10 No-Fuss Low-Carb One Pot Meals

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This collection of low carb one pot meals are perfect for busy weeknights, where cooking is the last thing you want to do. We’ve rounded up the best 10 recipes that are quick, easy and require minimal cleanup. Gluten-Free. Low-Carb. Keto.

Sometimes, after a long day, you just want to cook something simple and straightforward. Yeah, it can be fun to go full on master chef and have a lot of awesome things going on in the kitchen at once, but sometimes…no. Just NO.

Whether one pan, one pot or even one sheet pan. These recipes has got easy cooking covered.

So, if you’re having one of those days, then take a peek at these BLA No-Fuss Low-Carb One Pot Meals.

1. Cheesy Cauliflower Rice with Broccoli and Chicken

one pan cheesy cauliflower rice with broccoli and chicken in a stainless steel pan. a spoon taking a scoop

This ridiculously easy low carb one pan Cheesy Cauliflower Rice (with Broccoli and Chicken) will become a new weeknight staple – guaranteed. 

Just 8 Ingredients and 25 Minutes are needed.

Fresh:

  1. Chicken Breast
  2. Onion
  3. Cauliflower
  4. Broccoli
  5. Minced Garlic

Fridge & Pantry:

  1. Chicken Broth
  2. Cream Cheese
  3. Cheddar Cheese

Herbs & Spices:

  1. Paprika
  2. Ground Coriander
  3. Salt and Pepper
  • Calories: 273kcal
  • Net Carbs: 5.9g

Find this popular recipe HERE at livingchirpy.com

2. One-Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies

Close up of Balsamic Chicken and Veggies on a white plate

This low-carb one pot meal consists of saucy balsamic chicken with a delicious side of vegetables. It is truly easy!

Needs 23 minutes total and 9 ingredients.

Fresh:

  1. Chicken
  2. Asparagus
  3. Carrots
  4. Cherry Tomatoes

Fridge & Pantry:

  1. Italian Dressing*
  2. Honey*
  3. Olive Oil

Herbs & Spices:

  1. Red Pepper Flakes
  2. Salt and Pepper

*Choose a low-carb friendly Italian dressing, and use a low carb honey substitute (like THIS). You can also omit the honey completely, as the recipe is still delicious without it. If you learn to adapt recipes, there’s almost nothing that can’t be low-carb or keto friendly.

  • Calories: 342kcal
  • Net Carbs: 16g (much less with the use of low carb dressing and honey substitute)

Find the recipe HERE at cookingclassy.com

3. Garden Vegetable Skillet

close up Garden Vegetable Beef Skillet on a white plate with a fork to the side

Just a bit of chopping and some frying and done! This easy and delicious meal is ready in no time, so is a great choice for a delicious low-carb throw-together lunch, but also great for a light dinner.

Needs 7 ingredients and 25 minutes.

Fresh:

  1. Ground Beef
  2. Green Beans
  3. Zucchini
  4. Tomato
  5. Onion

Fridge & Pantry:

Herbs & Spices:

  1. Dried Oregano
  2. Salt and Pepper
  • Calories: 383kcal
  • Net Carbs: 10g

Find this recipe HERE at simplystacie.com

4. One Pan Tandoori Fish and Garlic Butter Cauliflower

Top shot of a black sheet pan with cauliflower and tandoori fish, held by red oven mitts.

This low-carb one pan Tandoori Fish with Roasted Garlic Butter Cauliflower is a simple dinner recipe and surefire crowd-pleaser. Tender juicy fish spiced to perfection with crisp-tender garlic butter cauliflower. It’s a winner!

It needs only 6 ingredients and 30 minutes total.

Fresh:

  1. Frozen White Fish*
  2. Cauliflower Florets
  3. Minced Garlic

Fridge & Pantry:

  1. Olive Oil
  2. Butter

Herbs & Spices:

  1. Tandoori Spice Mix
  2. Salt and Pepper

*This recipe uses frozen hake fillets, but any frozen white fish will work.

  • Calories: 349kcal
  • Net Carbs: 6.3g

Find this recipe HERE at livingchirpy.com

5. One-Pan Pesto Chicken and Veggies

Pesto Chicken and Veggies in a stainless steel skillet

Anything with pesto is good. It’s scientifically proven. This low-carb one pot meal really packs a flavor punch, by using simple ingredients that work so well together.

Need just 6 ingredients and 30 minutes total!

Fresh:

  1. Chicken Thighs
  2. Asparagus
  3. Cherry Tomatoes

Fridge & Pantry:

  1. Sun-dried Tomatoes (In Oil)
  2. Olive Oil
  3. Basil Pesto*

Herbs & Spices:

*Either use your own homemade Basil Pesto, or choose a store-bought version that is Low-Carb or Keto friendly.

  • Calories: 423kcal
  • Net Carbs: 8g

Find the recipe HERE at juliasalbum.com

6. Baked Shrimp, Salmon and Asparagus

Baked Shrimp Salmon and Asparagus on a sheet pan garnished with lemon slices and fresh herbs

If you’re in the mood for seafood, but not in the mood for some serious kitchen aerobics, just pop this into the oven. Juicy salmon, topped with perfectly cooked shrimp and a side of asparagus. Another example of simplicity that bursts with deliciousness!

Need just 10 ingredients and 35 minutes total!

Fresh:

  1. Salmon Fillets
  2. Shrimp
  3. Lemon
  4. Asparagus

Fridge & Pantry:

  1. Olive Oil
  2. Butter

Herbs & Spices:

  1. Paprika
  2. Salt and Pepper
  3. Garlic Powder
  • Calories: 414kcal
  • Net Carbs: 3g

Find this recipe HERE at valentinascorner.com

7. Lemon and Herb Salmon Zucchini

Lemon and Herb Salmon on spiralized zucchini in a white casserole dish

If you’re looking for something on the lighter side, this low carb one pot meal is a clear winner. Fresh and bright ingredients make for a refreshingly light, but satisfying meal.

You need just 11 simple ingredients and 30 minutes total!

Fresh:

  1. Salmon Fillets
  2. Lemon

Fridge & Pantry:

  1. Olive Oil
  2. Dijon Mustard
  3. Minced Garlic

Herbs & Spices:

  1. Dried Parsley*
  2. Dried Oregano*
  3. Dried Thyme*
  4. Dried Rosemary*
  5. Salt and Pepper

*You can also here used a mixed herb blend to make things a little easier.

  • Calories: 236kcal
  • Net Carbs: 7,6g

Find this recipe HERE at skinnyfitalicious.com

8. Low-Carb Deconstructed Pizza Casserole

Low Carb Deconstructed Pizza in a clear casserole dish

Who needs a pizza base?! Not me. This delicious deconstructed pizza casserole gives you all the deliciousness of pizza and an easy, throw-together, casserole format. Trust me on this one, you ‘ll definitely feel satisfied!

This recipe needs just 7 ingredients and 50 minutes total (25 minutes prep time, 25 minutes hands-free).

Fresh:

  1. Salmon Fillets
  2. Lemon

Fridge & Pantry:

  1. Olive Oil
  2. Dijon Mustard
  3. Minced Garlic

Herbs & Spices:

  1. Dried Parsley*
  2. Dried Oregano*
  3. Dried Thyme*
  4. Dried Rosemary*
  5. Salt and Pepper
  • Calories: 289kcal
  • Net Carbs: 4g

Find this recipe HERE at KalynsKitchen.com

9. Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breast (One Pan Meal)

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breast with roasted zucchini on a sheet pan garnished with fresh herbs

This delicious low carb one pot meal is just TO DIE FOR! Bacon wrapped STUFFED chicken, served with roasted zucchini. It’s the perfect meal in my humble opinion.

Only 8 ingredients and 40 minutes total!

Fresh:

  1. Chicken Breasts
  2. Fresh Parsley
  3. Zucchini
  4. Bacon

Fridge & Pantry:

  1. Cooking Spray
  2. Cream Cheese
  3. Mozzarella Cheese
  4. Cheddar Cheese

Herbs & Spices:

  1. Garlic Powder
  2. Salt and Pepper

*Substitute the potato for another vegetable, like zucchini, cauliflower or turnips.

  • Calories: 515kcal
  • Net Carbs: 21g (will be significantly less when the potato is substituted for a low-carb and keto friendly vegetable)

Get the recipe HERE at dinneratthezoo.com

10. One Pan Keto Cabbage Chicken Teriyaki Skillet

low top shot of black bowl filled with stir fried chicken and vegetables and black chopsticks

An easy low carb one pan recipe for Japanese Cabbage Chicken Teriyaki. It ticks all the boxes and is sure to recipe that’s sure to please!

It only needs 8 ingredients, and barely 30 minutes to throw together.

Fresh:

  1. Chicken Breasts
  2. Cabbage
  3. Broccoli
  4. Carrots
  5. Mushrooms
  6. Minced Garlic
  7. Minced Ginger

Fridge & Pantry:

  1. Olive Oil
  2. Soy Sauce
  3. Sake
  4. Honey*

Herbs & Spices:

  1. Salt and Pepper

*If needed, use a low-carb honey replacement, like THIS.

  • Calories: 124kcal
  • Net Carbs: 10g

In Conclusion:

Weeknight dinners can be a breeze when you’ve get a repertoire of low carb one pot meals up your sleeve. These recipes are easy, flavor-packed and sure to please the family.

There’s no excuse not to cook anymore! Gluten-Free, low-carb and keto dieters, we’ve got you covered!

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7 Comments

    1. Hi Yesenia. We’re in the process of adding a little “disclaimer” at the top to all our roundup content, where we explain that certain recipes might call for one or two ingredients that need to be be left out or swapped to make it low-carb or keto compliant. This is an easy one. Just leave out the potatoes or swap it with something else, like cauliflower. Thanks for the feedback.

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