We know what you’re thinking: “What the hell is a dump dinner?” Don’t let the eyebrow-raising name discourage you—basically, it’s a quick and easy dinner that requires no hands-on time. Just dump all of the ingredients in a pot, pan or slow-cooker and walk away until it’s ready. Presenting 12 dump dinner recipes that give “set it and forget it” a whole new meaning…and they’re all keto diet-friendly.
Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken
OK, this super-simple recipe requires a tiny amount of hands-on whisking. But trust us, it’s worth it for the decadent sauce.
No-Bean Whole30 Keto Chili in the Instant Pot
Taking the beans out of chili may be blasphemous to some. To keto dieters, it’s exactly what you need to keep your protein, carbs and fat in check.
Baked Salmon Foil Packets with Vegetables
The O.G. of one-pan dinners? Tinfoil packets. This version uses salmon and seasonal vegetables like asparagus. Unwrap and enjoy.
Keto Chicken Meatloaf Cups
Shake things up and get your muffin tin in on the action. Just mix up the meat, portion it into the tins and pop them in the oven.
Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Frittata
Breakfast for dinner? Don’t mind if we do. This dish is packed with protein (12g per serving), but low on carbs (only 4g—win, win).
Honey Teriyaki Drumsticks
Serve these sweet-and-spicy little guys with cauliflower rice if you’re feeling extra ambitious.
Easy Crock-Pot Fire Roasted Shrimp Tacos
It doesn’t get any easier than this. Just dump the ingredients into the slow-cooker, come back two hours later and serve alongside lettuce wraps or keto-friendly tortillas.
One-Pan Roasted Chicken with Carrots
Just toss the chicken and veggies on a baking sheet, roast in the oven for 15 minutes and dinner is ready. (We know—we can’t believe it, either.)
Healthy Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
Putting in eight hours at the office? Let this keto-friendly dish slow cook while you’re working, then come home to a hot dinner.
Keto Sheet-Pan Chicken and Rainbow Veggies
This isn’t your average chicken dinner. The colorful spread of broccoli, carrots and bell pepper not only looks gorgeous, but keeps the sheet-pan meal keto-friendly.
Low-Carb Chicken Pesto Bake
Chicken topped with pesto and ricotta cheese? We’re so in.
Chicken Parmesan Casserole
Did we mention that this recipe has crushed pork rinds sprinkled on top? Yep, you heard us.