15 Low Carb Vegetable Recipes | Easy Keto Side Dishes

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Make these quick and easy low-carb vegetable recipes for lunch or dinner. They are budget-friendly options the whole family will enjoy together. All you need are a few plant-based ingredients and a sharp knife to chop everything up! Everything is so tasty, you won’t notice the missing carbs.

Easy Keto Side Dishes

What Vegetables Can you Eat on Keto?

Vegetables contain fiber, vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients that all have a useful place on a keto diet.

They also add a fun splash of color and extra flavor to every meal. You can mix and match these ideas with any chicken, beef, or pork entree. Keep them in regular rotation on your weekly meal plan and find the combinations you like best!

This is not a complete list, but it is enough to get you started.

  • Artichoke
  • Asparagus
  • Bok choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Daikon radish
  • Endive
  • Fennel
  • Jicama
  • Kohlrabi
  • Mushrooms
  • Purslane
  • Radicchio
  • Radish
  • Summer squash
  • Tomatoes

Leafy greens like chard, collards, kale, mustard, and spinach, as well as lettuces and salad greens, can always be on the menu too.

Take a look at our keto shopping list or keto food list with macros for more ingredients you can eat on a keto diet.

What Side Dish is Good for Weight Loss?

Any of these simple, guilt-free, and naturally low-carb sides will be helpful on your keto weight loss journey. So fuel up on fats, eat moderate protein and enjoy all the low-carb vegetables you love most.

Get one right now if you don’t already have a copy The Ketogenic Edge Cookbook! We take an in-depth look at how to use vegetables and add variety to a keto diet. There are 6 essential vegetable prep methods everyone should know about, so if you’re struggling with basic keto meal prep, buy this book today and let us help!

Easy Keto Side Dish Recipes

Low in carbs but high in flavor, these keto vegetable recipes are something to celebrate! Add them to the side of any meal and serve with a flair everyone will love.

Two bowls of cauliflower rice next to a pair of chopsticks.
Cauliflower Rice
This simple side dish will save you midweek when you need something savory fast. In two steps, you will have a low-carb rice made from cauliflower. Make it ahead of time and you will thank yourself.
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Sautéed green bean in a pan on a white surface.
Sautéed Fresh Green Beans
Adding bacon and garlic to green beans makes this side dish a hit for the whole family. Whip this delicious veggie up to accompany any protein or make it for a quick snack. It's virtually fool-proof!
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Mashed potato in a bowl with a slice of butter.
Low-Carb Alternative to Mashed Potatoes
Cut carbs from your holiday feast or have this yummy alternative to mashed potatoes any day of the week. Pureed cauliflower is better than the "real thing". This is another great recipe to make in bulk.
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Garlic parmesan keto jicama fries in a white dish.
Garlic Parmesan Keto Jicama Fries
Jicama fries? Who knew? Coated in garlic and parmesan, these crispy treats will keep you from ever craving boring old french fries.
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Easy sauerkraut recipe.
Homemade Sauerkraut
Saurkraut is a great addition to practically every meal. Make tons of it ahead of time and add this probiotic-rich, lacto-fermented food to meats, seafood and eggs. Get all the goods with only two ingredients.
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Stroganoff mushrooms in a white dish.
Creamy Keto Stroganoff Mushrooms
Keto mushroom stroganoff is a show stopper of a side dish. Sour cream and bone broth makes it so rich it could be an entree. Feel gourmet serving this dish and rejoice because you can make it in about 15 minutes.
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Braised cabbage recipe in a bowl with a spoon.
Easy Braised Cabbage
Cabbage just got nutrient dense by braising it in bone broth. This vegetable side is simple enough for your weekly meal plan and elegant enough for New Year's dinner. Plus, cabbage is just so cost effective.
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Mayonnaise salad in a white bowl on a white surface.
Easy “Potato” Keto Salad
This classic Eastern European potato salad dropped the carbs by using rhutabegas or turnips instead. Mayonaise, yogurt and pickles flavor this dish delightfully. Feed the crowd by bringing this satisfying salad to a gathering.
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Baked Mac and cheese in a black pot.
Baked Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
Get your classic carby food fix with this baked mac n cheese made with cauliflower. Only four ingredients makes this recipe super easy. Children and adults will love the cheesy goodness of this dish that can double as an entree.
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Low carb dill pickle coleslaw hero in a green bowl.
Low-Carb Dill Pickle Coleslaw
This zippy dill pickle coleslaw is an obvious choice for any backyard barbecue event. It's full of flavor and zest, but without the carbs. You'll love this slaw along side burgers, sausages and steaks!
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Pieces of savory muffins on a white surface.
Savory Keto Veggie Muffin
This savory keto veggie muffin recipe with blow you away. A blend of coconut flour, broccoli and herbs may sound unimpressive but I assure you it is anything but!
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Fajita veggies in a black pan.
Fajita Veggies (Chipotle Copycat)
Make a healthy chipotle copy-cat recipe at home from scratch! It's a colorful blend of healthy vegetables and compliments a variety of proteins.
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Grated cheddar cheese in green cup.
Cheddar Cheese Low-Carb Broccoli Fritters
Low-Carb Broccoli Fritters are ready in 3 easy steps which proves simple keto cooking is real even when it's from-scratch and homemade. Grab a few healthy ingredients and mix them in a bowl. Fry little rounds of batter in the cooking fat of your choice and then chow down!
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Keto cheesy broccoli casserole in a white dish.
Cheesy Broccoli Casserole
This cheesy keto broccoli casserole is the perfect side dish for just about any occasion. Plus, it's quick enough to serve on a busy weeknight too. All you need are a few low-carb ingredients and a functioning oven!
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A person's hands holding a bowl of low-carb pumpkin soup.
Dairy-Free Coconut Cream of Pumpkin Soup
Cream of pumpkin soup is a warming mixture of sweet pumpkin with creamy coconut, blended up with invigorating cinnamon, ginger and cayenne spices. Plus, it's dairy-free and very quick! No one should miss out on this delicious low-carb side for fall and winter.
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More Holiday Meal Ideas

These recipes are simple enough to serve throughout the week with a simple protein like pork chops. They are also delicious enough to add to your holiday menu for Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Keep browsing these low-carb recipe collections for easy holiday recipes and fun party dish ideas:

Originally published on March 27, 2017.

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1 thought on “15 Low Carb Vegetable Recipes | Easy Keto Side Dishes”

  1. Saw you tonight on Utube. I’m 66 and have just recently started LCHF lifestyle and so far down 17 lbs. Feeling great but want to move a little more toward KETO way. You have inspired me and your cookbook is just what I need. Thank you.


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