15 Tasty Low-Carb Thanksgiving Sides
Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate, but all those carb-laden traditional side dishes can really add up. If you are hoping to keep your low-carb diet during the holidays here are some tasty sides that are full of flavor but light on carbs.
Garlic Mashed Cauliflower
Mashed potatoes are delicious but this creamy mashed cauliflower is a great alternative and has less than 9 grams of carbohydrate per serving.
Parmesan Roasted Acorn Squash
Instead of sweet potatoes, try some roasted acorn squash, which is just as tasty but contains a lot fewer carbs.
Parsnip and Carrot Puree
Dive into a bowl of this golden, buttery veggie puree. It's low in carbs but sweet and addictive.
Quick Brussels and Bacon
Skillet-cooked Brussels sprouts and bacon are so delicious that you won't miss out on those dinner rolls.
Cauliflower Au Gratin
Instead of mac and cheese, reach for some cheesy cauliflower.
Green Bean Bundles II
Traditional green bean casserole contains a lot of carbs with those fried onions and processed soup. Take a lighter approach with these salty and sweet green bean bundles.
Grama's Peppery Parsnips
Caramelized parsnips will satisfy your sweet tooth, so you won't be tempted by sweet potato pie.
Broccoli Rabe with Roasted Peppers
With just 4.5 grams of carbs per serving, this colorful dish is tasty and guilt-free.
Cheesy Creamed Spinach
This indulgent and creamy side dish is divine and naturally low in carbohydrates.
Asparagus with Cranberries and Pine Nuts
Asparagus spears get festive with some toasted pine nuts and dried cranberries. Just use dried cranberries sparingly, as they're usually high in sugar and carbs.
Awesome Broccoli-Cheese Casserole
"My mom used to make this easy recipe every Thanksgiving when I was little. We kids could never get enough! It was our very favorite Thanksgiving vegetable," Stacy M. Polycn says.
Patty's Mashed Turnips
"The smell of hot buttery turnips always reminds me of the holiday season when my grandmother prepared this dish for the family," Patty Spencer says.
Spinach with Pecans
Low carb meets low effort in this simple, healthy side.
Herbed Cauliflower Rice
"The herbs add a fresh zip to this cauliflower rice, making for a tasty side dish as is or topped with your favorite gravy or sauce. The secret to a fluffy and light texture is to dry the 'rice' on the stovetop before serving." — Spexgirl
Brussels Sprouts Bake
Bread crumbs (in moderation) add a nice crunch to creamy, cheddary Brussels sprouts.