Healthy Keto Recipes for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving can be a stressful time; planning and cooking meals, preparing your house for guests, perfecting your fall decor, and hosting a fabulous party all adds up to a boiling point. Keeping to our keto lifestyle should not be another point to stress about. We, therefore, made a great list of the 20 best keto Thanksgiving recipes aimed at helping you keep to your diet but still have hearty, soulful food on your table.
1. French Onion Tartlets
French Onion Tartlets are significant bite-sized appetizers. They take a while to make, but at only 4g of Carbohydrates per tartlet, they are worth the effort. The caramelized onion taste blends perfectly with the toasted cheese to create a wonderfully balanced mouthful.
2. Keto Pizza Pinwheels
This keto pizza pinwheel recipe is an easy one to follow. Although you need to make the crust from scratch, it is still straightforward and can quickly be followed with video instructions. It will be best served with a low-carb marinara sauce.
3. Oven Baked Parmesan Zucchini Chips
Zucchini is such a great vegetable to use in Keto friendly foods. It is so versatile, and there are a lot of recipes out there for it. One of those is the oven-baked parmesan zucchini chips. The parmesan melts perfectly to create extra crunch and crispness to your sliced zucchini. Lightly season with garlic and pepper to taste. The recipe does not use salt, as the parmesan is already salty, but test one for yourself and then decide if you might need some.
4. Cheddar Bacon Ranch Celery Sticks
Although celery is not usually a fan favorite, these cheddar bacon ranch celery sticks have a fantastic flavor that has to be tried. Only the bacon in this recipe needs to be cooked; the rest is only chopped and mixed with the keto ranch dressing. Otherwise, switch out the ranch dressing for some cream cheese. Have a look here at some of the best low-carb ranch options available.
5. Keto Mozzarella Sticks
With less than one net carb each, these keto mozzarella sticks are a healthy alternative to standard mozzarella sticks. The double cheese goodness in this recipe is delicious and super easy to make. It is also an excellent appetizer for kids at Thanksgiving dinner, as they taste amazing and are easy to eat.
6. Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers
This tasty bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers recipe is an excellent combination of flavor and texture, making a fantastic appetizer. It takes less effort than ordinary poppers, not to mention healthier; these great little poppers can also be made with small sweet peppers if you or your guest are not a fan of hot foods. If you want it even spicier, leave some of the seeds behind when cleaning the jalapeños.
Keto Mains / Side Dishes
7. Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs
These mozzarella-stuffed meatballs are to die for, a great meaty option filled with gooey cheese. Although the recipe can be a bit messy if you do not have a stand mixer with a paddle, it will be well worth it to get your hands dirty rolling the bite-sized balls. The carbohydrate intake can be lowered by using less marinara or perhaps even buying a low-carb option.
8. Keto Stuffing
A buttery and crunchy recipe is a great alternative to keep a traditional stuffing flavor at your Thanksgiving. This recipe is made with keto bread and offers two options: a quick recipe and a quicker one! The difference is an enhanced texture and taste with the quicker option than the quickest—music to the ears of every busy Thanksgiving host.
9. Keto Cranberry Sauce
Another super easy recipe on the best keto Thanksgiving recipes is this homemade keto cranberry sauce. Once the sauce is ready, you can easily use it to make other main dishes like roasted turkey or chicken with cranberries – an insanely delicious main dish that is super easy to put together.
This cranberry sauce will surely be a hit among young and old, made with powdered sweetener and fresh ingredients. With a prep time of two minutes and a cooking time of ten, the only thing difficult about this recipe is showing patience in the four hours it is refrigerated.
10. Keto Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Sweet Maple Horseradish Sauce
Roasting the Brussels sprouts and bacon in the oven causes this dish to be a perfect blend of taste and texture. The smokey flavor added by the sweet maple horseradish sauce is the ideal pairing for this dish. This great dish can win over even staunch anti-brussel sprout protestors.
11. Keto Brie and Thyme Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Crispy Shallots
Portobello mushrooms make a good base for most fillings; more prominent in size and paired with a hearty taste; these mushrooms are part of what makes this recipe successful. The brie and thyme, mixed with the caramelized shallots, make for a taste explosion when paired with the portobello mushroom.
12. Wilted Spinach Salad with Bacon
This incredible wilted spinach salad with bacon comes with an amazing hot bacon dressing that makes this salad worth getting on the list. At a total of 4g carbs per serving, this salad is an excellent addition to any keto Thanksgiving food idea list.
13. Oven Baked Crispy Keto Wings
The key to getting these oven-baked keto wings as crispy as possible is all in the method. Although a bit labor-intensive, the delicious and crispy results will be all worth it. This is not a “add to the oven and leave” recipe. To create the perfect level of crispness, you will need to turn the wings over in the oven a couple of times, but seeing how quickly they disappear once served will be gratifying. Just make sure to take some for yourself before they disappear.
14. Keto Mashed Cauliflower
We all love a good mash at Thanksgiving, but keeping it keto can get tricky; that is why this keto-mashed cauliflower recipe is a great find. This recipe has some great ideas and side notes on helping to get the best flavor possible. It also lists some great alternatives/ add-ons that can be used. Enjoy experimenting with the different variations until you find your perfect match.
15. Keto Roasted Turkey with Garlic and Herb Compound Butter
For some, Thanksgiving does not feel like Thanksgiving unless an entire turkey is involved. The availability of this roasted turkey with garlic and herb compound butter recipe means that you don’t need to go without just because you want a keto meal. This foolproof method will get you a juicy, flavorful turkey every time.
16. Roasted Pork Tenderloin
This succulent and juicy roasted pork tenderloin is a one-pan recipe. Amazingly simple with uncomplicated instructions and ingredients, this recipe is easy enough to make for the average cook. The only complicated matter is using a thermometer to ensure that the pork is cooked perfectly without becoming too dry. The same pan is used to make the sauce, which cuts down on dishes. Yay!
17. Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding
A dessert recipe that takes less than five minutes to make and tastes lovely? Sign me up, please! This excellent pumpkin chia seed pudding combines the traditional pumpkin spice taste with a healthy low-carb alternative that you can enjoy guilt-free. Top the pudding off with a keto whipped cream option, and you might not even notice that it is not the actual pumpkin pie you are eating.
18. Keto Cinnamon Rolls
Getting your keto cinnamon rolls perfect can sometimes be challenging and laborious. Not so with this recipe! Using no yeast and ready in 20 minutes, this is the gold standard to which all keto recipes should aspire. Being able to make a mouth-wateringly good dessert should not be limited to only unhealthy recipes. In this case, these cinnamon rolls sure deliver.
19. Keto Pecan Pie
Another Thanksgiving favorite is the pecan pie for dessert. The recipe has been perfected to use only the best ingredients to create a yummy and gooey treat. The filling is the element that sets this recipe above the rest; making use of sugar-free caramel and powdered sweetener; the filling sets the tone for a perfectly balanced palette experience.
20. Keto Chocolate Brownie Fat Bombs
Not quite willing to end this list without chocolate, we looked at an easy recipe that offers bite-sized treats. These keto chocolate brownie fat bombs are the last piece to this perfect puzzle and will help round off your party flawlessly. With just four ingredients and a five-minute prep time, this is a splendid recipe to try when pressed for time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are keto products easily available?
Yes, following a keto lifestyle is no longer a challenge as keto products are a reality available from stores or online. There is no need to make everything from scratch if you do not want to.
Can I still drink during the holidays on a keto diet?
Yes, you will need to be careful about what you choose. Some wines, whiskey, and vodka are all low-carb, don’t mix them with mixers or fruit juices.
You don’t need to choose between having a good time and eating good food or eating healthily. These fantastic keto Thanksgiving recipes are filled with delectable and flavorful options, sure to delight and amaze your family and friends.