The Best Keto Thanksgiving Recipes (2024)

Looking for some amazeballs Keto Thanksgiving recipes? From apps to dessert, this post has got you covered!

OMG, how is it November already? Like seriously, someone pinches me because I can’t believe it. This year has literally flown by.

I started thinking about my Thanksgiving menu this year and I realized that I don’t have a Keto Thanksgiving roundup. I have a Keto Christmas roundup that you can find HERE, but let’s do Thanksgiving first shall we (it seems to be getting more neglected year after year am I right?)

The Best Keto Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes

Let’s start with apps because everyone needs something to munch on while you are waiting for the turkey to be done!

1. Rosemary Garlic Keto Rolls

Can’t forget about the dinner rolls for Thanksgiving! Give these rosemary garlic keto rolls a try, they will surprise you!

The Rosemary and Garlic Keto Dinner Rolls recipe is a great alternative to traditional bread rolls for those following a ketogenic diet.

These rolls are made with a combination of almond flour, coconut flour, and psyllium husk powder, giving them a fluffy and slightly chewy texture. The rolls are flavored with fresh rosemary and garlic, making them fragrant and savory.

These dinner rolls are perfect for pairing with soups or stews, or even for making mini sandwiches. They are gluten-free, low-carb, and keto-friendly, making them a healthy and delicious addition to any meal.

Get the full recipe on my blog.

2. Spicy Deviled Eggs with Bacon

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Deviled eggs will always be on the top of my list when it comes to Keto appetizers. These are made with sriracha to really spice things up. Also, bacon because #ketolife.

These spicy deviled eggs with bacon are a perfect keto-friendly appetizer or snack. The eggs are hard-boiled and then the yolks are mixed with mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, cayenne pepper, and paprika for a creamy and flavorful filling.

The deviled eggs are topped with crumbled bacon and sliced jalapeños for an extra kick of heat. This recipe is easy to make and can be prepared in advance for a quick and delicious snack or party appetizer.

Get the full recipe on my blog.

3. Keto Cheese Ball

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When the question of “what app to make for Thanksgiving” comes up; the answer should always be a cheese ball. Always.

This easy cheese ball recipe with cream cheese, bacon, and green onion is a perfect appetizer or snack for any occasion. The recipe includes cream cheese, cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, green onions, and spices, all combined and rolled into a ball.

The cheese ball is then rolled in a mixture of chopped pecans and parsley, giving it a lovely texture and flavor. The cheese ball can be served with crackers, veggies, or your favorite dippers, making it a crowd-pleasing dish that’s perfect for any party or gathering.

The recipe is also low-carb and keto-friendly, so it’s a great option for those following a low-carb lifestyle.

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4. Savory Bacon Cranberry Tarts

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I mean, how cute are these though? They need to be on the Keto Thanksgiving menu!

This recipe for savory bacon cranberry cheese tartlets is a perfect appetizer for a holiday gathering or any other special occasion. These bite-sized tartlets are made with almond flour, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese, which are then filled with a mixture of bacon, cranberries, and herbs.

The filling is then baked in the tartlet shells until they are golden brown and crispy on the outside, while the inside is warm and gooey. These tartlets are a perfect combination of savory and sweet, making them a crowd-pleaser for any occasion.

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5. Soy Sauce Eggs

Don’t knock them until you try them. I promise these eggs will blow your mind! Think pickled eggs but with soy sauce and all the Asian flavors you love!

Soy Sauce Eggs is a simple and easy-to-make recipe that yields a delicious and savory snack or side dish.

The dish is popular in Japan as a topping for rice bowls or enjoyed as a snack. These eggs are perfect to have on hand for a quick protein snack, to serve as an appetizer, or to add to salads for extra flavor and protein.

Get the full recipe on my blog.

The Best Keto Thanksgiving Main Dishes

Let’s get into the star of the show; Turkey!

6. Bacon-Wrapped Whole Turkey

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Nothing screams Keto Thanksgiving like a Bacon-Wrapped Turkey, wouldn’t you agree?

This recipe is for a delicious and impressive bacon-wrapped whole turkey with herb butter. The turkey is seasoned with a blend of herbs and spices, and then wrapped in bacon to give it a crispy and smoky flavor.

The herb butter is made with butter, fresh herbs, garlic, and lemon zest, which are combined and then rubbed onto the turkey before it is baked. The result is a juicy, flavorful turkey with a crispy bacon crust and a subtle herb and garlic flavor.

This dish is perfect for special occasions or holiday dinners and is sure to impress your guests with its unique and delicious taste.

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7. Expertly Spiced and Glazed Roast Turkey

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When it comes to perfect Turkeys, Bon Appetit is always my go-to. Simply substitute the brown sugar with Lakanto Golden sugar and walla! Magic!

This recipe for expertly spiced and glazed roast turkey from Bon Appétit is the perfect way to elevate your holiday meal. The turkey is first rubbed with a flavorful blend of spices, including coriander, cumin, and smoked paprika, then glazed with a mixture of maple syrup, soy sauce, and apple cider vinegar.

As the turkey roasts, it becomes tender and juicy, with a crispy, golden brown skin that’s infused with the rich flavors of the spice rub and glaze. This recipe also includes a delicious gravy made with the pan drippings, which is thickened with a roux and seasoned with additional spices for added depth of flavor.

Whether you’re hosting a Thanksgiving feast or a festive dinner party, this expertly spiced and glazed roast turkey is sure to impress your guests and leave them wanting more.

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8. The Perfect Tomahawk Steak

Maybe you aren’t a fan of Turkey and you want a fat juicy steak instead… hey, no judgments. Turkey is very high in protein and lean so it’s not the best choice when it comes to ketogenic living. The Perfect Tomahawk Steak on the other hand; is always the best choice!

The Tomahawk steak is a classic and impressive cut of meat that’s perfect for special occasions. This recipe takes the Tomahawk steak to the next level by first marinating it in a flavorful mix of garlic, rosemary, and olive oil.

This recipe is perfect for anyone looking to elevate their grilling game and enjoy a luxurious and delicious steak dinner.

Get the full recipe on my blog.

9. Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Rosemary

Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Rosemary is the perfect weeknight meal that requires little effort!

This roasted chicken recipe is a classic and simple dish that is elevated with the addition of lemon and rosemary. The chicken is seasoned with a blend of herbs, garlic, and olive oil, which infuses it with flavor and keeps it juicy.

Slices of lemon are placed on top of the chicken during roasting, imparting a bright and tangy flavor to the meat. Fresh rosemary sprigs are also added to the dish, giving it a fragrant and earthy aroma.

The result is a tender and flavorful roasted chicken that is perfect for a cozy family dinner or special occasion.

Get the full recipe on my blog.

The Best Keto Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Let’s get to the side dishes, shall we? Ah, my favorite!

10. The Best Cauliflower Mash

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Mashed “potatoes” are a must when it comes to Thanksgiving! These are so buttery and smooth, your guests won’t know the difference!

Caulimash is a low-carb and healthier alternative to traditional mashed potatoes made with cauliflower. The recipe involves steaming cauliflower florets until they are tender, then blending them with cream cheese, butter, garlic powder, and salt until smooth and creamy.

The result is a delicious and satisfying side dish that is perfect for those who are looking for a healthier option or following a low-carb or keto diet.

Get the full recipe on my blog.

11. The Best Keto Gravy

You can’t have mashed Cauliflower without Gravy!! This one is the because it uses soy sauce (yep) and it’s an umami flavor blast- yes that is a word!

This keto gravy recipe is perfect for those following a low-carb lifestyle but still want to enjoy their favorite comfort foods with a rich, savory gravy.

The recipe is simple and easy to follow, using only a handful of ingredients including butter, almond flour, beef broth, heavy cream, and seasonings. The end result is a delicious and thick gravy that can be poured over mashed cauliflower, meat, or any other keto-friendly dish that needs a little extra flavor.

This recipe is a great option for those looking to add some variety to their keto meal plan.

Get the full recipe on my blog.

12. Low-Carb Stuffing

Another “must-have” for Turkey day is Stuffing, of course!

This recipe for low-carb pecan stuffing is a healthier take on the classic Thanksgiving dish. It is made with a base of cauliflower rice, which is mixed with flavorful herbs and spices, sautéed vegetables, and chopped pecans for added crunch.

The dish is then baked in the oven to give it a crispy texture on top. This recipe is perfect for those following a low-carb or keto diet, or for anyone looking for a healthier alternative to traditional stuffing.

It can be served alongside turkey or other holiday dishes, or enjoyed as a delicious side dish any time of the year.

Get the full recipe on my blog.

13. Clean Keto Candied Butternut Squash

This side dish tastes like the classic butternut squash with brown sugar because it uses a brown sugar alternative, Sukrin! It’s delicious!

This recipe is for roasted butternut squash, a delicious and healthy side dish perfect for fall and winter. The recipe is easy to follow and requires just a few simple ingredients including butternut squash, olive oil, salt, pepper, and fresh rosemary.

The squash is cubed and tossed in the seasonings before being roasted in the oven until tender and caramelized. The result is a sweet and savory dish with a perfect balance of flavors and textures.

This roasted butternut squash is perfect as a side dish for any meal, or even as a tasty snack or appetizer.

Get the full recipe on my blog.

14. Crispy Green Beans

Crispy Green Beans recipes normally call for breadcrumbs, but I have a (not so) secret ingredient that makes these keto-friendly. Pork rinds!

This recipe is for crispy green beans that make for a perfect side dish. The green beans are coated in a mixture of almond flour, grated parmesan cheese, and spices, then baked in the oven until they’re golden brown and crispy.

The recipe is low-carb, keto-friendly, gluten-free, and can be made in just 25 minutes. It’s a great way to add some variety to your vegetable dishes, and the crispy texture is sure to please both kids and adults.

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15. Cheesy Brussels Sprouts Gratin with Pancetta

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Hands down, the BEST holiday casserole ever! My husband devours this and I have to double the recipe or it doesn’t make it to the fridge for leftovers!

This recipe for cheesy Brussels sprouts gratin with pancetta is a perfect side dish for any meal. The Brussels sprouts are roasted to perfection and then combined with a rich and creamy cheese sauce made with heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, and Gruyere cheese. The dish is then topped with crispy pancetta for a delicious and savory crunch.

The gratin is baked until bubbly and golden brown, making it a beautiful addition to any table. This recipe is a great way to dress up Brussels sprouts and make them the star of the show.

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16. Easy Keto Cranberry Sauce

To be honest, I was never into cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving until I got married. My husband Zach is ALL about the classic Turkey Day sides. Weirdly enough, he prefers the canned stuff but he knows there is NO way I’m cool with not making everything from scratch. It’s Thanksgiving dude, don’t be lazy.

This recipe for easy keto cranberry sauce is a delicious and healthy twist on the classic holiday side dish. Made with fresh cranberries, orange zest, cinnamon, and low-carb sweetener, this cranberry sauce is perfect for anyone following a low-carb or keto diet.

This dish is perfect for the holiday season or anytime you want to add some flavor to your meals.

Get the full recipe on my blog.

The Best Keto Thanksgiving Dessert

We can’t forget about the best part; desserts! Here are some great ideas.

17. Keto Pumpkin Pie

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You knew it was coming…

This recipe is a delicious, gluten-free and keto-friendly version of classic pumpkin pie. The crust is made with a combination of almond flour and coconut flour, giving it a nutty and slightly sweet flavor.

The filling is made with pumpkin puree, coconut milk, and a blend of warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, giving it that familiar pumpkin pie taste. The pie is sweetened with a low-carb sweetener and is topped with a dollop of whipped cream or coconut cream, making it the perfect holiday dessert for those who follow a gluten-free or low-carb lifestyle.

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18. Pumpkin Cheesecake Balls

These Pumpkin Cheesecake Balls are great because they are easy to make and the kiddos will love them!

These pumpkin cheesecake balls are a delicious and easy-to-make dessert perfect for fall. Made with cream cheese, pumpkin puree, almond flour, and a variety of warm spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger, these balls are packed with pumpkin flavor.

They are rolled in a mixture of chopped pecans, cinnamon, and Swerve sweetener to add a crunchy texture and extra sweetness. These cheesecake balls are also gluten-free, low-carb, and keto-friendly, making them a guilt-free indulgence that everyone can enjoy.

Get the full recipe on my blog.

19. The Best Keto Pumpkin Muffins

These are the best Keto pumpkin muffins you’ll ever make. They are moist and fluffy and OMG the chocolate chips!!!

These pumpkin muffins are a delicious and easy treat perfect for fall. Made with almond flour and coconut flour, they are gluten-free and keto-friendly. The muffins are lightly sweetened with erythritol and spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.

They also contain pumpkin puree and coconut oil, giving them a moist and rich texture. These muffins are perfect for breakfast or as a snack, and can be topped with your favorite low-carb frosting or whipped cream for an extra treat.

Get the full recipe on my blog.

20. Keto Apple Pie

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If you are one of those weird people who don’t like Pumpkin, here is a Keto Apple Pie recipe for you!

This recipe is for a low-carb, keto-friendly version of apple pie, which substitutes apples with chayote squash. The pie filling is made with chayote squash, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and a low-carb sweetener.

The crust is made with a blend of almond flour, coconut flour, butter, and an egg, and is rolled out and layered with the filling before being topped with a lattice crust. The pie is baked until golden and bubbling and can be served warm or at room temperature.

The recipe provides a delicious alternative to traditional apple pie for those on a keto or low-carb diet, or anyone looking to reduce their sugar intake.

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In conclusion, the traditional Thanksgiving feast can be a challenge for those following a ketogenic diet, as many dishes are high in carbohydrates and sugar. However, incorporating keto-friendly options into your holiday meal can ensure that you stay on track with your diet while still enjoying a delicious and satisfying meal.

By incorporating these keto Thanksgiving recipes into your holiday meal plan, you can ensure that you and your guests are getting all the necessary nutrients while still enjoying the flavors and traditions of the season. These recipes are also a great way to introduce new flavors and ingredients to your Thanksgiving feast, expanding your culinary horizons and promoting a healthy relationship with food.

Overall, the ketogenic diet doesn’t have to mean missing out on the joys of Thanksgiving. These keto Thanksgiving recipes provide a simple and delicious way to stay on track with your diet while still enjoying a satisfying and memorable holiday meal.

More Keto Recipes to try:

  1. The Best Easy Clean Keto Lunch Recipes
  2. The Best Keto Pumpkin Recipes
  3. The Best Keto Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Planning for a Christmas Party for your family and friends but still want to stay healthy? Check out my Keto Christmas Dinner Party Menu.

The Best Keto Thanksgiving Recipes (2024)


How to get through Thanksgiving on keto? ›

Here are some easy tips and swaps to keep keto this Thanksgiving while still enjoying those traditional favorites:
  1. Consider time-restricted eating (TRE). ...
  2. Eat off a salad plate. ...
  3. Choose dark meat over white meat. ...
  4. Stuffing swap. ...
  5. Sugar-free cranberry sauce. ...
  6. Sweet potato casserole. ...
  7. Mashed potatoes and gravy.
Nov 22, 2021

Should I break keto for Thanksgiving? ›

If you're unfamiliar with a keto diet, here's the quick explanation: It's extremely low in carbohydrates and high in fat. Meat, including turkey with skin, is fine to consume, but other Thanksgiving staples aren't. Mashed potatoes are off limits, along with bread stuffing, rolls, sugary cranberry sauce and desserts.

Is turkey on keto diet? ›

Here are the main foods that are high-in-fat, low-in-carbs and are great starting place for anyone wanting to dip their feet into keto diet: Meat: Steak, ham, sausage, bacon, turkey, and chicken. Cheese: Cheddar, cream cheese, goat cheese, mozzarella, or blue cheese (always unprocessed).

Is it okay to eat butternut squash on a low-carb diet? ›

Yes, Butternut Squash can be keto-friendly when consumed mindfully, keeping portion sizes in check to avoid excessive carb intake. This vibrant vegetable is rich in beneficial nutrients like vitamins A and C, antioxidants, and dietary fiber, making it a healthful addition to a well-rounded keto diet.

What is the hardest day of keto? ›

Pro tip: If possible, I recommend starting the keto diet on a Thursday, as days 3 and 4 are usually the hardest part of the transition.

What cancels out carbs on keto? ›

Keto Net Carb Diet. On the ketogenic diet, the "net carb" is the amount of carbs in a food minus the fiber and sugar alcohol. Fiber and sugar alcohol are subtracted because the body does not fully absorb them. The keto net carb diet limits daily carbohydrate consumption to 20-50 grams to induce ketosis.

Will one slice of pizza leave ketosis? ›

Regular Crust

This type of pizza crust can have up to 33g of carbs without any added sauce or cheese. If you're limiting your carbs to 20-50 grams per day, one slice of this type of crust will likely kick you out of ketosis.

What happens if you go over 20 carbs on keto? ›

Consuming too many carbs can kick your body out of ketosis — and it takes several days to 1 week to get back into it. In the meantime, your weight loss may be disrupted.

Is peanut butter keto? ›

Peanut butter can definitely be part of a keto diet, but it's best to stick to plain options that are free of extra flavors and sweeteners. Almond butter is a good choice, too, and it's slightly lower in carbs. Additionally, you should be mindful of your portion size if you're trying to lose weight.

What deli meat is best for keto? ›

Cold meats that are keto-friendly include most deli meats, like sliced turkey, ham, and roast beef. Most cold cuts and keto deli meats contain additives to extend their shelf life, so they may have small amounts of carbs.

Can you eat unlimited meat on keto? ›

Meat and poultry are popular with people on the keto diet because they're high in fat and very low in carbs. However, scientists have found links between eating too much meat on a regular basis and health conditions like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and excess weight.

What foods are lazy keto? ›

What can you eat on the lazy keto diet?
  • Healthy fats: Avocados, olive oil, coconut oil, nuts and seeds.
  • Protein sources: Eggs, lean meats, poultry, fatty fish and tofu.
  • Low-carb vegetables: Leafy greens, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini and bell peppers.
  • Low-sugar fruits: Avocado, berries, lemons and limes.
Aug 6, 2023

What is considered a cheat day on keto? ›

For keto dieters, a cheat day can mean indulging in actual pasta, pizza, and other high-carb meals. While many dieters think of cheat day as a well-deserved reward, nutritionists say there are downsides to it.

How do you get over a cheat day on keto? ›

How do you recover from cheating on a keto diet?
  1. Track your carb intake: Keep note of your daily carb intake in a food diary.
  2. Try intermittent fasting: Combine intermittent fasting with a keto diet to help your body shift to using fat for fuel instead of carbs.
Sep 21, 2022

Can you have a cheat day on dirty keto? ›

It's entirely possible to have a cheat day while staying in ketosis, as long as you plan your macros carefully. However, if you want to go all out on your cheat day, be ready for some of the side effects and the fact that you'll more than likely have to spend some time getting back into ketosis.

Does a cheat day on keto help? ›

A full cheat day of consuming sugar, bread and pasta will take your body out of ketosis, which may take days to recover from. That's why Carrico suggests a cheat meal every now and then instead. You'll likely consume a lower number of carbs than you would on a full cheat day.


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