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23 Delicious Low Carb Gluten Free Italian Recipes

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Italian food at its best is comforting, delicious, and full of flavor. Believe it or not, there are so many great low carb gluten free Italian recipes that are sure to satisfy.

Whether you’re on a gluten-free diet or cooking for guests with dietary restrictions, the good news is all these healthy Italian recipes are also gluten-free. As an added benefit, all the easy recipes on this list are great for a low carb diet.

Keep reading for more information or use the Table of Contents below to jump to the low-carb recipe of your choice!

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Italian Ratatouille
Ratatouille, made with delicious fresh vegetables such as tomatoes, zucchini, and eggplant, is a flavorful vegetable stew originating in France. In this Italian ratatouille recipe, known as Ciambotta, you’ll find the same bright and chunky summer vegetables plus some added potatoes and pesto with fresh herbs.
While this recipe ends up being fairly low carb as is, potatoes may be omitted or subbed for cauliflower to meet keto guidelinse.
Get the full recipe for Italian ratatouille here.
ratatouille in stone bowl with slice of gluten free bread
Italian Chicken Meatballs
Italian chicken meatballs, baked and simmered in a homemade tomato sauce, served over simple vegetable spaghetti spirals.
Gluten-free, allergy-free, and paleo, this delicious version of the classic will quickly become a new family dinner favorite.
Get the full recipe for Italian Chicken Meatballs here.
low carb italian chicken meatballs in white bowl with parsley
Zucchini Lasagna Roll-Ups
These low carb Zucchini Lasagna Roll-Ups have a spinach tofu ricotta filling. Using zucchini instead of pasta is a great way to make this dish gluten free and healthy.
They are also perfect for a keto diet.
Get the full recipe for Zucchini Lasagna Roll Ups here.
gluten free vegan zucchini lasagna roll ups on white plate
Zucchini Carpaccio
If you like Italian cuisine, you're going to love this side dish.
Zucchini carpaccio is a lighter version (and could even be vegan if you don´t use cheese) of the traditional meat carpaccio that originated in Italy.
Get the full recipe for Zucchini Carpaccio here.
zucchini carpaccio topped with capers on stone plate
Italian Zucchini And Mushrooms
An intensely flavorful side or main dish that is naturally gluten free and quick and easy to make!
It’s perfect for a light lunch or a quick weekday dinner.
Get the full recipe for Italian Zucchini and Mushrooms here.
italian zucchini and mushrooms on plate with fork
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Chicken Cacciatore
This authentic recipe for chicken cacciatore is a simple one pan meal that the family will love!
You can even chop your veggies the night before so in the morning all you have to do is set your crock pot and know you’re coming home to a delicious meal.
Get the full recipe for Chicken Cacciatore here.
keto chicken cacciatore on white plate with rosemary
Burrata Salad with Balsamic Glaze
This Burrata Salad with Balsamic Glaze is a fresh summer salad featuring spring mix greens, fresh basil leaves, cherry tomatoes, creamy burrata cheese, rich olive oil, and sweet, tangy balsamic vinegar reduction.
It's an easy side dish, light meal, or appetizer!
Get the full recipe for Burrata Salad With Balsamic Glaze here.
burrata salad in white bowl on tile counter
Italian Lupini Beans
The best gluten-free and low carb snacks are these Italian lupini beans. Make a big batch and you have plenty for the weeks ahead for an easy gluten free meal full of plant-based protein.
Get the full recipe for Italian Lupini Beans here.
healthy lupini beans on charcuterie board
Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Casserole
Cheesy, spaghetti squash lasagna casserole is beyond delicious. Even better? It's high protein, low carb, low calorie and gluten free!
A healthier way to enjoy a timeless, Italian classic full of fresh veggies.
Get the full recipe for Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Casserole here.
low carb spaghetti squash lasagna casserole
Lemon Garlic Shrimp Zucchini Pasta
This lemon garlic shrimp zucchini ‘pasta’ is a fabulous and easy dish to make for a healthy lunch or dinner.
Shrimp are pan-fried in the aromatic lemon and garlic olive oil, then tossed through raw zucchini noodles with a generous topping of Parmesan cheese for extra flavor.
Get the full recipe for lemon garlic shrimp zucchini pasta here.
lemon garlic shrimp over zucchini pasta on stone plate
Grilled Chicken Piccata
Learn how to make a healthy grilled chicken piccata infused with lemon, garlic and capers marinade using a barbecue grill or a stovetop pan rather than deep-frying or shallow-frying the meat dredged in flour batter.
Succulent and juicy chicken thighs with a chargrilled finish are served with buttery lemon caper sauce on top and a little mint for freshness.
Get the full recipe for grilled chicken piccata here.
keto grilled chicken picata recipe on white stone plate on brown cutting board
Juicy Italian Sausage And Peppers
Making Juicy Italian Sausage & Peppers is so easy & tasty in the Instant Pot. With just a few ingredients and a couple of easy steps, dinner will be ready on your table in no time.
Get the full recipe for Juicy Italian Sausage And Peppers here.
instant pot italian sausage peppers in instant pot
Italian Eggplant Parmigiana
This baked eggplant recipe – a thinner, sheet-pan version of the Italian Eggplant Parmigiana – will please vegetarians and meat lovers.
Layers of grilled eggplant smothered in a rich and savory tomato sauce cooked with garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and a touch of chili and baked with Mozzarella and Parmesan for that golden cheesy, gooey crust finish.
Get the full recipe for Italian Eggplant Parmigiana here.
low carb baked italian eggplant in black casserole dish
Keto Lasagna With Crepini
Authentic tasting lasagna that is this amazing shouldn’t be low-carb – but it is. Stacked egg thins with creamy ricotta filling, rich tomato sauce, & tons of ground beef & spices are irresistible and create a deliciously authentic and comforting meal.
Get the full recipe for Keto Lasagna With Crepini here.
low carb keto lasagna made with crepini in ramekin
Cauliflower Risotto
Enjoy this departure from the classic risotto; an easy Cauliflower Risotto that's ready in 25 minutes.
Get the flavor of risotto with all the health benefits of cauliflower with this delightful Italian meal.
Get the full recipe for Cauliflower Risotto here.
cauliflower risotto with parsley and mushrooms in white bowl held by two hands

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Caponata is Italy's answer to the French ratatouille. It's a delicious vegetable stew with a unique sweet and sour taste that is full of kalamata olives, capers and eggplant.
Gluten free and vegan, this caponata is great for special occasions and weekday dinners alike.
Get the full recipe for Caponata here.
caponata in white bowls on brown surface
Italian Chicken Zucchini Skillet
Made in only one pan and ready in under 30 minutes, this quick and easy-to-make Italian chicken zucchini skillet recipe is packed with many delicious flavors.
It can even be made ahead of time when you are struggling with a busy day.
Get the full recipe for Italian Chicken Zucchini Skillet here.
low carb italian chicken zucchini in frying pan with gray towel
Simple Italian Lemon Chicken
Simple Italian Lemon Chicken that is gluten free, low in carbs, and ready on the table in under 30 minutes.
Pan-seared chicken is perfection; served with a thick and glossy lemon butter sauce that is sure to delight your family and guests alike.
Get the full recipe for Simple Italian Lemon Chicken here.
chicken limone on white plate with sauce drizzling over chicken breasts
Baked Italian Chicken
Crispy and deliciously moist Baked Italian Chicken thighs in Salmoriglio dressing. This is a simple and quick low-carb dinner the whole family will love!
Serve with a light green leafy salad or roasted vegetables for a perfect family dinner.
Get the full recipe for Baked Italian Chicken here.
baked lemon garlic chicken in crofton pan on wooden table
Eggplant Involtini
Eggplant Involtini is the epitome of Italian comfort food. These eggplant rolls are great for entertaining as they can be assembled ahead of time and baked just before serving.
This is such an advantage as it means that you can spend time with your guests and not miss the fun.
Get the full recipe for Eggplant Involtini here.
eggplant involtini in white casserole dish on cutting board
Pollo al Limone
Pollo al Limone is a traditional Italian dish that’s perfect for the “secondi” course!
It’s low carb, keto friendly, gluten free and perfect for a low calorie diet.
Get the full recipe for Pollo al Limone here.
low carb pollo al limone whole roasted chicken on plate with lemon wedges

Which Is Your Favorite Low Carb Gluten Free Italian Idea?

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