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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.

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Ten Favorite Low-Carb Green Vegetable Recipes

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!)


Ten Favorite Deliciously Healthy Green Vegetable Recipes [found on KalynsKitchen.com]

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.)

Ten Favorite Deliciously Healthy Green Vegetable Recipes [found on KalynsKitchen.com]

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.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Avocado and Pecans

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!)

Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms with Everything Bagel Seasoning

For families who love asparagus, this Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms with Everything Bagel Seasoning cooks in 20 minutes, and this is really a wow!

Lemony Green Beans

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.

Roasted Broccoli Recipe with Lemon and Pecorino-Romano Cheese found on KalynsKitchen.com

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.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Gorgonzola

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

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!

Easy Low-Carb Air Fryer Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan

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!

Easy Brussels Sprouts Gratin with Swiss and Parmesan

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.

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    35 Comments on “Ten Favorite Low-Carb Green Vegetable Recipes (plus honorable mentions!)”

  1. Pingback: Top 10 Recipes for Slow Cooker Turkey Breast (plus Honorable Mentions!) - Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker

  2. So only the spinach ring is green, but we love this swiss sauce cauliflower.
    http://www.homeecathome.com/the-home-economist/swiss-sauce-cauliflower

  3. Thank you for your quick response. If I do try it the day before I will be sure to let you know how it turned out. Thanks again…..

  4. This sounds like a great recipe! Could I roast the brussel sprouts the day before and then the next day heat them in the oven and then finish the recipe with tossing in the parmesan cheese and sprinkling the pine nuts? Any help is appreciated.

    • I've never tried roasting the brussels sprouts ahead and reheating, and truthfully I don't think it will give nearly as good of results as cooking them right before you eat. But if you do try it, I'd love to hear what you think.

  5. I absolutely ADORE that you're sharing all kinds of green veggies for Thanksgiving. I feel that sometimes, they get lost in casseroles or just completely ignored on Thanksgiving. I am currently DROOLING over your Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Avocado and Pecans. Those look incredible!

  6. I am so bummed that my family doesn't like Brussels sprouts because I'd make either one of those dishes in a heartbeat. I love the idea of the pine nuts with the sprouts and have always adored avocado. I might just have both on the table since I can't decide which sounds better.

  7. Thanks Joanne; I do love every one of these!

  8. Yay for green veggies! These are all great recipes.

  9. Lydia, I love all these green veggies, so that would work for me!

  10. The first time I went to a Canadian Thanksgiving dinner with my husband's family, I was shocked to find not one single green vegetable dish on the table. Now, most of our holiday dishes are green — a real change for the better.

  11. Glad you're enjoying the recipes!

  12. I spent a few hours this Sunday afternoon reading many of the wonderful South Beach friendly Thanksgiving recipes and feel much better about being able to get through the holidays with out straying too far! I've found several I'll be trying within the week and I'll definitely be back! Thanks!!