Ketology Thanksgiving: Low Carb Thanksgiving Recipes from Starters to Cocktails

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Lolita Carrico
Lolita Carrico
A certified nutritionist and self-taught chef with a love for entertaining and experimenting with food, Lolita Carrico created Ketology after struggling for years with her own hormonal changes and weight gain. After having two children, she found that managing her weight and moods became more and more of a struggle. After researching the ketogenic diet thoroughly and understanding the science and nutritional aspects, she began her keto journey in 2018. Within three months, she shed 25 pounds and her mood improved, focus sharpened and her energy was through the roof. Four years later, she has maintained a 65-pound weight loss and has learned to intuitively follow a balanced keto lifestyle without sacrificing a thing!

I have two favorite holidays – Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve and Day (ok, so I suppose that’s three). I have hosted Thanksgiving Dinner for family and friends for decades now, pretty much making the entire meal because I enjoy it so much. I always have plenty of help in the kitchen between family and friends, and the ritual of making the meal is just as fun and festive as when we sit down to eat.

I love spending the day prepping, sipping on wine and chatting with everyone as they gather and nosh on appetizers and watch football, play board games and tell stories. And then we feast! I’ve included the individual recipes for this year’s menu below if you prefer looking at them online, or you can download them all in my free eBook using the button below!

keto thanksgiving recipes

Each year since I started my keto journey, I have slowly started incorporating low carb Thanksgiving recipes into the mix, either just for me or that everyone can enjoy that aren’t obviously low carb, like creamed spinach and my creamy brussels sprouts casserole which are a hit with everyone.

While I’ll still make some classic, non-keto recipes, this year’s keto Thanksgiving menu will feature the widest array of keto recipes — because so many more members of my close circle have either joined me whole-heartedly on the keto lifestyle – including my two teenage sons have cut out refined sugar – and because I’ve come up with new recipes that keep it low carb but are packed with flavor!

Here’s what’s on my menu and all the recipes are also in my free eBook that you can download using the button below:

Roast Turkey with Bacon & Shallot Gravy
Pefectly roasted turkey with a smooth, bacony gravy.
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roast turkey recipe
Low Carb, Keto Glazed Ham
I buy a fully cooked, bone-in ham for this recipe that doesn't have any added seasonings. If you don't see an unseasoned cooked ham at your market, ask the butcher.
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Keto Main Dishes
Low Carb Herbed Sausage Stuffing
I use Sola's low carb bread for this recipe however you can use any low carb bread you prefer. Oroweat's version is more readily available on grocery shelves.
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low carb sausage stuffing
Broccoli Caesar Salad
This fresh, delicious and earthy twist on a Caesar salad adds a little modern flair to your holiday table with a rich and creamy dressing, and satisfying crunch from the cabbage.
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broccoli caesar salad
Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower
I always make a few extra heads of roasted garlic because it's delicious to spread on low carb toast or crackers.
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mashed cauliflower recipe
Brown Butter Roasted Sweet Potatoes
While sweet potatoes aren't 100% keto-approved, they do fall on the lower end of the glycemic index and are packed with health benefits, so I'm including this delicious recipe on my keto menu as a bit of a cheat that is well worth it in terms of flavor and nutrition.
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low carb sweet potato recipe
Smashed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Maple Glaze
Smashing the brussels sprouts before roasting allows the bacon and sugar-free maple syrup to soak into the nooks and crannies of the sprouts for maximum flavor.
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Keto Brussels Sprouts Recipe
Keto Pumpkin Pie
We promise you won't tell that this keto pumpkin pie is low carb or uses alternative sweeteners. From crust to filling – it's perfect!
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Keto Cheesecake Bites
A delicious, cheesecake like treat that also helps you get those fat macros in!
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Low Carb Cranberry Moscow Mule
This festive take on a classic moscow mule uses sugar-free Ginger Beer and Cranberry Juice to keep the carbs at bay.
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Low Carb Cranberry Moscow Mule
Low Carb Pomegranate Sangria
If you want to cut more of the sugar from the Triple Sec, use my hack for a low carb, Triple sec dupe in this recipe!
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Low Carb Pomegranate Sangria

Enjoy and have a lovely Thanksgiving!


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