Ten Favorite Low-Carb Green Vegetable Recipes (plus honorable mentions!)
Here are my Ten Favorite Low-Carb Green Vegetable Recipes because I always like to have at least one green vegetable option when I’m making a special meal. And since I have so many favorite green vegetables, I’m sharing ten honorable mention green vegetable ideas as well! Use Recipe Round-Ups to find more recipe collections like this.
It’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving recipes, and for people like myself who really love vegetables, narrowing down your side dish choices can be a challenge. I want to give you lots of options this year, so in this first Thanksgiving post I’m sharing Ten Favorite Low-Carb Green Vegetable Recipes (plus honorable mentions!). And every Thanksgiving dinner needs plenty of green vegetables to balance out all those less more indulgent choices, right?
A few of these low-carb green vegetable recipes are long-time favorites that I’ve been making for years, and every recipe here is a winner. Hope you enjoy at least one of these on the Thanksgiving table! (And check out 25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads if you want to see more of my favorites for low-carb holiday food!)
Let’s start with the recipe for Broccoli Gratin with Swiss and Parmesan pictured above. Most everyone in my family would love this for a Thanksgiving veggie, and I’ve made it several times through the years. (Although some of my brothers and sisters who would still vote for the Thanksgiving Broccoli with Cheese Sauce I used to make years ago.)
I”m happy to have a new photo for Roasted Green Beans with Mushrooms, Balsamic, and Parmesan that have been pinned millions of times! And I promise, you’ll love this way of roasting green beans if you try it.
The brussels sprouts recipe I’m currently swooning over is this Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Avocado and Pecans. If you like all three of those ingredients, you can’t go wrong with this recipe. My family has a few brussels sprouts avoiders, but I like to make this for the few of us who love them. (More for us!)
For families who love asparagus, this Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms with Everything Bagel Seasoning cooks in 20 minutes, and this is really a wow!
These Lemony Green Beans are something I find myself making over and over for guests. They cook very quickly, which makes them easy for Thanksgiving.
For a broccoli option that’s not quite so cheesy but still delicious, this Roasted Broccoli with Lemon and Pecorino-Romano Cheese is easy to throw in the oven when you take the turkey out and this cooks quickly at high heat.
When I first posted this recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Gorgonzola I said “with or without Gorgonzola”. But now I would say, don’t skip the creamy melted Gorgonzola that makes this such a wow side dish!
Roasted Green Beans and Red Bell Pepper with Garlic and Ginger are not only really, really tasty, but they’re so festive for a holiday meal!
If you have an Air Fryer and a small crowd for dinner, this Easy Low-Carb Air Fryer Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan is perfect for a holiday like Thanksgiving when oven space is in demand, and asparagus only needs a few minutes in the Air Fryer!
And finally, if we’re talking about Thanksgiving-worthy green vegetables, we can’t forget this Easy Brussels Sprouts Gratin with Swiss and Parmesan! This one will win over a lot of brussels sprouts avoiders.
Ten More Green Vegetable Recipes for a Special Dinner:
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts
Barely-Cooked Green Beans with Tahini-Lemon Sauce
Sauteed Asparagus with Melted Gorgonzola and Pine Nuts
Stir-Fried Green Beans with Lemon, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts
Roasted Asparagus with Garlic
Garlic-Roasted Green Beans Recipe with Shallots and Almonds
Pan-Fried Asparagus Tips with Lemon Juice and Lemon Zest
Roasted Broccoli with Garlic
Steamed Green Beans and Carrots with Charmoula Sauce
Shredded and Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Almonds and Parmesan
What’s your favorite green vegetable for a special meal? Tell us about your favorite holiday veggies in the comments.