15 Low-Carb Dinners You Can Make in an Hour (or Less!)
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15 Low-Carb Dinners You Can Make in an Hour (or Less!)

Most nights, we’re looking to get dinner on the table fast. But that doesn’t mean we’re willing to abandon any healthy-eating resolutions. Happily, with these 15 low-carb dishes, neither end needs to be sacrificed. Each of these delicious dinners is ready in less than an hour, so you’ll be digging into a great meal in almost no time at all.

1. Turkey Koftas With Roasted Red Chili Sauce and Tahini Yogurt: Pop these fresh-tasting turkey meatballs on the grill or in a hot oven. In about 20 minutes, they’ll be ready to devour with a duo of homemade sauces. (via The Iron You)

2. Spaghetti Squash Pasta: With three distinct sauce options to choose from — tomato, arugula pesto and lemon ricotta — mealtime will be anything but boring. (via Brit + Co)

3. Yakisoba Spaghetti Squash: Add this low-carb chow mein alternative to your noodle repertoire, stat. (via Pickled Plum)

4. Zucchini Noodle Broccoli Cheese Casserole: You’ll get tons of veggies in every serving of this kale- and zucchini-packed casserole. We love that any leftovers are also terrific as breakfast the next day. (via Food Faith Fitness)

5. Shrimp Asparagus Carbonara: The topping-to-pasta ratio is definitely skewed to the former, but you can cut down on carbs even more by swapping the fettuccine for spaghetti squash or miracle noodles. (via Creme De La Crumb)

6. Smokey Black Bean and Hemp Seed Burgers (Vegan): Forget about buns and serve these meaty-tasting veggie burgers protein-style. (via Noshed)

7. Pan-Seared, Butter-Basted Steak: Bring steakhouse-quality flavors home with this swoon-worthy recipe for steak cooked on the stovetop. (via Sweet Salty Tart)

8. Cauliflower Colcannon: Take this twist on a classic Irish dish from side to main course by serving it with a few sausage links, or perhaps a few slices of corned beef. (via Wallflower Girl)

9. Shredded Pork Tacos: Using lettuce wraps in lieu of tortillas allows all of the vibrant, fresh flavors of these tacos to really shine through. (via Every Laste Bite)

10. Orange Almond Salad With Avocado: This salad is a great option for when you’re in the mood for something lighter but no less satisfying. Orange segments, avocado, almonds and a homemade citrus vinaigrette transform crisp romaine into a totally scrumptious salad. (via Tastes Lovely)

11. Cauliflower Pizza Base: Bring pizza night back with this cheese-laced crust that can be topped to your heart’s content. (via The Bant Wagon)

12. One-Pot Cheesy Taco Skillet: Serve this flavor-packed casserole over beans, lettuce, rice(d cauliflower) or a mix of the three. If carbs aren’t as much of a concern, it’s also delicious scooped up with tortilla chips. (via Sweet C’s Designs)

13. Spicy Shrimp and Kale With Creamy Rutabaga: Creamy whipped rutabagas make an awesome base for zesty shrimp and sauteed kale. As an added bonus, they’re also a great alternative to mashed potatoes and will satisfy any starchy cravings. (via A Calculated Whisk)

14. Salmon and Avocado BLT Bowl: Zucchini noodles, seared salmon and all of the elements of a BLT(A) come together to create this beautiful, dinner-worthy bowl. (via Jason and Shawnda)

15. Spicy Griddled Tofu Steaks (Vegan): Serve these vegan “steaks” alongside veggies or in a salad to make a complete meal. (via The Woks of Life)

What are some of your favorite low-carb dinner ideas for busy nights? Share your favorite dishes, takeout or homemade, with us below!