Thanksgiving 2016 Keto Recipe Round Up

What are you making for Thanksgiving this year?

Many people use the holidays as an excuse to jump off the keto wagon and over-indulge in high-carb and sugary carbage. Why? There are so many delicious keto-friendly recipes out there, there really is no reason to ruin your keto high.

Here are my favorite Thanksgiving appropriate, keto-friendly, delicious recipes for this year.


Turkey is definitely the easiest part of a traditional Thanksgiving meal to convert into a low-carb version, because it’s naturally low carb! So most any turkey recipe out there will work, but I thought I’d include a not-so-average way of making turkey – sous vide – (Thanks for the suggestion, Mike!). Try topping your turkey with one of the compound butter recipes below, too.

Sous Vide Turkey


Probably the most missed traditional Thanksgiving side dish is the stuffing (or is it mashed potatoes??). But do not fret, dear Ketonian! There are delicious ways to have your stuffing and maintain ketosis.

Spicy Sausage and Cheddar Stuffing (from i breathe i’m hungry)

Cauliflower Stuffing (from Delish – considering leaving out the carrots, and perhaps even adding sausage!)

Veggie Sides

Creamed Brussels Sprouts (from The View from Great Island – I would use heavy cream in place of the milk, and omit the flour in the recipe)

Loaded Cauliflower “Faux-tato” Salad (from Keto Carole)

Gravy & Condiments

12 Compound Butter Recipes (flavored butter from Keto Diet App)

Keto Country Gravy (from


My son has been asking for a Pecan Pie, so I’m going to try this version from Holistically Engineered and omit the molasses.

Classic Pumpkin Pie (from Maria Mind Body)

Keto Egg Nog (recipe from Keto Carole)


What are you making this year? Post recipes in the comments below.


Keto Meal Idea #22: Shredded Beef Tacos


Keto Meal 22


3 romaine lettuce leaves

3 ounces slow cooked shredded beef

1 ounce cheddar cheese, shredded

3 tablespoon sour cream

Hot sauce

Macros: 492.7 calories, 40 g fat, 28.1 g protein, 4.9 g carbs, 1.8 g fiber

Keto Meal Idea #20: Cheddar Quiche, Zucchini, Tomatoes

Keto Meal 20


2 slices Crustless Cheddar Quiche

1 cup diced zucchini

1/2 cup grape tomatoes

1 tablespoon olive oil

Macros: 620 calories, 56.2 g fat, 20.6 g protein, 11.1 g carbs, 2.6 g fiber


Keto Meal Idea #57: Sausage, Egg, Cheese Breakfast Sandwich

Keto Meal 57


1 Ultimate Keto Bun

1 tablespoon mayo

2 ounce sausage patty, cooked

1 ounce cheddar cheese

1 egg, scrambled

1/2 cup arugula

Macros: 485.7 calories, 57.1 g fat, 33.6 g protein, 15.5 g carbs, 8.3 g fiber

Keto Meal Idea #58: Avocado, Cheese, Tomato Salad

Keto Meal 58


2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped

1/2 avocado, sliced

1 ounce blue cheese

1 ounce cheddar cheese

1/2 cup grape tomatoes

Macros: 349.3 calories, 28.4 g fat, 15.3 g protein, 11.6 g carbs, 6.9 g fiber

Keto Meal Idea #34: Hamburger, Butter, Zucchini, Macadamia Nuts

Keto Meal 34


1/3 pound hamburger patty

2 tablespoons butter

1/4 medium zucchini (spiralized into zoodles)

1/4 cup grape tomatoes

2 tablespoons olive tapenade

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 ounces macadamia nuts

Macros: 1025 calories, 98.7 g fat, 29.9 g protein, 12.7 g carbs, 5.8 g fat


Keto Meal Idea #19: Keto Italian Sub Sandwiches

Keto Meal 19


3 romaine lettuce leaves

2 ounces pepperoni slices

2 ounces mozarella cheese

2 tablespoon mayo

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Macros: 475.8 calories, 43.8 g fat, 18.2 g protein, 4.1 g carbs, 1.8 g fiber

Keto Meal Idea #56: Southwest Cobb Salad

Keto Meal 56


2 cups mixed baby greens

2 strips thick-cut bacon, crumbled

1/4 avocado, diced

2 ounces grilled chicken thigh, diced

1 ounce tomato, chopped

1 ounce cotija cheese

2 ounces ranch dressing mixed with 1 teaspoon hot sauce

Macros: 449.9 calories, 36.8 g fat, 21.8 g protein, 9.6 g carbs, 4.9 g fiber


Keto Meal Idea #23: Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus and Steak Salad

Keto Meal 23


5 asparagus spears, wrapped in prosciutto

1 ounce steak

1 ounce blue cheese

1 cup mixed greens

1/2 avocado

1 tablespoon hemp seed hearts

Macros: 530 calories, 38.8 g fat, 29.6 g protein, 18.7 g carbs, 14.6 g fiber

Keto Meal Idea #28: Pepperoni and Tomato Salad

Keto Meal 28


2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped

2 ounces pepperoni

1 cup cherry tomatoes

2 tablespoon Italian dressing

Macros: 587.8 calories, 53.3 g fat, 18.7 g protein, 9.4 g carbs, 3.1 g fiber