The Best Low-Carb Side Dishes For Christmas

Posted: December 10, 2021 2:39 pm

If you are sticking to a low-carb diet this Christmas, you may be wondering what side dishes you can enjoy. Here are some of our favorites that will make your Christmas meal complete!

1. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

These savory roasted Brussels sprouts are the perfect side dish for any holiday feast. They’re easy to make and taste delicious, thanks to the addition of crispy bacon. All you have to do is cut the Brussels sprouts in half, add them to a bowl with some olive oil and salt & pepper, and roast for 20 minutes. Then add some bacon pieces and continue roasting for another 10-15 minutes until the Brussels sprouts are crispy on the outside but tender on the inside.

2. Cheesy Scalloped Cauliflower

Cheesy scalloped cauliflower is a go-to holiday side dish recipe because it’s so quick and easy to make! Plus, it’s super tasty – you’d never know that this keto casserole has no flour or breadcrumbs in it. Just grate up your cauliflower, mix it with cheese sauce ingredients, then bake! It couldn’t get simpler than that.

3. Roasted Mushroom with Thyme

Mushrooms are perfect for adding some extra umami to your holiday meal, which is why we love this roasted mushroom recipe. It’s easy enough to make a side dish, but you could even make it the main event if you wanted to – who can resist succulent mushrooms cooked in butter? Plus, thyme makes everything better!

4. Cheesy Baked Cauliflower Tots

These cheesy baked cauliflower tots are just like traditional tater tots but without all of the carbs! They’re great on their own or dipped into some low-carb ketchup or mustard sauce. You can easily mix up the spices for these, so feel free to experiment with whatever you have on hand.

5. Garlic Parmesan Roasted Asparagus

Asparagus is a delicious and healthy vegetable that makes a great low-carb side dish. This garlic Parmesan roasted asparagus recipe is simple but flavourful, with the perfect balance of salty, cheesy, and garlicky goodness. It’s also really easy to make – all you need is a baking sheet and 20 minutes!

6. Green Beans with Bacon and Almonds

Green beans are another perfect low-carb side dish, especially when cooked with bacon and almonds like in this recipe. The combination of smoky bacon, crunchy almonds, and tender green beans is mouth-watering, and it’s sure to be a hit with all of your guests.

7. Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

These spicy roasted chickpeas are a perfect healthy snack or side dish. They’re loaded with flavor and have a nice kick of heat thanks to the chili powder, cumin, and smoked paprika. Plus, they’re high in protein and fiber, so they’ll fill you up and keep you satisfied.

8. Grilled Zucchini with Garlic and Herbs

Grilled zucchini is a delicious way to enjoy this summer vegetable all year round! This recipe is grilled with garlic and herbs for extra flavor. Zucchini is a great low-carb option as it’s both nutrient-rich and low in calories.

9. Low-Carb Biscuits

Biscuits are another classic holiday side dish, but unfortunately, most store-bought ones (and even homemade ones) are full of carbs. On the other hand, these low-carb biscuits are moist and buttery, just like regular biscuits – without all of the added sugar and flour. You can enjoy them on your own or with some sugar-free strawberry jam.

10. Low Carb Green Bean Casserole

One thing you don’t want to skip this year is your green bean casserole! This keto-friendly recipe has all of the traditional flavors that you love but without unhealthy ingredients. Instead, it’s made with cauliflower puree, bacon, mushrooms, onions, coconut milk, and cheese. So you can feel free to enjoy seconds guilt-free.

11. Glazed Carrots

These glazed carrots are a great low-carb side dish that will give your holiday meal some extra color! They’re simple to make and have just the right balance of sweet and savory, so they’re sure to be a hit with everyone at the dinner table.

12. Roasted Cauliflower with Rosemary

Cauliflower is another amazing vegetable to eat on its own or use in place of starchy veggies like potatoes or pasta. This recipe is roasted with garlic, onion, rosemary, olive oil, salt & pepper for flavor. It makes a great substitute for mashed, so why not try it out this year?

13. Creamy Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed potatoes are one of the best things about holiday dinners, but unfortunately, they’re not keto-friendly or even – unless you make them yourself with cauliflower! This creamy mashed cauliflower recipe is the perfect substitute – it has all of the same creamy, buttery, and garlicky flavors but without all of the carbs.

14. Pesto Roasted Mushrooms

These roasted pesto mushrooms are a delicious and easy way to add extra flavor to your holiday meal. They’re made with garlic, olive oil, pesto, salt, and pepper and only require 15 minutes of prep time. You can serve them as a side dish or even put them on top of some keto-friendly pasta for a complete meal.

15. Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is a must-have at any Christmas dinner – and this sugar-free version is just as delicious as the traditional version. It’s made with fresh cranberries, orange juice, honey, and spices and can be served either warm or cold.

16. Grilled Artichokes

Grilled artichokes are a delicious and keto-friendly side dish perfect for any occasion. They’re simple to make and only require a few ingredients – artichokes, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. You can serve them as is or with some homemade mayo dipping sauce.

17. Creamed Spinach

Creamed spinach is another store-bought favorite that you can easily make keto by swapping out the starchy ingredients. This recipe has the same flavors as traditional creamed spinach but less than half of the carbs! It’s made with heavy cream, garlic, shallots, nutmeg, salt & pepper – yum!

19. Green Bean Casserole

This low-carb green bean casserole is a delicious side dish that your entire family will love – even if they’re not following a keto diet! It uses cauliflower instead of beans for extra flavor and nutrition, and you can top it with some crispy bacon for even more flavor.

20. Low Carb Stuffing

Everyone loves a good stuffing on the holidays, but this low-carb version is sure to be a hit – and, if no one likes it, then at least your guests will still appreciate all of the efforts that you put into making it! This delicious recipe is made with almond flour instead of regular bread and has plenty of keto-friendly ingredients like onion, celery, garlic, eggs, chicken broth, and sage.

21. Roasted Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is a delicious and healthy keto side dish that’s perfect for any occasion – especially Christmas! It’s simple to make and only requires a few ingredients – butternut squash, olive oil, salt, pepper, and rosemary. You can serve it as is or with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar for even more flavor.

22. Keto Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are always a hit at parties and gatherings – and this keto version is no exception! They’re made with mayo, dijon mustard, pickles, bacon, and chives and are the perfect appetizer or side dish.

23. Low Carb Cheese Ball

Cheese balls are always a party favorite, and this keto version is sure to be a hit! It’s simple to make and only requires a few ingredients – cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon, garlic, and salt & pepper. You can either serve it as is or roll it in some chopped nuts or herbs for extra flavor.
26. Keto Garlic Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
Garlic Parmesan roasted cauliflower is one of the simplest yet most delicious keto side dishes that you can make. It’s made with just a few simple ingredients – cauliflower, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and Parmesan cheese. You can serve it as is or with a side of grilled meat or fish.

27. Keto Twice Baked Potatoes

Everyone loves twice-baked potatoes, a classic side dish, and this keto version is just as delicious as the original! They’re made with mashed cauliflower instead of potatoes and are stuffed with bacon, cheddar cheese, and chives. They make the perfect side dish for any holiday meal.

In conclusion, there are plenty of delicious and keto-friendly side dishes that you can enjoy this Christmas – and no one will even know that they’re eating keto! From roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon to garlic Parmesan roasted cauliflower, there’s something for everyone on this list. So, don’t stress about finding the perfect side dish for your holiday meal – choose one of these delicious recipes, and you’ll be good to go!



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