Keto Cauliflower Stuffing

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  • prep time

    prep time

    10 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    30 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    40 min

Keto Cauliflower Stuffing

Thanksgiving, with its tantalizing aromas and cherished traditions, is a time to savor. For those committed to a Keto lifestyle, crafting make-ahead Keto Thanksgiving recipes becomes a joyful challenge. Among these Keto Thanksgiving recipes, the Keto cauliflower stuffing emerges as a star. Keep reading to learn why this stuffing is Keto-friendly, how it can be customized to suit individual tastes, and the convenient way it can be prepared ahead of time.

How is this stuffing Keto?

Traditional stuffing typically relies on carb-heavy bread cubes as its base, making it a no-go for Keto enthusiasts. The Keto cauliflower stuffing ingeniously swaps bread for cauliflower, which adds a delightful nutty flavor while keeping the carb content low. Combined with earthy herbs and aromatics, it offers a perfect alternative without sacrificing the essence of a good stuffing.

How can you customize this recipe?

Customizing this Keto stuffing allows for personalization according to your tastes and dietary preferences. If you prefer a bit more protein, consider adding ground sausage or crispy bacon crumbles. To intensify the herbaceous notes, play with the mixture of poultry seasoning, sage, and thyme. You can also incorporate a handful of sautéed mushrooms for a deeper umami flavor. This stuffing is a versatile canvas on which you can paint your desired flavors.

How to prepare this recipe ahead of time?

The beauty of this Keto cauliflower stuffing lies in its make-ahead convenience. As you prep the dish, consider doubling the batch to have plenty of leftovers. Once the stuffing is ready, let it cool, and then transfer it to an airtight container. Refrigerate it, and when you're ready to serve your Thanksgiving feast, simply warm it in the oven, or even in a skillet, to bring back that delightful crispy texture.

  • Net Carbs

    4.2 g

  • Fiber

    4.4 g

  • Total Carbs

    8.8 g

  • Protein

    3.6 g

  • Fats

    18.8 g

206 cals

Keto Cauliflower Stuffing

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  • Cauliflower


    1 medium - head - 5" to 6" diameter

  • Onion


    0.5 small

  • Celery


    2 medium - stalk - 7 1/2" to 8" long

  • Garlic


    2 clove

  • Extra virgin olive oil

    Extra virgin olive oil

    0.25 cup

  • Thyme, ground

    Thyme, ground

    0.5 tsp

  • Sage, dried

    Sage, dried

    0.5 tsp

  • Salt


    0.25 tsp

  • Black pepper

    Black pepper

    0.25 tsp

  • Parsley


    2 tbsp

  • Pecans


    0.25 cup

Recipe Steps

steps 4

40 min

  • Step 1

    Preheat your oven to 450F/230C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Chop the cauliflower into small florets. Finely chop the onion and celery, and mince the garlic.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    To a bowl, add the cauliflower, onion, celery, garlic, olive oil, sage, thyme, salt, and black pepper. Toss well, then spread in a single layer on the lined baking sheet. Roast for 15 minutes. Finely chop the parsley and roughly chop the pecans.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Add the parsley and pecans to the pan and stir everything together. Roast for another 15 minutes until the pecans are fragrant and lightly toasted, the cauliflower is well browned, and the onions are caramelized. Take the pan out of the oven and set aside.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    Transfer the stuffing to a serving plate. Serve alongside other Thanksgiving dishes or with a main. Enjoy.
    Step 4

Comments 3

  • RemarkableKale858985

    RemarkableKale858985 3 months ago

    Worth a try! Easy to prepare and yummy. Here are my tweaks: 1. Used a large, Lodge iron skillet to lightly brown/caramelize the veggies. 2. Added a handful of chopped shiitake mushrooms. 3. Once done, tossed in a splash of apple cider vinegar and a hint of Bragg’s Liquid Aminos to lift and brighten all the the wonderful flavors. My husband, who hates cauliflower, was my guinea pig. He couldn’t stop eating it even when I revealed he was devouring cauliflower! Said it tasted like turkey. Lol. Give this a try, especially if you want a totally plant based experience.

    • Leila

      Leila 3 months ago

      Absolutely amazing! Because I live in UK, and never tasted the thanksgiving stuffing, and needed this to be my side dish for chicken with bacon, I also added courgette and mushrooms. For the topping I used a handful of mixed nuts, all keto friendly, pork rinds and blitzed it all up then mixed covered up the stuffing with it. I added salt at this stage as I forgot earlier then mixed it all up and bang it back in the oven for 10 minutes. It was so delicious, I could eat a bowl of it on its own. Add a bit of gravy and you've got yourself a smashing dinner! It tasted amazing!

      • FabulousArugula987163

        FabulousArugula987163 4 months ago