These Low Carb Italian Recipes are the perfect keto dinner ideas! Enjoy chicken parmesan, lasagna, and your other Italian keto favorites.
Low Carb Italian Recipes
Making your favorite Italian recipes at home is a fantastic way to save your money AND your carbs. Serving Chicken Piccata with these Rosemary Garlic Keto Dinner Rolls and the AMAZING Italian Baked Mushrooms will bring the Italian restaurant right to your own kitchen! The entire meal comes to just 10 net carbs, easily manageable on the keto diet.
Many of these low carb Italian recipes make great keto meal prep options, too! Try this Italian Chopped Salad or this Easy Keto Italian Lettuce Wrap for simple lunches that don’t require you to wait for the microwave. These Italian Meatballs + Cacio e Pepe are perfect for a meal prep dinner, while these Cheesy Zucchini Breadsticks are the perfect make-ahead side dish.
Italian Keto Substitutes
I know, pasta and tomatoes are two very important components of Italian cuisine. While both of these are high in carbs and must be limited in the keto diet, we can find substitutions to make our keto meals worthy of an Italian restaurant.
Instead of using traditional pasta, we can use zucchini (like in this Keto Lasagna Skillet) or spaghetti squash (like in this Spaghetti Squash Lasagna). Many times dishes like Shrimp Alfredo are served on a bed of noodles–Why not serve with Air Fryer Broccoli instead?
On the keto diet, you can still consume tomatoes, you just have to be aware of how these fit into your carb budget. Serving them sparingly and using low-carb marinara is a great way to enjoy the flavor while still staying low-carb. I love Rao’s, I also recommend checking the carb count on your store brand marinara sauces. I’ve found that many of them are low-carb without advertising it!
When it comes to fried favorites like Chicken Parmesan, swapping out normal breadcrumbs for Pork Rind Panko is a great way to save on carbs as well. Small substitutions like this are the key to enjoying delicious low carb Italian food! For more great ways to use keto breadcrumbs, check out Everything You Need to Know about Pork Rind Panko!
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Low Carb Italian Recipes (keto + gluten free)
Italian Keto Side Dishes & Low Carb Appetizers
These keto side dish recipes use classic Italian flavors for delicious low-carb recipes! They complement many Italian recipes and can often be meal prepped to save time.
These Marinated Mozzarella Balls are going to be the hit of the summer! With only 0.3 carbs per serving, you'll want to serve this keto and gluten-free appetizer with every meal!
Italian Stuffed Mushrooms
These easy Italian Stuffed Mushrooms are loaded with prosciutto, cheese, herbs, and spices! This is the perfect low carb keto dinner or appetizer at about 5 net carbs per serving!
Try these Keto Cheesy Zucchini Breadsticks for a low carb appetizer or light lunch! At just 1.9 net carbs per breadstick this is a great low carb game day snack!
These Easy Keto Mozzarella Sticks are covered in an ultra crispy crust and fried to perfection!
Rosemary Garlic Keto Dinner Rolls
The perfect Rosemary Garlic Keto Rolls! These rolls are perfect for keto, gluten free holiday dinners and addictive enough you will want them all year long!
Roasted Garlic Ranch Eggplant Rolls
These Eggplant Rolls make a super easy vegetarian appetizer or dinner! Sliced eggplant is grilled and packed with a cheesy, Roasted Garlic Ranch and kale mixture!
Caico e Pepe Zoodles are a quick and easy, low carb spin on an Italian classic! Buttery zucchini noodles are tossed with freshly grated cheese and loads of pepper for the perfect keto-friendly meal or side dish!
Air Fryer Mushrooms (keto + low carb)
This Air Fryer Mushrooms recipe features tender mushrooms loaded with Italian sausage, marinara, and cheese! Each serving is a great low carb lunch or appetizer under 3 net carbs!
Italian Baked Mushrooms (low carb + keto)
These Italian Baked Mushrooms are smothered in a delicious butter, garlic, and herb sauce! This is the perfect easy, low-carb side dish recipe!
Italian Keto Lunch Recipes
These keto lunch ideas are easy to meal prep and great for packing in the lunchbox! Those delicious Italian seasoning, marinara, and pesto flavors are perfect for your mid-day low carb meal.
Enjoy these cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Chaffles for just 2 net carbs each!
These easy Keto Pizza Muffins are loaded with Italian sausage, marinara and cheese! These gluten free, keto-friendly pizza bites have less than 3 net carbs each and are perfect for meal prep!
This Easy Keto Italian Lettuce Wrap is the perfect low-carb lunch idea! This flavor-packed no-cook keto recipe has under 4 net carbs and is easy to meal prep!
Caesar Chicken Recipe - It Starts With Good Food
This quick and easy Caesar Chicken is perfect for salads, wraps, and easy healthy meal prep!
This Italian Chopped Salad is an easy no cook meal. Loaded with meat, cheese and vegetable this filling salad has fewer than 6 net carbs per serving.
Easy Italian Sausage Balls
Easy Italian Sausage Balls! A flavor packed, low carb, keto-friendly appetizer that is so easy to make!
Keto Pepperoni Pizza Bites
These Keto Pepperoni Pizza Bites are bursting with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese! At one net carb each, these make the perfect low-carb lunch!
Keto Antipasto Salad
This Keto Antipasto Salad is the perfect no-cook lunch or dinner option! Under 6 net carbs for a large, packed salad with a tasty low-carb lemon vinaigrette!
Keto Chicken Pesto Stuffed Sweet Peppers
Keto Pesto Chicken Stuffed Sweet Peppers, a simple FOUR ingredient dinner that is healthy and gluten free! Under 6 net carbs per serving!
Keto Pizza Rolls
These easy Keto Pizza Rolls are loaded with Italian sausage and pepperoni! The perfect low-carb, keto appetizer or easy dinner!
Supreme Pizza Puffs (keto + low carb)
Try these Supreme Pizza Puffs loaded with sausage, pepperoni, bell pepper, onion, and cheese! These keto pizza bites are about 1 net carb each making them a great dinner or easy appetizer!
Italian Keto Dinner Ideas
These Italian keto dinner recipes are perfect for bringing restaurant-quality meals to your own kitchen! These keto recipes use Italian sausage, low-carb marinara, keto breadcrumbs, homemade pesto sauce, and more of your favorite classic Italian components!
Cut the carbs with smart low-carb substitutions, keep all the delicious taste you love.
This Sausage and Green Bean Sheet Pan Dinner is ready in 30 minutes, requires no prep and is less than 6 net carbs per serving! This will be your new favorite easy keto dinner recipe!
This easy Instant Pot Pizza Soup is loaded with meat and vegetables in an ultra creamy broth! At about 7 net carbs per serving this is a low carb soup you'll enjoy all winter long!
This Keto Lasagna Skillet has everything you love about lasagna with none of the work! Ready in 30 minutes and only 5 net carbs per serving this is a low carb recipe you've got to try!
These easy Keto Pizza Stuffed Peppers have less than 5 net carbs per serving and are loaded with pizza flavor!
These easy Keto Pizza Zucchini Boats have about 2 net carbs each and only 5 simple ingredients! This is the perfect way to satisfy those pizza cravings on a low carb diet!
This creamy, comforting Keto Italian Sausage Soup is loaded with meat, vegetables and cheese! Each generous serving has about 8 net carbs, making it the perfect low carb dinner.
Try my favorite easy Keto Chicken Piccata for a simple, hearty weeknight dinner! Parmesan crusted chicken is sautéed and paired with a tangy lemon sauce!
This Keto Shrimp Alfredo is an easy low-carb dinner perfect for a weeknight! This one-pan keto meal has just 2 net carbs per serving and is ready in about 10 minutes.
Italian Meatballs (keto + low carb)
These gluten-free, low-carb Italian Meatballs are the perfect choice for meal prep or freezer-friendly meals! Each serving has less than 4 net carbs each!
This Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana is loaded with bacon, sausage, garlic and kale! This keto-friendly, low carb soup requires just 5 minutes of pressure cooking and has about 6 net carbs per serving!
Spinach Stuffed Chicken
This easy Spinach Stuffed Chicken recipe is stuffed with cheese, tender spinach and delicious sun dried tomatoes! This one pan recipe is naturally low carb and comes together in 30 minutes!
Instant Pot Chicken Spinach Soup (keto + low carb)
This creamy Chicken Spinach Soup is the perfect Instant Pot keto comfort food! Under 5 net carbs per bowl, this low carb soup will become a family favorite and keto meal prep staple.
Keto Chicken Parmesan
This Keto Chicken Parmesan is breaded and fried until perfectly crisp and smothered in marinara and mozzarella! At just five net carbs per serving, this is a classic dish your entire family will love!
Chicken with Pesto Cream Sauce (keto + low carb)
This Chicken with Pesto Cream Sauce is low carb comfort food at its finest! Grilled Garlic Chicken is smothered with a Creamy Pesto Alfredo sauce making it a decadent keto-friendly dinner!
Keto Pesto Chicken Ravioli
These incredibly delicious Keto Pesto Chicken Ravioli contain just five basic ingredients and take only a few minutes to make! At under 2 net carbs per serving this is a quick and easy keto staple!
Instant Pot Stuffed Meatballs (low carb + keto)
Entertaining has never been easier with these Instant Pot Stuffed Meatballs. Packed with chunks of cheese, these low carb meatballs are just what your parties need!
This easy 4-ingredient Keto Ravioli is loaded with sausage and spinach and only has 1.3 net carbs per serving!
Zucchini Lasagna (not soggy!)
This Zucchini Lasagna recipe is loaded with meat, cheese and zucchini noodles! A few simple steps results in the perfect keto-friendly lasagna that is not soggy or watery!
Chicken Alfredo Zucchini Boats
Chicken Alfredo Zucchini Boats are an easy weeknight meal! Stuffed zucchini boats filled with chicken, alfredo and cheese. This low carbohydrate, high protein meal will leave you feeling satisfied!