If you need some interesting new low carb dinners, you come to the right place. These forty Low Carb Dinner Ideas are the best of the best!
It can be challenging watching your carbs, especially if you’re new to it. That’s why we’ve compiled this great list of recipes, to help you on your way.
We’ve included a huge variety of dishes, from soups to skillets, fresh stuffed veggies to rich and hearty curries, the selection is amazing.
Cook your way through all of these delicious low carb dinner ideas. You might not even miss the carbs! 😉
Low Carb Dinner Ideas:
1. Low Carb Lettuce Wraps
These super tasty ground chicken lettuce wraps are a great keto friendly, yet light, meal. Plus, they’re super quick and easy.
With only 7 grams of carbs per servings, they’re a perfect weeknight option!
2. Loaded Cauliflower Soup
Here is a twist on classic loaded potato soup. You may call it faux-tato soup!! This loaded cauliflower soup is cozy in a bowl.
Hearty, creamy soup loaded with cheese, scallions and bacon. You won’t even miss the potatoes when slurping down this low carb treat!
3. Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers
Classic Philly Cheesesteak flavors without the sight of the bread… This stuffed pepper recipe is a real keeper, not only for all the keto meal seekers, but for the entire masses.
I mean, who can resist the tender, juicy perfectly seared steak along with caramelized onions and mushrooms, all loaded with gooey cheesy deliciousness. YUM!
4. Low Carb Creamy Chicken Skillet
This creamy chicken skillet is your weekday best friend. It’s super easy, it’s super tasty and it’s a low carb bomb.
Start to finish in 30 minutes, this just may become a new staple in your rotation.
5. Chile Verde
This authentic Chile Verde is Mexican pork stew which is slow cooked until the pork is juicy tender and melt in your mouth.
The homemade chile verde sauce is made with roasted tomatillos, onions, garlic, poblano and jalapeño peppers. Serve it with avocado, lime, sour cream and cheese. It’s Mexican cuisine at its best..
6. Crustless Ham and Swiss Quiche
Quiche – that fluffy, delicious and elegant staple of French cuisine. And if you go crustless, it’s super low carb!
So versatile in filling variations, today we are going with ham, Swiss and zucchini. It’s a great combination.
7. New Orleans BBQ Shrimp
BBQ without the sauce? You bet! New Orleans BBQ Shrimp is one of the best recipes you’ll ever cook. Don’t be fooled by the name, these shrimp have nothing to do with barbecue sauce.
Delicious, plump gulf shrimp are cooked in a rich, buttery sauce spiked with plenty of flavor enhancers. Think of it like scampi, but with a Big Time flavor boost.
8. Low Carb Zuppa Toscana
Keto Zuppa Toscana soup is a super hearty and comforting dish, perfect for when the temperatures start to dip.
It’s based off of the famous Olive Garden recipe, but with one big difference: it’s low carb!
9. Pork Pinwheels with Zucchiccine
Add a gourmet flair to your table with these fancy looking, yet easy to cook, pork pinwheels.
They’re a low carb delight that are sure to please the crowd!
10. Jerk Chicken
Guys, this summer cookout this Jerk Chicken recipe is a must-try! This iconic Jamaican recipe is absolutely delicious with a bold and perfectly balanced jerk marinade.
It’s going to be a super hit dish for your summer grilling, or you can bake it in the oven.
11. Low Carb Cheesy Taco Skillet
This quick & easy taco skillet is loaded with flavors and topped with melty cheese. This cheesy gooey skillet is versatile and you can serve it with endless options and variations.
It’s one meal fit for any time of the day, from breakfast to lunch to dinner. From special get togethers to regular weekday meals, this one’s a winner.
12. Meaty Cabbage Soup
This hearty, meaty cabbage soup is the perfect one pot dinner. It’s loaded with protein and healthy veggies. Cook it in the crock pot, instant pot or on stove top, it’ll turn out great every time.
13. Crockpot Tuscan Chicken
This crock pot Tuscan chicken is drenched in a creamy sauce loaded with great Mediterranean flavors. It’s one easy and delicious make ahead weeknight dinner!
It has that creamy, dreamy, garlicky parmesan sauce with spinach and sundried tomatoes. All these bold flavors enhance modest chicken into soul warming Italian flavors.
It’s one of our very favorite low carb dinner ideas.
14. Maafe (Senegalese Peanut Stew)
This West African peanut stew, Maafe (or Mafe), is loaded with rich savory flavors. Any meat of your choice goes great in this perfectly spiced peanut butter and tomato based sauce.
15. Chicken Souvlaki
Chicken Souvlaki – Sometimes, all you need is a few simple ingredients to create some amazing flavors. These Greek skewers are one of those recipes.
Serve with your favorite Greek salad for a complete low carb meal.
16. Barbacoa Beef
Are you craving some Chipotle tonight? You don’t have to go to a take out place. It’s extremely easy to create the same bold flavors in your very own home with this Barbacoa Beef.
Lettuce wraps loaded with barbacoa a great way to get those Mexican flavors in low-carb form, or it’s great with cauliflower rice.
17. Low Carb Egg Roll Soup
This Egg Roll Soup is everything you dream about in your beloved egg roll, but in a cozy, delicious soupified way.
This is one of our low carb dinner ideas!
18. Garlic Butter Steak Bites
Take your beef to a new level with these tasty pan seared garlic butter steak bites. Perfectly cooked bite sized morsels of tender steak drenched in garlicky butter.
No slaving over the stove for these, they’re ready in under 15 minutes.
19. Pork Vindaloo
Vindaloo is not just a curry… It’s an experience. It’s pleasantly hot, tangling, tangy and slightly sweet. It got infamous for its HEAT in curry house vindaloos of Britain.
But authentic Indian Vindaloo need not be head spinningly hot, but is a harmonious balance of sweet, sour and spice.
Try it with a big pile of riced cauliflower for an amazing low carb dinner.
20. Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
We just love these Caprese Stuffed Portobellos!
This fancy and tasty recipe is just your dream come true, as your beloved tender mushrooms are stuffed with vibrant cherry tomatoes, gooey mozzarella balls and fresh basil.
It’s a great low carb dinner idea that’s also meatless.
21. Shrimp Creole with Sausage
This New Orleans classic is outrageously tasty. Plump juicy shrimp drenched in a tomato based sauce with my beloved Creole flavors.
Serve it over cauliflower rice for a low carb flavor bomb!
22. Flank Steak Fajitas
How about a skillet full of tender, seared to perfection strips of marinated steak? Of course, they are incomplete without vibrant, colorful peppers, some lime, plenty of cilantro and a little avocado.
You would be pleasantly surprised that this beautiful platter can happen in less than half an hour. Yes fajitas are, believe it or not, a “quick throw together” meal. Serve them with low carb tortillas or in lettuce wraps, or make burrito bowls with cauliflower rice.
23. Creamy Lemon Chicken Soup
Creamy Lemon Chicken Soup is going to win your hearts… BIG time!
Some magic happens with just a little bit of lemon, a little bit of butter and little bit of cheese and cream. Not to forget tons of spinach.
24. Gorgonzola Portobello Steak Skillet
Make a restaurant-worthy meal in the comfort of your own kitchen with this stunning Gorgonzola Portobello Steak Skillet recipe!
You will love the irresistible combination of tender streak, mushrooms, and gorgonzola that makes this a super hit dish. It’s one of our very favorite portobello mushroom recipes.
25. Cochon de Lait
Cochon de Lait is a delicious pulled pork recipe from Louisiana. Traditionally, it was an all day pig roast event for a crowd.
This recipe shows you the crockpot method and instant pot methods. The end result is succulent Cajun deliciousness…
26. Spanish Garlic Shrimp
How does a sizzling platter of garlicky, seafoody goodness sound? Grab some keto bread for sopping and whip up this famous Spanish tapa, Gambas al Ajillo, in your very own kitchen!
If you like your scampi, your are going to love this Spanish twist on your beloved garlicky shrimp.
27. Steak & Onions – Bistec Encebollado
Bistec Encebollado, simply meaning steak and onions in Spanish. Steak with onions is something that generations grew up on in many different countries and cultures.
It’s about time you learn how to make this Latin variation, which is an absolute flavor bomb!
28. Chapli Kababs
These Chicken Chapli Kababs are moist, tender and perfectly spiced. Succulent, moist, juicy, melt in your mouth, you will love these kababs…
Your choice of ground meat tossed in with a myriad exotic spices and a bunch of fresh herbs cooked to perfectly textured divine morsels. They too good!
29. Crack Chicken
Here’s a “throw 5 ingredients in the crockpot” lazy recipe. This addictingly delicious Crack Chicken is loaded with creamy, cheesy goodness. And it’s topped with bacon!
This easy recipe is equally great in the crockpot or instant pot.
30. Pollo Asado
Pollo Asado is well marinated and grilled to perfection chicken. It’s tender and juicy with amazing Mexican flavors seeped all through out the meat. The marinade is the secret for this fabulous char grilled chicken dinner.
You can have it plain with some guacamole or salsa, or make cauliflower rice bowls. Great meal prep option for a busy week.
31. Spicy Garlic Shrimp
Super Delish Dinner in minutes… Is it possible? Sure it is. All you need is some shrimp and one of my favorite condiments in my pantry… Chili Oil!!!
If you’re a spice lover like me, you need to try my amazing Spicy Garlic Shrimp.
32. Leftover Turkey Tikka Masala
Try something new with your holiday leftovers this year! This Turkey Tikka Masala, with it’s flavorful yet mild beloved sauce, will make you wish you bought a bigger bird!
33. Low Carb Creamy Tuscan Soup
Creamy Tuscan Soup is the ultimate bowl of cozy.
Hearty sausage, sun dried tomatoes and kale in an amazingly flavorful creamy broth… so, so good.
34. Shrimp Remoulade
Shrimp Remoulade is a New Orleans classic. You can serve it in lettuce wraps or just have it over salad. Plump, succulent shrimp tossed generously with classic Louisiana style remoulade.
Accompany it with some boiled eggs, olives and avocado and it could be your everyday easy low carb dinner.
35. Creamy Pesto Chicken
All you pesto lovers… This is a dish dedicated to you. You are absolutely going to love this Creamy Pesto Chicken Skillet. It’s a great weeknight dinner recipe.
It happens super fast, 3O minutes fast! Tender chicken and loads of veggies in a delicious creamy pesto sauce. YUM!
36. Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers
These easy Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers are a hit! Brimming with Mediterranean flavors, even your picky eaters won’t mind their veggies.
With hearty wild rice, sweet cherry tomatoes, briny olives, nutty pine nuts, and plenty of great seasonings, they’re a meal that you’ll want to make again and again.
37. Ropa Vieja
Ropa Vieja is a TRUE Cuban Classic!! Beloved throughout the generations, this rustic and humble Latin dish is very popular not only in Cuba, but many of its neighboring Spanish speaking countries.
Tender and juicy beef in authentic tomato-wine sauce along with veggies is cooked slow and low for hours till it’s shredded easily by the mere touch of a fork. It’s too good!
38. Low Carb Mediterranean Zucchini Boats
Zucchini boats are a cute and creative way to make zucchini, so we’re starting off this list with these Mediterranean zucchini boats. They’re a low-carb way to enjoy your favorite protein stuffing, and they aren’t just healthy – they’re gorgeous!
39. Pesto Bruschetta Chicken
Now this is how the “clean keto” looks. This gorgeous dish highlights two summer favorites: fresh basil and vine ripe tomatoes! It’s a great keto meal prep option, only 10 minutes of hands on time and then your trusty old oven does the rest.
40. Cajun Shrimp Scampi
Cajun shrimp scampi is so quick and easy you can make it any weeknight. But it is so fancy and tasty you just might want to save it for special occasions!
It’s one of our very favorite low carb dinner ideas.
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- 3 bell peppers, cut in half (remove stem and seeds)
- 1 pound steak, such as sirloin steak, rib eye or flank
- 8oz sliced mushrooms
- 1 small red onion, sliced
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated
- 3 Tbsp olive oil, divided
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut bell peppers in half, remove the stem and de-seed them. Drizzle with 1 Tbsp olive oil, season generously with salt and pepper and bake for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, season the steak generously with salt and pepper. Heat 2 Tbsp oil over medium high heat in a cast iron skillet. Add the steak and sear it for 1 minute. Flip and sear it for 1 more minute. (This is for medium rare steak. You can cook an additional one minute, but it will cook more in the oven) Remove from heat. Rest it for 5 minutes. Slice it very thinly against the grain.
- In the same pan, add sliced onions and cook for 4-5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook for another 4-5 minutes, till tender and browned. Stir in sliced steak and season the mixture with salt and pepper.
- Divide steak and veggies among all bell pepper halves. Top with grated mozzarella cheese (see note). Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Serve immediately.
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