Keto Thanksgiving

Keto Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming and it’s bringing a marathon of amazing food with it. You’ve probably already realized that many of the season’s most iconic dishes have plenty of carbs and may seem a bit more challenging to fit into your lifestyle, but there’s no need to worry! We’ve assembled some delicious keto Thanksgiving recipes, simple tips and smart swaps so you can enjoy the season’s best flavors without losing sight of your keto goals.

Keto-friendly Drinks

Skip the sugary cocktails this year and mix your own keto-friendly drinks. There are plenty of liquors and wines you can use to make festive beverages, such as champagne, sparkling wine, dry wine, vodka or whiskey. Serve these options before and during dinner, then end the night with a keto-friendly frozen coffee with coconut whip or a cozy hot chocolate.

Keto Appetizers

Before dinner is ready, you may want to nibble on some low carb appetizers. With just a few simple swaps, like opting for lettuce leaves over tortillas or using ground almonds in place of breadcrumbs, you can put a keto-friendly spin on some of your favorite starters. Try a platter of rosemary cheese crisps instead of crackers and cheese, or, impress guests with blackberry goat cheese toasts. With a little creativity, the options are endless!

Keto Sides

Turkey might be the star on Thanksgiving, but the side dishes deserve a spotlight of their own. With options like twice-baked cauliflower and creamy asparagus and bacon, it’s easy to find delicious yet healthy Thanksgiving sides everyone will love, even those following a keto eating plan.

Keto Desserts

Save room for sweets, because there are a lot of great low carb desserts to choose from this year. A few of our favorite Thanksgiving-ready keto dessert recipes include dairy-free maple bacon fat bombs, cream cheese brownie bites and flourless peanut butter and maple cookies. These impressive end-of-meal treats allow you to indulge while still working towards your health goals. That’s a win-win!

More Keto Recipes

Ready to start planning your holiday menu? In addition to the recommendations featured above, we’ve also gathered some more keto-friendly options satisfy your Thanksgiving Day cravings without breaking tradition (or your lifestyle standards).

Keto Dinner Rolls

These homemade dinner rolls are putting bread back on the table.

Prep: 10 minutes

Total: 25 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups shredded mozzarella
  • 4 Tbsp. (2 oz.) cream cheese
  • 1⅓ cups finely ground almond flour
  • 2 Tbsp. Simple Truth Organic™ Gluten Free Coconut Flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 large egg

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In microwave-safe bowl, microwave mozzarella and cream cheese in 30 second intervals, stirring after each, until cheeses are melted and form a dough-like consistency.
  3. In bowl of food processor, combine almond flour, coconut flour and baking powder. Pulse a few times to blend.
  4. Add cheese mixture and egg. Blend to thoroughly mix.
  5. With greased hands, divide dough mixture into 8 equal portions and roll into balls; place on prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake 14-16 minutes, until golden brown. Serve hot.

Creamy Parmesan Mushrooms

Need a keto-friendly swap for traditional gravy? Try topping your turkey with these tasty, creamy mushrooms – or serve them separately as a side dish!

Prep: 15 minutes

Total: 25 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 package (16 oz.) cremini mushrooms, quartered
  • 2 Tbsp. shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ⅛ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp. dry sherry
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp. Private Selection™ Grated Parmesan
  • 2 Tbsp. flat leaf parsley, chopped

Directions:

  1. In large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Cook mushrooms, shallots and garlic 4-6 minutes, until mushrooms are browned and tender.
  2. Stir in salt, pepper and sherry. Continue cooking until sherry is reduced to dry.
  3. Stir in cream. Bring to low boil. Cook 3-5 minutes, until cream is reduced and slightly thickened.
  4. Remove pan from heat; stir in parmesan cheese and parsley.

Mashed Cauliflower with Keto Gravy

This easy mashed cauliflower recipe has a creamy and smooth taste, while still remaining light.

Prep: 30 minutes

Total: 1 hour

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups cauliflower, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup plus 2 Tbsp. Kroger Brand Heavy Whipping Cream, divided
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 8 Tbsp. butter, divided
  • 1 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 1½ tsp. pepper, divided
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary
  • ¼ cup Parmesan, shredded
  • ½ tsp. salt

Directions:

  1. Bring large pot of water to boil; add cauliflower, making sure the water is completely covering the cauliflower. Boil 15 minutes, until tender. Drain water and transfer cauliflower to food processor.
  2. In medium saucepan over medium heat, combine ½ cup of cream, broth and 4 tablespoons butter. Bring to boil, then reduce and simmer 10-15 minutes. Add xanthan gum and 1 teaspoon pepper. Stir until the gravy thickens and reduces down to desired consistency. Set aside.
  3. Add rosemary-butter mixture to processor; pulse until well combined.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons cream, Parmesan, salt and pepper to processor; process until smooth and creamy. Transfer to serving bowl. Serve with the gravy.

Bacon-Wrapped Beans

These bacon-wrapped green beans are a delicious and simple side dish, even for those not following the keto diet!

Prep: 20 minutes

Total: 45 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. green beans, trimmed
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 strips Kroger Brand Naturally Hardwood Smoked Bacon, cut in half

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. Fill large bowl with ice water; set aside.
  2. In large pot, bring water to a boil. Cook green beans 3 minutes.
  3. Remove and immediately plunge beans into ice bath to stop cooking. Transfer beans to towel-lined pan, pat dry.
  4. In large bowl, toss together green beans, butter, garlic, salt and pepper.
  5. Divide beans into 8 equal piles, all facing the same way. Wrap a half-slice of bacon around center of each pile of green beans. On prepared pan, arrange bundles with loose bacon end down.
  6. Roast 20-25 minutes, until bacon is cooked and beans are tender. Tip: Bundles can be made the day before baking; store refrigerated.

For more turkey inspiration and necessities, visit our Turkey shop, or, check out our Keto Shop to find everyday essentials for your keto lifestyle.

Keto Thanksgiving

Keto Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming and it’s bringing a marathon of amazing food with it. You’ve probably already realized that many of the season’s most iconic dishes have plenty of carbs and may seem a bit more challenging to fit into your lifestyle, but there’s no need to worry! We’ve assembled some delicious keto Thanksgiving recipes, simple tips and smart swaps so you can enjoy the season’s best flavors without losing sight of your keto goals.

Keto-friendly Drinks

Skip the sugary cocktails this year and mix your own keto-friendly drinks. There are plenty of liquors and wines you can use to make festive beverages, such as champagne, sparkling wine, dry wine, vodka or whiskey. Serve these options before and during dinner, then end the night with a keto-friendly frozen coffee with coconut whip or a cozy hot chocolate.

Keto Appetizers

Before dinner is ready, you may want to nibble on some low carb appetizers. With just a few simple swaps, like opting for lettuce leaves over tortillas or using ground almonds in place of breadcrumbs, you can put a keto-friendly spin on some of your favorite starters. Try a platter of rosemary cheese crisps instead of crackers and cheese, or, impress guests with blackberry goat cheese toasts. With a little creativity, the options are endless!

Keto Sides

Turkey might be the star on Thanksgiving, but the side dishes deserve a spotlight of their own. With options like twice-baked cauliflower and creamy asparagus and bacon, it’s easy to find delicious yet healthy Thanksgiving sides everyone will love, even those following a keto eating plan.

Keto Desserts

Save room for sweets, because there are a lot of great low carb desserts to choose from this year. A few of our favorite Thanksgiving-ready keto dessert recipes include dairy-free maple bacon fat bombs, cream cheese brownie bites and flourless peanut butter and maple cookies. These impressive end-of-meal treats allow you to indulge while still working towards your health goals. That’s a win-win!

More Keto Recipes

Ready to start planning your holiday menu? In addition to the recommendations featured above, we’ve also gathered some more keto-friendly options satisfy your Thanksgiving Day cravings without breaking tradition (or your lifestyle standards).

Keto Dinner Rolls

These homemade dinner rolls are putting bread back on the table.

Prep: 10 minutes

Total: 25 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups shredded mozzarella
  • 4 Tbsp. (2 oz.) cream cheese
  • 1⅓ cups finely ground almond flour
  • 2 Tbsp. Simple Truth Organic™ Gluten Free Coconut Flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 large egg

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In microwave-safe bowl, microwave mozzarella and cream cheese in 30 second intervals, stirring after each, until cheeses are melted and form a dough-like consistency.
  3. In bowl of food processor, combine almond flour, coconut flour and baking powder. Pulse a few times to blend.
  4. Add cheese mixture and egg. Blend to thoroughly mix.
  5. With greased hands, divide dough mixture into 8 equal portions and roll into balls; place on prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake 14-16 minutes, until golden brown. Serve hot.

Creamy Parmesan Mushrooms

Need a keto-friendly swap for traditional gravy? Try topping your turkey with these tasty, creamy mushrooms – or serve them separately as a side dish!

Prep: 15 minutes

Total: 25 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 package (16 oz.) cremini mushrooms, quartered
  • 2 Tbsp. shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ⅛ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp. dry sherry
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp. Private Selection™ Grated Parmesan
  • 2 Tbsp. flat leaf parsley, chopped

Directions:

  1. In large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Cook mushrooms, shallots and garlic 4-6 minutes, until mushrooms are browned and tender.
  2. Stir in salt, pepper and sherry. Continue cooking until sherry is reduced to dry.
  3. Stir in cream. Bring to low boil. Cook 3-5 minutes, until cream is reduced and slightly thickened.
  4. Remove pan from heat; stir in parmesan cheese and parsley.

Mashed Cauliflower with Keto Gravy

This easy mashed cauliflower recipe has a creamy and smooth taste, while still remaining light.

Prep: 30 minutes

Total: 1 hour

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups cauliflower, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup plus 2 Tbsp. Kroger Brand Heavy Whipping Cream, divided
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 8 Tbsp. butter, divided
  • 1 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 1½ tsp. pepper, divided
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary
  • ¼ cup Parmesan, shredded
  • ½ tsp. salt

Directions:

  1. Bring large pot of water to boil; add cauliflower, making sure the water is completely covering the cauliflower. Boil 15 minutes, until tender. Drain water and transfer cauliflower to food processor.
  2. In medium saucepan over medium heat, combine ½ cup of cream, broth and 4 tablespoons butter. Bring to boil, then reduce and simmer 10-15 minutes. Add xanthan gum and 1 teaspoon pepper. Stir until the gravy thickens and reduces down to desired consistency. Set aside.
  3. Add rosemary-butter mixture to processor; pulse until well combined.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons cream, Parmesan, salt and pepper to processor; process until smooth and creamy. Transfer to serving bowl. Serve with the gravy.

Bacon-Wrapped Beans

These bacon-wrapped green beans are a delicious and simple side dish, even for those not following the keto diet!

Prep: 20 minutes

Total: 45 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. green beans, trimmed
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 strips Kroger Brand Naturally Hardwood Smoked Bacon, cut in half

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. Fill large bowl with ice water; set aside.
  2. In large pot, bring water to a boil. Cook green beans 3 minutes.
  3. Remove and immediately plunge beans into ice bath to stop cooking. Transfer beans to towel-lined pan, pat dry.
  4. In large bowl, toss together green beans, butter, garlic, salt and pepper.
  5. Divide beans into 8 equal piles, all facing the same way. Wrap a half-slice of bacon around center of each pile of green beans. On prepared pan, arrange bundles with loose bacon end down.
  6. Roast 20-25 minutes, until bacon is cooked and beans are tender. Tip: Bundles can be made the day before baking; store refrigerated.

For more turkey inspiration and necessities, visit our Turkey shop, or, check out our Keto Shop to find everyday essentials for your keto lifestyle.