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Quick-and-Easy Low-Carb Dinners

This collection of quick and easy low-carb dinners can help you get a delicious low-carb meal on the table without spending too much time in the kitchen! All these low-carb dinners can be on the table in less than an hour, and some are as quick as 30 minutes.

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Do you sometimes struggle to get a tasty low-carb dinner on the table when you’ve had a long day? I think most people get stumped for dinner ideas sometimes, or just don’t have much time to make a healthy dinner. That’s why I think having a rotation of tasty low-carb recipes that are quick to get on the table can be a life-saver for anyone who’s eating low-carb or Keto.

So I looked through my archives and picked out some of my very favorite quick and easy low-carb dinner recipes to give you a nice list of go-to dinners! This collection includes recipes that have been popular on the blog, and things that are my personal favorites as well, so you know they’re going to be tasty!

And sticking with any type of reduced-carb eating plan is easier when you have creative meals, so I hope some of these recipes will be just what you need to add some interest to your low-carb dinner rotation! Just click the recipe title under any photo to go to the complete recipe on this site. And if you try or have tried one of these quick low-carb favorites, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments! Use Recipe Round-Ups to find more low-carb round-ups like this one.

What do I mean by Quick and Easy Dinners?

For this round-up I focused on easy dinners that can be made in less than an hour, and some are as quick as 30 minutes. Many of these are also one-dish meals, but you might want a side dish with some of them. And all these recipes have simple steps and easy preparation methods.

What Diet Types are these Easy Low-Carb Dinner Recipes Suitable For?

The quick and easy dinners I’m featuring here are all gluten-free and low in carbs, and many are also Keto and South Beach Diet friendly as well. Use the orange tags above the recipe title on each individual recipe to see which diets I think it will be suitable for. And enjoy!

My Favorite Quick and Easy Low-Carb Dinners found on KalynsKitchen.com
Sheet Pan Meals are always easy, and this Low-Carb Chicken Stir-Fry Sheet Pan Meal has been a popular on the blog. This recipe will be a hit with the whole family.

Roasted Lemon Salmon and Asparagus Sheet Pan Meal is another sheet pan dinner that’s super easy and quick.

My Favorite Quick and Easy Low-Carb Dinners found on KalynsKitchen.com
Lettuce wraps are fun for a quick low-carb meal, and for everyone who likes spicy Sriracha Sauce, these Low-Carb Sriracha Beef Lettuce Wraps are a quick dinner you’ll make over and over. You can use a bit less Sriracha Sauce if you don’t want so much heat.

Asian Lettuce Cups with Spicy Ground Turkey Filling are another quick lettuce wrap dinner that’s not quite so spicy.

My Favorite Quick and Easy Low-Carb Dinners found on KalynsKitchen.com
Cauliflower cooks quickly in the Instant Pot which makes this Instant Pot Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Soup one of the fastest Instant Pot recipes on the blog. If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you can also cook this on the stovetop, but that will take a little longer.

Another quick soup in the Instant Pot is Instant Pot Low-Carb Taco Soup and that can also be made on the stovetop if you prefer. This is a soup the whole family is going to like!

My Favorite Quick and Easy Low-Carb Dinners found on KalynsKitchen.com
The fish cooks in minutes for these Low-Carb Fish Taco Cabbage Bowls, and if you use coleslaw mix for the cabbage slaw, this recipe will be even faster. My sister Sandee and her husband Clayton are big fans of this recipe!

Sriracha Beef Cabbage Bowls are another fun low-carb bowl meal that’s super fast and easy to make.

My Favorite Quick and Easy Low-Carb Dinners found on KalynsKitchen.com
For Italian sausage fans, a sheet pan meal that’s super easy and quick is this Low-Carb Roasted Italian Sausage and Mini Peppers Sheet Pan Meal. I like turkey Italian sausage, but if you’re eating Keto use pork sausage if you prefer.

Another quick low-carb dinner with Italian sausage is Cauliflower Rice Sausage Casserole. This will be a hit with anyone who likes sausage and peppers.

One Pan Low-Carb Greek Skillet Chicken title photo
One-pan meals are always a hit, and this One Pan Low-Carb Greek Skillet Chicken is easy, quick, and delicious. I’d love this with American Greek Salad for a side dish!

Some people might not consider Low-Carb Fried Cabbage with Bacon to be a complete meal, but personally I’d love that for a quick one-pan dinner!

My Favorite Quick and Easy Low-Carb Dinners found on KalynsKitchen.com
Chicken and Roasted Asparagus with Tahini Sauce is easy and amazing. If you don’t have Tahini and don’t want to buy it just for this recipe, just use peanut butter in the sauce instead!

If you marinate the chicken in the fridge while you’re at work, Low-Carb Chicken Nuggets with Mustard, Almond, and Parmesan are pretty fast to cook when you get home.

Sausage and Pepperoni Layered Pizza Bake title photo

Everyone loves a quick dinner with pizza flavors, and this Sausage and Pepperoni Low-Carb Layered Pizza Bake also has a keto option, depending on which ingredients you use for the “crust” layer. And this is ready in 40 minutes!

And the ever-popular Low-Carb Deconstructed Pizza Casserole is another dinner with pizza flavors that can be on the table in less than an hour!

Spicy Green Beans And Shrimp Sheet Pan Meal title photo

This Spicy Green Beans and Shrimp Sheet Pan Meal is a total wow, and when you want a quick dinner that’s a little special, this is a perfect pick.

Or people who like roasted Brussels Sprouts will love this Low-Carb Roasted Asian Shrimp and Brussels Sprouts Sheet Pan Meal.

My Favorite Quick and Easy Low-Carb Dinners found on KalynsKitchen.com
And finally, I couldn’t share a collection of easy low-carb dinners without including this Easy Baked Pesto Chicken that’s one of the most popular recipes ever on the blog. This is super fast to get into the oven; then make my favorite Easy Cauliflower Rice while the chicken cooks.

A new favorite is Salsa Verde Chicken Bake, which is also quick and easy and good with cauliflower rice! This actually is similar in looks to Easy Baked Pesto Chicken, but the flavors are really different.

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Historical Notes for this Round-Up Post:
This collection of quick and easy low-carb dinners was first posted January 10, 2018. It was updated with some newer options on February 29, 2020.

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    12 Comments on “Quick-and-Easy Low-Carb Dinners”

  1. These sound delicious can’t wait to try the spicy ones

  2. Hi Kalyn, i’ve shared your sight with my daughter, who also is trying to eat low carb, your recipes are AMAZINGLY GOOD!! Cabbage taco bowl & cauliflower soup( I don’t use cream cheese) are my favorites, there all sooo good, I appreciate you and your recipes, Nancy

  3. My husband and I are trying to eat fewer simple carbs, and this website is very helpful! Your recipes look great! Thank you for taking the time to share them with us. 

  4. I make your Easy Baked Pesto Chicken all the time. It is such a crowd pleaser and so easy to make. Thank you for sharing your recipes. I just love your website. 

  5. This is truly the best website I have seen in a very long time.  I use it daily!  I have shared it with a lot of friends and your food is delicious.  I am trying to lose 25 lbs on a South Beach (low carb, high protein) diet that I am cooking for myself and am SO glad I found you!!!!!!

    • Aw, you are so sweet. That’s the nicest comment I’ve had in a long time! Good luck with the weight loss; you can do it! And I know South Beach/Low-Carb will work if you stick with it.

  6. Do any of your recipes list the amount of carbs that are in them?

    • [Edit February 2020] This site has more than 2,000 recipes, many of which were created long before people wanted nutritional information for recipes they found online. I’ve been slowly adding that started in October 2019, but it will take me more than a year to work on every recipe.