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Low Carb Thanksgiving Holiday Table


Written by Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc. on November 18, 2022.

Scientifically reviewed by

Jonathan Clinthorne, PhD  Human Nutrition


November 18, 2022

Low Carb Thanksgiving Holiday Table

Low carb and keto Thanksgiving recipes and 8 tips for a low carb Thanksgiving.

Turn your Thanksgiving holiday table into a delicious low carb masterpiece with these fresh, new low carb takes on traditional Thanksgiving recipes.

New Low Carb and Keto Thanksgiving Side Dishes

These low carb and keto side dishes, which focus on vibrant vegetables and fresh flavors, are the perfect opening acts for the turkey main event.

Savory Green Beans and Scallions

Skip the green bean casserole or green beans almondine for green beans that are blanched, so they remain crisp and bright green. They are then tossed in a creamy mixture of almond milk and heavy cream and fresh scallions and shallots.

Roasted Bell Peppers with Walnut-Parsley Relish

Roasted orange bell peppers bring vibrant color to your Thanksgiving holiday table. Once they come out of the oven, they are drizzled with a walnut-parsley relish.

Jalapeno Popper Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

This low carb version of mac and cheese swaps macaroni for cauliflower and jalapenos give it a spicy kick. Diced bacon adds crunch, and it’s all enveloped in cheddar and cream cheese and topped with parmesan and almond flour that browns to crisp while baking. It’s garnished with more bacon and sliced jalapenos.

Low Carb Cheddar-Garlic Drop Biscuits

Every Thanksgiving holiday table needs warm biscuits slathered with butter, and these savory cheddar-garlic biscuits only have 2.5 grams of Net Carbs.

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Parmesan

Brussels sprouts are the star of this tasty side dish, while bacon adds crunch and Parmesan cheese and heavy cream bring decadent creamy richness.

All the Rest: Turkey, Gravy, Stuffing and More (Low Carb and Keto) Thanksgiving Favorites

You can start with easy finger foods for everyone to graze on while waiting for the turkey to roast to perfection. Deviled eggs or a charcuterie board featuring sliced cheese and salami, almonds and olives are delicious small bites.

Low Carb and Keto Traditional Thanksgiving Recipes

This is your go-to recipe checklist for all the Thanksgiving dishes that can complete your Thanksgiving holiday table.

8 Tips for Having a Low Carb Thanksgiving

These are my strategies for making the most of Thanksgiving while sticking to my low carb lifestyle.



Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc.

Vice President of Nutrition & Education

Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc. is a former Director of Nutrition at The Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine in New York City. With 20+ years of experience as a nutrition expert, the NY Times best-selling author is the current Vice President of Nutrition & Education at Simply Good Foods Company.

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