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Keto Thanksgiving Recipes

By November 2, 2014November 18th, 2019Uncategorized

 Keto Thanksgiving Recipes

I’m a huge fan of the Food Network and I really enjoy the show “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” I asked my favorite keto food bloggers what their favorite Thanksgiving recipes are and I received some amazing ones!

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From Carol at Ditch the Wheat: Avocado Salsa with Carolyn at All Day I Dream About Food: Homemade Chicharrones! 

I picked these two because I love both recipes so much!

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From Judy at Carb Wars: Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings! 

Judy writes, “Thanksgiving is the most under-appreciated of holidays. The stores have barely cleared away the spiders and witches before the poinsettias move in.

It is a uniquely American holiday that celebrates our history, our families, and our native foods, like pumpkin, turkey, and cranberries. It takes us back home with memories of warm fires, home cooking, and Grandma’s hugs. Slow down, have another piece of pie, and be grateful for the brief respite before the frantic spend-fest of Christmas starts all over again.”

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From me: Baked Brie

I picked this recipe because it was a labor of love. Craig and I made about 400 batches of this bread recipe and too many bags of blanched almond flour to get the perfect bread. It was a very expensive recipe to create, but totally worth it!

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 From Kyndra at Peace, Love and Low Carb: Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms!

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From Kyndra at Peace Love and Low Carb: Green Bean Casserole!

Kyndra writes: “I love this recipe because it always reminds me of special occasions and family get togethers.  For years, my family has made this on Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Their variety included all canned ingredients.  I set out on a mission to recreate a family classic in a healthier version.”

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From Martina at the Keto Diet: Candied “Yams” with Marshmallows! 

Martina writes: “This recipe has become the ultimate autumn treat in my house. When I got a request from one of my readers to make “Candied yams with marshmallows”, I knew that it would be a challenge to make low-carb marshmallows. It was easy to substitute the yams with pumpkin but I was struggling to find the right balance for the marshmallows. I’ve tried several ingredients until the marshmallows were just right – fluffy and amazing! The consistency is similar to meringue but a lot firmer. Best of all, they can be grilled!”

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From Carolyn from All Day I Dream About Food: Spicy Sausage and Cheddar Stuffing!

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From Kelly at the Spunky Coconut: Cauliflower Mash Potatoes!

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From Elana at Elana’s Pantry: Kale with Gomasio. Elana helped me when I first started my blog and I am very grateful!

Elana’s says this is her favorite because, “My boys love both kale and gomasio and this classic kale dish with an Asian twist has been a staple at our Thanksgiving table since they were little.”

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From me: Green Bean Bundles.

I chose this recipe because I still remember making these for the first time on Thanksgiving morning at my parent’s house and my mom told me to only make a few of them because no one would want them. HA! I showed her! The were the first things gone!

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From me: The Best Brussels Sprouts

One of my favorite things to do on my morning runs is to listen to food podcasts. I really love KCRW Good Food based in California. Every week they do the “Market Report” from the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market. Oh, how I wished I lived in a warm climate right about now!

But anyway, the last one I listened to discussed how to properly cook Brussels Sprouts. I never really understood why you would need to buy UNsalted butter if the butter you were getting used a high quality sea salt. They explained there are 2 reasons:

1. Is for you, the chef, to control the amount of salt.

2. Another important reason is that it changes if you FRY veggies or STEAM them.

The tip they gave was to put the unsalted butter in the pan and heat until a bit of golden flecks appear (also called ‘brown butter’). Add your Brussels sprouts (cut in 1/2) and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. THEN add salt to taste.

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From me: Cheesy Scallop “Faux”tatoes

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From Karen at Holistically Engineered: Roasted Turkey with Pan Gravy!

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From Carol at Ditch the Wheat: Grain Free Herbed Biscuits!

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From me: KFC Biscuits 

My family always has crescent rolls at Thanksgiving. When these came out of the oven, the smell reminded me of a buttery roll on Thanksgiving morning…they tasted great too. The flavor reminds me of my past life of KFC buttermilk biscuits.

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From Carolyn from All Day I Dream About Food: Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars!


 From me: Pumpkin Pie Sorbet


Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake


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From me: Leftover Turkey Tetrazzini 

I picked this recipe because the only way I will eat turkey is if it is drowning in a tasty sauce! 


From Sooze at Fluffy Chix Cook: Sour Cream Enchiladas

Sooze writes: We’re from Texas, and everyone who’s anyone knows, the best part of Thanksgiving is the day AFTER Thanksgiving because that’s the day we all either go out to eat Tex-Mex–or, if you’re a sharp thinking low carb keto pro, make Tex-Mex at home. Olé! We’re all so tired of traditional turkey and dressing by that time, we’re ready to chow down on gooey, cheesy, insanely awesome queso, salsa and chips and a plate of gooey enchiladas with a side of guac (aka guacamole) thrown in for the hayull of it. (Texan for hell.) But holy guacamole! That’s not exactly low carb keto friendly. Or, is it? Out of sheer necessity and orneriness, the Fluffys developed an entire cache of Tex-Mex taste treats to extinguish the need to feed on high carbage nonsense. Try one of our TNT (tried n true) family classics like Fluffy Chix Cook’s Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas (Enchilada Suizas by any other name), and buy life insurance; cuz you’ll be so happy, you could just lay down and die.

(Pssst, if you’re looking for a way to disguise the leftover turkey into non-turkular form, sub out the chicken and add the leftover turkey in the recipe. Turkey never had it so good as when it’s disguised as Tex-Mex Enchiladas!)”


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Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Maria P says:

    Perfect timing to start planning for Thanksgiving !

  • Melody says:

    This is a great post! I realize I need to start strategizing for Thanksgiving. Only two at the table will be no grain, low carb so that is a challenge. I made it through Halloween in ketosis and ate no candy (even though I did give it out) and made my non-ketosis family Halloween cupcakes. Score!

  • Dina says:

    Thank you so much for all these great Thanksgiving recipes! This is my first keto Thanksgiving and I am planning on making a few of these to share with my family. Do you have a cranberry recipe? That would make my menu complete!

  • A really fantastic keto food roundup. Here in Canada Thanksgiving already passed, but I’d be happy to try some of these recipes for Christmas regardless. Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope one day I could become as great of a keto blogger as some of these lovely ladies you mentioned, Maria.

  • Karen Jo says:

    Your Link From Carolyn from All Day I Dream About Food: Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars does not to to her bars but goes to KetoDiet Candied “Yams” with Marshmallows. You might want to check it 🙂

  • Malissa says:

    yes link to the pecan pie bars please? 🙂

  • Linda Wedding says:

    Dear Maria…I cannot say more than the many many people you have helped have already said.
    You are an inspiration to continue this healthy way of living.
    You give many of us the chance to not just live healthy, but the way to not have to suffer horribly with a “diet”.
    I am 60 years old and I wish you had been my Mom (lol), and had taught me how to live so well. Your boys are very Blessed. Thank You for all you do.

  • Linda says:

    What a great post! What good ideas! I have a son-in-law who eats Paleo, and my husband and I are diabetics who eat low carb. I don’t have the whole family here for Thanksgiving, but I DO have them here for Christmas, so I will be using some of these recipes for that occasion. Or will you be posting something similar for the Christmas/New Year’s holidays? Anyway, thanks so much! I REALLY needed some help with holiday entertaining this year.

  • Cyndi Hagerty says:

    Wonderful post. Nice to have everything in one place! Thank you!

  • Melissa says:

    I was just freaking out over how to change from all of my old recipies to gluten free and healthy!
    Thank you so much!
    Releived 🙂

  • Cynthia says:


  • Mary says:

    Maria, please help. I recently read somewhere on your site an entry written by a women concerned that both her husband and her son, fell asleep immediately after eating meals (low carb). You responded with a brief explanation and a supplement recommendation. I got interrupted and lost the reference and after hours of searching through my books and your site, I cannot find it anywhere. Please help find this as my husband does the same and I am quite concerned. Thanks so much … between you and Dr. Davis, our lives have been completely turned towards health. Bless You!


  • Sami Veloso says:

    We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia, but I will certainly be using some of these recipes for Christmas. Thanks Maria

  • Fernanda says:

    Hello Maria! Let me just say I love your recipes and at first I was following a strict keto diet plan to lose weight, but kind of slacked off after a while and now I completely regret my decision. I am 17, female, 5’4″, and 140 lbs. I am hoping to lose weight and go to 115-120. I am wondering if you have any suggestions on carbs and caloric intake as well as foods I should avoid. I have been eating low carb for a long time now, but I am finding that I just won’t lose weight.

  • Holly R. says:

    WOW! Thanks. Everything looks amazing. (Un)Fortunately we will be going 13 hours away to family’s house this year. However my parents (who eat paleo) will be coming, more than likely, for Christmas so now I have some recipes to try out for them. 🙂

  • Leslie says:

    Hi. These recipes look wonderful. Thank you for putting this list together. The recipe for the Green Bean Casserole isn’t linked properly though. This is the correct link: http://peaceloveandlowcarb.com/2013/11/green-bean-casserole-low-carb-gluten-free-primal.html.

  • Della says:

    Awesome compilation!!! Thank you so much!!!

  • Cinthia says:

    Forget thanksgiving !!!!! Im adding this entire post to my favorites !! Thanks so much Maria !

  • What a great round up. Love “The Best Thing” show! Thank you for including Fluffy Chix!!

  • Carolyn says:

    Yum! I can hardly wait for Thanksgiving!

  • deb says:

    tis the season! i am making all of it! not one thing looks bad!!

  • Robin J says:

    Maria, what are your thought about Erythritol and pregnancy

  • Jenny Mathweg says:

    Thank u for posting this EXTREMELY helpful post! This is our first Keto thanksgiving and I’m so excited to make these recipes😎.We have been eating Keto for 3 weeks and can’t imagine NOT eating this way. My husband and I appreciate your advice on supplementing w/ potossium. We feel like we have more energy calmer, and clearer thinking. We felt better and loved watching the scale go down in the beginning of our Keto journey but adding the potossium made a huge difference. I actually want to strength train!! Thank you and happy thanksgiving, Maria!

  • Linnea says:

    Thank you so much for putting all of these Thanksgiving recipes in one place!!! I sat down to begin looking for my recipes and here they all are together. What a nice surprise! Thank you! Love your recipes!

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