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111 Dishes That Make Low-Carb A Breeze

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keto mac and cheese in a black cast iron pan with a silver spoon
Parker Feierbach

Whether you’re following a ketogenic diet, avoiding sugar, or just looking to cut out some gluten (we get it, it’s been a bread-heavy couple of years), we’ve got the best low-carb recipes for you. These breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes are so good, you won't miss the bread, pasta, or grains at all. Finally, you can cut the carbs without losing the flavor or convenience!

And we promise, they’re not all cauliflower. While some of our favorites do rely on that magical brassica, like this “mac” & cheese, we’ve also got tons of recipes that let other ingredients (zucchini, butternut squash, broccoli) shine. For example, we’re big fans of anything that replaces carbs with cheesy, eggy goodness, like these breakfast enchiladas. Another fantastic breakfast innovation—keto granola (so good for when you’re really missing cereal!). Zoodles are another favorite, especially when we expand beyond zucchini, like in these butternut squash noodles. And with our fast food- or deli-inspired dishes, you won’t even miss the bun.

Not sure if low-carb is right for you? We investigated low-carb diet culture, and what we found might surprise you. Think a low-carb diet is too expensive? We can show you how to make 9 low-carb meals for less than $25! Want more low-carb inspiration? Check out dessert recipes here, or in our Keto Made Easy Bookazine. Plus, try our best low-carb breakfasts and easy low-carb side dish recipes.

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Keto Beef Stew

Making beef stew keto-friendly only means a few simple swaps. It's still just as silky and deeply comforting as the original.

Get the Keto Beef Stew recipe.

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Keto Chicken Parmesan

No one can deny a good chicken Parm. This version, coated with almond flour and LOTS of parmesan, is both keto-friendly and completely irresistible.

Get the Keto Chicken Parmesan recipe.

bowl of keto chicken wings next to a mayonnaise based dip and a blue strip towel
Emily Hvalac Green
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Keto Fried Chicken

To make a low-carb fried chicken we skipped the flour and went for pork rinds (!) and Parmesan instead.

Get the Keto Fried Chicken recipe.

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Bryce Johnson
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Keto Cereal

Make a big batch of this granola and have an easy breakfast ready all week long.

Get the Keto Cereal recipe.

keto mac and cheese in a black cast iron dish with a spoon sticking out
Parker Feierbach
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Cauliflower "Mac" & Cheese

This dish avoids all the no-nos in classic mac & cheese without sacrificing flavor.

Get the Cauliflower "Mac" & Cheese recipe.

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Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Keep things simple with fresh tomatoes and basil, or get creative. Sautéed peppers and onions, sliced olives, cooked and crumbled sausage. Ham and pineapple? Why not! And pepperoni is always a good call—and you can even buy a vegan version if someone at your table doesn’t eat meat.

Get the Cauliflower Pizza Crust recipe.

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Bacon-Wrapped Keto Meatloaf

The bacon adds savory saltiness and crunch on top, the almond flour acts as a perfect nutty binder, and soy sauce packs a punch of umami you never knew meatloaf could have. With all this fantastic flavor already at the party, you won’t think twice about missing the bread crumbs or ketchup.

Get the Bacon-Wrapped Keto Meatloaf recipe.

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Andrew bui
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Keto Chocolate Cake

Just because a dessert doesn't have gluten or sugar, doesn't mean it can't be good. This chocolate layer cake is decadent and fudgy. Made with coffee tot bring out the chocolate flavor, this cake is rich and easily one of our new favorite keto desserts—ever!

Get the Keto Chocolate Cake recipe.

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Lucy schaeffer
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Avocado Soup

File this one under: Why haven't we thought of this before?
Somewhere between the cool freshness of gazpacho and the savory richness of guacamole, avocado soup is equally great chilled or served at room temperature.

Get the Avocado Soup recipe.

tuscan butter shrimp
Parker feierbach
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Tuscan Butter Shrimp

Is there anything *authentically* Italian about this recipe? Nope. Is it delicious? 100%. In fact, this sauce is so good, you'll be tempted to eat it straight out of the pan. (And we wouldn't blame you!)

Get the Tuscan Butter Shrimp recipe.

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Ethan calabrese
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Garlicky Lemon Mahi Mahi

Mahi Mahi is firm, mild fish that is beautifully flaky and tender no matter the way you cook it. Our favorite way to prep it? Cook it on the stove with some fresh asparagus, and then smother it in a lemony butter sauce. Pair it with some extra lemon wedges, a savory roasted green like balsamic parm roasted green beans and some ultra creamy mashed cauliflower.

Get the Garlicky Lemon Mahi Mahi recipe.

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Andrew bui
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Burrata Salad

Burrata salad is like Caprese salad's fancy cousin. Peak-summer tomatoes are topped with this luscious cheese (think a shell of mozzarella filled with a soft, creamy filling) and garnished with a shower of peppery basil leaves and savory chives. Instead of layering the tomatoes with the cheese, you'll top the tomatoes with the torn burrata, allowing the cheese's creamy interior to mix with the tomato juices.

Get the Burrata Salad recipe.

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Andrew bui
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Grilled Tuna Steak with Scallion Sauce

Those who say that good things take time have clearly never grilled a tuna steak. Once the grill is preheated, tuna steaks take around 5 minutes to grill. The secret to a steak that’s beautifully rare on the inside is a ripping hot grill. This ensures that when the fish hits the hot grates, it'll sear, not stick. Serve the grilled tuna steak over an arugula salad, or instead of traditional canned tuna in a Niçoise salad.

Get the Grilled Tuna Steak with Scallion Sauce recipe.

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Ethan calabrese
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Keto Pancakes

Choosing to follow the keto diet doesn’t mean you have to give up pancakes. Our recipe is super easy and will definitely satisfy your cravings with the addition of almond flour, which makes these way more delightfully cakey than other keto pancakes.

Get the Keto Pancakes recipe.

grilled green tomatoes
Andrea monzo
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Grilled Green Tomatoes

Grilled green tomatoes are the perfect side for summer. This rendition combines the slightly tangy flavor of underripe tomatoes with the smoky char of the grill and a whipped goat cheese schmear to boot.

Get the Grilled Green Tomatoes recipe.

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Grilled Avocado

Yes, seriously, avocados get even better when quickly cooked on the grill. Grilling not only gives them a charred and smoky flavor, but it makes them incredibly tender and extra creamy. You can eat grilled avocado simply dressed with lime juice and salt, or with a slightly spicy garlic-oregano dressing as we do here, but these do well in any recipe that calls for avocado. Try grilled avocado in guacamole, avocado-tomato salad, or taco-stuffed.

Get the Grilled Avocado recipe.

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Parker feierbach
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Bacon-Wrapped Cauliflower

Cauliflower is such a great way to eat your favorite foods when you're staying low-carb, and this preparation really upgrades any dinner. If you love this, this whole roasted Buffalo cauliflower will be your new favorite.

Get the Bacon-Wrapped Cauliflower recipe.

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Keto Taco Casserole

We packed all of your favorite Tex-Mex flavors into this endlessly scoopable and delicious casserole. Make a batch of keto tortilla chips and you won't need any utensils—simply dip and chow down.

Get the Keto Taco Casserole recipe.

vanilla keto birthday cake with chocolate frosting decorated with rainbow colored coconut chips
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Keto Birthday Cake

We love the festive colorful coconut flakes!

Get the Keto Birthday Cake recipe.

keto breakfast casserole
Andrew Bui
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Italian Sausage & Broccoli Rabe Egg Casserole

The classic combo of Italian sausage, broccoli rabe, and basil lends itself to a recipe that’s easy to whip up for an impressive breakfast, brunch, or breakfast for dinner!

Get the Italian Sausage & Broccoli Rabe Egg Casserole recipe.

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Keto Chili

Here, a deep savory beef broth base is spiked with chili powder, cumin, and paprika, and filled with beef and vegetables. Topped with fresh green onions, crispy bacon, and creamy avocado, this hearty stew is sure to please any crowd, keto or not.

Get theKeto Chili recipe.

keto pork chops in cream sauce with spinach and mushrooms in a black cast iron pan
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Keto Pork Chops with Garlicky Cream Sauce

How can something this creamy and delicious be Keto!? These easy pork chops come complete with a mushroom cream sauce that you'll want to pour over everything.

Get the Keto Pork Chops with Garlicky Cream Sauce recipe.

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Cheesy Bacon Ranch Chicken

The ranch seasoning is optional... but how could you not?

Get the Cheesy Bacon Ranch Chicken recipe.

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Kat Wirsing
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Sweet Potato Lasagna

Who needs pasta when you've got candy-sweet potatoes?

Get the Sweet Potato Lasagna recipe.

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Lucy Schaeffer
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Keto Apple Crisp

Replacing a Granny Smith with zucchini doesn’t feel like a fair swap, but trust us—it works!

Get the Keto Apple Crisp recipe.

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Keto Stuffed Cabbage

This low-carb version of stuffed cabbage is just as satisfying as the original. The secret: cauliflower rice.

Get the Keto Stuffed Cabbage recipe.

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Parker Feierbach
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Butternut Squash Noodles

All you need is a little Parmesan and olive oil on top.

Get the Butternut Squash Noodles recipe.

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antipasto stuffed chicken
Parker Feierbach
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Antipasto-Stuffed Chicken

This super simple chicken dinner boasts an absolute knockout of flavor.

Get the Antipasto-Stuffed Chicken recipe.

bowl of keto tortilla chips with guacamole
Emily Hvalac Green
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Keto Tortilla Chips

Crispy and salty, just what you crave!

Get the Keto Tortilla Chips recipe.

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