21 Low-Carb Thanksgiving Recipes You’ll Love

21 Low-Carb Thanksgiving Recipes You'll Love

These low-carb Thanksgiving recipes are so simple and delicious! The holidays are certain to be flavorful with these fun and delicious food options. 

Worried about not having something that you can eat during the Thanksgiving season? Fret no more. These keto Thanksgiving recipes are delicious, filling, and will make everyone’s taste buds happy, even if they don’t eat low-carb like you do every day. 

It’s time to start meal-prepping for the holidays with these delicious recipes. From sweet to savory, we’ve got you covered. 

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21 Low-Carb Thanksgiving Recipes You'll Love collage of recipes

Healthy Low-Carb Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that literally revolve around eating. Well, there’s also hanging out with family and friends, and being thankful for everything during the year too!

This doesn’t mean you have to compromise on your food values, however.

Sitting around the kitchen table and having amazing yummy, healthy food options while spending time with loved ones is one of the best ways to enjoy a delightful Thanksgiving evening of eating. 

If you want to keep your Thanksgiving meal low-carb and keto-friendly, these recipes are certain to make that happen. We’ve definitely got more than just your typical Thanksgiving turkey recipe.

And to really amp up your Thanksgiving turkey, I really want you to make the low-carb and keto stuffing using my simple cornbread recipe. It really brings your roast turkey to another level.

easy roast turkey Low-Carb Thanksgiving collage

Low-Carb Soups and Starters

All of these recipes are low-carb and easy to make. Broken down by categories, you can literally meal plan your entire Thanksgiving menu right here! 

Creamy cauliflower soup for Low-Carb Thanksgiving in a white bowl

Whip up a batch of creamy cauliflower soup to warm up your guests. They might just go back for seconds!

Keto Instant Pot Creamy Cauliflower Soup

A simple and delicious keto creamy cauliflower soup made in the Instant Pot. You can also find slow cooker and stovetop directions above.

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Slow cooker bacon and pumpkin soup for low carb thanksgiving served in a white bowl with sour cream garnish

Slow Cooker Bacon And Pumpkin Soup – You’re going to love the flavor combination of this slow cooker soup. We all know that bacon makes everything better but who knew that it went perfectly with pumpkin?! 

Slow Cooker Bacon And Pumpkin Soup

Slow cooker bacon and pumpkin soup is perfect for popping on in the morning, and you come home to home cooked soup. Serve with cream cheese or sour cream if desired.

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low-carb thanksgiving pumpkin soup in a white bowl with nutmeg garnish

Another pumpkin soup variation that just might hit the spot is our pumpkin and coconut soup. Throw it all together in the slow cooker the night before and it’ll be ready for the festivities the next morning.

Low-Carb Pumpkin And Coconut Soup

Low-carb pumpkin and coconut soup is the perfect winter warmer. Freeze extra in muffin tins and pop into ziplock bags for individual portions to thaw and re-heat.

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Watch how to make low-carb pumpkin and coconut soup in the slow cooker. Super tasty and easy recipe that is sugar free, gluten free and healthy. Throw it on in the morning, and it's ready when you come home.
low-carb thanksgiving low-carb prosciutto wrapped asparagus - using only 5 ingredients on a black plate

The low-carb prosciutto-wrapped asparagus may be the simplest starter you can make. It’s just 5 ingredients and 4 easy steps!

Low-carb prosciutto wrapped asparagus

Low-carb prosciutto wrapped asparagus – made with 5 ingredients and 4 easy steps. It can be cooked in the oven or on the bbq. Perfect healthy recipe for entertaining over the holiday season.

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low-carb thanksgiving pate recipe served with cucumber slices

Spreads are the perfect starter, which makes this super easy low-carb pate the ideal holiday appetizer.

Easy Low Carb Garlic Pate

Easy low-carb garlic pate is an easy way to work more organ meat into your diet. Organ meat is incredibly nutritious.

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Paleo prawn cocktail for low-carb thanksgiving served on a bed of lettuce

I just love how beautifully these are presented. These paleo prawn cocktail servings would definitely be a hit.

Paleo Prawn Cocktail

Paleo prawn cocktail can be adapted easily by adding sliced peppers, crunchy celery or adding an extra pinch of chilli powder.

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Paleo prawn cocktail is a beautiful way to eat more seafood. This incredibly healthy and simple recipe is low carb, grain free and keto friendly. It is free of seed oils, wheat, grains and packed with nutrition. Serve as an appetiser or pack in your lunch box. A fabulous snack idea. The list goes on. | ditchthecarbs.com
Bacon Wrapped Salmon Pesto Recipe for low-carb thanksgiving on a white plate with green beans

These bacon-wrapped salmon with pesto bites would do well as an app or a side dish. Who says you have to choose? Although, I don’t think they’ll last long before the platter is cleared out.

Keto Bacon Wrapped Salmon With Pesto

This is THE recipe to wow your friends and family with. Throw it all together and let your guests be impressed with your fabulous cooking skills. It can even be prepared in advance, and cooked once guests arrive.

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LCHF Bacon Wrapped Salmon with Pesto

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Low-Carb Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

low-carb thanksgiving egg salad on a blue napkin

A bite of mashed cauliflower + a bite of egg salad + a piece of turkey = The Perfect Bite! What’s your perfect bite combo?

Easy Low Carb Egg Salad

Pimp your “easy low carb egg salad” by adding a pinch of chilli, crunchy celery slices, sliced peppers or even jalapeños.

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Quick and easy recipe for low-carb egg salad. Paleo, grain free and gluten free. | ditchthecarbs.com
Buttery bacon Brussels sprouts served in a cabbage ceramic bowl for low-carb thanksgiving

Buttery Bacon Brussels Sprouts – Who knew that Brussel sprouts were so versatile? I just love how they take the taste and flavor of anything that you cook them with. 

Buttery Bacon Brussels Sprouts

The perfect way to win over Brussel sprouts haters is by serving them buttery bacon Brussels sprouts (the orange zest is optional but amazing).

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Buttery bacon brussels sprouts with a hint of garlic and orange, oh my word!!! Give this one a go for sure. | ditchthecarbs.com
low-carb thanksgiving mashed cauliflower in a red bowl on a wooden board

Mashed Cauliflower – Forget about the potatoes and substitute for this mashed cauliflower instead. The taste is so good, no one will even know the difference! 

Mashed Cauliflower

How to make easy low-carb mashed cauliflower is an absolute low-carb staple. You can vary the flavours and add butter, garlic, bacon, cheese, mustard or even chilli powder.

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low-carb thanksgiving cauliflower rice

Some guests may prefer cauliflower rice over mash and that’s okay because it’s just as delicious and such a great side to all the different proteins.

Cauliflower Rice

Once you have mastered cauliflower rice, you can flavour it any which way you prefer to match the dinner it will be served with. Coconut cream for  a curry meal or garlic or ginger for a Chinese meal.

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An absolute low carb staple. Pin for later. How to make cauliflower rice, the easy way. Follow this recipe for a simple way to make cauliflower rice. You can adapt and flavour cauliflower rice any which way you like. | ditchthecarbs.com
Spaghetti Squash Recipe for low-carb thanksgiving in a brown ceramic dish

Looking for a lighter side dish? This low-carb spaghetti squash might be the ideal option. It’s light, colorful, and perfect for fall.

How To Cook Spaghetti Squash Video

My little how to cook spaghetti squash video will show you once and for all how easy it is to make, and how amazing strands of spaghetti squash are made, as if by magic!

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Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Low-Carb Thanksgiving Entrees

low-carb lamb dinner served with cauliflower rice on the dining table

Keto Instant Pot Lamb Curry – It just wouldn’t be a holiday unless there was an Instant Pot recipe or two involved. And what till you try the flavors of this dish…so good. Get ready to be scraping the bowl clean! 

Keto Instant Pot Lamb Curry

A delicious lamb curry made in the Instant Pot that is ready to eat in 35 minutes!

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cooked vegetables in pot roast in the background

Easy Keto Pot Roast in the Instant Pot – This is another great Instant Pot recipe that will easily feed a crowd. Shave it then or slice it in chunks and enjoy this flavorful recipe. 

Easy Keto Pot Roast in the Instant Pot

You will fall in love with this easy keto pot roast in the Instant Pot.

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Poaching salmon in the slow cooker served with dill garnish

Slow Cooker Poached Salmon – What a flavorful dish. Plus, you can literally cook it with ease in your slow cooker! Such a great flavor and taste to have on hand during the holidays. 

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a whole chicken cooked in the slow cooker on a serving tray garnished with rosemary

Don’t need a whole turkey but still want to add a poultry dish? Try this whole chicken in the slow cooker! So simple during such a hectic time of year.

How to Cook a Whole Chicken in a Slow Cooker – Plus Bone Broth Recipe

Make a perfectly tender and juicy whole chicken in a slow cooker. Then turn the carcass into bone broth!

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Sweet Low-Carb Thanksgiving Recipes

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low carb chocolate pumpkin pie served with whipped cream

You don’t want to miss this low-carb pumpkin pie, it’s a must for all low-carb holiday tables. The secret is the homemade pumpkin pie spice!

Keto Chocolate Walnut Brownies sliced and stacked on a silver tray

Keto Chocolate Walnut Brownies – These brownies are a must. Not only are they crazy good, but they’re moist and fluffy as well. The chocolate flavor and combination of walnuts are hands down perfect. 

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low-carb raspberry swirl cheesecake sliced and on a cake stand

Low-Carb Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake – Don’t forget the cheesecake! And if you ever doubted that cheesecake could actually be low-carb, this simple recipe is the proof.

Low-Carb Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake

A firm family favourite, raspberry swirl cheesecake is heavenly and sweet. The addition of a little lemon zest would be a lovely addition also. Serve as one large baked cheesecake, or make individual dishes too.

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Incredible recipe for low-carb raspberry swirl cheesecake. It's gluten free, grain free, sugar free and perfect for dinner parties. | ditchthecarbs.com
sugar-free pumpkin fudge sliced into squares on a wooden serving platter

Low-Carb Sugar-Free Pumpkin Pie Fudge – It just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving unless there was something pumpkin to eat. This fudge is so good it literally just melts in your mouth.

Low-Carb Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie Fudge

Easy recipe for low-carb sugar-free pumpkin pie fudge. Seriously naughty, with zero guilt. These cuties are less than 1g net carbs per piece.

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low-carb mulled wine for low-carb thanksgiving served out of a slow cooker with sliced oranges

Let your guests relax with this Slow Cooker Low-Carb Mulled Wine – This is one yummy beverage that you can whip up in your crockpot in no time at all! This is certain to be a hit for everyone at your house, and you’ll love having a bit left over for you to enjoy later as well. 

Slow Cooker Low-Carb Mulled Wine

The perfect easy cheats way to serve low-carb mulled wine this festive season. Just don’t tell everyone our secret. This is perfect for topping up as the evening progresses.

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Easy CHEAT'S recipe for slow cooker low-carb mulled wine. Don't tell everyone our secret - the perfect lazy way to entertain guests this festive season. | ditchthecarbs.com

There you have it! 21 delicious low-carb Thanksgiving recipes that you just can’t miss. Each of these offers a unique taste that will certainly have you craving more. 

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By the way…who says that you have to stop at just a couple? Plan out your entire Thanksgiving meal using these simple low-carb recipes. There is literally everything you need to put together an amazing meal all right here on one page!

Do you have a favorite low-carb Thanksgiving recipe that you just can’t wait to make?  


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