A look back at an eventful year of the keto diet! These are the most popular keto recipes of 2020.
It’s that time of year again, when we reflect on the past 12 months and think about what we want to accomplish in the next 12.
But let’s face it, 2020 was one hell of a year in so many ways and perhaps some of you don’t want to look back on it. And perhaps some of you are feeling trepidation about the coming year as well.
But we all need a feel good moment, and what’s more feel good than keto recipes that taste fabulous and aren’t going to derail your health or weight loss goals?
So today we take a walk down memory lane and look back at the best keto recipes of 2020.
Delicious keto recipes everyone will love!
The great part about the recipes I’m sharing today is that they’ve been tested and re-tested by readers and followers just like you.
I test out my recipes in my own kitchen, but as a prolific recipe creator, I don’t have time to have them tested by other people. Although they do get taste-tested by my family and friends. And let me tell you, my kids are the toughest critics of all!
But these keto recipes are popular because they work, and people keep coming back to them again and again. And possibly because they have mouthwatering and eye-catching photos to go with them!
And this year, to shake things up a bit, I am also including the top keto recipe from a few of my blogger friends. Because 2020 was tough and we all deserve more delicious and healthy food options!
So without further ado…
The most popular keto recipes
- Keto Lemon Cheesecake Bars – this is an older recipe that I updated and created a video for in February. I guess it was worth it since they because they instantly became my most popular recipe of 2020!
2. Keto Snickerdoodle Mug Cakes – another older recipe that I shot some video for, and it’s coming in at my second most popular recipe of 2020!
3. Keto Rhubarb Crisp – This is amazing with a scoop of my keto vanilla ice cream!
4. Keto Angel Food Cake – light and fluffy, and only 2.4g net carbs per slice, this is a triumph in keto baking!
5. Coconut Flour Brownies – A delicious nut-free alternative to my chewy keto brownies!
6. Keto Lemon Cream Cheese Muffins – one reader says: “These are amazing!!! I made them for my birthday as cupcakes and they were so good!”
7. Keto Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins – sensing a theme here, of popular keto desserts and other baked goods!
8. Crustless Keto Pizza (for two!) – Finally, a savory recipe. This is such an easy dinner, you can whip it up in no time. Feel free to double or triple it for hungry families!
9. Keto Chicken Marinades – this isn’t so much a recipe as a few keto-friendly ideas for marinating chicken. They can all be frozen so it’s great for meal planning!
10. Keto Peanut Butter Pie – Remarkably creamy and delicious, and totally dairy-free! Although if you are committed to your dairy, you can make it that way too…
11. Keto Ricotta Almond Cake – perhaps I should stop with the Top 10 Keto Recipes, but there are a few others that I love that almost made the cut. This tender keto ricotta cake is one of them.
12. Keto Cookies & Cream Cheesecake – need I say more?
13. Everything Bagel Keto Bread – Another “need I say more” recipe. So fun and a great side dish or appetizer.
14. Keto Stuffed Mushrooms – An easy and delicious keto appetizer, but the truth is that I could eat the whole batch for dinner!
15. Keto Blueberry Lemon Cake – A stunning keto layer cake made with zucchini and blueberries, and a delicious lemon buttercream frosting!
Top Keto Recipes from Blogger Friends!
And why stop at 15 recipes? To keep the deliciousness going, I asked my keto blogger friends for their most popular recipe of the year. 20 more fabulous keto recipes for you to explore!
- Chaffles 4 Ways from Ditch the Carbs
- Garlic Butter Steak Bites from Peace Love and Low Carb
- Coconut Shrimp Curry from Low Carb Africa
- Easy Keto Bread from I Breathe I’m Hungry
- Pesto Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts from Lauren Kelly Nutrition
- Air Fryer Roast Beef from Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza Bake from Kalyn’s Kitchen
- Sugar-Free Strawberry Sauce from Keen for Keto
- Air Fryer Chicken Wings from Dr. Davinah’s Eats
- Air Fryer Zucchini Noodles from My Life Cookbook
- Cream Cheese Pancakes from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Sour Cream and Onion Chips from Explorer Momma
- Avocado Cream Sauce from The Foodie Affair
- Instant Pot Taco Meat from Yellow Glass Dish
- Zucchini Ricotta Cheesecake from Divalicious Recipes
- Jicama Fries from Keto Focus
- Chicken Liver Pate from Primal Edge Health
- Lemon Loaf from OMG Keto Yum
- Egg Noodles from Low Carb No Carb
- Air Fryer Zucchini Fries from Beauty and the Foodie
Brenna Ellis says
I have made and loved your ‘Easy Keto Blueberry Cheesecake Pie” several times this summer. I decided to try the Chia Seed Blender Pancakes that go with the yummy Blueberry Syrup used on the pie.
The ingredient list for the pancakes lists 1 cup water – however the instructions list almond milk. This was a bit confusing-but I decided maybe either would work. I used water with some whole milk added and was happy with the results. What should I have used?
Thanks for pointing that out. Either works, it’s just about getting the right amount of liquid!
HI, I just found your blog and am so relieved. I made the blueberry muffins and they really hit the spot. I have watched several of your cooking videos which are really helpful. I am a experienced cook, however keto is different, so I appreciate all of your time and energy into developing recipes that work and are delicious. I am wondering it would be so helpful if in your videos you could show us what the inside of the bowl looks like so we can see if we have the right look. It is really helpful when you describe that most keto baking will be thicker and to wait let cool. I look forward to your blog every morning. Thank You so much for all your help.
If you are watching my videos, then you will see that I always cut to a shot of the batter. I have two cameras set up when I film… one pointed at me, and one pointed at the bowl.
Dawn Longley-Barnett says
can i buy your books direct from you i live in france and cant get them on amazon.fr
I’m sorry, I don’t sell the books myself. There are some online sources that sell them internationally, like Bookopedia.
Kay M. says
Carolyn, your lemon cheesecake bars are really, really good. The shortbread crust is so tender and the perfect consistency!!! I’d like to try this recipe as chocolate next time I make it. Is there a particular type of chocolate that work best with it?
Take a look at this recipe to get an idea of how to do it. You will need to scale the filling down by about 1/3. https://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/low-carb-death-by-chocolate-cheesecake/
Heather K. says
I am so surprised by this list. I love your recipes yet I have not made any on this list. Many because they call for cream cheese and I found I hate cream cheese. I did print the ricotta cake out again and will make that later this week. I’m not sure why I didn’t make it earlier. However, your devil’s food cake is my favorite cake. I’ve made it a few times already. Your focaccia is absolutely delicious and the best keto ‘bread’ item I’ve had. I know there are many others as well but those two come to mind as being ‘recent’ and awesome.
2020 certainly was a year of memories. I’m with you on looking forward! I’m ready for 2021 and feel grateful for the days to come no matter how challenging. Happy New Year!
Of course most of these are desert items because Americans are disgusting. Learn how to eat a healthy keto diet, you slobs.
What a delightfully sunny person you are. Bet you have LOTS of friends. 🙂
Dee Wilson says
Well said Carolyn!!
PS – It’s “dessert”, not “desert”. A desert is a dry, arid environment.
Kay M. says
You should learn how to spell before throwing out insults. Most of Carolyn’s recipes are NOT desert items. They might be dessert recipes, but certainly not desert recipes.
Christina Cherro says
Because of your recipes……….. I finally convinced my hubby to go Keto/low carb. He’s lost about 50 pounds and is excited every time we try something new! Thank you! Happy New Year!
Do you eat this type of food to control your diabetes and your families diabetes?
My family doesn’t have diabetes. I have pre-diabetes which would be full Type 2 if I didn’t eat this way.
Happy New Year. Thanks for all the great recipes. I purchased 3 Baking cookbooks and 1 soup cookbook. Looking forward to Keto in 21. Keep those recipes coming. We love your food. Keeping us sugar free. Goodbye Big Pharma for me anyway!
Mary Lou Betts says
Dear Carolyn, Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your amazing recipes!!! In the past two years I have lost 50 pounds and have been able to keep my type 2 diabetes under control. Your recipes have made this a delicious journey. Thanks, too, for including so much helpful information, such as the importance of letting eggs come to room temperature before adding them to a recipe. Can’t wait to see what you come up with this year. Happy New Year!!
Congratulations on your success! And thank you so much.
Lorraine Rowe says
Thank you soooo much for sharing the best recipes of 2020 AND for everything you share throughout the year ! I’ve collected all of your ‘old school’ paper cookbooks and use almost all of the recipes, but my all time, hands down favorite is the Ultimate Guide to Keto Baking!
My love of baking began in earnest at the age of 5 when I was given an Easy Bake oven for Christmas- that was 65 Christmases ago! I felt like you had spied on what happens in my head and heart when I read your descriptions of the thoughts and feelings of bakers ????. You understand how challenging it is to be forced to say goodbye to your good baking friends, gluten & sugar…my husband is diabetic as a result of his exposure to Agent Orange, and I was diagnosed (& biopsy confirmed) with Celiac Disease 2 years ago…a very difficult transition to make, especially after sooo many years of cooking & baking with flours & sugars ! Your guidance in Keto baking has made life worth living again ! I’m no longer afraid to ‘keto-vize’ old favorites or to change new recipes that look good but contain forbidden ingredients. My daughters and their families have also ‘come over to the Keto side’ and we are all healthier for it. Words cannot express the deep gratitude I feel for you – for how hard you work and your willingness to share with all of us !
May you and your family have a WONDERFUL 2021 and may blessings abound in your lives !
Thank you so much!
LAUREN KELLY says
Thank you for sharing my Pesto Stuffed Chicken! You know that I love your recipes so much and I am so thankful for you! I can’t wait to see what you create for 2021! Happy New Year my friend!