Looking for Keto Christmas recipes should be easy these days. From mains, appetizers to salads and desserts, you’ll find plenty of keto-friendly recipes that you can serve for the holidays.
Remember that if you have committed to living the keto lifestyle, you should stick to eating low carb even if it’s the holiday season. You have worked so hard to reach ketosis, and the last thing you want is for all your efforts to go to waste.
The good news is, you can enjoy still enjoy the goodness of the holidays even when you are living a keto lifestyle. The key is to look for Keto Christmas recipes that everyone will love.
Even though Christmas celebrations may be different this pandemic year depending on where you live these recipes should help you in planning for your Keto Christmas dinner.
Keto Christmas Recipes
1. Keto Shrimp and Guacamole Appetizer
You will find plenty of Keto Christmas recipes that are perfect for appetizers. But this keto shrimp and guacamole appetizer is highly recommended.
Featuring a low carb, cheesy-garlic bread topped with creamy guacamole and Mexican-flavored fried shrimp, your guests will surely find these appetizers hard to resist!
This recipe is made by Joanie and Chris and was featured on Tasty Low Carb. Joanie is a self-confessed foodie, who loves to create original Keto recipes with Chris, her husband. She has Adult Cystic Fibrosis with CF related diabetes. The keto diet helps to keep her blood sugar stable.
2. Keto Spicy Stuffed Celery with Chicken & Blue Cheese
Another low-carb appetizer to add to your Keto Christmas dinner menu is this Keto Spicy Stuffed Celery with Chicken & Blue Cheese.
Celery is one of those vegetables that you can safely include in your keto diet. It has high water content, so aside from not kicking you out of ketosis, it can help to prevent constipation, which is one of the symptoms of keto flu.
Made by Gerri, a qualified Chef from My Keto Kitchen, these celery sticks are the healthiest finger foods that everyone will surely love.
3. Keto Shrimp Avocado Salad with Cucumbers
The colorful combination of ingredients in this Shrimp Avocado Salad with Cucumbers is a perfect fit for Christmas dinners. Serve small plates of this tasty salad as a entrée.
Made by Chihyu of I Heart Umami, this salad is so easy to prepare. Start by poaching the shrimp. Then arrange all ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle with lime juice, salt and pepper, and olive oil, and it’s good to go!
4. Keto Glazed Ham
Ham is a staple in a traditional Christmas dinner. However, typical cured Christmas hams are often very sweet and loaded with sugar, so they are definitely not low-carb. Thankfully, Trina Krug came up with a low-carb version of the traditional Christmas ham recipe.
This Keto Glazed Ham may be a modified version, but it packs in tons of savory flavor, thanks to the combination of cinnamon and ginger. It uses Swerve brown sugar substitute to mimic the sweet taste of the typical glazed ham.
5. Keto Garlic Butter Salmon
If you would rather serve a lighter entrée, then opt for salmon instead of the usual Christmas ham. This delicious Keto Garlic Butter Salmon recipe from Rian Handler on Delish will surely be the star of your Christmas dinner.
All the ingredients are guaranteed keto-friendly. The salmon itself is loaded with healthy fats, and this recipe has been made even more keto-friendly by adding butter and Parmesan.
6. Keto Steak With Garlic Butter Mushrooms
If you have a small gathering this year for Christmas and prefer steak to the more traditional fare this Keto Steak with Garlic Butter Mushrooms would be the perfect dish to serve.
Created by Taylor of Food Faith Fitness, a Certified Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach, this delicious steak is grilled to perfection and topped with garlic butter mushrooms. Serve with salads or any of your favorite low-carb sides.
7. Keto Oven-Roasted Vegetables
Speaking of sides, these oven-roasted vegetables would be perfect for your steak. As a follower of the keto diet, then you are surely aware of the importance of adding veggies to your meals.
But be careful with the type of vegetables that you choose. To be sure, you may want to follow this Keto Oven Roasted Vegetables Recipe from Maya Krampf of Wholesome Yum. They are made so tasty with balsamic vinegar, garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
These veggies are carefully selected to ensure that they will fit with your keto lifestyle. Feel free to experiment with any low-carb veggies that you want.
8. Amazing Keto Beef Stew
What better way to kick off the first course of your Christmas dinner than with a delicious bowl of beef stew? This Amazing Keto Beef Stew from Kim, the Low Carb Maven, is guaranteed to warm up your dinner guests.
The tender beef chunks go well with the perfectly cooked vegetables. The stew is very savory and guaranteed keto-friendly. Kim gives plenty of tips for making sure that the beef is tender. There’s nothing worse than chewy beef in a stew!
9. Keto Roast Turkey Legs
Want turkey for your Christmas meal but only have a small gathering this year? These keto roast turkey legs would be perfect.
There are many turkey recipes around but some are so complicated, time-consuming and intimidating that this recipe from Gerri of My Keto Kitchen is a godsend.
The legs are made so very tasty with a seasoning of garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. You can serve them with a keto gravy that Gerri also gives a recipes for.
10. Easy Keto Broccoli Cheese Casserole
Another way to incorporate veggies into your Keto Christmas recipes is to cook a vegetable casserole. When it comes to this, broccoli would be a perfect veggie to use. It’s keto-friendly and a good source of calcium and Vitamin K.
Not everyone is a fan of broccoli, but if you load it up with cheese and cook into a casserole, it will surely be a big hit at the dinner table! It’s the perfect accompaniment to steak, ham or turkey, so check out this Easy Keto Broccoli Cheese Casserole Recipe from Wholesome Yum.
11. Homemade Keto Ice Cream
Who says you can’t have dessert on keto? Of course, you can! In fact, you can find tons of delicious Keto Christmas recipes for desserts.
One of them is this rich and creamy Homemade Keto Ice Cream from Carolyn of All Day I Dream About Food. It has a similar taste to regular ice cream, but not as sweet. This recipe is particularly good if you want a soft-scoop ice cream which is usually hard to achieve with home made low carb ice-cream.
Carolyn has cracked the secret with a combination of ingredients which includes two sweeteners. The recipe also includes some vodka which can be omitted if you prefer. It’s a great post-dinner treat for both adults and kids!
If you prefer chocolate ice cream then this Keto Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream would be a good one to try. On the other hand this Mason Jar Strawberry Ice Cream is great for strawberry lovers and so refreshing after dinner.
12. No-Bake Keto Pecan Cheesecake
This cheesecake creation from Angela Coleby of Divalicious Recipes is quick and easy to put together so is an ideal dessert to make if you have many other dishes to put together. In fact it can be made a day in advance which is ever better.
The base is made with pecans that have been toasted to bring out their delicious flavor. The creamy cheesecake is topped with pecans in a low carb caramel sauce.
The caramel sauce is easy enough to make with grass-fed butter, zero carb sweetener and some cream. So much better than out of a bottle.
13. Keto Christmas Cookies
You cannot let the holidays pass without making Christmas cookies for everyone! These Keto Christmas cookies from Arman Liew of The Big Man’s World are so simple to make.
He uses red and green zero carb candies to represent Christmas colors but they contain artificial colors which is not ideal. You can use cranberries and pistachios or chocolate chips instead.
Made with only five ingredients, these tasty treats can be prepared in less than 15 minutes, so it’s ideal for the busy bees. But the best thing about these cookies is that each one contains only 3 grams of net carbs!
Alternatively you could make these Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies.
14. Low Carb Christmas Pudding
Introduced by Prince Albert in the 14th century, the Christmas pudding is a staple dessert in every English Christmas dinner. Traditionally, this pudding is made with thirteen ingredients, which symbolize Jesus and the twelve Apostles.
Katrin of the Sugar-Free Londoner made a low carb version of this pudding. Instead of the all that dried fruit that is usually used she substitutes frozen blueberries and cherries. Both are naturally sweet and together with cacao powder makes the pudding the traditional dark color.
Instead of regular wheat flour she used almond flour and opted for erythritol for the sweetener.
15. Delicious Low Carb Pumpkin Pie Recipe
If your Christmas would not be the same without pumpkin pie then check out this Pumpkin Pie Recipe.
I hope that you have found some dishes to inspire you this Christmas which is bound to be different for many people due to the pandemic restrictions. Stay safe and stay well!