Don’t let the holiday ruin your keto diet. Prepare these delicious Keto Thanksgiving recipes which you’ll enjoy just as much as any other.
As you know, it can be easy for most people to forget about their diet when they’re surrounded by delightful but often unhealthy meals at Thanksgiving.
Thankfully, the ketogenic diet is a type of diet that will not deprive you of delicious foods. With these low carb keto Thanksgiving recipes, you can still indulge in delicious meals while staying in ketosis.
None of your guests will notice that they are made from keto-friendly ingredients. Even if your guests are not following any type of diet, they surely won’t be able to resist giving in to these mouthwatering treats!
So here’s our roundup of delicious keto Thanksgiving recipes to inspire you in coming up with a guilt-free Thanksgiving menu this holiday.
Keto Thanksgiving Recipes
1. Whole Roasted Cauliflower Recipe – Parmesan and Garlic
Cauliflower is a great choice of vegetable for your keto diet. This low carb veg is highly nutritious and can make for a great replacement for potatoes and rice.
Related reading: What Are the Best Low Carb Vegetables?
So. when it comes to side dishes for Thanksgiving, this Whole Roasted Cauliflower recipe from Maya of Wholesome Yum is on top of our list. Drizzled with garlic Parmesan sauce, this healthy low carb side dish is absolutely delicious.
It complements your roast turkey and can be paired with other main dishes too!
2. Feta Zucchini Low-carb Side Dish
Another great vegetable that can work well for your low carb diet is zucchini. Having only 4 grams of carbs for every serving, zucchini can make for a perfect keto-friendly ingredient for your side dishes this Thanksgiving.
This Feta & Zucchini Side Dish Recipe from Denise of My Life Cookbook would be a great recipe to try. The feta cheese gives the zucchini a satisfying flavor.
Above all, this recipe is so easy to prepare. It’s one of those keto Thanksgiving recipes that you can whip up in only a few minutes!
3. Low Carb Garlic Butter Roast Turkey
Of course, your Thanksgiving dinner won’t be complete without the turkey. You’ll find tons of low-carb Turkey recipes out there but our current favorite is this Garlic Butter Roast Turkey from Kelly, the recipe developer at Life Made Keto.
It’s so tender, juicy, and absolutely satisfying, that your guests will surely keep on coming back for more. What’s more, this roast turkey is so easy to prepare. It’s rubbed with garlic herb butter and there’s no need to brine the turkey.
4. Low Carb Cauliflower Stuffing
We all know that stuffing is the best part of a turkey on your Thanksgiving dinner. For a delicious low-carb stuffing recipe, check out this Low Carb Cauliflower Stuffing by Maya at Wholesome Yum.
It has all the flavors of a typical bread based stuffing thanks to the variety of tasty herbs that are used although you can use others if you prefer. It includes parsley, thyme, sage, and some salt and pepper.
It’s super quick to make and is oven cooked at a high temperature. The final result is a super soft cauliflower with loads of flavor, and there’s no doubt that this stuffing recipe will be the star on your dinner table.
5. Keto Bacon Parmesan Green Beans
For some Thanksgiving would not be the same without a green bean dish. If you’re following a keto diet or low carb diet you know how important it is to have plenty of green veggies and Thanksgiving should be no different.
This recipe from Six Sisters Stuff only takes 10 minutes to prepare and 10 minutes to cook. It’s spiced up with fresh garlic, garlic salt, onion salt and red onion.
If you are worried about the garlic you could leave it out or top the dish with some fresh chopped parsley which will help to combat the garlic odor.
6. Juicy Oven-baked Keto Ribs
Are you looking for an alternative dish to serve to your turkey-hater guests? These meaty juicy Keto Ribs from Kim, the Low Carb Maven would be perfect!
The ribs are smothered with a healthy homemade rib rub and sugar-free barbecue sauce, making them absolutely keto-friendly.
Unlike the other Keto Thanksgiving recipes that would require a lot of equipment and tools, these ribs only need a sheet pan and foil to bake. In two hours, you’ll have a tender and flavorful baby back ribs that will surely delight your guests!
7. Bacon-Wrapped Turkey Breast with Tomatoes
If you are tired of the usual roast turkey, why don’t you give this Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast with Tomatoes a try? Created by Tasha of Ketogasm, this delicious turkey dish is everything that a keto dieter would love.
It’s also a great alternative if your local meat shop has run out of the whole turkey bird but you still want to satisfy the turkey cravings of your dinner guests!
It’s easy to prepare. Simply wrap the thin slices of turkey breast with bacon and cook! Leave in the pot for up to 8 hours and you’ll have a delicious turkey meal to serve come dinnertime.
8. Keto Turkey Meatballs with Mustard Coconut Cream Sauce
Another thing that you can do if your local meat shop has run out of whole turkey birds is to make meatballs out of ground turkey meat. Meatballs are tasty and versatile. You can cook them with any sauce that you prefer.
So if you need inspiration for a low carb turkey meatballs recipe, these Keto Turkey Meatballs from Louise Hendon of The Keto Summit are highly recommended. Cooked in mustard coconut cream sauce, this savory dish will surely be loved by everyone!
9. Keto Beef Stroganoff
Another great alternative to turkey meals is beef stroganoff. Everyone loves this creamy classic Russian dish and it’s a great recipe to impress your beef-loving guests.
This Keto Beef Stroganoff from Gerri at My Keto Kitchen tastes just as great as the original recipe, but with absolutely fewer carbs. Therefore, you can eat along with your guests without having to worry about going out of ketosis.
This dish would be perfect with a serving of Broccoli Rice or Cauliflower Rice.
10. Keto Pecan Pie Clusters
Who says you can’t have desserts while on keto? Of course, you can! If you’ve been following the keto diet for a while now, then you know that there are tons of low carb desserts out there that won’t kick you out of ketosis.
These Keto Pecan Pie Clusters from Sam the blogger at Hey Keto Mama is one of them. It’s one of those guilt-free Keto Thanksgiving recipes that are very comforting to indulge in. They are made with a zero carb sweetener and just hit the spot after a big Thanksgiving meal.
Related reading: 4 Best Natural Low Carb Sweeteners
11. Low Carb Cheesecake
When it comes to keto-friendly desserts, cheesecakes often come up on the list. And, why not? It’s just basically made of cream cheese and has a little bit of sweetness.
This Low Carb Cheesecake from Jamie of My Baking Addiction is another delicious dessert to serve for your Thanksgiving dinner.
Inspired by the traditional cheesecake recipe, this low-carb treat has no added sugar but it tastes just like the real thing. In fact, your guests won’t even know that it’s low carb!
Want even more Keto Thanksgiving recipe ideas?
Check out this post from last year for 7 Low Carb Thanksgiving Meal Ideas
And if you want another side dish try this Keto “Sweet Potato” Casserole
Turkey image by Paul Townsend