52 Low-Carb Recipes You Can Make In Under An Hour – Brit + Co

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If there's too much on your plate to cook healthy, low-carb recipes we got you. Just set aside an hour max and you can have a balanced meal on the table or for leftover lunches all week. Here are some of our favorite low-carb meals that may just inspire you to toss those delivery menus for good.

Low Carb Recipes That Are Both Delicious And Healthy

Koufteh Ghelgheli low carb recipes

Koufteh Ghelgheli

This Middle Eastern recipe is chock full of veggies and lamb meatballs. The flavor pairings of turmeric, pepper, and lemon are simple enough for a beginner cook but oh-so-tasty. (via Brit + Co)

bacon wrapped sweet potatoes low card dinner ideas

Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potatoes

In lieu of French fries, try this baked and bacon-wrapped alternative. Not only are you cutting out the oil but you're adding in some bacon which is definitely an upside. (via Brit + Co)

Grilled Caprese Pesto Chicken Skewers

Grill up pesto chicken and cherry tomatoes and serve with burrata and fresh basil for late-summer perfection. (via Half-Baked Harvest)

Smoked Salmon Poke Bites

Smoked Salmon Poke Bites

Turn your go-to poke bowl into some bite-sized goodies. They make for an awesome app or even a WFH snack if you need something to hold you over until lunchtime. (via Brit + Co)

Fennel Salad With Blood Orange, Thyme, and Toasted Walnuts

Fennel Salad With Blood Orange, Thyme, and Toasted Walnuts

Say hello to one of the most creative salads you've probably seen. With oranges, fennel, thyme, and roasted walnuts, this is full of winter's bounty, but if it's hard to find some of the ingredients once the weather warms up, swap for in-season toppings (like peaches) instead. (via Brit + Co)

Chocho Carrot Muffins

Chocho Carrot Muffins

Choco flour — which has been eaten in South American Andean communities for generations — is a great way to get some of your favorite baked goods, without the same levels of carbs that you might find in more mainstream flours. (via Brit + Co)

cauliflower rice sushi low carb recipes

DIY Cauliflower Rice Sushi

If you're looking for something low-carb, you might be hesitant to try sushi because of the rice that's inside. But there's an easy way to fix that — use cauliflower instead! (via Brit + Co)

Super Green Sun-Dried Tomato Herb Salad with Crispy Chickpeas

Shredded kale, arugula, sun-dried tomatoes, carrots, and fresh herbs are tossed in a lemon vinaigrette and topped with crispy chickpeas, toasted pine nuts, feta, and avocado. (via Half-Baked Harvest)

Low-Carb Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs

Low-Carb Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs

These babies, which feature smoked salmon, lemon, and dill, make for an amazing Easter brunch addition. (via Brit + Co)

Baked Almond-Crusted Cod Recipe

Baked Almond-Crusted Cod

Skip typical chicken breast in favor of heart-healthy cod, crusted with almonds and parmesan and served with a lemony yogurt sauce. (via Brit + Co)

no carb meals spaghetti squash pasta recipe

Spaghetti Squash Pasta

Make three different pasta sauces — basic tomato, arugula pesto, and lemon ricotta — and you'll be excited to eat spaghetti squash all week. (via Brit + Co)

carb free dinner tacos

Keto Steak Cheese-Shell Tacos

The best part of this low-carb recipe (second to the crispy cheddartaco shells, of course) is the leftover taco-seasoned steak, which you can use for salads, wraps, and other lunches. (via Brit + Co)

keto ricotta chicken meatballs low carb recipes

Keto Ricotta Chicken Meatballs

Rich dark-meat chicken forms stellar meatballs with almond flour, heavy cream, and Parmesan and ricotta cheeses. Serve them with roasted vegetables or your favorite low-carb pasta substitute. (via Brit + Co)

Spicy Pesto and Cheese Stuffed Zucchini Involtini

Ribbons of zucchini are rolled up with a pesto and ricotta cheese mixture and baked in a herby red-pepper tomato sauce. (via Half-Baked Harvest)

sheet pan shrimp

Sheet-Pan Shrimp Fajitas

Garlicky marinated shrimp need just 8 minutes in the oven to form a hearty accompaniment to roasted peppers and onions, riced cauliflower, and any low-carb ingredient under the sun. (via Brit + Co)

crispy chicken thighs low carb recipe for beginners

Crispy Chicken Thighs With Honey-Lemon Pan Sauce

No part of flavorful chicken thighs goes to waste in this single-skillet dish, which makes a pan sauce from leftover chicken juices, butter, garlic, honey, and lemon juice. (via Brit + Co)

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healthy avocado chicken salad

Blackened Chicken and Avocado Salad

This Pinterest-popular salad gained fame for many reasons, but the tender 20-minute chicken on top might be the most compelling. (recipe via North South Blonde; photo via Brit + Co)

paleo instant pot orange chicken

Paleo Instant-Pot Orange Chicken

You can make this healthy orange chicken faster than you could grab it from Panda Express. The diet-friendly version employs coconut sugar and orange zest to replicate the classic's citrusy sweetness, while arrowroot powder maintains the signature crispy crust. It's a classic in our arsenal of easy low-carb meals. (via Brit + Co)

From Pizza to Salmon, We Have Plenty of Ideas to Share

keto alfredo zoodles

Ketotarian Alfredo Zoodles

This creamy zoodle dish, laden with a dairy-free macadamia-nut “alfredo" sauce, proves that a keto-vegetarian diet is both possible and delicious. (via Brit + Co)

Low-Carb Bell Pepper Sandwiches

Hollow out a bell pepper and stuff it with a cream cheese-mustard mix as well as slices of your favorite deli meat and cheese, and load it with spinach, bacon, sprouts, cucumbers — really whatever you want. (via A Spicy Perspective)

cheesy asparagus recipe low carb recipes

Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus

When you're craving garlic bread, whip up this insanely cheesy side instead. It gives you both a dose of greens and a ton of garlicky flavor. (via Cafe Delites; photo via Brit + Co)

pan seared white fish

Pan-Seared Dover Sole With Buttery Caper Sauce

Use this pan-searing technique for your favorite lean fish, such as tilapia or striped bass. When a quick pan sauce of butter, capers, lemon juice, garlic, and fresh herbs is involved, you can't go wrong. (via Brit + Co)

paleo shepherd's pie

Paleo Shepherd's Pie

Don't let the cauliflower-mash topping make you skeptical. This healthier take on a classic pie remains just as comforting with hearty ground beef and tender veggies, flavored with onion, cumin, coriander, and red pepper. (via Brit + Co)

Keto Chicken Cauliflower Rice Bowls Recipe

Keto Cauliflower Rice Bowl

Make these customizable “rice" bowls when you need to clear your fridge of odds and ends like leftover meat, vegetables, and condiments. (via Brit + Co)

Bacon & Gruyere Sous Vide Egg Bites low carb recipes

Bacon & Gruyere Sous Vide Egg Bites

Enjoy this Starbucks breakfast fave, without all the carbs. Don't worry though, this recipe still has all the bacon, cheesy goodness you could want! (via Brit + Co)

instant pot chicken cacciatore

Instant-Pot Chicken Cacciatore With Zucchini Noodles

Drift away to the Italian countryside with this vibrant dish of mushrooms, tomatoes, and herbs. (via The Whole30 Slow Cooker, photo via Ghazalle Badiozamani)

Low Carb Meal Ideas to Cook For The Whole Family

keto ramen recipe

Keto Ramen Zoodles

Swapping traditional noodles for zucchini noodles allows you to enjoy richly flavored ramen, crispy pork belly, jammy egg, and all, without the bloat. (via Brit + Co)

cloud bread pepperoni pizzas

Mini Cloud-Bread Pepperoni Pizzas

Cloud bread, a miracle mixture of baked eggs, cheese, and cream of tartar, satisfies the carby cravings of keto dieters everywhere. We like it best topped with pizza sauce, more cheese, and plenty of pepperoni. (via Brit + Co)

Air-Fryer Zucchini Chips

Slice up a zucchini, toss it in olive oil and spices, and pop it in the air fryer to get these crunchy zucchini chips. (via A Spicy Perspective)

low card egg in a basket

Low-Carb Egg in a Basket

You won't miss the bread in this low-carb version of toad in the hole, as its cauliflower-crust base tastes like crisped cheese. (via Cali'Flour Kitchen and Brit + Co)

healthy lemon halibut recipe low carb recipes

Halibut en Papillote With Lemon, Mushrooms, and Toasted Sesame Oil

This healthy fish dish fills your kitchen with the aromas of ginger and toasted sesame oil— and it even makes halibut taste glamorous. (via The Clean Plate: Eat, Reset, Heal and Brit + Co; photo via Ditte Isager)

Cheesy bacon brussels sprouts

Cheesy Bacon Brussels Sprouts

When you need a bowl of mac and cheese, this bacon-y Brussels sprouts in a thick cheese sauce will curb cravings. (via Brit + Co)

Spicy Oregano Meatballs with Grilled Vegetables and Tzatziki

Spicy meatballs and grilled vegetables are tossed in lemon-herb vinaigrette and served with cooling, creamy tzatziki. (via Half-Baked Harvest)

Low Carb Cauliflower Quiche Cups

Low Carb Cauliflower Quiche Cups

These bites make for the perfect afternoon snack. Not only does it have cauliflower, but the kale and tomatoes add some extra nutrients. (via Brit + Co)

Mexican-Style Hot Dogs in Lettuce Wraps

Mexican-Style Hot Dogs in Lettuce Wraps

Instead of a bun, this recipe uses lettuce wraps to keep things low-carb. The beans, corn, tomatoes, and avocado add some fresh and delicious flavors. (via Brit + Co)

Steamed Sea Bass with Broccoli, Mushrooms, and Summer Squash

Steamed Sea Bass with Broccoli, Mushrooms, and Summer Squash

With lemons, squash, and other veggies, this easy recipe is a great option for summer dinners. If you're watching your saturated fats, just swap butter for EVOO. (via Brit + Co)

The Best Recipes To Cut Back on Carbs

instant pot chinese sesame chicken

Instant-Pot Chinese Sesame Chicken

Eat this versatile chicken with a side of veggies for dinner, and simply reheat the next day for a salad or lettuce wrap. (via The Whole30 Slow Cookerand Brit + Co; photo via Ghazalle Badiozamani)

healthy breakfast egg muffins low carb recipes

Healthy Breakfast Egg Muffins

Easy egg breakfast for dinner? We say, yass please. (via Brit + Co)

keto stuffed meatball

Keto Cheese-Stuffed Meatballs

It's amazing how far a little almond meal and zucchini can go in place of bread and… well, more bread. This recipe is quick, low-carb, and oh-so-filling for the weeknight dinner win. (via Brit + Co)

Keto Churro Cloud Bread

Keto Churro Cloud Bread

If you're avoiding cinnamon sugar cookies and churros, this cloud bread is the next best thing. Plus it'll take you less than 30 minutes! (via Brit + Co)

low calorie low carb meals

Smashed Brussels Sprouts

Get your share of delicious veggies smothered with mozzarella and parmesan and achieve ketosis without the lingering hunger. (via Brit + Co)

whole30 in-n-out low carb burger

Whole30 In-N-Out Burger

You can indeed transform an In-N-Out Animal-Style burger into a Whole30 masterpiece, down to the low-sugar special sauce and crunchy lettuce wrap. Make the caramelized onions ahead of time to cut down on the total cook time for this low-carb dinner idea. (via Brit + Co)

lemon miso spring green soup

Lemon Miso Spring Green Soup

For a very healthy reset opt for a veggie-packed soup. This spring medley is as delicious as it is nutritious, quick, and low in carbs. (via Brit + Co)

keto cheese ball low carb recipes

Keto Cheese Ball

Eating for one? This low-carb recipe is the perfect answer to a light dinner that's as good (or better) as a baked potato. And if you get peckish later, check out one of these low carb snacks. (via Brit + Co)

brown butter salmon carb free dinner

Brown-Butter Salmon with Capers and Tomatoes

Simple, clean, and SO tasty! Opt for quick sautéed wild salmon with just a few basic ingredients and enjoy BIG time flavor. (via Brit + Co)

Chicken Salad Keto Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Salad Keto Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps make this recipe handheld, portable, and perfect for picnics, barbecues, and work. Top with raspberries and walnuts for extra color and texture. (via Brit + Co)

Keto Cauliflower Rice Casserole

Keto Cauliflower Rice Casserole

Casseroles are one of our favorite comfort foods but they're not always the healthiest option. The zucchini, mushrooms, and cheeses are so flavorful that you won't even notice the missing carbs. (via Brit + Co)

best low carb recipes

Bang Bang Cauliflower

Who needs potatoes when cauli will do the trick instead! This straightforward dish works great for dinner or as a side dish — you choose. (via Brit + Co)

baked potato soup recipe

Whole30 Instant Pot "Baked" Potato Soup Recipe

Creamy comfort soup at its finest, this Whole30-approved recipe is actually made with cashews and nutritional yeast instead of dairy! That's a double diet win! (via Brit + Co)

winter greens citrus salad low carb recipes

Winter Greens & Citrus Salad

A crunchy salad is an ideal dinner when you just need a light meal. This colorful recipe features atahini-ginger dressing that's totally bomb dot com. (via Brit + Co)

4-Cheese Roasted Garlic Alfredo Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Swap pasta for spaghetti squash and stuff it with béchamel sauce, sage, and roasted garlic. (via Half-Baked Harvest)

Pesto Salmon

Salmon gets a nice crunch from the tiniest bit of panko breadcrumbs while pesto gives it a burst of herby flavor. (via A Spicy Perspective)

This Middle Eastern recipe is chock full of veggies and lamb meatballs. The flavor pairings of turmeric, pepper, and lemon are simple enough for a beginner cook but oh-so-tasty. (via Brit + Co)
In lieu of French fries, try this baked and bacon-wrapped alternative. Not only are you cutting out the oil but you're adding in some bacon which is definitely an upside. (via Brit + Co)
Grill up pesto chicken and cherry tomatoes and serve with burrata and fresh basil for late-summer perfection. (via Half-Baked Harvest)
Turn your go-to poke bowl into some bite-sized goodies. They make for an awesome app or even a WFH snack if you need something to hold you over until lunchtime. (via Brit + Co)
Say hello to one of the most creative salads you've probably seen. With oranges, fennel, thyme, and roasted walnuts, this is full of winter's bounty, but if it's hard to find some of the ingredients once the weather warms up, swap for in-season toppings (like peaches) instead. (via Brit + Co)
Choco flour — which has been eaten in South American Andean communities for generations — is a great way to get some of your favorite baked goods, without the same levels of carbs that you might find in more mainstream flours. (via Brit + Co)
If you're looking for something low-carb, you might be hesitant to try sushi because of the rice that's inside. But there's an easy way to fix that — use cauliflower instead! (via Brit + Co)
Shredded kale, arugula, sun-dried tomatoes, carrots, and fresh herbs are tossed in a lemon vinaigrette and topped with crispy chickpeas, toasted pine nuts, feta, and avocado. (via Half-Baked Harvest)
These babies, which feature smoked salmon, lemon, and dill, make for an amazing Easter brunch addition. (via Brit + Co)
Skip typical chicken breast in favor of heart-healthy cod, crusted with almonds and parmesan and served with a lemony yogurt sauce. (via Brit + Co)
Make three different pasta sauces — basic tomato, arugula pesto, and lemon ricotta — and you'll be excited to eat spaghetti squash all week. (via Brit + Co)
The best part of this low-carb recipe (second to the crispy cheddartaco shells, of course) is the leftover taco-seasoned steak, which you can use for salads, wraps, and other lunches. (via Brit + Co)
Rich dark-meat chicken forms stellar meatballs with almond flour, heavy cream, and Parmesan and ricotta cheeses. Serve them with roasted vegetables or your favorite low-carb pasta substitute. (via Brit + Co)
Ribbons of zucchini are rolled up with a pesto and ricotta cheese mixture and baked in a herby red-pepper tomato sauce. (via Half-Baked Harvest)
Garlicky marinated shrimp need just 8 minutes in the oven to form a hearty accompaniment to roasted peppers and onions, riced cauliflower, and any low-carb ingredient under the sun. (via Brit + Co)
No part of flavorful chicken thighs goes to waste in this single-skillet dish, which makes a pan sauce from leftover chicken juices, butter, garlic, honey, and lemon juice. (via Brit + Co)
This Pinterest-popular salad gained fame for many reasons, but the tender 20-minute chicken on top might be the most compelling. (recipe via North South Blonde; photo via Brit + Co)
You can make this healthy orange chicken faster than you could grab it from Panda Express. The diet-friendly version employs coconut sugar and orange zest to replicate the classic's citrusy sweetness, while arrowroot powder maintains the signature crispy crust. It's a classic in our arsenal of easy low-carb meals. (via Brit + Co)
This creamy zoodle dish, laden with a dairy-free macadamia-nut “alfredo" sauce, proves that a keto-vegetarian diet is both possible and delicious. (via Brit + Co)
Hollow out a bell pepper and stuff it with a cream cheese-mustard mix as well as slices of your favorite deli meat and cheese, and load it with spinach, bacon, sprouts, cucumbers — really whatever you want. (via A Spicy Perspective)
When you're craving garlic bread, whip up this insanely cheesy side instead. It gives you both a dose of greens and a ton of garlicky flavor. (via Cafe Delites; photo via Brit + Co)
Use this pan-searing technique for your favorite lean fish, such as tilapia or striped bass. When a quick pan sauce of butter, capers, lemon juice, garlic, and fresh herbs is involved, you can't go wrong. (via Brit + Co)
Don't let the cauliflower-mash topping make you skeptical. This healthier take on a classic pie remains just as comforting with hearty ground beef and tender veggies, flavored with onion, cumin, coriander, and red pepper. (via Brit + Co)
Make these customizable “rice" bowls when you need to clear your fridge of odds and ends like leftover meat, vegetables, and condiments. (via Brit + Co)
Enjoy this Starbucks breakfast fave, without all the carbs. Don't worry though, this recipe still has all the bacon, cheesy goodness you could want! (via Brit + Co)
Drift away to the Italian countryside with this vibrant dish of mushrooms, tomatoes, and herbs. (via The Whole30 Slow Cooker, photo via Ghazalle Badiozamani)
Swapping traditional noodles for zucchini noodles allows you to enjoy richly flavored ramen, crispy pork belly, jammy egg, and all, without the bloat. (via Brit + Co)
Cloud bread, a miracle mixture of baked eggs, cheese, and cream of tartar, satisfies the carby cravings of keto dieters everywhere. We like it best topped with pizza sauce, more cheese, and plenty of pepperoni. (via Brit + Co)
Slice up a zucchini, toss it in olive oil and spices, and pop it in the air fryer to get these crunchy zucchini chips. (via A Spicy Perspective)
You won't miss the bread in this low-carb version of toad in the hole, as its cauliflower-crust base tastes like crisped cheese. (via Cali'Flour Kitchen and Brit + Co)
This healthy fish dish fills your kitchen with the aromas of ginger and toasted sesame oil— and it even makes halibut taste glamorous. (via The Clean Plate: Eat, Reset, Heal and Brit + Co; photo via Ditte Isager)
When you need a bowl of mac and cheese, this bacon-y Brussels sprouts in a thick cheese sauce will curb cravings. (via Brit + Co)
Spicy meatballs and grilled vegetables are tossed in lemon-herb vinaigrette and served with cooling, creamy tzatziki. (via Half-Baked Harvest)
These bites make for the perfect afternoon snack. Not only does it have cauliflower, but the kale and tomatoes add some extra nutrients. (via Brit + Co)
Instead of a bun, this recipe uses lettuce wraps to keep things low-carb. The beans, corn, tomatoes, and avocado add some fresh and delicious flavors. (via Brit + Co)

With lemons, squash, and other veggies, this easy recipe is a great option for summer dinners. If you're watching your saturated fats, just swap butter for EVOO. (via Brit + Co)
Eat this versatile chicken with a side of veggies for dinner, and simply reheat the next day for a salad or lettuce wrap. (via The Whole30 Slow Cookerand Brit + Co; photo via Ghazalle Badiozamani)
Easy egg breakfast for dinner? We say, yass please. (via Brit + Co)
It's amazing how far a little almond meal and zucchini can go in place of bread and… well, more bread. This recipe is quick, low-carb, and oh-so-filling for the weeknight dinner win. (via Brit + Co)
If you're avoiding cinnamon sugar cookies and churros, this cloud bread is the next best thing. Plus it'll take you less than 30 minutes! (via Brit + Co)
Get your share of delicious veggies smothered with mozzarella and parmesan and achieve ketosis without the lingering hunger. (via Brit + Co)
You can indeed transform an In-N-Out Animal-Style burger into a Whole30 masterpiece, down to the low-sugar special sauce and crunchy lettuce wrap. Make the caramelized onions ahead of time to cut down on the total cook time for this low-carb dinner idea. (via Brit + Co)
For a very healthy reset opt for a veggie-packed soup. This spring medley is as delicious as it is nutritious, quick, and low in carbs. (via Brit + Co)
Eating for one? This low-carb recipe is the perfect answer to a light dinner that's as good (or better) as a baked potato. And if you get peckish later, check out one of these low carb snacks. (via Brit + Co)
Simple, clean, and SO tasty! Opt for quick sautéed wild salmon with just a few basic ingredients and enjoy BIG time flavor. (via Brit + Co)
Lettuce wraps make this recipe handheld, portable, and perfect for picnics, barbecues, and work. Top with raspberries and walnuts for extra color and texture. (via Brit + Co)
Casseroles are one of our favorite comfort foods but they're not always the healthiest option. The zucchini, mushrooms, and cheeses are so flavorful that you won't even notice the missing carbs. (via Brit + Co)
Who needs potatoes when cauli will do the trick instead! This straightforward dish works great for dinner or as a side dish — you choose. (via Brit + Co)
Creamy comfort soup at its finest, this Whole30-approved recipe is actually made with cashews and nutritional yeast instead of dairy! That's a double diet win! (via Brit + Co)
A crunchy salad is an ideal dinner when you just need a light meal. This colorful recipe features atahini-ginger dressing that's totally bomb dot com. (via Brit + Co)
Swap pasta for spaghetti squash and stuff it with béchamel sauce, sage, and roasted garlic. (via Half-Baked Harvest)
Salmon gets a nice crunch from the tiniest bit of panko breadcrumbs while pesto gives it a burst of herby flavor. (via A Spicy Perspective)
We hope these low carb recipes have you feeling inspired that being healthy doesn't mean skimping on flavor or variety. Find more easylow-carb meals, keto cocktails, and keto-friendly dessert ideas by checking out Brit + Co's Food page. Join our newsletterfor more recipes and inspiration and don't forget to check out our new cooking classes!
This article has been updated from a previous post published in June 2019.
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omg these are such good ideas, getting myself in summer beach mode with these recipes
So full disclosure I'm not Keto but trying to cut back on carbs and am IN LOVE with a few of these recipes! Made the Spaghetti squash pasta and the kids actually loved it! Making the bean salad next, yummm.
The brown butter salmon with capers is amazing!
The Bang Bang Cauliflower is something else! Love so many of the recipes!
Thanks Brit + Co for creating these
I've been trying to be "gluten-lite" and these are so helpful. Especially that lettuce-wrapped in-n-out burger recipe!
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