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Roasted Keto ‘Potatoes’ (i.e. Radishes!) 🥔 gluten free & paleo

These keto roasted radishes do a splendid job at impersonating potatoes, making them the perfect side dish to any and every low carb meal!

Roasted keto potatoes i.e. radishes
Low Carb & Keto Roasted Radishes i.e. ‘Potatoes’

Keto Roasted Radishes

i.e. ‘Potatoes’!

The title perhaps ought to read ‘can a radish really impersonate a potato?’. I mean, raw radishes are anything but potato-y: spicy, bitter, and totally juicy!

But when roasted, something magical happens and the result is rather extraordinary. Fact is, these keto roasted radishes are pretty phenomenal!

Still, keep in mind that radishes are still radishes. And a slight trace will linger, but after a nice and (very!) long roast, they really are the closest thing to potatoes I’ve ever encountered.

So I cannot recommend enough that you give these roasted radishes a shot. Best case scenario you will be one of the lucky peeps to whom radishes totally taste like potatoes. And worst case? You just never whip them up again.

And perhaps one of the most lovable things about radishes is their carb count. I’m talking 1.8g net carbs per 100g serving…! That equates roughly to 0.1g net carbs per medium 1-inch radish. Nuts right?

Raw halved radishes on a baking dish
Keto Roasted Radishes i.e. ‘Potatoes’

The Trick

Be patient and roast them long enough until they’re nice and dry. Radishes have a lot more water weight than potatoes, so they need a little longer in the oven to dry out and crisp up.

I’m talking roughly 45 minutes to an hour! Try them at minute 20 to 40, and they’ll still be too radish-like in my humble opinion.

Oh, and don’t forget that you can always add radishes along with your keto roasted chicken for a top-notch combo!

Lemon & Thyme Keto Roasted Chicken 🍗 #ketoroastedchicken #lowcarbchicken #ketochicken
Lemon & Thyme Keto Roasted Chicken 🍗 #ketoroastedchicken #lowcarbchicken #ketochicken
Closeup raw radishes with thyme and black pepper
Keto Roasted Radishes i.e. ‘Potatoes’

Or you can slice them up too (and they’ll roast even faster!). This also works particularly well if you’re using a daikon radish.

Best Keto Loaded Radishes i.e. 'Potatoes' 🥓 #ketoradishes #ketosides
Best Keto Loaded Radishes i.e. ‘Potatoes’
Best Keto Loaded Radishes i.e. 'Potatoes'
Best Keto Loaded Radishes i.e. ‘Potatoes’

And, feel free to serve them loaded ;).

Looking for more keto radish (i.e. impersonating potato!) recipes?! Check out our (totally legit!) hash browns, tortilla espanola and mediterranean ‘potato’ salad.

Low Carb & Keto Parmesan Roasted 'Potatoes' i.e. Radishes 🧀

Keto Roasted Radishes (i.e. 'Potatoes'!)

These keto roasted radishes do a splendid job at making up for potatoes, making them the perfect side kick to any and every meal. Oh, and just 1g net carb a serving! 
4.91 from 31 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 4 side-dish servings
Calories 91 kcal



  • Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C. Brush a baking dish or rimmed tray with olive oil.
  • Add radishes to prepared baking dish, drizzle with olive oil, thyme (optional), and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Roast for 45-60 minutes, until golden and crisp, tossing them about half way through. 
  • Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top and roast for 5 more minutes. Serve right away. 


Please note that nutrition facts are estimated for a 50g serving of raw radishes (about 10 medium radishes). 


Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 58mg | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 5.3mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Keyword keto 'potatoes', keto fauxtatoes, keto radishes, keto roasted radishes
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  1. Carey says:

    These are so good! I don’t care for raw radishes much at all, but these roasted radishes are bomb. I roasted them Saturday night with ribs and a salad for dinner, and this morning I smash-fried the leftovers in a skillet like fried potatoes and added a smidge of shredded cheese and a fried egg on top. Fab!

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