37+ BEST KETO PORK RECIPES
Keto Pork Recipes are an integral part of our cuisine at home. My husband, Shawn, eats all the various cuts of pork, especially the shoulder turned into shredded pork. For heart health, I stick to the leanest cuts and eat pork occasionally.
Pork is a fabulous addition to your keto diet. Consuming pork can provide both your protein and fat requirements. If not concerned about heart disease, choose fatty cuts such as pork chops, pork ribs, and even bacon. Because pork can be fatty, be sure to limit your portion size to stay within your calorie goal. Prepare your pork with healthy cooking oils if required, such as olive or avocado oil. In this blog you’ll discover 33+ delicious Keto Pork Recipes.
ARE THEIR ANY PORK PRODUCTS I SHOULD AVOID?
When considering Keto Pork Recipes stay away from processed pork like sausages and ham. These products often contain sugar, fillers, and nitrates. Be sure to avoid any breaded pork products like schnitzel. Breaded cutlets are high in carbs. There are countless Keto Pork Recipe that include a good keto breading that you can prepare yourself. Deep fried pork also contains flour and other high carb ingredients.
CAN I EAT BACON ON THE KETO DIET?
On the internet, you’ll find countless Keto Pork Recipes that include bacon. It’s okay to consume bacon on the keto diet but do so occasionally. Be sure to read the label to ensure the product is free of sugar. To stay within your calorie count, be mindful of your portion size. Depending on the product’s thickness, eat only 2 to 3 slices per meal. Remember, it’s still high in sodium and saturated fat. And be sure to check for hidden sugars in flavoring agents like “maple” or “honey”. While eating fat is required on the keto diet, it’s important to choose healthy fats first.
WHAT ARE THE LEANEST CUTS OF PORK FOR HEART HEALTH?
If focused on heart health, you can choose Keto Pork Recipes that include cuts lower in saturated fat. Here are a few:
· Pork Tenderloin: The tenderloin is one of the leanest cuts, low in saturated fat and cholesterol, all the while providing a fabulous protein source.
· Pork Loin Chop: The loin chop is relatively lean when trimmed of excess fat. It’s flavorful and versatile.
· Pork Sirloin Roast: You can typically roast or grill.
· Pork Sirloin Steak: This steak is lean and can be pan seared or grilled.
· Pork Loin Roast: When trimmed of visible, excess fat, the loin roast is lean and delicious.
· Pork Cutlets: These boneless cuts can be a lean choice, if you trim away visible fat.
WHAT ARE THE THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN PREPARING KETO PORK RECIPES?
|3 OZ PORK CUT||FAT||PROTEIN||CARBS||CALORIES||COOKING METHOD||INTERNAL TEMP.||SEASONINGS|
|Pork Shoulder (Boston Butt)||15 to 18 f||22 – 25 g||0||150-180||Slow cook, braise, roast, smoke||195-205 F (90-96C)||Swerve Brown Sugar, Salt-Pepper, Fresh Herbs, Spice Blends, BBQ Rubs, Citrus, Marinade, Fruit (Apples)|
|Pork Loin (Center Cut)||3-5 g||22-24g||0||120-130||Roast, Sear then Roast, Grill, Sous Vide, Braise, Slow Cook, Stuff||145-160F (63-71 C)||Rosemary-Garlic, Citrus-Herb, Asian-Inspired, BBQ Rubs, Smoked-Paprika, Paprika-Cumin|
|Pork Chops||20-25 g||3-6 g||0||130-150250||Pan-Sear, Bake, Grill, Braise, Slow Cook, Air Fry, Stuffed||145-160F (63-71C)||Garlic-Rosemary-thyme-Sage, Cumin-Mustard, Mustard-Rosemary, Citrus- Herb, BBQ Rubs, Asian-Style, Apple Glaze, Italian herbs, Honey-Mustard|
|Pork Ribs||15-20g||15-20g||0||200-250||3 types: Spare & Baby Back; Low and Slow BBQ Smoking, Braise, Pressure-Cook, Slow-Cook, Sous Vide, Boil and Broil, Oven Bake||145 F (63C)||Basic Rub, BBQ Rub, Herb-Garlic, Citrus-Honey, Lemon-Salt-Pepper, Asian Style, Dry Mustard-Smoked Paprika, Fruit Glaze, Cajun, Creole, Coffee Rub, Honey-Mustard|
|Pork Belly||20-25g||15-20g||0||250-300||Roast, Braise, Grill, Stir-Fry, Smoke, Sous Vide, Deep Fry, Cure and Smoke (for bacon)||325-375F (163-190C)||Salt-Pepper, Five-Spice, Soy-Garlic, Sweet-Savory, Maple- Dijon, Cumin-Coriander,|
|Ham Hocks||15-20g||15-20g||0||120-140||Boil, Roast, Braise, Slow-Cook, Smoke||160-165F (71-74C)||Salt-Pepper, Garlic, Onion, Bay Leaves, Thyme, Paprika, Dry-Mustard, Allspice, Cumin, Swerve Brown Sugar-Seasonings, Vinegar, Red Pepper Flakes|
|Pork Tender Loin (Leaner and Heart Healthy)||2-3g||22-24g||0||110-120||Roast, Grill, Pan-Sear-Sous Vide, Slow-Cook, Stuff||145F (63C)||Garlic-Rosemary, Dijon Mustard, Paprika, Swerve Broth Sugar, Soy Sauce, Citrus, Cumin-Chili Powder, Fresh Herbs, Olive Oil|
|Pork Sirloin (Leaner and Heart Healthy)||3-5g||22-24g||0||120-140||Pan-Sear, Roast, Grill, Sous Vide, Braise, Slow-Cook||145F (63C)||Garlic-Herbs, Mustard, Paprika, Swerve Brow Sugar, Soy Saucee, Citrus Zest, Cumin-Chili Powder, Fresh Herbs, Olive Oil|
|Ground Pork||15-18g||18-22g||0||220-250||Pan-Fry, Saute, Boil, Bake, Grill, Slow-Cook||160F (71C)||Garlic-Onion, Soy Sauce, Ginger, Chili-Paprika, Fennel Seeds, Cumin, Red Pepper Flakes, Five-Spice, Swerve Brown Sugar, Tomato-Base, Vinegar, Cheese|
|Pork Fatback||74-78g||6-7||0||600-700||Rendering, Flavoring Soups and Stews, Seasoning Greens, Pork Rinds, Seasoning Roasts, Flavoring Beans||Heat until fat is liquified||Salt-Pepper, Thyme, Rosemary, Sage, Paprika, Cayenne, Garlic, Bay Leaves, Onion-Garlic, Swerve Brown Sugar-Paprika-Chili, Soy Sauce, Cajun, Creole|
|Pork Offal||3-5g||18-21g||0||130-150||Pan-Fry, Grill, Braise, Stew, Saute, Stuff, Terrine, Pate, Soup, Broth||145F (63C)||Salt-Pepper, Herbs-Spice, Onions-Garlic, Mustard, Vinegar, Wine, Soy Sauce, Swerve Brown Sugar, Lemon-Salt, Cayenne, Hot Sauce, Red Pepper Flakes|
|Pork Cheeks||8-10g||18-21g||0||150-200||Braise, Slow-Cook, Sear, Roast, Pan-Fry, Sous Vide, Pressure Cook||160-170F (71-77C) for Tender- Juicy 190-200F (88-93C) For Falling-Apart||Salt-Pepper, Herbs-Spices, Onions-Garlic, Vinegar, Wine, Soy sauce, Swerve Brown Sugar, Chives, Parsley, Cilantro, Citrus Zest, Red Pepper Flakes, Cayenne, Hot Sauce|
|Pork Chitlins||7-9g||13-15g||0||150-200||Boil, Fry, Bake, Stew, Grill, Slow-Cook||165F (74C)||Salt-Pepper, Herbs-Spices, Onions-Garlic, Vinegar, Lemon Juice, Hot Sauce, Bay Leaves, Swerve Brown Sugar, Tomato, Seasoned Broth|
HOW DOES PORK FIT INTO THE MACRONUTRIENT PROFILE OF A KETO DIET?
As mentioned above, pork provides the macronutrients of protein and fat. About 70 to 75% of your calories should come from fat. Fattier cuts of pork can help you meet this macronutrient requirement. Remember to adjust your portion size to meet both your protein and fat macronutrient goals.
WHAT WINES HARMONIZE WITH KETO PORK RECIPES?
Pork can harmonize with both a white and red wine. Choosing the ideal wine will depend on the other flavors from the spices and/or sauces in the cut of pork and the overall dish. Pork features with white-based sauces, such as pork chops coated in mushroom sauce works nicely with white wines. Lean pork dishes, even those in a white sauce, can complement light, fruity whites like Sauvignon Blanc. If you’re serving pork with creamy sauces, try pairing the dish with full-bodied white wines like barrel fermented and aged Chardonnay. Remember, that the wine you choose will depend on the seasonings and sauces within the pork dish.
*Wine Tips: To support your Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle, choose low-carb, low-sugar, and low-alcohol wines that are free of additives and artificial coloring. Include your wine carb macros as part of your meal. Remember, your liver will process alcohol before nutrients, pausing ketone creation and slowing the ketosis process. Your body will also metabolize alcohol as fuel before using food. This can slow fat burning and may cause your body to store carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Alcohol consumption also stimulates the appetite. So, drink low-sugar, low-carb, and low alcohol wines in moderation.
WHAT ARE OTHER KETO HEART HEALTHY RECIPES I CAN PREPARE?
KETO LOW-CARB (HEART HEALTHY) CHICKEN:
WHAT ARE SOME KETO PORK RECIPES I CAN TRY?
KETO STUFFED PORK CHOPS (HEART HEALTHY)
BY KETOPALEOSHARIMAC: Keto Low-Carb Pork Chops with Spinach Ricotta Stuffing offers a delicious alternative to a simple pork chop. Ideal for dinner. The recipe uses fresh spinach, garlic, fresh basil, ricotta (or vegan ricotta), pork chops, and parmesan (or vegan parmesan). If you are hunting for a satisfying Keto pork chop recipe to pair with wine, check out this recipe!
KETO LOW-CARB BBQ PORK (HEART HEALTHY)
BY KETOPALEOSHARIMAC: Keto Low-Carb Char Siu BBQ Pork is absolutely delicious! Tasty! Scrumptious! The recipe uses pork shoulder, sugar-free and gluten-free Chinese 5 Spice Seasoning, sugar-free (or no sugar added) apricot jam and unsweetened coconut. If you are hunting for a super easy and tasty Keto Low-Carb rib recipe paired with wine, check out this recipe!
KETO LOW-CARB PULLED PORK (HEART HEALTHY)
BY KETOPALEOSHARIMAC: Keto Low-Carb Simple Pulled Pork is nutritious and can be served in a variety of ways for lunch, brunch, or dinner. Use pulled pork in chaffle sandwiches, salads, casseroles, nachos, or on pizza. The recipe for the seasoning, erythritol, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, season salt, cumin, and freshly ground black pepper. If you are hunting for a simple slow cooker pulled pork dish paired with wine, check out this recipe!
AIR-FRY KETO PORK CHOPS
BY ALL RECIPES: These pork chops are crispy, tasty and tender. Perfect for one of those last minute dinners. Plus, cleanup is quick and easy.
KETO PORK CHOPS WITH GARLICKY CREAM SAUCE
BY DELISH: How can something this creamy and delicious be Keto!? These easy pork chops come complete with a mushroom cream sauce that you’ll want to pour over everything. If all Keto dinners are this good, sign us up! The cream sauce helps keep the pork chops from tasting dried out and keeps this from being just a boring cut of pork chops. Bonus! It all comes together in well under an hour.
KETO AUTHENTIC LECHON (CUBAN PORK)
BY FIT TO SERVE GROUP: Cuban pork, lechón asado is commonly made for special celebrations and holidays because it’s usually a labor-intensive meal. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be since you can get equally great results in a crock-pot.
KETO HONEY GARLIC PORK BITES
BY ALL DAY I DREAM ABOUT FOOD: Ready in under 30 minutes, these easy pork bites are an easy appetizer or weeknight dinner. They’re succulent and tender, and tossed with a delicious keto “honey” garlic sauce.
KETO PORK TENDERLOIN WITH GARLIC HERB BUTTER
BY CAST IRON KETO: This Keto Pork Tenderloin with Garlic Herb Butter is the most epic low-carb protein dish. This pork tenderloin is truly something special – juicy and tender, it practically melts in your mouth. Once you try this dish, it’s easy to fall in love with not just the pork but also the joy of cooking and the delightful addition of fresh vegetables that turn it into a perfect meal.
KETO PORK BELLY BURNT ENDS
BY STYLISH CRAVINGS: Your mouth will water as you make these keto pork belly burnt ends! They come out crispy on the outside and juicy in the middle!
JUICY KETO RIBS – OVEN BAKED RECIPE
BY LOW-CARB MAVEN: Summer has me craving tender, juicy barbecue ribs. But you don’t need a smoker and 6 hours to cook tasty ribs. I got you with this OVEN BAKED RIBS RECIPE!
KETO PORK TENDERLOIN
BY EASY LOW CARB: This Keto Pork Tenderloin comes out juicy and perfectly cooked every time. A simple southwest seasoning is all you need to elevate the tenderloin and create a low carb dinner for the whole family!
KETO CREAMY PORK TENDERLOIN MEDALLIONS (TOMATO ASIAGO)
BY MY COOKBOOK LIFE: This keto creamy pork tenderloin medallions recipe only takes 30 minutes to make. The rich and creamy asiago and sun dried tomato sauce goes perfectly with the fresh baby spinach and juicy pork medallions to create amazing flavors. Best of all this low carb skillet dinner has just 3.6g net carbs per serving!
KETO EGG ROLL IN A BOWL
BY THE GIRL WHO ATE EVERYTHING: Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl is a one-pan dinner made in 15 minutes and is packed with protein and flavor. Made with either ground pork or beef, this Keto recipe tastes just like an Asian egg roll but without the egg roll wrapper.
KETO SLOW-COOKER GINGER GARLIC PORK TENDERLOIN
BY THE BEST KETO RECIPES: Slow Cooker Ginger Garlic Pork Tenderloin is an effortless Asian-inspired dish that is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! Each serving has less than 3 net carbs each.
KETO FRIENDLY PORK CHEEKS WITH MUSHROOMS
BY KETO SUMMIT: I think the Instant Pot is one of the blessings of our modern era! You’ll have this amazing pork cheek recipe done in no time and without much effort. Of course, if you don’t own one you can follow this recipe and use the oven, but it will take a little bit longer to get it ready.
SWEET SPICY KETO PORK BELLY
BY I HACKED DIABETES: Once in a while I spot some pork belly at the grocery store and I just have to grab it. When I first used to buy pork belly, I never knew how to make it and it always turned out to be this disgusting looking blob of fat with a little bit of meat.
ROASTED HAM HOCK WITH CRISPY CRACKLING (KETO)
BY FAMILY ON KETO: Roasted ham hock with crispy crackling is delicious and easy to prepare crispy roasted pork. Crispy pork rind on top and tender falling apart meat.
EASY ROASTED PORK SHOULDER – LOW-CARB, KETO
BY I BREATH I’M HUNGRY: An easy roasted pork shoulder recipe that results in tender meat and super crispy skin! No need to feel guilty for indulging in this delicious pork either, because it’s healthy enough to fit into Whole 30, Paleo, Keto, Low Carb, Gluten Free, and Squeaky Clean Keto eating plans!
KETO OVEN BAKED BABY BACK RIBS
BY KETO COOKING CHRISTIAN: Tender and juicy baby back ribs baked in the oven are fall off the bone delicious. Slathered with homemade sugar free BBQ sauce, this recipe hits a home run!
KETO LOW-CARB SMOTHERED PORK CHOPS
BY STAY SNATCHED: Keto Low-Carb Smothered Pork Chops is a quick and easy pan-fried and seared recipe that uses either boneless or bone-in pork loin chops. This classic, southern dish is made using a cast-iron skillet to produce breaded chops with brown gravy. The traditional, glazed meal has been transformed into a keto-friendly dish. You can also bake or grill the pork chops, and throw in mushrooms if you wish!
CAJUN PORK TENDERLOIN (KETO)
BY LEXIS CLEAN KITCHEN: This Cajun Pork Tenderloin hails from our friend Diane Sanfilippo‘s newest book Keto Quick Start, which is part textbook on everything you need to know on the why and how to get started on a ketogenic diet, and part delicious cookbook! It’s the ultimate resource for everything keto but is also filled with amazing recipes like this quick and flavorful Cajun Pork Tenderloin. This easy pork tenderloin recipe pairs so well with essentially any side dish, and will be a great weeknight meal!
BEST KETO PORK CHOPS IN BUTTER GARLIC SAUCE
BY THINLICIOUS: “Well smother me in garlic butter and call me a pork chop! This is hands down the best pork chop recipe I have EVER made. Served with the perfect sauce for pork chops, keto butter garlic sauce.
I think you’ll agree it’s an easy way to cook your main dish, side dish, and sauce all in one pan!
KETO PORK VINDALOO
BY HEADBANGER’S KITCHEN: This is my first time making pork vindaloo and I’m also making the paste from scratch. When I made my vindaloo pork ribs I had used a store bought paste. So this time I get to make it completely Keto friendly and also it’s not going to be too spicy as I get to control how hot the final dish is. Serve this up with some delicious cauliflower rice and you have a perfect Keto meal.
KETO SESAME PORK AND GREEN BEANS
BY THE BEST KETO RECIPES: One Pan Keto Sesame Pork and Green Beans has just 4.5 net carbs per serving and is loaded with tangy Asian flavor!
PORK CHOPS WITH DIJON SAUCE
BY THE LOW CARB LIFE: These keto pork chops are topped with a simple Dijon sauce that adds so much flavor to the tender pork chops. Ready in just 20 minutes!
KETO FRIED RICE WITH PORK
BY HAPPY KETO: After a late night at karaoke and taking the last train home, we used to regularly stop by one of our favorite ramen shops before bed. The local store is most famous for their chahan (Japanese fried rice or チャーハン) and there are often queues of people standing patiently by the huge lantern outside, waiting for a stool at the counter. This keto fried rice is based upon this particular dish, made low carb by using cauliflower instead of rice!
KETO BBQ CHINESE PORK (CHAR SIU)
BY RESOLUTION EATS: This recipe for Keto Chinese BBQ Pork is also known as Char Siu. It’s a zero carb food that makes a great low carb appetizer or main.
SLOW COOKER BARBECUE PULLED PORK(KETO)
BY PEACE, LOVE AND LOW CARB: This 5 ingredient Slow Cooker Keto Barbecue Pulled Pork recipe is loaded with flavor, while still being incredibly easy to make. Just add your ingredients to the slow cooker and let it works its magic, low and slow. The end result it juicy, fall apart tender meat. It’s dairy free, egg free, nut free, and gluten free, making it the perfect allergen friendly recipe.
KETO KOREAN STYLE RIBS
BY FIT MOM JOURNEY: Although Koreans are most known for their use of short ribs, I decided to take some of the work out of them and create Keto Korean Style Ribs that are boneless, sugar free, and just as stick-delicious as their sugary counterparts.
KETO VIETNAMESE CHICKEN MEATBALLS & SALAD
BY AUSSIE KETO QUEEN: These delicious little Keto Vietnamese Chicken balls are jam packed full of flavour! Paired with a crispy, fresh salad and dressing and you have one tangy, sweet and sour dinner that is sure to please anyone who loves Asian flavors.
KETO MEXICAN PULLED PORK TACO CASSEROLE
BY STYLISH CRAVINGS: This is both an Instant Pot and baked keto pulled pork casserole that is bursting with southwest flavors! Go extra on Taco Tuesday!
KETO INSTANT POT CARNITAS
BY PRIMAVERA KITCHEN: Making carnitas can be a time consuming process but thanks to this Instant Pot, these keto-friendly carnitas are made much faster and easier. These keto Instant Pot carnitas are super fork tender and flavourful despite the shorter cook time, plus the pressure cooker keeps it moist! No more having to plan 7 to 10 hours in advance to slow cook your carnitas, have these done in around an hour!
PORK VERDE ZUCCHINI ENCHILADAS (NO TORTILLAS) KETO, LOW-CARB
BY THE FIT FORK: Creamy, cheesy and filled with delicious morsels of shredded pork and mildly spicy green chilies, my Pork Verde Zucchini Enchiladas are missing just one thing – tortillas! Instead, ribbon thin strips of zucchini are overlapped and rolled up with the enchilada filling inside.
KETO ONE PAN PORK TENDERLOIN CABBAGE SKILLET
BY KETOGENIC WOMAN: This low carb pork and cabbage skillet dinner is perfect for a keto budget friendly weeknight meal. One pan cooking means easy cleanup! My German roots are showing as this is an old family tradition!
KETO THAI GINGER PORK CRISPY FRIED CABBAGE
BY YUMMY FOR ADAM: Unbelievably tender slices of simmered pork shoulder stir fried with onions, chilies, and peppers, coated in a Thai inspired soy, lemongrass, garlic, ginger sauce. Served over a bed of crispy pan fried low carb cabbage noodles. A satisfying keto meal with less than 10g of net carbs!
LOW-CARB CHEEKY STICKY PORK CHOPS
BY QUEEN KETO: Low carb cheeky sticky pork chops. An inexpensive yet uber-tasty and satisfying meal.
KETO STICKY BALSAMIC PORK BELLY
BY SUGAR-FREE MOM: Keto Sticky Balsamic Pork Belly is the ultimate keto comfort food!
EASY CREAMY GARLIC PARMESAN KETO PORK CHOPS
BY KASEY TRENUM: This easy Creamy Garlic Parmesan Keto Pork Chops Recipe is a delicious and healthy dinner option that is low-carb and keto-friendly. Juicy center-cut boneless pork chops are pan-seared to perfection, then smothered in a creamy garlic parmesan sauce made with heavy whipping cream, cream cheese, chicken broth, and a blend of cheddar and parmesan cheese. This recipe is quick and easy to make, making it perfect for busy weeknights.
RANCH OVEN-BAKED PORK CHOPS (KETO)
BY LIVING CHIRPY: This juicy Ranch Oven Baked Pork Chops recipe is super easy and super delicious. It needs just 4 ingredients and 30 minutes. Gluten-Free. Low-Carb, Keto.
SESAME SHEET PAN PORK FAJITAS (KETO)
BY SUSTAINABLE COOKS: A one pan wonder recipe, Sesame Sheet Pan Pork Fajitas is an easy 20-minute dinner that tastes like a labor of love. Paired with an amazing marinade, the homemade seasoning takes this Whole30, Paleo, Keto, and gluten-free meal to the next level.