KETO PESTO CHICKEN

I’m a big fan of easy simple recipes, and this is one of them. With only 6 ingredients, you can prepare this delicious dish with minimum effort or cooking skills!

INGREDIENTS (4 portions)

  • 4 chicken filets
  • 1 cup of cream cheese
  • 5 tsp pesto
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  2. Start by cutting the chicken filets in half, but not completely so you can still close them once you fill them up. Set aside.
  3. In a medium size bowl, add the cream cheese and pesto. Mix until smooth.
  4. Take the chicken filets and season with salt and pepper on both sides.
  5. Fill up the chicken filets with the cream cheese and pesto mixture and close them.
  6. Place the stuffed chicken filets in a large oven dish and add the shredded mozzarella cheese on top.
  7. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes.
  8. Enjoy!

For my Dutch keto fam:

KETO SHRIMP IN CREAMY TOMATO SAUCE WITH SHIRATAKI FETTUCCINI

Are you missing your pasta on the ketogenic diet? Then I have the perfect keto friendly replacement for you: Shirataki noodles!

Shirataki noodles are made from the Japanese konjac yam (aka Devil’s tongue or elephant yam), which is a fibrous root tuber and are almost zero carbs! Glucomannan is the starch extracted from the kojac yam which is formed into noodles.

Shirataki noodles are typically thin, translucent and gelatinous. Shirataki noodles are also known as miracle noodles. There are different kinds of shirataki noodles such as angel hair, fettuccini, linguini and even in rice form!

The best thing about these noodles is that they are so easy to prepare. They usually come in a bag. All you need to do is rinse them with water and they are ready to eat! They make a perfect fast meal. This shrimp recipe can be made in under 15 minutes!

This post may contain affiliate links, which helps keep this content free. (full disclosure)

INGREDIENTS (2 portions)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a large non sticking pan, melt the butter on medium heat.
  2. Glaze the onion and minced garlic. Stir for one minute.
  3. Add the shrimp and the spices, stir for another minute.
  4. Add the tomato sauce and the heavy cream and let simmer for a couple of minutes.
  5. In the meantime, rinse the shirataki fettuccini with hot water in a strainer. And place them on a plate, add the sauce on top and sprinkle some dried parsley to garnish.
  6. Enjoy!

For my Dutch Keto Fam:

KETO LASAGNA

This lasagna is one of my favourites! I shared a lasagna recipe before a while back, but I made some adjustments and this one tastes even better.

It was by accident really. Before, I used ricotta cheese in between the layers, but I forgot to bring it when I did groceries. I still had some cream cheese and heavy cream in the fridge and used that. It turned out to taste pretty amazing!

RECIPE FOR 8 PORTIONS

INGREDIENTS

For the noodles
  • 3 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking power
  • 1 egg

For the meat layer

  • 1 Tbs of ghee (or your favourite fat to use)
  • 1 onion, cut into small pieces
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 35 oz. ground meat
  • 1 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • Italian spices

For the cheese layers

  • 3 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • 14 oz. cream cheese
  • 6 Tbs heavy cream

INSTRUCTIONS

Start by making the noodles:

  1. Place the mozzarella cheese in a bowl, and melt it in the microwave for one minute. Stir and add it to the microwave again for a couple of seconds if not fully melted.
  2. When the mozzarella is melted, add the almond flour, baking powder and egg, and knead into a ball, until everything is incorporated and you have a nice ‘dough’.
  3. Transfer the dough onto a parchment paper onto a baking tray. Roll out the dough and shape into a rectangle, with a thickness of around 2 inches . Bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 370 F.
  4. Set cheese noodles aside to let cool. While noodles are cooling, prepare your meat sauce.
  5. In a In a large skillet, add ghee, onion, garlic and ground meat. Season with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Cook on medium heat until meat is browned. Drain excess fat from pan. 
  6. Add in tomato sauce. Reduce to low heat and cook at a simmer for about 3 minutes. 

Assembling Lasagna

  1. Evenly slice your cheese dough into thirds.
  2. Add a thin layer of meat sauce to the bottom of an 8 x 4 inch loaf pan. Add some shredded mozzarella and place a noodle layer on top.
  3. Add some cream cheese on top of the noodle layer and evenly pour 2 tbs of heavy cream on top.
  4. Repeat with meat sauce, mozzarella, noodle, cream cheese and heavy cream.
  5. Top with remaining meat sauce. Sprinkle on remaining mozzarella.
  6. Bake lasagna in the middle of your oven at 350F for about 20 minutes. If you wish to get some color on the top cheese layer, set your oven to a low broil (after the 20 min bake) and let the cheese bubble and blister for about 2 minutes.
  7. Let lasagna cool slightly before slicing and serving. If desired, sprinkle on some finely chopped fresh basil, oregano and parsley and freshly grated parmesan cheese before serving. 

Enjoy!