24 Keto Christmas and Thanksgiving Recipes

24 Keto Christmas and Thanksgiving Recipes #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet #ketochristmas #ketothanksgiving

It’s the holiday season! If that sentence has you panicking about prepping keto options, don’t stress — today, I’m bringing you an assortment of delicious keto holiday recipes.

The holidays should be a time of celebration, spent surrounding yourself with the ones you love, but if you’ve found yourself losing sleep at night trying to figure out how to please everyone’s palate while minding your macros, agonizing over the hours you’ll spend stuck in the kitchen, it doesn’t exactly send visions of sugar plums dancing through your head.

The Keto Holiday Cookbook #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet #ketochristmas #ketothanksgiving

If you’re cooking for your non-keto family and the idea of a carb overload has already got you feeling foggy, let me help — I’ve got a Keto Holiday Cookbook with four separate dinner party meal plans, complete with appetizers, starters, sides, entrees, desserts, and condiments, all keto, all delicious, all user-friendly! The shopping lists are included, and I’ve even added low-FODMAP, nut-, egg-, and nightshade-free options with standard and metric measurements. That’s cause for celebration, haul out the holly!

To get you inspired, I’ve included a few of my favorite recipes from my Keto Holiday Cookbook, as well as some delicious dishes from around the internet. This holiday season, you can have your bacon and eat it, too.

Let’s dig in!

Bacon Sausage Skewers #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet #ketochristmas #ketothanksgiving

Bacon Sausage Skewers

Of course I had to start with a bacon appetizer! This recipe sets the tone for your holiday meal by combining sausage and bacon with a delicious horseradish aioli for an appetizer packed with flavor — double the recipe for leftovers the next morning! Get the recipe in my digital cookbook, The Keto Holiday Cookbook.

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet #ketochristmas #ketothanksgiving

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

I don’t know about you, but I think these crab stuffed mushrooms will for sure wow a crowd, and no one will know how easy they were to prepare! If you want to go a step beyond, you can make your own mayo, or use my favorite from Primal Kitchen: avocado oil mayo!

Rutabaga Artichoke Toasts #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet #ketochristmas #ketothanksgiving

Rutabaga Artichoke Toasts

These little toasts a favorite of mine, and the artichoke mixture is so merry and bright, full of flavor with mint and lemon. You could also use the toasted rutabaga rounds to dip in olive tapenade or a keto hummus! Recipe available instantly when you download a copy of The Keto Holiday Cookbook.

Paleo Scotch Eggs #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet #ketochristmas #ketothanksgiving

Paleo Scotch Eggs

Another ridiculously easy recipe that makes a huge impression! Serve these up on their own with some of the horseradish aioli from my bacon sausage skewers, or add to a salad! Double the recipe for leftovers!

Low Carb Avgolemeno #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet #ketochristmas #ketothanksgiving

Low Carb Avgolemeno

Replace the parmesan with nutritional yeast and you’ve got a dairy-free soup that is reminiscent of chicken noodle, with a low carb twist of spaghetti squash, brightened up with fresh lemon juice and parsley.

Matchstick Beef Salad #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet #ketochristmas #ketothanksgiving

Matchstick Beef Salad

The star of this delicious salad is the beef — prep it 24 hours in advance to absorb the rosemary, oregano, avocado oil marinade. The dressing is nice and tart, paired with jicama and salad greens, topped with macadamia nuts. Delicious, and now, you don’t have to decide between celebrating Christmas and staying keto.

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet #ketochristmas #ketothanksgiving

Pumpkin Chipotle Soup

All the traditional warming holiday spices with a little something extra! Replace the heavy cream with full-fat coconut milk for a dairy-free option! Comfort in a bowl, with a bit of a kick!

Celery Crunch Salad #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet #ketochristmas #ketothanksgiving

Celery Crunch Salad

This salad makes a great palate cleanser before you bring out the main attractions! To make it dairy-free, you could swap cashew cream cheese for the blue cheese. Want to cut carbs even lower but keep the crunch? Swap jicama for the apples!

Classic Stuffing #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet #ketochristmas #ketothanksgiving

Classic Stuffing

A keto stuffing? Is that an oxymoron? Not when you use veggies like turnips, onion, carrots, and mushrooms! I like to amp up the fat in this dish by adding cubed sausage — it combines so perfectly with all the rosemary, sage, and thyme! Get the recipe and so many more in my Keto Holiday Cookbook.

Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet #ketochristmas #ketothanksgiving

Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

Oh man, the crispiness of the shredded sprouts with the saltiness of pancetta — this is a winning pair in my book. This recipe is so easy to make and it makes the perfect topping on a slice of turkey!

Collards with Herb Butter #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet #ketochristmas #ketothanksgiving

Collards with Herb Butter

This stuffing is a great bread-free alternative to traditional carb-packed stuffing. Again, I like to add in sausage because … well, do I really need a reason? This recipe is also in my book, The Keto Holiday Cookbook, an instant download that’s just a click away.

Garlic Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes” #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet #ketochristmas #ketothanksgiving

Garlic Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes”

Oh cauliflower, you make my mashed potato dreams come true. These “potatoes” are silky and buttery — use an immersion blender get the mash just right with minimal effort, and swap butter flavored coconut oil for ghee if you want to avoid dairy!

Ultimate Keto Gravy #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet #ketochristmas #ketothanksgiving

Ultimate Keto Gravy

You knew it was coming, right? Can’t have mashed “potatoes” without gravy! Swap that butter flavored coconut oil for the ghee, and you’ll have a decadently smooth, dairy-free gravy, ready for drizzling over your entire plate!

Roasted Pecan Green Beans #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet #ketochristmas #ketothanksgiving

Roasted Pecan Green Beans

Do you really miss that soggy green bean casserole? Me neither! These roasted green beans are a more elevated option — I’m thinking of cooking them in leftover bacon grease (from the bacon sausage skewers) and topping with nutritional yeast to make them dairy-free. Mmm, bacon beans.

Bacon Blanketed Turkey #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet #ketochristmas #ketothanksgiving

Bacon Blanketed Turkey

This is probably the best idea ever, right? I mean, who doesn’t want a bacon blanket?! I bet the turkey gets deliciously juicy … just make sure you cut the bacon into equal serving sizes. Or, maybe just hide it and save it for yourself. I won’t tell if you don’t. Use butter flavored coconut oil to make it dairy-free!

Rosemary & Mustard Crusted Baked Ham #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet #ketochristmas #ketothanksgiving

Rosemary & Mustard Crusted Baked Ham

Honeybaked who? Look how crispy that ham is! Mustard, mayo, and rosemary take an average smoked ham to the next level. Use Primal Kitchen avocado mayo or whip up your own with this recipe.

Pork Chops with Mushrooms and Sage #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet #ketochristmas #ketothanksgiving

Pork Chops with Mushrooms and Sage

I’ved pork and cabbage are good luck for the New Year, but I’m willing to take my chances with these pork chops with mushrooms and sage because they look THAT delicious. Replace the butter with butter flavored coconut oil and dairy-free all the things!

Pressure Cooker Mocha-Rubbed Pot Roast #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet #ketochristmas #ketothanksgiving

Pressure Cooker Mocha-Rubbed Pot Roast

Oh boy, this pot roast looks amazing, and the best part is you can prep it, throw it in the Instant Pot, and start on the next dish. If you want to cut carbs, you could omit the figs … but I’m betting you’re willing to make an exception because ‘tis the season!

Eggnog Pudding #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet #ketochristmas #ketothanksgiving

Eggnog Pudding

Now to my favorite dish: DESSERT! This recipe has all the flavors of eggnog, minus the alcohol, and it’s so easy to prep and cook! Set them in the fridge to chill until you’re ready to place them on the dessert table. Holiday desserts CAN be made keto! Get this recipe in my Keto Holiday Cookbook here.

Chocolate Fudge Keto Cookies #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet #ketochristmas #ketothanksgiving

Chocolate Fudge Keto Cookies

Perfect for Santa … that is, if there are enough left over! I love the dusting of Swerve Confectioners Sugar on top — place a paper snowflake on the cookie before dusting for a cute holiday twist.

Marshmallow Fudge Bark #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet #ketochristmas #ketothanksgiving

Marshmallow Fudge Bark

This is my favorite recipe in my Keto Holiday Cookbook, hands down. It’s rich, it’s delicious, it’s beautiful … and it’s keto! Box some up for a wonderful holiday treat and spread the cheer! Whip up your own batch with instant access to the Keto Holiday Cookbook!

Gingerbread Poke Cake #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet #ketochristmas #ketothanksgiving

Gingerbread Poke Cake

Also called a butter cake, this gingerbread version is so festive and delicious, with all the cinnamon, clove, ginger flavors melding together with vanilla and molasses. The literal icing on the cake? Sweetened condensed coconut milk. Oh yessss. Need the recipe? I’ve got you covered — click here and get this recipe, plus so many more!

Maple Macadamia Nut Cookies #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet #ketochristmas #ketothanksgiving

Maple Macadamia Nut Cookies

Yeah, macadamia nut cookies are great, but have you had MAPLE macadamia nut cookies? So festive, so delicious. My favorite maple syrup is from Lakanto … trust my when I say, it’s drinkable. Replace the butter with butter flavored coconut oil and you’re on your merry dairy-free way!

Pumpkin Pie #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet #ketochristmas #ketothanksgiving

Pumpkin Pie

Last but definitely not least, the holiday classic MVP: pumpkin pie. Look, I’ll be honest, pumpkin pie isn’t my jam … but despite that fact, I couldn’t make a Keto Holiday Cookbook without pumpkin pie, right? All the pumpkin pie flavors, none of the corn syrup or gross additives, and topped with a delicious coconut whipped cream. Pumpkin pie perfection.

Alright, my work is done here, but if yours is just starting, don’t sweat it! Now that you’re nice and inspired, grab a copy of my Keto Holiday Cookbook and free up some space in your schedule so that you can spend more time merrymaking. Happy Everything to you and yours from all of us at Healthful Pursuit!

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  1. Hi Leanne, this is just what I needed, thank you so much! This all looks so yummy it’s making me hungry, lol. I love your podcasts and recipes and your book!

    I have a question. Is it normal to still register ketones in urine after not eating in a keto way for 2 months? Should I still begin keto again despite this issue?

    I was following the keto lifestyle 3 years ago but stopped because my doctor said it was making my thyroid hormones low. But I bought your Keto Diet book over the summer and was in ketosis for 2 months, then I got sick (unrelated to keto) and stopped for 2 months. But no matter how many carbs I eat, I can’t get my test strips to stop registering ketones. (Even bought a new bottle thinking there was something wrong with it. The reason I started randomly testing was after a urinalysis at the dr office testing for possible uti last month; it showed that I had ketones and I thought that was strange, so started testing at home.)

    Do you think it would be fine for me to start keto again?

    Thanks in advance for your response, and thank you for all that you do to help us stay healthy!

    • Thanks, Milli! I hope you enjoy these recipes :)

      It sounds like you may have been fat adapted before, so it’s possible your body still slips into ketosis as needed. However, the urine strips are the least accurate form of testing, so you could consider trying a different testing method (such as breath or blood testing). Keep in mind, sickness such as a cold and flu, or any state of intense recovery, like after surgery can cause high ketones. Eating more will help your levels go back down naturally. As long as your healthcare provider gives you the all-clear for trying keto again, go for it!

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