These Low Carb Christmas Recipes will enable you to celebrate Christmas without ruining your keto diet. As you know, Christmas is when everyone seems to be in the festive mood that they eat whatever that’s on the table.
But if you have been following the keto diet or any low-carb diet, do not let your Christmas celebration throw everything you have worked hard for. The best thing about going low carb is you can still enjoy some of your favorite dishes while still adhering to your diet.
Check out these Low Carb Christmas Recipes to help you celebrate the holidays as much as everyone else!
Low Carb Christmas Recipes
1. Keto Celery Soup
Start your Christmas dinner with a warm bowl of soup. This Keto Celery Soup from Megan of Mad Creations Hub would be a great recipe to try. it’s quick and easy to make too so you won’t have to spend too much time on it.
Aside from celery, this soup has cauliflower, heavy cream, and other low-carb ingredients. With only 5 grams of net carbs per serving, this creamy soup will keep you warm and toasty before you dig in the mains!
2. Low Carb Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese
There’s usually a lot of heavy food that goes along with the Christmas celebrations, such as the Christmas ham. This Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese would make for a perfect finishing touch to your Christmas dinner menu.
Made by Kalyn Denny of Kalyn’s Kitchen, you can serve this salad with almonds and cranberries to give it a bit of a crunch. But go easy on the dried cranberries since they do have some carbs. If you’re on keto, it is best to omit them completely.
3. Keto Sugar-free Glazed Ham
Traditionally, a Christmas ham is rubbed with sugar and other sweet ingredients. But if you are following a low-carb diet, having sugar on your ham is not a good idea. Thankfully, there’s a low-carb way to prepare the Christmas ham.
This Keto Sugar-free Glazed Ham from Hilda Solares of the Fit To Serve Group is rubbed with brown sugar substitute and other keto-friendly ingredients, so it’s totally safe to eat even when you’re on the keto diet. It’s easy to prepare and something that the whole family is guaranteed to love.
For another ham recipe check out the one in this roundup of Keto Christmas Recipes.
4. Easiest Low Carb Salt-and-Pepper Turkey
If you don’t want to spend hours slaving over a hot stove this Christmas then this no fuss salt and pepper turkey recipe is ideal. It will only take you 10 minutes to prepare and 3 hours 40 mins to cook. What’s not to like?
The recipe from from Marian Cooper Cairns of Country Living is easy but delicious if you seek out a good quality turkey that will have plenty of flavor.
5. Keto Braised Beef
If beef is more to your liking, forget about the ham. Try this Keto Braised Beef made by Natalie of Tastes Lovely. Infused with fresh herbs and garlic and cooked in savory red wine gravy, this saucy braised beef will surely be loved by the family!
The best part is, this is one of those low carb Christmas recipes that you can prepare in only a few minutes. Serve this with cauliflower rice or creamy cauliflower mash.
6. Low Carb Cauliflower Au Gratin
You may want to include vegetables in your Christmas dinner spread, especially if you have invited some vegetarian guests. But make sure you choose keto-friendly veggies, such as cauliflower. If you need inspiration for a vegetarian keto recipe, check out this Keto Cauliflower Au Gratin from Vered DeLeeuw of the Healthy Recipes Blog.
Loaded with cheesy, creamy goodness, this cauliflower au gratin recipe would make for a perfect alternative to the potato au gratin. It can be ready in only 30 minutes and tastes so good, thanks to the combination of sour cream, parmesan, and Dijon mustard sauce.
7. Low Carb Cream of Mushroom Chicken
There are many reasons to include chicken in your Christmas dinner menu. It’s healthy, filling, delicious, and a great source of protein. Best of all, everyone loves a good chicken dish, whether they are on the low-carb diet or not.
If you are looking for a keto-friendly chicken recipe, here’s the Cream of Mushroom Chicken recipe from Dr. Davinah’s Eats. Aside from being delicious, this dish is so easy to prepare and requires using just one pot. You can prepare it using your Instant Pot, and it can be cooked in only 30 minutes.
8. Garlic Butter Keto Bread
Some families would love to have some freshly baked dinner rolls served on their Christmas Dinner table. And if your family is one of them, you can prepare them this Garlic Butter Keto Bread.
This low-carb bread recipe is from Nina Palmer on Eat Well 101 and can make for a great low-carb alternative to the dinner rolls you use to love. It’s crisp on the outside and moist on the inside. Plus, it’s made with cream cheese, mozzarella, and some bacon bits.
With all these delicious ingredients, there’s no reason why your family won’t love this low carb dinner roll alternative.
9. Low Carb Gingerbread Cake
Aside from ham and mashed potatoes, there’s another food that is often present on most Christmas Dinner Menus – and that’s gingerbread. Eating gingerbread at Christmas is a popular tradition, and it can take on many forms, from cookies to cakes and cocktail drinks.
This Keto Gingerbread Cake is another recipe from Vered DeLeeuw of the Healthy Recipes Blog. She is a nutrition coach who has been following a low carb diet and blogging since 2011.
Unlike the traditional recipe that contains brown sugar, this recipe uses Stevia for sweetener. It’s also made with almond flour, unsalted butter, and other ingredients that won’t kick you out of ketosis.
She uses cocoa powder to darken the cake as there is no molasses in it. It’s does not however taste of chocolate, just a lovely spicy taste.
10. Keto Grain-free Pecan Tassies
Pecan tassies are miniature pies with lovely golden brown crust and gooey pecan filling. I had never come across this word tassies before so I had to look it up. The word “tassie” originated in Scotland and means “miniature cup.” Tassies are apparently some of the most popular desserts served at Christmas but not where I am in England.
The traditional recipe uses all-purpose flour and brown sugar which is not obviously any good for anyone following a keto or low carb diet or any sort of healthy diet for that matter.
So, for a low carb version, check out this Grain-free Pecan Tassies recipe from Angela Roberts, he Spinach Tiger. Angela uses homemade brown sugar made with blackstrap molasses, which tastes just like brown sugar, but is definitely low in carbs.
11. Low Carb Christmas Recipe Pumpkin Spice Hot Buttered Rum
The best way to end your Christmas dinner meal is with a glass of delicious cocktail. So to end this roundup of low carb Christmas recipes, here’s a Pumpkin Spice Hot Buttered Rum made by Kyndra of Peace Love and Low Carb.
The traditional hot buttered rum uses white sugar and brown sugar. Sometimes, ice cream is added to the mix. To make this recipe low carb, Kyndra uses heavy cream, butter, and natural sweeteners. It’s so delicious, and you can tweak the recipe according to your taste preferences.
If you love pumpkin spice desserts then take a look at this recipe roundup for a No-Bake Keto Pecan Cheesecake or a Delicious Low Carb Pumpkin Pie Recipe