32 Recipe Ideas For Delicious Low-Carb Dinners

Whether you are somebody who is new to the world of low carb-ing, and are still looking for appropriate meals, or you’re somebody who has been an avid adversary to bread for many years, it can be difficult to come up with new dinner ideas.

32 Recipe Ideas For Delicious Low-Carb Dinners

Some may think that low-carb meals are limited to ground beef and zucchini noodles, but nothing could be further from the truth. 

If you want to find some delicious new dinner ideas to fit in with your low carb lifestyle, then look no further, because we’ve got you covered. Keep reading below as we explore some delicious low carb dinners you can start making immediately. 

1.Low Carb In-N-Out burger

If you feel like recreating this absolute classic, right down to the special sauce, then you have to give this recipe a try.

It has all of the components of your favorite takeout burger, but without any of the guilt, as it substitutes the bread for a lettuce based wrap instead, so you can enjoy it without feeling as though you’re sacrificing your diet. 

2.Beef And Cashew Lettuce Wraps

These little morsels of deliciousness are great either to serve as an appetizer before your dinnertime meal, or as the diner itself, depending on how big you choose to make the wraps.

Packed with flavor, they contain chunks of thinly sliced rump steak, along with an array of different vegetables, cashews, and stir fry sauce. These make great snacks for when you’re feeling peckish. 

3.Juicy Oven Cooked Chicken Breasts

These chicken breasts are fantastic for when you’re trying to eat as clean as possible.

They are seasoned with a deliciously flavorsome combination of spices, before being baked in the oven until they are crispy and golden in color. These are really quick to make and go great with a small salad on the side. 

4.Grilled Chicken Breasts With Lemon Garlic

These are a fabulous addition to any barbeque, as they’re loaded with a tasty garlic lemon marinade.

Skewered and then cooked until juicy, this recipe will have your mouth watering in no time.

To make them super keto friendly, pair them with some fresh asparagus stems.

5.Cauliflower Steaks With Herbed Scramble 

Those of you who have been following a low carb or ketogenic diet for a while know that cauliflower is one of your best friends.

These cauliflower steaks make a great dinner, along with the scrambled egg topping which guarantees that you’ll get that all important dose of protein in your diet. 

6.Baked Cheese and Bacon Butternut Squash

Sometimes, it can be hard to find a low carb dish that is also vegetarian friendly.

For those of you out there who are vegetarian and also try to limit your carb intake, simply remove the bacon component from this meal and you’ve got a delicious dinner on your hands.

This butternut squash dish is seasoned with plenty of garlic and chopped thyme, and will leave you feeling fresh. 

7.Chicken Zucchini Enchiladas

What family doesn’t love having one night of the week designated to Mexican food?

If your family participates in such an evening, then these low carb enchiladas are sure to please anyone that tries them.

Far healthier than a regular tortilla, it’s an easy way to get more vegetables in your diet. 

8.Fennel Salad With Blood Orange, Thyme, And Toasted Walnuts

Fennel is such an underrated ingredient, it’s so fresh and delicious and makes any dish stand out.

This salad is full of citrusy tastes, along with being packed with some tasty roasted walnuts.

Healthy and delicious, what’s not to love?

9.DIY Cauliflower Rice Sushi

Perhaps sushi is one of your favorite takeout dishes and now you’re lamenting the fact that you won’t be able to eat them anymore because of the rice component.

Fear not, this recipe uses cauliflower rice as a substitute, and it works perfectly. 

10.Baked Almond Crusted Cod

Sometimes, when you’re following a low carb or keto diet, it can get boring when you’re constantly eating meat without any batter.

This recipe solves that issue and issues a gorgeously crispy almond based batter for fish. 

11.White Fish Omelet

Another delicious recipe for fish lovers, this unusual fish omelet recipe is a super interesting one to try.

It’s incredibly easy to make, not to mention delicious, with its creamy sauce. This will become a staple of your weeknight meals. 

12.Cajun Shrimp Skillet

Calling all seafood lovers, we’ve got the perfect low carb dinner recipe for you right here.

Cooked in a gorgeously spicy seasoning, this dish is ready in less than 15 minutes. It is also suitable for those who are following a paleo diet. 

13.Low Carb Chicken Parmigiana

Chicken parmigiana is a staple of many household dinners, easy to make and delicious to eat.

The Italian based tomato sauce, paired with the ooey gooey mozzarella cheese make it an incredibly rich and luxurious meal.

This recipe replaces the carbs with eggplant, making it a healthier alternative. Some of you may wonder what the eggplants might tastes like before switching.

14.Green Thai Curry Salmon 

There is no fish on the market that is as delicious and flavorful as a well cooked salmon.

This recipe gives the fish a Thai twist, by incorporating it into a green curry recipe.

Deliciously sweet and full of flavor, this recipe is a real winner. 

15.Keto Steak Cheese Shell Tacos

Another great low carb friendly Mexican food recipe (see also ‘The 39 Best Mexican Foods You Have To Try!‘), this one replaces the traditional taco shells with cheese based taco shells.

This recipe shows you how to create these delicious shells to load your juicy steak pieces (see also ‘36 Must-Try Steak Recipes‘).

You can use your leftover seasoned steak for lunch the next day too. 

16.Keto Ricotta Chicken Meatballs

Can’y get enough of cheese, this ricotta chicken meatball recipe will have you dying to try it.

These chicken balls have been mixed in with almond flour to give them their density, before being mixed in with the ricotta, heavy cream (see also ‘Can You Freeze Heavy Cream?‘) and parmesan cheese. A truly luxurious dish. 

17.Crispy Chicken Thighs With Honey Lemon Pan Sauce

If it’s something juicy that you’re looking for, then why not try making these tender and succulent marinated chicken thighs.

They are made in one skillet, so there won’t be too much hassle cleaning up afterward either.

These will go great with some vegetables or a side salad. 

18.Chicken And Pork Terrine With Egg Center

This one not only makes a great dinner recipe to have in the summer, but also a great lunch too.

Simply use your leftovers the next to for a tasty lunchtime treat. These also look incredibly aesthetically pleasing, with a gorgeously baked egg in the center. 

19.Easy As Australian Abalone In Green Curry

Another fantastic healthy low carb dinner recipe, this one derives from an Australian recipe that uses Abalone meat as the main ingredient.

It’s paired with some fresh Asian herbs, and plenty of vegetables and coconut milk, making it a truly creamy dish. 

20.Ketoarian Alfredo Noodles 

For those of you out there who have been looking for a true keto friendly vegetarian dinner, this recipe is sure to impress.

It’s a super creamy alfredo recipe that has a sauce made from dairy free macadamia nut oil. You’ll want to whip this one up again and again. 

21.The Very Best Keto Pizza

If you’ve recently started a low carb diet, or have been searching for the perfect recipe for a while, this pizza recipe is the perfect alternative for this devilish dinner.

The crust actually incorporates cheese into the mix, creating an incredibly crispy dough that is to die for.

Leave it in the oven until it reaches your preferred level of crispness. 

22.Broccoli Rice

Okay, so this one isn’t technically a dinner recipe, but if you’re planning on eating low carb, you’ll need a regular side to accompany your main.

That’s where this recipe for broccoli rice comes in. It’s super easy to make, and incredibly nutritious.

It also makes a nice change from the traditional cauliflower rice. You’ll thank us later. 

23.Asparagus And Chicken Stir Fry

Another stir fry recipe on our list that’s both very nutritious and tasty.

The chicken in this dish makes it both a low carb and low fat option for when you’re cutting the calories.

The recipe states to use cornstarch and sugar, but these aren’t necessary so simply cut them from the ingredients list. 

24.Bang Bang Cauliflower

If you feel like adding a bit of extra kick to your cauliflower, this recipe has got you covered.

This recipe is actually vegan friendly too, and as a result is super light and delicious.

For when you’re not feeling like something too heavy for dinner, give this one a try. 

25.Egg Rolls In A Bowl 

This recipe is a fantastic way to get your protein in after an afternoon at the gym.

Instead of the traditional egg rolls which contain pastry, this recipe simply combines all of the other delicious ingredients in an egg roll in a bowl so that you don’t have to miss out. 

26.Paleo Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherds pie is a dish that we all love to enjoy during the winter season.

It’s incredibly heartwarming and filling when the weather is cold outside.

If you’re looking for a substitute for this meal, this recipe uses a cauliflower mash topping in place of the pastry. Enjoy!

27.Veggie Packed BBQ Meatloaf

This recipe for meatloaf is far more nutritious and healthy than the one we’re accustomed to.

It’s loaded with lots of different veggies, along with a tomato sauce that contains no sugar.

This means you can enjoy one of your favorite hearty dishes without any regrets. 

28.Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore With Zucchini Noodles

This dish is so tasty that you won’t find yourself missing your regular carb heavy noodles one bit! It’s super easy to make, simply throw all the ingredients in a slow cooker.

Packed with tomatoes, herbs, and mushrooms, it has all of the traditional Italian goodness. 

29.Low Carb French Fries

Another great alternative to serve on the side of some of your favorite dinner meals, this recipe shows you how to create your own low carb version of french fries.

By using rutabaga (see also ‘16 Delicious Rutabaga Recipes‘), a low carb root vegetable, you can recreate your favorite carb based side. 

30.Butternut Squash Noodles

If it’s some delicious pasta based noodles that you find yourself missing from time to time, you have to try these butternut squash noodles.

Healthy, simple, delicious, and a great substitute for a lot of meals, this recipe shows you how to make a super tasty low carb pasta dish. 

31.Spinach Chicken Casserole With Cream Cheese And Mozzarella

Who doesn’t love to make a casserole dish as a weeknight meal, they’re so simple and filling, and great when catering for larger gatherings.

If you have some family arriving, why not whip up this deliciously creamy spinach chicken casserole? They won’t even know that it’s low carb. 

32.Fajita Chicken Breast Casserole 

To end on a high note, let’s finish off with another delicious casserole recipe (see also ‘23 Best Turkey Casseroles For A Dinner Night‘).

This recipe is absolutely brimming with flavor (not to mention lots of cheese), and is ready in only 20 minutes! 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are The Most Filling Low Carb Foods? 

If you’ve found yourself following a low carb diet, and are wondering which are the best foods to eat to keep you feeling full, some of the best include the following:

  • Salmon
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Nut butters
  • Cheese
  • Peanuts
  • Unsweetened Greek yogurt

What Is Considered A Low Carb Meal? 

Many of those who are following a low carb diet tend to place a lot of focus on getting the right amounts of protein and fat in their diet, whilst simultaneously reducing their carbohydrate intake.

This would mean excluding starchy foods, some types of root vegetables, chocolate, bread, pastry and some seeds and nuts from their diet. 

For those who are following a ketogenic diet, the restrictions are even more precise, and it is important to eat under 20g of net carbs per day for it to be effective. 

Are Bananas Low Carb? 

Bananas aren’t considered to be low carb, as one medium banana contains approximately 27 grams of carbs. 

How Do I Go Low Carb?

In order to effectively follow a low carb diet, you need to make sure that you limit your sugar intake, especially through sweetened drinks.

You should also cut back on bread, or eliminate it from your diet altogether. 

Replace some of your meals with more protein dense foods, such as meats and eggs.

Make sure that you always check the nutritional content of the foods that you buy too, to ensure that there aren’t any hidden sugars.

Finally, consider purchasing some sweaters as an alternative to sugar to use for cooking and baking. 

Final Thoughts

Although it may initially seem difficult to come up with interesting low carb based meals, there is lots of variety out there.

Whether you’re feeling something Italian, Mexican, Asian, or something completely different, there’s something out there that you can incorporate into your weekly meals.

Simply take a look at the list above, and choose some of your favorites.

32 Recipe Ideas For Delicious Low-Carb Dinners

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