Best Healthy Low Calorie Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Recipes to make the best healthy and low calorie Thanksgiving side dishes. Covers stuffing, potatoes, rolls, green beans, vegetables and more.

Love these healthy options for Thanksgiving. No one will miss the calories

There is no reason not to enjoy healthy, low calorie Thanksgiving side dishes that taste absolutely scrumptious. Your family and guests will never know these recipes are actually healthy. It is the perfect way to start the holiday season without that 10 lb weight gain. I’ve found stuffing recipes, green beans and other vegetables, rolls, salads and more.

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Sausage & Wild Rice Stuffing

The Lean Green Bean – Sausage & Wild Rice Stuffing

Gluten Free Walnut Kale Quinoa StuffingHealthy Seasonal Recipes – Gluten Free Walnut, Kale & Quinoa Stuffing 

Pumpkin Cornbread Stuffing

 Food Done Light – Pumpkin Cornbread Stuffing

Cremini Mushroom Dressing

Vegan in the Freezer – Cremini Mushroom Dressing 

Smoky Ciabetta Stuffing with Fennel, Grapes & Apple

Food Done Light – Smoky Ciabetta Stuffing with Fennel, Grapes & Apple

Potatoes and Grains

The Best Mashed Potatoes! Mashed Potatoes and Rutabaga

Food Done Light – Mashed Potato & Rutabagas

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

The Foodie Physician – Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes & Butternut Squash

 Food Done Light – Mashed Sweet Potatoes & Butternut Squash

Pumpkin Risotto

Cooking & Beer – Pumpkin Risotto 

Sweet Potato Casserole

 Well Plated – Sweet Potato Casserole

Cheesy and topped with bacon - Healthy & Low Calorie Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

 Food Done Light – Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Simple Nourished Life – Creamy Mashed Potatoes 



Creamed Spinach

Food Done Light – Creamed Spinach

Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic & Cranberries

Paleo Leap – Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic & Cranberries 

Honey Roasted Acorn Squash

Food Done Light – Honey Roasted Acorn Squash 

Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries

Cooking on the Front Burner – Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries 

Homemade Green Bean Casserole

Amee’s Savory Dishes – Homemade Green Bean Casserole 

Oven Roasted Parsnips

 Foodness Gracious – Oven Roasted Parsnips

Bacon wrapped vegetables

A Spicy Perspective – Bacon Wrapped Vegetables 

Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Almonds

A Healthy Life for Me – Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Almonds

Marsala Roasted Green Beans & Mushrooms with Toasted Pecan Crumbs

Food Done Light – Marsala Roasted Green Beans & Mushrooms with Toasted Pecan Crumbs 


Apple, Pistachio Quinoa Salad

Chelsea’s Messy Apron – Apple, Pistachio & Quinoa Salad

Cranberry Waldorf Salad

Food Done Light – Cranberry Waldorf Salad 

Cranberry Pecan Quinoa

Three Beans on a String – Pecan Cranberry Quinoa 

Fall Harvest Salad

The Seasoned Mom – Fall Harvest Salad with Pumpkin Goddess Dressing 

Pomegranate Kale & Wild Rice Salad

Pinch of Yum – Pomegranate Kale & Wild Rice Salad 


Cranberry Port Ring

All Roads Lead to the Kitchen – Cranberry Port Ring

Cranberry Mango Sauce

 Food Done Light – Cranberry Mango Sauce

Cranberry Sauce

A Healthy Life for Me – Cranberry Sauce 

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

Real Food, Real Deals – Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce


Sweet Potato Herb Parker House Rolls

Girl in the Little Red Kitchen – Sweet Potato Herb Parker House Rolls

So easy! Spoon Herb Rolls

Food Done Light – Herb Spoon Rolls

Sweet Potato Rolls

Food Done Light – Sweet Potato Rolls 

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  1. Charlotte Moore says
    Can't believe Thanksgiving is only a couple weeks away. I have my sweet potato shuffle in the freezer. Just have to thaw and add the the topping before cooking.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Charlotte, Love that you are getting a jump start on Thanksgiving. It makes the day so much easier and enjoyable.


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