Eek, Thanksgiving Day is already tomorrow! Do you have your menu all planned out? We’re going to my parents’ house this year, so fortunately I’m not cooking an entire Thanksgiving meal. But, I was tasked to bring a dessert and a side dish of low carb veggies. I opted to bring my low carb almond flour biscotti for dessert, but maybe I’ll make pumpkin pie crumble cupcakes if I can manage to squeeze that in. For the veggies, I decided to keep it simple since I know I’ll be short on time.
You really can’t go wrong with truffle roasted vegetables. That may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a Thanksgiving side dish, but trust me when I say it will impress everyone with virtually no work from you.
The flavor of truffles just seems to invoke awe from people, even if the actual recipe is dead simple. (My 3-ingredient truffle salt zucchini chips are the perfect example.) This one sure is. These qualities actually make it perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a festive get-together like the one coming up, or just a busy weeknight.
Another advantage of this recipe is you can make it with whatever low carb veggies you have on hand. That’s exactly what I did. As written, it uses a variety of colorful fall harvest vegetables – brussels sprouts, cauliflower, delicata squash, and red peppers. (And, with Christmas coming up, it happens to have an emphasis on red and green!) These are all relatively low carb, especially compared to the starchy winter squash and potatoes that are popular this time of year. In spite of this, they’re still quite satisfying. You really could swap in whatever veggies you like, though. Delicata squash is the starchiest of the bunch, so you could leave that out if you want to lower the carbs in the recipe overall.
See, who says vegetable side dishes have to be boring or bland? The flavors of garlic, Italian seasoning, and truffle salt all make these low carb veggies extra special. I hope you’ll include them in your holiday line-up! Otherwise, if you’re looking for other ideas, you could also try my low carb sweet potato casserole or roasted brussels sprouts au gratin.
Easy Truffle Roasted Low Carb Veggies (Paleo, Gluten-free):
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