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If you’re trying to follow a diet low in carbohydrates, for whatever reason, you know it’s helpful to have a plan. Cooking up a box of spaghetti or ordering a pizza are last minute-meals that unfortunately don’t fit the bill. Luckily, though, there are endless dinner opportunities at your grasp — and many are just as fast and easy as ordering takeout.
From family-friendly favorites to 30-minute meals, here are over 80 of our very best low-carb dinner recipes. Use them for inspiration as you meal plan and you’ll never have trouble figuring out what to make again.
Low-Carb Family Meals
These recipes will have the whole table cheering — even those who aren’t following a low-carb diet.
High-Protein, Low-Carb Dinner Recipes
The low-carb diet is naturally rich in protein, but these recipes are especially so.
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Perfect Air Fryer Salmon
These salmon fillets cook up perfectly on all sides in minutes, and the resulting salmon is crisp on the outside and juicy and flaky on the inside.Go to Recipe
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This simple, slow-cooked brisket is tender and rich, with plenty of juice to drizzle over roasted potatoes. Go to Recipe
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Warm Fajita Steak Salad
This fajita salad features cumin-rubbed flank steak along with charred peppers and onions over a bed of crunchy, chopped romaine and red cabbage.Go to Recipe
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Dill Pickle Chicken
Spicy and tangy pickle juice is the one-ingredient brine that makes the most tender and delicious chicken you will eat all summer.Go to Recipe
Low-Carb 30-Minute Meals
When you’re especially strapped for time, look to these quick and easy recipes to save you. Each one comes together in 30 minutes or less.
These casseroles are perfect because you’ll most likely have leftovers. That means lunch the next day is taken care of.
Vegetarian Low-Carb Dinner Ideas
Meat is an easy low-carb option, but if you don’t happen to eat it don’t worry: You still have plenty of choices.
Low-Carb Recipes for Beginners
If you’re just starting out on your low-carb journey, these basic recipes won’t disappoint.
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Smoky Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Kielbasa
If sheet pan suppers are a major player in your weeknight dinner rotation, this combination of smoky kielbasa and Brussels sprouts bring that same ease and sophistication with a five-ingredient shopping list and 30-minute cook time.Go to Recipe
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This easy recipe simmers white fish fillets with your favorite store-bought salsa, for a meal that's far greater than the sum of its parts.Go to Recipe
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Easy Bruschetta Chicken
Juicy chopped tomatoes, sweet basil, and tangy balsamic are stirred into bruschetta then spooned over seared chicken breast for a quick weeknight dinner.Go to Recipe
Low-Carb Dinners With Ground Beef
Ground beef is cheap and well-suited to the diet, which is why it’s a great dinnertime choice.
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Ground Beef Taco Casserole
This recipe is everything you love about classic ground beef tacos baked into an easy casserole, then topped with lettuce, tomato, and shredded cheddar.Go to Recipe
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Spaghetti Squash Taco Pie
To make this dish weeknight-friendly, you have a few options. Instead of roasting the squash, cook it in the microwave and then finish it in the oven after it’s filled. You can also opt to assemble the squashes ahead but do the final baking right before eating for the best results.Go to Recipe