These are the 61 BEST low-carb keto Thanksgiving recipes that your whole family will love.
The COMPLETE GUIDE to planning an ENTIRE low-carb Thanksgiving dinner PLUS your free keto Thanksgiving meal plan with delicious keto comfort food recipes that are simple and delicious!
You can enjoy a keto Thanksgiving feast with bacon-wrapped turkey, low-carb cornbread, keto gravy, easy side dishes, and even keto pumpkin pie.
It’s easy to plan your keto Thanksgiving dinner with these delicious healthy keto-friendly recipes.
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Planning your keto Thanksgiving feast
You can enjoy holiday comfort food during Thanksgiving and still stick to your keto diet with this list of keto Thanksgiving recipes (and lower-carb classic recipes).
3 top tips to stay on track during the holiday season:
- Avoid the high-carb side dishes
- Always offer to bring a keto-friendly dessert
- If you can’t STOP the splurge, LIMIT the splurge.
Thanksgiving is one of those holidays where spending time with family literally revolves around eating comfort food. But luckily I have every recipe you could ever want.
Sugar-free drinks, low-carb appetizers, keto mains, side dishes, and of course, sugar-free desserts.
Broken down by categories, you can literally meal plan your entire keto Thanksgiving menu right here!
ðŸ½ Appetizers and drinks
Let your guests relax with this delicious slow-cooker low-carb mulled wine recipe. It’s GENIUS because you can MAKE and SERVE mulled wine straight from your crockpot.
As your guests enjoy a mug of warmed wine, you can keep topping up the crockpot dish. The herbs and spices will keep it going all night.
If you are missing your keto bread, these breadsticks are perfect. They’re gluten-free and can be made with almond flour or coconut flour.
Keto dieters always miss crunchy crackers, so make these keto cheese crackers and serve them with pate, cheese, or delicious dips.
A crunchy sugar-free version of a Thanksgiving staple. Roasted almonds also make a wonderful healthy Thanksgiving gift.
ðŸ¥£ Starters and entrees
All of these low-carb Thanksgiving appetizers are easy to make and ALL can be made ahead of time.
Serve these low-carb pumpkin soup recipes with a slice or two of almond flour bread.
Bacon-wrapped asparagus can be cooked in the oven, air fryer, or on the BBQ. They are tasty and used to dip into cream cheese or sour cream.
ðŸ¥¦ Keto Thanksgiving Side dishes
We all know Thanksgiving side dishes steal the show. Impress your guests and family with these low-carb veggies. They won’t even know they are low-carb recipes or keto recipes.
These low-carb keto-friendly comfort foods will help you avoid the high-carb side dishes that can often ruin your keto lifestyle.
The best way to serve Brussels sprouts has to be this keto version with garlic and bacon (without all the carbs).
Cheesy goodness and delicious flavors are all baked together in this baked asparagus side dish. It’s a healthier version of a green bean casserole.
If you don’t like mashed cauliflower, then make creamy cauliflower bacon mac and cheese instead. Packed with cheddar cheese inside and on top.
Creamy cauliflower mash is an absolute staple of the keto diet. Add some fresh herbs or some parmesan cheese for an extra special alternative to mashed potatoes.
A warm cauliflower and broccoli salad with a cheesy sauce are one of those healthy recipes that help you avoid sweet potatoes.
Every Thanksgiving dinner needs to have buttery mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potato. No one will know the difference.
A big serving of keto creamed spinach has all the flavors of garlic and bacon with a creamy sauce that is perfectly served alongside roasted turkey. Creamed spinach is the perfect substitute for green bean casserole.
Spaghetti squash is so simple to cook. It can be baked in the oven, cooked in the microwave, and served with melted butter, fresh herbs, salt, and pepper.
One of the most popular Thanksgiving recipes is whole roasted cauliflower.
ðŸ¦ƒ Keto Thanksgiving main dishes
We all love traditional roast turkey with stuffing and cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving but there are other options too with these delicious keto recipes.
If your guests don’t want turkey as the main course, there are plenty of options below.
If you have never cooked a turkey before, and want to know the best way to cook a turkey with bacon, or you need an easy-to-follow guide and turkey cooking schedule.
You will learn the secret to NEVER having dry turkey at your next Thanksgiving dinner, ever again.
Dark meat is my favorite, served with low-carb stuffing and a sugar-free cranberry sauce recipe.
An easy recipe for your Thanksgiving table has to be the good old pot roast.
A healthy recipe alternative to roast turkey is poached salmon full of healthy fats. Discover how to cook salmon in the slow cooker so you can relax when guests arrive.
One of the easiest low-carb Thanksgiving recipes has to be a whole chicken cooked in your slow cooker. Set and forget.
If you want to make some holiday recipes ahead of time, chicken and leek pie is freezer safe and can be defrosted and reheated on the day.
ðŸž Keto stuffing & keto bread recipes
You can choose whether to make cornbread stuffing or pork stuffing. You can also stuff your turkey cavity or serve it in your favorite baking dish as a dressing alongside the roast turkey (or another main dish).
Others prefer just to have some bread on the dinner table.
The classic keto recipe for pork stuffing with fresh herbs. These gluten-free pork stuffing balls can be eaten all year long.
Another popular keto recipe has to be keto cornbread stuffing with all the flavors of traditional stuffing.
Don’t miss out on dinner rolls, make these gluten-free keto dinner rolls instead.
Serve sliced garlic bread with an olive oil dip and rock salt.
Low-carb almond flour bread can be made with almond flour or almond meal is an easy one-bowl recipe.
ðŸŽ‚ Keto Thanksgiving desserts
My favorite part of any Thanksgiving meal has to be dessert. But this is generally the biggest source of sugar in the entire meal.
To stay on track with your ketogenic diet, you can make these healthy keto dessert recipes instead.
Keto pumpkin pie, flourless chocolate cake, and pumpkin cheesecake are all tasty, especially when served with sweetened homemade whipped cream.
Make these sugar-free Thanksgiving desserts ahead of time so you can sit back and relax while enjoying a keto dessert. Guilt-free.
TOP TIP: As with ALL recipes here, ALWAYS taste your batter BEFORE cooking to ensure you have added enough sweetener to suit YOUR tastebuds. Read the Ultimate Guide To Low-Carb Sweeteners.
One of the best keto recipes has to be a low-carb Christmas fruit pie (mini keto apple pie). Instead of regular flour, it has sweet cinnamon and nutmeg pie crust made with almond flour and coconut flour.
One of the most popular keto Thanksgiving desserts is lemon meringue pie. It’s light, sweet, and zesty.
ðŸŽƒ Keto pumpkin recipes
Each of these keto-friendly desserts and sweet treats is gluten-free, sugar-free, and low in net carbs. They’re a great way to stop sugar cravings and stay on your low-carb diet or keto diet.
Low-carb pumpkin pie is a family favorite. Made with a coconut flour pie crust.
Sugar-free pumpkin fudge made with cream cheese, is perfect for after a meal served with coffee.
Every low-carb pumpkin recipe needs pumpkin pie spice. Make your own and you can avoid all unnecessary added sugar and carbs.
ðŸ« Keto chocolate recipes
Yes, you can eat chocolate on your keto diet, with these healthy recipes.
ðŸ—’ Keto Thanksgiving meal plan
Put these keto-friendly recipes on your meal plan and serve with some keto cranberry sauce. These family favorites will even please non-keto guests.
- Bacon-wrapped roasted turkey
- Cornbread stuffing
- Pork balls stuffing
- Sugar-free cranberry sauce
- Creamed spinach
- Mashed cauliflower
- Roast pumpkin
Desserts and drinks
- Low-carb pumpkin pie
- Pumpkin pie latte
Make your own low-carb cranberry sauce.
Keto Thanksgiving FAQ
A keto Thanksgiving consists of high-protein turkey plus low-carb side dishes such as bacon Brussels sprouts, cheesy asparagus, keto cornbread stuffing, and delicious keto dessert recipes.
You can still eat keto desserts at Thanksgiving such as keto chocolate lasagna, Instant Pot lime cheesecake, and baked keto New York cheesecake. Search all the low-carb and keto desserts to find your favorite flavor.
Beans are higher in net carbs so most keto followers think their green bean casserole is not allowed, but as long as you portion control your green beans and they fit within your daily carb allowance, you can get them. However, you may want to spend your carbs on a lower-carb side dish so you can eat more.
Yes, turkey is high protein meat that can be enjoyed whether you are on a low-carb diet, keto diet, or even a carnivore diet. Dark meat and turkey legs are tasty because they are high in iron.
Enjoy the high protein turkey meat, avoid the high-carb side dishes, avoid bread and choose low starch vegetables and make a yummy keto dessert recipe.
Sweet potatoes (as the name suggests) are sweet and a high-carb root vegetable so generally avoided on the keto diet. However, like green beans, sweet potatoes can be enjoyed in a small amount.
There are recipes for keto cornbread and keto pork stuffing, or you can use any leftover or stale keto bread to make your own family’s favorite stuffing recipe. Chicken broth or turkey drippings is the perfect addition that makes it extra tasty for your savory tooth.
Now you can plan out your entire healthy Thanksgiving dinner using these simple low-carb and keto recipes. There is literally everything you need to put together an amazing meal all right here on one page!
Please leave a comment below with your favorite low-carb Thanksgiving recipe.
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