10 Vegetarian Low-Carb Recipes That Are Simply Mouthwatering

Updated 09/07/19
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There is an overabundance of vegetarian meals out there ready for you to prep for dinner tonight, but what we noticed was that most meat-free options included some form of pasta and were packed with bread or more pasta—proving the need for tasty low-carb vegetarian recipes. Whether you only participate in Meatless Mondays or you’re following a vegetarian diet, you don’t want to necessarily load up on carbs to replace your protein.

We love indulging in a hearty veggie mac ’n’ cheese or stuffed sweet potatoes once in a while, but we’re believers that moderation is key. When it comes to nights when you’re not indulging, what should you make? Keep scrolling for 10 delicious vegetarian low-carb recipes that are simple to whip up and easy to enjoy. Think zucchini ravioli, acorn squash soup, and cauliflower pizza with shaved asparagus. Time to start cooking.

Three-Cheese Zucchini Ravioli With Roasted Tomato Sauce

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Half Baked Harvest

Homemade zucchini pinwheel ravioli stuffed with ricotta, feta, and parmesan bakes up in a sauce of roasted multicolored cherry tomatoes. Be sure to serve this one to dinner guests—it’s pretty as a picture, and it’s guaranteed to impress.

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Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps With Jerk-Grilled Tofu

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Food Faith Fitness

Jerk-grilled tofu has an island kick, especially when tossed with a sweet pineapple salsa. Forgoing the regular tortillas for lettuce wraps makes this a vegetarian low-carb recipe.

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Noodle-Free Tofu Pad Thai

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Minimalist Baker

Takeout Thai noodles are the ultimate comfort food, but you can make your own without loading up on carbs. In this take on the dish, tofu tops a salad of ribboned zucchini and carrots and is dressed with a Sriracha-infused peanut sauce (delish).

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Creamy Fall Soup in Acorn Squash Bowls

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Minimalist Baker

There’s nothing like a bread bowl for fall—that is until you’ve tried this delectable acorn squash soup bowl recipe. Carrots, onions, and roasted acorn squash make up the soup that goes inside scooped-out acorn squash bowls. The finishing touch? A kale chip garnish.

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Broiled Miso Cod With Vegetables

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Foodie Crush

Oh, how we love sheet-pan dinners like this broiled cod version with roasted veggies. Taking the time to marinate the fish in a simple homemade miso sauce will make the flavor pop in the oven. Stir up some extra dressing, and drizzle it over your veggies too.

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Masoor Dal

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Spoon Fork Bacon

Masoor dal—aka stewed red lentils—takes the form of a curry in this super-simple recipe that cooks up in just one pot. Heads up: To keep it low-carb, just make sure not to throw in too many sweet potato cubes.

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Vegetable Curry

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The Beach House Kitchen

We mentioned a quasi-lentil recipe, but how about cooking up a real vegetable curry for dinner? A red curry and buttermilk sauce fancies up cauliflower, spinach, and red potatoes. Sub some vegetable broth in for the chicken stock, and you’re ready to go.

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Cauliflower Pizza With Shaved Asparagus

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Carb-free pizza? Done and done. This recipe for a cauliflower-crust pizza can be baked as one large pizza or two individual pies. Garnish with portobello mushrooms and asparagus, and top with a cashew Alfredo.

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Creamy Zucchini Noodles

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The First Mess

We needed a zoodle recipe, and this one just so happens to be mouthwatering. It’s the sauce that makes it unique: Rather than the creaminess coming from cashews, it’s from white lentils and is balanced out with some acidity from lemon juice. Finish with some cheesy sunflowers.

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Stuffed Fontina Portobello Skillet

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How Sweet Eats

Mushrooms just so happen to be a filling vegetable, and when stuffed with goodness like fontina and spinach, we’re very apt to call it “dinner.” For this knockout dish, all you need is a few minutes and a skillet, so it’s a go-to for busy weeknights.

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This post was originally published on October 6, 2017, and has since been updated.


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