Best of 2017: 50 of Your Favorite Diabetic Recipes


Best of 2017: 50 of Your Favorite Diabetic Recipes

This past year we've been working on creating and sharing Everyday Diabetic Recipes that not only support a healthier lifestyle, but also taste delicious. We love being able to share our favorite recipes with you, and we truly enjoy seeing what your favorite dishes are. So, we rounded up all of the appetizers, meals, side dishes, and desserts you loved the most and put them into a collection! 2017 was an amazing adventure for us. We hope it was for you too. This list is based on the diabetic recipes that YOU viewed and searched for the most this year.

We hope you enjoy the list. We look forward to bringing you fresh, new Everyday Diabetic Recipes in 2018!

Crowd-Pleasing Appetizers and Soups

Our delicious starter recipes are perfect, not only for the holidays, but at any get-together. It's no surprise these were some of your favorite crowd-pleasing appetizer and soup recipes of 2017.

EDR Southern Deviled Eggs

The next time you're invited to a get-together bring along a plate of Southern Deviled Eggs. This deviled egg recipe is a simple one and calls for some of our favorite, classic ingredients, like mayo and sweet pickle relish. It's a recipe any Southern granny would approve of!

Oven-Baked Egg Rolls

Our Oven-Baked Egg Rolls are so good, you'll want to make sure you put "egg roll wrappers" on your next grocery list! They're just as good as the ones you've had from your favorite take-out place, but cooked up in a much lighter way!

EDR Easy Hamburger Soup

Who says the only way to enjoy a hamburger is between buns? We use extra-lean ground beef and fresh veggies to make our low-carb, Easy Hamburger Soup tasty and healthy. What a great change-of-pace soup recipe!

Zesty Cabbage Soup

Cabbage is king in this diabetic recipe for Zesty Cabbage Soup. You're going to love the tasty marriage of flavorful ingredients that are not only filling, but good for you too!

Best Casserole Recipes

Casserole recipes are always popular. These scrumptious meals are a healthier alternative that are packed full of flavor. Most of them don't take much effort to make either. Your votes are in and these are the best casserole recipes of 2017! 

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

If you love the taste of a loaded baked potato, but can't fit it into your diabetic diet, then you're going to love this healthier-for-you recipe for Loaded Cauliflower Casserole. We swapped the potato for cauliflower and kept all the same toppings you love, so you can enjoy your favorite flavors without the guilt!

EDR Creamy Crunchy Chicken Casserole

Our Creamy Crunchy Chicken Casserole hits all the high notes. Plus, it comes together so quickly, you'll have this easy casserole recipe on the table before your gang can ask, "What's for dinner?"

Unstuffed Stuffed Cabbage Casserole

While we love traditional stuffed cabbage, we don't always have time to make it, especially when we're feeding a large gang. That's when our recipe for "Unstuffed" Stuffed Cabbage Casserole comes in handy. This casserole has all the flavors you crave, without all the fuss involved!

Light King Ranch Chicken Casserole

Our Light King Ranch Casserole is a healthier version of your favorite creamy and cheesy Tex-Mex chicken casserole recipe. You won't even need to ring the dinner bell for this one...they'll already be lining up for their serving!

Hot Chicken Salad Casserole

Our Hot Chicken Salad Casserole is a down-home casserole recipe that'll make your insides feel warm and cozy. With lighter ingredients and fresh veggies, this is an easy low carb recipe that's perfect for dinner or for bringing along to the next potluck!

EDR Family Pleasin Caaserole

Some casseroles are just meant to bring the whole family together, and this creamy, low-carb, chicken casserole is one of 'em! Our Family-Pleasing Casserole recipe is full of everything they love, including some of their favorite healthy veggies.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

We've turned a classic chicken dinner into a mouthwatering, low-carb casserole! Our Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole is so creamy and satisfying, it'll please even the pickiest of eaters. And because we think you should always eat your veggies, we made sure to include some broccoli in this comforting chicken casserole.

EDR Southwestern Chicken Casserole

With salsa, chili powder, bell peppers and tortillas, this Southwestern Chicken Casserole is a fiesta on your plate! And a healthy one at that! Don't be surprised if you want to break out the sombreros for this diabetic-friendly dish!

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Macaroni and cheese is one of those dishes we've loved since childhood. Now that we're following a diabetic diet, it's not always easy to enjoy some of our childhood favorites. Luckily, we've found a way around that! Our Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese is a low-carb version that's full of that down-home goodness you love. Give it a try and you'll see what we mean!

EDR Chicken Taco Bake

There's enough of a fiesta in this casserole to excite anyone's taste buds. Our Chicken Taco Bake is a Tex-Mex lovers dream and it's healthier for you too, 'cause it's made with lots of spinach, fresh salsa, and reduced-fat cheese.

Your Favorite Easy Beef Recipes

In today's fast-paced environment it can be hard to spend a lot of time making a delicious dinner. We've got amazing and simple recipes with ground beef that made your mouth water in anticipation! These easy beef recipes were the cream of the crop in 2017. 

EDR Cheeseburger Pie

Oooh - this recipe is so beefy! Our Cheeseburger Pie is an easy recipe with ground beef that's popular with everyone from the young to the young at heart. This low-carb, ground beef casserole features lots of flavor, but not a whole lot of the stuff that isn't good for us. And since it's so easy, it's a good recipe to add to your rotation of weeknight meals!

Beef with Noodles

Make it a point to stock up on those budget-friendly packages of Asian-style ramen noodles, and keep this tasty and easy diabetic friendly recipe for Beef with Noodles in mind. It's an easy one-skillet supper that'll have the whole gang full!


Our Beefy Cabbage Skillet is a hearty dish that comes together in just one skillet! One bite of this comforting and flavorful all-in-one meal will result in smiles all around. (Even non-cabbage lovers will love it!)

Easy Enchilada Casserole

Cook up a family-pleasing Tex-Mex dinner in just 30 minutes with our recipe for Easy Enchilada Casserole. This casserole is full of hearty ground beef and lots of Southwestern ingredients, like corn, bean, and peppers. It's one dinner they're going to ask you to make over and over again!

EDR Diner Style Salisbury Steak

Typically, diner food isn't the best option for a diabetic diet, but with our recipe for lightened-up, Diner-Style Salisbury Steak you can enjoy an old-fashioned favorite without all the guilt! These ground beef patties are smothered in a delicious mushroom and gravy mixture you won't be able to resist!

EDR Two Step Meat Loaf Muffins

Looking for a quick 'n easy way to whip up meat loaf? In this recipe, we use our muffin tin to bake up a perfectly portioned weeknight supper that pairs with any side dish of your choosing. It's a simple way to manage your portion sizes!

EDR Beefy Stuffed Zucchini

If you're new to eating stuffed zucchini then you're in for a real surprise! This stuffed zucchini recipe is healthy, hearty, and full of Italian flavor. Perfect for a low-carb diet, our Beefy Stuffed Zucchini will soon become one of your favorites!

EDR Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

Philly cheesesteak sandwiches are a popular American favorite, but they're not the healthiest option for those of us who are watching our carbs and fat intake. Luckily, we've stuffed all the goodness of a Philly cheesesteak into fresh peppers to come up with this diabetic-friendly recipe for Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers. 

Easy Chicken Recipes You Loved

Quick and easy chicken dishes are a staple in almost every home. Chicken is such a versatile meat that can be dressed up in so many ways. These finger-licking good flavors were the easy chicken recipes you loved in 2017.

Alice Springs Chicken

This restaurant-fancy chicken recipe is one you'll want to use when you really want to impress company! We think the layer of mushrooms and flavorful sauce really add an extra-special flair to our Alice Springs Chicken. The best part? You can whip this up in just 30 minutes!

EDR Chicken Osamara

This recipe comes to us from Ward Alper, better known as THE Decadent Diabetic, who says, "This recipe is a big hit among my fans. It is very easy to make, and the ingredients are readily available, but used in a new way. It gives us more choices for expanding our diabetes diet." Just one bite and you'll know why this is one of our most-popular dinner recipes!

Parmesan Chicken Bake

Our flavorful and juicy Parmesan Chicken Bake starts with boneless, skinless chicken breasts that we coat with a light breading and Parmesan cheese. This no-fuss main dish is restaurant-worthy and fit for a diabetes diet, to boot!

EDR Crispy Oven Fried Chicken

Our baked version of this Crispy Oven Fried Chicken is a diabetic-friendly way to eat this Southern classic. Serve it with a low-carb deli salad and you've got a delicious dinner!

Crispy Golden Chicken

Wow! Who would guess that it would be such a cinch to cook a healthy version of fried chicken? Well, we figured it out and our diabetes-friendly recipe for Crispy Golden Chicken is proof that it can be done!

EDR Spotlight Chicken

Just because you are cooking low-carb chicken recipes doesn't mean they have to be low in flavor! Our Stoplight Chicken is not only delicious, but eye-catching, too, and you can have it on your table in just minutes!

Our Best Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow cooker meal ideas are always so much fun! Not to mention that slow cookers do most of the work, leaving you free to do other things. Finding new recipes to mix together can make you feel a bit adventurous. Here are our best slow cooker recipes of 2017!

Cabbage Roll Soup

You're going to want to pick the coziest spot in the house to enjoy this Cabbage Roll Soup. That's 'cause this beefy and low-fat cabbage soup delivers so much comfort and heartiness, it deserves to be eaten in a comfy-cozy setting.

EDR Slow Cooker Pork Chops

Our recipe for Slow Cooker Pork Chops is great for those days when you're craving barbecue tastes, but don't want to fuss with a grill. Bright red bell peppers, fresh mushrooms, and onion add even more flavor to this super simple, diabetic-friendly, pork chop recipe.

EDR Captains Chicken

When you're serving dinner to someone as important as a Captain, you know you've got to pull out all the stops, which is why we came up with this recipe for Captain's Chicken. Now, you don't really have to serve it to a Captain, but we think this chicken dinner recipe is perfect for impressing company, too!

EDR Slow Cooker Sunday Roast

Sunday dinner just got tastier with our mouthwatering recipe for Slow Cooker Sunday Roast. The ease and convenience of a slow cooker will turn an economic boneless beef chuck roast into a tender main dish meal that fits your healthy eating goals. This is definitely a chuck roast recipe that you'll be turning to every Sunday - say goodbye to that oven!

Best Side Dishes and Salads

When it comes to side dishes, it can be hard to mix it up and maintain that healthier lifestyle, especially without sacrificing the flavor. Our best side dishes and salads didn't seem to have any problem making it to the table. They wowed the crowd in 2017!

EDR Cauliflower Salad

They won't believe that this amazingly delicious deli salad is actually made with cauliflower! In fact, this Cauliflower Salad sort of tastes like a faux, loaded potato salad. Make this anytime you've got a group of folks to impress!

My Favorite Spaghetti Squash

One bite of this veggie side dish and everyone at the table will be saying "This is My Favorite Spaghetti Squash!" We've made this low-carb dish a little cheesy, a little creamy, and a lot flavorful, so that everyone at the table will enjoy!

Simple Macaroni Salad

Here's a healthy macaroni salad recipe that's worthy of making it to every potluck you've got planned this year. It's simple, it's tasty, and it's ready to impress. What's even more fun is listening to people rave about it without 'em ever knowing that our Simple Macaroni Salad is a diabetic recipe!

Fluffy Cabbage Casserole

Our Fluffy Cabbage Casserole has a creamy, eggy, and well...fluffy texture to it that's just perfect for any time of the day. From breakfast to dinner, this healthy casserole recipe pairs well with any meal!

EDR Cloud Bread

The next time you make a sandwich, a hamburger, or any other meal that involves slices of bread, try it on Cloud Bread. Cloud Bread is a totally gluten-free, low-carb, low-calorie, and low-fat bread alternative. It's a healthier choice that looks like a fluffy cloud and tastes so good! Cloud Bread pizza, anyone?

Cake Pan Layered Salad

Grab your favorite 9x13 cake pan, and let's get to making a salad! Our Cake Pan Layered Salad is just like those layered salads you see in the fancy-looking glass bowls, but is even easier to make and take! And don't worry, we didn't skimp on any of the yummy ingredients - there's still lots of fresh veggies, cheese, and even some bacon!

Must-Have List of Desserts

These great dessert ideas are a perfect way to end any meal. Not to mention the fact that they'd be a hit at the next potluck. From chocolate to berry, must-have list of desserts was the best of 2017!

Heavenly Chocolate Cake

Take your taste buds on a heavenly ride with our recipe for Heavenly Chocolate Cake. Your gang will love the tasty combination of chocolate cake with a surprising creamy layer at the bottom. Don't be surprised if they ask you to make this diabetic-friendly chocolate cake at all your get-togethers!

EDR 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Sometimes the craving for peanut butter takes hold and doesn't let go until it's satisfied. In times like that, you need a quick and healthful solution. Say hello to our 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies. One of our fans says, "These are delicious! When you have a taste for peanut butter, these will hit the spot!"

EDR Secret Devilish Chocolate Cake

What's the secret ingredient in this lighter devilishly good chocolate cake? None other than some diet cola! Such a simple idea, but so good! Bake up our Secret Devilish Chocolate Cake and enjoy this diabetes cake recipe anytime you want!

Flourless Applesauce Cake

We ditched the flour to bring you this Flourless Applesauce Cake recipe that's a healthier choice for anyone following a diabetic diet. Not only is this cake better for you nutrition-wise, but the applesauce makes it super moist and the spices make it extra-flavorful. It's a winner all around!

EDR Better Than Anything Cake

Sure, you've probably had a good cake, and maybe even a great cake, but have you ever had a Better-Than-Anything Cake? This make-ahead poke cake is moist, creamy, crunchy, chocolatey, and most importantly, diabetic-friendly!

EDR Crustless Apple Pie

With all the old-fashioned taste of traditional homemade apple pie, our Crustless Apple Pie is one you'll make all year long. Made with fresh apples and the perfect blend of spices; one whiff of this pie will have you running towards the kitchen!

EDR Chocolate Chip Cloud Cookies

You'll feel like you've been transported to heaven when you bite into these pillowy-soft Chocolate Chip Cloud Cookies. Who knew that a low-carb cookie recipe could taste so light and airy?

Easiest Pineapple Cake

Not only is this the Easiest Pineapple Cake ever, but it's also one of the tastiest! This low-carb, moist pineapple cake is made with convenient shortcut ingredients and whips up in no time. It's perfect for a potluck 'cause it can be made hours ahead!

EDR Crustless Lemon Cream Pie

This isn't your ordinary fruit pie. No way! With the taste of tried-and-true lemon meringue pie, this Crustless Lemon Cream Pie is much simpler to make, and sure to work every time. That's why it's one of our favorite easy low-carb dessert recipes!

EDR Pineapple Fluff

This 3-ingredient Pineapple Fluff tastes like you fussed but it's such a cinch to make. Yes, it's a lighter pudding dessert that anyone following a healthy diet can dig into without a care. Bring it to your next potluck or whip it up for your next big get-together!

Thank you for being a part of the Mr. Food Test Kitchen family in 2017!

We hope you all will join us in 2018 as we bring you even more Everyday Diabetic Recipes!

Don't forget to start 2018, and your day, off right with some Healthier Breakfast Recipes


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