If you’re doing keto right, you know that most of the traditional side dishes and desserts served at Thanksgiving dinner are off the table. That means no mashed potatoes, stuffing, or (sniff) pumpkin pie—not to mention those sneakier carb and sugar bombs, like gravy and cranberry sauce.
But that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with a plate of dry turkey! We rounded up some of the tastiest, keto-friendly recipes we could find so you can have the healthy fat-filled feast of your dreams. Even the carb-loaders at your table will love them.
Green bean casserole is a Thanksgiving classic—but sadly, it’s not very keto-friendly. Typically made with fried onions, gravy, creamy mushroom soup, and flour, it packs wayyy too many carbs. (Your average serving contains about 12 grams.)
That’s where this recipe from The Castaway Kitchen comes in. It lowers carb count by replacing the soup and gravy with creamy cauliflower puree, and increases fats by using coconut milk, avocado oil, and, naturally, bacon.
With about eight grams of net carbs per serving, it’s crispy, creamy, and more doable on keto than your average casserole. Plus, it’s dairy free!
While everyone else is downing pre-dinner cocktails and carb-filled apps, these meatloaf cups by Hey Keto Mama come in clutch.
Made with chicken, cheese, eggs, spinach, and onion—and topped with low-sugar sauce—they’re a bite-sized way to pack in some fat and protein. One serving contains just a single gram of carbs and a single gram of sugar, and its 10 grams of fat and 15 grams of protein will keep you satiated until the main meal.
Crispy Brussels sprouts go well with any holiday meal—and this recipe from Cast Iron Keto ups the deliciousness factor by adding bacon to the mix.
This side comes together in just 20 minutes and contains eight grams of fat for just about four grams of net carbs. It also packs almost seven grams of protein—not bad for a side dish!
It’s a Turkey Day miracle! You won’t feel an ounce of jealousy watching your friends and families munch on buttermilk biscuits if you’ve got this keto cornbread from Cast Iron Keto on your plate.
How can cornbread possibly be keto? Well, by not actually containing corn. This recipe is made with almond flour, coconut flour, heavy cream, butter, and eggs. The result: the moist, chewy loaf of cornbread you crave, for less than a gram of net carbs—and 11 grams of fat—per serving.
To spice things up, add bacon, cheese, and/or jalapeños before baking.
Sad but true: Your average slice of pecan pie packs 31 grams of sugar and 60 grams of net carbs. A.k.a. you can kiss ketosis goodbye.
With this recipe from Hey Keto Mama, you can enjoy the flavors of your favorite holiday treat without falling completely off the wagon. Thanks to butter, heavy cream, and the pecans themselves, every cluster contains 14 grams of fat. And since they’re sweetened with vanilla and monk fruit, they cost you just a gram of carbs (and zero sugar) a pop.
Another Thanksgiving classic is back on the table for keto eaters with Cast Iron Keto’s pumpkin pie recipe.
The buttery crust is still impeccably flaky, but thanks to erythritol and almond flour, contains significantly fewer carbs: just 6.7 grams for every slice. It also packs a satisfying 35 grams of fats, and because of the eggs and almond flour, you get 12 grams of protein.