24 Low Carb Thanksgiving Recipes – Old and New Favorites, Hold The Carbs

The holidays can be challenging when you are adhering to a special diet. Thanksgiving is not typically a low carb holiday, right? With the mashed potatoes, stuffing, rolls, and pie? Yeah, not too low carb friendly. However, there are ways to modify all of your Thanksgiving favorites and make them low carb. I’ve gathered a bunch of mouthwatering low carb thanksgiving recipes, from appetizers and salads, to turkey and pan gravy, to stuffing (yes, it’s true!) and rolls, to dessert. So, don’t let your low carb dietary needs keep you from enjoying a bounteous Thanksgiving feast. These low carb Thanksgiving recipes are sure to satisfy and become your go-to favorites, perfect for your Thanksgiving table.

  • 24 Low Carb Thanksgiving Recipes 1 of 25
    24 low carb thanksgiving recipes

    Get prepared for delicious low carb Thanksgiving recipes  - fresh takes on old favorites, plus new ideas that are sure to become your new family favorites. Read on for appetizers, soup, turkey and gravy, mashed "potatoes," tantalizing side dishes, rolls and biscuits, desserts, and drinks!

  • Mini Brie and Bacon Tartlets 2 of 25
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    Almond flour creates the low-carb base for these tartlets. The brie and bacon filling makes these a savory little treat.
    Get the recipe for Mini Brie and Bacon Tartlets on All Day I Dream About Food.

  • Brussels Sprouts Chips 3 of 25
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    Chances are you've either eaten or at least heard about kale chips. Brussels sprout chips are the natural evolution. After dinner is over and you're hanging out in front of the game, munch on a bowl of these.
    Get the recipe for Brussels Sprouts Chips. Recipe and photo by Vijay Nathan of Noshon.It for All Day I Dream About Food.

  • Green Olive Deviled Eggs 4 of 25
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    Deviled eggs are always a welcome appetizer at our Thanksgiving dinner. The filling has diced green olives with pimentos as well as a slice on top. Big flavor, low carbs.
    Get the recipe for Green Olive Deviled Eggs on Kalyn's Kitchen.

  • Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms 5 of 25
    Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

    Savory stuffed mushrooms are a favorite appetizer to many. Be sure to check out the recipe plus a great tip for keeping the mushrooms from losing their stuffing as they bake.
    Get the recipe for Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms on Peace, Love and Low-Carb.

  • Pomegranate Cheese Cucumber Bites 6 of 25
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    Easy as can be, these tasty low-carb apps are no-cook and no-fuss.
    Get the recipe for Pomegranate Cheese Cucumber Bites on Sugar Free Mom.

  • Low Carb Raisin Rosemary Crisps 7 of 25
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    Eating a low-carb diet can mean it's hard to find things to spread cheese on. (A valid problem, no?) These crackers take care of that wee problem and instead of looking for crackers, you'll be looking for more cheese.
    Get the recipe for Low Carb Raisin Rosemary Crackers on All Day I Dream About Food.

  • Mushroom Bisque 8 of 25
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    This creamy mushroom soup is heavy on flavor and low on carbs. It would be a great first course for your Thanksgiving dinner.
    Get the recipe for Mushroom Bisque on Sugar Free Chic.

  • Spinach Salad with Bacon and Feta 9 of 25
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    This spinach salad is full of flavor. The saltiness and richness of the cheese and bacon is cut by a balsamic vinaigrette.
    Get the recipe for Spinach Salad with Bacon and Feta on Kalyn's Kitchen.

  • Low Carb Turkey and Pan Gravy 10 of 25
    low carb turkey and pan gravy recipe

    Turkey is low carb, but gravy typically is not. This gravy doesn't rely on flour or starch to thicken it. It's full of flavor and perfect for drizzling on top of your favorite sides.
    Get the recipe for Roasted Turkey and Pan Gravy from Living Low Carb.

  • Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce 11 of 25
    sugar free cranberry sauce

    Erythritol and stevia extract give those tart cranberries a hit of sugar-free sweetness.
    Get the recipe for Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce from All Day I Dream About Food

  • Grain-Free Low-Carb Stuffing 12 of 25
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    Where do I start with this stuffing? It is absolutely amazing! Bread cubes are replaced with roasted parsnips in addition to diced carrots and onions. The roasted veggies are mixed with sauteed mushrooms to create a satisfying, flavorful Thanksgiving stuffing.
    Get the recipe for Grain-Free Low-Carb Stuffing on Detoxinista.

  • Mashed Cauliflower 13 of 25
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    Mashed cauliflower is the perfect low-carb replacement for mashed potatoes. This dish gets another flavor boost from roasted garlic and fresh herbs.
    Get the recipe for Mashed Cauliflower on Detoxinista.

  • Low-Carb Green Bean Casserole 14 of 25
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    Leaving out the canned mushroom soup in favor of a homemade mushroom cream sauce turns this Thanksgiving favorite into a low-carb option everyone can enjoy.
    Get the recipe for Low-Carb Green Bean Casserole on Sugar Free Chic.

  • Butternut Squash Cauliflower Casserole 15 of 25
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    Typically starchy squash, a fall favorite to many, has too many carbs. When it's combined with a low-carb veggie, like cauliflower, it can still be enjoyed.
    Get the recipe for Butternut Squash Cauliflower Casserole on A Sweet Life, recipe and photo by Carolyn Ketchum of All Day I Dream About Food.

  • Roasted Asparagus Wrapped with Ham 16 of 25
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    Smoky, thin sliced ham pairs well with roasted asparagus. This would be a great low-carb side dish or appetizer.
    Get the recipe for Roasted Asparagus Wrapped with Ham from Kalyn's Kitchen.

  • Cream of Spinach 17 of 25
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    It can be hard to pass on the candied yams and carb-laden mashed potatoes. Instead bake up a pan of cheesy creamed spinach and serve it alongside roasted turkey.
    Get the recipe for Cream of Spinach from Sugar Free Chic.

  • Low Carb Cheddar Herb Drop Biscuits 18 of 25
    low carb cheddar herb biscuits

    These biscuits are made with coconut flour, making them low carb. Cheddar and herbs add delicious flavor.
    Get the recipe for Low Carb Cheddar Herb Drop Biscuits from Sugar Free Mom.

  • Low Carb Rolls 19 of 25
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    I'm very interested in these four ingredient low carb rolls. They get their lift from beaten egg whites. Definitely something to try out!
    Get the recipe for Low Carb Rolls from Babblings and More.

  • Rosmary Olive Oil Quick Bread 20 of 25
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    This low-carb quick bread is great on its own or turned into stuffing. Rosemary and olive oil give it great flavor.
    Get the recipe for Rosemary Olive Oil Quick Bread on All Day I Dream About Food

  • Pumpkin Spice Cake with Brown Butter Frosting 21 of 25
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    Pumpkin helps keep this spice cake moist. And well, anything with brown butter frosting means it's sure to be a dessert home run.
    Get the recipe for Pumpkin Spice Cake with Brown Butter Frosting on A Sweet Life. Recipe and photo courtesy of Carolyn Ketchum of All Day I Dream About Food.

  • Lightened Up Pumpkin Cheesecake 22 of 25
    lightened up pumpkin cheesecake

    This cheesecake has a tad more carbs due to the gluten-free crust, but with no added sugar, and filling made with low-fat cream cheese, it's a decadent dessert that won't leave you feeling the least bit guilty.
    Get the recipe for Lightened Up Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake on Sugar Free Mom.

  • Healthy Pumpkin Pie Custard 23 of 25
    pumpkin pie custard

    Yes, you read that right! It's healthy. No need for crust here either. The filling is creamy, silky, and sweetened with stevia. All you need is a spoon!
    Get the recipe for Healthy Pumpkin Pie Custard on Sugar Free Mom.

  • Pumpkin Pie Martini 24 of 25
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    Imagine all of the flavors of pumpkin pie in a martini glass and that's what you've got with this cocktail. The rim is dipped in finely chopped pecans for an extra festive Thanksgiving touch.
    Get the recipe for Pumpkin Pie Martini on All Day I Dream About Food.

  • Cranberry Ginger Mulled Wine 25 of 25
    cranberry ginger mulled wine

    Cranberry ginger mulled wine is just the thing to sip before dinner, with dinner, after dinner, with dessert, after dessert. Anytime really. 
    Get the recipe for Cranberry Ginger Mulled Wine from All Day I Dream About Food.

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