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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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.
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.
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.