My Favorite Quick-and-Easy Low-Carb Dinners
To help you get a low-carb dinner on the table more often, here are My Favorite Quick and Easy Low-Carb Dinners! All these dinner ideas are low-carb and gluten-free, and many are Keto. Check out Recipe Round-Ups for more collections of low-carb recipes like this one!
During the holidays I was in Mexico, so obviously I wasn’t working on any new low-carb recipes. But I was thinking about the new year and what might be helpful to readers who were starting a low-carb eating plan or looking for low-carb meal ideas to get back on track. And the more I thought about it, the more I decided that easy tasty low-carb dinners that are quick to get on the table after a day at work would be helpful for anyone who’s eating low-carb or Keto.
So when I got home I looked through my archives and picked out 20 favorites for this collection of My Favorite Quick-and-Easy Low-Carb Dinners. I focused on easy one-dish meals that can be made in 30 minutes, but some might take a little longer, and you might want a side dish with a few of these. All the quick and easy dinners you find here are gluten-free and low in carbs, and most are also Keto and South Beach Diet friendly as well. 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 Kalyn’s Kitchen. And if you try or have tried one of these quick low-carb dinners, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!
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.
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.
Cauliflower cooks super-fast in the Instant Pot which makes this Instant Pot Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Soup one of the quickest 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 pretty quick soup in the Instant Pot is Instant Pot Low-Carb Soup with Ground Beef, Green Beans, and Tomatoes.
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 bowl meal that’s super fast and easy to make.
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 you could use pork sausage.
Another quick low-carb dinner with Italian sausage is Grilled Sausage and Summer Squash with Herbs, Capers, Kalamata Olives, and Lemon. You can cook this on a Stovetop Grill Pan if it’s not grilling weather.
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!
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.
I absolutely love this Instant Pot Chunky Pasta Sauce with Sausage, Tomatoes, and Herbs, and you can make the zucchini noodles while the sauce cooks in the Instant Pot.
If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you could make Spicy Cherry Tomato Sauce for Zucchini Noodles on the stove.
People who like roasted brussels sprouts will love this Low-Carb Roasted Asian Shrimp and Brussels Sprouts Sheet Pan Meal.
If brussels sprouts are not a go for you, try this Spicy Low-Carb Roasted Shrimp and Green Beans Sheet Pan Meal instead.
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 The BEST Easy Cauliflower Rice while the chicken cooks.
Also quick and good with cauliflower rice is Chicken Paprikash which uses the Hungarian Paprika I love so much!