27 Low-Carb Dinner Recipes

Doing a little counting lately at the table? These low-carb dinner recipes are so satiating you won’t even miss what’s not there. While these recipes don’t necessarily meet all the requisites for keto or paleo, they do each come in at 22 grams carbohydrate per serving or less. Sometimes much less. (To give you some perspective, a slice of cheese pizza contains more than 36 grams and a bowl of sweet potato soup more than 42 grams.)

Roast Chicken With Pancetta and Olives

"One of the best chicken recipes ever!" "Crisp-skinned." "Juicy." "Aromatic." "Easy." "Gorgeous." "Heavenly." That's what we're hearing from folks who've tried it.
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Thai Beef Salad ~ Larb

Given its multitude of tastes, textures, and temperatures, this salad is certain to remind you there's more to this cuisine than pad Thai.
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Pork Sausages with Roasted Grapes

A traditionally Umbrian dish in which pork sausages and plump grapes are coaxed to tender goodness and jammy sweetness. You're welcome.
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Gung Bao Chicken

Er, what's the deal between Gung Bao and Kung Pao chicken? One is a centuries old tradition. The other is an Americanized riff. Guess which one this is.
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Catalan Lamb Skewers

A Catalan dish consisting of a Moroccan-inspired marinade, a spoon-licking-good Spanish pepper sauce, and a cooling Middle Eastern cucumber-yogurt salad. Our sorta fusion food.
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Cauliflower Fried Rice

Low-carb, paleo-friendly, and darn near indistinguishable from the real thing. Swear.
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Italian Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

Barely a recipe, this weeknight salvation of sausage and broccoli rabe is more like a simple blueprint for eating in season. Amen to that.
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Korean Chicken Wings

Know that elusive balance of ridiculously crisp skin yet tender meat and a dipping sauce that's sorta sweet but with some heat? Most wings fail miserably to achieve that. These nail it.
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Hot and Sour Soup

This is, quite frankly, the loveliest hot and sour soup we've ever had, with none of the usual gloppiness of takeout Chinese. And it's on the table in just 20 minutes.
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Chicken Shawarma

Permeated with an enticing and sorta (but not intimidatingly) exotic blend of spices, these chicken thighs and tender roasted onions and couldn't be easier.
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Lamb Curry ~ Laal Maas

"As authentic tasting as any I've had at Indian restaurants." That's what folks are saying about this lamb curry.
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Cheese Omelet

A magnificently indulgent omelet for two that's exactly what you make when you're feeling like reveling in something simple yet still sophisticated and is perfect at any time of day.
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Whole Roasted Branzino with Lemon and Shaved Fennel Salad

Simple works. That's the lesson behind this subtle, delicate classic encountered on menus throughout Manhattan. And so easy to make at home.
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Chopped Salad

We combine the hallmark ingredients of two classic salads—Cobb and Waldorf—in this simple, satisfying, and we dare say stunning collision of healthy and indulgent.
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Keto Beef and Broccoli

A low-carb riff on your fave takeout that deprives you of nothing. In fact, we suspect you'll like it even more than the classic.
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Mushroom Miso Soup

Mushroom miso soup. Quick. Easy. Healthy. Vegan. And yes, it tastes spectacular.
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Blackened Salmon with Pineapple Avocado Salsa

Healthy never tasted so good as this pan-seared salmon with a modest blackened heat balanced by a sweetly tangy pineapple, lime, and avocado salsa.
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Sheet Pan Sausage and Peppers

Toss together everything for dinner on a single sheet pan and shove it in the oven while you tend to other things that need to get done. You're welcome.
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Spicy Eggs in Hell

Eggs in hell? It's an edible incarnation of Dante's inferno. Don't worry, it's far more fetching than he'd have you believe.
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Steak Chimichurri

Chimichurri-induced happiness can be yours with this foolproof, fuss-free, Argentine-approved answer to what's for dinner.
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Chicken Caesar Salad Skewers

These subtly flavored chicken skewers deconstruct the classic into separate, simple, spectacular components in weeknight-friendly fashion.
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Pan-Fried Fish with Cauliflower

Some would say paleo power. We say cauliflower power. Witness the caped carb crusader as an uber creamy mash and a raw salad.
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Kale Shakshuka

This is definitely not your classic shakshuka. But with its lilt of lemon, its hearty braised greens, and it sprinkling of za'atar, it's not something we’d kick out of bed.
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Spicy Scrambled Eggs ~ Ande Bhurji

If you're the sort who likes things spicy, whether first thing in the morning or at the end of a crazy day, then we've got a quick and easy scrambled eggs recipe for you.
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Pan-Seared Moroccan Salmon

These sexy salmon fillets have got "come hither" appeal in spades thanks to a citrusy lilt and a beguiling blend of spices.
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Braised Chicken with Tomatillos

Slightly tart and eminently easy, this tomatillo sauce makes ample so you can stash some in the fridge for later. Cook once, eat twice.
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Portuguese Clams and Sausage

Clams, spicy sausage, onions, tomatoes, garlic, and aromatics meld in the Portuguese equivalent of a wok (or whatever pot you happen to have handy).
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Comments

  1. Thanks so much for this! My husband and I are eating low-carb and will try many of these in the coming days.

    I’m also grateful to have a recipe for Hot and Sour Soup, one of my great loves.

    Eggs are a great no-carb source of protein so souffles and fritattas are also good options and can be flavored so many ways. I’m having some leftover souffle with a salad for lunch. I find souffles not the least fussy or temperamental and, cold, they still have an interesting texture and all their flavor so, sliced into ribbons, they’re a great protein addition to a salad.

    1. Great suggestion! Thanks, Rainey. I’m so glad these recipes can provide you with some inspiration.

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