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Low Carb Thanksgiving Recipes

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Whether you are on a low carbohydrate diet or just want to lower your carb intake there is no reason to go without on Thanksgiving. Here are two fantastic Thanksgiving side dish recipes that are low in carbohydrates, yet exceptionally delicious. Mashed fauxtatoes make a great replacement for mashed potatoes and this low carb version of turkey stuffing can’t be beat.

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Mashed Fauxtatoes
  • 4 ounces heavy cream 
  • 3 T. butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 pieces of bacon
  • 4 cups cooked cauliflower 
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 6 ounces gruyere cheese (or cheese of choice)
Instructions
Mash the cauliflower and then add it to a mixing bowl. Add in the cream, butter, sour cream, and salt and pepper. Use an electric hand mixer or food processor to puree the mixture. Cook the bacon until the bacon is crisp. Crumble the bacon and add it to the cauliflower mixture. Spread the cauliflower into a casserole dish and sprinkle the cheese on top. Bake for 20 minutes in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 20 minutes. Remove once the cheese is brown and melted.
 
 
Low Carb Turkey Stuffing 
 
  • 3/4 pound turkey sausage  
  • 1/4 c. finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 c. chopped red onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups cauliflower, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 c. yellow squash, diced
  • 1/2 c. Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 T. fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  • 3 T. fresh sage leaves, chopped
  • 3 T. fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
Take the sausage out of the casing and crumble it. Add to a skillet and cook over medium heat. Add celery and onion and sauté until the sausage has browned. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and then add the sausage mixture. Also stir in the vegetables, cheese, herbs, garlic, and salt and pepper.  Pour the mixture into a baking dish that is 8inches by 8 inches.  Bake about 30 minutes in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven. Serve immediately.
 
What are you favorite lower carb Thanksgiving side dishes? Leave us a comment and let us know!
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Carla received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family and Consumer science with an emphasis in Child Development. She also holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree, specializing in public librarianship and youth services.