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October 08, 2018 / Emily Polson

9 Easy Keto Appetizers for Entertaining

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Entertaining doesn’t have to be hard just because you’re on a keto diet. The traditional finger sandwiches, pigs-in-a-blanket, and puff pastry bites may be out, but you can still whip up some crowd pleasers that are low-carb, moderate protein, and high fat to align with a keto diet.

From updates to old favorites to inventive new starters, here are 9 of our favorite easy keto appetizers from around the web.

Caprese Salad Skewers

Serve salad as a finger food with this recipe for caprese salad skewers from Resolution Eats. Simply alternate layers of grape tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil leaves on wooden skewers and drizzle the whole thing with balsamic vinegar.

Avocado Deviled Eggs

This unique take on a classic party appetizer will be a keto-crowd pleaser.  This recipe from the Keto Diet App blog combines egg yolks with avocado to create a delicious filling for deviled eggs, which also makes a great topping for veggies. (The blog calls these apps “fat bombs,” because they’re full of the kind of healthy fats you need on a keto diet.)

Cheesy Spinach Puffs

This version of the party favorite from A Sweet Life doesn’t need the puff pastry to be mouth-watering. The spinach is mixed with high-fat cheese and low-carb almond flour to create delicious bite-sized puffs.

Goat Cheese and Bacon Jalapeno Poppers

No breading necessary for these bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers from The Primitive Plate. Simply stuff the pepper halves with goat cheese and wrap in bacon for a high-fat keto appetizer.

Curry Shrimp Stuffed Mushrooms

Enjoy stuffed mushrooms without the breadcrumbs thanks to this keto-friendly appetizer recipe from This Gal Cooks. Shrimp is a quick protein to prepare, and is even better when mixed with fatty sour cream, cream cheese, and shredded cheese.

Mini Zucchini Pizzas

These low-carb mini pizzas use zucchini slices in lieu of pizza crust. This also makes them the perfect size for finger food! Best of all, this recipe from EatWell101 can be prepared start-to-finish in just ten minutes.

Keto Italian Rollups

Don’t ditch the idea of finger sandwiches altogether--just ditch the bread. This recipe for keto Italian rollups from Our Paleo Life packs together your favorite meats, cheeses, and condiments from the classic Italian hoagie without the crazy amount of carbs. The simple oil and vinegar dipping sauce keeps things keto-friendly.

Pork Skewers with Chimichurri

Guests won’t even miss pigs-in-a-blanket when you upgrade their pork to these savory skewers. Tasteaholics has the perfect recipe for mouth-watering pork appetizers with a no-fuss chimichurri sauce. Depending on how you portion them, these can even be a substitute for a main course.

Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Almond Clusters

Balance out the savory apps with these sea salt dark chocolate almond clusters from Sally’s Baking Addiction. They’re quick to prepare ... and they’ll be quick to disappear once you put them out for your guests.


Looking for more keto tips and recipes? Check out all our keto blogs here, and tryPlateJoy’s keto meal planner to get custom recipes and grocery lists that help you stick to your dietary needs and goals.


Emily Polson

Emily is a writer, reader, and traveler from Iowa who has visited twenty-one countries and lived in three. Her first publication was an article in Muse magazine about her summer job as a corn detasseler. She’s a Slytherin, an amateur ukulele player, and a Peter Pan enthusiast. You can follow Emily on Twitter @emilycpolson.


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