24 Keto-friendly Thanksgiving Recipes To Try This Year

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Let’s be honest here. Staying on a ketogenic diet is never easy on Thanksgiving, or Christmas, or any special occasion.

Can we just let ourselves go and come back to keto after the holiday season? Well, probably. But having to deal with the terrible keto flu all over again? No thanks. 

That’s why we’ll need some creativity this year to keep the fun while still staying on keto.

Here are 24 amazing keto-friendly Thanksgiving recipes that are delicious and won’t break your carbs intake.

5 Keto-friendly Appetizers For Thanksgiving

(No Cooking Needed) Shrimp Salad With Avocado

Avocado is the best friend for anyone that’s on a keto diet. But it can be more versatile than just being part of the salad. 

Bay Shrimp Stuffed Avocado Recipe For Thanksgiving - low carb keto recipes - OurMindfulLife.com

Source: Ketogasm

This bay shrimp stuffed avocado recipe from Ketogasm is our new favorite. The shrimps come in ready to serve, so there’s really no cooking needed. 

This recipe is definitely a delicious and healthy appetizer and a time-saver.

Creamy Avocado Cucumber Roll

If you are an avocado fanatic just like us, you are going to love this easy-t0-make recipe from Pure Elle.

This avocado recipe is perfectly low-carb and can be served as an appetizer or a side dish. It takes only 10 minutes to get these cuties on plate, making it a perfect fit for a tight Thanksgiving schedule.


Source: Pure Elle

Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprout

Thanksgiving is the time to stock up pumpkins, apples and…bacon. And you are going to love it. (Who doesn’t?)

This 2-ingredient appetizer from Fit Foodie Finds combines the greasy bacon and fresh brussels sprouts, reaching a perfect balance in flavor. 

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffing vegetables are so versatile. That’s what we love about this low-carb appetizer from Peace, Love and Low-carb.

Add or replace the ingredients to your liking and it can easily become a crowd pleaser for your Thanksgiving party.

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Asparagus is one of the best vegetables on a keto diet. It contains only 2.5 grams of carbs per cup and comes with rich Vitamin B6 and potassium, which are both what we need in ketosis.

If you are in a hurry, Irena from Eat Drink Paleo suggests to pre-wrap the asparagus and cook it before serving. 

4 Keto-approved Main Course For Thanksgiving

Low-Carb Turkey Casserole

If you are having a Thanksgiving dinner for two, roasting a whole turkey can be a little too much. 

Consider switching it with this delicious and cheesy turkey casserole from Kalyn’s Kitchen. Less work, less time but the same or even better flavor. 

Simple Herb and Garlic Roasted Turkey Breast

There’s nothing more Thanksgiving appropriate than tender and moist roast turkey. 

With this turkey breast recipe from Flavor The Moments, you’ll be getting your hands on the mouth-watering dish in about an hour.

Creamy Keto Turkey

Keto turkey with cream-cheese sauce

Source: Diet Doctor

Roasted Turkey Breast with Garlic, Butter and Herbs

Another Yum turkey breast recipe we adore. Victor from I Food Blogger has experimented several times to figure out the perfect temperature for roasting turkey breast. 

His secret hack guarantees the meat to be tender and moist. Read his recipe here and try it for yourself!

5 Low-carb Stuffing Recipes

Sausage, Celery and Mushroom Stuffing

Don't wait for Thanksgiving. Enjoy this delicious low-carb stuffing the next time you roast a chicken. The celery, onion, and poultry seasoning hit all the right, familiar notes. Yes, you CAN enjoy stuffing without feeling stuffed!

Source: Diet Doctor

Low-carb Cauliflower Stuffing


Source: Delish

Keto Bread Stuffing Recipe

2g Carbs Keto Bread Stuffing

Gourmet Keto Thanksgiving Stuffing

6 Low-carb Side Recipes For Thanksgiving Dinner

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash

The perfect side dish should be able to compliment the main course without stealing its glow. 

This simple 2-ingredient side from Skinny Taste is loaded with seasonal flavor and would go perfectly with turkey on your Thanksgiving dinner.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash are tossed with olive oil, salt and pepper for an easy Fall side dish! Simply place them on a sheet pan and bake until tender and the Brussels are slightly charred on the edges.

Source: Skinny Taste

Cheesy Cauliflower Puree

Gluten-free Butter Chicken

Paleo, Low Carb & Keto Butter Chicken #keto #lowcarb #paleo #glutenfree #healthyrecipes #butterchicken

Source: Gnom-Gnom

Keto Pumpkin Pie Twist

6 Keto Thanksgiving Desserts

Crustless Low-carb Pumpkin Pie

OMG. Let’s skip right over the crust, and get to the good stuff. Sweet pumpkin, succulent coconut, and a kiss of lemon, all enveloped in a creamy filling. This is low-carb wonderfulness at its finest!

Source: Diet Doctor

4-Ingredient Sugar-free, Low Carb Cranberry Sauce

Easy Pumpkin Fudge

Our Easy Pumpkin Fudge is low carb, and indulgent enough to serve at your holiday dinners every year!

Source: Keto Connect

Keto “Cornbread“ Muffins

Keto “Cornbread“ Muffins | Keto In Pearls | A Ketogenic Lifestyle Blog

Source: Keto Pearls

Gluten-free Pumpkin Cookies Ice-cream

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Source: Keto Connect

Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcake

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Source: Keto Connect

2 thoughts on “24 Keto-friendly Thanksgiving Recipes To Try This Year”

  1. Briliant!! I know that thanksgiving is so far away but I am new to keto, and this is really a helpful blog. I am still on search on what to eat and what not to eat. I will bookmark your page, so I can check it out on November!!

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