riesling.

Ground Beef Skewers and
Cumin:

Beef is a fatty meat and so needs a big, red wine to match. Cumin is a heavy spice.  How about a full-body, fruity red to match
like Zinfandel or Cabernet Franc?

Turkey Burgers and Avocado:

This 2-ingredient combination demands a white wine with some weight to stand up to the fattiness of avocado.  Choose a full-bodied, creamy. Chardonnay.

WINE TIPS:

ALCOHOL AND KETOSIS:

To support your Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle, opt for quality, non-alcoholic wines that are low-carb and low in sugar. Additionally, alcohol does not align with a keto diet or low-carb lifestyle. Moreover, your liver processes alcohol before nutrients, pausing ketone creation and slowing the ketosis process. Furthermore, your body will metabolize alcohol as fuel before utilizing food, which can decelerate fat burning and may lead to the storage of carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Moreover, alcohol consumption stimulates the appetite, potentially causing overeating.

ALCOHOL AND HEALTH:

Did you know that when you consume alcohol, your liver has to work extra hard to break it down? This can result in damage to your liver. Furthermore, it can elevate your risk of health issues such as inflammation and cancer, particularly with heavy consumption. Additionally, alcohol can disrupt your blood sugar levels, leaving you feeling dehydrated and disrupting your body’s normal functions.

NON-ALCOHOLIC WINE AND HEALTH BENEFITS:

Non-alcoholic wines with minimal carbs and sugar are advantageous for your health. They not only aid in weight management, blood sugar control, and hydration but also contain essential nutrients and antioxidants from grapes that can decrease your risk of health conditions like heart disease. Consequently, since they lack alcohol, they’re ideal for socializing without any adverse effects, promoting feelings of happiness and reduced stress.

2-Ingredient Keto Ideas like Avocado and Eggs

In the morning we often don’t have time to prepare a complicated breakfast. 2-Ingredient Keto Recipes for the morning are ideal. Here are 10 ideas:

For a hearty breakfast, start with Bacon and Eggs. Cook the bacon until crispy, then use the flavorful fat to fry or scramble the eggs. Avocado and Eggs make a nutritious duo. Simply halve the avocado, remove the pit, and crack an egg into each half. Bake until the egg is set.

Indulge in Cream Cheese Pancakes by blending cream cheese and eggs until smooth, then cook them like regular pancakes. For a satisfying and easy-to-make pudding, try Chia Seed Pudding. Mix chia seeds with unsweetened almond milk, let it sit in the fridge overnight, and top with keto-friendly berries.

Enjoy a savory treat with Smoked Salmon Roll-Ups. Spread cream cheese on smoked salmon slices, roll them up, and savor the flavor. Coconut Flour Porridge offers a warm and comforting breakfast option. Mix coconut flour with almond milk, microwave until thickened, and add keto-friendly sweeteners or flavorings to taste.

Savor the flavors of a Sausage and Cheese Omelette by cooking sausage and melting cheese in a pan, then pouring scrambled eggs over and cooking until set. For a protein-packed breakfast, combine Greek Yogurt with Berries. Mix unsweetened Greek yogurt with keto-friendly berries for a quick and satisfying meal.

For a low-carb twist on a classic, try Cauliflower Hash Browns. Grate cauliflower, mix with beaten eggs, form into patties, and cook until golden brown. Finally, for a quick and crunchy breakfast, enjoy Almond Butter and Celery Sticks. Simply spread almond butter on celery sticks for a satisfying morning snack.

2-Ingredient Keto Ideas like Tomato Soup

Here are 10 simple 2-Ingredient combinations you can prepare for breakfast:

Indulge in Creamy Broccoli Soup by steaming or boiling broccoli until tender, then blending it with heavy cream until smooth. For a zesty kick, try Spicy Tomato Soup. Simmer canned tomatoes with red pepper flakes until heated through, then blend if desired.

Enjoy the earthy flavors of Mushroom Bone Broth Soup by sautéing mushrooms and adding bone broth, simmering until the mushrooms are tender. For a light and nutritious option, try Spinach and Chicken Broth Soup. Add fresh spinach to hot chicken broth and simmer until wilted.

For a comforting bowl, whip up Cauliflower Soup by boiling or steaming cauliflower until soft, then blending it with broth until creamy. Delight in the aromatic flavors of Garlic and Asparagus Soup by sautéing asparagus and garlic, then simmering until the asparagus is tender.

Warm up with Turmeric Ginger Chicken Soup by combining chicken broth with turmeric and ginger, simmering until the flavors meld. For a refreshing twist, try Zucchini Noodle Soup. Spiralize or thinly slice zucchini, add to hot broth, and cook until tender.

For a taste of exotic spices, savor Curry Cauliflower Soup by steaming or boiling cauliflower, blending it with coconut milk, and warming it on the stove. Finally, relish the nutty notes of Green Bean Almond Soup by steaming or boiling green beans, blending them with almond butter until smooth, then heating until warmed through.

2-Ingredient Keto Ideas like Tuna Salad

Do you ever feel like all you want to eat is salad? Well, here are 10 2-ingredient Keto ideas for salads you can enjoy at any time of the day:

Savor the simplicity of Caprese Salad. Slice fresh mozzarella and cherry tomatoes, arranging them on a plate.  Drizzle with olive oil. Optionally, add a sprinkle of fresh basil for extra flavor. Dive into freshness with Cucumber and Feta Salad. Dice cucumber, crumbling feta cheese, mixing them together, and adding a splash of olive oil.

For a hearty dish, enjoy Avocado and Bacon Salad by dicing avocado. Crumble cooked bacon, tossing them together. Season with salt and pepper. Relish the classic taste of Egg Salad. Chop hard-boiled eggs, mixing them with mayonnaise, and seasoning to taste with salt and pepper.

For a protein-packed option, try Tuna Salad. Drain canned tuna, mixing it with mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper. Delight in the vibrant flavors of Spinach and Goat Cheese Salad. Toss fresh spinach with crumbled goat cheese and drizzling with olive oil.

Indulge in the Mediterranean flair of Greek Salad. Combine Kalamata olives with crumbled feta cheese. Drizzle with olive oil dressing.  For a nutty twist, savor Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad Toast walnuts, tossing them with crumbled blue cheese. Drizzle with olive oil.

Experience the peppery bite of Radish and Parmesan Salad.  Slice radishes, tossing them with shaved Parmesan. Add olive oil for extra flavor.  Lastly, relish the elegance of Asparagus and Prosciutto Salad. Roast or grill asparagus, wrapping it with prosciutto, and drizzling with olive oil.

2-Ingredient Keto Ideas like Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Here are 10 2-Ingredient combinations you can easily make for lunch:

For a delectable Salmon Avocado Salad. Layere smoked salmon over sliced avocado, creating a swift and gratifying dish. Dive into the Egg and Spinach Wrap. Fashion a thin omelette with eggs. Envelope it around fresh spinach leaves for a nutritious meal.

Indulge in the savory goodness of Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Pack lettuce leaves with shredded rotisserie chicken for a light and carb-conscious delight. For a revitalizing snack. Whip up Tuna Cucumber Boats, blending canned tuna with mayonnaise. Fill  cucumber halves for a refreshing treat.

Savor the crispness of Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus. Encase asparagus spears with bacon and baking until golden and irresistible. Treat yourself to Turkey and Cheese Roll-Ups. Roll turkey slices around cheese for a swift and protein-packed snack.

For a burst of flavor, toss Zucchini Noodles with Pesto sauce. Create a delightful and low-carb dish. Elevate your appetizer game with Caprese Salad Skewers. Thread cherry tomatoes and mozzarella cheese balls onto skewers. Drizzle  with olive oil and sprinkling with basil for a refreshing twist.

For a protein-rich meal, enjoy a Shrimp and Avocado Bowl. Toss cooked shrimp with diced avocado. And for a simple yet satisfying dinner option, stir-fry Cauliflower Rice. Use with pre-cooked chicken or beef strips, creating a wholesome and keto-friendly meal.

2-Ingredient Keto Ideas like Avocado and Almonds

If you are busy in the day, it’s good to know you can grab 2 ingredients from the fridge and prepare a fast and easy but also tasty snack. Here are 11 ideas:

For Red Pepper & Cream Cheese Slices, start by seeding and slicing fresh red pepper into quarters. Next, generously coat each slice with creamy cream cheese. Finally, season them with Everything but the Bagel Seasoning for a burst of flavor.

Pair cheese slices with savory pepperoni slices for a classic and satisfying keto snack.

Enjoy creamy avocado slices with a handful of salted almonds for a creamy and crunchy snack.

Combine protein-packed hard-boiled eggs with crispy bacon strips for a filling and savory snack.

Spread refreshing cream cheese onto crisp cucumber slices for a low-carb and satisfying snack option.

Fill celery sticks with creamy almond butter for a satisfying combination of crunch and creaminess.

Dip crunchy pork rinds into creamy guacamole for a flavorful and satisfying keto-friendly snack.

Top sweet and juicy berries with unsweetened whipped cream for a delightful and refreshing treat.

Spread creamy cream cheese onto slices of savory salami, then roll them up for a flavorful and satisfying snack.

For a unique and briny snack, stuff crunchy almonds into green or black olives for a delicious combination of flavors and textures.

Mix creamy unsweetened Greek yogurt with crunchy walnuts for a nutritious and satisfying snack option.

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Roll Ups

When preparing a dinner party or even a party, it’s nice to keep the hors d’oeuvres simple. You can serve Keto savvy hors d’oeuvres without your guests even now it. Here are 11 ideas:

For Smoked Salmon Wrapped Scallops, begin by whipping cream cheese until smooth. Chill it.  Once chilled, take a tablespoon of the cream cheese and wrap it in a slice of smoked salmon. Set each one on a plate for an elegant appetizer.

Spread cream cheese onto slices of smoked salmon, roll them up. Secure them with toothpicks for easy serving and a burst of flavor.

Wrap bite-sized pieces of creamy Brie with savory prosciutto slices.  A decadent and flavorful bite-sized treat.

Halve hard-boiled eggs. Fill them with mashed yolks. Top them off with crumbled bacon for a savory twist on a classic appetizer.

Top crisp cucumber slices with a dollop of refreshing tzatziki sauce for a light and flavorful hors d’oeuvre.

Bake Parmesan cheese until crispy. Serve it with a side of creamy guacamole for a crunchy and flavorful snack.

Remove mushroom stems, fill each mushroom cap with creamy cream cheese. Bake until tender for a satisfying and savory appetizer.

Spread cream cheese onto slices of savory salami. Roll them up. Secure them with toothpicks for an easy and delicious snack option.

Stuff green olives with tangy blue cheese for a flavorful and briny bite-sized appetizer.

Prepare deviled eggs with spicy guacamole for a zesty and flavorful twist on a classic appetizer.

Slice jalapeños, top each slice with sharp cheddar cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly for a spicy and cheesy appetizer option.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Thighs

We don’t always want to take the time to make complicated Keto recipes for dinner. Sometimes it’s fun to stick to ingredients together and call it dinner. Here are 10 ideas:

Bake or pan-sear salmon fillets. Finish with a dollop of lemon butter for a zesty and flavorful dish.

Grill or bake chicken breasts. Top them with a spoonful of keto-friendly pesto for a burst of herbaceous flavor.

Stir-fry sliced beef with broccoli in olive oil or butter for a hearty and satisfying meal.

Layer sliced eggplant with sugar-free marinara sauce. Bake until bubbly for a comforting and low-carb twist on traditional lasagna.

Sauté shrimp in garlic butter until cooked through. Serve them over zucchini noodles for a light and flavorful dish.

Pan-sear or bake pork chops. Coat them with a layer of Dijon mustard for a tangy and delicious main course.

Steam or roast cauliflower. Toss it  with low-carb Alfredo sauce for a creamy and indulgent dish.

Mix canned tuna with zucchini noodles. Bake for a keto-friendly casserole that’s both satisfying and nutritious.

Wrap bacon around chicken thighs. Bake until both are cooked through for a savory and satisfying meal.

Stir-fry sliced sausage with shredded cabbage until tender for a quick and filling dinner option that’s bursting with flavor.

Zoodles and Pesto

Can you believe it? You can actually prepare 10 different 2-Ingredient Keto Pasta combinations. Here they are:

Spiralize or julienne zucchini into noodles. Toss with keto-friendly pesto for a light and flavorful pasta alternative.

Rinse and cook shirataki noodles according to the package instructions. Toss them with Alfredo sauce for a creamy and satisfying dish.

Sauté shredded cabbage in brown butter until tender for a simple and delicious noodle substitute that’s both comforting and low-carb.

Roast or microwave spaghetti squash. Top it with sugar-free marinara sauce for a classic pasta dish without the carbs.

Layer eggplant slices with ricotta cheese. Bake for a flavorful and indulgent low-carb lasagna that’s sure to satisfy.

Steam or boil cauliflower until tender.  Tos it with shredded cheddar for a creamy and cheesy mac and cheese alternative that’s keto-friendly.

Rinse kelp noodles. Toss them with sesame oil. Top with your favorite keto-friendly sauce or toppings for a light and refreshing meal.

Prepare Miracle noodles according to the package instructions.  Mix them with keto-friendly pesto for a quick and easy pasta dish.

Create cucumber noodles. Toss them with mashed avocado for a fresh and creamy pasta alternative that’s perfect for warmer weather.

Sauté broccoli rice in garlic butter until cooked through. Serve it as a flavorful and nutritious rice substitute for any meal.

Berries and Whipped Cream

Keto desserts can certainly take time to prepare. Here are 10 super easy and delicious 2-ingredient Keto ideas:

Blend ripe avocado with unsweetened cocoa powder until smooth to create a rich and creamy chocolate mousse that’s both decadent and nutritious.

Serve fresh berries alongside a dollop of unsweetened whipped cream for a light and refreshing dessert that’s bursting with natural sweetness.

Melt equal parts peanut butter and coconut oil. Mix well.  Pour into molds. Freeze to make indulgent and satisfying peanut butter fat bombs, perfect for a quick energy boost.

Mix shredded coconut with almond butter. Shape into small bites.  Chill for a tasty and portable snack packed with coconut and almond flavor.

Melt dark chocolate and coat nuts. Let them cool for a delicious and satisfying treat that combines the richness of chocolate with the crunch of nuts.

Mix cream cheese with melted dark chocolate. Shape into truffles.  Chill for a luxurious and velvety-smooth dessert that’s perfect for special occasions.

Whip coconut cream with vanilla extract. Freeze until solid.  Enjoy a creamy and dairy-free vanilla coconut ice cream that’s sure to satisfy your sweet cravings.

Mix almond butter and egg. Spoon onto a baking sheet. Bake until set for simple yet delicious almond butter cookies that are perfect for any occasion.

Toss pecans with ground cinnamon.  Bakeuntil toasted.  Let them cool for a crunchy and flavorful snack that’s both satisfying and nutritious.

Blend avocado, unsweetened cocoa powder, and mint extract. Pour into popsicle molds.  Freeze for a refreshing and guilt-free dessert that’s perfect for cooling off on hot days.

Blue Cheese and Walnuts

If on a strict Keto diet, be sure to count calories as well as macros. So only indulge in a late night nibble if you have not met your calories and/or macros for the day. In any case, here are 9 2-Ingredient Keto ideas to choose from:

Enjoy the timeless duo of cheese and pepperoni, opting for top-quality cheeses and nitrate-free pepperoni for a fulfilling and low-carb treat.

Indulge in savory bacon-wrapped asparagus. Wrap asparagus spears with bacon strips. Bake until crisp. This easy-to-make snack offers a delightful combination of flavors and textures.

Savor the refreshing and creamy taste of cucumber slices. Top them with cream cheese for a light and satisfying snack that’s perfect for any time of day.

Boost your protein intake with hard-boiled eggs.  Add  a kick of flavor by pairing them with a dollop of mustard. It’s a simple yet delicious snack option.

Elevate your snack game with smoked salmon roll-ups filled with cream cheese. For an extra burst of flavor, consider adding capers to the mix for an elegant keto-friendly treat.

Satisfy your crunchy cravings by dipping pork rinds into guacamole. Create a delicious and satisfying snack that’s perfect for munching on the go.

Combine the earthy richness of walnuts with the bold tanginess of blue cheese for a quick and easy snack that excites the taste buds with every bite.

Experience the perfect blend of crunch and creaminess by spreading almond butter onto celery sticks. Create a simple yet nutritious snack that’s both satisfying and wholesome.

Create a delightful snack by skewering cherry tomatoes with small mozzarella balls. Drizzle them with olive oil, and sprinkling them with salt for a flavorful and visually appealing treat.

Here are a few Keto snack ideas if you want to spend a little more time in the kitchen:

Egg White Bread

Cheddar Biscuits

Crustless Pizza

Bacon-Wrapped Chorizo

Zucchini Tapas (Heart Healthy)

Indian Fry Bread (Heart Healthy)

Cheddar Biscuits

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