15 Family Friendly Dinner Recipes

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Looking for a family friendly meal that also fits into your low-carb lifestyle? Try out these 15 delicious and nutritious comfort food recipes that your whole household will love!

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Here are 15 tasty, low-carb recipes that are great for the whole family:

1. Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Taco Soup >

instant pot shredded chicken taco soup

Calories: 235

 Net Carbs: 7 grams

With words like “instant” and “taco,” this recipe is bound to please all family members. It’s hearty and healthy and packs a zesty punch with—drumroll please—an easy cleanup! This shredded chicken soup offers plenty of protein and vegetables for your healthy diet. You’ll want to add this one to your regular rotation.

2. Creamy Tomato Soup with Parmesan Crisps >

creamy tomato soup keto recipe

Calories: 356

Net Carbs: 5 grams

Nothing satisfies the need for comfort food like a bowl of creamy tomato soup! Typically paired with a grilled cheese, try enjoying this old-time classic with a healthier alternative like Parmesan crisps—delightfully cheesy crackers you can make in your own oven with a pan sheet, parchment paper and Parmesan cheese!

3. Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs with Loaded Cauliflower Mash >

instant pot ribs and cauliflower mash

Calories: 410

Net Carbs: 7 grams

Another Instant Pot recipe! Seriously, if you haven’t already invested in this versatile countertop appliance, you should! It’s easy to use and perfect for making healthy, low carb meals. Technically a pressure cooker, the Instant Pot can also serve as a slow cooker, steamer, food warmer or rice cooker. Now imagine using it to make low-carb, melt-off-the-bone ribs with a sugar-free barbecue spice rub and unsweetened barbecue sauce!

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4. Buffalo Ranch Stuffed Chicken >

family friendly keto recipes

Calories: 235

Net Carbs: 4 grams

Buffalo wings—but make it healthy (without all the frying)! Seriously, everyone will love this homecooked meal bursting with buffalo sauce and zesty ranch dressing. In less than 30 minutes, you’ll have the whole family clamoring to the table. Skip the takeout and enjoy all the flavors you love right at home!

5. Southern Style Burger Bites >

family friendly keto recipes

Calories: 385

Net Carbs: 2 grams

Swap the bun with a lettuce wrap for these low-carb sliders! Topped with a pimento cheese spread and filled with shredded cheddar and Colby, mayonnaise and chopped pimentos, what these small burgers lack in size they make up for in flavor. Add some sweet and spicy bread and butter pickles to kick these into overdrive!

6. Everything Bagel Chicken >

family friendly keto recipes

Calories: 290

Net Carbs: 4 grams

Just like the Instant Pot, investing in some Everything Bagel seasoning is a must! Honestly, even if you are not a fan of everything bagels themselves, the seasoning is the perfect add-on to almost any cooked protein and avo-toast recipe. This simple yet protein-packed and flavorful recipe is just waiting for you to dig in.

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7. Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry >

family friendly keto recipes

Calories: 330

Net Carbs: 2 grams

In less than 15 minutes, have this takeout favorite sitting on the table! Truly, sometimes time is the biggest factor when making our meals. What can I make and what can I make fast? This cleaned-up version of the popular meal can pack even more nutrition with other non-starchy veggie additions, such as sliced red bell peppers, mushrooms and sugar snap peas.

8. Jalapeno Popper Chicken >

jalapeno popper keto recipe

Calories: 280

Net Carbs: 3 grams

Bring the taste of your favorite restaurant appetizer home with these perfectly shareable poppers. From the crispy bacon to decadent cheddar and cream cheese, these delectable low-carb starters come packed with flavor.

9. Low-Carb Meatloaf >

keto meatloaf recipe

Calories: 400

Net Carbs: 5 grams

Nothing says homestyle cooking like meatloaf! Although it may sound like it is naturally low-carb, typical meatloaf recipes have hidden carbs like ketchup, breadcrumbs and flour. Our version of this hearty dish is all about the meat with both lean ground beef and ground pork for extra flavor and protein.

10. Chockfull of Veggie Chili >

family friendly chili recipe

Calories: 308

Net Carbs: 16 grams

Chockfull of plant-powered protein, this family friendly recipe satiates even the grizzliest of appetites! Working overtime, this chili can be stored in the refrigerator for three to four days. It can be frozen into individual portions for long-term storage. It’s a meal that works for the here-and-now and for the long-run.

11. Beef Stroganoff >

family friendly keto recipe

Calories: 370

Net Carbs: 12 grams

This indulgent yet simple meal gets even simpler with our take on the recipe. Keeping this version low-carb, stick to just the beef, cream and veggies. With the mouth-watering smell of simmering steak strips, garlic, onions and mushrooms wafting through the house, your family will come running to the table to enjoy this dinner!

12. Zucchini Lasagna >

low carb keto zucchini lasagna

Calories: 270

Net Carbs: 3 grams

Typically a carb-heavy classic Italian meal, this family friendly recipe is a flavorful blast of homestyle decadence. Replacing the noodle base of this casserole with thinly sliced ribbons of fresh zucchini, it converts this dish into a perfect comfort food without all the carbs!

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13. Cauliflower Crust Margherita Pizza >

family friendly low carb pizza

Calories: 185

Net Carbs: 9 grams

The ultimate comfort food: pizza. Giving up this perfectly constructed masterpiece of dough, cheese and tomato sauce is, undeniably, a struggle. So instead of giving it up, give it an adjustment. Keep the rich, thick tomato sauce and cheesy goodness, but replace the dough with an egg and cauliflower base!

14. Chicken Fingers >

family friendly keto chicken fingers

Calories: 258

Net Carbs: 3 grams

Brushing up on those cooking skills becomes even easier as we cut those fast-food runs from our lives. This recipe “breads” the chicken with spices and pairs it with a homemade basil sauce. It is diet-friendly and delicious!

15. Cauliflower “Rice” and Ground Beef Stuffed Peppers >

family friendly low carb recipes

Calories: 273

Net Carbs: 9 grams

This substitute for a classic stuffed peppers lacks nothing! Bursting with colors and flavors, the cauliflower “rice” keeps its crunch and blends perfectly amongst the tastes of the Mexican-seasoned beef. Under 300 calories, these packed peppers keep your stomach full and your taste buds happy.