Keto oven baked ribs with BBQ sauce and drips

Juicy Keto Oven Baked Ribs Recipe

Crave delicious, fall-off-the-bone ribs? This easy method shows you how to make the perfect, flavorful, juicy keto ribs baked in your oven.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword oven baked ribs
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 6
Calories 445kcal
Author Kim Hardesty





  • 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