Low Carb Thanksgiving Recipes

low carb Thanksgiving recipes
Roasted turkey garnished with cranberries on a rustic style table decoraded with pumpkins, gourds, asparagus, brussel sprouts, baked vegetables, pie, flowers, and candles.

These low carb Thanksgiving recipes will let you celebrate with friends and family without ruining your low carb diet. As you know, Thanksgiving is a time for sharing gratitude and spending quality time with the people we love.

It’s also a day of indulging in delicious foods, from mouthwatering turkey to delectable desserts. But that doesn’t mean you have to stray from your low carb lifestyle. So, here’s a roundup of low carb Thanksgiving recipes to help you stay on track with your low carb diet.

I’ve already posted a number of recipes to inspire you on previous years so if you are looking for even more tasty recipes then check these out too:

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7 Low Carb Thanksgiving Meal Ideas
Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes Low Carb & Keto

Low Carb Thanksgiving Recipes

1. Perfect Low Carb Roast Turkey Recipe

low carb rosat turkey recipe

American holidays such as Thanksgiving are particularly rich in traditional fare. Roast turkey has become the national dish that Americans traditionally eat on Thanksgiving.

Thankfully, turkey is generally low in carbs, so it fits well with the low carb diet. But be careful with the ingredients you add to it, as some of them may be high in carbs. To be safe, you can use this Perfect Roast Turkey Recipe from Stephanie Parlegreco of  I Can’t Believe It’s Low Carb as your inspiration.

2. Perfect Keto Gravy 

low carb turkey gravy Don’t forget to serve your roast turkey with gravy on the side. For a low carb take on the traditional gravy recipe, here’s the Perfect Keto Gravy from Bobbi of Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen.

All ingredients are low in carbs, yet it tastes like the real thing. It’s rich and delicious, and with less than one net carb per serving, you can indulge without feeling the guilt!

3. Keto Stuffing Recipe

keto turkey stuffing

If you’re looking for a low carb recipe for stuffing, try this Keto Stuffing Recipe from Joe Duff, The Diet Chef. Inspired by the classic stuffing recipe, it’s cooked using sausages, keto bread, mushrooms, cauliflower, butter, and egg.

None of the ingredients could kick you out of your low carb diet, yet it tastes just as good as the traditional stuffing people have on Thanksgiving.

4. Low Carb Mashed Cauliflower with Garlic and Parmesan

low carb Thanksgiving recipes mashed cauliflowerThere will likely be mashed potatoes in every Thanksgiving spread. But just because you’re on a low carb diet doesn’t mean you have to skip this.

If you want to stick to tradition, follow this Garlic Mashed Cauliflower recipe from Andie on All Recipes instead. It’s one of the most delicious low carb Thanksgiving recipes and you can prep it in minutes, and it tastes so good that even those who hate cauliflower will be sure to love it.

5. Low Carb Thanksgiving Recipes Butternut Squash Soup

low carb Thanksgiving recipes

If you’re thinking of serving soups on Thanksgiving, try this low carb Butternut Squash Soup from Maya of Wholesome Yum. It’s thick and creamy, yet it doesn’t have all the carbs that most creamy soups have.

The recipe uses winter squash, which adds a naturally rich texture to the soup. It has 38.2 grams of net carbs per serving, and while it’s not suitable for keto, it could be good for other low carb diets.

6. Keto Green Bean Casserole

keto green bean casserole recipe

This Keto Green Bean Casserole from Arman of the Big Man’s World is one of the tastiest low carb Thanksgiving recipes you can serve this holiday season.

It’s a low carb version of the classic green bean casserole that’s also a staple in Thanksgiving celebrations. Made with fresh green beans, smothered with a rich mushroom sauce and topped with crispy onions, your guests won’t be able to resist this low carb dish.

7. Low Carb Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower

low carb Thanksgiving recipes shepherd's pieSome of the most popular pies for Thanksgiving are sweet, but you can have savory pies if you wish! So, delight your guests with this Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower from Sachi of We Count Carbs.

For this recipe, Sachi uses mashed cauliflower, a healthier alternative to the usual sweet potato pies being served on Thanksgiving. It also has ground lamb, which is ideal for your low carb diet. With only 9 grams of net carbs per serving, this Shepherd’s Pie is also suitable for keto dieters.

8. Keto Cranberry Sauce

kwto cranberry sauceCranberry is another food traditionally served at Thanksgiving. In fact, Americans eat a whopping 400 million pounds of cranberries each year, and 20 percent of them are consumed during Thanksgiving.

If you want to uphold the tradition, here’s a sugar-free Keto Cranberry Sauce recipe from Ionana of Low Carb Spark. It’s delicious and can be prepped up in 15 minutes using only four ingredients! The best part is that you can serve it warm or cold, and a perfect complement to leftover turkey slices for sandwiches.

9. Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake

keto pumpkin cheesecake The desserts are often the highlight of every Thanksgiving feast. When following a low carb diet, you’ll find that there’s no need to skip the desserts because there are tons of delicious low carb dessert recipes out there.

One of these is this Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake from Aramn of the Big Man’s World. It’s one of those low carb Thanksgiving recipes that won’t take up much of your time to prepare. Best of all, each slice contains only 3 grams of net carbs!

10. Easy Keto Pumpkin Cranberry Skillet Cake

keto pumpkin cranberry skillet cake

Cranberry is a staple food for Thanksgiving, so it makes sense to use it as the main ingredient for desserts. This Easy Keto Pumpkin Cranberry Skillet Cake from Hilda Solares of Fit to Serve is a great recipe to try.

It’s made with a combination of pumpkin and cranberry, two seasonal favorites this holiday season. With every bite, you’ll taste the natural sweetness of pumpkin and the juicy tartness of cranberries. Each slice contains only 3.1 grams of net carbs, so you can have a slice or two if you want!

11. Low Carb Cranberry Moscow Mule

low carb cranberry Moscow MuleHere’s a low carb cocktail to complete this roundup of low carb Thanksgiving recipes. This low-carb Cranberry Moscow Mule from Aneesha of Spice Cravings is made using vodka, cranberry juice, spicy ginger beer, and fresh lime.

It has two versions – one is the regular recipe, which has 15 grams of net carbs. To make the low carb version, Aneesha switched the ginger beer with a diet ginger ale. Without the ginger beer, the Cranberry Moscow Mule will only have 6 grams of net carbs, making it the perfect low-carb drink to toast with family and friends!


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