10 Delicious Keto Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving isn’t far away and while it’s OK to have a little splurge every now and then, if you want to stick to a keto diet during Thanksgiving, it’s actually not too difficult. There are plenty of keto Thanksgiving recipes that taste delicious and will allow you to maintain ketosis without having to forgo Thanksgiving dinner with your family.


I’m not going to pretend I’m a keto expert. I’m a healthy living fanatic who happens to like keto desserts on occasion.

As we all know, one of the biggest problems that leads to failing on a diet, is our sweet tooth – can you relate? 🙂

If you want to lose weight with keto, then you need something awesome tasting, go to options for desserts that are are healthy, keto, taste delicious and will help you stay on your keto diet plan!

The key is desserts that are all-natural, low glycemic and Paleo and Keto Friendly!

Can you imagine eating “Fat Burning Brownies” that help you get leaner and lose weight (instead of fatter!).

Guilt Free Desserts has more than 50 recipes for keto (and paleo) desserts that are easy to make,  including:

  • Rich Chocolate Fat-Burning Brownies
  • New York Cheesecake (topped with raspberry sauce)
  • Imagine a warm slice of Cinnamon Apple Crisp (delicious warm pie for the Fall Season!)
  • Chocolate Rum Balls
  • Buttery Golden Pound Cake

If your mouth is watering already, check out Guilt Free Desserts

Here are my favorite Keto Recipes for Thanksgiving

1. Sweet Potato Casserole

Keto Sweet Potato Casserole - Keto Thanksgiving Recipes

Image Credit: Wholesome Yum

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without sweet potato casserole, and fortunately, you don’t have to give it up thanks to this Better Than Sweet Potato Casserole recipe from Wholesome Yum. Instead of sweet potato, this recipe uses roasted butternut squash and cauliflower.

  • Calories: 146
  • Fat: 13g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Protein: 2g
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2. Loaded Cauliflower

Keto Thanksgiving Recipe - Loaded Cauliflower

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Creamy, rich loaded cauliflower with sour cream, cheese and bacon is enough to make almost anyone’s mouth water, so this Keto Loaded Cauliflower recipe is sure to be a hit.

  • Calories: 189
  • Fat: 15.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.1g
  • Protein: 7.5g

3. Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake

Keto Thanksgiving Recipe - Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake (Good Alternative to Pumpkin Pie!)

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I’m not a fan of pumpkin pie (I know, I know) but it’s my husband’s all-time favorite dessert so it’s a must for Thanksgiving dessert at our house. However, even though I’m not a fan of pumpkin pie, I love this Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe!

  • Calories: 246
  • Fat: 21.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.2g
  • Protein: 5.3g

4. Keto Gravy

Keto Gravy for Thanksgiving

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The smell of gravy brings back so many childhood memories for me. My Nanna made the best gravy known to humankind, and I used to love smothering my entire meal with it. I don’t have the recipe for my Nanna’s gravy (and it’s definitely not keto-approved) but this Keto gravy is a great low-carb alternative.

  • Calories: 130
  • Fat: 11.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.5g
  • Protein: 2.1g

5. Bacon & Smoked Gouda Cauliflower Mash

Keto Cauliflower Mash with Bacon and Smoked Gouda

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Traditional mashed potato definitely isn’t keto-approved, but this Bacon and Smoked Gouda Cauliflower mash is, and (dare I say) it’s even more tasty than regular mashed potato!

  • Calories: 282
  • Fat: 22g
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Protein: 12g

6. Keto Cranberry Sauce

Keto Cranberry Sauce for Thanksgiving

Image Credit: Wholesome Yum

Funny story – the day before Hurricane Florence was due to hit North Carolina, I made a final, last-minute dash to the grocery store to stock up on a few more things. I was in the canned fruit aisle and couldn’t help but laugh when I saw that every single thing was sold out except for the canned cranberry sauce… Whether you love or hate cranberry sauce, it’s definitely a Thanksgiving staple. This keto-approved cranberry sauce is sugar-free and has just 4 simple ingredients.

  • Calories: 32
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Protein: 0g
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7. Keto Green Beans with Bacon

Keto Thanksgiving Recipe - Keto Green Beans with Bacon

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Green beans are another Thanksgiving staple and while it’s virtually impossible to get my 2-year-old to even try one (he does love broccoli though!) I’m quite partial to the odd green bean with my meal. These keto-approved green beans with bacon are the perfect Thanksgiving side dish.

  • Calories: 156
  • Fat: 10.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.2g
  • Protein: 10.4g

8. Keto Creamed Spinach

Thanksgiving Keto Recipe - Keto Creamed Spinach

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Any recipe that includes cream cheese is going to taste amazing in my book, and this easy creamed spinach is no exception! If you like a warm, cheesy spinach, you will really enjoy this recipe.

  • Calories: 165
  • Fat: 13.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.6g
  • Protein: 7.3g

9. Keto Sausage Balls

Keto Thanksgiving Recipe - Keto Sausage Balls

Image Credit: Keto Size Me

These keto sausage balls remind me of the mini sausage rolls my Nanna used to make, minus the pastry. Finger food is always more fun to eat for some reason, and these sausage balls are no exception.

  • Calories: 90
  • Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Protein: 5g

10. Keto Chocolate Mousse Tart

Keto Chocolate Mousse Tart

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If you’re not a fan of pumpkin desserts (or you just love desserts in a general and want more than one option) then this Keto Chocolate Mousse Tart tastes absolutely divine and probably won’t last more than 30 seconds on the dining room table!

  • Calories: 359
  • Fat: 33g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Protein: 6g

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