21 Super Easy Low Carb Dinners That Will Make Your Mouth Water
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An entire day of work, responsibilities, dealing with people and any other life draining activity, can leave you, well, drained.
On getting home, you’ll find that you rarely have the time, energy or motivation to pull together quite a tasty dinner that won’t stress you out.
It doesn’t have to be like this. And even on a ketogenic diet, finding simple, healthy and delicious low carb dinners you can prepare easily, and enjoy with your family shouldn’t be so hard either.
Here are 21 super easy low carb dinners that come together pretty quickly, and taste super yummy too. Even if the rest of your family isn’t on a low carb or ketogenic diet, you can still be a hundred percent sure that they will love these and keep asking for more.
21 Low Carb Dinner Recipes
1) Easy Mozzarella Chicken
Just because you’re cutting low on carbs doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the good stuff. With this easy mozzarella chicken, you won’t even miss the bread crumbs.
It combines boneless and seasoned chicken thighs and a nice homemade tomato sauce all topped with mozzarella chicken. It tastes just as good as you’d expect and is sure to keep the family smiling.
You’d think something this good would take a couple of hours to get done. You couldn’t be more wrong. It only takes a total of 30 minutes (prep time + cook time) to get ready and each serving delivers only 6g of net carbs.
2) Keto Mac and Cheese
Good ol’ mac and cheese is one of the most popular pasta dishes worldwide and thankfully, you can still enjoy it’s healthier and tastier version on the ketogenic diet.
Even though you can’t have pasta, there are suitable substitutions that make it just as good, if not better than the real deal. This recipe uses cauliflower, broccoli, bacon and cheese. This is one meal sure to wow you once you try it.
Luckily, it’s very easy to prepare as well and comes together in just about 30 minutes total (prep +cook time). A serving delivers 10g of net carbs you won’t regret.
3) One Pot Cheesy Taco Skillet
If you’re one of those people who love taco Tuesdays/taco nights, then you know how stressful or time consuming some of the recipes can be. Well definitely not this one.
This delicious one pot cheesy taco skillet is made with well-seasoned ground beef, enough cheesy goodness and a couple of delicious and healthy veggies. There’s no going wrong with this one.
It only takes a total of 20 minutes. Serve it up and watch everyone go wild. Each serving delivers only 8g of net carbs.
4) Low Carb Stir Fry
Even if you’re not much of a veggie person, you’d be calling for seconds after trying this. Made with well cooked beef, broccoli and sesame seeds, each bite is soft, tender and full of flavor.
You need just 10 minutes max to prep this and about 30 more on the stove (40 minutes total). Quite easy, delicious and a family pleaser. Each serving comes out at only 8g net carbs.
Related: 15 keto dinners to prepare in 30 minutes or less
5) Instant Pot Lemon Chicken
The instant pot can be a huge lifesaver when it comes to cooking delicious meals in a short amount of time. If you don’t have one, believe me you’re missing out.
This low carb dinner recipe uses juicy, soft and tender chicken thighs and tasty lemon juice to make it all better. There’s no way anyone could say no to this. And you could knock this up in well under an hour (prep + cook time) and each serving has just 2g net carbs.
6) Chicken Parmesan Zucchini Boats
Zucchinis are one of the best vegetables you can enjoy on a low carb diet, and for very good reasons. Not only are they rich in nutrients and antioxidants, but they also improve heart health, strengthen your vision and aid weight loss among other things.
This low carb dinner recipe uses zucchini stuffed with chicken Parmesan and topped with mozzarella cheese. Surprisingly, this comes together in just about 30 minutes total.
You can even save more time by making the chicken Parmesan ahead of time and freezing it, then just simply thawing it for dinner time. Expect a lot of smiling faces at the dinner table.
Each serving contains only 8g net carbs.
7) Healthy Hamburger Helper
Here’s one healthy meal you can always count on to save the day and keep everyone smiling, no matter their age. This healthy hamburger helper combines deliciously flavored ground beef, cauliflower and cheese.
It also uses sugar free ketchup and mustard which gives it the hamburger flavor you always love, just without the extra carbs. Serve this up and watch it disappear in seconds. It takes a total of 30 minutes and each serving delivers only 7g net carbs.
8) Unstuffed Cabbage Ground Beef
Cabbages are another interesting keto-friendly veggie you can enjoy in your meals without having to sacrifice delicious taste. Plus, they offer cool health benefits such as reducing blood pressure and cholesterol levels, as well as fighting inflammation.
This low carb dinner recipe combines cabbage, well-seasoned ground beef, tomatoes and bell peppers, and tops it all with cheese for the big finish. The kind of delight that’s sure to keep you coming back for more.
You only need a total of 30 minutes to get this done and each serving delivers just 9g net carbs.
Related: 15 keto ground beef recipes you have got to try
9) Garlic Shrimp Alfredo Zucchini Noodles
Regular pasta may be off the menu for low carb dieters, but that doesn’t mean you have to forget it altogether. There are a couple of keto-friendly substitutes and spiralized zucchini is one of them.
Don’t worry about the taste in this one. The shrimp, heavy cream and cheesy goodness make it so good, you’ll forget you’re dieting. It’s the perfect healthy dinner to cook up in just a couple of minutes. And each serving contains just 3g net carbs. Yep.
10) Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Skillet
Taco weekends just got easier and better. Filled with flavor and sure to keep you licking your fingers, this cheesy chicken enchilada skillet is the perfect family meal you can be sure everyone will enjoy.
You only need a couple of minutes to prep this and a couple more on the stove, which comes to about 30 mins max for everything. And each serving comes out at only 3g per serving.
11) Butternut Squash Noodles
Another great substitute to regular noodles is butternut squash. They are very common during the fall season and add great taste to a lot of recipes as well. Luckily, they are low in carbs and also keto-friendly.
This healthy delight features butternut squash noodles as a substitute for the regular ones, topped with Parmesan cheese. You can serve this with some chicken or beef stew or even with meatballs.
This dish comes around in just 20 minutes and won’t throw you off ketosis.
12) Sour Cream Beef Bake
Rich, creamy and delicious, this sour cream beef bake casserole has all the flavors you’d expect, minus the guilt or extra carbs. Firstly, it replaces the regular egg noodles with cauliflower rice, which works great.
And it only takes a total of 20 minutes to get done while delivering only 7g net carbs per serving. This is one of those recipes no one would even guess was low carb, and is sure to leave everyone satisfied.
Related: 18 keto pasta recipes to satisfy your cravings
13) Keto Meatballs
Don’t strike meatballs off the menu just yet. These ones are rich in good flavor and also healthy, making them a perfect low carb dinner option sure to make others jealous.
The beef is seasoned to greatness and the tomato sauce comes out nothing short of amazing once you let it sit well. Everything takes just under an hour to get done with just a few minutes of preparation needed. There’s no reason not to try this.
14) Chicken Marsala Portobello Mushrooms
Stuffed mushrooms always make quite a meal, depending on your choice of stuffing, and can leave you satisfied and happy. This low carb dinner is an easy one to prepare and one that is great for the entire family as well.
It features well-seasoned mushrooms, stuffed with a chicken spinach cheese mix. Each bite is so full of flavor, you’ll be wanting seconds. This is the perfect comfort meal to knock up in just about 30 mins, and each serving contains only 4g net carbs.
15) Slow Cooker Mexican Shredded Chicken
Nothing beats enjoying the tender and delicious taste of chicken after a long day. It’s one comfort food you just can’t get tired of.
This delicious recipe uses Mexican flavored shredded chicken. The best part is that you only need 3 ingredients to get it going. It takes about 3 hours to cook the chicken in the slow cooker, but you can easily cut back on time with an instant pot.
Whatever choice of combination you choose with this is limited only by your imagination. And each serving delivers only 4g of net carbs. Definitely a must try.
16) Pepperoni Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Don’t say goodbye to pizza just yet. This low carb pepperoni pizza crust is perfect for those pizza nights and since its homemade and low carb, you can enjoy it freely without guilt.
The pizza crust is made with cauliflower, which is also a great keto veggie and quite versatile when it comes to delicious recipes. Cheese, pepperoni and mushrooms are the toppings used here, but you can always add in your favorites.
The tomato sauce is also sugar-free and the entire recipe takes just about an hour (prep + cook time) which is totally worth it. Each serving contains only 3g net carbs.
Related: 8 delicious keto pizzas to satisfy your cravings
17) Cauliflower Fried Rice
Regular rice may be too high in carbs, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your favorite fried rice recipes. Fortunately, cauliflower makes a great substitute for regular rice without sacrificing texture or much of the taste.
This recipe uses riced cauliflower, carrots, cabbage and green onions to create a low carb version of the traditional fried rice recipe. It tastes just as good and flavorful and you don’t have to worry about falling off ketosis.
It takes only 20 minutes total to prepare and each serving delivers 8g net carbs. Serve with some beef, chicken or shrimp for a full low carb dinner meal.
18) Keto Antipasto Salad
Your regular healthy salad is supposed to taste boring, but not this one. This delicious keto antipasto salad definitely doesn’t taste “healthy”. Except it is, and is sure to leave you wanting more.
It combines salami, pepperoncini, peppers and a couple of other nice veggies as well. This works well as a light dinner or even a side dish in smaller quantities.
It takes a total of 25 minutes and each serving contains 6g net carbs.
19) Salmon Stir Fry
Even if you’re running low on time or energy after the day, this easy salmon stir fry is a dish you can always count on to save the day. It’s super easy to prepare, tastes great and is sure to leave you satisfied.
It combines delicious salmon, carrots, broccoli and a few other delicious veggies and tops it all with sesame seeds. Simple, healthy and quite tasty. You could knock this up in 30 minutes or less.
20) Creamy Taco Soup
When those cold winter nights come rolling by, this low carb taco soup is sure to keep you warm and cozy, and satisfy your taco cravings all at the same time, without falling off ketosis.
It combines ground beef, cream cheese, tomatoes, avocado and more to deliver a rich flavor and taste that will satisfy everyone.
21) Buffalo Chicken Casserole
Nothing says family meal as much as a delicious chicken casserole that leaves everybody licking their plates and begging you for more. This creamy and flavor rich casserole is one low carb dinner you can freely enjoy with the family.
With chicken, spaghetti squash, ranch dressing and more, there’s no going wrong with this one. It only takes a total of 40 mins and each serving delivers just 8g net carbs.
Our everyday life can be quite stressful, but enjoying a delicious dinner with the family doesn’t have to be. Thanks to these delicious low carb dinner recipes, you can eat healthy and lose weight without even feeling like you’re dieting.
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