Best Low-Carb Side Dishes

bowl of garlic butter spaghetti squash

Make it a meal with these simple and delicious low-carb side dishes that are easy to make and pair great with your protein!


  • 1 large spaghetti squash, halved and seeds scooped out
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Cook spaghetti squash in the microwave, oven, or slow cooker.
  2. Once the spaghetti squash is fork-tender, shred the squash meat into a large serving bowl.
  3. Top with 2 tablespoons butter, garlic powder, 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, salt, and black pepper. Toss to combine, serve, and top with remaining Parmesan cheese.