Side dishes recipes are foods that are not a main course, not a vegetable or salad, and not a dessert. That leaves foods that are traditionally high in carbohydrates. Here are some great alternatives!

(Note about the header image, showing natto, a traditional Japanese food made from soybeans that have been fermented with Bacillus subtilis var. natto. Moderate-carb food, < 7g carbs per 1/4 c.)

Low Carb Side Dishes
These are mostly vegetables and salads, so please take time to peruse these recipes! You can omit ham and bacon without changing the character of the recipes. You can substitute with turkey, chicken, or beef bacon, or any vegetarian/vegan faux bacon of your choice. At any rate, I think you’ll be adding a lot of these recipes to your personal collections!

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Pasta/Noodle Alternatives

2-ingredient Pasta
featured in 6 Keto-Friendly Meals



Low Carb Fettuccine


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Potato/Sweet Potato Alternatives

Jicama Fries

Mock Low Carb Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans

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Rice Alternatives

Low Carb Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Vegan Sushi Recipe
Contains honey

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Cauliflower Stuffing

Low-Carb Sage Stuffing Recipe
This recipe uses eggplant instead of the bread.

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