Many recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner are high in carbs, from mashed potatoes to pies. Even some meals that look healthy may have some carbs hiding in them, such as gravy and salad dressing.
If you are serious about losing weight through a low carb diet, then don’t let your Thanksgiving celebration ruin your diet. Of course, you can still celebrate and enjoy delicious treats.
The key is to prepare your own meals and make sure there are fewer carbs in them. If you need some inspiration, check out these low carb versions of some of the most famous recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner.
For even more recipes take a look at these 7 Low Carb Thanksgiving Meal Ideas
and these low carb and keto Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes or these easy and delicious Keto Thanksgiving Recipes. You’ll be spoilt for choice!
Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner
1. The Ultimate Low Carb Keto Turkey Recipe
No Thanksgiving Dinner is complete without the turkey. While the turkey itself is healthy and keto-friendly, it is usually the stuffing and gravy that make it not very keto-friendly.
Thankfully, Katrin, The Sugar-free Londoner, came up with a low carb version of a tender and juicy roast turkey.
What makes this recipe unique is that the turkey breast is decorated with parma ham. It turns out so delicious since the ham’s salty taste complements the juicy turkey meat well. As for the gravy, check out this Keto Turkey Gravy Recipe.
2. Sheet Pan Roasted Low Carb Vegetables
If some of your guests are following a Vegetarian Diet, you can include this Sheet Pan Roasted Low Carb Veggies for your dinner spread. Made by Lindsey of Moscato Mom, these low carb veggies are loaded with nutrients and full of flavor.
The recipe is quick and easy to prepare and can make for a perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving Dinner. Of course, you don’t need to follow everything on the recipe. You can use any vegetable you want, but make sure they are low in carbs. Here are some of the best vegetables for a low carb diet.
3. Cheesy Keto Green Beans
Another dish that’s perfect for those following the Keto Vegetarian Diet is a green bean casserole. Green beans is another popular side dish often served at Thanksgiving Dinner. It’s simple, inexpensive, and can be made a day ahead.
If you want to serve this dish for your dinner, check out this low carb Cheesy Keto Green Beans from Cheryl of Easy Healthy Recipes. The recipe takes only 20 minutes to prepare, but if you’re too busy to prepare it on the actual day, feel free to prepare it a day before. When Thanksgiving Dinner comes, reheat it in an oven at 400° Fahrenheit.
Another casserole dish that’s popular at Thanksgiving is this Keto Sweet Potato Casserole. And if you are wondering how sweet potato fits into the keto diet then the secret is that it’s made with cauliflower and pumpkin puree. These really simulate the texture and taste of a sweet potato casserole. Try it!
4. Keto Mushroom Side Dish with Bacon
If you would rather have some meat in your side dish, this Keto Mushroom Side Dish with Bacon is perfect. As you know, both mushrooms and bacon are good for keto. The mushrooms are not only low in carbs, but they also contain a modest amount of fiber.
Made by Urvashi Pitre of the Two Sleevers, this low carb recipe for Thanksgiving Dinner requires only three main ingredients and a few minutes of your time to prepare. With only 5 grams of carbs per serving, a serving or two of this side dish won’t kick you out of ketosis.
5. Keto Mexican Chicken Casserole
Thanksgiving is a holiday that celebrates the art of homemade casseroles. But if you want to try something different instead of the usual green bean or the classic mac and cheese, this Keto Mexican Chicken Casserole is a great recipe to try.
Made by Mayra of Low Carb Love, this recipe is a low carb version of the traditional Mexican Casserole recipe. Instead of using regular tortillas, Mayra used readymade low carb tortillas. But if your supermarket doesn’t have any of these, here’s a Keto Tortilla Chips Recipe that you can try.
6. Loaded Baked Avocado
Every Thanksgiving spread often includes a potato dish, such as mashed potatoes and baked potato. But since you’re on a low carb diet, here’s a low carb take on the classic baked potato dish.
Made by Georgina of Step Away from Carbs, this recipe for Thanksgiving Dinner uses avocados instead of the usual potatoes. Loaded with cheese and topped with bacon, this dish is filled with healthy fats and has everything you need to stay in ketosis. It’s so easy to prepare as well and cooks in less than 10 minutes.
7. Easy Keto Blueberry Pie
When it comes to capping off your Thanksgiving feast, nothing could replace a delicious serving of mouthwatering pies. Just because you’re following the keto diet doesn’t mean you have to give up your sweet pie cravings this Thanksgiving.
Of course, you can still indulge in your favorite dessert! This Keto Blueberry Pie recipe from Hilda Solares of Fit To Serve Group tastes just like the regular blueberry pie, but it’s low in carbs! Instead of the usual wheat flour, this recipe uses almond flour. It also contains other keto-friendly ingredients, such as coconut flour, unsalted butter, and mozzarella cheese.
With only 1.9 grams of net carbs per serving, you won’t feel guilty indulging in this delicious dessert!
If you are more of a traditionalist and have to have a pumpkin pie then try this Delicious Low Carb Pumpkin Pie Recipe.
8. Keto Dark Chocolate Cookies
These Keto Dark Chocolate Cookies from Annie of The Best Keto Recipes are made using sugar-free chocolates, pecans, and coconut. You can also make these cookies into ice cream sandwiches using any of the low-carb ice cream recipes. Or better yet, enjoy them with a cup of your favorite keto coffee.
These cookies taste so good and are guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. They may be low in carbs, but they are sure to become everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving dessert.
9. Low Carb Old Fashioned Cocktail
This roundup of recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner won’t be complete without the delicious drinks. But forget about the wine and beer. Instead, serve up this Low Carb Old Fashioned Cocktail from Oscar of I Hacked Diabetes.
This sugar-free cocktail is made of bourbon whiskey and dashes of orange bitters. To sweeten this cocktail drink a bit, a teaspoon of erythritol is added. With only 2 grams of carbs per serving, you can share a Thanksgiving toast with friends without worrying about your low carb diet!