Keto Polenta


Keto polenta is an excellent alternative to traditional polenta for those following a ketogenic diet. This low-carb, high-fat dish is surprisingly easy to make and can be served in many ways. Whether you want to enjoy a light snack or create a hearty main course, this recipe will help you create the perfect keto polenta. 


– 2 cups of ground almond meal/flour

– 1 cup heavy cream

– ½ tsp garlic powder

– ¼ tsp black pepper

– 5 tbsp butter (or ghee if preferred)

– Salt, if desired (optional)


  1. In your medium sized saucepan, melt the butter over mild heat.
  2. Add the almond meal/flour and stir to combine.
  3. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is lightly golden brown.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and add the cream and spices (garlic powder & pepper). Stir to combine.
  5. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, occasionally stirring, until thickening.
  6. Taste and adjust seasonings if desired (adding salt or additional pepper).
  7. Serve hot with your favorite toppings – cheese, greens, bacon bits, etc.

Tips and Tricks:

– You can add ¼ cup of heavy cream for a creamier texture.

– If you prefer a crunch, add some toasted almond slices before serving.

– Feel free to experiment with different spices and herbs to create unique flavor combinations.

Serving Suggestions:

Keto polenta is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed in many ways! Here are some ideas on how to serve it:

– Use it as a side dish with grilled meats or poultry.

– Top it with a few fried eggs for a hearty breakfast.

– Layer it with your favorite ingredients – mushrooms, spinach and bacon make an excellent combination.

– Spread some ricotta cheese over the top and bake until golden brown.

– Enjoy it like regular polenta – topped with tomato sauce and grated cheese.


Q: Can I freeze keto polenta? 

A: Yes, you can! Allow the polenta to cool completely before transferring it to an airtight container and freezing it for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to enjoy your frozen polenta, thaw it overnight in the fridge and heat it on the stove or in your microwave.

Q: Can I make this amazing recipe ahead of time? 

A: Absolutely! Keto polenta is a perfect make-ahead dish – follow the instructions until step 5 and let the mixture cool completely before transferring it to an airtight container and storing it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Heat it on the stove or microwave when you’re ready to serve.

Q: Is keto polenta gluten-free? 

A: Yes, this recipe is gluten-free as long as you use almond meal/flour that is certified gluten-free.

Q: Can I utilize a different type of flour? 

A: Sure! You can substitute almond meals/flour with coconut or nut-based flour. The ratios may need to be adjusted slightly, so follow the instructions on the package for the best results.

Note for lovely eaters:

With a rich texture and delicate flavor, it’s sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. Whether you’re looking for a light snack or a hearty main course, keto polenta is an excellent option for people following a low-carb diet.


Keto polenta is a delicious and nutritious addition to any keto meal. With its creamy texture and unique flavor, it’s sure to be a hit with everyone at the table – even those not following a ketogenic diet. With just a few simple and amazing ingredients and minimal effort, this keto dish will quickly become a go-to in your kitchen. Happy Cooking 🙂

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