20 Low-Carb Side Dishes That are Totally Satisfying
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.
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.
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.
Sautéed Mustard Greens with Garlic and Lemon
Recipe: Sautéed Mustard Greens with Garlic and Lemon
You can also use other greens like kale, collards, or turnip greens.
Grilled Zucchini and Eggplant with Basil Vinaigrette
Recipe: Grilled Zucchini and Eggplant with Basil Vinaigrette
If you don’t have a grill, the veggies can also be prepared on a stovetop.
Brussels Sprouts with Ham and Caramelized Onions
Recipe: Brussels Sprouts with Ham and Caramelized Onions
Country ham and caramelized onions give Brussels sprouts a salty and sweet flavor.
Basic Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Basic Deviled Egg
So simple but so delicious.
Smashed Brussels Sprouts
Recipe: Smashed Brussels Sprouts
The smashing technique will help Brussels sprouts achieve maximum crispiness .
Spicy Pineapple Slaw
Recipe: Spicy Pineapple Slaw
Bring this slaw along to any summer potluck or picnic and it’ll be the hit of the party.
Southern-Style Green Beans
Recipe: Southern-Style Green Beans
Cooking the beans low and slow will allow the beans to take on the flavor from the ham hock.
Chubba Bubba's Broccoli Salad
Recipe: Chubba Bubba’s Broccoli Salad
Kids and adults will enjoy eating their veggies.
Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower
Caramelizing cauliflower will bring out the natural sweetness in this healthy side dish.
Herbed Cucumber-and-Tomato Salad
Recipe: Herbed Cucumber-and-Tomato Salad
Simply stir together the fresh ingredients for this flavor-filled salad and it's ready to serve.
Brussels Sprouts and Sautéed Cabbage
Pair with our Honey-Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Homemade Applesauce for a comforting and kid-friendly meal.
Sautéed Squash and Zucchini
Recipe: Sautéed Squash and Zucchini
This quick and easy side will become your weeknight go-to. It's healthy yet full of flavor.
Grilled Asparagus with Bacon and Mushrooms
Recipe: Grilled Asparagus with Bacon and Mushrooms
This easy recipe can be paired with any main dish—and comes together in just 20 minutes.
Lemon-Sautéed Green Beans
Recipe: Lemon-Sautéed Green Beans
Upgrade green beans with a zesty lemon flavor.
Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan Cream
Recipe: Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan Cream
You won't miss the carbs in this creamy, cheesy dish.
Recipe: Tomato-and-Watermelon Salad
Summertime in a bowl.
Braised Cabbage with Apple and Bacon
Recipe: Braised Cabbage with Apple and Bacon
This easy holiday side dish also makes a great addition to your weeknight dinner menu.
Tex-Mex Deviled Eggs
Recipe: Tex-Mex Deviled Eggs
Upgrade classic deviled eggs with Tex-Mex flavors.