Comfort food is called “comfort food” because of the feelings it envokes; food can calm nerves, relieve stress and brighten moods. Food can warm up our bodies when it is brutally cold and bitter outside. Food is also a great way to bring people together for fellowship and community.
Most people tend to reach for food that is higher in carbohydrates during times like these, but when you are following a low carb or keto diet, you still can crave those typical comfort foods. Thankfully, there’s no need to go off your diet because there are so many amazing comfort food recipes out there that fit right into a low carb and keto lifestyle.
No matter what you tend to crave when needing comfort, you can usually find a low carb version. Be sure to pin this page to keep it handy when you need some low carb comfort foods next time.
Low-Carb Comfort Food Recipes
KETO CAULIFLOWER ZITI – SIMPLY STACIE
Enjoy all the flavors of a hearty Italian meal without all the carbs! This keto casserole is meaty and cheesy, and sure to satisfy your stomach.
LOW CARB CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP – LOW CARB YUM
Spiralized zucchini replaces the usual pasta in this delicious keto low carb chicken noodle soup. It’s an AIP paleo recipe that’s pure comfort in a bowl.
BEST CAULIFLOWER MAC AND CHEESE – DELISH
We turn to cauliflower for all of our low-carb needs—including mac ‘n cheese! But seriously, when slathered in a cheesy cream sauce, how could you even miss the pasta?
LOW CARB CHICKEN POT PIE – Kasey Trenum
I don’t know about you, but the thought of going through the winter season without this perfect comfort food doesn’t sit well with me! I was so happy to discover this low carb chicken pie that still has all the flavors!
ZUCCHINI LASAGNA ROLL UPS – DELICIOUS MEETS HEALTHY
These Zucchini Lasagna Roll-ups are filled with a delicious Italian sausage and cheese mixture topped with Marinara sauce and cheese. Wholesome and delicious dinner, perfect for Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, and Keto diets.
CAJUN CRACK SLAW EGG ROLL IN A BOWL – A SPRINKLING OF CAYENNE
The browned Cajun trinity and ground beef, enveloped in an ultra-flavorful sauce that takes minutes to make. Then topped to perfection with tender, Cajun-style cooked down cole slaw mix and seasoned shrimp. How delicious does this sound?!
KETO INSTANT POT CHUNKY CHILI – Beauty and the Foodie
Who doesn’t love a bowl of warm chili on a cool night? This savory and flavorful Keto Instant Pot Chunky Chili, with Slow Cooker directions, is low in carbs and paleo, with a Whole30 option.
SLOW COOKER KETO BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP – Yummy Keto Cooking
Most buffalo chicken dip recipes out there are generally keto-friendly as they’re rich in fatty, delicious cheese. This one is no exception – you’ll get a blend of cream cheese and mozzarella in this dip, plus extra fat and flavor in the ranch dressing. You can make the whole thing right in your slow cooker, too!
LOW CARB LASAGNA MEATBALLS – I Breathe, I’m Hungry
Our family loves to indulge in pasta and meatballs every once in a while, and this recipe is one our whole family can enjoy! You could even pair these meatballs with the zucchini noodles below!
CAULIFLOWER CRUST GRILLED CHEESE – The Iron You
Just looking at this picture makes my mouth water! I went far too long without a grilled cheese sandwich! This only takes a short while to make and it is worth it!
ZUCCHINI NOODLE ALFREDO – The Dinner Mom
This recipe is so simple and only contains five ingredients. It’s a rich mixture of cream cheese, freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a touch of sour cream.
LOW CARB CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT PROTEIN WAFFLES – All Day I Dream About Food
Chocolate…hazelnut…waffles…need I say more? If you don’t want to read about her vacation, just skip over it to get to the waffle recipe and you’ll be glad you did!
JULIA CHILD’S EGGPLANT PIZZA – Kaylyn’s Kitchen
The eggplant pizzas are low-carb, Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, meatless, and South Beach Diet friendly. This recipe illustrates perfectly how Julia was ahead of her time with this low-carb, gluten-free, vegetarian, and low-glycemic pizza.
FRIED COCONUT FLOUR DONUTS – All Day I Dream About Food
Even on a low carb diet, we can still indulge in all the comfort food – including treats! This homemade fried donuts recipe is everything a donut should be!
Patricia @ Grab a PlateSeptember 9, 2019 at 11:29 pm
Some great dishes here! I love the creativity of how people create with cauliflower!
CarriSeptember 10, 2019 at 12:01 am
Fried Coconut Donuts? Heaven help me! Some great ideas here…
Renae - Outback RevueSeptember 10, 2019 at 5:13 am
This page is now bookmarked!!! Just coming out of winter here and I’ve put on nearly 10kg due to craving comfort foods! That Mac & Cheese version looks awesome too!!! I already love cauliflower, but I’m loving discovering new and different ways to use it!
Nicole KauffmanSeptember 10, 2019 at 8:14 am
Buffalo Chicken Dip is one of my husband’s favorites!! I’ll have to try this version! Always looking for healthier ways to make it 🙂
Blue DeBellSeptember 10, 2019 at 8:22 am
Mac n’ cheese is one of my favourite foods! But I have really been trying not to eat it a lot if at all due to the carb content. I will definitely have to give this low carb option a try!
CharissaOctober 22, 2019 at 1:53 pm
These are great modifications to typical favorite foods. I think one of the toughest things for people adopting a low-carb lifestyle (or any major diet change) is feeling like they have to give up on their favorite foods. These low-carb recipes area great reminder that healthy doesn’t have to mean deprived!
Lexis HersheyOctober 22, 2019 at 8:41 pm
YUM! Great round-up. This gave me a lot of meal ideas and dinner inspiration! Thanks!
LisaOctober 22, 2019 at 10:57 pm
I love zucchini noodles! I need to try the cauliflower ziti…that looks delicious!
Jennifer MorrisonOctober 23, 2019 at 12:10 am
The Low carb chicken pot pie looks so incredibly amazing!! Really all of it does! YUM!
Kristin's Peppermints and CherriesOctober 23, 2019 at 6:05 am
What an amazing collection of delicious-looking recipes! I would love to try the keto cauliflower ziti. I like to replace pasta with spaghetti squash in spaghetti and did that for dinner just last night!
EmilyOctober 23, 2019 at 9:29 am
These all look delicious! I can’t believe that grilled cheese is made with cauliflower! It looks just like bread. I bet it tastes great too!
Patricia @ Grab a PlateOctober 23, 2019 at 9:34 am
Mmm! I can’t believe I still haven’t tried cauli mac & cheese! I really need to — glad to see your roundup!