Busy weeknights can make it hard to prepare healthy and delicious low-carb and keto dinners. But, fear not, here is a list of quick low-carb and keto dinners that are easy to prepare -- even if you're just beginning your low-carb and keto journey.
These low-carb and keto dinner recipes are all 8 ingredients or less and are full of flavor. The dinner recipes are ordered by time to prepare -- from 20-minutes (or less) to 30-minutes. Here's to healthy and happy low-carb and keto dinners!
20 MINUTES OR LESS LOW CARB AND KETO DINNERS
You wouldn’t guess this is a 5-minute, 3-ingredient keto tomato soup since the flavor is all there. And it sure beats any canned soup that you can buy at the store. This spicy keto tomato soup is super convenient when you don’t have time to make dinner or lunch or just don’t feel like doing much at all. Click here for the recipe.
Imagine yummy chicken enchiladas, just without the tortilla. This low-carb and keto Mexican Chicken Skillet has all the good stuff: melted, gooey cheese, chunky salsa, chipotle peppers, rotisserie chicken, and bell pepper. And with store-bought rotisserie chicken, this delicious low-carb and keto dinner recipe comes together in 15 minutes or less. Click here for the recipe.
If you’re not on the hot dog bandwagon yet, then maybe these keto Mexican hot dogs will get you on board! These loaded hot dogs are perfect for a quick lunch or dinner since they take less than 10 minutes to make. The toppings include bacon (also cooked in the microwave), avocado, jalapeños, red onion, grated cheddar cheese, and any condiments of choice. Click here for the recipe.
This low-carb and keto creamy harissa shrimp over riced cauliflower is another weeknight delight that takes 10 minutes to make and is deliciously spicy! We love this dinner since there is minimal preparation (just mincing garlic) and you can make the dish as spicy as you want. And when you buy riced cauliflower at the store, this recipe is a breeze to make. Click here for the recipe.
This 15-minute, one-pan keto green curry salmon and bok choy is a weeknight winner. Yes, it’s quick, easy, and uses just one pan. But, the combination of flavors in this dish — thanks to the green curry, coconut milk, salmon, bok choy and cashews — make it a real winner. Click here for the recipe.
This yummy, 15-minute low-carb and keto recipe checks all the boxes for us. It’s easy, fast, and tastes as delicious as a salad you’d order at a favorite restaurant. And since each serving includes a full head of romaine lettuce and half pound of shrimp, it hits the spot. Click here fore the recipe.
If you love paneer masala, then you’ll love this shortcut recipe that tastes like the real deal! This low-carb and keto paneer masala is perfect for busy weeknights since it only takes 15 minutes to make. Click here for the recipe.
This low-carb and keto salmon recipe is packed with flavor and only takes 15 minutes to make. In this recipe, the salmon is pan seared for a yummy, crispy crust and then coated with Italian Salsa Verde. Italian Salsa Verde is a vibrant and savory sauce made with fresh parsley, olive oil, garlic, capers and lemon zest. Click here for the recipe.
With store-bought rotisserie chicken, this low-carb and keto chicken tinga recipe comes together fast (less than 20 minutes!) for your weeknight Taco Tuesday. Chicken tinga is a delicious Mexican dish made with shredded chicken, tomatoes, chipotle chilis in adobo sauce, onions and garlic. This low-carb and keto chicken tinga goes well in romaine lettuce tacos (or low-carb tortillas) since it turns out tender and juicy and is full of spicy-smoky flavor. Click here for the recipe.
This 20-minute, keto Mediterranean shrimp sheet pan is simplicity at its best. It’s so quick and easy to prepare and bursts with zesty Greek flavors. And since it’s a sheet pan meal, the clean-up is effortless. Click here for the recipe.
Making dinner couldn’t get any easier than this salmon and asparagus sheet-pan meal, which takes just 20 minutes to make. Salmon and asparagus are a perfect pairing in this sheet-pan meal since they turn out tender and taste delicious when the mustard garlic butter melts over the top. Click here for the recipe.
These Thai chicken lettuce cups are a lighter version of green curry in a hurry – and have fewer carbs (just 6 net carbs!). Plus, they’re packed full of flavor since the chicken and bell pepper are cooked in a coconut green curry sauce and then topped with crunchy peanuts. It’s a great weeknight recipe since it only uses one pan and takes 20 minutes to make. Click here for recipe.
20 to 30 MINUTE LOW CARB AND KETO DINNERS
Here’s a creamy, tomato-based soup that is hearty, comforting and has the right amount of spice to warm you up on a chilly day. It also bursts with flavor – thanks to the spicy arrabbiata sauce, andouille sausage, mushrooms, bell pepper, heavy cream and parmesan. It takes just 25 to make. Click here for recipe.
If you love pesto, then you’ll love this simple weeknight recipe that is made with fresh pesto. We love pesto with shrimp, and it tastes even better with asparagus and sun-dried tomatoes. This low-carb and keto meal takes just 25 minutes! Click here for the recipe.
The most important part of a beef taco salad is getting the ground beef to taste just right. We believe our quick, low-carb recipe for ground taco beef achieves that since it’s a little spicy and packed full of flavor. It takes just 25 minutes to make. Click here for the recipe.
Spice up your weeknight dinners with this easy, low-carb Creole Shrimp and Sausage Sheet Pan! This recipe is similar to Jambalaya since it contains shrimp, andouille sausage, bell pepper, tomatoes, and creole seasoning. But it’s different since it’s much simpler and calls for riced cauliflower instead of rice. This easy weeknight meal takes less than 25 minutes to make. Click here for the recipe.
If you love chicken with a bit of a kick, then you’ll love this Harissa Chicken and Cauliflower Sheet Pan, adapted from Melissa Clark at the New York Times. It’s no surprise the original recipe ranked in the NYT Cooking‘s top 50 recipes of all time since it’s SO delicious. Click here for the recipe.
This 30-minute, ultra-flavorful keto spicy soy salmon needs be on your weeknight menu! It’s so tasty, incredibly simple to make, and hard to screw up. This low-carb and keto salmon recipe includes soy sauce (Tamari), fresh garlic, fresh ginger, sambal sauce and olive oil. Click here for the recipe.
Attention mushroom lovers: here’s a low-carb and keto mushroom soup that you’ll want to make again and again. This soup is deliciously creamy and savory – thanks to Boursin Garlic & Fine Herbs Cheese, which makes it taste divine. This soup takes about 30 minutes to make from start to finish. Click here for the recipe.
This quick and easy keto chili is just as flavorful, rich, and delicious as chili that has been simmered for a long time. However, this quick keto chili needs to simmer for only 20 minutes, which makes it a perfect weeknight recipe — especially since most of the time is hands-off. Click here for the recipe.
This shortcut keto chicken tikka masala recipe may not be entirely authentic, but it tastes pretty darn similar to the real thing (and we’re pretty picky when it comes to chicken tikka masala). It’s rich, creamy and spicy and made with just 8 ingredients. It’s a perfect weeknight recipe when you’re craving a comforting and flavorful curry. Click here for the recipe.