It’s that time of year, the time when you’ll undoubtedly be tempted by this and that from one holiday party to the next. You may not be interested in putting in any extra effort into having a keto Thanksgiving, but kicking yourself out of ketosis for the sake of potato and pie is a bummer, especially if you’re like me and realize a few bites in, that it totally wasn’t worth it.
If you live in the US and are planning to be “good” during Thanksgiving this week, here are some keto thanksgiving recipes I’ve enjoyed in years past and plan to cook up this year. Cauliflower mash is always a hit. With the right amount of butter and garlic, even some of your guests might be fooled!
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The Best Main Courses for a Wicked Good Keto Thanksgiving
A keto thanksgiving can be just as flavorful and exciting especially with this turkey that’s roasted to perfection with butter, herbs, and lemons. It’s the juiciest bird you’ll ever make, and it’s sure to satisfy even the biggest carb-lovers at your table.
Cinnamon and black pepper warm up this keto thanksgiving recipe while the sweet essence of roasted oranges adds flavor without all the extra sugars. Thanks to the baking powder, this turkey has the crispiest skin you’ll ever eat. Like your plate smothered in gravy? Just add some cold butter and xanthan gum to the drippings for a savory, low-carb version.
The Best Keto Appetizers for a Wicked Good Thanksgiving
Instead of the traditional carb-filled stuffed mushrooms, these are filled with melted swiss and garlic. You’ll want to double this recipe because it’s so good that even the mushroom haters in your family will gobble them down.
You can’t have a successful keto Thanksgiving without some great appetizers, and this cheese dip is nothing short of amazing. Serve it with dehydrated squash chips, pork rinds, or keto-friendly veggies and you won’t even miss the crackers.
Learn how to make the ultimate keto-friendly cheese plate to serve at your next holiday party. I’ve even included tips for picking the best cheeses for a mouth-watering spread. This is one keto Thanksgiving appetizer that is sure to impress.
These aren’t your grandmas’s deviled eggs. I’ve included thirteen different flavor profiles to satisfy everyone at your next holiday party. With flavors like guacamole and bacon to sriracha and cilantro, it will be hard to choose a favorite – so make them all!
The Best Keto Side Dishes for a Wicked Good Thanksgiving
This Onion and Sage Keto Stuffing is low in carbs but high in flavor. Instead of bread, it’s made with flaxseed which is an excellent source of healthy fats, antioxidants, and fiber. It’s even good enough to stuff a turkey with if you make a double batch.
If you’re sick of cauliflower, this is one recipe that will change your mind and excite your tastebuds. A creamy cheddar cheese sauce and freshly cooked and crumbled bacon, make this one of the most delicious side dishes for the ultimate keto Thanksgiving feast.
If your favorite holiday side dish is sweet potatoes topped with toasted marshmallows, then you’re going to go crazy for this low-carb version topped with sweetened mascarpone cheese and chopped pecans. It’s definitely my favorite recipe for a wicked good keto Thanksgiving.
You can stop searching for the Best Keto Cauliflower Mash because I promise, this is one is worthy of its name. If you want an extra special keto Thanksgiving then be sure to add the gorgonzola cheese. It’s delicious!
You can still enjoy spaghetti squash when cutting carbs, especially if you watch your portions. This side dish is delicious and makes an impressive keto Thanksgiving side when served in its shell for show.
The Best Keto Desserts for a Wicked Good Thanksgiving
No holiday meal is complete without a slice of pie, which is exactly why I created this pumpkin pie recipe with a keto-approved walnut crust. Top with fresh made whipped cream for the perfect end to your keto Thanksgiving.
Enjoy your favorite fall beverage in the form of a frosty dessert. This recipe requires an ice cream maker, but I promise it’s so worth it.
The “crust” of this dessert is made from pecans and macadamias, then layered with a smooth cheesecake filling, and a sage-infused blackberry topping. Serve them shot glasses for a keto Thanksgiving dessert that is sure to impress even your fanciest guests.
This creamy pumpkin cheesecake tastes like what would happen if spicy pumpkin pie and sweet cheesecake had a love affair – except there’s no baking involved! Make it for one or multiply the recipe to accommodate everyone at your next holiday dinner. Even carb-lovers will approve!
This pie is a keto-friendly version of an Ooey Gooey Butter Cake, but without all the sugars! It’s best when chilled so it’s the perfect keto Thanksgiving dessert to make in advance.
If you enjoy wine then it’s not realistic to expect you’ll never drink again just because you’re on keto – especially around the holidays. This recipe is just as good as a traditional sangria, but better because I’ve reduced the sugars by using Pomegranate Berry keto drink mix by Everly. It’s the perfect cocktail for your next keto Thanksgiving.