I know, I know, the photo below has a Christmas Tree in it. Well, this year we are putting the tree up early because we have missed our favorite family holiday last year, Keto Thanksgiving! So the tree is up from now until January the whatever-teenth.
On to the good stuff...
With a few modifications you wont feel like you are missing a thing this Thanksgiving . From cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie to stuffing and green beans, there are tons of options for your family dinner right here.
And if those aren't enough, we've also included some (a lot) of ideas for desserts like pumpkin cheesecake and even low carb apple pie so you don't feel left out of all the good stuff.
Whether you've been planning your menu since last November or this is your first time cooking anything Keto, it'll be easier than ever with all these recipes collected together here! Cheers!
Keto Thanksgiving Worthy Dessert:
Lets start with everyone's favorite! Making a low carb, gluten free dessert or two means that you can join in and even share with your carb loving family. Keto Thanksgiving desserts galore below....
We'll start traditional, plus it's my favorite and this is my post so I give you this delicious pumpkin pie. It features an almond flour crust and a creamy filling.
If you're looking for a low-carb, sugar-free dessert recipe that will satisfy your cravings and keep your diet on track, this keto pumpkin cheesecake is the perfect choice! It's easy to make and tastes delicious.
Our keto pumpkin cake recipe is so good, even your carb-loving friends won't be able to resist it.
Make this Keto Pumpkin Cake at least once this season!
You can make this cake to enjoy plain or add some sumptuous low carb cream cheese frosting to the top.
Chocolate goodness and no nuts to boot! Trust the "unique" process that I developed this cake with and you won't be sorry.
You can find this Devil of a Cake here.
My Keto Carrot Cake Recipe is always a great subject for the Keto Cops to discuss (read: rant about).
I have heard complaints such as "carrots" aren't Keto and insults all the way up to calling me a hack.
But you know what? FOOD ISN'T "KETO". People are.
So, if you like carrot cake and it fits in your macros, enjoy.
If not, keep scrollin because you really aren't going to like what I have to say about apples in the next low carb recipe lol.
Petty Aunt Apple Pie
Yep, hear me out. This dessert has 8 net carbs per slice. Can you eat it everyday? Nope.
Should you eat it on a holiday if you love apple pie? I say yes, you can if you want to. It's the best apple pie you'll ever have Keto or not.
You can make this Petty Aunt Pie the day before and it will taste even better. Cheers!
The green apple in this recipe has been replaced with jicama and green apple extract. I know it sounds weird, but give it a look, it's good and full of healthy fiber!
Orange Poppyseed Madeline's:
Keto Orange Poppyseed Madelines? OMG yes! These light and airy cakes have a hint of orange and are as beautiful as they are delicious.
What if I told you that the Keto Madeleine's contain only 2 net carbs?
They are traditionally French in origin and are named after the Marquise de Pompadour who was one of the mistresses of King Louis XV. The traditional recipes for this dessert do not contain sugar or flour but they are usually sweetened with honey or maple syrup.
Umm, not Keto. But we replace the honey with Allulose and they come out beautifully.
Peanut Butter Cup Bars
I doubt this little ditty needs an introduction. The creamy organic peanut butter in combination with smooth chocolate is a Keto Thanksgiving dream come true.
Low Carb Cranberry Sauce
In case you didn't notice, cranberry sauce is not keto. In fact, it's loaded with sugar and carbs that will wreck your diet. We fixed it. Here's how to make a delicious version of this holiday staple that won't ruin all the hard work you've done.
It's good so don't roll your eyes at it yet. The recipe link is below.
Creamy, savory and topped with bacon!!! Baked Bacon Cauliflower mash is bombaf.
Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts
Best Brussels Sprouts ever!
Crispy air fried yummness takes these baby cabbages to another level of goodness. Make some Shredded Brussels Sprouts tonight.
"If you're looking for a way to sneak more veggies into your life, this keto creamed spinach is just the ticket. It's rich and creamy with none of the guilt! Enjoy!"
This is a savory side that utilizes the pumpkin super-food in the most delightfully unique way. This Keto Pumpkin Souffle is for foodies.
Scalloped Zucchini takes the idea of carb laden potatoes and turns it Keto Friendly. This side dish is an amazing accompaniment for turkey, prime rib or lamb.
Bacon Broccoli Salad
Sweet, salty and tangy is the only way to describe this famous Keto Side dish. Make it the day before because it'll improve overnight.
Broccoli Au Gratin
Broccoli and Cheese baked into a fantastic side that the whole family will love. Get the recipe here.
I am asked to bring these to every holiday party.
Creamed Brussels Sprouts
Brussels Sprouts are a staple at our holiday tables. They are so nutritious and they taste even better with a delightful cream sauce. This is a super simple recipe that you'll make again and again.
Radish Au Gratin
I figured out early on in our Low Carb Lifestyle that there is a special "trick" to getting rid of the radishy flavor. I share it in this recipe post.
Low Carb Green Bean Casserole
Is it really Thanksgiving if there is no Green Bean Casserole? You won't believe how easy this timeless classic is to make low carb.
Cauliflower Cheese Bake
You knew it was coming! The cauliflower cheese-bake is a recipe that you'll find on almost every low carb blog. But, we all make it a little bit differently. This is our favorite version of the creamy low carb dish.
Vegetable Holiday Stuffing
No wasting your keto bread in this recipe. Just great veggies, mushrooms, spices and organic sausage.
Low Carb Stuffing is wayyyy better than soggy bread any day of the year. Here ya go.
Garlic Parm Green Beans
Simple, real food that the whole family will love. Check out the garlic parm green beans recipe that will leave the other green bean recipes in the dust.
We used to only eat Turkey on Thanksgiving, but if the last year has taught us anything it's that we should break the rules when it comes to traditions like only having Turkey on holidays.
Last year we had Prime rib on Thanksgiving and Lobster on Christmas and you'll never believe what happened!
Nothing. That's right. The world didn't end and we enjoyed every bite. We might even do it again.
You might have a favorite recipe already, but if you want to turn up the flavor with this lemon infused turkey. Check out this post from Tastes Better from Scratch.
Perfect Prime Rib
This is hands down the easiest way to make a succulent prime rib without the worry or ruining such an expensive piece of meat.
And, make sure you make the rich Au Jus with it.
Roasted Leg of Lamb
The Mediterranean Lamb recipe will fall apart on your fork and absolutely melt in your mouth.
Low carb brown gravy with all of the flavor and none of the flour goop.
White country gravy that is made for your low carb lifestyle.
Water, black coffee and tea are our fave right? But on a special holiday, it seems like a fancy drink might make everything a little more festive. You deserve it.
Please drink responsibly and check out this post about Keto and Alcohol because booze behaves a little bit differently when you are actively in Ketosis.
Spicy, warm and toasty mulled wine is a holiday favorite around the world.
This is "the Dudes" favorite drink and in case you aren't a Big Lebowski fan, make this drink first and watch the movie while you are digesting your giant Keto Thanksgiving meal.
You can put it in your coffee or your hot chocolate. Because who doesn't like their Keto hot chocky a lil Irish?
After Thanksgiving you'll be drinking this all of the time. Get a jump-start with this low carb eggnog now.
Hot Buttered Rum
I took this cool photo during a whole day of making Keto Cocktails. It''s a rough job but someone has to do it. Find the link to the recipe below.
This hot buttered rum will keep you in Ketosis and keep you warm and toasty too.
Family Friendly Keto Holiday Drinks:
In case you need something besides cocktails....
Sweet and frothy, this pumpkin spice frap is the bees knees.
Whipped coffee is as fun to make as it is to drink.
Keto Hot Chocolate
For the kid in all of us, Keto Hot Chocolate is a recipe you'll be making more than once.
Happy Thanksgiving Friends!
It’s the holiday season and I know you don’t want to give up on your keto diet.
We hope these 35+ Keto Thanksgiving Recipes keep you from feeling deprived this year.
If there are any recipe suggestions that didn't make our list please feel free to leave them in the comments below or email us at Thom@Castleinthemountains.com with some feedback as well as photos of what you made for our future readership!
Cheers Keto Nerds!