30 Delicious Low Carb Thanksgiving Recipes

I’ve collected 30 of the best low carb, gluten-free Thanksgiving recipes to help you stay healthy this holiday season.

30 Great Low Carb Recipes for Thanksgiving

I know that the holidays can be intimidating on a low carb diet, especially if you are new to it.  You are surrounded by tempting high carb foods and it’s so easy to give in, especially when friends and family are encouraging you to eat, eat, mangia, mangia.  And it’s a holiday, a special day, so you think to yourself: Why not? It’s a special day, I deserve just a little bit. But one bite leads to another and next thing you know, you’ve eaten 3 pies and a whole plate of stuffing and mashed potatoes smothered in flour-y gravy.

Then you spend the next few days beating yourself up and wondering if you can get back on track after such a binge. But this slightly-exaggerated scenario doesn’t have to be a reality. The truth is that there are many wonderful low carb options for Thanksgiving and other holidays that can keep you from giving  into temptation without feeling deprived. You can eat to your heart’s content and even indulge in a few of your favourites, all while sticking to your low carb, gluten-free diet.  It is possible, trust me.  Because I have spent the past few years perfecting the art of the low carb holiday dinner.  Many other great bloggers have as well.  So I have collected the best low carb Thanksgiving recipes here for you to plan your holiday menu.

Complete Guide to Cooking a Turkey

Complete Guide to Cooking a Turkey

Turkey, etc.

Complete Guide to Cooking a Turkey from NoshOn.It

Low Carb Thanksgiving Turkey with Pan Gravy from Living Low Carb One Day at a Time

Easy Roasted Turkey with Sage Butter from I Breathe, I’m Hungry

Lemon-Herb Turkey Breast from I Heart Eating

And if you’re sick of turkey, there’s always pork!

Cranberry Spinach Stuffed Pork Loin from DJ Foodie

 

Brandied Cranberries

Brandied Cranberries

Cranberries:

Chipotle Lime Cranberry Sauce from All Day I Dream About Food

Brandied Cranberries from Carb Wars (pictured above)

Spiced Cranberry Sauce from Ginny’s Low Carb Kitchen

low carb bread and stuffing recipes

Cranberry “Cornbread” Muffins, Spicy Sausage & Cheddar Stuffing, Cornbread Stuffing

Breads & Stuffings:

Cheesy Skillet Bread from All Day I Dream About Food

Spicy Sausage and Cheddar Stuffing from All Day I Dream About Food (pictured above)

Cranberry Cornbread Muffins from Healthy Living How To (pictured above)

Low Carb, Gluten-Free Turkey Stuffing from I Breathe, I’m Hungry

Cornbread Stuffing from Maria Mind Body Health (pictured above)

 

Low Carb Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Butternut & Cauliflower Casserole, Pumpkin Chipotle Soup, Chive and Horseradish Cauli Mash, Green Beans with Bacon and Mushrooms

Vegetables:

Butternut Squash & Cauliflower Casserole from All Day I Dream About Food (pictured above)

Browned Butter Squash from Ginny’s Low Carb Kitchen

Garlic Green Beans from Living Low Carb One Day at a Time (pictured above)

Pumpkin Chipotle Soup from I Breathe, I’m Hungry (pictured above)

Green Beans with Creamy Mushroom Sauce from A Sweet Life

Broccoli Gratin with Swiss Cheese from Kalyn’s Kitchen

Shredded and Roasted Brussels Sprouts from Kalyn’s Kitchen

Sour Cream and Cheddar Mashed Cauliflower from All Day I Dream About Food

Fresh Green Beans with Bacon and Mushrooms from Cookin’ Canuck

Chive and Horseradish Cauliflower Mash from Peace, Love and Low Carb (pictured above)

Low Carb Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Pumpkin Flan, Pumpkin Spice Cake with Brown Butter Frostiing, Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars, Cranberry Cheesecake

Pumpkin/Dessert:

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Browned Butter Frosting from All Day I Dream About Food (pictured above)

Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie from Carb Wars

Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars from All Day I Dream About Food (pictured above)

Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake from Splendid Low Carbing

Magical Pumpkin Crumble Bars from Beauty and the Foodie

Pumpkin Caramel Flan from All Day I Dream About Food (pictured above)

Cranberry Cheesecake from Roxana’s Home Baking (pictured above)

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Comments

  1. Great round-up, and thanks for including me! I need to check out some of those desserts.

  2. THANK you! I’ve been hoping for just such a post!

  3. Everything looks great….and now I’m hungry (er)! Thanks for including me in your roundup!!!!

  4. I have been searching for just such a post! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  5. Great round up Carolyn – Thanksgiving can seemingly be so challenging for the low-carb diet, so thanks for posting this!

  6. Thank you so much! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  7. First – I love your site!
    You make the transition to eating right so much easier.
    I wanted to share my new idea for the original green bean casserole.
    My daughter and I really like creamy sauces and I recently learned to blend up tofu to start off many recipes. Ranch dressing works great with tofu.
    Anyway, I had made a cream of mushroom soup with tofu and with leftovers I added green beans and delivered almonds. Baked it up and oh my, I’ll never eat the original recipe again.

  8. All the low carb food looks so amazing! Thank you so much for including me in your fabulous roundup!!! Sharing and pinning :)

  9. Hi Carolyn,
    I just linked up with you on this post–you are such a fantastic resource for GF diabetics, thank you for all that you do. It was fun to hang out with you in Seattle!
    Karen

  10. Thank you, Carolyn, for featuring one of my recipes. :)

  11. Thank you for doing such a post! I need to take a notebook and start writing these recipe down. They are low carb but still look so yummy.

  12. fabulous list! Just tweeted it

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