Keto Thanksgiving Recipes 2015

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Thanksgiving is only a week a way. Do you have your menu planned out yet? Are you wondering how you will survive Thanksgiving and stay on your low carb, high fat plan? Or perhaps you are tired of experiencing a food coma after the big meal?

While traditional Thanksgiving recipes are loaded with carbs (except the turkey), the good news is that there are loads of keto-fied versions.

Here are a bunch of keto-friendly, low carb, no sugar, grain free, high fat ideas and recipes to fill your belly:

Appetizers

Cheese and Meat Tray

Crudite (raw veggies and dip) cauliflower, broccoli, celery, endive are all low-carb veggies.

Ranch Dip from Ruled Me

Deviled Eggs (most any recipe is already keto-friendly)

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms from Peace Love and Low Carb

Turkey

For the most part, the turkey is the easiest part of a Thanksgiving meal to make keto friendly. Here are a couple of recipe ideas from Food and Wine to get your mouth watering. One calls for pancetta, a fancy bacon, and the other uses butter. Doesn’t get more keto than that.

Pancetta-Wrapped Roasted Turkey
Pancetta-Wrapped Roasted Turkey

Pancetta-Wrapped Turkey from Food and Wine. Leave out the 1 teaspoon of brown sugar and you’ll have a delicious, impressive bird to serve next Thursday.

Chipotle-Butter Turkey
Chipotle-Butter Turkey

Chipotle-Butter Turkey from Food and Wine. This one is keto ready and it has “butter” in the name, so yes, please!

Side Dishes

Cranberries

Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce
Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce

Chipotle Lime Cranberry Sauce from All Day I Dream About Food

Plain (sugar free) Cranberry Sauce from All Day I Dream About Food

Stuffing

Keto stuffing is one of the dishes for Thanksgiving that takes a bit more work than the others because you will need to make the low-carb bread for the stuffing first, then make it into stuffing. If you love stuffing, it is well worth the effort and will surely stupefy your guests when you tell them you’ve made it low-carb.

Gourmet Keto Stuffing
Gourmet Keto Stuffing

Gourmet Keto Thanksgiving Stuffing from The Nourished Caveman uses mushrooms, sage, pancetta, and macadamia nuts.

Sausage and Herb Stuffing from Food Network doesn’t use any bread at all, but instead using a hearty helping of sausage, cauliflower, and squash.

Biscuits or Rolls

KFC Style Biscuits from Maria Mind Body

Holy Grail Almond Buns from Caveman Keto

Mashed Faux-tatoes

It may seem that mashed potatoes may be the hardest dish to make keto-friendly, but in walks mashed cauliflower, which can take on the same creamy texture as potatoes when prepared properly. Even family members that hate veggies will ask for second helpings of these dishes.

Mashed Cauliflower
Mashed Cauliflower

Easy Mashed Cauliflower with Garlic from Paleo Grubs. I suggest trying bacon grease in place of the ghee for an over the top, dairy-free version.

Loaded Mashed Cauliflower with Bacon and Cheddar from Caveman Keto

Gravy

Country Style Gravy from Maria Mind Body

Turkey Gravy from Cook Eat Paleo

Green Bean Casserole

Cheesy Green Bean Casserole from Caveman Keto

Low Carb Grean Bean Casserole from Food.com

Pies

How can it be Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie? I’ve included two versions here, one with dairy and one without. Plus a pecan pie for good measure.

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake
Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Low Carb Paleo Pumpkin Pie from Cooking with Trader Joe’s (dairy-free)

Pecan Pie from Maria Mind Body

What are Your Favorite Family Recipes?

What are your family’s traditional Thanksgiving dishes? What else would you like a keto recipe for?

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