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The Best Low-Carb Recipes of 2022

These recipes may be low in carbs, but their flavors are off the charts! Feast your eyes on the best low-carb recipes of 2022.

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Oven-Roasted Salmon

After work, I want a fast meal. Roasted salmon is super tender and has a delicate sweetness. It’s also an easy wowza for weekend company. —Jeanne Ambrose, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Blackened Tilapia With Zucchini Noodles Exps Toham23 200349 P2 Md 11 04 7b

Blackened Tilapia with Zucchini Noodles

I love quick and bright meals like this one-skillet wonder. The way it tastes, you'd think it takes a lot more effort, but it goes from prep to dinner table in half an hour. The recipe works well with any light fish, or even shrimp. —Tammy Brownlow, Dallas, Texas
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Tilapia Florentine Exps Tohescodr22 42252 Md 02 10 3b 1

Tilapia Florentine

Looking for a way to get a little more heart-healthy fish into your family's weekly diet? You'll win them over hook, line and sinker with this quick and easy entree. Topped with fresh spinach and a splash of lemon, it's sure to become a favorite! Melanie Bachman - Ulysses, Pennsylvania
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Grilled Broccoli

I started using this grilled broccoli recipe in 1987 when I began cooking light. It's been a favorite side dish ever since. With its lemon and Parmesan flavors, it once took second place in a cooking contest. —Alice Nulle, Woodstock, Illinois
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Low Carb Lasagna Exps Rc22 268560 Dr 06 08 1b 7

Low-Carb Lasagna

I love this recipe because you don't miss the pasta in the lasagna. It looks, smells and tastes like the real deal! You can add ricotta cheese or any other kind of cheese you like for variation. —Tammy Kirk, Raleigh, NC
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Grilled Ribeyes With Hatch Chile Butter Exps Rc21 266424 B11 30 4b 6

Grilled Ribeyes with Hatch Chile Butter

In summer, succulent ribeye steaks call for my flavor-packed compound butter, swirled with Hatch chiles, cilantro, lime juice and garlic. —David Ross, Spokane Valley, Washington
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Roasted Asparagus

Since asparagus is so abundant here in spring, I like to put it to use with this tasty roasted asparagus recipe. Not only does it come together quickly, but it calls for just a handful of items. We all look forward to this side dish each year. —Vikki Rebholz, West Chester, OH
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Sesame Pork Roast Exps Tohedscodr21 8815 E03 30 1b 2

Sesame Pork Roast

My trick to making a tasty roast that’s pull-apart tender is marinating a boneless cut of pork in a tangy sauce overnight before cooking it slowly the next day. It’s unbeatable. —Sue Brown, San Miguel, California
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Mom S Meat Loaf For 2 Exps Cf2bz20 26860 B12 05 2b Copy

Air-Fryer Meat Loaf

If you're looking for a hearty meal perfect for two, then look no further. This air-fryer meat loaf cooks quickly. Plus, it's easy to double for sandwiches the next day. —Michelle Beran, Claflin, Kansas
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Stir Fried Zucchini Exps Thjj21 15350 B02 11 11b 13

Stir-Fried Zucchini

I plant many vegetables to use in cooking. Zucchini is among our favorites. That is why this zucchini stir-fry is so popular at our house. —Deborah Elliot, Ridge Spring, South Carolina
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Baked Lemon Chicken Exps Diyd21 3467 E06 09 9b 25

Baked Lemon Chicken

I found this baked lemon chicken recipe many years ago when my children were toddlers. I've changed it a little over the years to make it my own. Everyone in my family just loves it!
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Bacon-Wrapped Pesto Pork Tenderloin

I love to serve this family-favorite tenderloin—maybe because of the compliments that come with it! When the weather warms up, we grill it instead. —Megan Riofski, Frankfort, Illinois
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Bok Choy And Radishes Exps Fttmz18 43403 B11 17 3b 11

Bok Choy and Radishes

This is such a great-tasting, good-for-you bok choy recipe. The simple dish capitalizes on the flavors of spring. —Ann Baker, Texarkana, Texas
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Cast Iron Skillet Steak Exps Cimz19 235746 B01 15 10b 6

Cast-Iron Skillet Steak

If you’ve never cooked steak at home before, it can be a little intimidating. That’s why I came up with this simple steak recipe that’s so easy, you could make it any day of the week. —James Schend, Dairy Freed
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Lemon Herbed Salmon Exps Hca22 420 B10 13 9b 5

Lemon Herbed Salmon

We sometimes send our delicious Washington salmon all the way to Michigan for my sister to use in this family-favorite dish! The tasty topping can be used on other types of fish, too. Fresh thyme from your garden really sparks the flavor. —Perlene Hoekema Lynden, Washington
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Tasty Marinated Tomatoes

My niece introduced me to this colorful recipe some time ago. I make it when I have buffets or large gatherings because it can be prepared hours ahead. This is a wonderful way to use a bumper crop of tomatoes. —Myrtle Matthews, Marietta, Georgia
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Crispy Baked Tofu Exps Ft21 262560 F 0325 1

Crispy Baked Tofu

You'll never need another baked tofu recipe! My version is nice and crispy on the outside while remaining super soft on the inside. —Ralph Jones, San Diego, California
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Margherita Chicken Exps Tohcr22 146199 Dr 06 09 7b 3

Margherita Chicken

Fresh basil gets all the respect in this super supper—even forks will stand at attention when it hits the table. —Judy Armstrong, Prairieville, Louisiana
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Asparagus And Green Beans With Tarragon Lemon Dip Exps Fttmz19 48007 B03 05 2b Rms 4

Asparagus and Green Beans with Tarragon Lemon Dip

Tarragon balances the tangy flavor from lemon in the creamy sauce covering colorful asparagus and green beans. I serve this as a side dish as well as an appetizer. —Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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Sausage Egg And Cheddar Farmer S Breakfast Exps Cibz22 48502 E12 10 1b 14

Sausage, Egg and Cheddar Farmers Breakfast

This hearty combination of sausage, hash browns and eggs will warm you up on a cold winter morning. —Bonnie Roberts, Newaygo, Michigan

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Cilantro Topped Salmon Exps Tohescodr22 32800 Dr 02 25 5b

Cilantro-Topped Salmon

This cilantro lime salmon has been a favorite with everyone who's tried it. A bright and fresh cilantro-lime sauce complements tender salmon fillets in this entree. —Nancy Culbert, Whitehorn, California
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Strawberry Arugula Salad With Feta Exps Cwam19 49059 B01 04 8b 9

Strawberry Arugula Salad with Feta

The combination of peppery arugula, sweet strawberries and robust feta cheese may sound unusual, but one bite wins over taste buds.—Carala Horne, Meridian, Mississippi
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Grilled Shrimp Skewers Exps Diyd21 40969 E Mk08 24 2b 10

Grilled Shrimp Skewers

"This recipe is similar to a barbecue shrimp dish I love at a restaurant in Florida," writes Sandy Lutz from North Canton, Ohio. "I serve these grilled shrimp skewers as an entree with brown rice and a salad, but it could work as an appetizer, too."
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Fresh Herb Brined Turkey Exps Tohcom22 56778 Dr 09 27 8b 1

Fresh Herb-Brined Turkey

Brining a turkey is all about adding moisture for a tender, juicy bird. We flavor our brine with parsley, rosemary and a touch of thyme. —Felicia Saathoff, Vashon, Washington
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Old Bay Cauliflower

Ready in 10 minutes, this bowl of veggies has three ingredients and a whole lot of flavor. It's the perfect cauliflower side dish. —Elizabeth Bramkamp, Gig Harbor, Washington
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Contest Winning Grilled Mushrooms Exps Ft20 829 F 0805 1 7

Contest-Winning Grilled Mushrooms

Grilled mushrooms always taste good, but this easy recipe makes them taste even more fantastic. As the mother of two children, I love to cook entire meals on the grill. It's fun spending time outdoors with the kids. —Melanie Knoll, Marshalltown, Iowa
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Seasoned Tilapia Fillets Exps Sdfm18 41183 C10 10 6b Copy 15

Air-Fryer Tilapia

Making air-fryer tilapia means dinner will be on the table in less than half an hour. It’s quick and easy, and it doesn’t dry out the delicate fillets. —Dana Alexander, Lebanon, Missouri
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Scott S Beef Brisket Exps Diydap22 2070 Md 23 1b

Beef Brisket

As a native Texan, I love beef. My brother and I made special grills to cook and smoke 20 briskets at a time for parties. I created this beef brisket recipe to achieve a similar fork-tender, sweet and spicy result using the oven. —Scott Post, Clayton, North Carolina
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Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken Breasts Exps Rc22 267873 Dr 03 02 7b

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken Breasts

My husband is not crazy about chicken, but one of his favorite snacks are Jalapeno Poppers, so I created this dinnertime recipe to give our chicken plenty of flavor. He loves it cooked this way and best of all is the quick cooking with little cleanup! — Donna Gribbins, Shelbyville, Kentucky
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Crispy Fried Onion Rings Exps Ft20 44198 F 0501 1 Home 5

Crispy Fried Onion Rings

We use this onion rings recipe as a burger topper to add an extra element to already fantastic burgers. These onion rings are also perfect for giving your salads a little crunch. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Quick And Simple Meatballs Exps Tohso22 249170 Dr 05 12 10b

Quick and Simple Meatballs

Keep a batch of these meatballs in your freezer for an easy weeknight meal. This simple meatball recipe can be used for pizzas, sub sandwiches, in soups and more. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Fennel Spinach Saute Exps Thd17 85911 B08 11 7b 4

Fennel Spinach Saute

Spinach and fennel are two of my favorite veggies, so I'm always looking for new ways to use them. This is an amazing side dish, but if you slice the fennel a bit smaller, it also makes a great stuffing for chicken breasts or beef tenderloin. —Noelle Myers, Grand Forks, North Dakota
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Herb Crusted Rack Of Lamb With Mushroom Sauce Exps Tohca23 88382 P1 Dr 08 17 4b

Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Mushroom Sauce

With this easy, surefire recipe, you don't have to be intimidated to prepare rack of lamb for a holiday dinner. Rice pilaf and roasted asparagus are a lovely way to round out the meal.
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Tarragon Asparagus Salad Exps Sdam17 36304 B12 02 12b 4

Tarragon Asparagus Salad

I love asparagus, and I love it even more when drizzled with my light, lemony vinaigrette dressing with a touch of tarragon. It's perfect as a side for fresh spring meals. —Linda Lace, Winter Park, Florida
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Pork With Gorgonzola Sauce Exps Tohca23 42196 Dr 10 25 5b

Pork with Gorgonzola Sauce

A tangy Gorgonzola cheese sauce dresses up tender slices of pork. Served alongside steamed broccoli, this special entree is sure to create a memorable holiday meal. —Taste of Home Cooking School
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Chicken Broccoli Casserole Exps Ft21 151 F 0729 1 9

Chicken Broccoli Casserole

Broccoli is a favorite vegetable in our home. This is one dish that always gets rave reviews. Serve it for a brunch or dinner. —Colleen Lewis, Cottonwood, Arizona
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts Cauliflower Exps Hca19 156476 E04 02 3b 11

Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Cauliflower

My grandkids were never huge fans of cauliflower, but the bacon makes a big difference in this dish. They like it even more with golden cauliflower instead of white. — Patricia Hudson, Riverview, Florida
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Favorite Mediterranean Salad Exps Diyd21 41556 E04 27 6b 10

Favorite Mediterranean Salad

Got a crowd coming over for a backyard barbecue? This crisp, big-batch Mediterranean salad recipe makes a great accompaniment to any main dish you fix on the grill. —Pat Stevens, Granbury, Texas
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Chicken Diane Exps Diyd22 17976 Md 03 01 5b

Chicken Diane

In this classic chicken Diane dish, a luscious sauce of lemon juice, Dijon mustard and green onions complement tender chicken breasts that are browned to golden perfection on the stovetop. —Elissa Armbruster, Medford, New Jersey
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Kabob Less Chicken And Vegetables Exps Tohescodr21 255157 B05 14 1b 14

Kabobless Chicken and Vegetables

As the primary caregiver for my grandma, I am trying to cook healthier for her. I am fascinated with Mediterranean cuisine. It is much easier to have chicken and vegetables off the kabob, which inspired this sheet-pan dinner. —Chelsea Madren, Fullerton, California
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Garlic Asiago Cauliflower Rice Exps Ghtjm17 205416 C07 18 5b 3

Garlic Asiago Cauliflower Rice

The garlic seasoning and Asiago really pack a punch, making this five-ingredient low-carb side dish a real weeknight winner. —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia

You’ll love these cauliflower rice recipes if you’re eating low-carb.

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Lemon Thyme Chicken Exps Ft21 29800 F 0225 1 6

Lemon Thyme Chicken

Buttered onions are a great addition to this easy lemon chicken recipe. Best of all, it takes only a few minutes to brown the lightly breaded chicken on the stove top. —Kay Shimonek, Corsicana, Texas
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Skillet Cabbage Exps Cimz19 5766 C01 10 12b 2

Skillet Cabbage

I use this dish often when the schedule gets tight and I need a hurry-up vegetable to cook. It adds plenty of substance to a simple meal. —Charmaine Fricke, St. Charles, Illinois
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Spicy Taco Meat Exps Tohca19 191082 C03 21 1b 19

Spicy Taco Meat

My husband and I love Tex-Mex food with all the fixings. Cooking the meat in the slow cooker makes prepping the toppings a breeze. We love to make this for parties, keeping the filling warm in the slow cooker and serving the various toppings in bowls so the guests can build their own! —Rebecca Yankovich, Springfield, Virginia

People following a keto diet and cheese lovers alike will enjoy these outrageous (and low-carb) cheese taco shells.

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Chicken And Asparagus Bundles Exps Ft22 14689 F 0503 1

Chicken and Asparagus Bundles

My husband is a big asparagus fan, so I had to try this chicken-wrapped asparagus recipe. It's a mainstay when I want something unusual but simple for guests. For variety, you can leave off the sauce and serve the bundles chilled for lunch. —Donna Lohnes, Wooster, Ohio
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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Exps Wrsm17 28622 D03 21 5b 13

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

My husband and I grill dinner almost every night, and I love grilling veggies for a side dish. I serve this grilled bacon wrapped asparagus recipe with meat and sliced fresh tomatoes for a wonderful meal. —Trisha Kitts, Dickinson, Texas
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Steak With Creamy Peppercorn Sauce Exps Tohescodr22 4596 Dr 02 17 5b

Steak with Creamy Peppercorn Sauce

My wife and I both love spicy foods. This steak with peppercorn sauce is one of her favorite dishes. I have been cooking it as a treat on her birthday for years.
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Radish Cucumber Salad Exps Ft21 17742 F 0910 1

Radish Cucumber Salad

I put this cucumber radish salad together with vegetables I had left in my garden. My family liked it so much, I started taking it to community suppers and was often asked for the recipe. It's a refreshing accompaniment for any entree. —Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas
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Baked Chicken And Mushrooms Exps Dsbz17 22740 B01 13 4b 1

Baked Chicken and Mushrooms

I made up this dish years ago, and it still remains the family’s favorite healthy baked chicken recipes. It’s a fast weeknight meal, but the fresh mushrooms and sherry make it special enough for a weekend dinner party. —Lise Prestine of South Bend, Indiana
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Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin Exps Tohfm22 177901 E08 31 7b

Air-Fryer Pork Tenderloin

I originally developed this air-fryer pork tenderloin recipe to cook on the stove and finish in the oven, but you can make it even quicker in an air fryer—and it's just as tasty. —Lynn Faria, Southington, Connecticut

Christina Herbst
Christina is a Social Media Editor for Taste of Home. She enjoys trying out local restaurants and coffeehouses and adding copious amounts of garlic and cheese to any recipe she can get her hands on. In her free time, you can find her hunting down one-of-a-kind furniture pieces at thrift and vintage stores and DIYing trendy home decor crafts.