Need some delicious keto Thanksgiving sides that won’t make you feel you’re on a diet?
We got you!
After all, you don’t want the turkey to be the only dish you can eat on Thanksgiving. Supposedly, the best part of the Thanksgiving feast is actually the sides. But most of those holiday side dishes are chock full of carbs and sugars, making eating keto hard.
I’m looking at you cornbread, stuffing, and carb-filled green bean casseroles! and I haven’t even begun naming sugary cranberry sauce! If you are eating keto, you can’t eat any of them.
But going low-carb doesn’t mean you can’t feast.
In fact, you can remake almost all your favorite Thanksgiving sides low-carb keto. From stuffing to green bean casseroles, try these keto thanksgiving side recipes.
They are perfectly filling, savory, and satisfying in every way. Best of all, they don’t make you feel like you are skimping on carbs or on a diet. They taste as indulging and flavorful as conventional Thanksgiving side dishes!
Here are 15 incredible Keto Thanksgiving sides you’ll want to keep in mind ahead of the big Turkey Day.
1. Cauliflower Stuffing
Who doesn’t love stuffing? Better, one that’s super healthy and low-carb? Well, we all do. Cauliflower stuffing is basically a super healthy makeover in the world of keto Thanksgiving sides (everyone is sure to love it!). And yes, it’s also nice, soft and dang delicious — you just have to do it right! Need some help with the recipe? Just check out what Food Faith Fitness has to offer. And oh, try not to be surprised when this low-carb cauliflower stuffing becomes the star of your Thanksgiving dinner (because chances are, it will!).
2. Bacon Parmesan Green Beans
Looking for an amazing (yet super-light) addition to your Thanksgiving table this year? If yes, don’t hesitate to jump on the bandwagon and have a feel of this incredible recipe by Six Sisters Stuff. Yes, bacon and parmesan are the perfect duo to snazz up and transform your veggies into something spectacular (and oh, it never fails to excite your taste buds!). Trust us, It’s one savory classic side dish you won’t be able to get enough of this Thanksgiving.
3. Garlic and Parmesan Mushrooms
Mushrooms are not the most loved dish in the world. But hey, with this recipe for perfection, you’re sure to love them anyway! The best part? Jo Cooks has it all figured out. So of course, right now you just have to head right there and get an idea of how mushrooms can be an amazing keto Thanksgiving side for you!
4. Cauliflower Risotto with Mushrooms
Who would have ever thought that Risotto could double as a great tasting low-carb dish? More like a guilt-free dinner on Turkey Day? Well, it sure can! You just have to start with mushrooms and of course, finish up with riced cauliflower — easy! The good news? All Day I Dream About Food has done all the work. So now you just have to cook up your very own tasty and creamy cauliflower Risotto mushroom.
5. Cheesy Garlic Brussels Sprouts Bake
This is one of the many thanksgiving keto recipes we couldn’t help but add to our list. And if you love Brussels sprouts as much as I do, you’ll be in love with this keto side dish. Believe it or not, brussels sprouts are one of the healthiest veggies you can find. And taste-wise, it has the depts of flavors that come up when combined with the right ingredients. In this recipe, you’d add creamy cheese into the mix and turn this dish into something that’s so delicious.
Check out this awesome recipe by Apple of My Eye to get an idea of what we’re talking about.
6. Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus
Everyone loves “roasted” asparagus. Its unique flavor makes it a great and super healthy dish for all. But what if you want to kick things up a notch? Well, after roasting, simply top with mozzarella cheese. This recipe by Cafe Delites should do the trick!
7. Mashed Cauliflower
On our list of keto Thanksgiving sides, we certainly can’t miss Mashed cauliflower (not potatoes!). Of course, potatoes are a big no-no for keto dieters, so it’s only normal for cauliflower to take its place. The good thing is, mashed cauliflower still tastes great. Not to mention, it’s way more nutritious and flavorful.
So you can hit your health goals while enjoying every bite of the holidays. What could be better? Fat For Weight Loss has it all worked out — just take a look!
8. Easy Low-Carb Pumpkin Cheesecake
What’s Thanksgiving without some treats? Don’t worry there are plenty of keto desserts you can enjoy. Just take a look at this delicious low-carb Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie from low carb yum. It tastes just like an original cheesecake except it only has 9 g of carbs and is made with almond flour. Just don’t serve it to those with a nut allergy.
Filling and delicious, it’s like eating the original.
9. Supreme Green Bean Casserole
Ok, I get it’s the third or fourth keto green bean casserole dish on this list. But this really has its place on the list and if you are into rich, creamy flavors, you’ll love this one.
It has never been more enjoyable eating keto, thanks to this low-carb version from Low Carb Maven. You can have Thanksgiving without a sacrifice.
Oh, let’s not forget that it’s also gluten-free.
Put this out on any T-giving table, and it’ll be an instant hit. Your loved ones will happily dig in—and they won’t be mad about the creamy cheese sauce one bit.
10. Creamy Kale
Sure, you could have creamed spinach and spinach is keto too. But why not make your Thanksgiving a bit more unconventional. A fun, healthy twist maybe all you need to refresh your party table and feel more up-to-date.
This creamy kale is perfect for the occasion. Instead of creamed spinach, try this healthy, keto take and opt for creamed kale.
Bonus: You still get a crunchy, crumbly topping from almond flour.
Courtesy of Ruled.me
11. Keto Sausage Stuffing
You can never have enough Thanksgiving stuffing on the dining table. I love the cauliflower stuffing from earlier, but I also like this sausage stuffing. It’s made from low-carb cheesy skillet bread and sauce. You might have your family join you on your keto journey after eating this dish.
This side dish will definitely become a keto staple on every holiday menu, I promise!
12. Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
If you have little kiddos in the house, this cauliflower Mac and Cheese is a must on your list. It’s cheesy, packed with flavors, and totally kid-friendly. In this recipe, you’d swap out macaroni with cauliflower. If you don’t tell them, they’ll eat it up like it’s their favorite dish.
The best part is, your gown guests will love it just as much. For them, how about adding a zest of truffle on top to fancy it up!
So go ahead and use ample cauliflower for this keto-friendly dish.
Grab the Recipe Here
13. Keto Turkey Gravy
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to eat a dry turkey without gravy. And I might even go further to say, I eat turkey because of the gravy. But the thicken brown sauce is not so keto if prepped the conventional way. So you need a keto-friendly turkey gravy recipe.
Luckily, I found one just in time for this Thanksgiving, and I’m definitely excited. The blend of butter, seasonings and turkey broth make this one gravy you can’t go wrong.
If you have many gravy lovers in the house, I’d double the recipe for sure.
14. Sugar-Free Cranberry Sauce
Speaking of gravy and sauces, let’s not skip the cranberry. The traditional cranberry sauce is full of sugar and totally not keto, but this one is made sugar-free.
In this keto-friendly recipe, you’d sweeten the cranberries with sugar-free erythritol.
15. Keto Cornbread Recipe
Last but not least, your keto thanksgiving dinner is not complete without this recipe. It’s a keto cornbread.
Obviously, corn is off-limit and this recipe wouldn’t include corn, but this keto bread is a perfect sub. It goes just as well with a slice of salty butter and would soak up turkey juices and gravy just as well as cornbread. Making them a perfect side on a Keto holiday dinner table.
Throw them in a nice bread basket right out of the oven for warm buttery bread sensation.
Grab this recipe from Savory Tooth
Here’s to the perfect Thanksgiving dinner!