35 Keto Thanksgiving Recipes for Your Low Carb Diet

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and we all know what that means – it’s time to indulge in all the delicious food that we only get to enjoy once a year. But what if you are following a Keto Diet this Thanksgiving? Well, you can still enjoy all your holiday favorites (with a twist) with these 35 Keto Thanksgiving recipes! In this post you’ll find a Keto version for all of your faves: roasted turkey, glazed ham, cranberry dressing, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and so many desserts!

Whether you follow a Keto or low-carb diet, or you simply want to try something new and healthy this year, these recipes are sure to please even the pickiest eaters. In this post, we’ll answer some common questions about Keto Thanksgiving recipes and share some ideas for delicious dishes you can serve to your family and friends.

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Who would Low Carb or Keto Thanksgiving recipes be good for?

Keto Thanksgiving recipes are perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy all the classic Thanksgiving dishes without the added carbs and sugars. The Keto or low-carb diet is a popular lifestyle choice that emphasizes high-fat, moderate-protein, and low-carb foods.

By cutting out the carbs, your body enters a state of ketosis, which means it burns fat for energy instead of glucose. This can lead to weight loss and improved overall health.

So, if you’re on the Keto or low-carb diet, or you’re looking for a healthy and delicious alternative to some of your sugar-loaded traditional Thanksgiving dishes, these recipes are perfect for you.

Do Keto Thanksgiving recipes taste like the real thing?

Yes, absolutely!

While some Keto recipes may require a little extra effort, the end result is just as satisfying and delicious as the real thing.

Many of the classic Thanksgiving dishes, such as roasted turkey, green beans, Brussels sprouts, are already pretty Keto-friendly with only a few simple substitutions.

But a few of the classic recipes like mashed potatoes and stuffing will need some heavy substitutions to make them low carb. In recipes like this, it’s important to really focus on the seasonings. That is what is going to make the Keto versions of these Thanksgiving favorites taste like the real thing.

But don’t worry, all the chefs who designed the recipes on this list were well aware of that and sure to focus on those classic herbs and flavors even when removing the carbs.

Does Having a Keto Thanksgiving Mean No Fruits and Veggies at All?

While it is true most fruits and veggies are high in carbohydrates and need to be fully avoided when following a Keto diet in order to remain in ketosis, you don’t have to omit them all. Many of your traditional Thanksgiving veggies are actually low in carbs. So while you can’t have a heaping pile of steamed veggies while following Keto, you can have a nice side dish of a few.

On the Keto diet, you want to stick to low-carb vegetables and fruits that are high in fiber. Some examples of Keto-friendly vegetables include spinach, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, zucchini, and mushrooms.

You can also enjoy low-carb fruits like berries, avocados, and olives in moderation.

Incorporating these foods into your Thanksgiving meal is easy – just substitute traditional carb-heavy dishes with Keto-friendly options.

For example, instead of mashed potatoes, try making mashed cauliflower. Instead of sweet potato casserole, make a green bean casserole that is low carb. And instead of pumpkin pie, try a Keto-friendly pumpkin cheesecake.

35 Keto Thanksgiving Recipes that Taste as Good as the Real Thing

I found so many amazing Keto Thanksgiving recipes to span the entire menu that I had to break them up into categories to help you find what you are looking for.

First up you will find main courses like turkey and ham, then I have a section for Keto stuffings. I tried to include a lot of stuffing recipes because that’s how stuffing is, everyone makes it a bit different or likes it a bit different and this way you have a lot of choices.

After that there are a ton of traditional but Keto side dishes and lots of Keto desserts!

Keto Thanksgiving Main Courses

Perfect Roast Turkey

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Making the Perfect Roast Turkey is really simple when you know the steps. Learn what you need to do to make a moist and flavorful turkey.

Best Ever Crockpot Turkey Wings

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These crockpot turkey wings are so tender that they might fall off the bone. They’re full of flavor, incredibly juicy, and so easy to make. 

Boneless Turkey Breast Roast Recipe

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This Boneless Turkey Breast Roast is herb-crusted and garlic-stuffed, then baked in the oven with tender, juicy results! Only 6 ingredients are needed for this recipe that produces flavorful and impressive results every time.

Sugar-Free Keto Glazed Ham

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A killer Blood Orange Sugar Free Keto Glazed Ham recipe that will have you enjoying your ham this Christmas without the sugar! No one will know your little secret.

Keto Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipes

Keto Sausage Stuffing

keto sausage stuffing for the holidays

This keto sausage stuffing recipe is savory and crunchy. With only 4 net carbs per serving, it is the perfect keto side dish!

The Best Keto Stovetop Stuffing

Keto Thanksgiving Recipe Stovetop Stuffing

This is seriously the best keto stove top stuffing recipe! It makes the most delicious side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas. It is packed with all the traditional flavors of regular stuffing, but without the usual carb-heavy white bread.

Cauliflower Stuffing

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Perfectly seasoned Cauliflower Stuffing has all the flavors of traditional stuffing but contains no bread! This low carb twist on the classic can be prepped in only 10 minutes.

Keto Stuffing Recipe

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This Keto Stuffing Recipe is a very different sort of stuffing recipe but I love the way it turned out!

Keto Side Dishes Recipes

From mashed “potatoes” to sauteed veggies and beyond, this is one really fun Keto Thanksgiving recipe section! Depending on the size of yourguest list, you can pick a ton of these to make!

Loaded Cauliflower Mash

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It’s the perfect side dish for every meal! Loaded cauliflower mash is creamy and tastes just like loaded mashed potatoes.

Air Fryer Mushrooms with Roasted Garlic and Parsley

Air Fryer Mushrooms with Roasted Garlic and Parsley

Mushrooms are a super low carb veggie so serving air fryer mushrooms as a side for your Thanskgiving meal is a great idea if you or any of your guests are following a Keto Diet plan.

Pressure Cooker Collard Greens with Bacon

Pressure Cooker Collard Greens with Bacon Keto Thanksgiving Sides Recipe

Collard greens are a Southern staple dish that always comes out on the holidays too. This easy pressure cooker collard greens with bacon is a perfect side to pair with Thanksgiving dinner and stick to a low carb diet.

Tangy Keto Potato Salad

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Tangy Cauliflower Potato Salad is a light salad with low calorie, low fat, and low carbohydrate but full of traditional potato salad flavors. It is made with typical potato salad ingredients sans potatoes.

The Best Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

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This Creamy Mashed Cauliflower Recipe may be lower in carbs and calories but they are just as mouthwatering as regular mashed potatoes. Made with sour cream, parmesan cheese, garlic, and butter, these creamy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes are full of delicious buttery flavor and make the perfect, keto-approved side dish!

Seasoned Green Beans With Bacon

Seasoned Green Beans With Bacon

These seasoned green beans with bacon are such a flavourful and easy side dish. Prepared on the stovetop with tasty spices and pan-fried bacon, this quick green beans dish is sure to become one of your new family favorites! They are gluten-free, low carb and keto-friendly.

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts Keto Thanksgiving Recipe

Air fryer Brussels sprouts are a delicious and healthy side dish that can be easily customized to your taste. They are a great addition to any meal and are sure to become a family favorite!

Air Fryer Green Beans

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In just 10 minutes you will be enjoying the most delicious crispy air fryer green beans. Follow this recipe for seasoned green beans with a burst of fresh lemon juice for an irresistible side dish.

Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Pan roasted Brussels sprouts are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Try this delicious recipe for a low carb vegetable side this Thanksgiving.

Oven Roasted Asparagus

Oven Roasted Asparagus

When you roast vegetables it brings out a soft but crispy caramelized flavor that can’t be beat. Try this roasted asparagus recipe for your Thanksgiving dinner this year and keep it low carb.

Fried Cabbage with Bacon and Onions

fried cabbage with bacon and onions

This easy Fried Cabbage with Bacon & Onions is salty, smoky, tangy, and sweet. It is a very popular side to make for holidays.

Keto / Low Carb Air Fryer Zucchini

Keto / Low Carb Air Fryer Zucchini

Air Fryer Zucchini is savory, crispy, delicious, and so simple to make! Seasoned with common pantry staples, this is a go-to side dish recipe you can rely on all year long. Vegan, gluten-free, low-carb, and keto.

Air Fryer Portabella Mushrooms

Air Fryer Portabella Mushrooms low carb keto side dish for Thanksgiving

Air fryer portobello mushrooms pack in flavor and versatility.  Portobellos are transformed in under 15 minutes with garlic and herbs.  naturally vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free. I can’t get over how amazing these look!

The Best Keto Bread Rolls

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This recipe for fathead keto bread rolls is the best you will ever have. These keto rolls are fluffy and taste like the holiday rolls your grandma used to make! You will love these keto dinner rolls because they kick all bread-eating FOMO that you experience on Keto bye-bye.

Keto Green Bean Casserole

Keto Green Bean Casserole Thanksgiving low carb side dish

While canned recipes come together quickly, you can’t beat the taste of our from-scratch keto green bean casserole. Our simple, homemade version is creamy and rich with wholesome ingredients like fresh green beans and mushrooms make a really healthy and delicious version of the holiday classic.

Keto Cream of Mushroom Soup

Keto Cream of Mushroom Soup for Thanksgiving Dinner

Keto Cream of Mushroom Soup – Throw out the can of Campbell’s and try our keto cream of mushroom soup instead. It’s made with fresh mushrooms and thickened with cream.

Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce

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Easy Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce with only four simple ingredients and water. Five minutes of prep and the smell of cranberries, cinnamon, and vanilla will fill your house. This delicious keto cranberry sauce recipe is the perfect accompaniment to your holiday meal.

Keto Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Last but certainly not least, Keto Thanksgiving dessert recipes! Thanksgiving is about enjoying and a little indulging as we appreciate everything we’re grateful for.

So adding ina bunch of low carb desserts is exactly what you need! These recipes are so decadent, of course sugar free, and you might be tempted to try making every single one!

Keto / Paleo Pumpkin Pie Trifle

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Mix up your Thanksgiving dessert table and impress your guests with this pumpkin pie trifle! Layers of angel food cake, pumpkin pie pudding, and homemade whipped cream make up this delightful dessert and believe it or not, all this goodness is actually low carb!

Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe With Pecan Crust

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If you are eating low carb or keto you can still enjoy sweet treats! This Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe With Pecan Crust will make you think you are cheating on your diet.

Keto Cheesecake Recipe

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You’ve found it! The best no-bake keto cheesecake ever. Indulge in a rich, decadent, and creamy dessert without the carbs thanks to this amazing recipe. Whether you’re on the ketogenic diet or not, this low-carb cheesecake is sure to impress any dessert lover!

Pumpkin Fluff No Bake Keto Cheesecake Recipe

Pumpkin Fluff No Bake Keto Cheesecake Recipe

If you are eating low-carb but still want to enjoy those fall flavors like pumpkin, I have just the thing for you. Learn how to make this Pumpkin Fluff No Bake Keto Cheesecake Recipe for a tasty and pretty simple to make treat.

Easy Keto Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Easy Keto Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

These are tasty and easy Keto Pumpkin Bars with cream cheese frosting that everyone will be begging for more of. AND you can make them under 45 minutes.

Keto Pumpkin Bread with Coconut Flour

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This is my family favorite Keto pumpkin bread recipe. Even my kids eat it and fell in love BEFORE they knew it had coconut flour and almond milk instead of the traditional ingredients!

Keto Cranberry Lime Thanksgiving Bread

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Ready for a twist on low carb bread you probably haven’t tried before? Keto cranberry lime bread feels super festive. I love to sprinkle the top with monk fruit in the raw for an extra sweet and fancy looking treat.

Keto Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

Keto Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe Thanksgiving dessert ideas

This Keto Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe is sugar free and gluten free. It’s so creamy and luscious that you won’t believe it’s keto diet friendly!

It’s made with a coconut flour and chocolate crust, and a rich chocolate cheesecake filling. To top, a mound of fresh strawberries, blackberries and raspberries.

Keto Pecan Pie

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This sugar-free homemade keto pecan pie recipe is the ideal Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert. Enjoy a flaky gluten-free pecan pie made with a grain-free crust and a buttery and gooey custardy filling topped with pecans.

Almond Flour Chocolate Cake

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An insanely easy chocolate almond flour cake that is perfect for the lazy baker. 

It’s also gluten-free, low-carb, Keto-friendly, refined sugar-free, and beautifully chocolatey with a moist and lighter crumb.

No Bake Keto Pecan Pie Cheesecake

No Bake Keto Pecan Pie Cheesecake

This incredible no-bake keto pecan pie cheesecake has a cream cheese filling on top of a salty keto pecan crust. Surprisingly, it only has 4g net carbs per serving!

Wrapping Up the BEST 35 Keto Thanksgiving Recipes

If you were afraid you’d have to miss out by following a Keto Diet this Thanksgiving, I hope this post has made it clear that you can absolutely indulge in almost all the classic holiday flavors and treats and still stay low carb!

Keto Thanksgiving recipes are a delicious and healthy way to enjoy all the classic dishes without the added carbs and sugars, really they are great for anyone trying to lower or eliminate unhealthy added sugars from their diets.

By incorporating low-carb vegetables and fruits and making a few simple substitutions, you can create a Keto-friendly Thanksgiving feast that everyone will enjoy. Which recipe are you dying to make? Let me know in the comments below!

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