Make this easy, healthy side dish for your next holiday meal! Cauliflower stuffing is a low carb, gluten free recipe that does not lack in flavor. Add this delicious dish to your next Thanksgiving spread!
I have shared on here before about my husband having some issues with gluten over the past few years. Overnight his body stopped tolerating it, so we have had to make a few changes in the way we prepare food. We’ve started making a lot of our own sauces (the things hiding in those sauces!) and we’ve also had to get creative with foods that he misses. Enter stuffing.
Dan loooooves stuffing. He heaps his turkey day plate with it every year and it is his favorite part of the meal. When we discovered his issue with gluten, that was one of the big letdowns. No more stuffing. Last year we tried a recipe with gluten free bread and it was meh. Just ok. This year we are testing out some other options. Enter low carb cauliflower stuffing.
This stuff is DELICIOUS. I might not even put the traditional stuffing on my plate this year! If you or a loved one needs a low carb stuffing recipe with no gluten this holiday season, consider making and sharing this side. You’ll be blown away by its flavor and oven space will be freed up when you make this recipe!
HOW TO MAKE CAULIFLOWER STUFFING
Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium heat until no longer pink. Transfer meat to a bowl and cover. Do not clean out skillet. Melt butter in skillet, then add garlic and cook for 2 minutes or until fragrant.
Add chopped cauliflower, onion, celery, parsley, sage, thyme, salt and pepper to the skillet. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until veggies are soft.
Transfer mixture to a serving dish and pour the chicken broth over the top (if using). Serve immediately!
If you want to adhere to the diet plans such as whole30, keto, vegan and paleo, replace the butter with olive oil and omit the chicken broth. For the vegan diet, omit the sausage. This is an easily adaptable recipe!
For an even healthier dish, replace the sausage with ground turkey or chicken and replace the butter with oil of your choice.
For added texture, consider sprinkling dried cranberries or chopped pecans over the top just before serving.
You have a couple options when you are prepping the cauliflower. Do a fine chop for a bit of a chunkier texture. Or place the cauliflower in a food processor for a finer texture. It’s a personal preference!
Grated carrots would be a great addition to this dish.
LOW CARB RECIPES THAT ARE WHOLE30 COMPLIANT
Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash – Cook spaghetti squash in your Instant Pot for an evenly-cooked squash in a fraction of the time it takes to prepare it in an oven! This healthy and easy recipe is a great side dish. Or use it in place of pasta and serve with spaghetti sauce!
Sauteed Cabbage – Easy Sauteed Cabbage is the perfect quick and delicious side dish for any meal. Using only a few ingredients and taking 10 minutes of your time, you can’t go wrong with this super flavorful and affordable recipe!
Almond Butter Banana Cookies – Almond Butter Banana Cookies are grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free, making them Whole30 compliant. These are a great healthy snack or dessert option for both adults and kids!
Egg Roll in a Bowl – Unleash the delicious egg roll! Enjoy the ingredients inside an egg roll minus the carbs and calories. This Egg Roll Bowl is great as an easy dinner or salad. Done in 20 minutes and supremely delicious!
Cauliflower Mushroom Rice – Replace rice with this veggie-packed Cauliflower Mushroom Rice side dish. It’s easy to make and prepared in 15 minutes. Packed with flavor and texture plus this recipe also complies with the Whole30 program!
Lemon Chicken Piccata – This is the tastiest Chicken Piccata recipe you’ll meet. The chicken is moist after lightly dusting in almond flour and baked in broth and lemons. Add a couple of capers for a vibrant, healthy addition. Not only is it DELICIOUS, it is also an easy meal to make and complies with the Whole30 meal program. Add this to your dinner rotation pronto!
Healthy Burgers with Sweet Potato Buns – These delicious burgers are made healthy by using sweet potatoes instead of buns! They are Whole30 compliant and will satisfy your every dinner-table desire.
Zoodles and Mushrooms – Turn veggies into a fun and healthy side dish by transforming zucchini into zoodles. Great way to disguise foods you know are good for you but aren’t your favorite to eat. These Sauteed Zoodles are Whole30 compliant and they’re a great complement to any meal.
Low Carb Cauliflower Stuffing
- 1 pound ground pork breakfast sausage
- 3 tablespoons salted butter or olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 head cauliflower finely chopped
- 1 yellow onion chopped
- 4 stalks celery sliced
- 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon ground sage
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup chicken broth optional
- Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium heat until no longer pink. Transfer meat to a bowl and cover. Do not clean out skillet. Melt butter in skillet, then add garlic and cook for 2 minutes or until fragrant.
- Add cauliflower, onion, celery, parsley, sage, thyme, salt and pepper to the skillet. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until veggies are soft.
- Transfer mixture to a serving dish and pour the chicken broth over the top (if using). Serve immediately!