20 Keto Low-Carb Holiday Recipes

Wondering how in the world to stay on track during the holidays and not blow your keto lifestyle? Let The Keto Family help! Get all the best low carb and keto Holiday recipes here for a happy and indulgent celebration! Keto, Low carb, sugar-free recipes – everything the main course, sides, and desserts.

 

MAIN COURSE

 

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Keto Holiday Ham and Fixin’s

I love a good holiday ham. It was a tradition in our house to have sliced ham for Christmas and I look forward to it each year after having turkey for multiple holiday parties.

 

 

Bacon Wrapped Turkey
Whether you enjoy this bacon wrapped turkey for Thanksgiving or Christmas or anywhere in between, it will be sure to make your mouth water. After all, everybody loves bacon!

 

 

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Keto Garlic Butter Prime Rib

Buttery, tender, juicy, flavorful prime rib is a great addition to any holiday meal. Can you tell I am in love with this recipe?

 

 

 

SIDES & APPETIZERS

 

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Super simple side dish to replace those mashed potatoes. This recipe is so versatile, mix it up and add what you wish.

 

 

 

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Low-Carb Green Bean Casserole

It’s not the holidays without some green bean casserole. There are a few recipes out there but this one just looked so tasty we had to include it in our top picks.

 

 

 

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Keto Broccoli Salad
This has become a family favorite and I cannot wait to share it with other people at our holiday gatherings. It is so easy and something a bit different than what’s always at the holiday party.

 

 

 

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Low Carb Christmas Tree Platter

Pinwheels or rollups are one of my favorite things to sneak at the holiday dinner party. This recipe could be made in so many ways and is such a cute, tasty, and festive idea to share with friends.

 

 

 

20_Keto_Low_Carb_Holiday_Recipes_Sausage_BallsKeto Sausage Balls
You will be lucky if these make it to the holiday party before everyone in the family sneaks them and they are gone before you go!

 

 

 

20_Keto_Low_Carb_Holiday_Recipes_Prosciutto_Wrapped_BrieProsciutto Wrapped Brie
This delicious cheesey holiday appetizer will have you sticking around that buffet table. Use nuts for dipping or create your own keto cracker.

 

 

 

20_Keto_Low_Carb_Holiday_Recipes_Cheesy_Ham_and_Broccoli_CasseroleCheese, Ham, and Broccoli Casserole
Your guests will be drooling over this tasty recipe with broccoli, ham, and three kinds of cheese. This ooey, gooey side is cheesy, creamy, and full of flavor.

 

 

 

20_Keto_Low_Carb_Holiday_Recipes_Mac_n_Cheese_Spaghetti_SquashTwice Baked Spaghetti Squash Mac-n-Cheese
What are the holidays without mac-n-cheese? With this yummy recipe, you will never miss the old noodle mac-n-cheese loaded with carbs. You will thank us later.

 

 

 

20_Keto_Low_Carb_Holiday_Recipes_DEVILED_EGG_and_BACONKeto Deviled Eggs with Bacon
A holiday staple, with 🥓BACON🥓! Yes, you heard me right! GO MAKE THEM RIGHT NOW!! Your aunt Edna will thank you.

 

 

 

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You can’t holiday meal without a biscuit or a roll where I am from, so finding keto/low-carb alternatives is a must. These are delightful and just like Red Lobster’s cheddar biscuits.

 

 

 

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Don’t forget the keto gravy to smoother all those holiday goodies in.

 

 

 

DESSERTS

 

 

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Who wouldn’t want to wake up to these treats during the holidays? Try out these Cinnamon rolls with a caramel pecan topping.

 

 

 

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So looking forward to surprising the kiddos with these for breakfast on Christmas day! How festive and fun!

 

 

 

20_Keto_Low_Carb_Holiday_Recipes_Pumpkin_RollKeto Pumpkin Roll
Pumpkin roll is a staple at my momma’s house for Thanksgiving and Christmas, only momma makes it Southern style. Here’s a keto alternative that looks just as good.

 

 

 

20_Keto_Low_Carb_Holiday_Recipes_Gingerbread_MenLow-Carb Classic GingerBread Men
I am pretty excited to find a low-carb GingerBread Man recipe as my kiddos are really looking forward to our holiday tradition of making some and decorating them.

 

 

 

20_Keto_Low_Carb_Holiday_Recipes_Snickerdoodle_Cookie_Dough_BallsSnickerdoodle Cookie Dough Balls
There’s something about Snickerdoodles that puts me in the holiday spirit. Even better when they are satiating and low-carb.

 

 

20_Keto_Low_Carb_Holiday_Recipes_Pumpkin_CheesecakePumpkin Cheesecake
You can’t have a keto holiday without some cheesecake, whether it is pumpkin flavored or the classic.

 

Alright, our work here is done. If yours is just starting with prepping for the holidays, grab a keto eggnog and a handful of these recipes and get moving! You got this!

Happy holidays to you and yours from 🥑🥓The Keto Family🥓🥑. We hope you are blessed with time with family and friends and enjoy everything there is to love about this season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving Keto Style

🦃Thanksgiving🦃 got you stressed about derailing the keto train? 😥
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered🙌.

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We have put together a Thanksgiving keto meal plan🦃🥓🍗🥧 to give you some options for the upcoming feast. Whether you are traveling to visit family and need a keto dish or planning your own, at home meal, these are some great recipes that will warm their hearts and fill their belly without the guilt.

 

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🦃Happy Thanksgiving🦃 from The Keto Family!!

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Enjoy this Keto Family Holiday Meal Plan

 

Sugar-Free Candied Pecans

Here’s a very easy and delicious holiday treat to take along to those parties to treat yourself and avoid temptations. Check out our girl, Tiff’s original post. Follow her on Facebook for some great recipes and keto lifestyle tips.

This sweet treat is perfect for the holidays and can easily be incorporated as a topping for other keto dessert recipes. SCORE!

If your sweet tooth goes beyond the holiday season and must be kept in check year-round, this recipe will be the perfect remedy. It is high in healthy fats and extremely low in carbs. It delivers that sweet/savory flavor with a nice roasted crunch.

👇Check it out👇

 

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Sugar-Free Candied Pecans
3 tablespoons liquid egg whites
1 cup granulated Lakanto monk fruit sweetener (use this link for 20% off)
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
3 cups raw pecan halves

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 300ºF.
2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk egg whites until frothy. Add Swerve Sweetener, spices, and pink Himalayan salt. Whisk the mixture until the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
4. Add the pecans and gently toss to coat with a large spoon or spatula.
5. Once coated, spoon the pecans onto the parchment paper. Spread pecans evenly over the baking sheet.
4. Bake for 15-20 minutes until pecans are toasted a golden brown.
5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely so the Sweetener hardens.
6. Remove pecans from the baking sheet and break up clusters into individual pieces
7. If you’re not using the candied pecans right away, store in a ziplock baggie or airtight container in the freezer.

Here are some other delightful ways to enjoy pecans!

Keto Candied Pecans – GNom GNom

Candied Pecans – Swerve Sweet

5 Minute Low Carb Candied Nuts – The Harvest Skillet

Sugar-Free Sweet Bourbon Pecans – Sugar-Free Mom

Pecan Pie Cheesecake; Low-Carb Pecan Toffee Bars – All Day I Dream About Food

Low-Carb Keto White Chocolate Butter Pecan Fat Bombs – Tasteaholics

Caramel Pecan Pie Squares – Low Carb Maven

 

 

Keto Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

This dessert was surprisingly on point!! I can’t wait to take it to a holiday party and blow people’s minds with a keto friendly treat that they would never guess was keto. The cheese ball is so easy to make. Paired with the keto graham crackers, guests will have no idea it is a keto dish. I was also very surprised the graham crackers were crispy after cooling and taste better than the carby ones on the grocery store shelf. This recipe is  must try! You will not believe how tasty it is. If you make it for the holidays, please let us know!

Keto Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball Recipe

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Keto Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball
Ingredients

1 pack full-fat cream cheese softened
1/3 Keto Sweetener (we use Lakanto- get 20% off)
1/2 stick grass-fed butter softened
3/4 cup Lilly’s Chocolate Chips, you can also get them on Amazon

 

Instructions
Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips together with a hand mixer. After mixed well,  then stir in 3/4 cup Lilly’s Chocolate Chips. Serve or refrigerate. When taking to a holiday party, set out for a bit to get it to room temp and stir so the consistency is spreadable for the low carb keto graham crackers below. This recipe pairs so well with the low carb graham crackers below.

 

 

 

Low-Carb Keto Graham Crackers

Low Carb Keto Graham Crackers

 

Low-Carb Keto Graham Crackers Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups superfine blanched almond flour
  • 1/3 cup Lakanto Monk Fruit sweetener or other keto friendly sweetener
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp aluminum-free baking powder
  • pinch of pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2.5 tbsp grass-fed butter melted
  • 2 tsp Lakanto maple flavored syrup (optional, but improves color and flavor)
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, sweetener, cinnamon, aluminum-free baking powder and pink Himalayan salt. Add liquid ingredients next. Stir in egg, melted butter, monk fruit syrup and vanilla extract until smooth dough forms.
  3. Place dough on a large piece of parchment paper and pat out shaping into a rectangle. Top with another piece of parchment. Roll out dough as evenly as possible to about 1/4 inch thickness pressing in the edges to maintain rectangular shape.
  4. Remove top parchment paper and cut into 2×2 inch squares using a pizza cutter. Transfer the entire piece of parchment onto a baking sheet.
  5. Bake 15- 20 minutes, watching closely until just beginning to brown and firm up. Remove crackers and let cool 30 minutes then break up along score marks. They will crisp up as they cool.

If you are looking for a tasty keto cereal let graham crackers cool then crumble them into a bowl and add some unsweetened almond milk. It tastes just like cinnamon toast crunch and it’s actually good for you! MY KIDS LOVED IT! We have found a new favorite.

 

 

Delightful Holiday Recipes
30 Low-Carb Christmas Recipes

Keto Holiday Recipes

Keto Holiday Desserts

Keto Thanksgiving Recipes

Keto Thanksgiving Recipes

 

Get a keto cookbook to prep for the holiday meal or use Pinterest for some great ideas of what to take along to those holiday parties. A little Google search and effort goes a long way.

 

Here are a few holiday survival tips from yours truly
5 Keto Holiday Success Tips

Need help to fight those cravings, stay the keto course, and possibly even lose weight during the holidays? Here’s our little secret hack. Trust us, you will be THANKFUL for having these in your keto toolkit. This holiday season remember to enjoy family and friends and don’t beat yourself up for indulging a little. Make the best choice in each situation. There’s always the next meal to get back on track.
🦃🎄Happy Holidays from The Keto Family🎄🦃 keto peeps!

 

Keto Holiday Ham and Fixin’s

In this video we make a holiday hickory smoked ham and fixings using our Instant Pot. Sides included Brussel Sprouts with bacon and loaded cauliflower. The cauliflower dish is LOW-CARB due to the Velveeta ingredients, it is best to shred your own cheese to make the dish a true keto side.  However, it was delicious. Velveeta also tends to have a bit more carbs than block cheddar so you want to be sure to limit the amount used, if you choose to go that route.

Enjoy!

 

Looking for some other keto/low carb holiday meals?

Rosemary- Mustard Crusted Baked Ham

Low Carb Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham

Low Carb Thanksgiving Recipes

150 Best Keto Side Dishes

 

12 Keto Halloween Treats

   Halloween is fast approaching and some of you already have anxiety thinking of all that candy flooding in with your kiddos and tempting you. Or maybe you are the one handing out the candy and secretly stashing some for yourself to unconsciously derail your keto train. Do yourself a favor and try the Switch Witch. She will fly in on her broomstick and save you the dreaded temptation of those sugar filled treats. If the temptation is not there, it won’t be so easy to cave. GET THE CANDY OUT of the house and you won’t fall off the keto wagon. Your little monsters will thank you as well, because they won’t wake up after Halloween with a tummy ache or even worse, get sick from the sugar intake. It’s a win-win!

 

Try out these awesome Halloween recipe ideas and replace those treats with healthy alternatives. We promise you can enjoy these without the guilt and sugar hangover!

 

 

Pumpkin Spice Keto Kreme Rocket Fuel

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Ditch that sugar infused Starbucks drink and start your day off right by curbing those cravings and turning fat into fuel with our full-fat Pumpkin Spice Keto Kreme.

 

 

Bloody Brain Gelatin

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This recipe will have your guests totally amazed by your creativity. Use this as the center of your Halloween masterpiece to draw them in.

 

 

Low Carb Candy Pumpkin Truffles

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Mmmm, these pumpkin ganache-filled treats will make your mouth water. The perfect combination of chocolate and delight.

 

 

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake

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Fall won’t be the same without this tasty KETO apprüved Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe. Looking for a little spice in your life? GET some.

 

 

Keto Halloween Deviled Eggs with Spiders

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These delicious spiders will make your skin crawl. A family favorite and a creepy Halloween alternative.

 

 

Yummy Gummy Candy

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Can’t go wrong with homemade gummies that are keto friendly. The kiddos will love them and never know they are actually good for them without all of the unwanted junk from the jello jigglers at the store.

 

 

 

Snickerdoodle Fat Bombs

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Snickerdoodle fat bombs are Da bomb!!💣
These fat bombs are great snacks with healthy fats that will satisfy any craving! The best part is you can freeze them and eat them instead of that Halloween candy.

 

 

Halloween Bat Cookies

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These sugar-free bat cookies are sure to be a hit with your little cookie monsters. Be sure to make plenty because they will fly off the plate.

 

 

Pumpkin and Orange Cheese Bread

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This is sure to be a delectable holiday delight for family and friends with a sweet combination of pumpkin bread and cheesecake.

 

 

Pizza Eyeball Snack

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Fulfill that pizza craving on Halloween night with a quick and easy, gory treat everyone is sure to love.

 

 

Low Carb Jalapeno Popper Mummies

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How cute are these jalapeno popper mummies? Probably a little too spicy for the kiddos- but hey, the adults need a treat too right?

 

 

Tootsie Rolls

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Tootsie Rolls are a Halloween favorite. You can feel good about people eating these because they are made the right way- without the guilt!

 

Low-Carb Keto Chili

🍂It’s fall ya’ll!🍂
The temperature changed to cold here in CO pretty quickly. As soon as the seasons start to transition our minds go straight to fall goodies, one of those favorites being chili! We experimented with a couple different recipes settling on this one as a favorite so far.
Just a heads up, my husband really likes to spice up his chili so sometimes I will make a separate dish for the kiddos without so much spice to it. This recipe really had just the right amount of kick though. It can be made on the stovetop or in the crockpot give or take some of the ingredients depending on your preference.

 

Tips: If you are concerned about carb count, lower the amount of tomatoes and increase the amount of radishes- use half a can of tomatoes instead. Use more chicken or bone broth to give additional volume and a thinner base. This chili is the perfect warm and savory recipe for slipping into fall.

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Ingredients
2 lbs. grass-fed beef
1 can tomato sauce (can also be found here on Vitacost) – tomato paste can also be used here, just look for no added sugars.
1 can diced Roma tomatoes
1- 4 oz can diced green chiles
1/2 white onion- diced
1 bundle organic radishes- washed and quartered
1/2 cup organic chicken broth
1/2 bundle sprigs of cilantro

Seasoning (add desired seasonings of choice- what we used is below)
2 tbsp Chili powder
1 tsp Pink Himalayan salt
1 1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp pink Himalayan Salt and Herb blend
2 tsp Mrs. Dash garlic and herb
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp ground turmeric

Additional toppings as desired
shredded cheese
sliced avocado
sour cream

Directions
1. Brown the grass-fed beef and diced onions in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drain the beef and set aside.
2. On the stove top, use a large pot to add in all ingredients and seasoning. Add the beef last, to prevent sticking.
3. Cook on low-medium, stirring often for about an hour. Let simmer on low for 2-3 hours, the longer it cooks the more flavorful it will taste. If you are impatiently waiting, you can enjoy a bowl about an hour after cooking but for the best tasting chili wait it out.

Mmm…. CHILI

Keto Chili with Bacon

Delish- Keto Chili

10 Minute No-Chop Keto Chili

Easy Chili Casserole

 

 

 

Baked Parmesan Brussel Sprouts

Confession. I was not a big Brussel sprout fan until I tried them this way. After all, you can’t go wrong with cheese and bacon right? If you are a skeptic, you gotta give this recipe a try.

Ingredients
2 lbs Brussel Sprouts
3/4 cup mozzarella (more or less to your liking)
1/2 cup parmesan
1 tsp Pink Himalayan Salt and Herb Blend
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 pepper
6-8 pieces of bacon cooked and crumbled
1-2 tbsp Avocado oil

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Directions
Heat a pot of water on the stovetop. Prep the Brussel sprouts by washing and cutting the ends off.

Place Brussel sprouts in the pot of boiling water and boil until tender. Midway through boiling Brussel sprouts, preheat oven on 375 degrees.

When Brussel sprouts become tender (about 10 minutes), remove from stove top and drain.

Place Brussel sprouts on a baking sheet and smash each sprout with a spoon or meat tenderizer press.

Sprinkle with avocado oil and your favorite seasonings. Top with mozzarella, parmesan, and bacon, then roast until cheese is melted (about 15 minutes.)

Serve as a side or enjoy as the main dish.

 

 

Try out these other delicious brussel sprout recipes!
Brussel Sprouts Augratin

Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

Brussel Sprouts Casserole

Everything But the Bagel Seasoning

Create your own Everything But the Bagel Seasoning with this easy recipe. Change it up however you like. All you have to do is mix the ingredients and store it in a sealed jar. Voila, save yourself some money with buying the spice pre-mixed and create your own. This stuff lasts a while and is so easy and versatile. Put everything but the bagel seasoning on Low Carb Bagels, Keto Baked Avocado Eggs, Low Carb Everything Crackers.

Ingredients:
2 tbsp poppy seeds
1 tbsp white sesame seeds
1 1/2 tbsp dried minced garlic
1 1/2 tbsp dried minced onion
1 tsp Mrs. Dash garlic and herb
2 tbsp sea salt

Directions:
Mix all spices in a bowl and pour into a glass storage container or sealed jar. Enjoy on any recipe you wanna make extra delicious!

Low Carb Bagels

These low carb bagels are so easy to make and only take 5 ingredients. Fathead dough is one of our favorite things to make and eat. We have used it making keto pizza before and the entire family gobbles it up. Using almond flour fathead dough isn’t just for pizza anymore! You can get so creative with the dough and use it in multiple recipes including Fathead Dough CalzonesParmesan Garlic Breadsticks, Fathead Rolls.

You are sure to love these 24 Fathhead Dough Recipes too! Now, we can eat keto bagels without the guilt or the carbs. Do be aware, if you are using fathead dough often in your keto life it might cause a stall. This fathead dough recipe can be made with coconut flour as well. We suggest starting with the basics with keto and getting creative with recipes once you have it down pat.

Ingredients
Yields 6 Bagels
1 cup almond flour

1.5 tsp baking powder

2 cups mozzarella (use block- not fresh as there is too much moisture)

1 large egg

dash of pink Himalayan salt

2 oz full-fat cream cheese- cubed

Optional: Everything but the Bagel Seasoning or desired toppings

 
Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Add the mozzarella and cream cheese to a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir to combine using a fork and then microwave for another 30 seconds until fully melted.

3. Add in the almond flour, egg, baking powder, and salt and combine using the fork. Then knead the dough with your hands or a spatula until you reach the desired texture and consistency. The dough should be evenly mixed with no separation. If it is difficult to bind together, place back in the microwave for 15 seconds or so to heat the dough.

4. Divide the dough into 6 balls of the same size. Roll the balls into a log then press the ends together to make a bagel shape. Repeat with the remaining dough. If using Everything but the bagel seasoning, rub the bagel with a bit of water so the seasoning will stick. Sprinkle seasoning over the bagels and gently press into the dough.

5. Roll each ball out into a thin log using your hands and form a circle onto the parchment paper. Repeat with the remaining dough.

6. Lightly brush the top of each bagel with some water to help the seasoning stick better. Sprinkle on desired seasoning and press down lightly with your fingers.

7. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Watching closely so they don’t burn.
Check out the steps below

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There likely won’t be any left but if there are, these will keep in the fridge for a few days or you can freeze them. We use these awesome glass spill-proof containers for storage.