This cauliflower stuffing recipe is one of the most mouthwatering dishes everrr!
Take one bite, and you won’t be able to get enough of it! Ultra buttery and savory, this is one of those low carb thanksgiving recipes that can be enjoyed all year round, not just during the holidays!
It’s so delicious you can add it to just about anything. Put it in your scrambled eggs, serve it with other low carb side dishes, toss it over a salad… it’s one of the most versatile low carb cauliflower recipes out there!
Are you ready to be blown away by Thanksgiving low carb recipes like this one? Let’s do it!
There are so many reasons to fall in love with this cauliflower stuffing recipe. Here’s just a few:
- It’s easier to make than traditional stuffing
- It’s super customizable
- It’s paleo and keto friendly (only 3 grams of carbs per serving!)
- It’s gluten free
- It tastes amazeballs!!
Grab your apron so we can get started on this delectable cauliflower stuffing recipe…
Cauliflower – Super tasty and healthy, cauliflower is the perfect low carb veggie to center your stuffing around! Who needs loaves of bread when you can have nutritious cauliflower recipes instead?!
The recipe calls for a head of cauliflower, feel free to use florets instead!
Breakfast Sausage – You can use regular sausage, but I love the unique flavor of breakfast sausage. In fact, I’ll often double the amount of meat in the recipe to pack in even more flavor! (And protein!)
If you want to make vegetarian stuffing, just skip the meat.
Onion, Fennel Bulb, Celery – When it comes to veggies, I personally adore this combination, but it’s your stuffing! Feel free to switch them out for other low carb vegetables. Just make sure to keep the total amount of veggies the same so the dish is properly seasoned!
And if you want to cut the carbs further, use a little less onion and more celery!
Parsley, Sage, Thyme – Similar to the veggies, you can swap the herbs as well! Fresh herbs are ideal, but dried herbs do the trick in a pinch! Or feel free to use whatever you have in the pantry.
Butter – You can substitute butter for olive oil for a vegan option, but I really love the richness the butter adds.
Tools to Make
You don’t need any crazy tools for my cauliflower stuffing recipe! Here’s what to grab:
- Baking sheet
- Large skillet
- Paper towel lined plate
- Casserole dish (or use an oven-safe skillet and save the dish)
Store the stuffing in an airtight container in the fridge, if you have any leftovers after everyone scarfs it down!
Can You Freeze This?
You can totally freeze this cauliflower stuffing recipe!
First, let it sit in the fridge for a few hours so it cools completely. Then grab a resealable bag and label it with the date and recipe. Put the stuffing in the bag and seal it, pushing out as much of the air as possible.
For a super simple addition to your dinner, just grab a baking sheet and reheat the stuffing in the oven! You’ll have a hot side dish ready in minutes!
Meal Prepping Tips
This cauliflower stuffing recipe is one of the best healthy side dishes out there! For extra convenience freeze or store stuffing in individual serving portions so you can grab and go with ease!
You’ll never have to eat a boring meal with this tasty recipe on hand!
There are so many ways to enjoy cauliflower stuffing! Because I love it so much, I’ve tried every possible way to eat it. (If you have any other ideas, let me know in the comments!)
- Enjoy it on Thanksgiving!
- Make stuffed chicken breast with stuffing and mashed cauliflower
- Serve it with eggs or toss it into a breakfast casserole
- Serve with a soup (like toasty butternut squash soup!)
- Make it into a low carb soup
- Lettuce wrap the stuffing
There’s more than one way to make this cauliflower stuffing recipe (although the recipe below is our family approved fave), let me walk you through some of the healthy recipes variations in case you’re craving a little something different:
What Other Veggies Can I Add?
I’ve already mentioned that you can swap out the low carb veggies as you wish. So here’s a few more ideas for you!
- Mix in some brussels shavings (or maybe some smashed brussel sprouts) for a distinct taste
- Chopped green beans make the recipe similar to a low carb green bean casserole!
- Some roasted butternut squash is a perfectly cozy, warm addition
- Mushroom cauliflower stuffing is another yummy treat!
Can I Add Some Greens?
Want to turn this into a leafy green cauliflower salad?
Believe it or not, this is one of my favorite post-Thanksgiving meals… cauliflower stuffing served over a bed of leafy greens. I like to add more sausage for additional protein and to turn this into a more substantial meal.
If you want even more greens, you can use half cauliflower, half broccoli (using the same recipe below) for a cauliflower broccoli salad!
Can I Make This Dairy Free?
To make dairy-free cauliflower stuffing, just switch the butter for coconut oil!
Can I Turn This Into Riced Cauliflower Stuffing?
You can make appetizing cauliflower rice by grating the cauliflower rather than chopping it! Or use a food processor, the result will be an out of this world cauliflower rice casserole.
Can I Add Cheese?
Although cheese isn’t an ingredient in traditional stuffing recipes, cheesy cauliflower may be the irresistible version your family has been craving! If you’re feeling cheesy (pun intended), opt for milder cheeses like parmesan or mozzarella.
Or, if you’re feeling bold, try shredded cheddar (ala cauliflower mac and cheese!).
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- 1 Head of Cauliflower
- Cooking Spray
- 1/4 Cup Unsalted Butter unsalted
- 1 Lb Breakfast Sausage* casings removed
- 1 Large Onion finely chopped
- 1 Fennel Bulb finely chopped
- 4 Celery Stalks finely chopped
- 1/2 Cup White Wine dry
- 1/4 Cup Fresh Parsley finely chopped
- 1 Tablespoon Sage finely chopped
- 1 Tablespoon Thyme finely chopped
- 2 1/2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt
- 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Chop cauliflower into florets and place on a baking sheet. Spray with cooking spray.
- Bake in the oven for 25 minutes, or until the cauliflower softens and begins to brown slightly.
- Add breakfast sausage to a large skillet.
- Break up the sausage with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Cook until no longer pink.
- Place sausage on a paper towel lined plate.
- Add butter to the skillet and melt, stirring constantly so it doesn't brown.
- Add chopped onions, fennel and celery. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cook in butter until they're soft and lightly browned (around 10 minutes).
- Add wine to skillet and bring to a boil. Cook until no wine is left — about 5 minutes.
- Add parsley, sage, thyme, and 1 ½ teaspoons of salt. Stir to combine.
- In a casserole dish, combine sausage, cauliflower and veggies and stir to combine.
- Toss them in preheated oven for 10 minutes (just to combine all the flavors).
- Allow low carb stuffing to cool before serving, and enjoy!
Low carb Thanksgiving recipes are phenomenal because it means you can indulge in the holidays without having to eat unhealthy foods! Check out more of my recipes for a full low carb spread:
- Low Carb Pumpkin Bread – Is it truly fall without pumpkin bread?
- Pumpkin Soup – The best soup to warm your soul.
- Sugar Free Pumpkin Spice Latte – Enjoy your favorite drink minus the sugar!
- Pumpkin Smoothie – A surprisingly yummy treat!
- Low Carb Apple Pie – The best autumn dessert!
This cauliflower stuffing recipe will surprise everyone with an incredible twist on a classic dish!
Let me know what you think in the comments below! What veggies and herbs did you use? What’s your favorite way to enjoy the leftovers? Enjoyyy!