50 Easy Low-Carb Side Dish Recipes

Do you end up eating the same boring side dishes dinner after dinner? Here’s 50 Easy Low-Carb Side Dish Recipes to change things up!

50 easy low carb side dish recipes

If you are trying to follow a low-carb diet, but you are not sure where to start I think this recipe round-up will be very helpful for you. I’ve selected my top 50 low-carb side dishes that are full of good-for-you nutrients as they are all veggie-packed. You’ll be so satisfied that you won’t even realize that you’re not eating any starches!

A lot of these recipes are also gluten-free and if you don’t add cheese in some of the recipes you will have a paleo-friendly recipes too! They are all made with simple ingredients that you probably already have and these 50 low-carb side dishes are very easy and quick to make.

What Is Low Carb?

A low carb diet is one that contains a low amount of carbohydrates, such as sugar, pasta, beans, and bread. Instead, it is high in protein, fat and healthy vegetables. Some people eat less than 5% of carbs in their daily meals if they are on a low carb diet but you don’t have to be on a diet to enjoy these low carb sides!

Is Low-Carb Good For You?

All of these recipes here are packed with vegetables! Since they’re so vegetable heavy, I would say that they’re good for you! Plus, if you have trouble getting more vegetables into your diet, these low-carb recipes are a perfect way for you to eat more veggies!

While I’m not saying carbs are bad for you, if we have a carb heavy main dish such as a pasta recipe for dinner, we always make a low-carb side to balance out the meal! It helps prevent us from feeling overstuffed.

Can These Side Dishes be Made Ahead of Time?

Yes! A lot of these low-carb side dishes can be made ahead of time or even frozen for later! If you click through to the recipes, there should be instructions on how to make it ahead of time. There is also instructions sharing how to store the leftovers as well.

Some Mains You Might Like to Serve With These Easy Low-Carb Side Dish Recipes

If you’re looking for some main dishes to serve with these delicious low-carb side dishes, try these ones:


50 Easy Low-Carb Side Dish Recipes

Healthier green bean casserole in a baking dish with a wooden spoon.

Healthier Green Bean Casserole Recipe

Brussels sprouts casserole recipe in a baking dish with a wooden spoon inside.

Brussels Sprouts Casserole Recipe

Parmesan brussels sprouts salad in a white bowl.

Parmesan Brussels Sprouts Salad

Overhead photo of cabbage coleslaw

Easy Coleslaw Recipe

Overhead image of six cabbage steaks.

Cabbage Steak Recipe

A white bowl with cauliflower potato salad.

Cauliflower Potato Salad Recipe

Overhead photo of roasted cauliflower in a white bowl.

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

Overhead photo of garlic butter zucchini in a white pan.

Garlic Butter Sautéed Zucchini

Bowl of green beans with garlic and butter.

Garlic Butter Green Beans Recipe

Overhead photo of a white bowl with zucchini cauliflower rice.

Easy Zucchini Cauliflower Rice

Roasted Brussels sprouts on serving platter.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Mayo Mustard Dressing

An overhead photo of a white bowl with balsamic roasted veggies inside.

Balsamic Roasted Vegetables Recipe

Overhead photo of a baking dish of spaghetti squash casserole

Spaghetti Squash Casserole Recipe

Close up of a shrimp guacamole bites.

Easy Shrimp Guacamole Bites Recipe

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Easy Roasted Vegetables Recipe

Overhead photo of a white bowl with a Brussels sprouts bacon salad.

Brussels Sprouts Bacon Salad

Overhead photo of a baking dish containing broccoli and cauliflower casserole.

Broccoli and Cauliflower Casserole Recipe

A white plate containing broccoli salad with two wooden spoons.

Easy Broccoli Salad Recipe

An overhead photo of an avocado tomato salad in a white bowl.

Avocado Tomato Salad Recipe

Overhead photo of a white bowl of roasted butternut squash.

Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe

Overhead photo of a bowl of avocado egg salad.

Avocado Egg Salad Recipe

Overhead photo of garlic parmesan roasted cauliflower in a baking dish.

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower

Overhead photo of a bowl of avocado tuna salad.

Super Easy Avocado Cucumber Tuna Salad

Overhead photo of a bowl of roasted butternut squash mash.

Roasted Butternut Squash Mash

Overhead photo of roasted acorn squash on a sheet pan.

Easy Roasted Acorn Squash Recipe

Overhead photo of a white bowl with butternut squash soup with garnish.

Butternut Squash Soup

Overhead photo of a plate of shredded Brussels sprout salad.

Shredded Brussels Sprout Salad

Overhead photo of a cast iron pan with garlic butter mushrooms inside.

Easy Garlic Butter Mushroom Skillet

Overhead photo of a white plate of broccoli kale slaw salad.

Super Easy Broccoli Kale Slaw Salad

An overhead photo of a white plate of ground beef taco salad.

Ground Beef Taco Salad

Overhead photo of a dinner roll cut opened on a cooling rack.

Easy Low-carb Dinner Rolls

Overhead photo of a bowl of shrimp tomato salad.

Super Fresh Shrimp Tomato Salad

Overhead photo of a bowl of golden cauliflower rice.

Golden Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Overhead photo of a white serving platter with garlic parmesan roast brussels sprouts.

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Overhead photo of a serving board with egg muffins on it.

Breakfast Egg Muffins Recipe

Overhead photo of a white bowl of mediterranean salad.

Easy Mediterranean Salad Recipe

An oval serving platter container shrimp avocado cucumber salad.

Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Salad

Overhead photo of a bowl of mashed cauliflower.

Whole30 Mashed Cauliflower Recipe

A large bowl of grilled chicken avocado salad.

Grilled Chicken Avocado Salad

An oval serving platter with roasted green beans with spicy tahini sauce.

Roasted Green Beans with Spicy Tahini Sauce

Overhead photo of a white plate of creamy avocado cauliflower salad.

Creamy Avocado Cauliflower Salad (Whole30, Paleo, Low-carb)

Overhead photo of a bowl of garlic parmesan cauliflower rice with a spoon inside.

Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Overhead photo of two bowls of cauliflower rice tabbouleh salad.

Cauliflower “Rice” Tabbouleh Salad Recipe

Overhead photo of a large bowl of kale salad with avocado dressing.

Simple Kale Salad with Avocado Dressing

Overhead photo of a large plate of chopped red cabbage kale salad.

Chopped Red Cabbage Kale Salad

Overhead photo of a platter of pomegranate glazed Brussels sprouts with a large serving spoon tucked in.

Pomegranate Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Overhead photo of a bowl of sun dried tomato pesto cauliflower salad.

Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Cauliflower Salad

A glass bowl containing cauliflower mediterranean salad.

Mediterranean Cauliflower Salad

Glass bowl containing pesto shrimp tomato salad.

Pesto Shrimp Tomato Salad Recipe

Low-Carb Almond Flour Crackers