Keto Cauliflower Sausage Stuffing

Keto Cauliflower Sausage Stuffing has an herby, meaty, flavor with delicious roasted cauliflower as the base ingredient! Skip the bread, yet keep the taste for this Holiday tradition, or for any quick evening side dish. This is a savory stuffing with no cranberries or apples. It features a delicious sage sausage taste. After all, stuffing is not about the bread, that simply absorbs the spices – cauliflower can do that! It will be hard for you to tell the difference between Joanie’s stuffing and traditional bread stuffing.

So, what is the difference between “stuffing” and “dressing?” Technically, this recipe is a dressing, since it is not stuffed in a roasted bird. We simply have always called it “stuffing.” You could probably stuff your Holiday bird with this version. We would likely cut the cauliflower florets larger and learn to live with a bit more moisture in the stuffing. Fortunately, Joanie bakes this outside the bird and it is virtually the same texture as the breaded versions. It is delicious and easy to make!


Cauliflower is the key ingredient in Joanie’s stuffing recipe. We use a lot of cauliflower. It is the perfect low-carb substitute and is featured in so many Keto recipes. You may want to try some of our other cauliflower recipes:

  • Cauliflower “Spanish Style” Rice

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    Spanish Style (or Mexican) Cauliflower Rice is colorful and healthy! The perfect Keto side for any main dish! Our Spanish Cauliflower Rice takes ony 10 minutes to prepare and it has on 4g of net carbs!

  • Low Carb Cauliflower Au Gratin

    Cooks in 60 minutesDifficulty: Easy

    Low Carb Cauliflower Au Gratin is for you If you miss Mac N Cheese you will love this side dish. Three creamy delicious cheeses poured over low-carb cauliflower – yum! If you are looking for a perfect Holiday side – this is for you!

And, of course, our Cauliflower Mash is another perfect Holiday side dish that replaces Mashed Potatoes.

Joanie’s recipe is also sausage based. You could use chopped bacon instead, but we really both grew up enjoying sausage based stuffing. It is not only low carb, but also so flavorful. Joanie also uses “sage sausage” which adds even more flavor. Her choice of spices contributes to this taste explosion. Poultry seasoning, paprika, and red pepper flakes add just the right amount of spice and adds just a nice savory punch.

Preparation Tips

Joanie’s Keto Cauliflower Sausage Stuffing is made in one Dutch Oven. It is simple and done quickly. Her techniques are virtually the same as making traditional bread stuffing. The difference is, of course, the cauliflower florets. She cut the florets into bite size pieces, For more crispiness you could cut the florets a bit larger. Joanie likes the smaller size since it is baked together with the other ingredients and not roasted separately. That saves time and melds the flavors all at once.

Some recipes call for roasting the cauliflower in the oven first, but it is not necessary. The Dutch Oven will do all the work on top of the stove and in the oven. In fact, the stuffing can be made in advance and refrigerated for 2 to 3 days, reheated at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, and will taste like it was just made. For added crunch you might add some pecans or walnuts to the recipe. Top with some parmesan and enjoy!

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One final tip regarding the ingredients -> for added color and to reduce the carbs a bit further, consider substituting chopped red bell pepper instead of the carrots. Also, feel free to adjust the baking time in terms of covered versus uncovered. The more time you allocate to baking uncovered the less moisture will remain in your stuffing. Either way you will be amazed how delicious this stuffing is. It really tastes like traditional bread stuffing!

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Cauliflower Sausage Stuffing – Oven Baked and Just Like Grandma Made, Only Low Carb!

Keto Cauliflower Sausage Stuffing is better than bread stuffing! Made simply with one Dutch Oven – even Grandma would be smiling. This Keto delight will fit right into your Holiday dinner or for any dinner that calls for a unique side dish. It is definitely Tasty Low Carb!

Keto Cauliflower Sausage Stuffing

Recipe by Joanie and Chris
4.9 from 14 votes
Course: Sides, Low Carb EssentialsCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Cauliflower Sausage Stuffing is the perfect substitute for bread stuffing! A bake-in-the-oven dressing that tastes just like Grandma made for the Holidays – only low carb with only 7g per serving!

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  • 3 stalks 3 stalks Celery diced

  • 1 medium 1 medium Onion diced

  • 4 cloves 4 cloves Garlic minced

  • 2 2 Carrots diced

  • 1 medium 1 medium Cauliflower chopped bite sized

  • 16 ounces 450 g Sage sausage

  • 1/4 cup 59 ml Chicken broth

  • 2 2 Eggs beaten

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon Sea salt

  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon Poultry seasoning

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 teaspoon Paprika

  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 teaspoon Red pepper flakes

  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons Parsley chopped

  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese grated


  • In a Dutch Oven, over medium heat, break up the sausage, and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the onion, garlic, celery, carrot, and cauliflower to the Dutch Oven and continue to cook until sausage is browned (about 5 minutes). Stir occasionally.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the chicken broth, eggs, and spices.
  • Place in a 400 degree preheated oven, and bake for 15 minutes (covered) and 10 minutes (uncovered).
  • Top with chopped parsley and grated parmesan cheese, when finished.


Chef’s Notes

  • Try adding some chopped pecans or walnuts for an even more festive stuffing.The stuffing can even be frozen in an air-tight container for a couple months. Keep some on hand.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 305.5kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 10.3g
  • Protein: 16.5g
  • Fat: 22.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.6g
  • Cholesterol: 110.3mg
  • Sodium: 820.6mg
  • Potassium: 664.5mg
  • Fiber: 3.3g
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Vitamin A: 3896IU
  • Vitamin C: 53mg
  • Calcium: 84.7mg
  • Iron: 1mg
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