Dinner Party Hosting, Keto Style

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Once you’re into the rhythm and habits of keto, it’s pretty easy to do. One thing that still somehow never seems to get easier though: hosting.

This is especially difficult if you’re like me and you like to host. You want people to feel welcome, you want them to like keto, and you want to be able to cook it without killing yourself.

Well, that’s exactly what we’re here to help with. This post is all about how you can host well while doing the keto diet.


This is actually the easiest part of hosting on keto. Who doesn’t love a meat and cheese plate? Go light on the crackers, make your own, or just skip them altogether and fill the empty space with olives or nuts.

If you’re a person who enjoys hors d’oeuvres and small finger food, you can make some deviled eggs, do a shrimp cocktail, or get experimental and wrap asparagus with meat and cream cheese.


Entrees are where you can have a lot more fun. Although low-carb foods can be challenging for non-ketoers, if you’re creative and willing to play around, you’ll be able to make something good enough for even though the pickiest eaters.

Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon

This recipe comes from Savory Tooth, and has quite a lot of prep, but it’s worth it for all the flavor of a traditional beef bourguignon without all the carbs. Julia recommends serving it with cauliflower mash.

Broccoli Salad

Greek yogurt subbed for mayo? Genius. Crunchiness, sweetness and saltiness all combine for a salad that no-one is even going to notice is keto-friendly.


I’m a sweets person, so that’s where keto hits me the hardest. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be that way.

Low-Carb No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

This is not a drill. It’s real. Just 9.6 grams per serving, and a healthy 35.5 grams of fat. This is a lot of work, but every bite is worth it.

Almond Keto Shortbread Cookies

Do you know that snap those bakers on the Great British Baking Show are always looking for? These cookies have that. Who knew keto could be this good?

Well, there you have it; you’re all ready to host your own keto-friendly dinner party!

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