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6 Delicious Keto Appetisers That Are Easy to Make

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Updated on January 12, 2024

Reviewed by Aya Radwan

If you are gluten and dairy-intolerant, various keto appetisers are ideal for you. However, are they easy to make? Very easy and tasty at the same time. If you’ve been looking for keto-friendly appetisers to spice up your next party or dinner table, you’ve come to the right place.

Keto appetisers are ideal as a snack; if you’re holding a party and want bite-size food or a little lunch, we have twelve wonderful, tasty appetisers that, once tried, will be your go-to and would be a nice addition to any food table.

As we all know, the keto diet has various benefits, including weight loss, decreased PCOS symptoms, and improved acne. The six keto appetiser recipes we have today will work well with your diet, whether you’ve been on keto for a long time or are just starting out. Just remember to share the recipes with your family and friends. 

6 Delicious Keto Appetisers

Are you as excited as we are to share with you the six delicious appetisers? Because we are super excited as they are very flavourful and yet work very well with your keto diet. So, let’s get started.

Keto Taco Cups


Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Total: 33 Minutes 

Have you been craving tacos for a while? But do you want something keto-friendly? The keto taco cups are the ideal keto appetiser for you. Because the cups are made of cheese, you won’t feel guilty because there are no extra calories. So, can you imagine the variety of flavours and crunch in just one bite? It is, without a doubt, a tasty dish that you will like, and everyone else whom you serve this appetiser will undoubtedly become addicted to it. 


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 2 c. shredded cheddar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Chopped tomatoes(serving)
  • Diced avocado (serving)
  • Freshly chopped cilantro (serving)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • Sour cream (serving)


Step 1: Making the Taco Shell

The first step will be to make the tasty, crunchy taco shell. Preheat the oven to 375°F to prevent the cheese from burning and to achieve a beautiful golden colour. Line a big baking sheet with parchment paper, then add 2 tablespoons of cheddar, spacing them out so they don’t melt all at once and become one cheese blob. How will you know when it’s done? Set a timer for 6 minutes and watch the cheese bubble and develop a beautiful golden colour. Allow it to cool for a minute after you take it from the oven. 

You will need the bottom of a muffin tray to make the perfect taco shell form, and you will do as follows. Grease it with cooking spray, and be cautious not to destroy the cheese shape. To make the shape, take the melted cheese slice and place it on the bottom of the muffin tin. You’ll need another muffin tin, which you’ll invert and stack on top of one another like a sculpture. Allow it to cool for 10 minutes before removing the lovely taco shell. If you don’t have another muffin tin, you can always use your hand to mould the cheese around in the tin to the taco.

Step 2: The Filling 

We will make our tasty filling in this step. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and stir occasionally; the idea is for the onion to soften. Then add the garlic and ground beef; if the meat is stuck together with your wooden spoon, break it up and begin stirring all of the ingredients together. Season with cumin, chilli powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Cook for about 6 minutes or until the meat has a good brown colour and is no longer pink. Drain any excess fat.

Step 3: The Topping 

Now comes the finishing touches. Fill your cheesy taco shell with cooked ground beef and garnish with sour cream, tomatoes, avocado, and cilantro. Finally, enjoy the delicious flavour. 

Buffalo Shrimp Lettuce Wraps


Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 35 mins

If you are tired of the way you usually eat shrimps and want a new recipe that is very tasty and will not take much time, then this keto appetiser recipe, the Buffalo Shrimp Lettuce Wraps, is everything you want, as it is shrimps but with buffalo sauce, you may think it is an odd combination but trust us it is a fresh and crunch dish you would eat weekly and if you are throwing a party your guests will love it without a doubt. 


  • 1 head romaine (leaves separated for serving)
  • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails removed)
  • 1 rib celery (thinly sliced)
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 c. blue cheese (crumbled)
  • 1/4 c. hot sauce
  • 1/4 red onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Kosher salt


Step 1: The Buffalo Sauce

The key component of the dish is the buffalo sauce, which is where we will begin. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Once the butter is completely melted, add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute before adding the hot sauce and mixing well with the prior ingredients. Turn the heat to low once you’ve dropped the shrimp into the mixture.

Step 2: Making the Shrimp

The shrimp are the second component of this delectable appetiser. In a bigger skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. For a good taste, add the shrimp and season with salt and pepper. Flip it halfway through cooking until it has a nice pink colour on both sides. Simply time it for 2 minutes per side. Turn off the heat and stir in the buffalo sauce to coat.

Step 3: Everything Coming Together

The final step is to make the wraps. You will get the romaine leaf, a scoop of prawns in the centre, and garnish with celery and red onion; you can do some with blue cheese and others without because not everyone likes it. That’s all there is to it. Simply take a mouthful and savour the crispy, delectable flavour of the buffalo wrap. 

Keto Broccoli Salad


Prep Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 35 mins

We’re going back to basics with this keto appetiser recipe: a delicious broccoli salad. Broccoli, as we all know, is high in nutrients such as fibre and vitamin C, making it an ideal addition to your diet. The salad is packed with flavours, such as roasted almonds for added crunch, cheese since a dish without cheese is just bland, and many more ingredients. Just know that it’s an easy recipe that won’t take much time from you, and if you’re going to a dish party and bringing this plate, you’ll find it all consumed in no time due to how delicious it is. 


The Salad

  • 1/2 c. shredded cheese
  • 1/4 c. toasted (sliced almonds)
  • 1/4 red onion (thinly sliced)
  • 2 tbsp. freshly chopped chives
  • 3 heads of broccoli (cut into bite-size pieces)
  • 3 slices bacon (cooked and crumbled)
  • Kosher salt

The Dressing

  • 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2/3 c. mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Kosher salt


Step 1: Making the Broccoli 

We’ll begin with the key component, broccoli. We’ll start by boiling the water in a medium saucepan, combining 6 cups of water and salt, and bringing it to a boil. While the water is heating up, fill a big bowl halfway with ice water and set it aside.

Cook for 1 minute, or until the broccoli is tender, in a pot of boiling water. The ice bowl will come in handy now, as you will remove the broccoli from the boiling water and place it in the ice water to achieve a wonderful fresh green colour. Once the broccoli has cooled, use a salad spinner to remove any excess water. If you do not have a salad spinner, you can leave it to drain for a while.

Step 2: The Dressing

Now comes the yummy creamy sauce. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, and season with salt and pepper to taste. 

Step 3: All Coming Together 

In the salad bowl you will be serving in, start by adding the thinly sliced onions and the broccoli. Toss until all of the ingredients are fully coated with the dressing. Garnish with toasted almonds, cooked bacon strips, chopped chives, and finally, shredded cheese. Keep it in the refrigerator to keep it fresh until you’re ready to serve it to your guests. 

Avocado Chips


Prep Time: 5 mins

Total Time: 40 mins

Craving some chips? However, you want something that is keto-friendly. Well, the next keto appetiser recipe will satisfy your cravings very well since it’s chips but not potato chips; it’s avocado chips. Never tried avocado chips before? It’s different, but not in a bad way. It’s different in a nice way. We believe this appetiser is ideal if you’re having a movie night and want something to munch on once the movie gets interesting. Just make some delicious dip next to it, and you’ll thank us later. 


  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 3/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Kosher salt


Step 1: Preparing the Avocado 

We’re making avocado chips, but instead of frying them, we’ll bake them in the oven. If you have an air fryer, this may also work. Begin by preheating the oven to 325°.

Line two baking pans with parchment paper. While the oven is heating up, prepare the avocado by using a medium bowl and mash the avocado with a fork until it is creamy smooth. Then stir in the parmesan, garlic powder, lemon juice, and Italian seasoning, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 2: Baking the Avacado

Now comes the exciting part: baking the avocados. Scoop the mixture onto the baking sheet with a teaspoon, keeping some space between each scoop to prevent the avocado from adhering together or from baking poorly. Then, using the back of a spoon, flatten the scoops you’ve added. Put the avocado chips in the oven for about 30 minutes or until they have a wonderful crispy and golden colour. Allow to cool before serving with your favourite dip and enjoying the lovely flavour.

Zucchini Tater Tots


Prep Time: 10 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

Potatoes are against the keto diet rules, but what vegetable can you substitute if you want to eat potato totes or create tater totes for that keto family member/friend? Well, zucchini will do the work; it’s an uncommon keto appetiser, but it tastes fantastic; you just have to give it a try. 


  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 c. grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 c. shredded cheddar
  • 1/4 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 lightly beaten large eggs
  • 3 large grated zucchini
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Ketchup (serving)
  • cooking spray


Step 1: Getting the Oven Ready

Tater Tots are often fried, but because this dish is healthy, we will bake them. You can bake it in the oven or in the air fryer. Preheat the oven to 400°F before making the zucchini tater tots. While the oven is heating, grease a baking sheet with cooking spray. 

Step 2: Grate the Zucchini

The first step will be to grate the zucchini, and after it is done, use a clean kitchen towel to squeeze out any extra liquid completely. It is preferable to do this step over the sink. 

Step 3: The mixture

Now we’ll make the tater tot mixture. Get a large mixing bowl because we’ll be adding a few ingredients. Begin by whisking the eggs till they turn completely yellow, then add the zucchini, parmesan, cheddar, garlic powder and oregano, and season with salt and pepper. Mix everything well, then scoop one spoonful of the mixture and form it with your hand into a tater-tot shape; you can also roll it. After shaping it, place it on the baking sheet.

Step 4: Ready to Be Served

Bake the Zucchini Tater Tots for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. It is ideally served with ketchup, but if you don’t like ketchup, use your favourite dip instead. Prepare to hand out the recipe because everyone will undoubtedly enjoy it if you bring it to your next family gathering. 

BLT Sushi


Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 45 mins

This keto appetiser isn’t your typical sushi; instead, it’s bacon wrapped around fresh lettuce and juicy tomatoes. So, what’s the point of calling it sushi? Because it is cut in rolls. It’s a tasty midday keto snack that’ll be ready in less than an hour. If you’re hosting a party, this is a great bite-size snack to serve alongside a few dips. 


  • 1 c. chopped tomatoes
  • 1 c. shredded romaine
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 10 slices bacon
  • 2 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Kosher salt


Step 1: Getting the Oven Ready 

We’ll bake our delicious bacon in the oven. It is best to preheat the oven to 400° to avoid overcooking or taking a long time to bake. Then, set a wire rack over a large baking sheet. 

Step 2: Preparing the Bacon

The first step may appear difficult at first, but after you get the hang of it, it will be quite simple. Begin by placing five slices of bacon next to each other; the procedure will feel like quilting, but the end product will be square-shaped quilted bacon. So, how should this be accomplished? After lifting one end of each other bacon slice, place another bacon slice on top of the elevated parts. Set the slices aside. Remove the opposite bacon pieces and place another bacon slice on top. Reposition the slices. Continue weaving until you have a 5-strip by 5-strip bacon weave. It will eventually resemble quilting. When finished, arrange the bacon weave on the prepared baking sheet.

Step 3: Baking the Bacon

Bake the bacon for 20 minutes, but don’t overbake it; you want it to be easily bent because we’ll roll it later. When you take it out of the oven, pat it with a paper towel to drain the extra fat and prepare to be surprised by the amount of fat that will come out. Then, as soon you are done with the step, place the weaved bacon on a plastic wrap, as it will help us roll it.  

Step 4: Let’s Get Rolling

Now we’ll start adding the filling, first with the mayo and spreading it thinly so it doesn’t overshadow the other ingredients, followed by the avocados and tomatoes. Top with romaine lettuce and season with salt and pepper. Now it’s time to roll; tightly roll from the bottom, and then cut crosswise like sushi rolls. Add a toothpick if you’re not sure everything will remain together until you start slicing it. Simply serve it on a nice dish and enjoy the amazing flavour. 

Last Words

keto appetisers

We hope that these keto appetisers, ranging from shrimp to bacon rolls, fulfil your cravings and help you choose what to bring to your next dinner party or family gathering. In other words, we have these keto appetisers that are useful, and in terms of flavour, all six taste wonderful, and after you try them all, it will be difficult to pick a favourite. The question is, which will you try first? If we had to choose one for you to try first, we recommend the buffalo shrimp lettuce wraps since they are super tasty.

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