Wicked Good Keto Holiday Dinner Recipes Everyone Will Love
It’s easy to feel defeated around the holidays – temptations are everywhere. I’m here to prove you can have the most spectacular keto holiday dinner without sacrificing flavor or all your hard work. I’ve put together a list of all my favorite recipes that are not only low in carbs, but they are approved by my carb-loving friends and their kids!
Keto Holiday Dinner Main Courses
If you’re looking for something impressive to serve this holiday season then you’ve come to the right place. Nothing beats the flavor of this keto ham coated in a sweet butter bourbon glaze. It’s a great main dish and the leftovers are perfect for my Wicked Western Keto Scramble.
Spend more time with the ones you love and enjoy one of my favorite main courses – Pot roast. Dry rubbed and cooked low and slow, this is one of the easiest keto holiday dinner recipes because your slow cooker does all the work for you.
Your whole family will be asking ‘Where’s the Beef?” thanks to my cinnamon chili-rubbed keto roast. If you serve it alongside my Sweet Pumpkin Keto Cauliflower Puree and The Best Cauliflower Mash Ever you’ll have one spectacular keto holiday dinner.
Keto Holiday Dinner Soups
Make your next keto holiday dinner extra impressive by serving my adaptation of the Olive Garden’s Zuppa Tuscana soup. This soup is creamy and delicious and also healthy because of the perfectly seasoned pork meatballs and anti-oxidant rich kale. You can even use cooked and crumbled sausage if you’re pressed for time. Just watch out for fillers that add unwanted carbs.
Who says you need noodles to have an enjoyable bowl of chicken soup? Not me! This recipe is so flavorful thanks to the parmesan broth, herbs, and a touch of Chardonnay. It’s warm and comforting and is the perfect addition to your next keto holiday dinner.
Keto Holiday Dinner Side Dishes
Green bean casserole is a classic holiday side dish, but it’s usually not keto-friendly – until now. The best part is that this recipe only requires a sheet pan and a few simple ingredients to help take the stress out of making a big keto holiday dinner.
I mean it when I say that this is the best cauliflower mash ever, and you can’t have a keto holiday dinner without mashed cauli. I’ve added gorgonzola to make it fancy, but if you skip it you get the ultimate low carb mashed potatoes.
I love spaghetti squash during the colder months. I get that not everyone agrees that spaghetti squash is a keto-friendly ingredient, but I’ve found that as long as you watch your portions you can enjoy it and still maintain ketosis. Made with simple, yet high-quality ingredients, this is one keto holiday dinner recipe everyone will love.
Keto Holiday Dinner Desserts
The holidays are so busy that I love recipes I can make in advance – like this ambrosia made with sweet berries and cream cheese. While I know it’s not a “whole foods” recipe because of the jello, it’s nice to have options that are healthier than all the other sugar-filled treats you normally find at holiday gatherings.
Pumpkin pie is one of the most popular holiday desserts, but chances are your grandma’s version is full of carbs. That doesn’t mean you have to watch everyone else enjoy dessert while you sulk – I’ve made this classic better (aka keto-approved) by swapping the carb-filled crust for one made with walnuts.
Inspired by the classic ooey, gooey, butter cake, this keto-approved butter pie will make an excellent addition to your next keto holiday dinner party. It’s best when chilled and topped with fresh whipped cream, and it makes 12 decadent and filling servings.