Curried zucchini is the perfect keto side dish. It is packed full of flavour with the curry powder and beef broth powder taking these zucchinis to the next flavour level. The cream adds some delicious fatiness and creaminess making this perfect to pair with your favourite keto protein. This curried zucchini recipe is perfect when meal prepping. You can make up a big batch or two and store it in the fridge or freezer for a ready made side for a quick throw together weekday meal.
Curried zucchini has long been a family favourite at Dan’s Mum’s house. Ever since she was a kid, Dan can remember “Zucchini Surprise” being a staple side at the dinner table. Often paired with sausages cooked on the BBQ and mashed potato, Dan loved it when this was on the menu. As her dad grew his own zucchinis, her mum had to get creative with the zucchini recipes and this definitely became a favourite.
Even Erika loved it, so it continued to be a dish Dan’s Mum would serve every time Dan and Erika visited. Once we became keto, it still remained on the menu, even when the mashed potato needed to take a back seat. Erika decided she wanted to recreate her own version and Dan was immediately impressed.
This curried zucchini is such a simple and quick keto side dish, that is easily paired with your favourite protein. It works really well with Keto chicken tenders, Slow cooker pork belly and Roast chicken.
Keto side dishes
Taking your side dishes to the next level can be a great way to keep keto interesting. Protein and steamed vegetables with some fat added can get old pretty quickly. We have found using side dishes and sauces to add flavour to our meals really helps keep our meals interesting.
Side dishes is were you can really get creative. In the Summer, pair your protein with a tasty salad like Zucchini salad, Keto caesar salad, or a Caprese salad. Some great sides for the winter include this curried zucchini, Whole roasted cauliflower, Cauliflower casserole, Jalapeno poppers and Creamed spinach.
Another great way to take a meal to the next level is a delicious sauce. Here are some of our favourite keto sauces to pair with your favourite keto protein –
Zucchini, also known as courgette, has quickly become a very popular keto vegetable. At 3g total carbs per 100g, zucchini is a great low carb vegetable and an excellent option for a great side dish. Dan’s dad used to grow his own zucchinis at home and it quickly became a staple side dish option in her household.
Not only is zucchini low in carbs, it is also full of micronutrients including potassium, manganese, and antioxidants like vitamin C and vitamin A. Potassium is a key micronutrient in a ketogenic diet and it is always better to get these micronutrients in real food form. Zucchini is an underrated source of potassium, making it a great vegetable to include in your side dishes.
- You can get bone broth powder from Low Carb Emporium. We love this one. Some other options for bone broth powder are Lonolife grass fed bone broth powder, Meadow and marrow bone broth concentrate, or a beef stock cube from the supermarket
- Choose your favourite keto curry powder. We love the Keen’s curry powder. We love that you can easily access it in Australia at the supermarket. It’s also a staple in most Australian kitchens and even better, it is keto friendly.
- Pair these delicious curried zucchini side with your favourite protein. It works really well with chicken, steak, pork chops or lamb.
- Curried zucchinis is a great side dish to serve to your non keto friends and family. It will be a winner with everyone.
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This curried zucchini is the perfect keto side dish. It is packed full of flavour with the curry and has a delicious creaminess from the cream. It also pairs well with many different proteins including chicken, pork, steak, or lamb.
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- 2 Zucchini, finely diced (approx. 400g)
- ½ Cup Cream
- 1 tsp Beef Bone Broth Powder
- 1 tsp Curry Powder
- ½ tsp Salt
- ¼ tsp Pepper
- In a medium size saucepan or a small skillet, add the cream, salt, pepper, bone broth powder and curry powder and bring to a simmer on a medium heat
- Add the zucchini, cover and cook for 10 minutes or until zucchini is cooked through, stirring occasionally.
- Once zucchini is cooked it is ready to serve.
Delicious and a great side dish that works really well with the crumbed chicken. The second time I made this I pan friend my zucchini’s a little before adding the cream mixture as I prefer my zucchini a little mushier. The pan frying first also browns the zucchini which adds a sweet nutty flavour
Yum, that’s a great tip.
PAULA DUNNE says
Absolutely delish. Put some broccoli in as well. Will be eating this on a regular basis as i love it so much 🙂
Great – thanks Paula!
Mike Condon says
Ladies this is a great recipe and so easy, I must admit to adding a couple of things but I love the idea of a curried side dish. I served tis with lamb chops and a little cauliflower and broccoli, very tasty. Thank you.
Kind Regards Mike.
Oh that is great – thanks so much Mike!
I was looking for a zucchini receipe for a side dish. This was an easy and tasty dish. Thanks:).
Awesome! Thanks Marg
Kelly F says
Great side dish especially with the chicken tenders. I use beef stock (massel) instead of bone broth and I also add in some chilli flakes for a little kick 🙂
It’s one our favourites