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30 Best Low-Carb Dinner Ideas

These recipes may be low in carbs, but their flavours are off the charts! Feast your eyes on the best low-carb recipes.

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Garlic-Butter Steak

“This quick-and-easy skillet entree is definitely restaurant-quality and sure to become a staple at your house, too!” —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

Get the recipe for Garlic-Butter Steak.

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Filipino Chicken Adobo

“My mom always makes her saucy Chicken Adobo recipe when I come home to visit. I think it’s even better the next day as leftovers—she says it’s because of the vinegar.” —Michael Moya, Taste of Home Senior Marketing Manager.

Get the recipe for Filipino Chicken Adobo.

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Cast-Iron Skillet Steak

“If you’ve never cooked steak at home before, it can be a little intimidating. That’s why I came up with this simple steak recipe that’s so easy, you could make it any day of the week.” —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

Get the recipe for Cast-Iron Skillet Steak.

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Crustless Spinach Quiche

“I served this quiche recipe at a church lunch, and I had to laugh when one guy told me how much he disliked vegetables. Many people were surprised by how much they loved this veggie-filled crustless quiche—and he was one of them!” —Melinda Calverley, Janesville, Wisconsin

Get the recipe for Crustless Spinach Quiche.

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Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast

“Try this wonderfully flavoured, easy-to-fix slow-cooker turkey breast when you’re craving something delicious. It makes a great holiday dish for smaller families, too.” —Maria Juco, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Get the recipe for Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast.

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Herbed Slow-Cooker Chicken

“I use my slow cooker to prepare these well-seasoned chicken breasts that cook up moist and tender. My daughter, who has two young sons to keep up with, shared this great recipe with me several years ago. I now rely on cooking chicken in a Crock Pot many days a week.” —Sundra Hauck, Bogalusa, Louisiana

Get the recipe for Herbed Slow-Cooker Chicken.

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Seasoned Tilapia Fillets

“If you need a healthy, keep-it-simple solution to dinner tonight, you just found it. This restaurant-quality tilapia fillet recipe relies on spices you’re likely to have on hand to deliver big flavour. This is how to make tilapia.” —Dana Alexander, Lebanon, Missouri

Get the recipe for Seasoned Tilapia Fillets.

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Speedy Salmon Patties

“I combine seven easy ingredients for this salmon patty recipe. When I was a girl growing up on the farm, my mom often fixed these when we were late in the field. These salmon cakes are also tasty with chopped green peppers added to the mixture.” —Bonnie Evans, Cameron, North Carolina

Get the recipe for Speedy Salmon Patties.

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Herb-Roasted Salmon Fillets

“My roasted salmon is so simple but elegant enough to serve to company. I make it on days when I have less than an hour to cook.” —Luanne Asta, Hampton Bays, New York

Get the recipe for Herb-Roasted Salmon Fillets.

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Crumb-Coated Red Snapper

“I reel in compliments with this moist, crispy red snapper recipe. Heart-healthy omega-3 oils are an added bonus with my simple but delicious entree that’s done in mere minutes. It’s one of the best red snapper recipes I’ve found.” —Charlotte Elliott, Neenah, Wisconsin

Get the recipe for Crumb-Coated Red Snapper.

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Zucchini Pizza Casserole

“My husband has a hearty appetite, our two kids never tire of pizza and I grow lots of zucchini, so this tasty tomato casserole is absolutely tops with us throughout the entire year. Once you’ve tried the recipe, you may even decide to grow more zucchini in your own garden next summer!” —Lynn Bernstetter, White Bear Lake, Minnesota

Get the recipe for Zucchini Pizza Casserole.

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Grilled Mahi Mahi

“Instead of grilling out the usual hamburgers or chicken breasts, prepare this grilled mahi mahi and reel in raves!” —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Get the recipe for Grilled Mahi Mahi.

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Oven Denver Omelet

“I like omelets but don’t always have time to stand by the stove. That’s why I favour this oven-baked variety that I can quickly pop into the oven at a moment’s notice. My family frequently requests this for Sunday brunch. They always empty the dish.” —Ellen Bower, Taneytown, Maryland

Get the recipe for Oven Denver Omelet.

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Spinach-Mushroom Scrambled Eggs

“My husband and I had breakfast at a hotel and enjoyed an amazing mushroom and egg dish. As soon as I got home, I made my own rendition.” —Rachelle McCalla, Batesville, Arkansas

Get the recipe for Spinach-Mushroom Scrambled Eggs.

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Parsley-Crusted Cod

“Struggling to increase your family’s fish servings? You’ll appreciate this easy cod with staple ingredients. The flavours are mild and delicious, so even picky eaters won’t complain.” —Judy Grebetz, Racine, Wisconsin

Get the recipe for Parsley-Crusted Cod.

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Grilled Lemon-Garlic Salmon

“A lot of people fish here on the shore of Lake Michigan, so I’ve developed quite a few recipes for it, including this grilled salmon recipe. I love it, and so do my friends and family. When it’s out of season, I look for wild-caught fresh Alaskan salmon at the grocery store.” —Diane Nemitz, Ludington, Michigan

Get the recipe for Grilled Lemon-Garlic Salmon.

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White Wine Garlic Chicken

“This garlic chicken is great over cooked brown rice or your favourite pasta. Don’t forget a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, too.” —Heather Esposito, Rome, New York

Get the recipe for White Wine Garlic Chicken.

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Grilled Broccoli

“I started using this grilled broccoli recipe in 1987 when I began cooking light. It’s been a favourite side dish ever since. With its lemon and Parmesan flavors, it once took second place in a cooking contest.” —Alice Nulle, Woodstock, Illinois

Get the recipe for Grilled Broccoli.

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Bacon and Eggs Casserole

“Because it’s fast to fix and such a great hit with family and friends, this bacon and eggs dish is a favourite of mine to make for brunches. Served with a fruit salad, hot muffins and croissants, this bacon and eggs casserole is excellent for an after-church brunch.” —Deanna Durward-Orr, Windsor, Ontario

Get the recipe for Bacon and Eggs Casserole.

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Turkey Cutlets with Pan Gravy

“Using cutlets or any boneless meat speeds up cooking time for this quick entree. You can use thin boneless, skinless chicken breast as well.” —Margaret Wilson, Sun City, California

Get the recipe for Turkey Cutlets with Pan Gravy.

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Scrambled Egg Muffins

“After enjoying scrambled egg muffins at a local restaurant, I came up with this version that my husband likes even better. They’re pretty, hearty and fun to serve, too.” —Cathy Larkins, Marshfield, Missouri

Get the recipe for Scrambled Egg Muffins.

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Blackened Halibut

“Try serving this spicy halibut recipe with garlic mashed potatoes, hot, crusty bread and a crisp salad to lure in your crew. After trying a few halibut recipes, this one is my family’s favourite.” —Brenda Williams, Santa Maria, California

Get the recipe for Blackened Halibut.

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Parmesan Baked Cod

You’ll need just five ingredients for this goof-proof way to keep oven-baked fish moist. “My mom is one of the best cooks in the world, and she shared this recipe with me,” writes Mary Hoppe of Pewaukee, Wisconsin. “It’s a favourite.”

Get the recipe for Parmesan Baked Cod.

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Colorful Brunch Frittata

“A friend called and asked me for a special recipe that he could serve at his daughter’s wedding brunch. I created this recipe for the special day.” —Kristin Arnett, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Get the recipe for Colourful Brunch Frittata.

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Flavourful Pot Roast

“On hectic days, this is so quick and easy to prep! Convenient packages of dressing and gravy combine to create a sauce worthy of a fall-apart roast. For a filling meal-in-one, serve with mashed potatoes and ladle the juices over top.” —Arlene Butler, Ogden, Utah

Get the recipe for Flavourful Pot Roast.

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Chiles Rellenos Squares

“My family requests this chile relleno regularly—it’s easy to prepare and makes a nice hors d’oeuvre or complement to a Mexican or Spanish meal. A friend I worked with shared the recipe with me several years ago.” —Fran Carll, Long Beach, California

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Chicken Thighs with Shallots and Spinach

“This moist and tender chicken comes complete with its own creamy spinach side dish! It makes a pretty presentation and comes together in no time flat for a nutritious weeknight meal.” —Genna Johannes, Wrightstown, Wisconsin

Get the recipe for Chicken Thighs with Shallots and Spinach.

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Spice-Rubbed Chicken Thighs

“For our must-have meal, we roast chicken using bone-in, skin-on thighs. This version without skin and bones has a zesty rub of turmeric, paprika and chili powder.” —Bill Staley, Monroeville, Pennsylvania

Get the recipe for Spice-Rubbed Chicken Thighs.

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Spinach and Mushroom Smothered Chicken

“Chicken breasts stay nice and moist tucked under a blanket of melted cheese. It’s extra special to serve but is not tricky to make.” —Katrina Wagner, Grain Valley, Missouri

Get the recipe for Spinach and Mushroom Smothered Chicken.

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Keto Meatballs and Sauce

“I have been following a keto diet for a year and a half and have lost 130 pounds. I took several recipes and tweaked them to create this recipe for keto meatballs. You won’t miss the breadcrumbs at all! I like to eat these on their own, but they are also great over zucchini noodles.” —Holly Balzer-Harz, Malone, New York

Get the recipe for Keto Meatballs and Sauce.

Next, check out the recipes for healthy winter soups that’ll fill you right up.

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