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43 Easy Low-Sodium Recipes That Still Taste Amazing

If you’re looking for a list of recipes that are low-sodium and still taste amazing, then this blog post is the perfect place to start!

You will find 43 recipes here that can be made with ingredients found in any grocery store.

Whether you need dinner ideas or breakfast recipes, we have got you covered.

Many people think they must give up their favorite foods when they go on a diet but these recipes prove otherwise!

43 Easy Low-Sodium Recipes That Still Taste Amazing

1. Low Sodium Taco Salad

Tacos are a favorite on our dinner table. This recipe takes the flavor to a whole new level with a refreshing salad.

This salad has a creamy, homemade salsa and a spicy, homemade taco sauce. It also includes a side of fresh romaine lettuce and shredded Mexican cheese.

The best part of this dish is that it’s ready in less than 10 minutes. This makes it a great option for a quick, healthy meal.

2. Low Sodium Beef Stir Fry 

Stir fries are a tasty and healthy meal option that is popular around the world. You can prepare this recipe using lean ground beef or even a variety of vegetables.

This recipe uses low sodium soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil to flavor the beef and vegetables.

Finally, this dish is stir fried and served over brown rice or lo mein noodles with a side of green salad.

3. Homemade Low-Sodium Ramen Noodles

These noodles are made from a homemade broth that is seasoned with onions, garlic, ginger, pepper, and black pepper.

Once cooked, this is combined with chicken and green peas to make a creamy and flavorful dish that’s low in sodium and loaded with flavor.

4. Low Sodium Mac and Cheese

Macaroni and cheese is one of the most comforting meals you can serve your family. It’s so easy to make, yet it’s one of the most popular recipes on the internet. But did you know that a lot of store-bought mac and cheese can have more than 1,500 mg of sodium?

This recipe uses low sodium milk and butter. And it doesn’t use any high sodium cheeses or fillers. This is definitely an old-fashioned recipe, and it’s perfect for entertaining. Serve this dish over egg noodles or pasta with a side of veggies.

5. Low Sodium Shrimp Fajitas

Fajitas are one of our favorite meals. They are quick to make and extremely flavorful. This recipe offers all of the flavor of a traditional fajita but with only 98 mg of sodium per serving!

You can find the ingredients for this recipe in your pantry or freezer. The secret is to use frozen shrimp. When you buy them frozen, they will already be peeled and deveined. This eliminates some prep time and saves money.

6. Low Sodium Meatloaf

Meatloaf has always been a favorite comfort food at the holidays! With this recipe, you can have your favorite dish without all the salt.

Ground beef is combined with egg, parsley, and breadcrumbs in a bowl.

This mixture is shaped into a loaf pan and cooked in the oven for an hour and twenty minutes. This dish is finished off with a homemade low sodium gravy that is made with beef broth, flour, and Worcestershire sauce.

7. Low Sodium Buffalo Wings & Ranch Dipping Sauce

Buffalo wings are a tasty snack. But when you add too much sodium, the sodium can be high enough to cause health issues.

This recipe has only 90 mg of sodium per serving! This is a creamy ranch dipping sauce that features just 1% milk!

The base sauce is a combination of ranch dressing and buffalo wing sauce and is then flavored with celery seed, dill, garlic, lemon, pepper, and paprika.

This recipe takes about 5 minutes to make and then it’s ready to serve. It is best served with fresh veggies.

8. Easy Low Sodium Baked Chicken Breast

Who said healthy foods have to be boring? This dish is flavorful, delicious, and very easy to prepare.

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First, boneless chicken breast is mixed with a special blend of herbs and spices. Next, it is stuffed with a mixture of rice, veggies, and herbs. Finally, it is baked until the chicken is cooked through and the filling is hot and tasty.

This recipe is low sodium and has only 88 mg per serving. The chicken is also low fat!

9. Low Sodium Ranch Dressing

There’s nothing better than ranch dressing on salads, chicken, or potato chips! This low salt version is a delicious alternative to your favorite!

You can whip up this dressing quickly with a homemade low sodium ranch dressing mix. Just combine 2 teaspoons each of Dijon mustard, mayo, and honey with a pinch of salt and black pepper.

You can also add in a dash of hot sauce for a kick.

For the best flavor, chill the mixture overnight before use.

10. Low Sodium Asian Style Lettuce Wraps with Chicken

These lettuce wraps are a healthier take on one of the most popular dishes in America. This recipe is made with ground chicken, ginger, soy sauce, and rice wine vinegar.

The wraps are stuffed with cucumber and carrots and topped with shredded cabbage. These delicious lettuce wraps are then served with a side of jasmine rice and steamed vegetables.

11. Low Sodium Alfredo Sauce (Lower Fat Too)

Alfredo is one of my favorite Italian sauces, so I was thrilled to be able to share a low sodium version that is so easy and delicious!

I love that this recipe calls for low sodium chicken broth and low fat milk.

To make this recipe even more special, use the best quality parmesan cheese you can find!

12. Pulled Pork with Low Sodium BBQ Sauce

A whole pork roast is rubbed with salt, pepper, and dry mustard, then smoked for hours on end. This recipe features a homemade low sodium BBQ sauce that is packed with flavor and only 75 mg of sodium per serving!

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A mixture of ground chipotle peppers and cayenne pepper lends just the right amount of heat and depth of flavor to the sauce. You can find these ingredients at any supermarket or natural foods store.

Finally, you mix this sauce with pulled pork and serve over a bed of coleslaw. This meal is perfect for a cold winter night or any time of year!

13. Low Sodium Blueberry Pancakes

These low sodium blueberry pancakes are loaded with delicious, fresh blueberries. They also have a nice hint of cinnamon and sugar!

These are light and fluffy with a tender texture that’s just right for a sweet breakfast treat!

Add a sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar and enjoy!

14. Low Sodium Grilled Chicken Teriyaki

For those who like teriyaki flavors, this grilled chicken is perfect! It has only 74 mg of sodium per 4 oz serving.

This is a wonderful main dish for a large family or dinner party.

A generous amount of ginger is combined with soy sauce, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, and garlic and then stirred into ground chicken. This mixture is placed on the grill.

Once cooked, this is topped with a mixture of chopped green onions, sesame seeds, and cilantro. Enjoy!

15. Low sodium crispy baked chicken strips

If you’re looking for a light, crispy baked chicken dish, this recipe is perfect for you. This is a delicious, easy to prepare dinner for you and your family.

The chicken is dipped in an egg wash and then battered and fried.

These are then seasoned with a delicious low sodium flour mix that includes spices like garlic powder, onion powder, and salt.

Finally, the chicken strips are then placed in a skillet with bacon drippings or butter until crisp and golden brown.

16. Creamy Low Sodium Mashed Potatoes

You’ll love the flavors in these mashed potatoes! They are creamy with just the right amount of butter and light with no extra salt or fat.

These potatoes have a touch of garlic and pepper to them to give you a flavorful potato recipe.

You can also add some additional flavors like Parmesan cheese or chives for more flavor.

17. Low Sodium Broccoli Chicken Casserole

This family favorite is great for the whole family! It’s creamy and comforting, and even better, it’s low sodium!

This casserole features chicken, broccoli, and a creamy cheese sauce. You’ll love the simplicity of this recipe that has only 86 mg of sodium per serving!

18. Low Sodium Cajun Chicken Pasta Soup

This soup is a hearty and flavorful meal. It’s loaded with protein and healthy veggies like sweet potatoes and red bell pepper.

This soup also uses low sodium ingredients including canned tomatoes and chicken broth. The real flavor is provided by Cajun seasoning, which contains no more than 3 mg of sodium per 1/4 teaspoon.

19. Low Sodium Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love these low sodium chocolate chip cookies. They have a great texture, and they are packed with goodness!

This recipe calls for natural cocoa powder instead of the traditional Dutch processed variety. It works well for baking, so feel free to use it as an ingredient in other recipes.

You will find the taste of these cookies is rich and chocolaty with a mild sweetness from the honey. Enjoy these cookies fresh out of the oven!

20. Low Sodium Spaghetti Sauce

It’s no surprise that spaghetti sauce is one of America’s favorite foods! This recipe uses a low sodium spaghetti sauce made with tomatoes, onions, garlic, basil, and oregano.

The secret ingredient to this sauce is a touch of red pepper flakes to add a kick! Serve with noodles, breadsticks, or steamed veggies for a filling meal.

21. Low Sodium Vegetable Lo Mein

It’s time to dig into your favorite veggie dish with a fresh twist! This recipe combines a creamy carrot, cabbage, and sweet potato sauce with Chinese lo mein noodles and stir-fried veggies.

To get a delicious, low sodium and fiber filled meal, serve this over brown rice. The sauce is also wonderful over chicken or beef.

22. Low Sodium Spanish Rice and Beans

A comforting bowl of rice and beans is a great way to start your day. If you are looking for a meal that is filling but not too heavy, this recipe is for you!

A combination of tomatoes, green chilies, and cilantro adds flavor to the rice and beans.

Lastly, this is seasoned with low sodium spices like chili powder and cumin. You can also serve this dish with grilled chicken, steak, or pork chops.

23. Low Sodium Chili Recipe

A quick, easy, and healthy low sodium chili recipe. No one is going to know you are cutting out sodium.

To start, ground beef is browned in a skillet before adding red bell pepper, garlic, onion, tomatoes, and spices. Then, this mixture is simmered for about an hour.

This recipe features chili powder, cumin, paprika, black pepper, and oregano. Once the flavors come together, you can serve it over your favorite type of rice. It also works great with corn tortilla chips or a good old-fashioned corn on the cob.

This recipe is a simple, yet flavorful and filling meal.

24. Homemade Low Sodium Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes are a staple of the American pantry. This recipe features homemade low sodium ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, and brown sugar.

There is no need for those sodium laden packets or cans when making your own low sodium sloppy joes! Simply combine ground beef with spices, onions, bell peppers, and tomato sauce. Cook until the sauce thickens and then serve with the rest of your favorite condiments.

25. Low Sodium Stuffing for Thanksgiving

Are you looking for a healthier way to stuff a bird?

This recipe is a low sodium alternative to a typical stuffing. You start by sautéing chopped onion and celery and then add rice, dried cranberries, and dried parsley.

After that, you combine the rice mixture with breadcrumbs, eggs, and salt.

Lastly, you form the stuffing into balls and bake it until golden brown and crunchy. This makes an amazing appetizer and a great side dish for turkey!

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26. Low Sodium Pound Cake

This cake recipe is so quick and easy to make. It is packed full of healthy ingredients like whole wheat flour, nuts, and cocoa.

The best part is that it only has 95 mg of sodium per serving! It is not only delicious, but it’s also light and fluffy.

This cake is filled with chocolate chips and then drizzled with frosting. It is topped off with a sprinkle of coconut.

27. Low Sodium Chicken Pasta with Italian Dressing

Who doesn’t love a bowl of warm pasta with a light homemade dressing? This delicious low sodium chicken pasta has only 80 mg of sodium per serving!

All of the pasta’s flavor is packed into this quick and easy recipe. The homemade Italian Dressing includes herbs and Italian seasonings and is perfect served over whole wheat spaghetti noodles.

28. Low Salt Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

This sheet pan chicken fajitas is loaded with flavor and perfect for those nights when you don’t have a lot of time.

Chicken breasts are marinated in a delicious low sodium homemade fajita seasoning.

These seasoned chicken breasts are then sautéed with bell pepper, onion, and mushrooms until golden brown. This dish is then served over steamed orzo pasta.

29. Low Sodium One-Pot Chili Mac

One-pot recipes are one of the easiest dishes to make. They are usually fast to throw together and can be made in less than 15 minutes.

The recipe for this one-pot chili mac is made by first simmering a ground beef and diced onion mixture until the meat is browned.

Next, a packet of chili seasoning is added. This seasoning includes taco seasoning, chili powder, garlic, cumin, oregano, and onion.

Once this mixture is cooked, it is served over top of a layer of shredded cheese, then topped with shredded lettuce.

30. Low Sodium Mexican Chili

When I’m craving something spicy, this is what I make! This recipe features green chile peppers and tomatoes with a hint of sweetness from the cinnamon.

The spices in this recipe include cinnamon, cumin, cayenne pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes.

A dash of fresh lemon juice and shredded cheese are added to make this chili just a little more festive.

This chili is served over low sodium pasta. It is simple, easy to make, and you won’t have any regrets when it is all gone.

31. Low Calorie & Low Sodium Pork Chops

Want to skip the sodium and calories of a standard pork chop recipe? This recipe has a little bit of everything!

Pork chops are marinated in a mixture of low sodium soy sauce, brown sugar, and orange juice. This is then baked until crispy.

Next, the pork is topped with diced green bell pepper, green onions, and almonds. Lastly, this is served over a bed of broccoli for a healthy dinner option.

32. Low Sodium Beef Stroganoff

If you are craving a hearty meat sauce but can’t stomach too much sodium, this stroganoff recipe is for you. This low sodium stroganoff features ground beef, onions, carrots, bell peppers, and mushrooms.

This recipe is seasoned with lemon pepper and Italian herbs. You would never guess that there is only 78 mg of sodium per serving!

33. Low sodium pancakes

These pancakes are so fluffy and full of flavor that you won’t believe how low in sodium they are.

The secret to the fluffy texture is to whisk egg whites with a fork before folding them into the batter.

Finally, you’ll toss these in a bit of butter for that delicious golden brown color. You can top with strawberries or blueberries for a delicious treat!

34. Low Sodium Homemade Country Biscuits

A perfect side dish or snack! These biscuits are simple to make and delicious to eat.

You will only need to add 4 tablespoons of milk and 1 tablespoon of butter to the dough. This recipe features an easy to follow dough recipe and a buttery, flaky biscuit.

This recipe is perfect for those with an eating disorder! The recipe includes 3 grams of protein per serving and only 150 mg of sodium!

35. Low Sodium Pizza Crust

If you love pizza but want to keep sodium intake low, this recipe is for you! This is a simple low sodium pizza crust that is made with all-natural ingredients including olive oil, flour, and water.

The dough is then rolled out into thin circles and topped with cheese, veggies, and your favorite pizza toppings.

This is an excellent choice for a light dinner or lunch! The crust is baked and ready in just minutes.

36. Low sodium calzones

Calzones are the perfect finger food for parties! This recipe is a very simple one using only pizza dough.

It’s a low sodium one at only 97 mg of sodium per serving! Fresh mozzarella cheese and herbs give this recipe its wonderful flavor.

This recipe can be made with a variety of toppings and your guests will love it! Use your imagination and have fun with this recipe!

37. Low Fat, Low Sodium Baked Potato Chips

Chips and dips are always a crowd pleaser! This recipe is perfect for those of you who love potato chips and dip without the salt.

These baked potato chips feature a delicious dip made from mashed potatoes, olive oil, and spices.

This recipe is great for when you are craving something salty and crave-able. Simply bake these chips up and serve with your favorite dip or salsa!

38. Low sodium apple-maple breakfast sausage

Breakfast sausage is so easy to make at home and this recipe is one of our favorites! If you are looking for something new to try, this is perfect!

This delicious low sodium breakfast sausage is made from lean pork and turkey combined with apples and maple syrup. The flavor is enhanced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.

This recipe can be served as an egg or sausage scramble or over a plate of fluffy buttermilk biscuits.

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39. Low Sodium Blueberry Muffins

These low sodium blueberry muffins are packed with nutritious ingredients and are absolutely delicious!

This recipe starts with whole wheat flour, oatmeal, whole milk, and eggs. It is then mixed with blueberries and lemon zest and baked for a moist, flaky muffin.

The muffins are then topped with a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of cinnamon. They can be served with plain yogurt or whipped cream or even a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

40. Low-Sodium Bacon

Cooking bacon without using any salt is difficult. However, this recipe is simple and works!

Bacon is browned then placed in a covered pot with enough water to cover. The water should cover the bacon by 1/2 inch (1 cm) to 1 inch (2 cm).

The water is brought to a boil. Once it starts to boil, reduce the heat to low and let simmer for 3 minutes. Drain the bacon and place on paper towels to absorb extra liquid.

This will cut back on the sodium by nearly 50%!

41. Low Sodium Chex Mix

This healthy chex mix is packed with fiber and protein for a delicious and healthy snack.

Cheese, crackers, and dried fruit are combined with other ingredients like oatmeal, brown sugar, and peanut butter to create this tasty chex mix.

If you would prefer to make your own, this is a great recipe! You can omit the dried fruit and add raisins, cranberries, and chocolate chips to up the nutritional value.

42. Low Sodium Fried Chicken Tenders

Low sodium chicken tenders are great for parties and game day! This recipe is easy and quick to make.

The chicken is first breaded, then quickly pan fried. After the chicken is cooked through, it is topped with a sweet and spicy low sodium sauce.

The sauce is made from a low sodium tomato-based sauce with chipotle peppers, bell peppers, and cumin.

This dish is also served with tortilla chips and shredded cheese, so feel free to add your favorite toppings.

43. Low Sodium French Onion Dip

This dip is loaded with flavor! Onion, cream cheese, mayo, and green onions are combined in this cheesy, creamy, tangy dip.

The combination of the cream cheese and mayo adds some serious protein and fats to this recipe, making it a great option for those watching their sodium intake.

Final Thoughts

So, as you can see, just because a dish is low in sodium does not mean it has to be bland or unenjoyable. These recipes are all tasty and easy to make.

Each dish has been carefully crafted to ensure that they all come together in a delicious, well-rounded meal.

So, what are you waiting for? Get cooking!

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Low-Sodium Recipes

43 Low-Sodium Recipes

When it comes to eating healthy, reducing your sodium intake is a great way to go. Many people are unaware of the amount of salt they are consuming on a daily basis.
That's why it's important to find low-sodium recipes that still taste amazing! These recipes use fresh, all-natural ingredients and are low in fat and calories. They are perfect for those of you who want to eat healthy without sacrificing flavor.
So next time you're looking for a delicious, healthy meal, try one of these amazing low-sodium recipes!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 350 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Low Sodium Taco Salad
  • Low Sodium Beef Stir Fry 
  • Homemade Low-Sodium Ramen Noodles
  • Low Sodium Mac and Cheese
  • Easy Low Sodium Shrimp Fajitas
  • Low Sodium Meatloaf
  • Low Sodium Buffalo Wings & Ranch Dipping Sauce
  • Low Sodium Baked Chicken Breast
  • Low Sodium Ranch Dressing
  • Low Sodium Asian Style Lettuce Wraps with Chicken
  • Low Sodium Alfredo Sauce
  • Pulled Pork with Low Sodium BBQ Sauce
  • Low Sodium Blueberry Pancakes
  • Low Sodium Grilled Chicken Teriyaki
  • Low sodium crispy baked chicken strips
  • Creamy Low Sodium Mashed Potatoes
  • Low Sodium Broccoli Chicken Casserole
  • Low Sodium Cajun Chicken Pasta Soup
  • Low Sodium Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Low Sodium Spaghetti Sauce
  • Low Sodium Vegetable Lo Mein
  • Low Sodium Spanish Rice and Beans
  • Low Sodium Chili Recipe
  • Homemade Low Sodium Sloppy Joes
  • Low Sodium Stuffing for Thanksgiving
  • Low Sodium Pound Cake
  • Low Sodium Chicken Pasta with Italian Dressing
  • Low Salt Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
  • Low Sodium One-Pot Chili Mac
  • Low Sodium Mexican Chili
  • Low Calorie & Low Sodium Pork Chops
  • Low Sodium Beef Stroganoff
  • Low sodium pancakes
  • Low Sodium Homemade Country Biscuits
  • Low Sodium Pizza Crust
  • Low sodium calzones
  • Low Fat, Low Sodium Baked Potato Chips!
  • Low sodium apple-maple breakfast sausage
  • Low Sodium Blueberry Muffins
  • Low-Sodium Bacon
  • Low Sodium Chex Mix
  • Low Sodium Fried Chicken Tenders
  • Low Sodium French Onion Dip

Instructions
 

  • Pick a recipe that you think is delicious and try it out!
  • Prepare the ingredients in the list.
  • Enjoy your favorite dish without the guilt!
Keyword Low-Sodium Recipes

Author

  • Jenny Hunter

    Jenny is a passionate entrepreneur and home chef who loves helping people. She is the proud owner of HappyMuncher.com, an online platform for those who want to learn about and explore the delicious world of food. Jenny has always been passionate about cooking, and she uses her platform to share her joy of food with others. Her recipes are easy to follow, and she loves giving tips and tricks to help others create their own unique culinary creations. Jenny is a firm believer in the power of food to bring people together, and she is always looking for ways to expand her reach and share her love of cooking with a larger audience. She is an active member of the food blogging community, and she is passionate about helping others discover their own culinary talents.