These 15 Low-Carb Dinners Are Perfect For Those Nights When You Have No Time to Cook
If you're eating low-carb, fast, flavorful dinner recipes are essential — and that's exactly what you'll find on this list. These meals run the gamut from lettuce wraps to soups to one-dish wonders, but they all have two things in common: they're ready in 30 minutes or less, and they'll help keep you within your daily budget for carbs.
All 15 of these dishes are packed with veggies, protein, and delicious sauces and spice blends to give them tons of flavor so you never grow tired of sticking to your plan. As a bonus, they'll likely be a hit with everyone at the table, if you're usually cooking for a crowd. Let's dig in.
Cauliflower Risotto With Chicken and Asparagus
Risotto isn't known for being quick or low-carb, but in this version, riced cauliflower is cooked with canned chicken and asparagus for a creamy 25-minute meal.
Get the recipe: cauliflower risotto with chicken and asparagus
Garlic Butter Shrimp Zucchini Noodles
This colorful dish is light on carbs but not on flavor. Butter, garlic, lemon, and parsley give it a bright, summery taste you'll crave no matter the season.
Get the recipe: garlic butter shrimp zucchini noodles
Is there anything better than breakfast for dinner? To cut down on time in the kitchen, make a double batch of eggs and have the leftovers the following day (or freeze for later).
Get the recipe: sheet-pan eggs
Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps
The savory peanut sauce makes these simple and speedy lettuce wraps feel truly special.
Get the recipe: Thai turkey lettuce wraps
A ready-made fajita seasoning helps get these sheet-pan fajitas on the table in just 20 minutes. While the chicken and peppers are cooking, heat up a bag of cauliflower rice and mash some avocado for a tasty fajita bowl.
Get the recipe: sheet-pan fajitas
Caprese Breakfast Egg Cups
They're not just for breakfast. Try whipping up these delicious egg bites on a busy weeknight.
Get the recipe: caprese breakfast egg cups
Keto Ranch Chicken Thighs
Alongside a big green salad, these keto ranch chicken thighs make for a delicious dinner in a flash.
Get the recipe: keto ranch chicken thighs
Chicken and Avocado Pesto Salad
Most chicken salads are made with yogurt or mayo, but this one uses a creamy pesto base. Cook your chicken breasts ahead of time in the slow cooker or Instant Pot to pull this meal together in a snap.
Get the recipe: chicken and avocado pesto salad