20 Low-Carb Side Dishes

Most think of starchy vegetables like potatoes and corn as their go-to side items, but these low-carb options are guilt-free and always crowdpleasers.

Cauliflower Spanish Rice

"Delicious! It didn’t taste like cauliflower at all. I topped it off with some chopped cilantro."


Sesame Peanut Spaghetti Squash

"The whole family loved this. I used creamy peanut butter instead of peanuts. The flavors were really nice. The vegetables shined through, and the sauce ingredients blended nicely. We'll definitely have this again!"


Roasted Broccoli with Lemon Garlic & Toasted Pine Nuts

"I made this for a family gathering a few nights ago and everyone loved it! I have to say that it was fantastic even before I added the lemon sauce.”


Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes

"This was fabulously tasty and easy! I used fresh green beans and that seemed to make a real difference! This makes four really generous servings, but even so this recipe is guaranteed to be gobbled whole. It's really exceptional!”


Roasted Asparagus

"Asparagus takes on a whole new significance when you roast it like this. I put the asparagus in a zip bag with oil and salt, shake it up and turn it out onto a baking sheet. This helps it get covered with the oil and not my fingers! it's now the only way I eat asparagus.”


Roasted Parmesan Garlic Cauliflower

“Very tasty and not difficult at al! I missed in half the cheese at the beginning, and the rest at the end!”


Low-Carb Bread

"This is now my staple. For years I’ve been on the lookout for a lower carb tasty version of regular bread. This is truly a keeper! It’s nice to finally have a hearty slice of bread instead of the rubbery or airy store versions.”


Famous Greek Salad

“Delicious! I switched the green pepper out for a mix of red and yellow peppers. I could eat this for every single meal for the rest of my life.”

-Doc Mom

Spicy Thai Cucumber Salad

“Yum! I microwaved the vinegar mixture in a glass measuring cup until the sugar and salt dissolved. It was really delicious, so fresh and healthy!”

-Maven in the Making

Brussels Sprouts

"A great way to serve Brussels sprouts, even to some of my family who doesn't like them!"

-June Langton

Kale With Caramelized Onions & Garlic

“We love kale at our house. This is a good way to fix it! So many people are unfamiliar and therefore are afraid to try it. Go for it! It has a great source of vitamins, and tastes good too!”


Low-Carb Slaw

“Easy and delicious! I used half a head of lettuce, one stalk of celery and some diced red bell pepper. If you’re not concerned about carbs, it’s great on rice or pasta!”

-Dessert Rose

Stuffed Mushrooms

“Really good and super easy to make! I made 18 of these and they turned out amazing.”


Simple Tomato & Avocado Salad

“This is delicious! I cut up fresh cilantro to top it. I’m going to make this a ton. I love avocados!”


Swiss Chard with Feta Cheese

“This veggie dish turned out great! The pine nuts were a nice touch as well.”


Honey Glazed Carrots & Parsnips

“Parsnips are the perfect veggie. A bit of honey makes them heavenly! It’s the perfect dish to take to a Thanksgiving gathering. It’s healthy, tasty and didn’t requiring taking up their oven space to reheat! This was fine at room temperature.”


Sauteed Arugula

“I eat arugula in my salad, but this was my first time cooking it! I love it on it’s own and also as a topping for baked chicken breast.”


Okra Salad

“Very nice. My husband and I love okra and ave always had it as a main or side item. I liked this salad!”


Fennel With Caramelized Onions

“A terrific way to enjoy fennel! It looked great on a serving platter, topped with those yummy balsamic caramelized onions!”


Creamed Spinach

"This was a fast, simple and pretty side dish. The sauce seemed too thick at first, but when the spinach was added it thinned slightly and was the perfect consistency. I will make this again soon!"