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20 BEST Low Carb Recipes

From creamy soups to weeknight-ready one-pot meals, these 20+ keto-friendly dinners will help you live your best low-carb life.


Pesto chicken topped with mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and tomato bruschetta

Our 20+ Favorite Low-Carb, Keto-Friendly Meals, All in One Place!

Are you trying to stick to a ketogenic diet, but struggling to find recipes that are simple, delicious and satisfying? Look no further! We’ve scoured our site and found more than twenty delicious low-carb meals that are guaranteed to satisfy even your wickedest cravings. We’ve got first-hand keto diet experience, so we understand how mundane the rotation of carbless meals can become. But fear not! We’ve got your back.

We hope this roundup helps bring excitement and joy to your kitchen, and helps you stay on track! Whatever your dietary goals are, these meals are some of our most simple, healthy and family-friendly—what’s not to love? Let’s dig in:

Low Carb Pesto chicken topped with mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and tomato bruschetta
Low Carb whole roasted chicken dinner cut up and served with braised cabbage

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  • This breadless Pesto Chicken Bruschetta is extra great in the summer when basil is in season, but you can always grab some good-quality jarred pesto and make it anytime of the year!
  • With just five ingredients, Skillet Roasted Chicken with Cabbage has got to be one of our all time favorite weeknight dinners. Have your butcher spatchcock the chicken for you, and the whole meal takes about ten minutes to put together—what’s not to love?
  • Stuffed with three kinds of cheese and rich Lasagna Stuffed Zucchini Boats are a sure-fire hit. To be sure they’re in line with the keto diet, look for a marinara sauce with no sugar added. Let’s get cooking!
Low carb creamy tomato soup with mixed vegetables and Italian chicken sausage
Low Carb Indian style curried cauliflower served with white rice
  • If you are living the keto dream, you’ll want to use a can of FULL fat coconut cream to this Cauliflower Curry! Aroy-D brand is our go-to, with 17 grams of healthy fat per serving! Skip the naan and rice, and serve the curry over cauliflower rice instead! Spicy, warming, creamy heaven in a bowl.
  • Creamy Tomato Soup with Chicken and Vegetables loaded with lean ground meat, Italian seasonings and ultra-healthy cruciferous vegetables, and is magically low carb, fiber-rich, gluten free and ready in 30 minutes!
  • Bacon, cheddar Breakfast Egg Muffins with jalapeños are the ideal make-ahead, easy low carb breakfast. To keep this recipe extra keto-rific, sub heavy cream for milk!
  • Sweet bell peppers and bright green onions are sautéd in butter and then doused in heavy cream to create a fragrant, deliciously verdant pool in which to bake these heavenly Shirred Eggs with Leeks. Perfect for a lazy Sunday brunch, or a simple weeknight supper.
whole 30 approved creamy tikka masala chicken soup in a bowl topped with coconut milk and fresh cilantro
low carb grilled steak salad with grilled onions, lettuce, avocado and a creamy blue cheese dressing
  • A store-bought rotisserie chicken means that this Tikka Masala Soup comes together in minutes, and a healthy pour of full-fat coconut milk means that it is so keto! Just the way we like it when we’re limiting carbs.
  • Steak Salad with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing could not be more indulgent—it’s the perfect dinner party meal that will please every palate and keep you on track, too.
  • Serve these Beef Kofta Kababs with a keto-friendly tzatziki-mayo dip and feta cheese, they are sure to become a favorite!
  • Heavy on the cream, heavy on the parm and heavy on the garlic, this Garlic Soup recipe is perfect for when you are feeling the sickies coming on!
low carb turkey meatballs in a creamy curry sauce topped with fresh cilantro
easy low carb sheet pan fajita chicken with bell peppers and tortillas and fresh limes
low carb dinner of sliced up steak served with homemade whole30 chimichurri
low carb crock pot paleo chili served in bowls and topped with fresh cilantro, jalapenos and sliced avocados
  • How about a perfectly Seared Steak with Herbaceous, Homemade Chimichurri—yes please! And steak salads with the leftovers for lunch the next day? Double yes.
  • Our Paleo Chili could also be called keto chili, and it’s also whole30 approved! Made in a slow cooker, it’s your mid-week BFF.
  • One of my favorite veggie dishes of all time, Za'atar-Roasted Cauliflower is served with an herby whipped feta dip that you’ll want to spread on everything!
  • Eggs, green olives and cream, oh my! Topped with salty cheese and a sprinkling of fresh chives, Baked Eggs with Swiss Chard are the perfect weekend breakfast—just skip the breadcrumbs to keep it low in carbs!
low carb sheet pan dinner with shrimp, asparagus, sausage and shallots

Did You Love One of These Low-Carb Dinners?

If you decide to whip up any of these keto-friendly meals we’d love to hear if they were a win! Be sure to post your dish to Instagram and tag @themodernproper and #themodernproper so we can admire your handiwork and do a happy dance along with you. Happy eating!

20 BEST Low Carb Recipes

Questions & Reviews

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  • Aubree Mollett

    Give me more chicken recipes!! (please)

    You should check out our posts titled 60 best chicken breast recipes and 30 best chicken thigh recipes

  • Louis Joubert

    I need recipes for this diet