Best Low Carb Side Dish Recipes!


Low carb side dishes can get a little tricky for our family and I bet they do for yours as well!

While I love plain steamed broccoli and a green salad, my kiddos get tired of me serving it up every night of the week. They want variety and it’s definitely true that lots of variety makes any way of eating a whole lot easier!

Top 20 Low Carb Side Dishes! Family friendly low carb and keto recipes to add variety to your low carb diet. #lchf #lowcarb #keto #sidedish #recipes

These low carb side dishes are favorites in my family, from the broccoli casserole to the Italian cauliflower salad. I’m happy because most are really simple to throw together, all of them are low carb, and here’s the kicker: My kids don’t even know they’re low carb!

Sometimes the hardest part about eating a ‘special’ diet is feeding your family. Not so with these recipes!

Keep reading to check out what we serve at dinner time!

broccoli salad with bacon in bowl

Broccoli SaladTraditional broccoli salad is loaded with sugar, but we’ve cut the carbs and upped the flavor by adding loads of bacon, chunks of cheddar, and a dressing made with ranch! Because who doesn’t love ranch? 😉

close up of sauteed radishes

Pan Fried RadishesSo many people think they hate radishes, but my guess is that this is just because they’ve only eaten them raw! When you cook a radish, it loses a lot of it’s bite and actually tastes a lot like a potato! It’s not a perfect potato replacement, but it’s the closest I’ve found!

These Brussels sprouts with bacon are pan-fried with a little garlic for a fabulous low carb side dish that's full of flavor and only takes about 20 minutes to make.

Brussels Sprouts with BaconCooking Brussels sprouts in bacon makes them worthy of some love! Rather than boiling the sprouts, I just sautee them in the pan with the bacon so they don’t turn to mush and they end up with a great flavor.

Cauliflower Risotto: Missing the creamy goodness of risotto? Not anymore! This cauliflower version is pure comfort food and it’s even simpler than traditional risotto.

Cheddar Bacon Cauliflower Salad! This is a great low carb side dish for potlucks and barbecues.

Cheddar Bacon Cauliflower Potato SaladIn the summer, potato salad is a requirement – unless, of course, you’re trying to eat a little healthier! Cauliflower makes the perfect potato swap in this loaded salad!

Low carb green bean casserole! It's keto friendly and oh so good! Serving this for our holiday dinners this year! #lchf #lowcarb #keto #thanksgiving

Healthy Green Bean CasseroleIt’s not the holidays without green bean casserole, at least not in my house! This healthy version is made from scratch and it’s oh so good. It’s easy enough to serve any night of the week, too!

cilantro lime cauliflower rice in white bowl

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower RiceIn my world, it’s a crime to have tacos without a side of this cilantro lime cauliflower rice! Stuff it right inside your lettuce wrapped taco or use it to make a killer burrito bowl.

keto broccoli casserole on white plate

Broccoli Casserole: This one is so cheesy and decadent that even your kids will devour their broccoli. Plus, all that fat makes it perfect for keto.

cheesy cauliflower casserole in white dish

Loaded Cauliflower CasseroleI’m not usually in the ‘this cauliflower tastes just like a potato’ camp, but this recipe really does fool people. Plus there’s bacon and cheese. 😉

Low Carb Fried ZucchiniIf you’re craving fried food, these zucchini slices are the way to go! I can never seem to make enough – my kids eat them all before I get them to the table.

Roasted Green BeansThese green beans get tossed in a little Parmesan before roasting, so they get a bit crunchy on the outside. The creamy dipping sauce makes them even more fun!

deviled eggs made with green olives on wood cutting board

Green Olive Deviled EggsPeople seem to either love olives or hate them, but if you’re in the ‘love’ group then you must try these eggs! Full of green olive goodness.

Low carb loaded radishes!! You won't even miss the potatoes with this recipe!! #keto #lowcarb #cheese #bacon #easy

Loaded RadishesSometimes I get a craving for fries covered in cheese, bacon, and ranch. These loaded radishes satisfy that craving every time!

Cauliflower Potato SaladIf you miss that classic potato salad, you’ll fulfill your craving with this faux-tato version!

Dill Pickle Slaw: I could eat an entire jar of pickles in one sitting, which makes this coleslaw perfect for me! Loaded with chunks of dill pickles! Serve it over my pulled pork.

Low carb German cucumber salad - full of fresh cucumbers, dill, red onion, and sour cream. Such a refreshing side for summer! #summer #sidedish #lowcarb #keto

German Cucumber SaladI make this just about every week! It has minimal hands on time and it goes with everything!

cauliflower salad on white plate

Italian Cauliflower SaladMy favorite pasta salad is loaded with veggies and cured meats and I’ve made it low carb by swapping in cauliflower for pasta. The homemade dressing takes it over the top!

Loaded CauliflowerThis is basically pure comfort food! I love this because it’s simple and my kids love it because it’s delicious.


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