Dietitian Approved Keto-Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes

Keto-Friendle Thanksgiving Recipes

By Jenna Gorham, RD, LN

If you follow a keto lifestyle, just the thought of Thanksgiving dinner may be overwhelming. 

We all want to enjoy something special for the holidays, so we’re here to help!

We asked our community of nutrition experts for some of their favorite keto-friendly Thanksgiving recipes and compiled them below to help you enjoy a keto-friendly holiday. 

Remember, keto is not appropriate for everyone so please consult with your doctor or dietitian before adopting any new eating pattern.


Appetizers are especially easy to accommodate for keto lifestyles. You can enjoy cheese, nuts, many dips, and veggies for dipping. Try these dietitian (RD) created and approved recipes below.

Grown-Up Deviled Eggs – Chef Julie Andrews, RD, The Gourmet RD

Thanksgiving Cheese Ball – Kaitlin Williams Eckstein, MPH, RDN, LD, Rebecca Bitzer & Associates: A Dietitian for Every Condition

Curry Pizza – Moushumi Mukherjee, MS, RDN

Brie Bites with Cranberry Compote – Egglife Foods


While vegetables do contain carbohydrates, they do not need to be (and shouldn’t be!) off-limits. For more information on keto-friendly vegetables, take a look at this great visual.

Mashed Cauliflower – Christie Gagnon, RD, LD of Hoorah to Health

Lemon Tumeric Tahini Roasted Cauliflower  – Whitney Stuart, MS, RDN, CDE

Brussels Sprouts Salad – Registered dietitian Judy Barbe, author Your 6-Week Guide to LiveBest

You could also try creamed spinach or kale or a grain-free green bean casserole.

Main Course (& Leftovers!)

These main course recipes are great ways to use your leftovers. You can even make keto-friendly gravy and cranberry sauce! To make your gravy keto-friendly, use meat drippings or cream instead of flour. For cranberry sauce, use a natural sweetener like monk fruit instead of sugar.

Southwest Turkey Avocado Wrap – Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, LD Owner Sound Bites Nutrition, LLC Cincinnati, OH

Ham with Honey, Thyme, Ricotta, & Figs – Egglife Foods

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Wrap – Egglife Foods


From cheesecake to peanut butter bars, you actually have quite a few keto-friendly dessert options. We like to use egglife wraps as a carb-free alternative in many desserts.

Pumpkin Pie Pinwheels – Egglife Foods

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Bites – Egglife Bites

What are your favorite Thanksgiving recipes?