Keto Side Dishes to Save Your Diet This Thanksgiving
Do you have those fond memories from childhood of all of those amazingly delicious Thanksgiving dishes that you completely devoured, year after year? When we are young, there is zero guilt surrounding food. We don’t ever have to think twice about what is in the food that we eat, the sugar content, the carbs, or whether or not we earned that slice of pie today.
Sadly, as we grow up, many of us have memories of Thanksgiving that are more aligned with nightmares. Either we watched everyone enjoy delicious foods while we barely nibbled at some lean white meat turkey or we completely overindulged and felt horrible guilt for the next week straight.
I love food as much as the next person but I also know how important it is to enjoy the foods we love without putting our health at risk. Thankfully, this year you can do more than just dream about food at the Thanksgiving table.
These Keto side dishes are the answer to those struggles if you’re trying to lead a keto lifestyle! Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with low-carb recipes! Many are even gluten free!
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Keto Side Dishes
Shredded Zucchini Feta Sauté
Zucchini is so low in calories and so versatile that it’s a perfect option for one of your low carb sides this Thanksgiving!
Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
Not only is a cauliflower such a delicious veggie in itself, but it can also be used in so many ways! This buffalo-wing-style dish will be a hit with your guests, even ones who don’t insist on keto side dishes!
Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash
A delicious take on Thanksgiving sides, this low carb dish will be adored by everyone!
Garlic Parmesan Roasted Mushrooms
These mushrooms are one of those keto side dishes that you don’t have to be on a diet to go crazy for. They are the perfect addition to the holiday table for any mushroom lover!
Keto Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
I’ll admit, giving up macaroni and cheese is tough but this recipe is hands down one of the best I have tried! As far as low carb sides go, this is near the top of my list!
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts
There is really no going wrong with Brussels sprouts. Sure, the kids may turn up their noses at first but once they see the bacon? No one will even realize it’s a low carb side dish.
Instant Pot Loaded Cauliflower Au Gratin
There is absolutely no reason to miss out on those au gratin potatoes or any mashed potatoes this year. Sub in Cauliflower and enjoy without the guilt! Another delicious dish to try would be mashed cauliflower!
Savory Pumpkin Casserole
Pumpkin isn’t just for pies any more. This savory pumpkin casserole is one of those perfect keto Thanksgiving recipes that we only wish we knew about sooner!
Avocado Bacon Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are a classic dish and have always been one of my favorites to make. This healthier version has become one of my family’s favorite keto recipes on holidays!
Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Peppers
They’re wrapped in bacon and they’re keto approved. What else do you need in your keto side dishes for Thanksgiving? These are these perfect appetizer to serve while that bird is roasting!
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Cauliflower is pretty much a staple for anyone on a keto or low carb diet of any kind. It can be used in SO many ways. This is just another great example. You have got to try this recipe out.
Vegan Roasted Beet Soup
This recipe is so gorgeous that I am pretty sure you have to include it in your low carb sides lineup JUST for the photo-op.
Balsamic Oven Roasted Green Beans
The balsamic brings out the flavor in the green beans perfectly in this dish and makes it so much more than just your basic veggie dish!
Asian Style Pumpkin Curry
This is a pumpkin dish you do not want to skip! Simple to make and bursting with flavor! You’ll love adding this one to your menu this year.
Savory Greens with Pancetta
One of the best things about Keto side dishes? You never really feel like you’re on a diet! This rich dish of greens with pancetta will be a hit on your table this Thanksgiving!
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Sesame Green Beans
This recipe is so simple yet so good for the entire family. There’s nothing better than delicious AND nutritious!
Roasted Carrots with Lime Zest
Bring your basic roasted carrot recipe to life with this delicious recipe that adds lime zest!
Low Carb Cranberry Sauce
A true Thanksgiving staple, Cranberry sauce can’t be skipped! This low carb sugar-free version will please the strictest dieter at the table! This all-natural sweetener is perfect for any low carb dieter!
Low Carb Paleo Cauliflower Stuffing
I don’t know about you, but I can not skip stuffing at Thanksgiving dinner, no matter my diet. This is such a great alternative to the typical carb-filled kind we think of!
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Easy Keto Low Carb Pumpkin Pie
You MUST have pumpkin pie with Thanksgiving dinner and this recipe makes it possible to enjoy it without completely blowing your keto diet! You have to try this recipe, you won’t even notice the difference!
Keto Mock Potato Pancakes
I absolutely love potatoes but sadly, they don’t exactly do too much for my waistline. These “potato” pancakes are one of the most sensational low carb sides you can add to your holiday meal plan! This almond flour is the best I have found for keto recipes!
Pan Roasted Radishes
If I didn’t tell you these were radishes, I don’t think you or any of your guests would even be able to tell. Every Thanksgiving day I dream of potatoes for low carbers and here we are!
You don’t even have to envy everyone eating those warm oven-fresh rolls this year! You’ll be enjoying this DIVINE homemade keto bread that is so dang good! This almond flour and these chia seeds are my top picks!
Low Carb Sides Are Possible This Thanksgiving
With a willingness to try new things and these delicious keto Thanksgiving recipes in hand, your holiday season is bound to be guilt free! I have never been one for missing out on the greatest joys in life. Diets work best when we think of them less as diets and more as lifestyle changes. Making a lifestyle change is much more acceptable when we find ways to adapt our current favorites to fit within our new parameters!
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I can’t wait to hear which of these recipes you try and what other ideas you have for low carb sides! Leave all of your tips in the comments so I can share them with everyone!
As a busy mom, Raz knows firsthand the challenges of balancing parenting and household management. Raz is constantly searching for ways to simplify her life and loves sharing her experiences and tips with others. Whether it's finding creative meal solutions for picky eaters or discovering the latest time-saving home organization hack, she is always on the lookout for ways to make life easier for her family and herself.