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25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads

Thanksgiving is three weeks away! And tomorrow I’m having an extra-busy day, so I’m giving you Low-Carb Recipe  Love a little early this week, and I’m sharing my updated collection of 25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads. Check out Recipe Round-Ups to see more low-carb round-ups like this one!

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25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads

I know how hard it is to stick with a low-carb eating plan during the holidays, and one thing that helps is to be sure every menu has some healthy options! So to help you get started with that I’m sharing this updated round-up of 25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads. These are perfect for anyone who needs the lowest-carb Thanksgiving menu, whatever the reason!

Every recipe here is a favorite I’ve enjoyed many times, so I know you won’t feel deprived with any of these on your holiday table.  I’m updating this post with better photos for some of these favorites plus adding a few new options for 2017, and I hope you’ll find a low-carb dish here you’ll really enjoy on Thanksgiving! And if you’re a long time reader who’s enjoyed some of these favorites through the years, I’d love to hear in the comments about which ones you might be making for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!


25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads

And I know planning the Thanksgiving menu goes on for a few weeks while you’re narrowing it down, so for Low-Carb Recipe Love next week I’ll give more options for low-carb side dishes, with recipes from some of my favorite low-carb bloggers. And then sometime before Thanksgiving gets here I’ll also be updating My Top Ten Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes. Those favorites are healthier choices than traditional Thanksgiving fare, but not all my Thanksgiving favorites are as strictly low in carbs as the ones I’m sharing today.

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads from KalynsKitchen.com

Roasted Green Beans with Mushrooms, Balsamic, and Parmesan

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads from KalynsKitchen.com

Roasted Asparagus with Soy-Sesame Glaze

25 Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads from KalynsKitchen.com

Onion Gratin with Rosemary and Thyme

25 Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads from KalynsKitchen.com

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads found on KalynsKitchen.com

Broccoli Gratin with Swiss and Parmesan

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads from KalynsKitchen.com

Low-Carb Twice-Baked Cauliflower

Thanksgiving Spinach Salad with Dried Cranberries, Almonds, and Goat Cheese
(Omit dried cranberries for the lowest carb version of this.)

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads found on KalynsKitchen.com

Quick Roasted Broccoli with Soy Sauce and Sesame Seeds

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads found on KalynsKitchen.com

Easy Brussels Sprouts Gratin with Swiss and Parmesan

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads found on KalynsKitchen.com

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bacon, Almonds, and Parmesan
(You can add a few dried cranberries if you don’t mind the extra carbs.)

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads found on KalynsKitchen.com

Ham and Dill Pickle Appetizer Bites

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads found on KalynsKitchen.com

Shredded and Roasted Brussels Sprouts 
with Toasted Almonds and Parmesan

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads found on KalynsKitchen.com

Easy Shrimp Cocktail with Creamy Sriracha Cocktail Sauce

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads found on KalynsKitchen.com

Kalyn’s Favorite Baby Arugula Salad with Lemon, Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads found on KalynsKitchen.com

Pureed Cauliflower with Garlic, Parmesan, and Goat Cheese

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads found on KalynsKitchen.com

Cauliflower Gratin with Sharp Cheddar and Parmesan

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads found on KalynsKitchen.com

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Avocado and Pecans

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads found on KalynsKitchen.com

Spinach Salad with Bacon and Feta

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads found on KalynsKitchen.com

Roasted Asparagus Wrapped in Ham

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads found on KalynsKitchen.com

Garlic-Roasted Green Beans with Shallots and Almonds

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads found on KalynsKitchen.com

Barely-Blanched Broccoli Salad with Feta and Fried Almonds

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads found on KalynsKitchen.com

Lemony Green Beans with Lemon Juice and Lemon Zest

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads found on KalynsKitchen.com

Barely-Cooked Asparagus with Lemon-Mustard Vinaigrette

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads found on KalynsKitchen.com

Spaghetti Squash and Chard Gratin

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads found on KalynsKitchen.com

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Gorgonzola

More Low-Carb Thanksgiving Love:
How to Cook a Turkey Breast in the CrockPot ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
How to Make Turkey Stock ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Low-Carb Broccoli Recipes for a Thanksgiving Side Dish ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Low-Carb Brussels Sprouts for A Thanksgiving Side Dish ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
A Keto Thanksgiving Feast ~ The Nourished Caveman
30 Best Low-Carb Thanksgiving Recipes ~ All Day I Dream About Food
25 Low-Carb Thanksgiving Ideas ~ Tasteaholics
The Best Sugar-Free Low-Carb Thanksgiving Recipes ~ Sugar Free Mom
Top 20 Low-Carb Thanksgiving Recipes ~ Ditch the Carbs
Your Low Carb Thanksgiving Table ~ Peace Love and Low Carb
Low-Carb and Keto Holiday Menu ~ Healthful Pursuit
23 Low-Carb But Totally Satisfying Holiday Side Dishes ~ Parade magazine

25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads found on KalynsKitchen.com

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20 comments on “25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads”

  1. This collection of recipes almost — almost! — makes me wish I were hosting Thanksgiving this year!

  2. This looks so delicious and utterly addictive, and SO easy to make. This is a must make for the holidays.

  3. Was looking for a complimentary salad for Thanksgiving, going to try the spinach salad with cranberries, almonds, & goat cheese! Thank-you for posting so many excellent dishes….

  4. Thank you Vincent! I hope you love that salad as much as I do, and Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Hi Kalyn, Thanks for Put these recipes together. I'm just looking holiday side dishes.

  6. Just had your Barely-Blanched Broccoli Salad with Feta and Fried Almonds for dinner yesterday – we make it quite a lot!

    I think I'm going to try some of these Brussels sprouts recipes soon.

    Happy holidays!

  7. Even though I’m not hosting Thanksgiving this year, I’m going to save these recipes for my next holiday meal planning!

  8. That roasted asparagus has my name written all over it! YUM!

  9.  These are perfect for anyone who needs the lowest-carb Thanksgiving menu, whatever the reason!

  10. kayln ,how can you forget about (Trini?)cranberry salsa…every year i have to come here for the rescipe…

    • I do have that in a round-up of my personal top ten which I’m posting today, but it’s not a low-carb recipe so I can’t put it in this collection! Glad to hear you have enjoyed it!

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