71 Top Low-Carb Recipes

These satisfying, low-carb spins on familiar dishes are easy enough for weeknights, and can conquer just about any craving—even for pasta or pizza. For more inspiration, check out our low-carb ground beef recipes and low-carb ground turkey recipes.

Low-Carb Slaw

"Fantastic! Comes together quickly. You can sub chicken, shrimp, or any proteins. All will be super yummy."


Shrimp Scampi with Squash "Linguine"

"This is a restaurant-quality meal that's delicious and ready in minutes — you just can't beat that!"


Zucchini Lasagna

"This is very, very good! You don't miss the pasta at all. Use a mandoline slicer for thin, uniform zucchini slices that seem even more like pasta!"

-TaterBug! :)

Beefed-Up Low-Carb Meatloaf

"This is a very good meatloaf! I used extra-lean ground beef. I am looking forward to making sandwiches from the leftovers tomorrow."


Balsamic Chicken & Mushrooms

"This is such an easy meal. It has become a weekly staple for us. We always have all the ingredients on hand."

-Victoria in Fort Wayne

One Minute Flax Muffin

“Now I can have a muffin in any flavor I want in just a few minutes. No big batch to tempt me. This recipe seems very versatile.”


Tarragon Chicken Casserole

"Tarragon and chicken is one of my favorite combinations. This is a great-tasting recipe, and it's so easy to put together!"


Low-Carb Pizza

"The crust was nice and golden — my husband couldn't believe there was no dough! This may become our regular Friday night pizza!"


Low-Carb Chili

"This chili doesn't even taste like something you would eat on a diet. The cinnamon gives it a pop of flavor that is just amazing."


Low-Carb Meatloaf

"This meatloaf recipe is great. We've made this our official meatloaf recipe."


Steakhouse-Style Grilled Steak

"This rub is simple, quick and flavorful. The brown sugar gives the steak a nice caramelized coating."


Crustless Spinach Quiche

"This was very filling, and perfect for my low-carb diet! The flavor is just outstanding. This recipe will go into my 'weekly favorites' file."


Warm Steak & Mushroom Salad

"Very tasty! The red wine created a lovely rich sauce. I will be making this again."


Haddock Steamed with Veggies

"I usually hate cabbage, but I love this recipe! It's easy to assemble and to cook, and it has fabulous flavor."


Low-Carb Bread

"I was so sick of all the grainy, eggy low-carb bread recipes out there! This has a good flavor and actually develops a crust!"


Creamy Spiced Keto Butter Chicken

"Made this the other night! So good and fairly easy to cook. I would definitely add a bit more spice, though."

-Stephanie C.

Pan Grilled Chicken with Avocado & Red Onion Salsa

"I really liked the flavor combinations in this dish. I used red cabbage and the presentation was so colorful.”


Mexican Grilled Chicken

“It was very flavorful. This one's a keeper!”


Peruvian-Style Grilled Chicken

This is an adaptation of a traditional Peruvian-style rotisserie chicken that is savory and extra juicy.

Grilled Moroccan Chicken

"After months and months of trying recipes on this site, this one is hands-down the winner.”


Grilled Mexican Lime Chicken

“This is so far the best marinated grilled chicken I've ever made! I only got about three hours marinating time and my chicken just sucked up so much flavor! It was tangy and delicious. Will be using this marinade for a long time.”


Simple Baked Chicken Drumsticks

"These were absolutely delicious! This will be added to my go-to quick meals folder.”

-Papa D 1946-2012

Baked Pesto Chicken

“Very nice and easy. Might try with sun-dried tomatoes next time.”


Jalapeño Chicken Salad

"Delicious chicken salad recipe! Nice thing to keep on hand in the fridge!"

-Jonathan Melendez

No-Breading Baked Chicken Parmesan

"This is tasty and worth making. Make it. It won't disappoint."


Low-Carb Deviled Chicken Salad

"I made this for dinner tonight. It was very healthy."

-Felisha M.

Slow-Cooker Thai Chicken Thighs

"This is a very delicious recipe. The leftovers are even better — all of the flavors mature and come together so nicely after a day or two in the fridge.”


Grilled Chicken Wings

“I made these wings for my husband and myself tonight and they were fabulous.”


Low-Carb Cream of Broccoli Soup

"Delicious soup! Hard to believe it's low carb.”


Spicy Keto Broccoli & Cheddar Soup

"Very easy to throw together and quite tasty.”

-Angela T.

Low-Carb Slow-Cooker Pizza Soup

"I thought this recipe was quite good but hubby said it was ‘wickedly awesome.’”


Low-Carb Taco Soup

This soup gives you everything you love about tacos with none of the carbs. A great thing to have on Taco Tuesdays.


This hearty seafood soup comes from southern France and includes and is also lower in fat than many other soups. The more different kinds of seafood you use in this recipe, the better.

Cinnamon Flax Muffins

"A great way to add flax to your diet!”

-Heavens Kitchen

Low-Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

"This has a very good flavor of all the low-carb fudges I have made.”

-K M.6777

Fudgy Low-Carb Walnut Brownies

“These brownies are as quick as they are delicious! A hefty dose of walnuts reinforces their lightly nutty flavor from the addition of almond flour. For dark chocolate lovers only.”


Spicy Chocolate Keto Fat Bombs

“Don’t be fooled by their size; these little bites pack a flavorful punch. Redolent of rich dark chocolate with a cinnamon-y kick, they’re topped with toasted coconut flakes and a touch of cayenne for spice.”


Low-Carb Taco Bake

"This was really good! I topped it with diced tomato, shredded lettuce, avocado, salsa and sour cream.”


Low-Carb Beef & Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Bake

“We sometimes grow spaghetti squash in our garden and thus have tried several recipes using spaghetti squash. This is, by far, the best one yet!”

-Mrs. Hughes

Low-Carb Stuffed Bell Peppers

“Great flavor — the meat wasn't dry at all. Two suggestions: don't add the extra seasoning salt. I didn't, and it tasted just salty enough with the other seasonings. Also, cut the bell peppers in half, and stuff the halves instead of a big pepper. It makes the bell pepper easier to eat, and if you're not as hungry you can have a smaller meal. Overall, a great low-carb meal!"


Low-Carb Breakfast Balls

"I really enjoyed these as a no-carb breakfast. Today, I am adding spinach and garlic powder."


Low-Carb Supreme Pizza Casserole

“Anyone that is on a low-carb diet and misses pizza should try this.”

-Grandma Winnie

Shredded Brussels Sprouts With Bacon & Onions

“This is so much more pleasant than biting into a whole Brussels sprout!”


Gingered Green Beans

"I made these this week to go with my weekly meal prep. They're so tasty that they feel decadent but are pretty healthy. This one is a keeper!"

-Jonathan Melendez

Low-Carb Cauliflower Spanish Rice

"Delicious! Does not taste like cauliflower at all! I topped it off with some chopped cilantro."


Instant Pot Bacon & Lemon Brussels Sprouts

“These Brussels sprouts are a cinch to make thanks to the Instant Pot. They're packed with so much flavor because of the bacon and fresh lemon juice!”

-Jonathan Melendez

Green Bean Salad With Pine Nuts & Feta

“We both loved this salad. It really is easy and tasty.”

-Mia in Germany

Easiest Creamed Spinach

“The sauce was delicious and it literally disappeared at the dinner table.”


Roasted Parmesan Garlic Cauliflower

“Very, very tasty. Not difficult at all. I mixed in half the cheese at the beginning and the rest at the end.”


Mock Mashed Potatoes

“I boiled my cauliflower in chicken broth until very soft, drained the broth and added remaining ingredients plus chopped chives.”

-Rachael Barrett

Another Mock Mashed Potatoes

“I followed the suggestions posted in other reviews and added the Laughing Cow garlic and herb cheese instead of the fresh garlic, cream cheese, and parmesan.”


Pan-Roasted Broccoli

"The technique is what makes this recipe. Follow the directions exactly and you will be amazed at the result (nutty flavor almost).”


Kale With Caramelized Onions & Garlic

"We love kale at our house. This is a good way to fix it.”


Kale & Ginger Stir Fry

"I loved this! It was delicious. I also used olive oil."

-kelly in TO

Roasted Asparagus

"Asparagus takes on a whole new significance when you roast it like this.”


Garlic Roasted Asparagus With Parmesan

"Bought enough asparagus for the family meal, used your recipe and ate the whole batch myself.”


Bacon-Wrapped Garlic Asparagus Bundles

"We loved this! I did add a scant teaspoon of dijon mustard to the olive oil/garlic blend, coating the spears before I wrapped them.”

-Diana Adcock

Sauteed Mushrooms

"I added more garlic because that's just how I am. Great dish. Went perfect with a big ole sirloin.”


Brussels Sprouts in Garlic Butter

"Normally I steam the Brussels sprouts then sauté in browned garlic butter and sprinkle with parmesan. So I figured this was just another avenue to the same thing. Wrong! These are fabulous and far superior to the way I made them before.”


Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts

"Very good. I simply sprayed mine with olive oil cooking spray and added a bit of sea salt. They came out perfect."


Roasted Green Beans

"Our family loves these. What a healthy, nice recipe!”


Collard Greens

Collard greens are a fixture on tables in the southern United States. This recipe can be prepared well ahead of time and reheated as needed. Collard greens also freeze and reheat beautifully.

Parmesan Zucchini

"Delish! Next time I will mix the parmesan with some garlic powder and fresh ground pepper, spray the zucchini with pan spray and dredge them in the mixture. This first time around there was more parmesan on the pan than on the zucchini!”


Zucchini or Yellow Squash Casserole

“We definitely recommend this recipe. It has become one of our favorites!"


Baked Zucchini

"Love this. If you salt your zucchini slices and let them rest for 20 to 30 minutes, some of the moisture will drain off and make for a crispier result after baking. This will keep them from becoming mushy."


Sauteed Arugula (Rocket)

It helps to use large, fully grown arugula in this recipe, which has more body and a more pronounced flavor. While the baby arugula sold in bags for salads will work in a pinch, try looking for larger leaves sold in bundles.

Crispy Cheese Cauliflower

“The addition of the spices and the method of adding the cheese to make it crispy takes this humble vegetable over the top.”

-Sweet Baboo

Gourmet's Roasted Cauliflower Soup

"Delicious! Even the boyfriend (who kept saying, ‘but I don't like cauliflower’) ate his whole bowl!"


Korean Bean Sprouts

"This turned out great — very tasty!”


Cauliflower Rice

"We love cauliflower rice and make it often. Just wanted to let you know, it can be made just as well with frozen! I zap the bag in the microwave for about three minutes (to soften; it will still be kinda frozen) then shred it in the food processor.”


Loaded Cauliflower

“Loved it for our low-carb lifestyle. Added garlic, onion, salt and pepper.”