Don’t worry about blowing your diet on Thanksgiving. These low-carb recipes will have you indulging in juicy roast turkey, fresh veggie side dishes, and even dessert. If you’re following the ketogenic diet, then you know that only about 5-10% of your daily calories should come from carbs (about 30-50 grams). These indulgent Thanksgiving recipes will make it easy to stick to the high-fat, low-carb diet without sacrificing. You can even enjoy a glass of wine (or two!) with dinner.
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Keto Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes
Here’s a complete low-carb keto Thanksgiving menu that will satisfy your taste buds and keep you on track with your diet:
Appetizer: Macadamia Nut Hummus
Welcome your Thanksgiving guests with a platter of this creamy hummus and veggies. Blending raw macadamia nuts with olive oil, tahini, and lemon results in a velvety spread that’s loaded with all the flavors of the classic party dip. Each serving clocks in at 110 calories with 12 grams of fat and just 2 grams of carbs. Make this keto Thanksgiving recipe up to three days before serving and store it in the refrigerator. Before serving, drizzle with olive oil and a sprinkle of chopped macadamias so guests know it contains nuts.
Entrée: Lemon-Thyme Split-Roasted Turkey
Carve this juicy keto turkey recipe tableside for the ultimate Thanksgiving presentation. Our homemade citrus butter rub ensures each bite is juicy and moist. We like the flavor of fresh thyme with the turkey but swap in your favorite herb. Rosemary, sage, and parsley work well. At the table, pass fresh lemon slices to cut through the richness without adding carbs.
Side Dish: Mushroom Fricassee with Fresh Herbs
You can use any mushrooms you like in this creamy keto Thanksgiving side dish. If you can find them, try a mix of creminis, shiitakes, and chanterelle mushrooms. Sauté them with butter, herbs, and heavy cream to create a rich dish. A sprinkle of fresh chives, rosemary, and parsley is a great way to amp up the flavor without adding additional carbs.
Side Dish: Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto
Five ingredients and 20 minutes are all it takes to get this keto dish to the table. A squeeze of lemon juice adds fresh flavor to the sautéed Brussels sprouts. If you’re not a fan of lemon, try sprinkling the dish with grated Parmesan cheese or toasted pine nuts. Budget Tip: You only need one slice of prosciutto for this keto Thanksgiving recipe, so head to the deli counter and ask for a slice rather than buying a whole package.
Dessert: Coconut Stracciatella Ice Cream
You can still indulge in something sweet—even on the keto diet! The key is making a simple swap. Instead of honey, use your favorite sugar-free sweetener to make this homemade ice cream. The rest of the keto Thanksgiving dessert recipe calls for unsweetened coconut milk, coconut oil, and dark chocolate. To keep the recipe compliant, look for a chocolate that’s made with a minimum of 70% cocoa solids.
Drink: Red Wine
A glass of dry red wine clocks in at just under 4 grams of carbs, making it an ideal choice if you’re looking to indulge on Thanksgiving. Choose a dry wine like Pinot Noir or Cabernet Sauvignon. Sweet or semi-sweet wines often have more sugar and carbs than drier varietals, so keep that in mind as you’re selecting your beverage.
This low-carb keto Thanksgiving menu proves that you can enjoy a delicious holiday feast without compromising your dietary goals. From the creamy macadamia nut hummus to the succulent lemon-thyme split-roasted turkey, each dish is designed to satisfy your cravings while keeping your carb intake in check. And don’t forget to treat yourself to a serving of coconut stracciatella ice cream and a glass of red wine. Celebrate the holiday season guilt-free with these mouthwatering recipes that will impress your guests and leave you feeling satisfied.