Keep it keto for the holidays! These top-rated Thanksgiving recipes stay true to your low-carb diet; and they'll fit right in on any traditional Thanksgiving dinner table. We've gathered some of our favorite recipes for a keto-friendly Thanksgiving, including side dishes, roast turkey, even pumpkin pie and dinner bread. It's a beast of a feast!
The Best Keto Recipes for Thanksgiving
Season your bird with sage, garlic, basil, olive oil, salt, and pepper. "This is an easy and delicious recipe for a turkey that is perfectly browned on the outside while being both tender and juicy on the inside!" says LISAKHAMM.
How about butterflying your bird? "This roasting method results in the juiciest, crispiest turkey cooked in a fraction of the time it usually takes," says foodelicious. "The secret is to remove the backbone and flatten out the bird. Carving is a whole lot easier, too. Once you try it, you might never go back."
And if you'd like some bacon with your bird, may we suggest a Bacon-Wrapped Roast Turkey.
A stand-out side for Thanksgiving turkey: "These garlic-seasoned green beans are sauteed until crisp-tender, then topped with cheese and bacon for a delicious keto side dish," says France C. "Use your favorite seasoning on the beans, or try a different cheese for variety. I like to shred my own cheese as I find it melts better than the bagged variety."
Creamy mashed cauliflower is a crowd-pleasing low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes. The recipe calls for reduced-fat cream cheese, but we're going keto here, right? Feel free to go full fat. "Great, yummy recipe," says Courtney. "I will for sure use this for Thanksgivings dinner, and see if I can trick my whole family! Thank you for this!"
"Incredibly quick and easy," says GymRatFoodie. "The best part is you're getting all the benefits from cranberries without any refined sugar."
"Pan-fry Brussels sprouts in butter and crispy bacon for a smoky addition to your vegetable side dish," says smokey14903. "You can add a little bacon grease to the dish if you prefer."
"This delicious and cheesy creamed spinach is easy and tastes much better than any store bought or frozen versions," says BREN3205. "I made it for Thanksgiving and it was great!"
Heather Petersen says, "This recipe makes an amazing side dish. Flavorful and high in healthy fat, it is a great complement to a meat or other high-protein main dish. If you like the flavors of zucchini and chili powder and miss the texture of mashed potatoes, try this one."
"This was a very tasty side dish," says J&ESanders. "The almonds were a really nice touch. This would make a great dish at Thanksgiving or Christmas too! Will definitely make again."
10. Best Keto Bread
"Baked to perfection," says Fioa. "This delicious low-carb and keto bread couldn't be any easier to make."
11. Keto Pumpkin Pie
It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without a little pumpkin pie. Good news: "Pumpkin pie can be keto friendly when the crust is made of pecans and the filling is primarily pumpkin, eggs, and autumn spices," says linda nofsinger.