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Oven-Baked Keto Juicy Ribs

These delicious oven-baked keto juicy ribs recipe is the perfect and easy way to make flavorful, and great-tasting pork ribs in your oven.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 445 kcal


  • large sheet pan
  • aluminum foil


  • 2 full racks baby back ribs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 2 tbsp BBQ dry rub for chicken and pork (or your favorite)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup keto BBQ sauce (or your favorite)



  • Remove the skin off the back (bone side) of each rack of ribs: Using a thin paring knife (or flathead screwdriver), slide it under the clear membrane over one of the bones. Lift up to separate and pull-off with your fingers or with a paper towel. It comes off in sheets and takes a little time. Be patient.
  • Line a large sheet pan with aluminum foil. Preheat oven to 275 F and move rack to middle position.


  • Dry the ribs with paper towels and rub olive oil on both sides of ribs, 1/2 tbsp per side. Season the back of the ribs with salt and pepper, then apply 1/2 tbsp of the dry rub and massage into the ribs. Flip the racks over and repeat on the meat side.
  • Cover the ribs with foil, sealing around the outside rim of the baking sheet, and cook 2 – 2 1/2 hours or until the tines of a fork slide easily between the ribs.

For Keto Dry Ribs:

  • Remove the foil cover and place the ribs on a rack fitted into the sheet pan. Sprinkle more salt and pepper and dry rub over the ribs and cook an additional 20-30 minutes uncovered.

For Sauced Keto Ribs:

  • Turn the broiler to high and place the oven rack to the closest position. Remove the foil cover and flip the ribs bone side up. Slather the back of the ribs with bbq sauce, approximately 2 tbsp each. Place the ribs under the broiler for 3-5 minutes or until the sauce begins to darken in spots. The time will depend on your oven broiler. Remove the ribs from the oven, flip them over and repeat.


  • Serve 4 ribs per person. Net Carbs per 4 ribs with ingredient amounts stated: 2.79g net carbs


Calories 445kcal | Carbohydrates 3.39g | Protein 37g | Fat 32.5g | Saturated Fat 11g | Cholesterol 134mg | Sodium 582mg | Potassium 467mg | Fiber 0.6g | Sugar 0.79g | Vitamin A 40IU | Calcium 59mg | Iron 1.4mg
Keyword keto, oven baked ribs, ribs