5 Low Carb Sides For Thanksgiving

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Serve these side dishes alongside your Turkey for a delicious, healthy, low carb Thanksgiving feast!

Mashed Cauliflower

Recipe shared from ditchthecarbs.com

Ingredients – 5 Servings

  • 1 cauliflower cut into florets
  • Butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • Flavoring Options: Cream, Garlic, Bacon, Cheese, Mustard or Chives


  1. Cook the cauliflower in boiling water until soft. Remove from the heat and drain well.
  2. Let all the steam escape, otherwise, you will get soggy mash.
  3. Add butter, garlic, or any other optional flavors to taste and puree with a stick blender with the blade attachment until smooth.
  4. If using bacon and cheese, stir through after the mashed cauliflower is smooth, rather than blend with the stick blender.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutritional Info Per Serving

  • Calories 14
  • Fat 0.25g
  • Carbohydrates 2.5g
  • Dietary Fiber 1.5g
  • Sugars 1.2g
  • Protein 1g


Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Recipe shared from dinneratthezoo.com 

Ingredients – 4 Servings

  • 1 lb thick asparagus stalks trimmed
  • 4 slices bacon do not use thick cut
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Divide the asparagus stalks into 4 bundles. Tightly wrap one slice of bacon around each bundle.
  3. In a small bowl mix together the butter, garlic powder, brown sugar, and pepper.
  4. Arrange the asparagus bundles on a baking sheet and drizzle the butter mixture over the top.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until bacon is crispy. Serve, sprinkled with parsley if desired.

Nutritional Info Per Serving

  • Calories 169
  • Fat 14g
  • Carbohydrates 5g
  • Dietary Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 3g
  • Protein 5g


Creamy Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts & Bacon

Recipe shared from cafedelites.com 

Ingredients – 16 Servings

  • 10 ounces (300 g) bacon, cut into strips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 pounds (1 kg) Brussel sprouts, washed, (trim bottoms and cut sprouts in half)
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 5 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups (400 ml) light or heavy cream, (thickened cream)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water (cornstarch slurry — optional)
  • 1/3 cup fresh shredded or grated mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup fresh shredded or grated parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F | 190°C.
  2. Fry the bacon in a large oven-safe skillet over medium heat until crispy. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a paper towel lined plate to soak up some of the oil. Set aside.
  3. Drain most of the bacon fat from the pan, leaving about 1-2 tablespoons for added flavor (adjust this amount to your liking).
  4. In the same pan, melt the butter, then add the Brussels sprouts and season with salt and pepper. Scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan, and cook while stirring occasionally, for about 6 minutes. The edges should start crisping and slightly charring.
  5. Add in the garlic and stir it through the sprouts for a minute, until fragrant. Pour in the cream, reduce heat down to low and allow them to simmer until tender (another 3-4 minutes).
  6. If the cream is too thin for your liking, add in the cornstarch slurry, stirring it through immediately, until combined.
  7. Add the bacon in and give everything a good mix to combine all of the flavors together. Top the sprouts with the mozzarella and parmesan cheeses.
  8. Bake until cheese is bubbly and sprouts are done to your liking (about 15 minutes). 
  9. Season with a little extra pepper, if desired, before serving. You can also sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley, thyme or rosemary.

Nutritional Info Per Serving

  • Calories 156
  • Fat 6g
  • Carbohydrates 4g
  • Dietary Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 5.5g


Low Carb Cornbread

Recipe shared from ketoconnect.net

Ingredients – 12 Servings

  • 2 cups Almond Flour
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Flour
  • 3 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Pink Salt
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 25 drops liquid stevia
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ⅔ can baby corn, roughly chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a 9-inch casserole dish.
  2. In a medium bowl combine the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk together and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine the eggs, melted butter, sour cream and liquid stevia. Whisk until full incorporated.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet in two batches as you combine.
  5. Fold in the cheddar cheese and chopped up baby corn. Transfer to a casserole dish and bake for 37-40 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool for 15 minutes and slice into 12 pieces.

Nutritional Info Per Serving

  • Calories 204
  • Fat 22.7g
  • Carbohydrates 6g
  • Dietary Fiber 3g
  • Protein 8.4g


Oven Fried Garlic Parmesan Green Beans

Recipe shared from Sugarfreemom.com 


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 12 ounces fresh green beans
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl whisk the oil, garlic, egg, and salt together.
  3. Toss in the green beans and coat well.
  4. Sprinkle in Parmesan on the green beans and toss gently.
  5. Place evenly on a greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden.
  7. To crisp, heat for a minute or two under the broiler.

Nutritional Info Per Serving (3g)

  • Calories 120
  • Fat 9.9g
  • Carbohydrates 4.3g
  • Dietary Fiber 1.5g
  • Sugars 2.5g
  • Protein 4.8g
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