18 Low-Carb Side Dishes That are Totally Satisfying

Southern Green Beans
Photo: Southern Living

If you're living a low-carb lifestyle, there are still plenty of flavor-packed Southern side dishes you can enjoy. These vegetable side dishes are so good that you won't even notice the carbs are missing from your meal. Whether you need an easy low-carb side to serve for weeknight family dinner or a crowd-pleasing side dish to take to a potluck, everyone will love these recipes.

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Slow-Cooker Green Beans Recipe

This recipe frees up precious stove-top space and reminds us of the traditional green beans our grandmothers used to make.

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Oven-Roasted Asparagus

Oven-Roasted Asparagus
Southern Living

Recipe: Oven-Roasted Asparagus

This will become your go-to weeknight side dish because in addition to being delicious, it's ready in just 10 minutes.

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Sautéed Mustard Greens with Garlic and Lemon

Sautéed Mustard Greens with Garlic and Lemon
Laurey W. Glenn

Recipe: Sautéed Mustard Greens with Garlic and Lemon

You can also use other greens like kale, collards, or turnip greens.

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Brussels Sprouts with Ham and Caramelized Onions

Brussels Sprouts with Ham and Caramelized Onions
Jody Horton

Recipe: Brussels Sprouts with Ham and Caramelized Onions

Country ham and caramelized onions give Brussels sprouts a salty and sweet flavor.

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Basic Deviled Eggs

Basic Deviled Eggs
Southern Living

Recipe: Basic Deviled Egg

So simple but so delicious.

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Smashed Brussels Sprouts

Smashed Brussels Sprouts
Trey Ellis

Recipe: Smashed Brussels Sprouts

The smashing technique will help Brussels sprouts achieve maximum crispiness .

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Spicy Pineapple Slaw

Spicy Pineapple Slaw
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Kellie Kelley; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke

Recipe: Spicy Pineapple Slaw

Bring this slaw along to any summer potluck or picnic and it'll be the hit of the party.

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Southern-Style Green Beans

Southern Green Beans
Southern Living

Recipe: Southern-Style Green Beans

Cooking the beans low and slow will allow the beans to take on the flavor from the ham hock.

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Chubba Bubba's Broccoli Salad

Chubba Bubba's Broccoli Salad
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas

Recipe: Chubba Bubba's Broccoli Salad

Kids and adults will enjoy eating their veggies.

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Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower
Photo: Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower

Caramelizing cauliflower will bring out the natural sweetness in this healthy side dish.

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Herbed Cucumber-and-Tomato Salad

Herbed Cucumber-and-Tomato Salad
Greg DuPree

Recipe: Herbed Cucumber-and-Tomato Salad

Simply stir together the fresh ingredients for this flavor-filled salad and it's ready to serve.

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Brussels Sprouts and Sautéed Cabbage

Brussels Sprouts and Sautéed Cabbage
Photo: Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Brussels Sprouts and Sautéed Cabbage

Pair with our Honey-Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Homemade Applesauce for a comforting and kid-friendly meal.

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Sautéed Squash and Zucchini

Sautéed Squash and Zucchini
Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro

Recipe: Sautéed Squash and Zucchini

This quick and easy side will become your weeknight go-to. It's healthy yet full of flavor.

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Lemon-Sautéed Green Beans

Kickin' Orange-Glazed Chicken
Greg Dupree

Recipe: Lemon-Sautéed Green Beans

Upgrade green beans with a zesty lemon flavor.

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Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan Cream

Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan Cream
Photo: Alison Miksch

Recipe: Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan Cream

You won't miss the carbs in this creamy, cheesy dish.

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Tomato-and-Watermelon Salad

Tomato-and-Watermelon Salad
Southern Living

Recipe: Tomato-and-Watermelon Salad

Summertime in a bowl.

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Braised Cabbage with Apple and Bacon

Braised Cabbage with Apple and Bacon
Photo: Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Braised Cabbage with Apple and Bacon

This easy holiday side dish also makes a great addition to your weeknight dinner menu.

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Tex-Mex Deviled Eggs

Tex-Mex Deviled Eggs
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Tex-Mex Deviled Eggs

Upgrade classic deviled eggs with Tex-Mex flavors.

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