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 #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 #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

Keto Meal Idea #16: Eggs, Cheese, Bacon, Avocado

Keto Meal 16


2 eggs, scrambled

1 ounce cheddar cheese

3 strips bacon

1/2 avocado

Macros: 522.2 calories, 41.7 g fat, 28.1 g protein, 9.1 g carbs, 4.6 g fiber

Keto Meal Idea #15: Eggs, Hamburger, Spinach, Avocado

Keto Meal 15


1 egg, scrambled

1/2 avocado

1/2 cup cooked spinach

2 ounces ground beef

Hot sauce

Macros:  476.1 calories, 39.1 g fat, 24.7 g protein, 10.2 g carbs, 6.8 g fiber

Keto Meal Idea #9: Cheeseburger Arugula Salad

Keto Meal 9


3 ounces ground beef

1 ounce provolone cheese

2 cups arugula

3 tablespoons ranch dressing

Macros: 512.2 calories, 43.0 g fat, 29 g protein, 2.2 g carbs, 0.5 g fiber

Keto Meal Idea #1: Steak, Eggs, Spinach, Avocado



2 ounces cooked steak

1 eggs, scrambled

1 cup spinach

1/2 avocado

Macros: 489.4 calories, 37.7 g fat, 28 g protein, 13.6 g carbs, 8.9 g fiber