Every Recipe You Need for a Keto Thanksgiving Feast
Dieting on Thanksgiving? Um, no thanks. Luckily, sticking to your keto diet doesn’t have to feel like a downer. Presenting 17 decidedly un-diety drinks, apps, mains and sides to try this turkey day. Here's everything you need for a ketogenic Thanksgiving feast.
1. Holiday Sangria
Let’s start with the important stuff: booze. This tipple combines cranberries, cinnamon sticks and apple cider with cabernet for the ultimate Thanksgiving treat.
2. Baked Cauliflower Au Gratin
Trust us: You’re gonna wanna bookmark this one for future Thanksgivings. (And maybe, like, every day of the year.)
4. Prosciutto and Fig Salad Board
Have you ever seen a more gorgeous salad? This beauty doubles as a centerpiece, so you can relocate the decorative gourds to the living room.
5. Easy Green Beans with Browned Butter Almondine
We love this genius swap for the old-school casserole. Heidi Larsen's new spin cooks in just one skillet, and includes a squeeze of lemon juice for extra zip.
6. Baked Cauliflower with Pomegranate and Thyme
Grain-free stuffing? Sign us up. Pomegranate seeds add a satisfying crunch, and the fragrant combo of rosemary, thyme, sage and parsley take it over the top.
7. Brussels Sprout Sliders
While everyone's waiting for the big feast, casually bring these guys out. (And you might want to make a double batch. Don't say we didn't warn you.)
8. Vegan Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Tell Grandma to leave her casserole at home this year. Dried cranberries add natural sweetness, so she’ll never even miss the marshmallows. (And don’t worry, there’s still a drizzle of maple syrup.)
9. Baked Brie with Figs, Pistachios and Orange
It's the most wonderful time of the year: Baked brie season. Pile a wheel high with figs, pistachios, orange zest and honey and thank us later.
10. Low-Carb, Sugar-Free Pumpkin Pie
The secret to this incredibly decadent tasting dessert? Monkfruit. It’s the healthy sugar alternative you need in your life, pronto.
11. Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce
Wait. Are you still serving canned cranberry sauce? This homemade version is sugar-free, low-carb, has only four ingredients and tastes way better.
12. Buffalo Pecan Pimiento Cheese
OK, this is probably a new addition to your holiday feast, but it's about to become a family tradition. We like to add a few extra shakes of hot sauce.
13. Gluten-Free Cheese ‘Breadsticks'
The problem: Bread is amazing, but it isn't keto. The solution: These totally ketogenic cheesy cauliflower breadsticks, with only 9g of carbs per serving.
14. Low-Carb Butternut Squash Soup
This soup has it all. It's keto, Paleo and Whole-30 friendly, plus it's dairy-free. (For bonus points, serve it inside a hollowed-out butternut squash.)
15. Cauliflower Mac and Cheese with Sausage
Cream cheese, cheddar cheese and Muenster cheese in one glorious side dish? It’s a Thanksgiving miracle.
16. Avocado Deviled Eggs
Whip a little avocado into your yolks for a new twist on a classic appetizer. Your Aunt Belinda will be begging for the recipe.
17. Keto Pecan Pie Cheesecake
Oh, don't you worry. We’d never forget dessert. The crust, which is made with pecans instead of flour, keeps things deliciously low-carb.